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MATTIAS BACKMAN RUMORS

Red Wings mid-day news: Charitable news, Datsyuk horseplay, Swedish Sammy and Janmark’s Big Deal

Amongst this morning's Red Wings-related news stories: MLive's Brendan Savage is sking fans to weigh in as to which of the Red Wings' crop of youngsters on the blueline merits a promotion (please see: Ryan Sproul, Xavier Oullet, Mattias Backman, Alexey Marchenko, Nick Jensen and Adam Almquist);   The Free Press's Kirkland Crawford reminds us to vote...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Backman could be next Swede to join Wings

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- It really doesn't matter where the Red Wings choose a player in the upcoming NHL draft -- if he's from Sweden, people expect him to succeed. After all, so many Swedes have succeeded over the years, including captain Henrik Zetterberg, chosen in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft with the 210th pick, and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, chosen...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Backman’s LHC eliminated; Mantha, Bertuzzi, Athanasiou post points

The Red Wings' prospects mostly had a good day/evening Tuesday, but we may be engaging in another, "Will he or won't he come over?" situation regarding one player: In Sweden's SHL, Linkopings HC lost a 7-3 decision to Skelleftea AIK, losing the series 4 games to 1, and Skelleftea now advances to the SHL final to defend last year's title. Mattias Backman...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Backman’s LHC fight on; Athanasiou & Barrie lose; on HF’s top 50

Two Red Wings prospects took part in playoff hockey on Sunday, and their respective teams experienced mixed results: In Sweden's SHL, Mattias Backman didn't register a point but played 21:16 in Linkopings HC's 1-0 win over AIK Skellefetea, but LHC is still in trouble--they trail the teams' second-round series 3 games to 1; And in North America, in the OHL, Andreas...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Mantha’s 2 goals not enough for Val-d’Or; Griffins, Walleye lose

The Red Wings' prospects had a bit of a mixed...Well, okay an entirely losing day on Friday, and the trio of teams taking part in playoff series (though one is "playing out the string" all had difficult efforts). Starting in Sweden, in the SHL, Mattias Backman and Linkopings HC lost 4-1 to Skelleftea AIK, and LHC trails that series 3 games to none. Backman finished...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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