Found August 01, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:'s "30 in 30" series began today with a set of state-of-the-team articles about the Anaheim Ducks, and Pro Hockey Talk's kicking off a similar survey of the league's teams with "Detroit Red Wings Day on PHT." Ryan Dadoun begins a state-of-the-Wings articles by discussing the team's off-season moves... Detroit tends to be conservative in the free agent market, but they did take a chance by signing forward Stephen Weiss to a five-year, $24.5 million contract despite the fact a wrist injury limited him to just 17 games last season. The Wings also managed to surprise the hockey world by luring longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson to their side. Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: state-of-the-Wings articles, a buy-out window and David Pope, Wings fan"

Red Wings overnight report: on the Tvrdon tug of war, Eaves and the…Islanders?

This time of year is anything but quiet in terms of young players engaging in tournaments and national team selection camps--Under-18 players will take part in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament from August 5th-10th, for example, Team Canada's going to hold part of its World Junior selection camp in Brossard, Quebec starting in August 4th (Anthony Mantha and Jake Paterson are...

Wings to retire Lidstrom's number

After a two-decade career with the Detroit Red Wings that included 1,827 games (regular season and playoffs), four Stanley Cups, 318 goals and 1,007 assists, Nicklas Lidstrom retired in May 2012 as one of the greatest defensemen ever. "Sadly, this year it's painfully obvious to me that my strength and energy level are not rebounding enough for me to continue to play,"...

Lidstrom's number to be retired by Red Wings

Former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom will have his No. 5 retired in a ceremony next season. The Red Wings announced Thursday that Lidstrom will be honored before a March 6 game against the Colorado Avalanche. Lidstrom retired last year after a career in which he won four Stanley Cups with Detroit. Lidstrom was a seven-time winner of the Norris Trophy, which goes to the...

Red Wings mid-day news: on Alfredsson and Weiss, Paterson and Bertuzzi and tomorrow’s Hockeyfest

By the time I wrapped up my overnight report and tried to settle down, Finnish Twitter users were serenading me to sleep with news from the first SM-Liiga's open practices, and if ever you needed a reminder that NHL'ers preparations for the 2013-2014 season are in fact underway,'s Symon Szemberg finds himself in Gothenburg, Sweden, where a certain new Wing was...

Red Wings to retire Nick Lidstrom’s number 5

The Detroit Red Wings will be retiring Nick Lidstrom’s jersey on March 6, 2014. In a fitting show of respect for one of the greatest defensemen to ever play in the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings will retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s jersey number- 5. Lidstrom played his entire 20-year NHL career in Detroit, winning four Stanley Cups and seven Norris Trophies as the...

Detroit Red Wings Set ‘Nicklas Lidstrom Night’ for March 6, vs. Colorado

Nicklas Lidstrom’s jersey will be raised to the Joe Louis Arena rafters on March 6, 2014, before the Detroit Red Wings take on the Colorado Avalanche. That game marks the Avalanche’s only trip to Detroit this season — another bit of fallout from the Wings’ move to the Eastern Conference. The NHL Network will broadcast the game nationally and, one would expect, air the Lidstrom...

St. James: Nicklas Lidstrom’s excited about next March’s rafter-raising of #5

On Thursday, the Red Wings announced that they will raise Nicklas Lidstrom's #5 to the rafters on March 6th, 2014, and this morning, the Free Press's Helene St. James published a short conversation that she had with Lidstrom after the announcement was made: [H]ere's what Lidstrom told the Free Press about the big day ahead: "It's a tremendous honor to have...

Red Wings to retire Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 in March

In what comes as no shock to anybody anywhere the Detroit Red Wings will retire the No. 5 sweater of Nicklas Lidstrom. The Wings announced that the ceremony to honor Lidstrom one of the very best players to ever skate by retiring his jersey on March 6 against the Avalanche. It's an honor more than deserved for a former captain and star on the Detroit blue line for many years...

Red Wings to retire Nicklas Lidstrom's jersey number

Former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom will have his No. 5 retired in a ceremony next season. The Red Wings announced Thursday that Lidstrom will be honored before a March 6 game against the Colorado Avalanche. Lidstrom retired last year after a career in which he won four Stanley Cups with Detroit. - CBC.caLidstrom is known as one of the best defenseman in NHL history and...

Red Wings overnight report: on courting rink controversy, DeKeyser and Kronwall’s charity game

Regardless of your opinion regarding the Red Wings' new rink and the funding surrounding it, there are at least facts available about the public and private portions of its construction costs, the rink proposal itself and who's in charge. If anything, the various websites on both sides of the political aisle are pissing me off (and again, I'm a moderate independent) because...

Red Wings overnight report: Abdelkader, Emmerton, moving East and the start of the 13-14 news cycle

As I perused the foreign-language newspapers, I found a photo gallery of Slovan Bratislava playing Spartak Moscow in a KHL exhibition game. This past week, Biosteel Sports has done its best to inform YouTube and Twitter that Gary Roberts and Matt Nichol are about to beat the **** out of a crop of NHL'ers whose ranks include star players and one Brendan Smith in Toronto. Ken...

Lidstrom Sweater Will Be Retired On March 6, 2014

UPDATE: The Wings will honor Nick Lidstrom by officially retiring #5 on March 6 when we host the Avalanche. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 1, 2013

We’re all Detroit

“At least we’re not Detroit” might seem like an especially comforting idea these days. Here’s Dave Zirin at The Nation on some “mind boggling headline juxtaposition” from the erstwhile Motor City: You have, on one day, “Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in History.” Then on the next, you have “Detroit Plans to Pay For New [$650 million] Red Wings Hockey...
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