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According to the Red Wings’ Twitter account, the team has signed the first of three prospects they plan on signing this week to an entry-level contract:
The Red Wings have signed Teemu Pulkkinen to a three-year entry level contract. He was a 4th round pick (111th overall) in the 2010 Draft.
The Wings will also sign Tomas Jurco and Calle Jarnkrok to entry-level deals in short order.
The Free Press’s Helene St. James is confirming the signing, and we’ll hear more about Pulkkinen’s deal soon.
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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has reportedly decided to hang up his skates after 20 years in the NHL, mlive.com reported Wednesday.
The Red Wings have called an 11:00am ET press conference for Thursday, where the 42-year-old is expected to make the official announcement.
Lidstrom has played all 20 seasons of his NHL career in Detroit, winning four Stanley Cups and...
The Detroit Red Wings announced this afternoon the first of three expected signings prior to the June 1st deadline to sign 2010 draft picks to entry-level deals.
Here is the official press release announcing the newest addition to the Red Wing stable:
RED WINGS SIGN PULKKINEN TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
â¦ Forward has Represented Finland at Numerous International Tournaments â¦...
Nicklas Lidstrom has made a decision about his future.
The 42-year-old Lidstrom will announce Thursday whether he's retiring or returning to play a 21st season with the Detroit Red Wings.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner put retirement on hold in each of the previous two years by signing one-year contracts and answering questions from reporters...
Amidst all the rumblings around here about Dominik Hasek yesterday, the Red Wings went out and made an official signing - their fourth round NHL Draft selection back in 2010.20 year-old Teemu Pulkkinen has been signed to a three-year entry level deal.Pulkkinen is just the second Finnish born player that Detroit has ever drafted...heartbreaker (my wife's anyway) Valtteri Filppula...
Before the Red Wings’ brass sits down for next week’s organizational meetings, the team’s amateur scouts are spending this week in Toronto, attending the NHL’s Draft combine, and they’re probably doing so while wincing: the Wings acquired Kyle Quincey in exchange for the team’s first-round draft pick, which, at the time of Quincey’s arrival, was still in the mid-20’s...
The Detroit Red Wings continue to reinforce their roster with the announcement of an entry-level contract signed by their 2010 2nd round draft pick (51st overall), Calle Jarnkrok of Brynas IF (Swedish Elite League).
Here is the official press release announcing the newest addition to the Red Wing forward group:
RED WINGS SIGN JARNKROK TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
Apparently the Russians are just finding out what Detroiters have known for over a decade – Pavel Datsyuk is a fairly decent hockey player. Datsyuk was named a Master of Sport in his native country, one of the highest honors a Russian athlete can achieve.
The honor is generally given to highly-accomplished Olympic athletes. Other former Red Wings to receive recognition are Sergei...
There’s a rumor going around that Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will retire tomorrow, and while I’m not convinced of it…The Red Wings just confirmed that something is up:
The Red Wings have called a press conference tomorrow morning at Joe Louis Arena. Ken Holland and Nick Lidstrom are expected to speak.
Cross your fingers, toes and veins, folks.
Update: Per DetroitRedWings...
NEW YORK (May 30, 2012) – NHL Network will broadcast live and NHL.com will stream the Detroit Red Wings news conference featuring team Executive Vice President & General Manager Ken Holland and captain Nicklas Lidstrom tomorrow, May 31, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Before and after the news conference, NHL Network will air NHL 36: Nicklas Lidstrom beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]
With word that Nicklas Lidstrom planned to announce his retirement, the Detroit Red Wings’ entire offseason took on a different feel. And while the organization may be left reeling if Lidstrom calls it quits as expected on Thursday, the Red … Continue reading →
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The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for 11 am on Thursday with Ken Holland and team captain Nicklas Lidstrom. It is being speculated that this presser will be the one that all Red Wings fans have been fearing for the last few seasons, and that is to announce the retirement of the [...]
Wednesday evening former Los Angeles Kings great Wayne Gretzky conducted a phone interview with NHL Network prior to his former team’s Stanley Cup Finals series opener against the New Jersey Devils.
Gretzsky, however, wasn’t expecting to talk about Nicklas Lidstrom, and his decision to hold a press conference Thursday to announce his retirement.
It’s been speculated that...
The Detroit Red Wings will host a press conference on Thursday, at which one of the greatest defenseman to ever play the game will reportedly retire. Nicklas Lidstrom will hang up his skates after 1,564 regular season games with the … Continue reading →