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Lidstrom: Lemieux was best player he faced

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom declared that ex-Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux was the best competitor he played against during his 20-season career."It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," the seven-time Norris Trophy winner told the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "Lemieux had an incredible reach and some really good skills...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blashill is excited to have Green

Both defenseman Mike Green and head coach Jeff Blashill are heading into Detroit as new pieces to the Red Wings' puzzle. Blashill has begun to prepare for the 2015-16 season, and has gotten a feel for how Green plays the game. He's excited to have an offensive-minded defenseman on his blue line. "I went back and watched a bunch of his shifts, and he’s my kind of player in the sense...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Red Wings ink Jurco to two-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings made one of their final moves this offseason, when they were able to come to terms with restricted free-agent, Tomas Jurco, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Jurco, only 22, was Detroit’s last unsigned restricted free-agent before the Wings were able to lock him up to a two year deal that pays him an annual salary of $850,000 and $950,000 respectively...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Pulkkinen to one-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings showed a commitment to the future by signing promising right wing Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year contract on Tuesday.Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, but Brendan Savage of M Live cited a source revealing the pact to be worth $735,000.Pulkkinen collected five goals and three assists in 31 games with Detroit during the 2014-15 season while also tallying...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk expects to miss start of Wings' season

Pavel Datsyuk may not be on the ice when the Detroit Red Wings begin the regular season. Datsyuk is recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle to repair ruptured ankle tendons, and told that he could be out for the next four to five months. "Doctors say four-five months. So we'll see," Datsyuk said. "I hope I just miss a little early in the season. The rehabilitation...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk says he’ll miss the start of the season

(Photo by Dave Reginek/NHL via Getty Images) Injury issues have gotten an early start with the Red Wings. Forward Pavel Datsyuk spoke to’s Marie Lehmann Sunday confirming he’ll miss the start of the 2015-16 season after undergoing ankle surgery in June. “They say four to five months,” Datsyuk said. “We’ll see how this goes. … I’ll be there, but they not...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings – Why Gustav Nyquist is the future

Roughly a week ago, the Detroit Red Wings made one of their biggest moves so far this offseason, by resigning winger Gustav Nyquist to four-year deal worth $19 million. Nyquist, 25, has been one of the Red Wings’ best scorers over the last two seasons.  Fortunately for Detroit, and first-year head coach Jeff Blashill, the Red Wings are able to lock up Nyquist for the time being...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Louis-Marc Aubry

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed center Louis-Marc Aubry to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Aubry, Detroit's third round (81st overall) pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 67 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2014-15 season. He matched career highs with 16 points, 52 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. Aubry has skated in 231 career games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel imploded in seconds

YouTube Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel, built in the 1920’s and abandoned since 2003, was imploded with 200 pounds of dynamite Saturday morning. It was leveled as part of the $650 million development project centered around the new Detroit Red Wings arena that will open in the fall of 2017.  The grand plan is for a 45-acre downtown sports and entertainment district. 13 floors...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Red Wings FA Signings

View image | Grade: A Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland should be very pleased after the Red Wings signed two key free agents. For the first time since 2011, the Red Wings will have a right shot defenseman in their lineup. Defenseman Mike Green gives the Red Wings depth at the blue line they deeply needed. The Red Wings also signed two time Stanley...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyquist files for salary arbitration; Ferraro agrees to one-year extension

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was one of 23 NHL players to elect salary arbitration, the NHL Players Association announced Sunday. Nyquist, 25, contributed a career-high 54 points, including 27 goals, playing all 82 games in his fourth season with the Red Wings. A restricted free agent, he was paid $1.05 million with a cap hit of $950,000. Deadline to file for salary arbitration...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: NHL Draft and free agency

Hockeytown added a few new faces this past week, from the start of NHL Free Agency and last week’s NHL Draft. NHL Draft recap In the draft, the Red Wings used their 19th overall pick to select Evgeny Svechnikov, a left winger out of Cape Breton in the QMJHL.  Svechnikov is a big forward, something the Wings would like to have in their system.  At 6’3”, 205, Svechnikov has...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Roughly one week ago, news broke that Mike Green wouldn’t be returning to the Washington Capitals. Green was ready to test free agency as an unrestricted free agent after skating with the Capitals since 2005-06. Today, he has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July...
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26 days 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
28 days 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
29 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
June 23, 2015  |  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
June 14, 2015  |  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...
June 09, 2015  |  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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