Not much trade talk as time will determine if they buy, sell or stand pat

Will the Detroit Red Wings buy, sell or stand pat this season?

That likely will be determined closer to the March 5 trading deadline, not the Feb. 7 trading deadline.

Because of the Olympic break (Feb. 9-24), the NHL has instituted a trading freeze that goes into effect on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. and runs until noon on Feb. 23.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland indicated on Wednesday that nothing is brewing, so it doesn’t appear as if the club will make a move anytime soon.

“The phone is ringing a little bit; I’m calling a little bit,” Holland said. “With the Olympic break coming, I don’t sense a lot of activity.

“I talked to a few managers the last few days; there’s not much going on.”