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Gave: Wings buy out Weiss, turn to future by re-signing Smith

The Red Wings began the process of distancing themselves from the Mike Babcock era today, cutting loose center Stephen Weiss by buying out the final three years of one of the worst contracts they've ever entered with a player. Two years ago, against their better judgment but at Babcock's insistence, the Wings signed Weiss to a five-year, $24.5 million free-agent deal, hoping he would...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Headline 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

Two legendary Detroit Red Wings players are among the four NHL players elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 on Monday. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, a seven-time Norris Trophy winner and four-time champion, as well as Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, a Hart Trophy winner and four-time champion, were the latest players from Detroit’s 1990s/early 2000s dynasty...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holland doesn't expect to do much in trade, free-agent market

Christmas in July is a thing of the past for Detroit Red Wings fans. Once upon a time round July 1, the start of open season on NHL free-agents, General Manager Ken Holland would dress up in his red and white Santa outfit and load up that big gift bag with a big-name player or two and Wings fans would be hyperventilating about another Stanley Cup run as they stampeded to the box...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings release preview video for the new Red Wings arena and District Detroit

On their Twitter page Monday Morning the Red Wings released a preview video for the new arena and district that will be opening up in downtown Detroit over the new few years. City politics aside, the tour is absolutely amazing and on a strictly hockey standpoint, no team really deserves this more than the Wings themselves. JUST ANNOUNCED: The District Detroit and New Arena Preview...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class

Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. But when Lidstrom looks back on his career, the 1,564 regular-season and 263 playoff games stand...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class (The Associated Press)

Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday...
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft: Red Wings take Evgeny Svechnikov with 19th overall pick

  The Red Wings selected Russian winger Evgeny Svechnikov with the 19th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft Friday night from South Florida. Svechnikov who currently plays with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL is a very skilled forward who most recently tallied 78 points in 55 games good for second among QMJHL rookies last season. Additionally Svechnikov has...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Potential selections with 19th overall pick

The 2015 NHL Draft is less than a day away, but the Detroit Red Wings are keeping their options open all the way up until the start of the draft. The Red Wings have the 19th pick in the first round and there are a few needs that the team could address with their first-round selection.  One of those needs comes at the forward position.  Detroit needs either a center or a winger...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Badger Hockey greats earn coaching positions with Detroit Red Wings

If you were pressed to name the two most famous Badger hockey players of all-time, chances are the majority of people would name Tony Granato and Chris Chelios. Well, look out NHL in 2015-16, because the dynamic Badger duo is going to be on the same bench next season. According to a Tweet from the official Detroit Red Wings account, the former Badger greats have been announced as...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pavel Datsyuk dinner party masks

Can you pick out the real Pavel Datsyuk?  Hint: There isn’t one. Reddit [Reddit] Twitter
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: Detroit Red Wings

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings no longer interested in Dion Phaneuf

Prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were believed to be hotly pursuing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The two sides were unable to reach a deal before the deadline passed, but it was reported that the talks would resume over the summer. Now that the season has wrapped, it appears that the Red Wings have had a change of heart. @DetroitRedWings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Stanley Cup odds in 2016

With the recent hiring of former Grand Rapids head coach Jeff Blashill, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to make their way back to a place that seems lost without them, the Stanley Cup title picture.  This past season, the Wings advanced to the postseason for the 24th straight season, dating back to the 1989-1990 season.  Unfortunately for Red Wings’ fans, another trip to the...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings appear willing to trade Mantha or 2015 first round pick

The Red Wings look like their willing to part with what was once thought to be an untouchable piece of their future. According to Damien Cox of Sportsnet, Detroit is apparently open to the thought of trading Anthony Mantha, a still highly touted prospect within the team’s system who turned over video game numbers while in the QMJHL. Or apparently the Wings may be willing to part...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Officially Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach

DETROIT — The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was introduced Tuesday as Detroit’s new head coach. Blashill has coached Detroit’s minor league affiliate...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Jeff Blashill announced as new head coach

A new era of Detroit Red Wings hockey has begun in Hockeytown, as the Red Wings have officially announced the hiring of Jeff Blashill as the team’s newest head coach.  Blashill, 41, becomes the team’s 27th head coach in team history.  He replaces Mike Babcock, who left Detroit for Toronto on May 20th, after signing an eight-year deal worth a reported $50 million. Blashill was...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Gordie Howe Bridge to connect Detroit and Windsor

Gordie Howe is once again being honored for his achievements in the world of hockey. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today, that they will be naming the Detroit River span between Michigan and Windsor the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Pleased to announce that the new Windsor-Detroit bridge will be named in honour of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has permission to speak to other teams

The most sought after free agent in the NHL this offseason might not be a player. Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, whose contract expires on July 1, was granted permission by the Original Six club Friday to speak to other teams about potential jobs. If he signs with a team before the expiration of his contract, his new team would owe the Red Wings draft-pick compensation...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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