DETROIT RED WINGS NEWS

Red Wings early overnight report: on building a strong coaching team, stats and prospects

I know that the hiring of assistant coaches doesn't strike most as "big news," but I was both very satisfied with and hugely relieved by the news that the Red Wings had indeed hired Jim Hiller as Babcock's second assistant coach and Andrew Brewer as the team's video coordinator. Between a seasoned NHL hand with head coaching experience in Tony Granato, an...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Hire New Assistant Coaches

The Red Wings organization announced today that their search for new assistant coaches is over, as they have hired Andrew Brewer  and Jim Hiller. Brewer has experience already working with Mike Babcock, as he was part of the coaching staff for the gold-medal Canadian Olympic Team in Sochi. He’s spent the last three years as Hockey Canada’s video coach. He also served on the...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Suspended 3 Games from 2015 IIHF WC

The Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader will miss the first three games of the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship for a hit roughly two months ago at the 2014 World Championship, of which he was captain of Team USA. Abdelkader delivered a hard, high hit on former St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka of the Czech Republic during a quarterfinal match. He was assessed a 5-minute major...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Hire Jim Hiller, Andrew Brewer To Fill Coaching Vacancies

The Detroit Red Wings filled two of their coaching vacancies by hiring on Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches to Mike Babcock. Hiller joins the Red Wings from the Western Hockey League (CHL) where he was the head coach of the Tri-City Americans from 2009 until 2014. He played 21 games for the Red Wings back in 1992-93. While coaching Tri-City, he set franchise records...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: Jim Hiller discusses role; Detroit’s ‘Franchise’ player and Tatar’s stats

The Red Wings confirmed the "little birdie's" report and hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches today. The Wings' beat writers Tweeted out some Hiller conference call highlights (as and Brewer Tweeted, too)... Jim Hiller, new #RedWings assistant coach, says he'll be focused "on forwards & offensive stuff." That'd leave...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Contract negotiations with Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on hold

Negotiations on a new contract for Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock won't begin until he and general manager Ken Holland can sit down in the same room. That's not going to happen for at least a couple of weeks. Babcock's contract expires next year and he's already said he won't negotiate once the season starts. And Holland doesn't want to discuss a new...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Savage: Ken Holland won’t talk contract turkey with Mike Babcock until training camp

The Red Wings have filled their assistant coaching and video coordinator's positions in Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer, respectively, but MLive's Brendan Savage (via RedWingsFeed) reports that we'll have to wait until the fall to find out whether Mike Babcock will ink a contract extension (before the start of the regular season): "I think face-to-face is best...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A bit about the Red Wings’ new video coordinator, Andrew Brewer

The Red Wings did indeed name Jim Hiller the team's second assistant coach today, and Andrew Brewer's apparently familiar to Babcock as well as the 28-year-old has been Hockey Canada's video coordinator since 2011, when Brewer left an assistant coaching position at the University of New Brunswick to join Hockey Canada. The New Brunswick Beacon's Nick Murray spoke...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Hiller And Andrew Brewer Named Assistant Coaches For The Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Continue reading "Jim Hiller And Andrew Brewer Named Assistant Coaches For The Detroit Red Wings"
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings to name Jim Hiller assistant coach today

I've been allowed to Tweet this stuff, so: A very legit little bird told me that the Wings will fill their assistant/video coaching vacancies today, and will tap the WHL. — George Malik (@georgemalik) July 30, 2014 Hearing the assist. coach will be Jim Hiller, who just parted ways with the Tri-City Americans. — George Malik (@georgemalik) July 30, 2014...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: On Tatar, Nestrasil, Abdelkader and a horse named Datsyuk

Among this morning's Red Wings-related stories, and after one busy day (Abdelkader suspended, Samuelsson to Sweden, mid-day chatter, Holland on the radio, Mattias Backman profiled...Can the Wings maybe slow down a little so that I don't have to freak out about going on vacation starting Saturday, or at least get inking DeKeyser and lining up some assistant coaches done?)...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Profiling Red Wings prospect Mattias Backman in English and Swedish

Mattias Backman gave a superb interview to Corren.se's Andreas Pettersson yesterday (six-and-a-half-minute-long Swedish video interview included), and in a lovely little coincidence, the Red Wings posted a video profiling the stringbean defenseman this afternoon: If you missed the interview, here's a rough translation of Corren's Pettersson's chat with Backman...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings News: Danny DeKeyser Expects To Be Back

With just $5.27M left under the cap, surely the Detroit Red Wings have enough to room to bring back their young dynamic defender, Danny DeKeyser#479588017 / gettyimages.comDanny DeKeyser, the 24 year old RFA that's coming off a two-year deal that was worth $2.7M, told Brendan Savage of MLive.com, "it'll be done before camp. So no one needs to worry about that."...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Audio- Ken Holland On The Wings

Ken Holland was just on Detroit Sports 105.1 with Matt Dery. George is out but was able to tweet about the topics Holland discussed, so check out his recent Twitter timeline. And/or, listen to it.  
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Samuelsson signs with Djurgarden

It appears that Mikael Samuelsson’s career in the NHL is over but he will continue to play in the Swedish Hockey League for Djurgarden next year. Samuelsson struggled to crack the Red Wings lineup last year and was often rumored to be bought out if it wasn’t for him being injured.  He played six seasons with the Red Wings over the span of his 15 year career accumulating 159...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Suspended Three Games By IIHF

from IIHF.com, The IIHF Disciplinary Committee recently dealt with several cases from the past championship season. Among the suspended players are Justin Abdelkader and Nikolai Antropov following incidents occurring at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Team USA forward Justin Abdelkader was suspended three games for a check to the head and neck...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on ‘roster continuity,’ Tatar, DeKeyser and the Walleye’s Winterfest

The Red Wings checked an extremely important item off their offseason to-do list in signing Tomas Tatar to a 3-year, $8.25 million contract (at present, Capgeek only knows that Tatar's contract's cap hit is $2.75 million per season), and you and I found that the team has yet another assistant coach to replace as the Free Press's Helene St. James reported that video coordinator...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser says 'there won't be any problems' reaching contract agreement

Danny DeKeyser is one of two restricted free agents who have yet to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings. But the second-year defenseman doesn't expect there to be any issues in reaching new contract terms with the Red Wings. "There won't be any problems," DeKeyser told Fox 17 while in Portage to play in annual Western Michigan Hockey Alumni and Friends golf outing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings, Tomas Tatar Agree On 3-Year Contract

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a three-year contract with Tomas Tatar after the left wing was second on the team in goals last season. Tatar’s deal is worth $2.75 million per year. The 23-year-old forward had 19 goals and 20 assists in 73 games in his first full season in the NHL. Only Gustav Nyquist scored more goals for Detroit with 28. Tatar represented Slovakia...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: on DeKeyser and the cap, McKittrick’s departure and Shirley Temples

So Tomas Tatar has been signed to a 3-year deal at an average value of $2.75 million per season (that particular blog entry's been updated with quips and quotes, and it's a solid "bridge" contract for someone who will, per Winging It in Motown, remain a restricted free agent after this deal expires), the Red Wings expect to have no issues re-signing Danny DeKeyser...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Notes 7/28/2014: Maple Leafs Add Winnik; Red Wings Re-sign Tatar

Jerome Miron – USA Today Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to improve their forwards today as the club signed rugged winger Daniel Winnik to a 1 year/$1.3 million contract. Winnik is coming off of a 30 point season with the Anaheim Ducks where he tallied 6 goals and 24 assists and 76 games. He will be looked upon to provide grit and toughness to the Maple Leafs bottom six...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Update: Tomas Tatar Re-Signing Erases Any Wiggle Room

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent Tomas Tatar to a three-year deal worth a reported $2.75 million average. That number makes Tatar the fifth highest-paid forward on the current roster, behind only Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Johan Franzen. It also all but eliminates any extra spending money the Wings may have wanted to maintain moving forward...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tatar signs three-year deal to stay with Red Wings

It took a while for Tomas Tatar to get to the Red Wings but now he's staying. The Wings announced Monday that they signed Tatar, a restricted free agent, to a three-year contract worth a reported average $2.75 million annually. Via his Twitter account, @Trto90, Tatar said, "Really excited to be a red wing for another 3 years. I can't wait for new season. #redwings #IsItOctoberYet...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings agree to terms with Tatar on three-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. 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. The 5-foot-10, 186-lb., forward also ranked among team leaders...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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