Found June 22, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
As noted last night, Red Wings GM Ken Holland suggested to the Windsor Star that the vast majority of the Red Wings' roster changes will involve Joakim Andersson, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser and Brian Lashoff joining the Wings on a full-time basis, and he both reiterated those points to the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness and expanded upon them, suggesting that all five players will be full-time Wings on a team that will indeed have to utilize trades or buy-outs to alleviate a roster crunch designed to accommodate the "youth movement": “I’m pretty comfortable saying that none of them are going through waivers. Someone will claim them, which means that we either have to have him on this team or we have to make some moves. We started the year with 23 players and you add those five, that’s 28, so we probably have 27 or 28 players." Beware the lure of free agency? That's what Holland told Pleiness... Continue reading "Red Wings eve...

Awesome: Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk faces Pavel Datsyuk in TSN’s Play of the Year Final

Via RedWingsFeed, this is just awesome, from TSN: We've reached the Final Round of's 2013 Play of the Year Showdown, and for the first time in POY history the final match-up features just one player, Pavel Datsyuk. Both of Datsyuk's plays have beat out outstanding goals, passes and saves to land in the final two spots of this year's Play of the Year competition...

Red Wings overnight report: Quincey Down Under, changing a neighborhood and Fil’s ‘numbers’

It's hit-or-miss this time of year. The past week and even Saturday yielded oodles of chatter about the shape of the Red Wings' roster to come, on Sunday, Crain's Detroit Business's Bill Shea revealed that the vast majority of the public funds for the Red Wings' follow-on rink will be paid for by those who can afford to contribute in Downtown Detroit's biggest...

St. James reports that the Red Wings may use trades, buy-outs to ease roster crunch

The Free Press's Helene St. James reports that the Red Wings' management plans on easing its roster crunch by making some pre-draft or pre-free-agency trades (the Wings have $10.6 million in Capgeek-estimated cap space, but they're going to spend $4 million-plus re-signing Joakim Andersson, Jakub Kindl, Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith, and they may need to spend up to...

Crain’s Detroit Business’s Shea reveals that the Red Wings’ new rink will be…corporately funded?

When getting down to brass tacks regarding the details surrounding and sources of funding for the Red Wings' follow-on rink and real estate development in sum--there's a 56%-private-funds-44%-public-ones split--the most controversial part of the dollar picture came at the beginning, when the State of Michigan legislature approved the diversion of $12.8 million in taxes collected...

Red Wings fans’ viewing options for Game 6: WDIV will not air the game

Detroit, the state of Michigan and the copyrighted marketing term "Hockeytown" have been openly mocked because our NBC affiliate, WDIV, is not airing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Here's the simple explanation as to why that's happening: on Monday night, as part of the "River Days" festival celebrating Canada Day on the Windsor side of the border...

Red Wings overnight report: I don’t expect the team to make many moves, but they could surprise us

I've spent the last...Oh, six weeks talking about the concept that the Red Wings' track record over the past three to five seasons--if not longer--provides the best indication of their future plans. I've suggested that the vast majority of the Wings' roster changes will come from within, i.e. via the maturation of Joakim Andersson, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist,...

Red Wings mid-day news: on locking up Datsyuk, Mrazek and a chat with a follow-on rink archtect

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related stories not involving Jeff Blashill or Pavel Datsyuk battling Pavel Datsyuk in TSN's Play of the Year showdown: The vast majority of our discussions over the last couple of days have involved the proposed follow-on rink that will replace Joe Louis Arena, as well as the surrounding economic development that's absolutely essential...

Red Wings overnight report: the Wings’ biggest changes will still involve ‘building from within’

Nine days removed from the draft and thirteen from the start of free agency, it's easy to read the Free Press's Helene St. James' report about the Wings' desire to move some bodies up front and/or use some cap compliance buy-outs, to think about the progress made by the Grand Rapids Griffins' players during their Calder Cup run, and to start letting our minds...
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