The overnight report: Red Wings-Maple Leafs set-up, a Glendening profile and JLA demolition talk

When I fell head-over-heels in love with hockey back in 1991, the Colorado Avalanche played in Quebec, the Anaheim Ducks weren't even a movie yet, the San Jose Sharks had just plucked a crapton of players from the Minnesota North Stars in a "dispersal draft," Larry Murphy was winning Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Wings had a bench-clearing brawl...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky almost joined Red Wings in 1988, wife wanted him to

The Detroit Red Wings had some great teams in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those teams, which were offensive powerhouses led by Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman, took a while to get going but eventually started winning championships near the turn of the 21st century. Imagine what the Red Wings could have done if...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Federov and his former agent back a scary movie

Sergei Federov was scary fast for the Red Wings back in his prime. Now, in his retirement, he’s apparently backing a scary movie. Yeah, I don’t know. Via Yahoo: [Pat] Brisson along with former NHL star Sergei Fedorov and Priority Records co-founder Bryan Turner are executive producers of a new project named The Gracefield Incident created by producer, director, writer and actor...
Via Detroit4lyfe
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss


Dear Columbus, Ohio:   On behalf of the rest of the hockey world we congratulate you on your passion and commitment as fans of what many believe to be a small market non-traditional hockey market. Over the course of 14 seasons your franchise has shown plenty of struggle and disappointment. It wasn't until 2008-09 when your Blue Jackets hockey team qualified for the Stanley...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

As Big Freighters Go, Franzen’s Bigger Than Most. He Might Want To Consider Playing Like It.

Two things before we get started.  1. Donate.  This is the time of year to do it.  Paul is tireless and he does this for you guys. Donate.   2.  Carolina. If the Wings are done after two more games, you can look back to a Friday game against Carolina as the real culprit. Rumor has it that Sergei Fedorov was on the training table in some dressing room, maybe St. Louis or even...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergei Fedorov spent Tuesday’s Wings game in the Joe’s press box, but he wasn’t exactly ‘visiting’

During last night's Red Wings game, the "GM Cam" found Sergei Fedorov speaking with Wings GM Ken Holland and executive Chris Chelios. I wasn't too surprised as Fedorov rather wryly informed the media at the Winter Classic Alumni game that he still spends his summers in Metro Detroit, and as CSKA Moscow's season has ended--and KHL teams' training camps...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 wrap-up: ‘We Need More from Everybody’

The Detroit Red Wings' 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins included a telling moment. Sergei Fedorov, who is both CSKA Moscow's general manager and an every-summer resident of Metro Detroit, was spotted in the press box, speaking with Ken Holland and Chris Chelios. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of the Red Wings' fans would've given their left knee (or the...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Red Wings traded Steve Yzerman in the mid 90′s?

With the Red Wings on the eve of their 23rd straight playoff appearance (I was going into second grade by the way) you can’t help but be cliché and reminisce about the past seasons leading up to tomorrow’s game against the Boston Bruins. The disappointment in 93, 94, 95 and 96 with playoff losses to Toronto, San Jose, New Jersey (Cup Finals) and Colorado respectively. Finally...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

24 years of Karen Newman

Red Wings anthem singer Karen Newman's been on the job for 24 years now, and ahead of the playoffs, the Free Press's Carlos Monarrez kicks off what will become a cavalcade of, "I wish they did this kind of stuff all year" stories with a fitting tribute to Newman's longevity and humility: She began during Sergei Fedorov’s 1990-91 rookie season. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Wings should retire Fedorov's No. 91 next

The conversation really started to pick up steam late last week, when the Detroit Red Wings paid the highest honor to Nick Lidstrom by retiring his number. Lidstrom's No. 5 joined the immortals of the franchise -- Gordie Howe's No. 9, Steve Yzerman's No. 19, Ted Lindsay's No. 7, Terry Sawchuck's No. 1, Alex Delvecchio's No. 10 and Sid Abel's No. 12 --...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Roose: 4 former Red Wings inducted into Russian HHOF; no Fedorov, Kozlov or Konstantinov?

I wasn't quite sure how to handle this story from a Red Wings perspective, so I'll turn it over to's Bill Roose: The newly-formed Russian Hockey Hall of Fame used Monday’s off day in the Olympic hockey tournament to unveil the first 146 inductees, including four with ties to the Red Wings’ organization. Although the museum is more than...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy: Rooting for Russia now

Back in 1980, Vladislav Tretiak and Slava Fetisov represented everything we in the United States feared and hated. The Soviet Union -- those commie bastards -- had just invaded Afghanistan and certainly would annihilate us if we didn't possess the power to strike right back, assuring mutual destruction. Sending Tretiak to an early shower in Lake Placid, N.Y., then completing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Determined Simmonds has blue-collar mentality for Flyers

Growing up in the outskirts of Toronto, Wayne Simmonds had a lot of red on his bedroom walls. He was a Detroit Red Wings fan in Maple Leafs country and idolized Sergei Fedorov. “I just liked his style,” Simmonds said. “He had all the flashy equipment, but he played the game the right way. They even threw him on defense for probably a quarter of the year one time and he was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans treat apprehensive Fedorov to huge ovation

DETROIT -- As they were about to be introduced to the crowd at Comerica Park on Tuesday, Sergei Fedorov and Brendan Shanahan were standing side by side in the Detroit Tigers dugout. Each was a little apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. "It's funny," Shanahan said, "we were one right after the other (being introduced), and Sergei said to me, 'Do you think...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Fans treat apprehensive Fedorov to huge ovation

DETROIT -- As they were about to be introduced to the crowd at Comerica Park on Tuesday, Sergei Fedorov and Brendan Shanahan were standing side by side in the Detroit Tigers dugout. Each was a little apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. "It's funny," Shanahan said, "we were one right after the other (being introduced), and Sergei said to me, 'Do you think...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss


Let the tears flow. Former #RedWings teammates Sergei Fedorov greets Vladimir Konstantinov at Comerica. — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) December 31, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: on the WJC, the Griffins, staying warm and the spirt of the Winter Classic

A trio Red Wings prospect-related articles and a trio of Winter Classic-related articles merit mentioning in an entry separate from the Red Wings-Panthers game-day update post so that they don't get buried in said post. First and foremost, in the prospect department, part 1: The Wings' oldest prospect, 43-year-old Sergei Fedorov, did play for CSKA Moscow in their 4-3 OT...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergei Fedorov continues to deke, dangle and dodge questions about continuing to play for CSKA

I'm reluctantly posting this as a separate entry because the player in question is taking part in the Red Wings' Alumni Showdown, and I'm posting it because the end of his playing career seems to be taking the same pattern of intrigue and mystery with which his NHL career began: Over the past four months, CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov's navigated what turned out...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov finally resumes playing career

The Hockey Hall of Fame will have to wait two more years to welcome Sergei Fedorov, because, after three months and an inordinate amount of hype, Fedorov resumed his professional career as a GM-turned-player skating for CSKA Moscow: Sergei Fedorov, 483 goals & winner of 3 Stanley Cups, suits up for @twithccska at the #SpenglerCup. — spenglercup (@spenglercup2013...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

CSKA Moscow vs Rochester Preview (Live Blog On Dec. 27, 9:00am EST) by   Steven Ellis

Yes fans, Sergei Fedorov is back. The legendary future hall of fame NHLer, who currently acts as the GM for CSKA Moscow, decided to give pro hockey one more chance when he decided to suit up for his own team at the 2013 Spengler Cup, facing the AHL’s Rochester Americans. Other notable players taking part in their first Spengler Cup [...]
Via The Hockey House
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on the Hockeytown Winter Festival, Sergei Fedorov and Christmas Wings

The Red Wings won't "take things outside" until New Year's Eve day, when they'll practice at Michigan Stadium (rather inconveniently, they're scheduled to practice at the same time that the Wings' pair of Alumni Showdown games with Toronto will take place in Detroit), but the Hockeytown Winter Festival unofficially kicks off tomorrow, when the four teams...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Is former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov finally ready to make his pro comeback with CSKA Moscow?

Yahoo Sports' Dmitry Chesnokov posted an eye-opening tidbit regarding a former Red Wing this morning (via RedWingsFeed): #KHL's CSKA activated Sergei Fedorov as a player on the team's roster for the upcoming Spengler Cup. The long-awaited return? — Dmitry Chesnokov (@dchesnokov) December 24, 2013 This rumor initially came from's Martin...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergei Fedorov To Stage Comeback At 2013 Spengler Cup by   Steven Ellis

According to Swiss media reports, Sergei Fedorov will stage his comeback with CSKA Moscow at Spengler Cup at the age of 43. Awesome. This isn’t the first time Fedorov attempted a comeback this season. Earlier this year, when his team was plauged with injuries, he decided to leave the GM’s box and hit the ice, but the plan never went through. [...]
Via The Hockey House
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Province’s Gallagher reveals how Canucks’ selection of Pavel Bure led to the Bettman era

I believe this article falls into the, "It's hearsay, but I believe his story" department. The Detroit Red Wings spent a considerable amount of time, energy, effort, money and literal personal risk whisking players out from under the Iron Curtain, smuggling Petr Klima out of the Czech Republic in a trunk, whisking Sergei Fedorov away from the Soviet National Team...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Some ‘Hockey IQ’ and 56 minutes of Fedorov

There are two Wings fans whose YouTube accounts I subscribe to. Some of you are familiar with We All Bleed Red, and others are familiar with AWood40. Sanjay Sharda likes to post stuff that involves "hockey IQ" and subtle stuff--and sometimes not-so-subtle stuff like this... And AWood40 is more about "at length" (you may be familiar with his 10-to-14...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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