Red Wings early evening news: the summer Wings topic song that never ends

Amongst this evening's Red Wings-related news stories: Is it a little weird that Fox Sports Detroit's Darren Eliot addressed the Red Wings' free agency strikeouts, the team's lateral re-signings, Jimmy Howard's need to bounce back this upcoming seasonand Mike Babcock and Ken Holland's respective contract situations on July 21st, all over the course of a...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings unveil plans for new arena

The Detroit Red Wings have announced plans to build a new arena and make the blocks between downtown and midtown a world-class Sports and Entertainment District. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and energized downtown Detroit,” said Mike Ilitch, chairman, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “I want people to look at Detroit’s new sports and entertainment district and see...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Offseason 2014: What We’ve Seen Thus Far

In what some are calling the most disappointing offseason for the Detroit Red Wings in recent memory, assuming no more big moves are made, this team for the 2014-2015 season doesn’t look much different than it did last season. Thanks to the departures of Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson, and pending the re-signing of Daniel Alfredsson, the team did get marginally younger. Here...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which team has the easiest NHL schedule in 2014-15? One study says Detroit Red Wings

There’s good news for Detroit Red Wings fans who don’t think the club did much to upgrade the roster since last season. According to a story by The Hockey News, the Red Wings will have the easiest schedule in the NHL next season when it comes to travel. Writer Dirk Hoag of Hockey Gear HQ makes an annual analysis of the number of miles each NHL team will travel and then compares...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Finalizing the roster

After all the moaning and groaning subsides because the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Daniel Cleary to a 1-year contract this past week, the Red Wings are left with two roster spots and a little over $8 million in cap space. Finalizing the 23 man roster can go a few ways, a majority of them revolving around Daniel Alfredsson. The soon to be 42-year old in December, Alfredsson is considering...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Red Wings Re-Signed Cleary, and Why We Don’t Like It

As was probably expected amongst the pessimists of the fanbase, the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Danny Cleary to a 1-year, $1.5 million contract, plus a possible $1 million in games played bonuses, for a possible salary this season of $2.5 million. Why did this atrocity occur? Simple; the Red Wings organization is loyal to its veterans. In this case, too loyal. According to...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings can improve from within but need an impact trade for a defenseman at some point

The Detroit Red Wings will head into 2014-15 with virtually the same roster that finished 2013-14, barring a significant trade. This isn't how they planned it. They desperately wanted to upgrade their back end by adding a right-handed shooting defenseman and pursued several free agents on Tuesday. For a variety of seasons, none of which were financial, Matt Niskanen (Washington...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson waits on decision to return to Red Wings

The Red Wings and Daniel Alfredsson will take a little longer to see if there’s a fit for next season. Alfredsson, 41, would like to play another season but doesn’t know if he’ll be physically ready to do so. In the eyes of general manager Ken Holland, there’s no rush. “Alfie told me he wants to play again but he’d like to feel better,” said Holland from the draft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson to play for Red Wings or retire

The Wings aren’t going to make any quick decisions on free agent Daniel Alfredsson but the veteran forward has decided his future will go one of two ways, play for Detroit in 2014-15 or retire. According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Alfredsson said he and his family will live in Detroit next season despite what happens. Meanwhile the Red Wings will wait till August...
Via The Majors Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson To Play For Red Wings In 2014-15 Or Retire

Daniel Alfredsson went through a difficult first season with the Detroit Red Wings in 2013-14 that was highlighted by inconsistent offensive production and injuries that limited him throughout the regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs. After playing 18 seasons in the NHL, there isn’t much more for the veteran winger to accomplish other than winning his first championship. According...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: In alphabetical order, on Alfredsson, Babcock and Larkin (and UFA’s)

Friday evening yielded an utter mess's worth of Red Wings-related stories regarding particularly disparate news categories--with the bulk of said news hitting just before the first round of the NHL Draft began (though the Wings made the Jonas Gustavsson signing official a little earlier in the day). The Red Wings picked Waterford native Dylan Larkin with the 15th overall pick...
Via Kukla's Korner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

St. James: Daniel Alfredsson won’t make return-or-retire decision until August

Wow. Daniel Alfredsson & family to live in DET next season no matter what. He & #RedWings will wait till Aug to see how he feels, then talk deal. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 27, 2014 Possible Aug. deal for Daniel Alfredsson will have little impact on what #RedWings do now. At 41, Alfredsson deal would be bonus-heavy. — Helene St. James...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Wings ‘Keenly Interested’ in Jerome Iginla, According to TSN

Will the Detroit Red Wings make a run at impending free agent Jarome Iginla? TSN’s Darren Dreger says that it’s possible, if Iginla cannot come to an agreement on a new deal with the Boston Bruins … and if Daniel Alfredsson’s similar free-agent situation drags on for too long. Iginla wants to stay with the Boston Bruins and there’s talk they’re negotiating on both a two...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Daniel Alfredsson wants to play one more season

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that forward Daniel Alfredsson wants to play another season.resolute-Wikimedia CommonsIt was expected that Daniel Alfredsson would have retired after the 2012-2013 season. Instead he shocked the hockey community and left the Ottawa Senators to sign a one year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, hoping he would have a better shot at the Stanley...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: on Alfredsson, Iginla and Hasek; Osgood talks HOF ‘snub,’ etc.

Amongst today's Red Wings-related stories... We already know that Daniel Alfredsson's contemplating continuing his playing career, as the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan confirms... "talked to him; we're gonna talk again before Monday," general manager Ken Holland said. "Basically his message to me was he feels good. He's not 100 percent. He'...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson informs Wings he wants to return for 2014-15 season

Daniel Alfredsson has informed the Detroit Red Wings that he would like return to the club for the 2014-15 season.  An unrestricted free agent, Alfredsson told reporters at the end of last season that he would either return to play for the Wings this year or retire. Alfredsson has made his decision, but it may not be as cut and dry as many once believed. "We talked today, we...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Daniel Alfredsson ‘Wants to Play Another Season’

The Detroit Red Wings were waiting to hear if Daniel Alfredsson planned to put off retirement for one more year. It appears they now have their answer, according to a report from Helene St. James: Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 23, 2014 Assuming Alfredsson’s...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson Want To Play Another Year

Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 23, 2014   As @HeleneStJames just tweeted, Daniel Alfredsson wants to play next season. Ken Holland spoke to Alfie today, will again before July 1. — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 23, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Gaining Some New Faces, While Losing Others

After some much needed rest after being eliminated by Boston in the first round of the playoffs, and after an injury-plagued season that saw them rack up 421 man-games lost (second only to Pittsburgh, with 529), the #Detroit Red Wings organization has started to make some moves to kick off this off-season. #2014/ 06/SCHEDULE.png”> The Red Wings have released their schedule...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: Todd Bertuzzi Out, Buyout Likely Coming for Jordin Tootoo

While the Detroit Red Wings wait on Daniel Alfredsson and work to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, they’re also eliminating some other options for their 2014-15 roster. Early Wednesday, the Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers, step one toward buying him out if they cannot find a trade partner. GM Ken Holland reportedly has tried repeatedly to deal Tootoo in the past, so it’s...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings shopping Jordin Tootoo, waiting on Daniel Alfredsson, talking with Daniel Cleary

A few housekeeping notes on the Red Wings: They’re shopping Jordin Tootoo, are waiting to hear from Daniel Alfredsson and in talks with Daniel Cleary. The window opened Monday for teams to use compliance buyouts; two were granted starting last summer, which saw the Wings use their first buyout on defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo. General manager Ken Holland said on locker-room cleanout...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings early overnight report: on Alfredsson, Cleary, Renney and Peters (staying), etc.

On Monday evening, the Free Press's Helene St. James revealed that the Red Wings have decided to retain Jonas Gustavsson as the team's back-up goaltender, and she Tweeted that the Wings will buy out Jordin Tootoo if the team can't trade him. This morning, St. James lets us know what's going on in terms of Daniel Alfredsson and Daniel Cleary's respective statuses...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad May on the Daniel Alfredsson/Scott Niedermayer Incident

A friend of mine tipped me off onto an appearance by Brad May during this past Friday’s edition of Hockey Central. While emphasizing the importance of momentum and how pivotal game four would be for the New York Rangers, May recalled his own game four experience from the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals when the Anaheim Ducks were playing the Ottawa Senators. “I just know when, in the...
Via The 6th Sens
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: Daniel Alfredsson Still Undecided on 2014-15 Season

If Daniel Alfredsson opts to come back for a 19th NHL season, the Detroit Red Wings will not waste any time jumping at the chance to re-sign him. For now, though, that appears to be a pretty big “if”. Alfredsson told The Windsor Star’s Bob Duff that he is still contemplating his future, as the Wings await his decision. “There’s a lot of factors that play in, mentally,...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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