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Red Wings training camp isn’t far away and after a disappointing offseason in which the top two free agents (Suter and Parise) spurned all contenders (including the Wings) to play in Minnesota, Detroit was left having to resort to back up plans on the blue line. This was especially the case when longtime Red Wing great Nicklas Lidstrom decided to call it a career and Brad Stuart headed west for family reasons.
Going to camp the Wings as it stands now will go in with Niklas Kronwall, Kyle Quincey, Ian White, Jonathan Ericsson, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith as their only NHL ready defensemen. However it’s vital the Wings add another defenseman before the team heads north to Traverse City in which General Manager Ken Holland also acknowledged.
But with NHL shopping season winding down and the free agent market looking like a Toys R’ Us on Christmas Eve what are the available blue line options for the Wings right now?
George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press believes it’s possible that K...
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In light of the Red Wings’ signing of Tomas Jurco to a 3-year, entry-level contract, MLive’s Brendan Savage offered some surprisingly glib comments from Jurco regarding the start of his professional career as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins:
“It’s up to me if I play good,” he said. “They’re going to put me in the AHL. I just hope I’m going to play good. It’s...
Retired hockey star Mike Modano and actress Willa Ford have decided to end their five-year marriage.
Modano spokesman Rob Scichili (SHICK'-lee) said Wednesday the couple was divorcing but didn't have further details. The 42-year-old Modano and Ford married in 2007 in Athens, Texas.
Modano is the highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history with 561 goals and 1,374...
The Detroit Red Wings locked up what may be one of their future stars to a an entry-level contract Monday night.
According to CapGeek.com, the Wings and 2011 draft pick (35th overall) Tomas Jurco agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth more than $2.12 million with a salary cap hit of $709,187. This essentially means that Jurco will more than likely begin the 2012-13 season with...
Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon:
• From the Wings:
KRIS DRAPER VICTORIOUS IN OPENING ROUND OF OPERATION: BOBBLEHEAD – ALUMNI EDITION
… Online Balloting Recommences Tomorrow at http://DetroitRedWings.com …
Detroit, MI… The ballots have been tallied and Hockeytown fan favorite Kris Draper has emerged victorious from the opening round of voting in Operation...
Well go figure, the, “George leaves the house and stuff happens” rule must be tied to proximity to Southeastern Michigan. The ever-indispensable RedWingsFeed posted the following Tweet from Capgeek.com a few minutes ago…
Preliminary contract details for #NHL #RedWings Tomas Jurco (GP bonuses not included) capgeek.com/players/displa…— CapGeek (@capgeek) August 7, 2012
Amongst this evening’s Red Wings-related stories, DetroitRedWings.com’s Andrea Nelson provides a recap of the Joey Kocur Foundation’s charity softball game this past weekend, and it sounds like a good time was had by all:
“It’s a small town country thing,” Kocur said. “Everybody comes out here, the kids have something to do, the adults have something to do, we have...
We had so much fun talking about Tomas Jurco yesterday - I figured what the hay...let's do it again with a prospect that will be getting his first full-time gig (we think) with the big club all season. #14 - Gustav Nyquist.A lot of people are excited about this soon-to-be 23 year old Swede - and they should be...though he only played in 18 regular season games with the Red...
by @PuckSage Hockey This Week Hockey This Week Moving On In Motown During last season, elsewhere on the internet I wrote that the Detroit Red Wings needed to be blown up. This was both before the home unbeaten streak, and the first round exit. More importantly it was also before the (official) announcement of the [...]
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Tomas Jurco has puck skills.He was drafted by Detroit last year with 35th selection overall. The 19 year old Slovak is just one of the young promising talents that Detroit has in its ranks.According to Khan(!), he was signed to a three year entry-level deal worth $2.12 million.The 6'2, 193 pounder has been tearing it up in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...accumulating...
Via RedWingsFeed’s mysteriously brilliant search engine robots, the Red Wings’ website posted a 13-image photo gallery whose captions read as follows:
Photo 1 of 13 - Coffey, Dandenault and Lapointe added 2012 Alumni Showdown roster.
Detroit has added defensemen Paul Coffey and Mathieu Dandenault as well as forward Martin Lapointe; all three players were members of the Red...
I don’t know where my Uncle Mike Babcock is. It’s the summer and he gets all eclectic on us in the off months. Writing, hunting, skiing, combing.
I wonder though, Mike. If you’re reading this? I wonder if you might take a few minutes and help me with a theory.
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I started typing a response to a reader's comment on this morning's post about Bertuzzi being slotted to play on the top line with Datsyuk heading into this season.The response got to be so lengthy that I figured it might be best to put in a full post so we can have a nice little thought-provoking discussion on possible line combinations and keep the Nyquist post centered...