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As the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek suggests, the dearth of substantiated trade talk around this year’s trade deadline, which will hit at 3 PM EST today, may very well suggest that in this year of supercharged “parity” in the standings and uncertainty regarding the CBA to come, we’re more likely to actually witness 20-30 deals go down which could change the fortunes of AHL teams dramatically instead of significantly altering the faces of NHL franchises.
For the Red Wings, who’ve already made a significant move in adding Kyle Quincey last week, the team’s desire for a forward probably won’t be met, but it won’t be for a lack of trying on the parts of Red Wings GM Ken Holland, assistant GM Jim Nill and capologist Ryan Martin.
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I’ve done my best to cover the news regarding the Red Wings’ trade of Mike Commodore to the Tampa By Lightning and its return—a 7th-round pick and, internally, the opportunity for Brendan Smith to play tomorrow versus Columbus and perhaps steal Jakub Kindl’s spot as the team’s #7 defenseman going into the playoffs, but the Wings’ beat writers are also reporting that neither...
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...
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...
The Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller penned a column about former Anaheim Ducks and Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei, and it’s…It’s a difficult one to read, but it’s worth your time:
In one of his last acts on this Earth, Ruslan Salei made out his will. He and Bethann began planning his estate, setting up a trust for the kids. They talked about where he’d be buried...
As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to tangle with the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening (7 PM EST, FSD Plus/FS Ohio/WXYT), the Free Press’s Helene St. James reports that the Wings will play particularly shorthanded—sans Jonathan Ericsson (wrist), Pavel Datsyuk (knee), Kyle Quincey (groin) and now Nicklas Lidstrom, whose ankle remains sore after being hit by a puck last Saturday...
Mike Commodore, traded to Tampa Bay on Monday, didn't make his presence felt on the ice much this season, but he was the Red Wings' king of tweets. So that's how he reacted to the trade: "Get the #sunscreen ready... #spf70 #Tampa." Yeah, Florida and redheads don't mix. But seriously, folks, he also tweeted:
DETROIT (AP) Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home.
DETROIT – A second box of Stouffer’s lasagna sits to my right, consumed, HBO is on the TV, I’m laying on a box spring because the mattress was too soft and I’m starting a blog at 12:15 a.m. local time. Still think I have a glam life?
So anyway, Gabriel Landeskog for the Calder Trophy. I’ll have a bigger story on this in Monday’s paper, but Landy would...
RELATED: Lightning acquire D Mike Commodore for Conditional 7th-round pick
6-foot-4, 225-pound defenseman has played in 17 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season.
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native spe...
The second trade of the day happens just a little before 1pm. Not an earth shattering move, but a move none the less. Mike Commodore is on the move as he has been traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a conditional 7th round pick. A solid physical defenseman, this is mostly [...]
The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Mike Commodore to Tampa Bay for a seventh-round pick in 2013.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Mike Commodore from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home.