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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...
Via Sports-Glory
6 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 NHL.com'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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny DeKeyser Says Contract Will Be Done Before Training Camp

from Steve Amorose of Fox 17 (western Michigan), DeKeyser, 24, just finished his first full season with the Detroit Red Wings, scoring four goals and adding 19 assists while being a plus-10 in 65 games. He played in all five of the Red Wings playoff games against the Boston Bruins. “Obviously wish we did a little bit better and made it a little bit further in the playoffs...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days 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 NHL.com'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 NHL.com, 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

On Jim Paek’s decision to chase an Olympic dream

I didn't really comment on it on Wednesday morning, but Jim Paek leaving the Grand Rapids Griffins to coach the South Korean national hockey team--as the team attempts to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea--dashed my hope that the long-standing Griffins assistant coach would finally be chosen to flank one of Mike Babcock's shoulders. Paek has...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report, part 2: The ‘low ebb,’ taking prospects slowly & Tootoo’s new linemate

The Red Wings unveiled their plans for a new rink and a surrounding development that has a solid chance of dramatically changing the City of Detroit on Sunday, but Art Regner spent his time on the 7 Sports Cave talking about Mike Babcock's would-be "inevitable" departure from Detroit, and the Detroit News's Terry Foster and ESPN 96.1 FM's Sean Baligian sounded...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sports Cave Talked Wings This Morning

The Sports Cave on Channel 7 talked some Wings and Mike Babcock this monring. The video starts at the point of the Wings' talk...  
Via Kukla's Korner
8 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

One Line Notes From The Maven

from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report, * Those who don't appreciate Mike Babcock annually predict a "Doomsday in Detroit." And it never happens because of Mike Babcock. And that, my fine, feathered friends, is not what you'd call a coincidence. * Some hockey players put on a good act for the media but I truly believe Mike Ribeiro will turn over a new...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings early overnight report: On Callahan’s future and Babs’ blame game

Thursday served as a superb, "There is no real off-season" reminder for me. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and new assistant coach Tony Granato gave superb radio interviews, as did Ted Lindsay; Pavel Datsyuk held a press conference at his hockey school, after playing against a team of media members that included Red Wings Grinder's Alexey Kovalevch, and more than a...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: a charitable challenge, prospect talk, RFA updates and bizarro fun

On a quieter day, I would've posted the triple interviews that Mike Babcock, Ted Lindsay and Tony Granato conducted today in a single "afternoon" post, but you've got to get that stuff out as soon as you find it, so: The first "story" of note comes  via Twitter, while I was writing this, and I'll put it simply: Herm to Hockeytown is now an every...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock speaks bluntly during interview on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock appeared on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM's Ryan and Rico show this moring, and he addressed the hot-button topics--his contract status and the return of Daniel Cleary--as well as many other issues over the course of nearly 13 minutes' worth of interview time: WXYZ's Brad Galli "live-Tweeted" the interview... Mike Babcock...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: a small goalie, large contracts, charitable news and addenda

This afternoon's selection of Red Wings-related news isn't as interesting as the Paul-posted, "Jimmy Devellano's first words to the media since the draft" article in which the Hockey News's Ken Campbell discussed Ken Holland and Mike Babcock's shelf lives, but I've found enough tidbits to cobble together a respectable mid-July entry. The first...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 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

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

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...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock On His Contract Situation

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock wants an extension done by fall, or else he'll wait for spring. Winter is not a time to talk — which makes sense. Babcock has been busy looking for assistants — he just got word that Tony Granato will be joining him with the Wings. There has been less work done regarding Babcock...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wings hire Tony Granato as assistant coach

The Red Wings have found one assistant coach but are still looking for another. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Tony Granato will be on the bench alongside coach Mike Babcock this coming season.  Granato was most recently an assistant to Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh, where he had been since 2009. In his 14-year NHL career, Granato had 248 goals and 244 assists in 773 games with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pleiness, Khan: Red Wings likely to lose Tom Renney’s services to Hockey Canada

Via RedWingsFeed, well now we know why we haven't heard about any extensions for Mike Babcock or the Mad Hatter yet. The Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness reports that the Red Wings' coach may have to hire two new assistant coaches: According to Wings general manager Ken Holland, Tom Renney is in the final stages of landing a position with Hockey Canada. Renney spent...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock Would Like A Right-Handed Shot Dman

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, "We got seven left-hand D. I love (to have a righty), but how do you get it?" Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said over the weekend at the NHL entry draft in Philadelphia. "It's great to have this fantasy; like (general manager) Kenny Holland would tell you, there's no tree. I've been all over him, but there's no tree to...
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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