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I slept well. Thank you for asking me. And I woke up content. Well, not content…but I did wake up optimistic. Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) ripped us pretty good yesterday. He said we were spoiled, that Kenny Holland deserves the “benefit of the doubt”, that we should give him the credit he deserves for ‘08, for simply getting to Game 7 in ‘09 and even for making offers to Suter and Parise. In turn, I called him an elitist MSM and Ken Holland’s BFF, which I think is frowned upon in both GM and reporter circles.
Cotsonika may have been right. We (I) may have been tough on Holland yesterday, especially when you consider how much work remains today and the rest of the summer.
I just don’t like the mainstream media shaking their heads at us and scolding fans for having opinions. You’re not the boss of me, Nick.
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Will the Red Wings land defenseman Ryan Suter as an unrestricted free agent? Perhaps, but it appears the franchise will have to wait until Monday for that decision.In the meantime they altered their chemistry up front: They brought back old friend Mikael Samuelsson with a two-year, $6 million deal. He is classic Detroit player: Skilled and versatile.To add some sandpaper, the Red...
This has turned into a siege. As you already know, both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have chosen to wait until at least Tuesday to make their decisions, and Jiri Hudler signed a 4-year deal with the Flames on Monday afternoon…
But my decision to just cram as much as I could into the mid-day post meant that you missed Mikael Samuelsson speaking to the Wings’ media corps, which...
Updated 6x at 3:19 PM: This is nuts in the Red Wings news department, from Clipper 377 on Twitter:
Flight data says a gulfstream registered to the Red Wings left Madison WI 40 mins ago. Bringing Suter? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N559LC
A Gulfstream 4 Owned by the Detroit Red Wings parent company left Madison WI 45 mins ago. Carrying Ryan Suter? #NHL
As Paul already posted, the Red Wings have indeed sent a parcel of front office personnel to Toronto to make their offer to Zach Parise (can the Wings afford what Nick Kypreos reports is a demand for a $12 million signing bonus from Parise’s representatives? Yep), and this news from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan shouldn’t surprise you, either:
Not a shocker and totally expected…...
The Red Wings officially signed former Swiss scoring champ Damien Brunner to a one-year, two-way entry level contract. This is according to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com.
A week in the making, Brunner verbally agreed to sign with the Wings after negotiating a release from the final year of his contract with Zug of the Swiss league.
Brunner caught the attention of the Wings after his play...
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. Ah the shootout, hated by many and love by more. A time for players to bring out their trickiest moves in an attempt to beat the opposing goaltender. A time for highlight reel saves, and highlight reel dangles, the latter...
It's as good a time as any to take another look at the guys that might be on the Detroit Red Wings' radar if Parise and/or Suter end up elsewhere Continue reading →
Oftentimes, when we see a tweet from our favorite sports team’s account, it’s bland at best. Informative and straight to the point with little or no personality behind it. The inability to engage readers at any level meant tweets were getting lost in a plethora of Twitter information.
The Los Angeles Kings changed that philosophy this year by hilariously egging on opponents and...
Damien Brunner is just what the Red Wings need: A right-handed winger, who is quick and has the tools and potential to be a 25-to-35-goal scorer. Continue reading →
The Calgary Flames have signed Jiri Hudler to a $16 million, four-year contract.
Calgary added the Czech forward Monday on the second day of NHL free agency.
The 28-year-old Hudler had a career-high 25 goals and 50 points last season with the Detroit Red Wings. He had 87 career goals and 214 points in five full seasons plus parts of two years with the franchise that drafted him...
Sorry for the double post. Wrong blog: Well we knew this was going to happen: TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that former Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler got his payday in Alberta:
Jiri Hudler agrees to 4 year, $16 million contract with Calgary Flames. 4yrs x $4 mil.
12:35 pm – Red Wings Reportedly sign Free Agent Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson It wasn’t the big splash many fans were hoping for to open up the free agency period, but the Wings have reportedly signed a backup goalie for … Continue reading →
The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two-year, $3 million contract Sunday and likely will make him the backup to starter Jimmy Howard. Gustavsson posted a 39-45-15 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sweden native’s negotiating rights were traded last week to the Winnipeg...
Per Sportsnet’s Mark Spector:
Our @maydayhockey says G Jonas Gustavsson has signed with Detroit.
Sportsnet is reporting 2 years, $1.5 million per season.
Update: the Windsor Star’s Bob Duff confirms.
Former Leafs G Jonas Gustavsson signs 2 year deal with #redwings.
Not only did the Detroit Red Wings visit with UFA defenseman Ryan Suter today, so did the Minnesota Wild.
The Malik Report has been on this story for about the last 4 hours and has all the details.
For his sake, I hope the travel is complete.