Slightly-surprising news today as it was announced that defenseman Mike Green would be the Red Wings’ representative at the All-Star Game.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 10, 2018
While Dylan Larkin has been the Red Wings’ MVP through the first half of the season, there were too many better forwards in the Atlantic Division. Green’s 24 points are tops among the team’s blueliners, making him a worthy choice.
The All-Star Game is January 28 in Tampa. The league’s trade deadline is just four weeks later, on February 26th. As he’s probably Detroit’s most-valued trade asset, it’s possible that the team’s All-Star representative won’t be a Red Wing one month later.