Found November 06, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Red Wings got back to work after an "off day" on Tuesday, hoping to build upon their solid road trip as the team prepares to host the Dallas Stars on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday and, after a short trip to Toronto to attend Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan's Hockey Hall of Fame inductions, the Winnipeg Jets next Tuesday. MLive's Ansar Khan delivered a predictably mixed set of injury news from the Wings' practice... Wings' Franzen skating today, like he did on Monday, but working with bottom two lines, possible indication that he's not ready for Thurs. ... Ericsson has returned to practice but not eligible to come off long-term IR until the end of next week. Smith (shoulder) not skating. Continue reading "Red Wings Wednesday practice post: Gustavsson, Ericsson practice, Franzen out, Tootoo waived"

Red Wings waive Jordin Tootoo

Per TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, it appears that the Red Wings have chosen to waive Jordin Tootoo: Waivers: Amount Tootoo, Jordin DET Pinizzotto, Steven FLA — Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) November 6, 2013 I don't expect there to be any takers for Tootoo, and if he clears waivers, the Wings would receive, per Capgeek, about $975,000 in cap relief given Tootoo...

Detroit Red Wings: End of the fighting era

When push came to shove, Jordin Tootoo was the odd man out. The Detroit Red Wings enforcer was placed on waivers after the Red Wings lost to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2. However, the defeat certainly wasn’t the reason why Tootoo had to be let go. “It’s just a numbers game, (too many forwards on the roster), that’s the reality…but I think Toots is a good man, a good teammate...

Pavel Datsyuk's stick handle leads to goal of the year candidate

BREAKING NEWS: Pavel Datsyuk has two hands and they’re very very very good.  Thursday night against the Dallas Stars, Datsyuk gave Jamie Benn diarrhea with this nifty little stickhandling move. It really is unfair.  Pav should have to play right-handed.  Or without a stick altogether.  He’s too good. via [Sporting News]

Red Wings place Jordin Tootoo on waivers

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers Wednesday. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says if Tootoo isn't claimed by Thursday, the team plans to keep him in Detroit. Tootoo does not have a point in eight games this season in the second year of his 5.7 million, three-year contract. He played in one playoff game last year after an eight...

Custance tells sometimes tall tales regarding Red Wings HHOF’er-to-be Chris Chelios

Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika penned quite the pair of stories about former Red Wings defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer-to-be Chris Chelios on Monday, and today, ESPN's Craig Custance relates no-less-than-legendary tales about Chelios, as told by his former teammates, opponents and friends: For fellow American players of his generation, so many of those stories...

Red Wings’ Brendan Smith placed on IR

The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman Brendan Smith on short-term injured reserve with what is being called a “slight shoulder injury”. The injury occurred during a fight with 41 seconds remaining in the third period of the Red Wings’ 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.  With the game already well out of hand and Red Wings on their way to their third...

Johan Franzen (‘not feeling good’), will miss tonights game

Johan Franzen, the Detroit winger hasn’t played since last Friday and he will not play tonight at home against the Dallas Stars. It is not clear when he’ll return to the Red Wings’ lineup. Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said  “I don’t know what the schedule is on Mule, I just know he’s not feeling good.” This per He apparently has an upper-body injury...

Starbucks vs Red Wings 11.7.13

Disgusting way to finish an otherwise really good game as the Wings fall to the Stars 4-3 in OT. More after the jump:  I’ll just get this out of the way now: I don’t fault Howard on the goals he let in, but he’s not a $5 million goalie right now. He just isn’t. Dallas capitalized on the few chances they had. Not good enough. I’m a little miffed that Detroit...

Adirondack Red Wings coach/AHL HOF’er Bill Dineen shares the story of bringing the Howes to the WHA

Bill Dineen will join the AHL's Hall of Fame next year, and he's being inducted largely on the basis of his contributions to the AHL as the coach of the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Glens Falls, NY, but Dineen did much more than coach the Adirondack Red Wings to a pair of Calder Cups. He also won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, and he just happened to coach Mark,...

Red Wings overnight report: looking back at the Western Canadian Trip; Mark Howe and Shahahan quips

The Detroit Red Wings took Tuesday off after having played 4 games in 4 cities over the course of 6 nights, but they'll get back at 'er at Joe Louis Arena today, preparing to host the Dallas Stars on Thursday (the 7-6-and-2 Stars defeated Boston 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday) and the Tampa Bay Lightning  on Saturday (the 10-4-and-2 Lightning haven't played since a 4-2...

Mark Spizzirri: Tootoo clears waivers; Franzen out again

Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! While the team prepares to face the Dallas Stars this evening, as anticipated, Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers after being placed on the waiver wire yesterday by the Detroit Red Wings. Currently, Ken Holland has stated Tootoo will remain with Detroit for the time being. However, the expectation is eventually once Jonathan Ericsson returns...

Detroit Red Wings Fall Again in OT, 4-3 to Dallas

Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings Stars 4 Red Wings 3FINAL     The Detroit Red Wings put on a good effort, but only gain a point, as they’re taken down 4-3 in OT by the Dallas Stars. The first period in this matchup was a rather uneventful one. Both sides took to playing tight, responsible defense to choke out the few offensive...

Red Wings ‘my off day’ news: Wings-Jets tailings and interviews with Shanahan and Mark Howe

The Red Wings are very understandably taking today off after having played 4 games in Western Canadian cities over the course of 6 nights, and I'm supposed to be taking the day off, but I need to go out and pick up medications and vote, so I may as well toss off a mid-day entry. A few late-breaking recaps of the Red Wings' egg-laying 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets popped...

GDT: Red Wings vs Stars

I think my eyes are bleeding...  Continue reading "[11/07/2013] GDT: Red Wings vs Stars"

Video: Brendan Shanahan discusses the Ray Emery fight

Brendan Shanahan was on Sportsnet's Hockey Central at Noon and one of the topics discussed was the Ray Emery fight.
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