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Now that the offseason is here, let’s take a look at whose contract is up and who needs to be bought out. This will be an interesting summer, to say the least. We’ve got a superstar to keep, the cap is going down, a bunch of UFAs, RFAs and some possible buyouts. The UFA market seems poor right now, but a few compliance buyouts would liven things right up.
More after the jump:
I won’t make many suggestions, if any, about how much so and so is worth, because I can never guess that accurately. Mostly because I never get raises where I work, so I’m surprised when other people do. Then again, my job is meaningless and I don’t do much. If I didn’t show up, no one would even know I was gone.
Restricted Free Agents:
But enough about me! Let’s talk about the Wings. The RFAs are the easiest, in my opinion. Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith all need to be resigned. Nyquist will likely cost the most of those four, but he’s also the best playe...
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Unlike many other second year NHL players, Red Wings forward Damien Brunner is in an unusual situation as he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Brunner, 27 was signed prior to the lockout shortened season this past year and proceeded to score 26 points in 44 regular season games and nine points in 14 playoff match ups for the Red Wings.
However in an interview with The...
Red Wings UFA-to-be Drew Miller should know within the next couple of weeks if he’ll continue to call Motown home when the 2013-14 season rolls around. According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com the Wings are expected to come to a decision on whether or not they will offer the veteran forward a new contract or let him walk during free agency.
Now although it’s assumed that Miller should...
Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk is known for dangling goaltenders, but not for playing between the pipes. During a pickup hockey game with some of his friends (probably his teammates), Datsyuk strapped on the pads and gave playing goalie a whirl. No word on how it went, but unless Datsyuk has played goalie before, I’m guessing he got lit up.
Tomas Jurco, one of the bright young prospects in the Detroit Red Wings’ organization, propelled the Grand Rapids Griffins into the AHL’s Calder Cup Finals on Wednesday night. With the Griffins and Oklahoma City Barons tied at 4-4 in Game 7 of their conference final series, Jurco split a pair of Barons defenders and snapped home the goal that stood as the game-winner.
Next season, Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will be in season No. 5 of an 11-year, 43.5 million deal.
He will be paid 5 million a season through 2015-16. His 2016-17 salary will be 3.5 million. He will then make 2 million the following season and 1 million in each of the final two seasons of the deal, which ends in 2020.
The Red Wings have already handed over 21 million...
Very briefly given that I'm assuming most of you are watching the Bruins-Penguins game or still arguing about Franzen:
If you want updates regarding tonight's Grand Rapids Griffins-Oklahoma City Barons game, both the Red Wings' Twitter account and the Griffins' Game Day account are providing updates, and if you are an old fogey like me, you can always hit "...
In theory, this exhausted blogger (still, go figure) has a light morning.
The Detroit Free Press (via photos) and Michigan Hockey (text, video, photos) looked back at the top moments of the Red Wings' 2013 season, USA Today posited a list of the top unrestricted free agents-to-be, and Valtteri Filppula's picture includes a ridiculously astute comment from Matt Kartozian...
After doing this blogging thing for six-plus years, I can tell you for an observed fact that the two "deadest" periods of the Red Wings news cycle year involve the first week to two weeks after the Wings' season ends and early August. It's particularly understandable this year as the Wings' press corps suddenly found themselves caught up in a 48-games-in-99...
How the AHL is not the NHL, chapter 1: the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Oklahoma City Barons in dramatic fashion last night and advanced to the AHL's Calder Cup Final (which begins with games on Friday and Saturday in Syracuse, NY; Games 3, 4 and 5 take place in Grand Rapids next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively, and no, there are no plans for FSD to pick up...
After a spirited discussion of Johan Franzen's worth or the lack thereof in the overnight report's comments section, here are a few more tidbits to chew upon as Michigan Hockey and the rest of us start fingernail-chewing (well, maybe you...I just clip mine) in anticipation of Game 7 between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Oklahoma City Barons tonight (7 PM EDT at Van Andel...
I've seen this happen, and it isn't pretty, but it's done without much fanfare:
Certainly not what anyone around Hockeytown wants to see. twitter.com/Bill_Roose/sta…
— The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) June 4, 2013
Al & Dave make a mess. Ice removal day at The Joe. #sadday #redwings (Dan Mannes/DRW) @ Joe Louis Arena instagram.com/p/aJIPTQx4-B...
The kids are all right.
This was the first time since I can remember...there was not ONE mention of the Red Wings' age being a hindrance to their play-off performance. I take that back...they were actually talking about the YOUTH of the organ-i-zation...when was the last time THAT happened?
There's a lot of reasons to optimistic about this team's future. The...
The Grand Rapids Griffins enjoyed a 10-hour bus ride to Syracuse, New York ahead of Games 1 and 2 of the Calder Cup Final against the Syrauce Crunch, which begins with a pair of back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, and MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Griffins will have a significant addition at their disposal as Red Wings prospect Danny DeKeyser has been cleared to...
Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news stories:
First, foremost and for the record, the Detroit Free Press's readers named Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels Michigan's best sports broadcaster, and I think MLive's readers got it right in naming Jimmy Howard the Wings' MVP (hell, even Lambert praised Howard today);
Second, the Grand Rapids...