Found September 20, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
From the Red Wings' PR department: WINGS LAUNCH OPEN SKATE PROGRAM AS PART OF ONGOING ‘HOCKEYTOWN THANKS’ INITIATIVE … Fans Able To Hit The Ice At JLA During Lunchtime/Evening Sessions Next Week; Admission Is Free While Discounted Concessions Items Will Be Available … Detroit, MI… The Red Wings today announced a new open skate program at Joe Louis Arena that will afford local hockey enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of skating in the same rink as the 11-time Stanley Cup champs. Continue reading "Red WIngs launch open skate program at Joe Louis Arena"

Red Wings have given Tatar, Brunner their blessing to play overseas until AHL season begins

As noted in the post about Valtteri Filppula signing with Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish SM-Liiga, the Slovak press caused something of an uproar by announcing that Red Wings prosepct Tomas Tatar was about to sign a lockout contract with Dukla Trencin of the Slovak league. According to the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness, all reports suggesting that Tatar will be suspended...

Red Wings’ Nyquist, Smith prepare for a different set of challenges

The Red Wings' two top prospects, Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith, had assumed that they'd be spending this weekend in Traverse City, MI before attempting to stake their claims upon significant roles with the Wings this season, but instead of taking steps forward at the NHL level, they're heading to the AHL to reinforce some fundamentals and continue to develop as...

Red Wings’ Valtteri Filppula appears ready to sign with Jokerit Helsinki

Via RedWingsFeed, Finnish talboid Iltahleti is reporting that Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula is flying back to Finland from the U.S., and Ilitahleti states that Filppula will begin practicing with Jokerit Helsinki of the SM-Liiga on Saturday and Sunday. He'll presumably sign a contract with the team in short order. Also: Aftonbladet and Expressen are reporting that the...

Red Wings afternoon news: Filppula signs with Jokerit; Centre Ice financially stressed; Q and Babs

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news: If you missed it, Valtteri Filppula signed a lockout contract with Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish SM-Liiga; And in case you haven't already figured it out, the NHL's cancelation of preseason games yielded an indefinite "delay" in the holding of training camps, and the Free Presss (no author cited)...

Red Wings overnight report: Brunner and Datsyuk’s European addresses, and a could’a would’a preview

Wednesday's Red Wings player moves require something of a recap, so here it is: Jakub Kindl signed with HC CSOB Pojistnova Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga; Pavel Datsyuk signed with CSKA Moscow of the KHL; Valtteri Filppula signed with Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish SM-Liiga; With the Red Wings' blessing, Tomas Tatar is about to sign with a Slovak team...

One Red Wings European player signing, I can confirm: Jakub Kindl to Pardubice

With Pavel Datsyuk's KHL destination a mystery, disinformation and rumors rampant about Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson's playing plans and Cory Emmerton's destination unknown, following the Wings players' European playing options has felt like tiptoeing through a minefield. Thankfully one player pressed the "easy button" as Jakub Kindl shared his...

Pavel Datsyuk signs on to play with CSKA Moscow of KHL, other Wings secure deals overseas

Sorry AK Bars Kazan fans, it appears that you won’t be obtaining the services of Pavel Datsyuk. According to Sovietsy Sport, Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk has signed a deal to play with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, a team general managed by former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov. The news of this comes despite earlier reports that Datsyuk signed with AK Bars Kazan also...

Red Wings VP Jimmy Devellano preaches hardline stance regarding owners’ lockout

Well, Red Wings fans, if you ever wondered whether the team's ownership or front office supports the lockout, VP Jimmy Devellano sprung to Gary Bettman's defense while speaking to the (Victoria, British Columbia) Island News's Scott Harrigan--before suggesting that the players' rejection of the owners' CBA proposal is nothing less than an "ungrateful"...

Finnish websites reporting that Red Wings’ Valtteri Filppula will sign with Jokerit Helsinki

According to Iltahleti, Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta Sanomat (which broke the news), Valtteri Filppula has been practicing with Jokerit Helsinki since this past weekend, and he'll sign a contract with them shortly.

Red Wings afternoon news: all about European player movement

This afternoon's crop of Red Wings-related news almost entirely involves European news: Czech Extraliga team HC CSOB Pojistnova Pardubice officially announced its signing of Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl, as confirmed by, and Sportovni Noviny; Tomas Tatar has signed a short-term deal with SHK 37 Piestany of the Slovak Extraliga, and Tatar engaged...

Open skating at the Joe

With the players locked out, Joe Louis Arena is open to the public. The Red Wings on Thursday announced an open-skate program at the Joe. Four, one-hour sessions -- 11 a.m. until noon, noon until 1 p.m., 7 p.m until 8 p.m., and 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. -- will be held Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 24-26. Mandatory pre-registration for all sessions is open at www.DetroitRedWings.comOpenSkate...

Red Wings lose four home game gate receipts, concessions, etc. as NHL cancels preseason

Well, that iddn't take long,a nd you can consider training camp canceled. The Red Wings released the NHL's statement regarding canceling pre-season games... NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF PRESEASON SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPT. 30 NEW YORK (September 19, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30...

St. James: Red Wings’ front office, hockey operations staff will remain at work

Excellent news from the Free Press's Helene St. James, especially given the number of NHL teams that are laying waste to their front offices: the Red Wings will continue to employ their entire front office and hockey operations staff: John Hahn, senior director of communications, said this morning that they "don't have any plans to lay anyone off." Al...

Talkin’ about the Red Wings’ top prospects

This woudl usually be part of an "afternoon report," but with the news regarding the latest Red Wings' European player movement and the Grand Rapids Griffins' training camp receiving their own entries, this is a stand-alone: As the Plymouth Whalers open their season tonight and offer Wings fans the opportunity to watch an OHL powerhouse, the vast majority of...

Pavel Datsyuk to Play for CSKA Moscow; Valtteri Filppula Joins Finnish Team

Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula appear to be the latest Detroit Red Wings to land new gigs. Continue reading →
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