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Detroit’s Youngsters Get The Message

from Craig Custance of ESPN, The message to him from the Red Wings is that he has an opportunity in training camp to make the team, a rarity for a club that rarely skips a step in the developmental cycle. “Every player wants to rush the process,” Mantha said when we chatted after the camp. “It would be a lie telling you I want to play in Grand Rapids next year. For...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland: ‘Nothing close’ in negotiations with RFA’s Tatar and DeKeyser

The Red Wings continue to negotiate with some of their own restricted free agents, notably forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser who GM Ken Holland admits nothing is close: “We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing close,” Holland told theDetroit Free Press on Friday. “Tats is overseas, and I’m waiting to hear back [on our latest offer],” Holland...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Ken Holland And Mike Babcock Talk

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, These are interesting times for the Detroit Red Wings. They’re coming off a season in which they just made the playoffs after moving to the far inferior Eastern Conference, went 0-for-everyone in free agency and have a mix of wobbly veterans and kids that could well see their run of 23 straight seasons in the playoffs come to an end. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland Expects A Slow Summer

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Detroit Red Wings no longer are exploring the free-agent market for bargains, and trade talks have slowed down. General manager Ken Holland anticipates a quiet summer. The Red Wings are still hoping to acquire a top-four right-handed shooting defenseman through a trade. And they might sign right wing Daniel Alfredsson next month.... ...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

An open letter to Ken Holland re: re-signing Kyle Quincey and Daniel Cleary

Dear Ken Holland, On behalf of my fellow Wings fans, we've had it. We are fed up, we are fed up with you, and we are angry. Why? Because the concept of loyalty to players and alumni has, in our eyes, clouded the Red Wings management's judgment. Spending the kind of money that a statistically superior, younger and right-shooting defenseman in Anton Stralman got from...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cleary Re-Signs With Detroit Red Wings, Just as Ken Holland Promised (for Some Reason)

Daniel Cleary will be back with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2014-15 season, eliminating a roster spot for one of the team’s up-and-coming forwards. The Wings re-signed Cleary Thursday to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with another $1 million in bonuses available, according to the Free Press’ Helene St. James. All of that is reason enough for Red Wings fans to be frustrated...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angry Red Wings Fans Edit GM Ken Holland’s Wikipedia Page

It’s safe to say that the Detroit Red Wings’ fans are not happy with their General Manager Ken Holland after the first day of Free Agency, especially after re-signing Kyle Quincey and giving him a raise. Safe to say that the Red Wings are no longer a premier destination for big time free agents, at least […] The post Angry Red Wings Fans Edit GM Ken Holland’s Wikipedia Page...
Via Diehardsport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland’s Wikipedia Page Altered by a Disgruntled Red Wings Fan

Ken Holland’s popularity may be at an all-time low in Hockeytown after he stumbled his way into re-signing Kyle Quincey on Tuesday. To wit: Holland’s Wikipedia page was hit by what we can only assume is an unhappy Detroit Red Wings fan. Surely, the page will be changed back to its usual form at some point, but the altered intro paragraph lingered for awhile on Wednesday afternoon...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland after tough day: 'We'll keep kicking tires'

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland had a bad day Tuesday, when he was snubbed by the unrestricted free agents he coveted most -- among others, Matt Niskanen (who landed in Washington) and Dan Boyle (who signed with the New York Rangers). But Holland understands the competition for free agents is fierce under the salary cap and he won't always land his man. "Our...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: 5 possible free agent targets

The offseason drags on for the Detroit Red Wings as the NHL playoffs have reached the Conference Finals.  While it’s still a very long ways away from July 1st, the start of the free agency period, it’s never too early to speculate how Ken Holland plans to shape the team for next season. Previously I have covered the salary cap situation, players that should stay, players that...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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