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The Detroit Red Wings signed former Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser to a two-year contract Friday.
The 23-year-old DeKeyser, from Clay Township, had two goals and 13 assists in 35 games this season for the Broncos and was selected the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's best defensive defenseman for the second consecutive year. He was a free agent after going undrafted.
In 118 games in three seasons at Western Michigan, the 6-foot-3 defenseman had 12 goals and 37 assists. He also played two junior seasons with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the British Columbia Hockey League and the Sioux City Musketeers in the U.S. Hockey League.
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Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has always been known to have a great sense of humor. Whether it is his practical jokes or his ring tone, he’s always been a character. Last night, the Red Wings had a night off and were able to go to the movies in San Jose. No word on what Pavel Datsyuk saw with his teammate Damien Brunner, but the photos he took with the Monsters...
This was supposed to be part of the Red Wings-Blackhawks set-up, but the entry took up too much bandwidth, so one must think on one's feet, even at 4 AM.
Amongst this morning's Red Wings-related topics:
Regarding the trade deadline: Ken Holland followed up his conversation with NHL.com's Brian Hedger regarding the trade deadline by stating unequivocally to the Free...
The Detroit Red Wings will fly back to Detroit around 12:45 PM EDT today, and won't arrive until just before 5 PM, and their most immediate concern involves the health of one Johan Franzen, who suffered a "lower-body injury" during last night's 2-0 loss against San Jose. The Free Press's Helene St. James reports that whatever's ailing Franzen is bad enough...
The Detroit Red Wings appear to be the big winners in the Dan DeKeyser sweepstakes:
#NHL teams being told college prospect Dan Dekeyser has decided on the #Wings. #TradeTracker
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) March 29, 2013
Can Confirm that Western Michigan D man Dan DeKeyser has agreed to terms with the Detroit Red Wings.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) March 29, 2013
I know that my fellow members of the ever-twitchy Red Wings nation spent all of five minutes celebrating the Red Wings' signing of Danny DeKeyser before wondering what the team will do about Valtteri Filppula and whether the team can make playoff-strengthening moves at the trade deadline given Ken Hollad's comments to NHL.com's Brian Hedger (cue: Pavel Datsyuk's future...
This is not the news regarding a Red Wings defenseman that I was expecting this morning:
Wings assigned Carlo Colaiacovo to Grand Rapids for conditioning stint. He still counts toward their 23-man roster.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 29, 2013
Red Wings assign Colaiacoco to GR for conditioning stint
— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) March 29, 2013
In theory, the Detroit Red Wings and their fans should be happy as clams this morning. The Wings handed the Ducks back-to-back losses, took out the Coyotes, and, aside from Johan Franzen's "lower-body injury," mostly avoided the injury bug (see: Jakub Kindl taking a knee-on-knee hit and not getting seriously hurt) during their West Coast swing. The Wings took 6 of 8...
Sorry, I've been watching the game so this is making the rounds, but here's Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk dangling and dekeing Logan Couture out of his shorts on his birthday:
Thanks to HockeyVideoHD on YouTube for posting.
Per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi, with Carlo Colaiacovo ready to return from his shoulder injury and the fact that the Red Wings signed Danny DeKeyser, the team needed to make roster room, and it's done so by trading Kent Huskins to the Philadelphia Flyers:
Flyers have acquired D Huskins from Det for cond. pick
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) March...
Multiple reports started flowing in about 5 minutes ago, all with the same message, DeKeyser will be a member of the Detroit Red Wings.
George Malik of The Malik Report at KK will be all over it. Follow him as this plays out.
The Detroit Red Wings had little to get excited about during a 2-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, but Pavel Datsyuk’s incredible work on a first-period play against Logan Couture was an exception.
Datsyuk took a pass off the boards from Johan Franzen deep in the San Jose zone, then proceeded to pull off a crossover move on Couture that looked more appropriate for...
Hey, that's us! Highly sought after defenseman Danny DeKeyser has signed with the Red Wings. That whole “Noon decision” thing? Well, he may have decided at noon, but they kept a lid on it until closer to 5 ET. This is great news and we deserve to celebrate, but this signing is a bigger benefit to our future than our present situation. Still, Ken Holland gets to live another...
The Detroit Red Wings hope to sweep their Western U.S. road trip when they face off against the San Jose Sharks (10:30 PM EDT, FSD/CSN Bay Area/97.1 FM) tonight, but they face a particularly dificult task as the Sharks have handed the Ducks back-to-back losses, are desperate to improve their place in the Western Conference standings and plan on making good on game #2 of a 7-game...
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Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks
Venue: HP Pavilion; San Jose, CA
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FS-D; San Jose- CSN-CA
The Detroit Red Wings (17-11-5, 39 points, 5th place Western Conference) are currently playing some of their best hockey of the season and it could not come at a better...
So just over a week ago I left the desert, and the world of hockey fandom, briefly to visit the Pacific Northwest. Brother was graduating college, which for me was probably my own personal peak of achievement so I was happy to share his with him. Very proud of the guy and I feel I need not mention I watched zero hockey whilst using him as a middle man to treat myself to amazing food...