Found August 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
With the KHL promising to expand its rosters in case of a lockout, Aftonbladet’s Hans Abrahamsson responding to the Swedish Eliteserien’s decision to deny entry to players who won’t commit to balance-of-the-year deals entry into the league by suggesting that the Allsvenskan will gobble up players, and Henrik Zetterberg more or less being given the opportunity to apologize for admitting that he’s going to stay in North America to help the NHLPA by telling Expressen’s Hans Abrahamsson that if the full season is cancelled due to a lockout, he will come home to Sweden, and Tomas Tatar doesn’t seem to understand that any players contracted to NHL clubs with two-way clauses and/or those who are signed to entry-level deals exempt from that “first two years, you’re in the NHL or you go back to Major Junior/European hockey” rule (more on this in a minute)... Player mobility and whether or not we see the purported mass-exodus of players to Europe and perhaps to the minor leagues (at present,...

Red Wings exec Kris Draper holds court on the state of the Wings, his managerial experiences

As noted yesterday evening, Red Wings executive Kris Draper both threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Great Lakes Loons game and spoke to the Saginaw News’s Erica Perdue about his experiences as a member of the front office and the “state of the Wings,” and he continued both conversations with the Midland Daily News’s Brittney Lohmiller: “I don’t think anyone is...

Red Wings overnight report: Athanasiou wants ice time and Lidstrom’s will be honored by his hometown

We occasionally hear it from ex-Red Wings—and Daniel Larsson’s still complaining about the fact that the Red Wings dared to tell him to get off the goal line in an interview with Marie Hallman—but most of the time, challenges to change and to deal with a little less ice time than players had expected are welcomed, so in the case of Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou, his...

Red Wings’ Johan Franzen Needs to Play Consistent and Angry

Johan Franzen has been known by Detroit Red Wings’ fans and teammates as “The Mule” throughout his career.   The Swedish forward has been one of the top goal scorers for the Red Wings since the 2007-08 season. Franzen has also performed well in the playoffs, scoring 38 career goals in postseason play. Following the 2008-09 season, [...] [[ This is a content summary only...

Johan Franzen Needs to Play Consistent and Angry

Johan Franzen has been known by Detroit Red Wings’ fans and teammates as “The Mule” throughout his career. The Swedish forward has been one of the top goal scorers for the Red Wings since the 2007-08 season. Franzen has also performed well in the playoffs, scoring 38 career goals in postseason play. Following the 2008-09 season, he was awarded an 11-year, $43.5 million contract...

Red Wings overnight report: on ‘pro camps,’ lockout talk and the inevitable Mule

Whether it’s on this side of the Atlantic or over in Europe, the vast majority of the Red Wings’ players have started to skate for the first time since either the Wings’ playoff loss to Nashville or, in slightly under half the team’s case, the World Championships. At this point, as the many Wings fans who took part in that Pure Michigan commercial on Tuesday will tell you...

Red Wings add Klima, Ysebaert, Drake, Unger to Winter Classic Alumni Showdown

From the Red Wings, the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown will include more blasts from the past: CONFIRMED: Dallas Drake, Petr Klima, Garry Unger, and Paul Ysebaert to participate in 2012 Alumni Showdown festivities.…— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 23, 2012

Detroit Sports Weekly 42: Red Wings’ lack of free agent activity due to impending lockout?

With the lack of Red Wings moves this offseason you have to wonder at this point whether or not it was all part of Ken Holland’s plan in preparation of an NHL lockout. After missing out on Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, was plan B Matt Carle and Alexander Semin or was it to stand pat and see what the new CBA had to offer? In this weeks edition we discuss just that along with the following...

Savage & Pleiness: Red WIngs make pitch to their UFA band-aid, offer Colaiacovo a 2-year deal

Via RedWingsFeed, it appears that Red Wings GM Ken Holland isn’t going to wait until the increasingly likely lockout ends to begin shoring up his roster. According to MLive’s Brendan Savage and the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness, the Wings aren’t going to go into September without at least ensuring that the team’s made some sort of move to shore up their undermanned blueline...

Carlo Colaiacovo Reportedly Offered 2-Year Deal by Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings still have a desperate need on their blue line and they've apparently turned to Carlo Colaiacovo to fill it. Continue reading →

Red Wings evening news: Swedish Snowballs, top prospects and a determined Sproul

Given the CBA gloom and doom of late, let’s count this as a positive: this afternoon, the Free Press’s Sylvia Rector revealed that Henrik Zetterberg is bringing Swedish “Snowballs” to Just Baked‘s Cupcake shops, and, via RedWingsFeed< WWJ Newsradio 950 shows us what these damn things look like. And I quote from their press release: Continue reading "Red Wings...

Red Wings, Maple Leafs Add More Players to Alumni Showdown Rosters

The rosters keep on growing. The Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs have each added players for the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown. The showdown will take place December 31 at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Red Wings have added former defenseman Aaron Ward and forwards Red Berenson, Jimmy Carson, and Dennis Polonich. The Maple Leafs have added enforcers Brad May and Dave...

Report: Red Wings Make Offer for Carlo Colaiacovo

The Detroit Red Wings have submitted an offer to free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, True Hockey’s Andy Strickland reports. Colaiacovo spent last season with the St. Louis Blues, tallying 19 points in 64 regular season games. While he has dealt with injuries throughout his career, he would bring a boost to the Red Wings’ blue line that needs a replacement not just for Nicklas...

Red Wings mid-day news: Zetterberg’s confection, ‘A day in the life,’ a teaser and Flipping Fil

Amongst today’s Red Wings-related news: In addition to the whole remaining in Metro Detroit as he’s a member of the NHLPA’s negotiating committee thing, the Detroit Free Press’s Sylvia Rector reports that Henrik Zetterberg will be bringing a Swedish desert treat to Metro Detroit: Detroit Red Wing Henrik Zetterberg is helping bring a traditional European treat — Royal Swedish...

Summer Movie Poster

It's been a rough summer.  First was the no go on Suter and Parise, then came Ken Holland apparently being frozen in carbinite between July and August, and now a lockout looms.  So how to make it better?  A Josh Howard movie poster production.  It's a good one, after the break.  Amazing as usual. 
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