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Monday the Red Wings made it official by announcing that they extending the contract of starting goaltender Jimmy Howard. The financials for the contract was what was speculated on a few weeks back which was a 6-year deal for $31.8 million dollars and an annual cap hit of $5.3 million dollars going forward.
Now of course like in just about any contract situation with a player (especially a goaltender) the extension had it’s detractors. But in Jimmy Howard’s case, the hate towards the extension and Jimmy Howard in general is totally baseless. Not to mention the deal given to Howard came at an absolute discount considering Howard’s numbers throughout his still young career.
Through 228 games Howard has a record of 127-66-25 with a 2.39 GAA and .917 save percentage. That all includes Howard’s 17-12-6 record this season with a .920 save percentage and 2.31 GAA which has essentially kept the Red Wings in the playoff hunt despite their inability to score goals.
But what about Howard’s hor...
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Almost a week after the news broke, the Detroit Red Wings officially announced that they've signed Jimmy Howard to a 6-year contract extension:
It's Official: Red Wings sign goaltender Jimmy Howard to six-year deal.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 16, 2013
#RedWings just made it official: GK Jimmy Howard signed to a new 6-year contract...
While some players may not like to admit it, Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard isn't shy about checking the standings and out-of-town scoreboard as the Red Wings fight to extend their 21-season playoff streak.
He may not like what he sees after Wednesday night's contest if visiting Detroit can't get past a Calgary Flames team that has won both meetings this season.
A Red Wings prospect and a current Wings player received and were nominated for significant awards, respectively, this afternoon:
Soo Greyhounds defenseman and Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul, who's turning pro with the Grand Rapids Griffins, was named the OHL's defenseman of the year. From the Ontario Hockey League...
The Ontario Hockey League today announced that...
As Paul noted, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman posited his weekly "30 Thoughts" column this afternoon, and one of his "thoughts" should put Red Wings fans at some ease:
Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, was in Toronto visiting client Mikhail Grabovski. We talked about rumours Datsyuk will play the last year of his contract next season, then go back...
We'd heard this from the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, but it's great to have a Wings beat writer confirm it: According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Red Wings GM Ken Holland has indeed "touched base" with Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, and while the Wings can't formally re-sign Datsyuk (whose situation is "complicated" given that, after the...
The Detroit Red Wings are in danger of missing the NHL Playoffs for the first time since the 1989-1990 season. Losing 3-1 to the Calgary Flames, the Red Wings were in need of a break and with 2:42 left in the third period they got one. Johan Franzen dumped a weak backhand shot in from center ice and it skipped just far enough in front of Flames goalie Miika Kiprusoff that he...
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Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome; Calgary, Alberta
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FS-D+; Calgary- TSN
At this point of the season, each game is more critical than the last and so is each victory. That is why the Detroit Red Wings' (20-15-7, 47 points, 8th place...
Yahoo Sports' Neate Sager reports that Plymouth Whalers coach Mike Velucci played the underdog card in a big way ahead of Plymouth's OHL Western Conference Final match-up against the London Knights, but in doing so, Velucci did speak the truth regarding the fact that the Whalers are the best Detroit-area hockey team that you've probably rarely heard of:
The Detroit Red Wings are in trouble, and the only people that can help the Wings are the players who don red and white jerseys every night.
After dropping a 3-2 decision to the Calgary Flames--the Wings' third straight loss against Calgary--the 20-16-and-7 Wings (having played 43 games and possessing 18 Regulation-or-OT Wins) have 47 points and sit in 9th place in the Western...
I haven't slept since a pre-game nap prior to the Red Wings' rather wretched 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames last night for reasons mostly not involving the game, but given that I came home from a 100-mile round trip of ferrying the mom to an appointment with 60+ "You've Received a Comment" notifications, I'm just going to guess that more than a few of you...
A historic run by the Detroit Red Wings might be coming to an end. As the Red Wings battle with the Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars for one of the few remaining playoff spots in the West, the team is fully aware that by failing to reach the playoffs they'll end a streak of consecutive playoff appearances which began back in 1990.
Detroit's run of...
The Detroit Red Wings packed their equipment bags and headed for an off-day in Vancouver after dropping an 3-1 decision against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, and their loss, combined with Columbus still playing (and are tied 2-2 as I write this) leaves the Wings in a particularly difficult position in the Western Conference standings, especially with Dallas (2 points behind...
The Red Wings drop another crucial game, and get swept in the season by the Flames, falling on their own sword and dropping the game 3-2. For the Red Wings, their playoff hopes this year, and the fate of their current playoff streak, lie with the results of their upcoming games to close [...]
As Wings coach Mike Babcock might say, the Red Wings (20-16-and-7, 47 points, 18 Regulation-or-OT Wins, 5 games left) sit in 10th place in the Western Conference standings because the Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Thursday (Dallas is 22-18-and-3, has 20 ROW's and the same 47 points and 5 games remaining as the Wings, so they're in 9th place now, and the...