BLAKE DEALT!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Wings won huge over Chicago and are one point back of the Blues, who they play on Friday, but even the most die-hard Detroit fan knows that’s not a big deal with “the trade” having been made.

All Star defenseman Rob Blake has been dealt from the Los Angels Kings to the Colorado Avalanche. Blake was sent to the Avs along with center Steve Reinprecht for forward Adam Deadmarsh, defenceman Aaron Miller, a 2001 first-round pick, a prospect to be named later, and future considerations. It’s the second time in as many seaosn the Avalanche have picked up a star d-man at the trade deadline, having added Ray Bourque last year.

The Wings were rumored several weeks ago to have won the Rob Blake sweepstakes, but nothing came of that. Detroit will now likely pursue the more affordable Sean O’Donnell out of Minnesota.

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Wings Tie Preds; Hawks Tonight

With last night’s tie in Nashville and the Blues’ loss in Tampa, the Red Wings are within striking distance of the top spot in the Central Division.

News about the Rob Blake sweepstakes… Kings GM Dave Taylor has been ordered to trade the All Star defenseman. The Wings say they’re not looking to add him, but everyone else says they are. Other trade news has the Leafs – Flyers deal for Eric Lindros falling apart. One trade did go through however, as the Habs dealt Eric Weinrich to Boston.