Found September 14, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
As Paul noted, this morning, it was stated that Daniel Alfredsson will keep #11 in no small part because he's already in Winter Classic and merchandise catalogs. I received a different answer regarding Alfredsson possibly switching to #24 and Daniel Cleary dropping #71 for his familiar #11 again: Asked Wings PR about Alfredsson/Cleary: too late to change # for preseason, regular season # change still up in the air. — George Malik (@georgemalik) September 14, 2013 So Cleary will remain #71 for the preaseason, and Alfredsson will remain #11 for the preaseason, but after that...Hold off on buying those new jerseys, folks.

Daniel Cleary signs one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings

After all the talk about wanting more money, Daniel Cleary decided to stay a Detroit Red Wing by signing a one-year deal worth $1.75 million on Thursday, September 12th. It’s been a long off-season for Cleary. In early July he was offered a three-year contract with the Red Wings but he turned it down asking for more money. The Wings responded by going out and signing Daniel Alfredsson...

Bertuzzi vs. Bertuzzi at Red Wings training camp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Day 2 of Red Wing training camp featured a spirited scrimmage between Team Lindsay and Team Howe, with Gordies guys scoring two late goals in a 2-0 victory. Rookie defenseman Max Nicastro and seasoned veteran Daniel Alfredsson accounted for the scoring Friday, but the highlight of the game was watching an uncle and his nephew square off on opposite sides...

Traverse City’s welcomed several visitors chronicling Daniel Alfredsson’s first days as a Wing

I think that my and other folks' reactions to a wrinklethat transpired regarding Daniel Alfredsson's first official day as a Red Wing may have summarized why Daniel Alfredsson chose to join Detroit, other than the whole wanting to win the Stanley Cup thing: TSN and the Toronto Sun sent people here just to cover Daniel Alfredsson? All this way? TSN's Matthew Scianitti...

Red Wings training camp, day 2: on Bertuzzis, Nyquist and Babcock’s cheesy exhibition expectations

The Red Wings' second day of training camp seemed to and did in fact involve more dump-and-retrieval drills, some power play work (which involved Mikael Samuelsson donning a black defenseman's jersey), neutral zone drills and the kind-of-sort-of-re-debut of Daniel Cleary, who was wearing #71 temporarily as the #11 jersey he's going to wear needed to be sewn up--thus one...

Red Wings' Jonas Gustavsson optimistic now that he's healthy

Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has done everything he can to reverse what was a dismal first season with the Red Wings. He had trainers both in the Detroit area and Sweden this summer work with him. Physically Gustavsson is as healthy as he’s been. Mentally Gustavsson has tried to forget about the injury-plagued 2013 lockout-shortened season as much as possible. Things are back...

Red Wings early overnight report: on the second day of training camp

Things get complicated in the neutral zone, and that's what Friday's practices (despite its Bertuzzi-Nyquist-Tatar tales and quips and quotes) were about, though I do need to note this comment that Wings coach Mike Babcock made to the Free Press's Helene St. James, because it's essential: Mike Babcock said he reassembled his lines just based on “who has a chance...

Red Wings early overnight report: on the alumni game, the anatomy of a wraparound and prospects

The Alumni and Celebrity game the Red Wings' coaches, management and scouts took part in on Saturday night will most certainly not go down as the greatest hockey game ever played at Centre Ice Arena, but it sure was a hoot. The "red" team defeated the "white" team 8-6 on the strength of a hat trick from Kris Draper and a pair of goals from Grand Rapids Griffins...

Detroit Red Wings Reduce Roster By Six

Detroit, MI...The Detroit Red Wings today reduced their training camp roster by six players who were assigned to their respective junior teams. With the moves, Detroit’s training camp roster stands at 59 players. PLAYERS ASSIGNED ON 9/15/13 Continue reading "Detroit Red Wings Reduce Roster By Six"

Audio from day 3 of the Red Wings’ training camp: Kronwall, DeKeyser, Lashoff, Emmerton, Gustavsson

I just got my butt behind my computer, so I'm a little behind, but I'm spending the entire day at the rink to take in the Wings' practice, scrimmage (Team Lindsay and Team Delvecchio tied 2-2) and the celebrity and alumni game this evening. I'll probably keep my coverage very low after that as the Red vs. White game tomorrow (I added the roster FTR) will be preceded...

Red Wings quickies: very brief Red-White game summary, Wings-Pens roster and Tatar’s status updated

The "Red" and "White" teams technically tied 3-3 at the Red vs. White game in Traverse City this morning, with Xavier Ouellet registering a goal and an assist, Justin Abdelkader registering a goal and two assists, Henrik Zetterberg registering two assists and Daniel Alfredsson registering a helper, though Mike Babcock was NOT happy with his second line when speaking...

Audio from day 2 of the Red Wings’ training camp: DeKeyser, Kindl, Howard, Nyquist, Babcock & Ber2zi

The Red Wings' didn't sign anyone today, and Daniel Cleary made his training camp debut--wearing #71, the "extra" jersey, until Paul Boyer could get a #11 jersey sewn up (when Mikael Samuelsson played on the point on the power play, he wore a black #71 jersey, so I'm guessing that the Wings made up red, white and black extras with that number)--and Team Howe...

Red Wings training camp, day 3: Tweets, Tootoo, Tatar and a post in progress

Amongst the various Tweets, quotes and stories from the third day of Red Wings training camp (audio already posted)... A teaching moment for Mike Babcock at third day of wings training camp. — Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) September 14, 2013 The Red Wings worked on "backside pressure" and pressure down low today. There were...

Impressions from day 3 of the Red Wings’ training camp: oh, it was complicated

The first day of the Red Wings' training camp involved an emphasis on positioning and puck retrievals. The second involved transition play through the neutral zone and power play drills. While Wings coach Mike Babcock gave me a healthy sneer when I suggested that after today--the Red vs. White game takes place tomorrow at 11, and after that, the Wings will reassign most of...

Red vs White Game rosters and the Red Wings ‘cuts’ date

Trying to get this out as soon as posisble: I tweeted this, but the Red Wings' Red vs. White game takes place on Sunday at 11 AM at Centre Ice Arena, and here's how the rosters break down: Continue reading "Red vs White Game rosters and the Red Wings ‘cuts’ date"

The Red Wings' perspective might be skewed

For the record, the Red Wings have Niklas Kronwall (32) Jonathan Ericsson (29) and Kyle Quincey (28), and, for example, the Winnipeg Jets aren't running anyone over the age of 29 out on defense, and the Wild only have Keith Ballard who has reached 30. Still, having a squad that doesn't have anyone pushing 50 is a step up for the Red Wings. Kudos to the Wings on their youngish defense!
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