Found June 09, 2012 on Detroit Sports 360:
The news that every Detroit Red Wings fan was dreading came true  Thursday May 31st as future Hall of Fame defenseman and longtime Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom decided to retire from the game after 20 years with Detroit. Nick was handed the Captaincy after former teammate Steve Yzerman retired back in 2006. Since then, Nick [...]

Report: Prospect's cause of death revealed

News of the death of Red Wings prospect Bryan Rufenach broke on Wednesday, and on Thursday a report detailed what caused the 23-year-old's unexpected passing. 

Red Wings mid-day news: on Lidstrom’s future, Cleary and Brunnstrom updates and more UFA speculation

Updated 2x at 3:29 PM: Chris Conner’s European agent may be steering him toward Sweden, and Jimmy Howard will be a Grand Marshal at the Quicken Lanes 400 at the Michigan International Speedway: This afternoon’s crop of Red Wings news may as well be called, “Variations on the overnight report’s themes,” because I’ll begin this entry with chatter about Nicklas Lidstrom’s...

Red Wings overnight report: On the Wings’ restricted free agents and Sunday free agent scuttlebutt

When one looks at’s handy-dandy Red Wings salary chart, he or she can easily see that the Wings have three unrestricted free agents of note* to ponder re-signing in Jiri Hudler (out the door—more on this later), Brad Stuart (likely gone) and Tomas Holmstrom (probably pushed out by younger players, and no, Ty Conklin does not count as an “unrestricted free agent...

Red Wings overnight report: on free agent uncertainty and more 97 Cup reminisces

On a very grumpy morning for a mildly aggravated blogger: Regardless of what you, I or Red Wings GM Ken Holland would like to believe as to whether Zach Parise, Ryan Suter or any other player might test the waters of unrestricted free agency, the plain and simple truth of the matter is that it’s the player’s decision. The player’s current rights-holders can do everything in...

Red Wings overnight report: Winter Classic pricing emerges, sort of, and a free agent tease

If you didn’t happen to see it yesterday afternoon, Winging it in Motown offered the initial pricing info regarding the Red Wings’ Winter Classic Alumni game at Comerica Park, as well as the main event at Michigan Stadium, and if you don’t feel like heading on over to the Wings’ website which provides images of the “pricing,” they’re available after the jump cut: Continue...

Red WIngs mid-day quickies: on Semin, a Rufenach tribute and the great chain of citation

On what remains a somewhat quiet Saturday in terms of Red Wings news… The biggest story of this afternoon’s news cycle involves the Wings’ most likely Zach Parise back-up plan in one Alex Semin. Via a heads-up from, Semin spoke to Sport-Express (the article lists no author some reason), and if you’re a fan of the streaky scorer, especially given his chemistry with...

NHL: Another Tragedy Strikes Detroit Red Wings’ Extended Family

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday evening, Detroit’s seventh round selection from the 2007 NHL Entry Draft Bryan Rufenach was electrocuted. This tragedy comes approximately nine months after the Red Wings’ extended family lost former player and assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, former defenseman Ruslan Salei, and former draft pick and prospect Stefan Liv in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl...

Flyers vs Red Wings: Game 4 6.7.1997

Tonight we live blog the game that ended so much frustration. Whether you want to pretend this is actually 1997 all over again or you just want to relive the game is up to you.You can find the game here or you can find it on your Celebration of Champions DVD box set. Puck drops at 8:00 EST. Then at 9:20 EST, head over to twitter to thank McCarty for being awesome. He's not following...

Report: Alexander Radulov Not on Detroit Red Wings’ Radar

Red Wings GM Ken Holland recently said that he would look into the possibility of trading for the rights to pending free agents, but Nashville apparently won't be getting a call about Alexander Radulov. Continue reading →

Detroit Red Wings Links: Could Matt Carle Be Plan B if Ryan Suter Stays in Nashville?

CSNPhilly brings up the possibility of Detroit turning its attention to Flyers defenseman Matt Carle, should Ryan Suter re-sign in Nashville. Continue reading →

Brad Stuart, you can go home again

Brad Stuart began his career with the Sharks and thanks to today's long anticipated deal, he'll get a chance to return home to finish it. The Red Wings get Andrew Murray and a seventh round pick in the 2014 draft if Stuart signs with the Sharks. Stuart becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, unless the two sides work out a deal first. Stuart back in familar colors...

Red Wings early overnight report: Brad Stuart’s departure kicks off summertime overhaul

If Nicklas Lidstrom’s retirement was a punch to the heart, a staggering loss that’s left Red Wings fans literally grieving the departure of a legendary player and person, the Wings’ decision to trade Brad Stuart’s rights to the San Jose Sharks for a conditional 7th-round pick and a player the Wings probably won’t re-sign in would-be Griffin Andrew Murray was a punch to...

A look at off-season defense market

Less than a month from today, the free agent frenzy will commence; it will be here before we know it! Where will Ryan Suter land? Who will ‘replace’ Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit? Here’s a quick look at the market for defensemen this summer…Teams potentially looking for an impact defenseman:Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, NY Islanders, Philadelphia, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa...
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