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Sorting Through the Detroit Red Wings Centers

With the acquisitions of Frans Nielsen and Steve Ott on July 1st, the Detroit Red Wings added two more natural centers to go along with the six they already have under contract. Let’s put all eight—Nielsen, Ott, Henrik Zetterberg, Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan, Andreas Athanasiou, Darren Helm and Luke Glendening—under the microscope, as they say, and see where they each fit among...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Would YOU rather Wednesday: Pavel Datsyuk or Frans Nielsen and Thomas Vanek for the Red Wings?

It’s been a few weeks since the Pavel Datsyuk decided he was going to use his Red Wings contract as toilet paper and high-tail it out of Detroit for Russia. It’s also been a few weeks since Ken Holland was able to trade the Datsyuk $7.5 million dollar cap hit this upcoming season to the Arizona Coyotes and sign forwards Frans Nielsen and Thomas Vanek to free agent deals. So...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago

Detroit Red Wings: A look at Frans Nielsen

The Detroit Red Wings had two main things to focus on going into this year’s free agency: stacking up the defense and replacing Pavel Datsyuk. With little options in terms of a defensive powerhouse available as a free agent, the Wings’ first move became finding Datsyuk’s replacement. Steven Stamkos would have made a great addition, but he remained in Tampa Bay with an 8-year...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign Nielsen, re-sign Helm and Marchenko

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings tried to address the departure of Pavel Datsyuk, agreeing with Frans Nielsen to a six-year, $31.5 million contract Friday in the opening hours of free agency. ''He's a centerman we needed after losing one in Pavel Datsyuk,'' Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told The Associated Press. ''We think he can play 200 feet, in all situations, including...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Red Wings keep Helm, Marchenko, sign Nielsen

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings were busy just before and after the start of NHL free agency. Center Frans Nielsen agreed to a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, a person familiar with the move said Friday in the opening hour of free agency. The person said the franchise also agreed to deals to retain forward Darren Helm and defenseman Alexey Marchenko...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’S Top Shelf: 6/27/16

The alarm is starting to sound on the Frans Nielsen contract watch. Larry Brooks reported yesterday that the Islanders offered Nielsen a contract at $5.5 million per, but Nielsen anticipates getting $6 million per on a contract that runs through his age 36 season. Although close, the two sides are not yet together on a deal and the chances of Nielsen applying for free agency on...
Via Islanders Insight
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Free Agency Questions, Blue & White Scrimmage Announced

In case you missed it, the New York Islanders announced yesterday that the team will play their annual Blue & White Scrimmage at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. This marks the first time Northwell Health Ice Center, the new official practice facility of the New York Islanders, will host the event. With the NHL Draft just a little...
Via Islanders Insight
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Nielsen, Grabovski, Kulemin

Our August over/under series continues as we plow through the Islanders top 13 forwards and discuss whether they can surpass or will underwhelm across a statistical category. First three: Tavares, Okposo, Lee Round two: Strome, Nelson, Bailey Frans Nielsen: Over/Under 45 points Over: A reasonable expectation of about a point every two games shouldn’t be too difficult for, arguably...
Via Islanders Insight
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nielsen leads Islanders past Lightning in shootout

Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Nielsen snapped a wrist shot between the pads of Ben Bishop moments after Valtteri Filppula rang a shot off the post to the right of Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin at the other end. The Islanders...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nielsen leads Isles past Lightning 2-1 in SO

Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Nielsen snapped a wrist shot between the pads of Ben Bishop moments after Valtteri Filppula rang a shot off the post to the right of Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin at the other end. The Islanders...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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