Found July 28, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
I’m heading on vacation for a week today, and as such, my availability will be limited for the vast majority of the next week. I’m heading to the U.P. and a location where internet access extends to a “clubhouse” but not the cabin I’ll be staying in—I will kinda sorta be on vacation—so if anything big breaks, Paul will cover it here, but I’ll only checking in a couple of times a day. I’ll return on Saturday, August 4th and will take things a bit slow due to the time of year (here’s hoping that it’s not too quiet). Before I embark on a 400-mile drive with the mom: As you might expect in late July, the news cycle is a feast-or-famine one, and we begin with St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock’s assessment of the state of the Red Wings in a discussion of the Blues’ Central Division rivals, held with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford: Continue reading "Red Wings morning report: leaving on a predictably strange note"

Abdelkader close to new deal? Emmerton could be odd man out

A deal between the Red Wings and RFA forward Justin Abdelkader may not be too far away. According to the Detroit Free Press, GM Ken Holland plans to meet with the 25-year old forward (as well as Tomas Holmstrom) when he makes his way back to Detroit in the coming week. Both sides have shown a mutual interest in getting a deal done while Abdelkader has decided not to file for...

Ken Holland talks about his in-progress rebuilding of the Red Wings

Paul already posted Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s take on collective bargaining agreement negotiations in a conversation Holland had with the Vernon Morning Star’s Kevin Mitchell , and here’s his take on helping the Wings navigate a difficult transition period (sorry for the sloppy cutting and pasting of text—I’m writing this from my phone): Continue reading "Ken Holland...

Frei: Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore lawsuit pushed back till January 2013

Via RedWingsFeed, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but involves a member of the Red Wings and what is sure to be an incredibly difficult time for him. From the Denver Post’s Terry Frei: Finally scheduled to begin on Sept. 24 in Ontario, the trial in the lawsuit of former Avalanche forward Steve Moore against Todd Bertuzzi, the Vancouver Canucks and Marc Crawford...

Believe - Because It's The MF'ing Detroit Red Wings

After spending 3 days dealing with the stress of taking the Bar and ignoring everything hockey, I was hoping to reawaken to the hockey world by opening and see that the Wings signed Semin and/or Doan.   So I'll admit, it stung when I saw these two stories: Yup, a double kick right into the gut.  There was part of me that wanted to fling my computer across the room...

Red Wings early overnight report: Doan believe the hype? Wings probably bowed out for good reasons

On a tumultuous day for Red Wings’ fans collective and individual emotional well-being, I’d usually stuff this into an overnight report, but we might as well shake the bad news out of the bad news tree while it’s giving: MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that Aaron Ward’s suggestion that the Red Wings have chosen to step out of the bidding for Shane Doan is indeed true, but it’s...

A ‘what it’s really about’ story: Grand Rapids Griffins coach Blashill’s son ok after heart surgery

The fact that new Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill didn’t attend the Red Wings’ summer development camp raised some eyebrows among Wings fans, but I tried to tread very gently in that area because I knew what was happening: Blashill’s 2-year-old son, Owen, was slated to have surgery to repair a hole in his heart at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s...

Red Wings mid-day news: updates on Doan and Eaves, on Smith’s ‘breakout’ and charitable news

Given my personal schedule for the day (running errands and packing for tomorrow’s trip “up north” for a week), and perhaps for all of our nerves’ sake after the no Semin/no Doan bummerfest that was Thursday, today’s crop of Red Wings news is relatively sparse and spartan—at least by this incredibly busy July news cycle’s standards (knock on wood). • Well, okay...

Detroit Red Wings Links: Alexander Semin Signs in Carolina; Shane Doan Now Too Expensive?

Here’s all the latest offseason news and information from around the web for the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, July 27 Alexander Semin officially isn’t coming to Detroit. The foreward signed a one year, $7 million dollar deal with the … Continue reading →

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“I think everybody is cautiously optimistic. What provides optimism right now is they’re meeting on a regular basis. They’re meeting two or three times a week. There are a lot of people involved and hopefully they can find a solution that works for everybody.” -Ken Holland, GM of the Detroit Red Wings on the on-going CBA negotiations.  More on the Red Wings from Kevin Mitchell...
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