Found July 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Wednesday was the first day that NHL teams were allowed to contact other teams' unrestricted free agents, and the Detroit Red Wings started burning up the phone lines early trying to determine which players, if any, have an interest in coming to Detroit. The Wings reached out to several players, but it appears their main targets are centers Stephen Weiss, Mike Riberio, and Matt Cullen; defensemen Andrew Ference and Marek Zidlicky with forward Jarome Iginla still part of the conversation. Weiss is the Wings primary objective; however, its believed that hes seeking a five-year, 25 million dollar deal. The Wings are hesitant about signing any UFA to a long term deal. But they found out Wednesday that every coveted UFA wants at least five years, including Riberio. There's concern about whether Riberio can still play with pace, if he still has enough left to go up and down the ice and play with an agitating grit. So if Detroit bites the bullet and commits to a player for f...

Red Wings overnight report: Fil gone, Colaiacovo bought out, DET unlikely to pursue big-ticket UFA’s

Okay, let's get down to brass tacks here. 1. The Red Wings swung and missed on Vincent Lecavalier. Why? He wanted five years and a no-trade clause, and he apparently has little concern for the concept that a team that has a shaky defense and no starting goaltender also has no cap space, barring trading Braydon Coburn and putting Chris Pronger on the LTIR, anyway, so what the...

Eastern Conference? Meet Ken Holland, The Real Ken Holland

Ottawa's a division rival.  Hi. Ken Holland stole your captain. Florida's a division rival. Hello. Ken Holland stole your co-captain. Boston's a divsion favorite. Greetings.  Ken Holland nabbed Daniel Alfredsson from under your noses. And he might not be done yet. Continue reading "Eastern Conference? Meet Ken Holland, The Real Ken Holland"

Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary Hit Free-Agent Market

As the Detroit Red Wings sit poised to add free-agent forward Daniel Alfredsson, they may have to bid farewell to Damien Brunner and Daniel Cleary. Both players, plus Valtteri Filppula, failed to reach agreements on new contracts with the Wings before noon Friday, making them unrestricted free agents.

Red Wings sign Luke Glendening; Chad Billins exits for Calgary

It's not a big signing given the magnitude of what's happened today, but it's great for the Red Wings and great for someone who was a walk-on with the University of Michigan and a try-out who earned an AHL-only contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins: RED WINGS SIGN FORWARD LUKE GLENDENING TO A ONE-YEAR DEAL ... Grand Rapids Native Helped Lead Griffins to the...

Left Wing Lock reveals Red Wings’ summer development camp roster

The Detroit Red Wings' annual summer development camp takes place from next Wednesday, July 9th, to Monday, July 15th. The Red Wings released a pre-draft preliminary roster for the camp, the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau listed the try-out invitees, and now the Left Wing Lock's posted the entire roster--though it's subject to change: Announcing the #drwdc...

Stephen Weiss Reportedly Signs 5-Year Deal With Detroit Red Wings

Stephen Weiss looks like he’ll be the Detroit Red Wings’ new second-line center, with Valtteri Filppula headed out the door. Weiss and the Wings agreed to a five-year, $24.5-million deal on Friday, TSN reported. That’s an average of $4.9 million per season — or, slightly less than the $5 million per Filppula initially was believed to be seeking. Filppula’s number still...

Wings look to keep their own

For those of you expecting the Detroit Red Wings to create some fireworks over this Fourth of July holiday, prepare to be underwhelmed. With Vincent Lecavalier headed to Philadelphia, David Clarkson demanding the moon and stars, and injury concerns about Nathan Horton, the Wings have refocused on their own unrestricted free agents, acquiring a second-line center, and perhaps extending...

Tampa Bay Lightning sign Valtteri Filppula, who exits Detroit for bucks and ice time

Well, former Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula got his money, and he gets the chance to replace Vincent Lecavalier... As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M per year with TB. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013 Filppula was one of a cluster of players in which Tampa had interest. Yzerman certainly knows him from...

Valtteri Filppula Nabs 5-Year, $25 Million Deal by Tampa Bay Lightning

It was all but a given that Valtteri Filppula had played his last game with the Detroit Red Wings, and now that’s official. Filppula signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning (and GM Steve Yzerman), multiple outlets reported. The Red Wings had tried to get Filppula locked into a contract extension prior to this past season, then continued to chat with...

Honest Question

Are you happy with today? I was, but then a moment of reflecting upon our acquisitions and non-acquisitions made me see the light. We lost Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula to free agency. We gained Stephen Weiss-not-VVeiss and Daniel Alfredsson. So what? If we remove context, and someone says to me, seemingly out of the blue on any other day, that the Detroit Red Wings will...

Report: Red Wings appear to be the front runners for Daniel Alfredsson

Thursday, 40-year old forward Daniel Alredsson narrowed his list of potential teams down to three, the Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings. Initially it was being reported that the longtime Ottawa Senator wouldn’t make his decision until free agency began today and early reports out of Ottawa are indicating that things aren’t looking good for an Ottawa return...

Detroit Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson, 1 year, 3.5M by   Randall Ritchey

Making the rumored deal I posted earlier official. The Detroit Red Wings sign former Ottawa Senators captain, Daniel Alfredsson to a one year deal worth 3.5M. Alfredsson could make up to as much as 5.0M with different bonuses by the end of the season. Alfredsson, 40, has played his entire career in Ottawa and will now face him former team [...]

Daniel Alfredsson To Sign With The Detroit Red Wings by   Randall Ritchey

Unrestricted free agency doesn’t start for another hour, but news has already come out that the Ottawa Senators long time captain, Daniel Alfredsson will not be returning to the Sens this season. Reports are surfacing that Alfredsson will sign with the Detroit Red Wings. The rumor is Alfredsson’s base salary will be around 3.5M but he could get upwards of [...]

Predators sign veteran Matt Cullen, 2 years / $7 million

After picking up Viktor Stalberg earlier, Nashville has added veteran center Matt Cullen to the fold as well. Cullen, who will turn 37 this season, scored 27 points last season for the Minnesota Wild. A veteran of 1,073 games in the NHL, Cullen has a lifetime faceoff win percentage of .520%, giving Nashville not just depth up front, but an additional faceoff man as well. He’s...

Stalberg Signing With Nashville And Cullen Close

NSH agrees to 4 year, $12M deal with Viktor Stalberg. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013   Also sounds like Matt Cullen will be going to NSH but not done quite yet. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
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