Wings looking to deal Joseph

Curtis Joseph joins a cast of high-salaried players stuck on the trading block in the suddenly cost-conscious NHL.

Updated: July 10, 2003, 11:09 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
While Dominik Hasek's return from a one-year retirement renews talk of another run at the Stanley Cup in Detroit, a goalie who chose to play in Detroit a year ago to be a part of such a run is being kicked out while the Red Wings try to find him a new home.

Curtis Joseph isn't your average homeless dog, however. CuJo, who last summer signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Red Wings, will have a little say in the matter because he has a no-trade clause.

"In terms of waiving his rights in the contract ... the conditions and terms would have to be to his satisfaction," Joseph's agent, Don Meehan told The Detroit News. "Originally we were stunned, but so was Detroit. From that point, I think it really became a feeling of disappointment (for Joseph). He and his family made a commitment to Detroit."