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The Detroit Sports Site:
NHL teams are not permitted to conduct any transactions until the new collective bargaining agreement officially goes on the books — hopefully, a process that will conclude by Wednesday. So, even if unrestricted free agent Tomas Holmstrom wanted to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings, the door would not be open for him yet.
But the reality is that Holmstrom, 39, will follow Nicklas Lidstrom into retirement.
Holmstrom said back in September that he would not play for another team, so Detroit’s depth up front may make up his mind for him. The Red Wings currently have 16 forwards under contract for the 2013 season, including recently-signed Jordin Tootoo, an abrasive grinder who could help fill Holmstrom’s role.
Wings GM Ken Holland sat down with Holmstrom after the Red Wings’ playoff exit last summer, but no conclusive decision was reached at that time.
Holmstrom has played his entire 15-year NHL career with the Red Wings, recording 243 goals, 287 assists, 769 minutes and winning four Stanley Cups. With Lidstrom calling it quits prior to the lockout, Holmstrom is one of two remaining active members of the Red Wings’ back-to-back Cup winners from 1996-97 and ’97-98 (Mike Knuble is the other).
In case you’re wondering about the potential cap hit of a Holmstrom return, he made $1.875 million last season.
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In March 1998, late in his second season with the Detroit Red Wings, Holmstrom gave up No. 15 to newly acquired veteran Dmitri Mironov. He switched to No. 96 to honor the year he arrived in the NHL, but coach Scotty Bowman suggested something else.
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When Red Wings sniper Pavel Datsyuk returns to Detroit, he’ll be in midseason form after tearing up the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia the past few months. As a parting gift, he left Russia with some sick dangles on a shootout goal from Saturday. Whether you’re on the “Boycott the NHL” bandwagon or not, it’ll be nice to have Pavel’s handywork back in the States...
Just days before the Jan. 11th deadline, the NHL and NHLPA finally agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, ending a lockout that will cut the season nearly in half.
The players can now get back into team facilities and will do it fast, as the season is set to begin Jan. 19th. After months of arguing over money, the players will now have less than two weeks to prepare for...
Pavel Datsyuk is leaving his KHL stint, as Puck Daddy puts it, “in the most Pavel Datsyuk way” possible. Datsyuk played his final game with CSKA Moscow, who he has been with since September, of the KHL on Sunday and delivered an absolutely nasty behind-the-back shootout goal in CSKA’s 3-2 SO win.
Watch the beauty below, and be thankful that talent like this is (FINALLY) returning stateside.
Yesterday you saw a Henrik Zetterberg one-handed shoot out goal for his Swiss League team EV Zug.
Here we see another remarkable shoot-out goal, this time by his Red Wing teammate (I refuse to call them the Euro Twins… so lame) Pavel Datsyuk while playing for his KHL team CSKA Moscow.
That goal ended up being the game winner as CSKA went on to beat Traktor 3-2. Datsyuk ended up...
With the NHL lockout ending today, this shootout goal will be the last goal that Pavel Datsyuk scores in the KHL, and was it an absolute beauty. I can’t wait to see him back playing for the Detroit Red Wings, because he is utterly incredible. There are a few details left to hammer out before the new CBA is signed, but hockey fans everywhere can rejoice, and get ready to see...
TROY, Mich. -- Just because there are going to be NHL games played again doesn't mean the fans will come to see them.
The Red Wings who have been skating at the Troy Sports Center during the long lockout are aware of this, but hope the fans will eventually forgive the sport and return.
"Everyone is allowed their opinion," Todd Bertuzzi said after the conclusion of...
TROY, Mich. -- The NHL and the Red Wings may be ready to play soon, but Patrick Eaves will likely not be ready.
Eaves, 28, has not played in a game since taking a slap shot to the side of the head on Nov. 26, 2011. Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi's shot broke Eaves' jaw but also gave him a severe concussion.
Eaves' jaw has long since healed but he still is...
Detroit Red Wing alternate captain Pavel Datsyuk wrapped up his KHL tour today with this behind-his-back shootout goal for CSKA Moscow against Traktor. Behind-the-back like he shot it from...
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According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, the Red Wings will soon announce that Henrik Zetterberg will become the new Red Wings captain replacing Nicklas Lidstrom who retired during this past offseason.
Since the 2006-07 season, Zetterberg has served as an alternate captain and has during that time been groomed to take the reigns when his time came.
It looks as though that time for Zetterberg...
It seems like Lidstrom’s retirement was over a year ago. Hard to believe Kyle Quincey has only played maybe ¼ of a season with us since being acquired in a trade. We didn’t get Suter, but did you remember that we did sign Colaiacovo? Lockouts will do that to you, but it’s over now and we have to sort through the rubble of the offseason to see what we’ve got for the rest...
Red Wings fans rejoice! HOCKEYTOWN is open for business!
After a 113 day labor dispute that locked out hockey for Red Wing and NHL fans alike the sport returns to the motor city. This news also comes in light of plans revealed a month ago on the possible new home for the Detroit Red Wings which could certainly attract a new and even broader fan base.
But first lets take a look at...
Aloha *******. This post will evolve over the next little bit, but I wanted to give you this ditty to start with. Khan(!)'s got himself a scoop and, in typical Digger fashion, attributes it to no one but his immense knowledge of the organ-I-zation.
Ever since Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement on May 31, it was fairly obvious would who replace him as Detroit Red...
Not a whole lot of new news to report this morning.
But we're gearing up for this short season that could start next week. We could be watching Red Wings hockey in 7 days. I know this has been painful. I know that it has been frustrating. But let's put our fan hats (made of tin foil) back on and think about not what we've lost...but what we are NOT losing...