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Red Wings trade Russia-bound Pavel Datsyuk's contract to Coyotes

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings gained salary-cap relief by trading veteran star Pavel Datsyuk's contract to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at the NHL draft.The 37-year-old Datsyuk said last week that he will return home to Russia to play in the Kontinental Hockey League next season. He has a year remaining on his contract and will count $7.5 million against Arizona...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings gain cap space by trading Datsyuk's contract to Coyotes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings gained salary-cap relief by trading veteran star Pavel Datsyuk's contract to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at the NHL draft. The 37-year-old Datsyuk said last week that he will return home to Russia to play in the Kontinental Hockey League next season. He has a year remaining on his contract and will count $7.5 million against Arizona...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Top 25 Under 25

The future looks bright for the Detroit Red Wings—just not fluorescent, eye-squinting bright, though. (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) When evaluating draft and organizational needs, it is best to look at the current depth chart and project roles five years down the road. By then, players drafted in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft will have had the opportunity to mature in juniors, European...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Detroit Red Wings need to act on soon-to-be free agent Darren Helm

In the past four years, Darren Helm has grown to become an essential part of the Detroit Red Wings roster. However, as his skills on the ice have grown, so has his demand; which is why the Red Wings need to get him signed while they still can. A fast skater who can both defend and create plays, Helm will be a hot commodity should he choose to enter unrestricted free agency on July...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Datsyuk retires from NHL, will return to Russia

Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has confirmed what has been long-speculated for the past couple of months. He’s leaving the NHL and returning to Russia to play in the KHL. “My family and I have decided that it’s time to return home,” Datsyuk announced on the Detroit Red Wings Twitter feed.  According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Datsyuk...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings expected to announce Pavel Datsyuk won’t return to team

Pavel Datsyuk has been an integral part of the Detroit Red Wings machine for many years, not only just for goal scoring but also from his magical passing (he is the Magic Man, after all) and being one of the most creative forwards in hockey. He has made his desire to end his career in Russia closer to his family clear, and now it appears that is becoming a reality next season. ...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar shows off incredible puck skills on Instagram

Instagram Red Wings winger Tomas Tatar is no stranger to showing off his puck handling skills on the interwebs.  He has starred in the “GoPro: NHL After Dark” series.  On Monday, he threw this gem up on Instagram, dangling a golf ball. And while his puck handling is quite impressive, it pales in comparison to his girlfriend, Lucia Slaninkova. Trošku zábavy s @hanto_22...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: A look into new assistant coach John Torchetti

This week, Jeff Blashill finalized his staff when he announced his decision to add Minnesota Wild’s interim head coach John Torchetti to the bench. “I interviewed five candidates and decided on John based on his skill sets and ability and experience level,” Blashill said in his announcement, according to the Detroit Free Press. “He has lots of experience running a bench,...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did Cameron Frye wear a Gordie Howe jersey in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

Though hockey fans might shake their heads at the circumstances, people of a certain age might be more familiar with hockey legend Gordie Howe (who passed away Friday at the age of 88) from his Detroit Red Wings jersey being worn by Cameron Frye (played by Alan Ruck) in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So how exactly did a movie taking place in 1980s Chicago feature a high...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at age 88

Gordie Howe, the Detroit Red Wings legend also known as “Mr. Hockey”, died Friday morning at the age of 88, according to multiple media reports. The news was first broken by the managing editor of DetroitRedWings.com, Bill Roose: Prayers for Gordie Howe and his wonderful family. Rest in peace, Mr. Hockey. — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) June 10, 2016 Howe’s health became...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Richards: 'Detroit wasn’t a great fit for me'

As a veteran on an NHL club, you generally sign deals that are short in term and mutually beneficial. Someone like Brad Richards is hunting for more Stanley Cup rings and will give his services to the highest bidder. It just so happened that he signed with the middle-of-the-road Detroit Red Wings. As an outsider looking in, it wasn’t a great fit, and Richards has basically confirmed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: A look at the World Cup of Hockey

After a 12-year interval, the World Cup of Hockey is making its triumphant return this September in Toronto, Canada. The NHL, along with the NHLPA and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) made the official announcement of their plans to revive the World Cup last January. However, as the date of the worldwide event draws nearer, the interest has grown exponentially. This...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pavel Datsyuk will join SKA of the KHL

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is close to signing a two-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL according to Slava Malamud. Malamud reports the head of the KHL’s board of directors Gennady Timchenko said Datsyuk will join the team. Head of KHL board of directors (and Putin's bud) Timchenko says Datsyuk will join SKA. Team will also pursue Plotnikov and Tikhonov ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings RW Gustav Nyquist rooting for Nyquist to meet him at Belmont

Nyquist, the horse that just won the Kentucky Derby and is looking to win the next leg of the Triple Crown at Preakness today, has a special group of people rooting for him. Detroit Red Wings right winger Gustav Nyquist, who the derby winner was named after, is rooting for the horse so they could possibly meet at Belmont in a few weeks. The horse’s owner, J. Paul Reddam, is a Red...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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