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The Red Wings will look to capitalize on a relatively successful run through the playoffs by adding a couple of key pieces this offseason. It’s no secret that some of the focus by GM Ken Holland will more than likely revolve around finding a top six forward specifically to pair with Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg as well as a top four defenseman to help offset last offseason’s loss of Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart.
The big question though at this point for Red Wings fans is who? Who could Holland target this offseason after holding his cards close to chest prior to the trade deadline.
According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Wings could have their eye on a couple of Blackhawk forwards in Bryan Bickell and Viktor Stalberg.
Here’s what St. James has to say on the two:
Bickell, 27, is 6-feet-4 and 220-plus pounds, the size that could make him a valuable net-front presence. He could be all the more important to the Wings if they don’t get Daniel Cleary re-sign...
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The Detroit Red Wings may have a glut of forwards heading into the 2013-14 season, but it does not appear that will stop them from bring back pending unrestricted free agents Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller. That’s the word from MLive’s Ansar Khan: The Red Wings will head into next season with more players under contract than available roster spots but will make room for Cleary...
The Red Wings, Damien Brunner and Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy have quite the pickle on their hands in attempting to determine what Brunner is "worth" in terms of both importance and monetary compensation thanks to what was an incredibly small sample size of his performance.
Brunner earned a total of $1.4425 million this past season, or at least 48 games' worth...
In addition to today's mid-day stories, Michigan Hockey's Dave Waddell (via RedWingsFeed) offers two particularly intriguing comments from Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and GM Ken Holland regarding both the team's 2013 regular season and playoff perormance and the shape of its roster to come.
As Waddell notes, Babcock suggested that his team exceeded expectations in...
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The Grand Rapids Griffins spent Sunday night and Monday morning busing back to Grand Rapids from Syracuse, New York, where some might argue that a bizarre standard of officiating helped the Griffins take Games 1 and 2 of the Calder Cup Final.
Today, the Griffins will get back on the ice and prepare for...
The Detroit Red Wings' brass is doubtlessly pleased with the Grand Rapids Griffins' progress given that the team's one win away from a Calder Cup championship. After Game 3, Wings coach Mike Babcock suggested that Luke Glendening will play at the NHL level at some point (and he praised Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan, too) we already know that the team's planning on...
If you've always wanted to be treated like a Red Wings player, and you've got the money to spend, he Detroit Red Wings are hosting one hell of a fantasy camp experience in August:
RED WINGS TO HOST EXCLUSIVE FANTASY CAMP PRESENTED BY MILLER LITE
… Participants to Join Hockeytown Legends for Ultimate Fan Experience at Joe Louis Arena …
Detroit, MI… The Detroit...
Beware: auto-play highlight clips lurk within (sorry): I've at least spent a bordering-on-ridiculous amount of time talking about the Red Wings' possible free agency plans and their possible ramifications for current roster players, and I made sure to suggest that it is entirely possible that the Wings may simply try to re-sign UFA's-to-be Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary...
The Grand Rapids Griffins lost Adam Almquist's services thanks to a hard (and unnecessary) check from behind by Syracuse Crunch forward Richard Panik during Grand Rapids' 4-2 victory over the Crunch on Wednesday, and the Griffins practiced at Van Andel Arena this morning...
Morning skate starts soon as we prepare for tomorrow's SOLD OUT Calder Cup Finals Game...
The Grand Rapids Griffins' 4-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Final had some Red Wings-tinged moments, and some of them didn't recall pleasant memories: on the game's first goal, Richard Panik boarded Adam Almquist, who crumpled to the ice in the Griffins' left corner, and play was allowed to continue until Panik scored.
The same Panik...
Yahoo Sports' Eric Adelson reports that yesterday marked the 15th 16th anniversary of the limousine crash that all but paralyzed Red Wings trainer Sergei Mnatsakanov and yielded a severe brain injury for Vladimir Konstantinov, just as Vladdie was establishing himself as a Norris Trophy-caliber defenseman. He spoke to Konstantinov's wife about Konstatinov's continued slow...
Bryan Bickell, never a stranger around the front of the net, would provide the Red Wings with plenty of much needed grit this offseason. (Julie Rubes, Flickr)
The Detroit Red Wings’ frustrating end to the shortened 2013 season wasn’t necessarily a choke job considering the circumstances, but it did expose several offseason needs for the team’s roster.
In blowing a commanding...
The Grand Rapids Griffins were back on the ice this morning in Grand Rapids, preparing for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the AHL's Calder Cup Final against Syracuse.
The games take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively, and if you're wondering about attending, I can tell you that the tickets are being sold through the Griffins' website and from their ticket office...
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The Grand Rapids Griffins can capture their first Calder Cup title tonight when they battle the Syracuse Crunch in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Final this evening (7 PM EDT, AHLLive.com/WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids/WOOD Radio), and they'll do so in front of an AHL-attendance-record-setting, sold-out Van Andel Arena audience (the Griffins...