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Detroit Red Wings: Franzen expected to be ready for camp

Earlier this month on isportsweb, I discussed the situation surrounding Detroit Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen, and whether it was time for him to retire from the NHL.  Citing numerous head injuries and a fear of existing brain damage, I believe it would be best for Franzen, who turns 36 December, to step away from the game. However, earlier this week, reports surfaced once...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings set to play on FOX Sports Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit will televise 70 regular-season and three preseason games during its coverage of the 2015-16 Detroit Red Wings. Regular-season coverage begins Oct. 9 with the home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. We will kick off Opening Night with a special one-hour Red Wings Live, featuring Jeff Blashill's first game as Detroit's head coach against former Red Wings bench...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

G-force Glendening

You ever have a long period of time off of work, and you say to yourself 'you know what, I want to fly in a really, really fast airplane?'Luke Glendening apparently said that to himself. Glendening got to fly in a F/A-18 Hornet with the famous Blue Angels during a test run for the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan show, scheduled for Aug.29-30.After some pre-flight instructions, Glendening...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: Detroit Red Wings

Welcome to thr NHL team previews, a series breaking down every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, from the 30th place team to the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going to be a fun summer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Kindl happy for a fresh start

Despite putting up a career high in goals last year with five, it was not a good year for Jakub Kindl. Kindl was rarely used last season by Mike Babcock, playing in only 35 games and was a frequent healthy scratch. "It was tough," Kindl said to Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News. "But I was trying to be a good teammate and support the guys at the rink. Some things you can't control,...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Johan Franzen be ready for the start of camp?

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is hopeful that his power forward, Johan Franzen, can return in time for the start of the season."My expectations and hopes are he's going to be cleared when he takes his physical at camp," Holland told Mlive.com. "Ultimately, it's in the hands of (his doctor)."Franzen last appeared for the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 6, 2015. He only appeared in 33...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings GM Ken Holland optimistic on Pavel Datsyuk's recovery

To say Ken Holland cares for his star forward, Pavel Datsyuk, is a bit of an understatement.Holland sent the Red Wings' team trainer, Piet Van Zant, to check up on Datsyuk, and Van Zant returned with a bit of good news."Piet watched (Datsyuk) work out, told me he's in good spirits," Holland told Ansar Khan of MLive. "He's had no setbacks. He's doing lots of training. He's excited...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock puts Northville, MI home up for sale

Mike Babcock is cutting ties in Michigan and taking all of his faces north of the border to coach the Maple Leafs.  To help cut ties, Babcock recently put his Northville, Michigan home on the market. The modest 4,486 square-foot home could be yours for $799,999.00.  Maybe a bit less because when you sign an eight-year, $50 million deal like Babcock did, a couple thousand is considered...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Should Johan Franzen retire?

While the Detroit Red Wings are trying to finalize their roster in preparation for another exciting season in Hockeytown, one member of the roster is facing a time of major uncertainty over the future of his career. Detroit forward Johan Franzen has been battling plenty of health concerns over the past seven months.  Back on Jan. 6th, Franzen was injured after taking a blindside...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Johan Franzen bought Mike Babcock bed sheets for Gustav Nyquist

Reuters When you’re a professional athlete, you can pretty much afford anything you need, within reason.  In theory, that should make it harder to hop for gifts for professional athletes.  That is, unless you’re Wings winger Johan Franzen looking to purchase a gift for teammate Gustav Nyquist. MIKE BABCOCK BED SHEETS, IT IS! Franzen posted a photo of his gift to his Instagram...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Johan Franzen gets Nyquist Babcock inspired bedsheets

It looks like Red Wings forward Johan Franzen isn’t going to have as hard of a time getting over Mike Babcock as Gustav Nyquist will. Or at least that’s how Franzen wants it to appear. Franzen, who missed almost all of last season with a concussion, posted this to his Instagram account for Nyquist in an attempt to help him (Nyquist) get over Babcock going to Toronto. ...
Via The Majors Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Sheahan wants to step up in Datsyuk's absence

Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be out until late October/November, leaving a large gap at center.Newly acquired forward Brad Richards will be expected to help out quite a bit in that department, but Riley Sheahan doesn't want you to forget about him."Obviously, we want Pav back as quick as we can," Sheahan said to Ansar Khan at MLive.com. "You don't like seeing guys get injured, but...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Slava Fetisov wants to block Russian players from NHL

Former Red Wings defenseman Slava Fetisov is making news again these days in the NHL world. Not for his playing days, or any new coaching gig though. Fetisov’s making news because he wants to prevent Russian players from making it to the NHL, all of which seems kinda hypocritical to me. The same player who was himself was blocked from the NHL until he was 31 now wants to block...
Via The Majors Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where do the Red Wings Rank?

View image | gettyimages.com Excerpt Overall this is a very solid team. Adding Mike Green and Brad Richards to compliment guys like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg was fantastic. They are both still capable of playing at a high level. My concerns about this team lie with the goalies and some depth questions. Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek are both solid goalies, I have no great...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospects Larkin, Turgeon make it past the first cut

The Detroit Red Wings' Dylan Larkin and Dominic Turgeon have survived the first cut of the U.S. National junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid, New York.The National team was cut down to 32 players. 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders remain on the roster.Arizona Coyotes forwards Ryan MacInnis, Christian Fischer and Conor Garland, Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Greenway...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 days 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
26 days 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
July 30, 2015  |  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
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 26, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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