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Red Wings overnight report: On Pulkkinen, Jurco and good and bad prospect news

Red Wings players are slowly but surely filtering back into town, and within a day or two, they'll be spotted skating informally in Troy as well as closer to the Joe, but for the present moment, Tomas Tatar's autograph-signing in Bratslava this Thursday's the closest thing we'll get to a "media availability" until the post-Labor Day practices begin. Until...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Expectations for the 2014-15 season

The countdown to the new NHL season has officially begun with training camps getting underway. The Detroit Red Wings take to Joe Louis Arena for the home opener against the Boston Bruins in 44 days. And, for the die-hard fans, just 27 days until the first preseason game takes place in Pittsburgh. Ken Holland didn’t have much success this offseason, but that didn’t stop him from...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom turns down coaching role with Red Wings for now

AP Image Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the greatest hockey players of all time   He spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, a career that spanned 20 seasons.  Lidstrom retired after the 2011-12 season after having helped the team win four Stanley Cups. With a man of such legendary status, it’s understandable to think that his former team would want to bring him...
Via Around The Rink
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TSN’s Westhead: Bertuzzi-Moore settlement reached but not completely concluded

Pardon me for saying this, but this entry should be filed under, "Well, duh," per TSN's Rick Westhead and via RedWingsFeed: Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are negotiating terms of a confidentiality agreement, a week after Bertuzzi's legal representative said the two sides reached a settlement. Since lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed a week ago to...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom declines assistant coach job with Red Wings

Citing family reasons, Nicklas Lidstrom won't be joining the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff anytime soon. Wings bench boss Mike Babcock reached out to the legendary defenceman in June, asking if he'd like to try his hand at coaching, but the offer was respectfully declined. "It's true that he called and asked if I was interested in taking one of the spots...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Nick Lidstrom Turned Down Babcock

As many know, Mike Babcock’s assistant coaching staff moved on this summer. Tom Renney left the organization when he was hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. Shortly after, Detroit’s other assistant coach, Bill Peters, was hired as the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, after three seasons with the Red Wings, working primarily with Detroit’s...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Ready for the Upcoming Red Wings Season

The 2014-15 NHL season is just around the corner and here are some important dates that Red Wings fans can look forward to get ready for the upcoming season. [tps_title]NHL Prospect Tournament (September 12th- September 16th)[/tps_title] Anthony Mantha is Detroit’s most talked about prospect in years. (Bjorn Lindgren/AP) The annual prospect tournament in Traverse City is an event...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo remains unsigned

As players have been scooped up this offseason, one notable player to Predators fans remains unsigned: Jordin Tootoo. The Detroit Red Wings bought out his contract. Would Tootoo be a fit with the Predators? Probably not. They cut ties with him two summers ago, and do not seem like a team interested in his services. Plus, it wouldn't be a good fit for Tootoo. The Predators...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom tells Expressen why he ‘turned down’ Babcock’s coaching offer

You may take this article from Expressen's Gunnar Nordstrom and Sebastian Mattson for what you will, and what follows is roughly-translated: Lidstrom on why he turned down Babcock Nicklas Lidstrom ahd a chance to return to the Detroit Red Wings as a coach--but he declined. Now the 44-year-old reveals why he turned down the dream job. "We're doing well...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Datsyuk is Fun to Watch, Even on Twitter

Pavel Datsyuk as we all know has some of the best hands in the league. He is constantly doing things on the ice that leave opponents astonished.  Paul Bissonnette on the other hand is the complete opposite. He is a fourth line grinder who is also good with hands when it pertains to dropping the gloves. It’s official, Pavel Datsyuk can do anything, even troll with the best of...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Prospects Tournament Information

Getty Images By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Red Wings will host the sixteenth annual prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan from September 12th to 16th. This year’s tournament will include prospects from the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Detroit. The teams will be divided...
Via The Hockey Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Weiss ready to leave last season behind

Bring up last season during a phone conversation with Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss and as he talks you can picture him squirming on the other end, recalling the pain that used to shoot through his lower body and the multiple surgeries he had to hopefully correct it. "I really have tried not to think about last year at all," Weiss said. "I don't really...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons For Signing Tomas Tatar

The Detroit Red Wings signed left-winger Tomas Tatar to a three-year deal. The Red Wings originally drafted the 23-year-old in the 2009 NHL Draft, and he finished his first full NHL season in 2013-2014. 5.  Represented at World Championships: He represented Slovakia in the World Championships three times. He appeared in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Championships, in addition to...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Sign GM Ken Holland To Extension; Mike Babcock Could Be Next

The man primarily responsible for making the Detroit Red Wings one of the most consistent franchise in NHL history will be staying in Detroit for a few more seasons. The Red Wings announced Thursday that executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland has signed a four-year contract extension. The new contract will keep him in Detroit through the 2017-18 season. Holland...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings appear ready to re-sign veteran Daniel Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson always said if he was going to return for a 19th NHL season it would only be with the Detroit Red Wings. It now looks like that’s closer to happening. According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com,  the Red Wings look like they’re moving closer to signing the veteran forward Alfredsson who would return to the Wings for his second season. “My take is we’re probably...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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