Found June 08, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Updated 2x at 3:29 PM: Chris Conner’s European agent may be steering him toward Sweden, and Jimmy Howard will be a Grand Marshal at the Quicken Lanes 400 at the Michigan International Speedway: This afternoon’s crop of Red Wings news may as well be called, “Variations on the overnight report’s themes,” because I’ll begin this entry with chatter about Nicklas Lidstrom’s future, and then offer some updates about Red Wings players before devolving into inevitable free agent discussion. First and foremost, the Red Wings, the Swedish national team and Vasteras IK, among other organizations, all want to give Nicklas Lidstrom at least part-time employment in an ambassadorial role, but the Hockey News’s Adam Proteau suggests that Lidstrom will at least take this summer off, and after that, he may choose to simply remain a full-time dad for the first time in his life. Cue the “Ask Adam” feature! Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: on Lidstrom’s future, Cleary and Brunnstrom updat...

Report: Prospect's cause of death revealed

News of the death of Red Wings prospect Bryan Rufenach broke on Wednesday, and on Thursday a report detailed what caused the 23-year-old's unexpected passing. 

With Lidstrom retired, who will be the next Captain?

The news that every Detroit Red Wings fan was dreading came true  Thursday May 31st as future Hall of Fame defenseman and longtime Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom decided to retire from the game after 20 years with Detroit. Nick was handed the Captaincy after former teammate Steve Yzerman retired back in 2006. Since then, Nick [...]

Red Wings overnight report: on free agent uncertainty and more 97 Cup reminisces

On a very grumpy morning for a mildly aggravated blogger: Regardless of what you, I or Red Wings GM Ken Holland would like to believe as to whether Zach Parise, Ryan Suter or any other player might test the waters of unrestricted free agency, the plain and simple truth of the matter is that it’s the player’s decision. The player’s current rights-holders can do everything in...

Red Wings overnight report: Winter Classic pricing emerges, sort of, and a free agent tease

If you didn’t happen to see it yesterday afternoon, Winging it in Motown offered the initial pricing info regarding the Red Wings’ Winter Classic Alumni game at Comerica Park, as well as the main event at Michigan Stadium, and if you don’t feel like heading on over to the Wings’ website which provides images of the “pricing,” they’re available after the jump cut: Continue...

Red WIngs mid-day quickies: on Semin, a Rufenach tribute and the great chain of citation

On what remains a somewhat quiet Saturday in terms of Red Wings news… The biggest story of this afternoon’s news cycle involves the Wings’ most likely Zach Parise back-up plan in one Alex Semin. Via a heads-up from, Semin spoke to Sport-Express (the article lists no author some reason), and if you’re a fan of the streaky scorer, especially given his chemistry with...

NHL: Another Tragedy Strikes Detroit Red Wings’ Extended Family

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday evening, Detroit’s seventh round selection from the 2007 NHL Entry Draft Bryan Rufenach was electrocuted. This tragedy comes approximately nine months after the Red Wings’ extended family lost former player and assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, former defenseman Ruslan Salei, and former draft pick and prospect Stefan Liv in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl...

Flyers vs Red Wings: Game 4 6.7.1997

Tonight we live blog the game that ended so much frustration. Whether you want to pretend this is actually 1997 all over again or you just want to relive the game is up to you.You can find the game here or you can find it on your Celebration of Champions DVD box set. Puck drops at 8:00 EST. Then at 9:20 EST, head over to twitter to thank McCarty for being awesome. He's not following...

Detroit Red Wings Links: Could Matt Carle Be Plan B if Ryan Suter Stays in Nashville?

CSNPhilly brings up the possibility of Detroit turning its attention to Flyers defenseman Matt Carle, should Ryan Suter re-sign in Nashville. Continue reading →

Red Wings overnight report: More 97 Cup reminisces, a Larionov profile and mixed messages

A day after the Free Press posited a Mitch Albom reminisce from June 7th, 1997, and a few hours after Fox Sports Detroit posted a special section commemorating the Red Wings’ first Stanley Cup win of the modern era (links regrettably go to my blather surrounding said stories), the Detroit Free Press gave the Wayback machine another push. Continue reading "Red Wings overnight...

Red Wings mid-day news: even more 97 Cup reminisces and free agent talk

Continuing a theme from the overnight report this morning, MLive’s Ansar Khan offers one more slate of reminisces and recollections of the Red Wings’ 1997 Stanley Cup win from a slightly different cast of characters, including then-GM Jimmy Devellano, Fox Sports Detroit analyst Larry Murphy and Wings exec Kris Draper: “I remember the first (Cup) very (vividly) because it happened...

A look at off-season defense market

Less than a month from today, the free agent frenzy will commence; it will be here before we know it! Where will Ryan Suter land? Who will ‘replace’ Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit? Here’s a quick look at the market for defensemen this summer…Teams potentially looking for an impact defenseman:Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, NY Islanders, Philadelphia, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa...

Many teams, the Red Wings included, are worried that puck possession hockey’s gone extinct

The Globe and Mail’s Roy MacGregor is on a crusade, as he always is when he writes about hockey. Whether he’s talking about concussions, fighting, prescription drug abuse, the nature of the game or his technical area of expertise in its “Canadianness,” and tonight, it’s no different. MacGregor took an interview most Wings fans have yet to hear, from assistant GM Jim Nill...
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