Found February 26, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke to three Red Wings beat writers about his trade deadline strategy as it will be affected by Jonathan Ericsson’s broken wrist—and it won’t change his plans one bit. at present Holland told the Free Press’s Helene St. James that the Wings plan on allowing Jakub Kindl and Mike Commodore to battle it out for the #6 spot on defense while continuing to look for a depth forward (and the Freep’s repeated her comments on their sports page)... Per Holland today: Ericsson (wrist) estimate still one month. Minutes for now will go to Kindl/Commodore. No plans at moment for Smith but.. ... #RedWings would like to see Brendan Smith get into a few more NHL games before playoffs. ... Also, Holland talking away to colleagues. #RedWings would like to add forward, but not many sellers & prices are high. ... “@NHLOn_The_Ice: I would LOVE to see Smith get a call up to see him get a shot next year in NHL” He’ll be with #RedWings in ‘12-13 Holland confirmed his...

Red Wings D Ericsson to miss a month with chip fracture in wrist

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson has a chip fracture in his wrist and may miss up to a month.Ericsson was hit by a shot from a teammate in the second period of a 4-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Detroit coach Mike Babcock told reporters the bad news after the game.Ericsson has one goal and nine assists and is a plus-17 in 63 games for the Red Wings this season.

Holland Looking For Size Up-Front

from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, With 13 of the 15 teams in the Western Conference still alive in the playoff picture, trade talks have slowed to a snail’s pace. “I’ve had some conversations over the last three or four days, a couple more today,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said in a phone interview Sunday afternoon. “There’s not a lot going on. We’ll...

Red Wings GM Ken Holland explains why he more or less stood pat at the deadline

Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke to 97.1 the Ticket’s Mike Valenti and Terry Foster about his decision to only jettison Mike Commodore at the trade deadline, and 97.1 the Ticket posted a superb summation thereof… “In most cases, in all cases, the players that were moved, we were aware of, in some cases, we made offers. Ultimately, obviously, we couldn’t, didn’t offer enough...

Red Wings GM Ken Holland still looking for depth up front

As it turns out, Red Wings GM Ken Holland isn’t necessarily done making moves after having surrendered a first-round draft pick to Tampa Bay for Kyle Quincey. Holland told the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness that he’d like to add a depth forward as well but because so many teams still harbor some sort of playoff aspirations thanks to tightly-packed standings that they’re still...

Red Wings’ Ericsson out for a month with a broken wrist

As noted earlie this evening, the Detroit Red Wings will have to give Jakub Kindl and Mike Commodore at least a few weeks’ worth of attempts to regain their jobs—alongside the newly-acquired Kyle Quincey—as Jonathan Ericsson was lost to a broken wrist, as reported by MLive’s Ansar Khan... Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will be out one month...

Red Wings-Avalanche no take: Wings petition Ken Holland for reinforcements

I’m writing this from a wedding where two Plaza brothers danced with two separate women at the same time, so my mind’s already blown by the improbable coming true…And from what I gather, the Red Wings are in the process of letting the Blues back into the Central Division race by dropping their third straight game despite a furious third period comeback attempt, losing by a...

Wings lose game and Ericsson

Jonathan Ericsson suffered a fractured left wrist in his first shift of the second period in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to Colorado Saturday night at JLA. (Photo by Dave Reginek) ...

Jonathan Ericsson Out With Chipped Bone In Wrist

Mike Babcock made the announcement post-game. Looks like a 4-6 week injury to me.

Red Wings-Avalanche wrap-up: Wings exhaust their margin for error, coach’s patience

The Detroit Red Wings now sit a point behind the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Canucks and find themselves in a dogfight with the nearly unbeatable St. Louis Blues again. The Blues sit two points behind the Wings because Detroit has dropped 3 straight games, to Chicago, Vancouver and on Saturday, their second at home in what’s become an all-too-predictable case of hanging...

Back to Hockey

Well, gang - it's back to hockey.  Today is the first day that the Red Wings can start proving that Kenny Holland was right NOT to sell the farm or trade away assets because this team is capable of winning the Cup without looking for outside help.Kenny was never a guy to make moves for the sake of making moves.  I know we're all still pretty peeved at him for standing idly...

Holland: Wings wanted to add forward at deadline, but price didn't fit

Ken Holland kept coming back to the same phrase as he assessed why the Red Wings were quiet on trade deadline day: There wasn't a fit.

What Happened Kenny?

This is just a taste.  I went to bed the minute the deadline passed. It was 2301 CVST (Carl Vinson Standard Time) and I was highly, highly pissed.  I believe this was a failure on an epic scale.  It was either Okie or JJ who said repeatedly last night, “Opportunity is a fickle *****.”  Exactly.  And it’s been my experience that once you start turning down opportunities...
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