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I did my best to sumarize a day-and-a-half's worth of Red Wings-related stories in one post, and what follows are mostly "tailings," but they're intriguing nonetheless.
Before we begin the little round-up, however, two sets of comments from the previous post stood out, and bear repeating. While speaking with MLive's Ansar Khan, Wings coach Mike Babcock summarized his mindset going into training camp with this take on what the Wings prospects' championship run showed him about the job security his present players can boast of having, as well as what training camp and the exhibition season are all about:
“In the nine years I’ve been here that was the best rookie (class) we’ve had by far,'' Babcock said. “We have 16 forwards in camp that plan on playing in the NHL, that’s too many. So the competition from within is as high a level as we’ve ever had it, which is a positive thing.''
More than 60 players will start practices and intrasq...
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After all the talk about wanting more money, Daniel Cleary decided to stay a Detroit Red Wing by signing a one-year deal worth $1.75 million on Thursday, September 12th.
It’s been a long off-season for Cleary. In early July he was offered a three-year contract with the Red Wings but he turned it down asking for more money. The Wings responded by going out and signing Daniel Alfredsson...
New Detroit Red Wings forward Stephen Weiss says the franchise's perpetual contender status was a big reason he decided to come to Detroit.
The Red Wings opened training camp Thursday in Traverse City, Mich.
Detroit signed Daniel Alfredsson and Weiss and extended Pavel Datsyuk's deal, giving the franchise a better chance to have success as it shifts to the Eastern Conference...
With the Red Wings annual Traverse City training camp right around I’m going to sit down take a look at the roster and see what the lines might look like heading in to camp and in the season.The Red Wings made a Hugh splash in the off season with the sign of Daniel Alfredsson as well as the signing of Stephen Weiss. Alfredsson a player many thought would never leave Ottawa...
The Red Wings officially kick off training camp with three practices and a scrimmage today in Traverse City, and the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau's posted a link to the scrimmage's box score (it looks like all of the Wings' scrimmages and the Red vs. White game will be available on Pointstreak).
This morning, the Free Press's Helene St. James ponders several...
Aside from Clearygate and the various media availabilities that took place at on Thursday, training camp did get underway at Centre Ice Arena.
The Wings have been split into three teams--teams Lindsay, Delvecchio and Howe--and depending on who figuratively gets the short end of the stick, their days break down as follows:
The first team to practice takes part in a pair of practices...
Per the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau, here are the Red Wings' training camp "teams": Continue reading "Here are the Red Wings’ training camp teams"
Tire blew up on our way to Traverse City. #painful #uncle pic.twitter.com/pYosJvGyOJ
— Jordin Tootoo (@Jtootoo22) September 10, 2013
@Jtootoo22 how's the bus trip going? pic.twitter.com/WBQFXltV1I
— Cory Emmerton (@cemmer48) September 10, 2013
Maybe it’ll turn out that Helm and Mikael Samuelsson and Todd Bertuzzi are lost for the season and Cleary is back as an insurance policy, a fourth line stabilizer. If that’s the case, then signing him is simply a lateral move. But if his return means guys like Tatar and Nyquist don’t get their shot, it’s hard not to see this as a bad move for the Wings.
-Allan Muir of...
Things get complicated in the neutral zone, and that's what Friday's practices (despite its Bertuzzi-Nyquist-Tatar tales and quips and quotes) were about, though I do need to note this comment that Wings coach Mike Babcock made to the Free Press's Helene St. James, because it's essential:
Mike Babcock said he reassembled his lines just based on “who has a chance...