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@SportsnetSpec Stars seem to have enough veteran forwards with Whitney, Horcoff, Cole, Peverley, Fiddler. Kids need chance to play.
— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) September 8, 2013
BEST OF MAXIM
A lot of head scratching going on over the Flyers and Dan Cleary reaching an agreement on a contract which will pay Cleary $8.25M over 3 years plus a No-Trade Clause.
The Malik Report has reaction to the signing and hockey fans voice their opinion at HFBoards.
My reaction? Cleary has been a warrior for the Red Wings but injuries over the last few years were an issue for him...
DETROIT -- Just when it appears youre on the road to recovery, you suffer yet another setback, which further delays your return to the ice.
Welcome to the life of Red Wings forward Darren Helm.
Helm left the ice early on Friday because something didnt feel right, and on Saturday he found out he strained his groin and is listed as day-to-day.
It is almost kind of comical the...
Recently I described the Detroit Red Wings greatest weaknesses they will need to overcome this season. So it’s only fair to look at the other end of the spectrum and analyze their strengths as well.
The Magic Man
Pavel Datsyuk, best player in the NHL? (Photo Credit: Dave Reginek / Getty Images)
Pavel Datsyuk, do I really have to explain this one? He is the Russian magician, the...
The saga of Darren Helm's health continues to stumble along tripped up these days by a pulled groin.
Helm 26 played once during last season's 48-game NHL schedule undone by a sore back. Now with Detroit Red Wings training camp days from starting Helm isn't skating and he isn't cleared to take part in any scrimmages.
"It is almost kind of comical the way these...
Mike Modano played 22 seasons in the NHL, 21 of them with the Stars in Minnesota and Dallas and one with the Red Wings. Over Labor Day weekend, Modano married professional golfer Allison Micheletti, daughter of former NHLer and current hockey analyst Joe Micheletti. The same year that Modano played his first game in the NHL, 1989, Allison was born. She’s 24 years old. Modano...
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Red Wings have 25 NHL players, two over the roster limit. That includes 16 forwards, two more than they intend to carry. They are $637,000 over the salary cap.
Here is a look at some of their options:
Place center Darren Helm on long-term injured reserve.
After missing virtually the entire season due to back pain, Helm has made progress...
I dared to take a "nap day" after spending a pair of sixteen-to-eighteen-hour affairs at the Red Wings' prospect camp, and it at least appears that the Red Wings players as well as their prospects decided to take Saturday off, too.
For the latter group, there's a slate of two games in two nights coming, and if the prospects don't build upon their win over...
From the Red Wings' very early morning skate...
Darren Helm not part of informal #redwings skate today, has pulled groin, per Ken Holland.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) September 9, 2013
Cleary back on ice with the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Still no decision on his plans for next season.
— Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) September 9, 2013...
Per the Red Wings' camps:
Howe Division Standings ------------------------------------- Lindsay Division Standings
3. St. Louis
With the "to be determined" at the end of today's Red Wings-Blues game...
For those of you who are in Traverse City this weekend, take note: there are no games scheduled for Centre Ice Arena today, Saturday the 7th, and the Red Wings will not be practicing at 12 PM.
They chose to take the day off after defeating Dallas 4-2. Wings assistant coach Jim Paek stated that the coaches are well aware of the fact that the prospect tournament players are going...
The hockey blogger's rules for a "slow day" involve, "Don't look around too much, or you'll find more than enough to keep you busy." I should have listened to that rule, because I ended up finding a decent crop of Wings-related and plain old interesting stuff, and spent three hours doing so.
Saturday marked the second anniversary of the Lokomotiv...
The Red Wings prospects' big win over St. Louis last night earned the team the opportunity to compete for its first prospect tournament title when they battle the Buffalo Sabres' prospects this evening (the game takes place at Centre Ice Arena at 7:30 PM), and Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill was blunt about the significance of his team's potential performance...
The differences between the Red Wings prospects' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues' prospects and a game between the teams' NHL rosters involved the names on the backs of the jerseys and the venue.
Otherwise, if you've seen a game between Ken Hitchcock's Blues and Mike Babcock's Red Wings, you've seen this one. There were 27 penalties, remarkably, only...
The Red Wings' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues was wild, woolly and raucous, setting up a prospect tournament championship series between the Wings and Bufallo Sabres on Monday night at 7:30 PM.
Zach Nastasiuk registered a goal and an assist, Xavier Ouellet had a goal and an assist, Tomas Jurco and Anthony Mantha (empty-netter) scored goals, Teemu Pulkkinen and Ryan Sproul...
As noted in the "initial thoughts and audio" post, the Red Wings prospects' 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars didn't secure the team a berth in the prospect tournament final, but it was as close to a giant-slaying as you could get.
The "new" crop of Red Wings prospects has been built purposefully to possess size and some snarl, but compared to the Stars...