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Detroit Red Wings
Beware: auto-play highlight clips lurk within (sorry): I've at least spent a bordering-on-ridiculous amount of time talking about the Red Wings' possible free agency plans and their possible ramifications for current roster players, and I made sure to suggest that it is entirely possible that the Wings may simply try to re-sign UFA's-to-be Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller, ink their RFA's in Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl to new deals, to swing hard at a top-six, goal-scoring forward and/or a top-pair defenseman and, if they strike out...
Do nothing save prepare for Tomas Tatar's graduation to full-time NHL player status, buy out Mikael Samuelsson, and then wait until the eve of the regular season to see how the team's glut of forwards and defensemen (see: the possible returns of Darren Helm and Todd Bertuzzi possibly making Patrick Eaves, Cory Emmerton and even Jordin Tootoo trade bait, and the incredibly high ...
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The Detroit Red Wings may have a glut of forwards heading into the 2013-14 season, but it does not appear that will stop them from bring back pending unrestricted free agents Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller. That’s the word from MLive’s Ansar Khan: The Red Wings will head into next season with more players under contract than available roster spots but will make room for Cleary...
Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is the first Arab-American to play in the NHL.
Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is the first Arab-American to play in the NHL. There has been three Arab-Canadians to play in the NHL, but Abdelkader is the first American to play in the league and to also have an Arabic descent.
Justin Abdelkader is the son of Joseph and Sheryl...
The Red Wings, Damien Brunner and Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy have quite the pickle on their hands in attempting to determine what Brunner is "worth" in terms of both importance and monetary compensation thanks to what was an incredibly small sample size of his performance.
Brunner earned a total of $1.4425 million this past season, or at least 48 games' worth...
As we await the start of Game 3 of the Grand Rapids Griffins-Syracuse Crunch series (7 PM EDT, AHLLive.com/WOOD Radio), Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on ESPN 96.1 this afternoon, and I'll post that sometime during the game as their podcast page updates...
But he already appeared on WDFN's Matt Sheppard show this morning, and MLive's Josh Slaghter annotated Holland...
This qualifies as an emptying-out-the-notebook article, but MLive's Brendan Savage offers points regarding Jordin Tootoo's up-and-down season with the Red Wings that are worth repeating.
Tootoo wound up taking a prominent role as a forechecking forward as well as a "shift disturber" and enforcer over the course of 42 games played during his 2013 season capaign...
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The Grand Rapids Griffins spent Sunday night and Monday morning busing back to Grand Rapids from Syracuse, New York, where some might argue that a bizarre standard of officiating helped the Griffins take Games 1 and 2 of the Calder Cup Final.
Today, the Griffins will get back on the ice and prepare for...
In addition to today's mid-day stories, Michigan Hockey's Dave Waddell (via RedWingsFeed) offers two particularly intriguing comments from Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and GM Ken Holland regarding both the team's 2013 regular season and playoff perormance and the shape of its roster to come.
As Waddell notes, Babcock suggested that his team exceeded expectations in...
The Grand Rapids Griffins lost Adam Almquist's services thanks to a hard (and unnecessary) check from behind by Syracuse Crunch forward Richard Panik during Grand Rapids' 4-2 victory over the Crunch on Wednesday, and the Griffins practiced at Van Andel Arena this morning...
Morning skate starts soon as we prepare for tomorrow's SOLD OUT Calder Cup Finals Game...
The Grand Rapids Griffins' 4-2 victory over the Syracuse Crunch in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Final had some Red Wings-tinged moments, and some of them didn't recall pleasant memories: on the game's first goal, Richard Panik boarded Adam Almquist, who crumpled to the ice in the Griffins' left corner, and play was allowed to continue until Panik scored.
The same Panik...
Bryan Bickell, never a stranger around the front of the net, would provide the Red Wings with plenty of much needed grit this offseason. (Julie Rubes, Flickr)
The Detroit Red Wings’ frustrating end to the shortened 2013 season wasn’t necessarily a choke job considering the circumstances, but it did expose several offseason needs for the team’s roster.
In blowing a commanding...
The Grand Rapids Griffins were back on the ice this morning in Grand Rapids, preparing for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the AHL's Calder Cup Final against Syracuse.
The games take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively, and if you're wondering about attending, I can tell you that the tickets are being sold through the Griffins' website and from their ticket office...
The Red Wings will look to capitalize on a relatively successful run through the playoffs by adding a couple of key pieces this offseason. It’s no secret that some of the focus by GM Ken Holland will more than likely revolve around finding a top six forward specifically to pair with Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg as well as a top four defenseman to help offset last offseason’s...