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Red Wings, Tomas Tatar agree on three-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract. According to the Detroit Free Press, the average annual value to be $2.75 million. Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14, ranking sixth on the team with 39 points (19-20-39) in 73 games. He also represented Slovakia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: Ryan Martin on ‘analytics’; ‘numbers,’ charitable talk and summer fun

Mike Babcock's "advanced stats"-related conversation with's Dan Rosen ruffled quite a few feathers as some assumed that the Red Wings weren't employing "analytics" at all, but Wings assistant GM Ryan Martin sets the record straight via a conversation with the Free Press's George Sipple this morning: no, the Red Wings don't have a dedicated...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating balance and theoretically making for better passing and overall cleaner puck movement. There...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: ‘All-time’ Wings, McKenzie on advanced stats and out-of-comfort-zone fun

This afternoon's Red Wings-related stories are "ecclectic"--not exactly Mike Babcock's "analytics"-based chat with's Dan Rosen--but there's enough here to keep you occupied. Detroit is celebrating its 313rd birthday today, and as the Detroit Free Press led off its 53-image gallery of "Detroit's 10 Greatest Sports Figures"...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

More From Mike Babcock On Analytics

from Dan Rosen of, A basic element of the analytics movement happening in the NHL is possession-based stats featuring shot attempts-for versus shot attempts-against in 5-on-5 situations. Understanding the positive effects of possession and shooting the puck is not new to the hockey community, but stats found through possession metrics such as Corsi and Fenwick are relatively...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: 'If you don’t want to be coached, don’t come here'

So you don’t like the way Mike Babcock coaches? You don’t like his aggressiveness or grind it out practices? Well the Red Wings coach has two words for ya… Okay maybe he doesn’t but during an interview with 105.1′s Ryan and Rico Thursday morning, Babcock was pretty candid when addressing the rumors that it was his coaching style supposedly keeping top-notch free agents...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock not worried about contract extension

Mike Babcock still doesn’t have a contract extension. And he isn’t sure one will be worked out before the start of the regular season. But, as his assistants were coming and going Monday, Babcock was adamant about one thing: He isn’t going to be talking about his future once the season begins. “By that time (regular season), it’s hockey,” Babcock said. “It’s about...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Granato thrilled to join Wings as assistant coach

They once famously exchanged words, but now they'll be working together on the Red Wings bench. It was 2008 and Wings coach Mike Babcock and then-Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Tony Granato had a little "debate" from bench to bench. Now Granato comes to Detroit to work with Babcock. The two have both seen the picture and laughed about it. "I've gotten a...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings morning news: Babcock discusses past/future assistant coaches, prospect talk & Brownov III

Amongst this morning's Red Wings-related news stories: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock made an eyebrow-raising comment to the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan regarding his contract status and his desire to either wrap up an extension prior to the regular season or to wait until the conclusion of the 2014-2015 campaign to talk contract turkey: "By that time (regular season...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock Won’t Negotiate Contract During Season

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is regarded by many as the best in the NHL. He has one year left on his contract, and if Detroit wants to eliminate any concerns/worries about possibly losing him next summer, the Original Six club should do everything it can to work out an extension before the 2014-15 regular season begins. “We get it done by fall, or I won’t bother...
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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