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Nightmare on Helm Street:
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 being the first. The 5'10 and nearly 200 lbs Pulkkinen is a right-handed shot...something in short supply in Hockeytown but usually plays on the left side. He's played the past two seasons with Jokerit (former stomping grounds of Ville Leino) in Helsinki.Make the jump for more info.
Since going pro in the SM-liiga in 2008, Pulkkinen has accumulated 35 goals and 94 points in 126 games played for Jokerit.He's also been impressing the world at his international play. Back in 2009, he finished third in scoring at the IIHF World Under 18 Championship by accruing 13 points in just six games pl...
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Nick Lidstrom is gone.
While Red Wings fans mourn, the pressure falls squarely on the shoulders of two men - Ken Holland and Henrik Zetterberg. Holland has to try to replace Lidstrom on the roster, while Zetterberg has to replace him as captain.
Neither one is going to have an easy time of it.
Holland's job comes up first. With Lidstrom heading for the Hall of Fame and Brad...
Yesterday, the Red Wings signed Teemu Pulkkinen to an entry-level deal, and today, they’ve signed super-Swede Calle Jarnkrok to a similar deal:
RED WINGS SIGN JARNKROK TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
… Selected by Detroit in Second Round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Swedish Forward Skated with Franzen, Zetterberg, Ericsson and Kronwall at 2012 IIHF World Championships …
After twenty amazing seasons in the National Hockey League, Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it quits. Lidstrom will go down as one of the best defensemen in the league’s history due to his leadership, ability to win, and intelligence on the ice.
You know you must be pretty good at something when your two nicknames are Mr. Perfect and The Perfect Human. Over his career Lidstrom...
Today, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement. We take a look back on the legendary, illustrious career of No. 5.On the morning of Game 5 in Nashville last month, Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was asked about his captain’s future. The Red Wings were trailing 3-1 to Nashville in their first-round series, and the elephant in the room was whether...
Nicklas Lidstrom is expected to meet with the media on Thursday morning to discuss his future, and it sounds like he's going to call it a career -- a splendid one at that. The longtime Detroit Red Wings defenseman is expected to retire at an 11 a.m. news conference on Thursday morning, according to ESPN.com. Lidstrom, one of the best blue liners to ever play the game, would be...
Sigh. per DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose:
Thursday morning, Lidstrom, who played in 1,827 games, including the playoffs, made the announcement, which stakeholders in Hockeytown knew would eventually come, but were hoping it wouldn’t be so soon.
The most decorated defenseman of his era, Lidstrom, who appeared in 12 All-Star games and won his first Norris Trophy at age 31,...
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.
It feels almost sacrilegious to think about what the Detroit Red Wings should do with the money vacated by the retirement of their captain Nicklas Lidstrom with his announcement only moments old, but hockey is still a business so lets … Continue reading →
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. [...]
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom retired Thursday after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ending one of the best careers in NHL history.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner fought back tears as he made the announcement.
''My drive and motivation are not where to need to be to play at this level,'' Lidstrom said.
I am having a hard time recalling a memory of the Wings sans Lidstrom. What was that like? Oh, yes, the Petr Klima era - like I said, it’s going to be strange.
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DETROIT -- Even a conversation on a paddleboard with Chris Chelios couldn't change Nick Lidstrom's mind -- it was time to call it a career.
Two of the greatest defensemen in NHL history took some time Wednesday to paddleboard on Orchard Lake. It didn't take long for Chelios to realize that Lidstrom was resolute.
After 30 seconds and looking into Nick's eyes and...
Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement Thursday, officially putting an end to one of the greatest careers in NHL history. Continue reading →
No summer in history is as pivotal to the success of the Detroit Red Wings as the one that begins in 3 hours. There are mandates and guarantees have been made. Signings that were “nice-to-haves” yesterday are now required. That’s the business side.
From another angle, there’s this: the greatest defenseman in history is retiring at 11am EST. In history. The third...