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Michael Traikos of the National Post spoke with Stephen Weiss at the Biosteel Camp,
One might think that Stephen Weiss signed with the Detroit Red Wings this summer because he finally wanted to be a star on a star team. After all, the 30-year-old has spent the last 10 seasons living in anonymity in Florida, where he was the No. 1 centre of a perennial non-playoff team. And now he is in Hockeytown U.S.A., where the spotlight seems as inevitable as the expectations.
But while Weiss used to be called Weizerman when playing junior hockey in Plymouth, Mich., the soft-spoken Toronto native has no illusions of becoming the next Steve Yzerman. If anything, he wants to remain under the radar.
“There really wasn’t a lot of thought going into [the deal with Detroit],” said Weiss, who was not offered a contract to stay in Florida. “To join an organization like this is pretty special for me. [Yzerman] was one of my favourite players, no doubt. He’s a guy I looked up to for sure. But...
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Paul duly noted that the National Post's Michael Triakos asked whether Stephen Weiss, who's taking part in the Biosteel Camp in Toronto this week, will live up to expectations with the Red Wings.
As Triakos suggests, a 30-year-old center is both coming off wrist surgery and will be returning a hockey-mad atmosphere and high-pressure environment for the first time since...
Pavel Datsyuk, the Russian star player for the Detroit Red Wings, was asked his opinion regarding the anti-gay stance of Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin, and the anti-gay laws that have taken center stage in the country, as we move closer to the Sochi Olympics next Winter. Datsyuk’s teammate, Henrik Zetterberg, was very critical of the narrow-minded, and extremly cruel...
In a summer that saw them acquire Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss through free agency, the Red Wings took care of one of their own on Tuesday, agreeing to a two-year, 1.9 million deal with 23-year-old forward Gustav Nyquist.
Nyquist, a restricted free agent, wasnt going anywhere. The Wings have said all offseason that they would sign him, although it took a little longer than...
The Detroit Red Wings are two forwards and about $700,000 over where they need to be when the regular season begins in October. And yet, GM Ken Holland continues to look for a way to get veteran Danny Cleary back in the fold.
The Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James reported that “the plan is still to re-sign Cleary, who remains on the unrestricted free agent market but who...
Gustav Nyquist reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, worth $950K per season. Nyquist had been a restricted free agent and was the last of the Wings’ current free agents that GM Ken Holland had expressed an interest in getting signed before training camp.
The list of the Wings remaining, unsigned free agents: Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary, Carlo Colaiacovo...
As part of ESPN's Insider-only "summer skate" series, ESPN's Craig Custance penned lists of the NHL's top 10 forward and defensive groups, and the Red Wings made the former's cut, but not the latter:
7. Detroit Red Wings: GM Ken Holland had one of his best offseasons in recent years, and the forward group is the biggest beneficiary. The surprising addition...
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As expected, the Detroit Red Wings announced via their website, that winger Gustav Nyquist agreed to a two-year contract with the club on Tuesday morning:
The Red Wings are all ready for training camp after agreeing to a two-year contract with forward Gustav Nyquist, who was a restricted free agent.
Nyquist was the last of the Red Wingsâ...
The Red Wings just announced the details of a new charitable partnership:
The #RedWings are proud to announce that we're teaming up with the @VAInstitute & @PurpleVAI in our fight against cancer #WingsVAIgoPurple
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 20, 2013
This year's Hockey Fights Cancer Night to raise cancer research funds will be...
A Muskegon Heights woman is in custody for allegedly organizing a scheme to steal and auction off a Grand Rapids Griffins player's prized puck.
Amy Lynn Jones 31 is charged with conducting a criminal enterprise breaking and entering a building and receiving and concealing stolen property. Detectives believe she and other former employees of Evergreen Storage stole valuables...
This seems like an appropriate Tweet given Gustav Nyquist's re-signing by the Red Wings this morning:
Justice being served for Gus' stolen 1st NHL goal puck. (via: @wzzm13) http://t.co/rXvmgMu9uU
— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) August 20, 2013
Quoting WZZM 13: Continue reading "Nyquist snags 2-year deal with Wings, a measure of justice regarding...
Monday was super busy from an "its summer news-wise" perspective, mostly because the second-to-last week in August usually marks the first time that NHL'ers take to the ice. Whether it was Daniel Alfredsson pissing people off in Ottawa (tip for "Alfie": there is nothing you can do that WON'T piss Ottawans off other than hauling tail to Metro Detroit) or...
Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news, first, hold your nose:
Daniel Alfredsson on the ice today but in ano NHLPA sweater. Rest easy, Ottawa fans.
— Allen Panzeri (@allenpanzeri2) August 20, 2013
Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: Alfiejerseygate II, more Nyquist news, scouting Jersey and other stuff"
Everyone is now signed sealed and ready for training camp.
The last piece of business for the Red Wings was officially completed Tuesday morning as restricted free-agent forward Gustav Nyquist agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.9 million.
Nyquist who'll be 24 on Sept. 1 scored three goals (with three assists) in 22 regular-season games and two goals and three assists in 14 playoff games.
Amongst this afternoon's crop of Red Wings-related news:
In the non-incredibly controversial vein, Pavel Datsyuk did pick up the Kharlamov Trophy from Sovetsky Sport's Moscow offices--after about an hour's worth of questions from fans and another hour's worth of media interviews--and R-Sport offered a solid translation of Datsyuk's quip about not expecting to...
Thursday was busy as hell. I don't usually start these overnight reports with summations, but this is one of those rare occurrences where I think "bringing you up to speed" may be useful.
The Red Wings released their local TV and radio broadcast schedule for the 2013-2014 season, and 71 games will air on Fox Sports Detroit or FSD Plus;
The Wings also released...