RED WINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Watch Datsyuk fire awesome backhander to score first goal with SKA

SKA St. Petersburg has made no small deal of landing Pavel Datsyuk this off-season, immediately vaulting the 38-year-old from free-agent signee to the team’s captain before he had even played a game. And in his second game with the club, he gave home fans a reason to cheer just 33 seconds into the game. In SKA’s home-opener against Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Datsyuk broke away out of...
Via The Hockey News
41 minutes ago

Interview with Christoffer Ehn

Our Swedish friend Patrik got a sit-down with Red Wings draft pick Christoffer Ehn. Here’s the transcript. After a preseason friendly between the last two winners of LeMat Trophy (SHL Champions) Frölunda (2016) and Växjö Lakers (2015) where Frölunda lost 5-2 after an uninspiring game, I had the chance to talk with Christoffer Ehn. While waiting for Christoffer, Coach Rönnberg...
Via Winging It In Motown
2 hours ago

Tomas Jurco undergoes back surgery, ‘not sure’ he’ll be ready for season

The Detroit Red Wings are running into some injury problems and training camp, let alone the regular season, hasn’t even started. In the same week that it was announced defenseman Niklas Kronwall is still battling a knee injury and can’t compete at the World Cup and that prospect Vili Saarijarvi will miss three months following wrist surgery, the Red Wings have also announced...
Via The Hockey News
21 hours ago

Detroit Red Wings Top 25 Under 25: ‘‘Big’’ Joe Hicketts

Everyone calls him "Biggie" now (nobody really does that). Name: Joe Hicketts Position: Defense Shoots: Left (no groans about his shooting preference, please...) Height: a towering 5’8’’ Weight: 175lbs, or 12.5 stone for anyone who wants to get fancy Signed: Sept. 24, 2014 (undrafted) Birthday: May 4, 1996 2015-2016 Team: Victoria Royals (WHL) Don't let the size fool...
Via Winging It In Motown
1 day ago

Tomas Jurco has back surgery after injuring himself while working out

Tomas Jurco is one of the most intriguing players on the roster for the Detroit Red Wings, but the 23-year-old will get off to a slow start in 2016-17. Jurco recently had back surgery for ab injury he suffered while working out in Slovakia. The Red Wings brought Jurco back to the United States for the operation, and he is expected to need approximately two months to recover. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alfredsson Ascends into History

When the Ottawa Senators announced last week that the team would be retiring Daniel Alfredsson’s number 11 it didn’t come as much of a surprise. He is the first player in the Sens modern era to have his number hoisted to the rafters, following Frank Finnigan as the only other Ottawa player to be memorialized in this way. Alfredsson retired as a Senator in December of 2014. Before...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

KHL team releases one of the most amazing hype videos you’ll ever see

When veteran Pavel Datsyuk left the Detroit Red Wings this past season, there were rumors of a few times looking to bring the Russian star aboard but Datsyuk ended up signing on with SKA St. Petersburg. There were no doubt a number of things that went into Datsyuk’s decision to sign in St. Petersburg, including the details of his contract, being close to his family and probably...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin Returning to Center Next Season

Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin will be returning to center in 2016-17 according to general manager Ken Holland. Larkin led the Red Wings with 23 goals during last season’s rookie campaign while playing on the wing with captain Henrik Zetterberg. Despite his success on the wing, Larkin’s preferred position is at center and Holland is ready to start playing him there....
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Red Wings’ Larkin and Abdelkader Fly With Breitling Jet Team: Video

Detroit Red Wings forwards Dylan Larkin and Justin Abdelkader are best known for their talents on the ice, but on Thursday they took to the sky with members of the Breitling Jet Team. .@justinabss and @Dylanlarkin39 ride with the @BreitlingJets Team! ✈️https://t.co/MVbMj3CEWZ — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 22, 2016 The flights took place as part of the Thunder...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

WATCH: Red Wings Take Flight

Justin Abdelkader and Dylan Larkin ride with the Breitling Jet Team on 8/18/16.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Mike Green

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2015-16 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defen...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

WATCH: 2016 Red Wings Street Hockey Tour Presented by Meijer

The ‪Red Wings‬ Street Hockey Tour took over Meijer parking lots throughout the state of Michigan all summer long!
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Wings STH Family Night at the Detroit Zoo

Red Wings Season Ticket Holders got a dose of Vitamin Z at the Detroit Zoo on August 2nd, 2016.
Via YouTube
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings

1989-90. That's the last time the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs. The streak was in serious jeopardy last season as Detroit didn't have a point to spare finishing in a tie for 3rd in the Atlantic but getting in on a tiebreaker; no team in the Eastern Conference made the playoffs with less points. Following the departure of Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings are faced with their...
Via Razzball Hockey
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Red Wings should trade Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg has been with the Detroit Red Wings for 13 years and has held the position of team captain for the past three seasons.  Zetterberg regularly ranks among the team leaders in goals and points while defending the opposing team’s top players.  During the Red Wings memorable 2008 Stanley Cup Championship run, Zetterberg went head to head with Sidney Crosby.  His...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Danny DeKeyser earned his six-year deal

Earlier this week, the Detroit Red Wings signed one of their top defensemen, Danny DeKeyser, to a six-year contract worth $30 million. With his contract averaging out to about $5 million a year, some people are wondering if he is worth the cap hit. No one should wonder: he is. Let’s begin with the fact that the Red Wings are not deep in terms of defense. This past year, and maybe...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings re-sign players of the future

The Detroit Red Wings elected to sign their young restricted free-agents this week as they reached deals with defenseman Danny DeKeyser, and goaltender Petr Mrazek. Danny DeKeyser, was signed to a six year deal reportedly worth $30 million, with an average cap hit of $5 million. DeKeyser, 26, had eight goals and 12 assists in 78 games last season and was second to only Niklas Kronwall...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Petr Mrazek gets two-year, $8 million deal with Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with goaltender Petr Mrazek. The Red Wings announced the deal Wednesday. Mrazek has emerged as Detroit's top goalie, beating out Jimmy Howard. The 24-year-old Mrazek was 27-16-3 last season with a 2.33 goals-against average in a career-high 54 games. The Czech is 46-30-8 over two NHL regular seasons...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign DeKeyser to $30M, 6-year deal

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have avoided arbitration and signed defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a $30 million, six-year contract. DeKeyser will count $5 million against the salary cap throughout the length of the deal. Agent Don Meehan confirmed the terms of the contract Tuesday, including modified no-trade protection beginning in the 2017-18 season. The restricted free agent...
Via Associated Press
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Brad Richards will be paid by Rangers until 2025-26

Brad Richards may have retired, but he’ll still be getting paid handsomely – and regularly – as he starts a new phase of his career. General Fanager reports Richards will earn more than $5 million next season from the New York Rangers following his 2014 buyout and will be paid a total of $14.55 million for the next 10 years. It’s not a bad way to go out. Retired Brad...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings announce they’ve re-signed ‘Teemu Pokemon’

The Detroit Red Wings social media team must be getting swept up in the Pokemon Go craze. The Red Wings announced on Wednesday, they’ve re-signed forward Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year contract. When they reported the news on Twitter, they accidentally posted they had re-signed “Teemu Pokemon.” UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed RW Teemu Pokémon to a one-year contract...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings announce signing of 'Teemu Pokemon'

The entire country has caught Pokemon Go fever, and whoever is running the Detroit Red Wings' Twitter account had their mind on adding some rare Pokemon to their collection when this announcement about 24-year-old Finnish winger Teemu Pulkkinen re-signing with the team went up on Twitter. The real question here is: Will NHL areans be full of ice types like Dewgong and Articuno...
Via FOX Sports
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk signs two-year deal with Russian club SKA

MOSCOW -- Former Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk has signed a two-year contract with Russian club SKA St. Petersburg after leaving the NHL.Datsyuk left the Red Wings last month with a year left on his contract, saying it was time to return home to his native Russia.He moves to one of Russia's richest clubs, which already has former NHL stars Slava Voynov and Ilya Kovalchuk on...
Via Associated Press
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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