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The NHL and its players’ association have reached a deal, in principle, on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement. The proposed plan, which must be ratified and approved before the NHL releases the 2013 schedule, includes a $60 million salary cap this season — though teams could spend up to $70.2 million — and a $64.3 million cap in 2013-14.
What’s that mean for the Detroit Red Wings?
Detroit’s currently at $61.4 million spent, according to CapGeek.com, meaning that they’re comfortably under the transition period number of $70.2 million.
The tricky part could come next season — the Wings already have $45.15 of the proposed $64.2 million cap spent on just 15 players. Those that are set to be unrestricted free agents following this season are: Jimmy Howard, Ian White, Valtteri Filppula, Drew Miller, Danny Cleary and Damien Brunner; Gustav Nyquist, Jan Mursak, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith all would hit restricted free agency come next offseason, if they do not agree to new contracts before then.
But the new CBA allows a team two amnesty clauses to use over the next two seasons — which would terminate a player’s contract to help a team trim its overall salary.
The most obvious candidate there is Johan Franzen, whose contract runs through 2010 at nearly $4 million per season. Another less likely option is Henrik Zetterberg, since he’s under contract through 2021 at more than $6 million per year.
Kyle Quincey and Jonathan Ericsson each have contracts worth more than $3 million per season, though the Wings’ lack of depth along the blue line could limit their ability to use the amnesties there.
Detroit is in decent enough shape that it may not have to use the amnesties at all, but that option could help future situations.
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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.
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...
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...
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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...
After the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom at the end of the 2011-2012 season, many hockey fans assumed that the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings would be one of two people: Henrik Zetterberg or Pavel Datsyuk. Both players have led their team and the NHL in class and ability for quite some time, and both were more than capable assistant captains under Lidstrom. The only question...
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...
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.
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The images were posted Wednesday on the SportsLogos.net message boards by Pizzaman7294. They were downloaded from FansEdge.com, an online retailer of sports merchandise. And...
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...