Found July 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Via RedWingsFeed, the Grand Rapids Griffins have signed a fifth player to an AHL-only contract, with Brennan Evans joining Chad Billins, Nathan Paetsch, Triston Grant and Luke Glendening: The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday signed veteran defenseman Brennan Evans to a one-year contract. Evans, 30, spent the past two seasons with the Peoria Rivermen, recording 21 points (5-16—21) in 142 games. Over his nine-year pro career, Evans has also played for the Lowell Lock Monsters, Binghamton Senators, Worcester Sharks, Iowa Chops and Toronto Marlies. In 636 career AHL games, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of New Battleford, Saskatchewan, has recorded 100 points (14-86—100) and 1,349 penalty minutes. Evans’ only NHL action came in the 2004 playoffs, when he skated in two games with the Calgary Flames during their series against the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to turning pro, Evans spent five seasons in the WHL, recording 41 points (12-29—41) in 257 games and capturing a Memorial Cup with K...

Red Wings overnight report: on cap sense and sensability, Alan Quine and Marek Tvrdon

I had an, “I can’t believe I was dumb enough to wait until now to spit it out” moment earlier this morning (okay, so it’s the middle of the night for most of you. It’s the end of the day for me): after reading some of your takes on MLive’s Ansar Khan’s report that Ken Holland’s hoping that Shane Doan’s “Tour of Potential but Unlikely Employers” will make a stop...

Red Wings GM Ken Holland tells Pleiness that he’s happy with his team…but plans on making moves

Red Wings GM Ken Holland was bound to say something more than he offered the Free Press’s Helene St. James regarding what was all but certainly a better offer for Rick Nash than what the New York Rangers ended up giving Columbus, which declined doing business with Detroit… #RedWings GM Ken Holland: “I talked to Scott Howson a number of times, we did make an offer for Rick...

Detroit Red Wings Offseason Update: Filling the Lidstrom Void

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Last week, the Detroit Red Wings took the first step to address a thin defensive corps by signing restricted free agent Kyle Quincey to a two-year deal worth $7.55 million. After being selected by Detroit 132nd overall in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Quincey has scored 18 goals and 95 career points with Detroit, Los Angeles, and Colorado...

Former Wing Fabian Brunnstrom signs deal with Swedish team

The one-time highly touted Swedish forward and now former Red Wing Fabian Brunnstrom has signed a three-year deal with Frolunda, a club in the Swedish Elite League according to Ansar Khan of The 27-year-old Brunnstrom signed a one-year, two way contract with the Wings prior to last season. After a strong training camp, Brunnstrom won a spot on the roster but was unable...

Red Wings mid-day news: a Twitter Q and A, McCarty in court and just saying no to RFA offer sheets

Given a news cycle that’s consistently drawn the ire of Red Wings fans because the Red Wings’ management team has yet to make a significant post-July 1st move to improve the team beyond adding Jordin Tootoo, Mikael Samuelsson, Jonas Gustavsson and associate coach Tom Renney—mostly because it appears that the team’s waiting for Shane Doan to make up his mind before perhaps...

Details of Red Wings’ public sale of Winter Classic tickets slowly emerging

The Red Wings sent out the following email to members of their Winter Classic website’s ticket list, and it appears that a limited sale of tickets to the general public will be taking place soon. It should be noted that this email sends its recipients to the same pricing chart for both the Winter Classic itself and the Alumni Showdown that season ticket-holders have known about...

Red Wings quickies: Scotty Bowman’s in for the Winter Classic; Brunnstrom goes home; H2H3 is on

My apologies for the lateness of this entry. The mom and I are starting to prepare in earnest for going up to the U.P. for a one-week vacation with her side of the fam on Saturday, and, well…You can imagine that son with anxiety disorder needs to talk to mom with anxiety disorder about both of us freaking out about making something that’s supposed to be easy way too hard. I will...

Red Wings mid-day news: reviewing the team’s action plan

Given the readers’ reactions to the last couple of posts, this isn’t going to go over particularly well, but especially in light of the Shane Doan grand tour taking a more serious tone, MLive’s Ansar Khan offers a necessary review of the Red Wings’ action plan given the front office’s inability to land Ryan Suter or Zach Parise (for family reasons), Shea Weber (didn’t...

Detroit Red Wings Links: Would Winnipeg Deal Zach Bogosian?

The Red Wings' search for some defensive help may turn to the trade route soon (if it hasn't already) Continue reading →

Grand Rapids Griffins ink assistant coach Jim Paek to a one-year extension

Excellent news from Grand Rapids: Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill has re-signed perhaps the best assistant coach in the AHL, inking Jim Paek to a one-year contract extension: The longest-tenured coach in Grand Rapids Griffins history, Jim Paek will return for his eighth season as the team’s assistant coach after signing a one-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings...

Red Wings mid-day quickies: engaging in a little speculation and a little debunking

Even during the last full week of July, I hate toe engage in any sort of speculation, Arthur Staple’s reports that current New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is filing a grievance with the NHLPA, asking them to negate his trade to the Islanders per his no-trade clause as a member of the Anaheim Ducks, most certainly has Ken Holland’s ears perked up. Puck Daddy’s...

Rick Nash Trade Another ‘Oh Well’ Moment for Red Wings

The Red Wings continue to search for answers as they look to reload this offseason. But it's not for lack of trying. Continue reading →

These NHL Records May Stand The Test Of Time

from John Kreiser of,  ...there are some records that don’t figure to be broken for a long time, if ever. Here are a few of them. Most consecutive complete games by a goaltender: Glenn Hall, 502 Hall took the ice for the Detroit Red Wings on opening night in 1955-56 and played all 70 games. He did the same thing the following season. The Wings sent him to Chicago in...
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