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Detroit Red Wings: Stanley Cup contenders?

A new era of Detroit Red Wings hockey is about to begin in Hockeytown, as the Red Wings are preparing for Jeff Blashill’s first season as the team’s newest head coach.  Blashill, 41, became the team’s 27th head coach when he replaced Mike Babcock, who left Detroit for Toronto, after signing an eight-year deal worth $50 million. Having spent time as an assistant coach for the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings biggest question mark: Goaltending

Who is going to be the primary goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings?When you look at the roster initially, you would think it's Jimmy Howard. After all, Howard has been the team's primary goaltender since the 2009-10 season, and at 31, Howard has four years remaining on his six-year, $31.75 million deal he signed.Not so fast, though. Because it was the 23-year-old Petr Mrazek who...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Rivalry era' alumni game on tap for Red Wings, Avalanche

While the old adage of time heals all wounds is a pleasant thought, that may not be the case when members of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche renew acquaintances in February. No, we're not talking about the regular-season clash that pits the teams as part of the league's Stadium Series on Feb. 17. The real fireworks may explode the night before in the alumni game, which...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Members of the 'Miracle on Ice' team 'shot' ceremonial 1st pitches this weekend

Three members of the 1980 Miracle on Ice USA Olympic hockey team, Ken Morrow, John Harrington, and Mike Ramsey, 'threw' out ceremonial first pitches prior a Triple-A game between the Rochester Red Wings (Twins) and Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals).Here's Harrington. The perfect first "pitch" by Miracle on Ice member John Harrington before #ROCRedWings game. (Repost with caption.) pic...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Wings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. dies at age 93

DETROIT (AP) Former Detroit Wing Rings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. has died. He was 93. The Reds Wings said Thursday that Reise died Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. Reise had 21 goals and 61 assists in 340 games for Detroit from 1946-52. He was a four-time All-Star with the Red Wings and played on Detroit's 1950 and 1952 Stanley Cup champion teams. The Stoney Creek, Ontario, native also...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins looking into defenseman Marek Zidlicky

The Boston Bruins are looking to shore up their defense this offseason after trading away Johnny Boychuck last October and Dougie Hamilton earlier this summer, and one possible target could be Detroit's Marek Zidlicky, according to a report from TVA. Zidlicky, a 38-year-old blue liner, would be a short term option for the Bruins, but he has some of the offensive upside that Boston...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards revels in day with Stanley Cup

Brad Richards certainly loves a good parade.The former Chicago Blackhawks forward initially celebrated in the Windy City last month after the club claimed its third Stanley Cup title in six seasons by besting the Tampa Bay Lightning.Richards, who signed with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, also enjoyed himself with an estimated crowd of 4,000 on Tuesday after bringing the Cup home...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lidstrom: Lemieux was best player he faced

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom declared that ex-Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux was the best competitor he played against during his 20-season career."It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," the seven-time Norris Trophy winner told the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "Lemieux had an incredible reach and some really good skills...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blashill is excited to have Green

Both defenseman Mike Green and head coach Jeff Blashill are heading into Detroit as new pieces to the Red Wings' puzzle. Blashill has begun to prepare for the 2015-16 season, and has gotten a feel for how Green plays the game. He's excited to have an offensive-minded defenseman on his blue line. "I went back and watched a bunch of his shifts, and he’s my kind of player in the sense...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Red Wings ink Jurco to two-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings made one of their final moves this offseason, when they were able to come to terms with restricted free-agent, Tomas Jurco, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Jurco, only 22, was Detroit’s last unsigned restricted free-agent before the Wings were able to lock him up to a two year deal that pays him an annual salary of $850,000 and $950,000 respectively...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Tomas Jurco

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a $1.8 million, two-year contract with right wing Tomas Jurco. The 22-year-old Jurco played 63 games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring three goals with 15 assists. He also had a goal and an assist in Detroit's seven-game loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs. Jurco was a second-round draft pick by the Red Wings...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Tomas Jurco

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a $1.8 million, two-year contract with right wing Tomas Jurco. The 22-year-old Jurco played 63 games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring three goals with 15 assists. He also had a goal and an assist in Detroit's seven-game loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs. Jurco was a second-round draft pick by the Red Wings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings agree to 2-year, $1.8 million deal with RW Jurco

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a $1.8 million, two-year contract with right wing Tomas Jurco. The 22-year-old Jurco played 63 games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring three goals with 15 assists. He also had a goal and an assist in Detroit's seven-game loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs. Jurco was a second-round draft pick by the Red Wings...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New coach Blashill disputes Red Wings exec's take on top prospect

Former first-round pick Anthony Mantha has found his name in the news this summer for the wrong reasons, as Devils executive Jim Devellano called Mantha a 'very disappointing' player back in May. This past season was the first professional year of Mantha's career, but after Mantha notched 120 points in 57 games in his final junior season, he recorded just 33 points in 62 AHL games...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Pulkkinen to one-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings showed a commitment to the future by signing promising right wing Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year contract on Tuesday.Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, but Brendan Savage of M Live cited a source revealing the pact to be worth $735,000.Pulkkinen collected five goals and three assists in 31 games with Detroit during the 2014-15 season while also tallying...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk expects to miss start of Wings' season

Pavel Datsyuk may not be on the ice when the Detroit Red Wings begin the regular season. Datsyuk is recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle to repair ruptured ankle tendons, and told SVT.se that he could be out for the next four to five months. "Doctors say four-five months. So we'll see," Datsyuk said. "I hope I just miss a little early in the season. The rehabilitation...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk says he’ll miss the start of the season

(Photo by Dave Reginek/NHL via Getty Images) Injury issues have gotten an early start with the Red Wings. Forward Pavel Datsyuk spoke to SVT.se’s Marie Lehmann Sunday confirming he’ll miss the start of the 2015-16 season after undergoing ankle surgery in June. “They say four to five months,” Datsyuk said. “We’ll see how this goes. … I’ll be there, but they not...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings – Why Gustav Nyquist is the future

Roughly a week ago, the Detroit Red Wings made one of their biggest moves so far this offseason, by resigning winger Gustav Nyquist to four-year deal worth $19 million. Nyquist, 25, has been one of the Red Wings’ best scorers over the last two seasons.  Fortunately for Detroit, and first-year head coach Jeff Blashill, the Red Wings are able to lock up Nyquist for the time being...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' rink development group fires back at John Oliver

Comedian John Oliver is building a reputation as a figure capable of changing social perspectives on important topics via his show, "Last Week Tonight", but he rubbed some sports personalities the wrong way when he took aim at publicly funded stadiums in the most recent show. Oliver criticized the Red Wings in the segment for using over $280 million of publicly funded money to build...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Louis-Marc Aubry

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed center Louis-Marc Aubry to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Aubry, Detroit's third round (81st overall) pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 67 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2014-15 season. He matched career highs with 16 points, 52 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. Aubry has skated in 231 career games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel imploded in seconds

YouTube Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel, built in the 1920’s and abandoned since 2003, was imploded with 200 pounds of dynamite Saturday morning. It was leveled as part of the $650 million development project centered around the new Detroit Red Wings arena that will open in the fall of 2017.  The grand plan is for a 45-acre downtown sports and entertainment district. 13 floors...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hotel comes down to make room for new Red Wings arena

DETROIT (AP) -- A 13-story historic former hotel that stood for 90 years in Detroit was reduced to rubble in less than a minute on Saturday. It took about 15 seconds for the one-time Park Avenue Hotel to come crashing down after the first of the charges could be heard going off. Officials said 200 pounds of dynamite were used to bring down the structure, which was built in the 1920s...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Gustav Nyquist

DETROIT (AP) -- Gustav Nyquist has agreed to a $19 million, four-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The 25-year-old Nyquist was the only Detroit player to file for arbitration, but the Red Wings avoided that by coming to terms on a deal. Nyquist had 27 goals and 27 assists last season. He finished two goals behind Tomas Tatar for the team lead. The Red Wings also announced that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings reach 4-year, $19 million deal with Nyquist

DETROIT (AP) Gustav Nyquist has agreed to a $19 million, four-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The 25-year-old Nyquist was the only Detroit player to file for arbitration, but the Red Wings avoided that by coming to terms on a deal. Nyquist had 27 goals and 27 assists last season. He finished two goals behind Tomas Tatar for the team lead. The Red Wings also announced that...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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