Found May 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Before the Red Wings’ brass sits down for next week’s organizational meetings, the team’s amateur scouts are spending this week in Toronto, attending the NHL’s Draft combine, and they’re probably doing so while wincing: the Wings acquired Kyle Quincey in exchange for the team’s first-round draft pick, which, at the time of Quincey’s arrival, was still in the mid-20’s, but the Wings’ late-season slide means that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be utilizing the 19th overall pick at Detroit’s expense. By Wings standards, that’s a ridiculously high pick, especially given this year’s supposedly “weak” draft class yielding a high probability of players ranked just outside of the “top ten” drifting down to that 19th spot, but the Wings’ scouts at least hope that by the time the 49th pick (or thereabouts, depending on compensatory shenanigans on the NHL’s part) comes around, they’ll still be able to draft a first-rounder who’s slipped through the cracks, as assistant GM Jim Nill

Red Wings overnight report: Ken Holland, full of ideas; on Pulkkinen and Big Red

Red Wings GM Ken Holland consistently brings new ideas to general managers’ meetings, and while the Wings’ amateur scouts take in the draft combine in Toronto, Holland will visit with the NHL’s GM’s in New York today. Holland successfully lobbied his peers to change the tiebreaker for playoff seeding from any win to regulation or overtime wins, he’s discussed the concept...

Red Wings evening news: on prospect rankings and an ‘aww’ as Pavel Datsyuk’s daughter’s interviewed

The Red Wings kicked off their work week with a bit of a bang by signing potential 20-goal-scorer Teemu Pulkkinen to a 3-year, entry-level contract, and while most of the Wings’ brass is at the NHL’s draft combine, we know that they’re going to ink perhaps their most NHL-ready prospect (despite the fact that he’ll remain with his Swedish team, Brynas IF) in Calle Jarnkrok...

That’s two: Red Wings sign Calle Jarnkrok, have to sign Tomas Jurco by tomorrow

Yesterday, the Red Wings signed Teemu Pulkkinen to an entry-level deal, and today, they’ve signed super-Swede Calle Jarnkrok to a similar deal: RED WINGS SIGN JARNKROK TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT … Selected by Detroit in Second Round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Swedish Forward Skated with Franzen, Zetterberg, Ericsson and Kronwall at 2012 IIHF World Championships … Detroit, MI…The...

Hasek considering NHL return

Future Hall of Fame goalie Dominic Hasek has been keeping himself in shape and is contemplating coming out of retirement at the age of 47. Two teams are reportedly interested.

One down, two to go: Red Wings sign Teemu Pulkkinen

According to the Red Wings’ Twitter account, the team has signed the first of three prospects they plan on signing this week to an entry-level contract: The Red Wings have signed Teemu Pulkkinen to a three-year entry level contract. He was a 4th round pick (111th overall) in the 2010 Draft. The Wings will also sign Tomas Jurco and Calle Jarnkrok to entry-level deals in short...

Mark Spizzirri: Red Wings sign forward prospect Calle Jarnkrok to entry-level contract

The Detroit Red Wings continue to reinforce their roster with the announcement of an entry-level contract signed by their 2010 2nd round draft pick (51st overall), Calle Jarnkrok of Brynas IF (Swedish Elite League). Here is the official press release announcing the newest addition to the Red Wing forward group: RED WINGS SIGN JARNKROK TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT Selected by...

Pavel Datsyuk earns “Master of Sport” in Russia

Apparently the Russians are just finding out what Detroiters have known for over a decade – Pavel Datsyuk is a fairly decent hockey player.  Datsyuk was named a Master of Sport in his native country, one of the highest honors a Russian athlete can achieve. The honor is generally given to highly-accomplished Olympic athletes.  Other former Red Wings to receive recognition are Sergei...

Ah hell…Red Wings call press conference regarding Nicklas Lidstrom’s future

There’s a rumor going around that Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will retire tomorrow, and while I’m not convinced of it…The Red Wings just confirmed that something is up: The Red Wings have called a press conference tomorrow morning at Joe Louis Arena. Ken Holland and Nick Lidstrom are expected to speak. Cross your fingers, toes and veins, folks. Update: Per DetroitRedWings...

Mark Spizzirri: Red Wings sign forward prospect Teemu Pulkkinen to entry-level deal

The Detroit Red Wings announced this afternoon the first of three expected signings prior to the June 1st deadline to sign 2010 draft picks to entry-level deals. Here is the official press release announcing the newest addition to the Red Wing stable: RED WINGS SIGN PULKKINEN TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT … Forward has Represented Finland at Numerous International Tournaments …...

Red Wings overnight report: regarding Tomas Jurco, family ties and a little chat with Gordie

On Sunday, the Free Press’s Helene St. James more or less sketched out the Red Wings brass’s plans after their amateur scouts attend this week’s draft combine in Toronto, with an organizational powwow more or less determining the team’s approaches to re-signing their restricted free agents, decision-making processes regarding unrestricted free agents-to-be Tomas Holmstrom...

A Look at the Red Wings’ 2012 Free Agents: Darren Helm

This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]

Pulkkinen Signed

Amidst all the rumblings around here about Dominik Hasek yesterday, the Red Wings went out and made an official signing - their fourth round NHL Draft selection back in 2010.20 year-old Teemu Pulkkinen has been signed to a three-year entry level deal.Pulkkinen is just the second Finnish born player that Detroit has ever drafted...heartbreaker (my wife's anyway) Valtteri Filppula...

Lockout + Wings attempts to publicly subsidize new rink = bad mix

On Monday, Crain’s Detroit Business’s Bill Shea penned an article about the adverse effects of a lockout upon any attempts by the Red Wings’ ownership to secure public subsidies for Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on facility, but the article’s blocked by a paywall, so MLive’s Brendan Savage provides the gist of Shea’s article (via RedWingsFeed) in publicly-accessible form...

An Unlikely Return

So I caught whispers of a rumor that Jan Mursak may be changing his number next season.  In fact, it may be for the same reason that Johan Franzen changed his number from 39 to 93 after his rookie season in 2005-2006.The return of Dominik Hasek.I wouldn't post such a ridiculous notion unless there was a news source to back it up.  The Dominator, according to the Midland Free...

Nicklas Lidstrom to retire?

The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for 11 am on Thursday with Ken Holland and team captain Nicklas Lidstrom. It is being speculated that this presser will be the one that all Red Wings fans have been fearing for the last few seasons, and that is to announce the retirement of the [...]
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