Red Wings Rumors & News

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • Red Wings' Johan Franzen determined to play again but must clear several hurdles

    Michigan Live "Johan Franzen is pushing himself hard and showing gradual improvement. He still experiences the occasional setback from the latest of the many concussions he's suffered. But he loves the game too much to consider retirement. He is doing everything in his power to give himself an opportunity to..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Red Wings' Johan Franzen still dealing with concussion setbacks

    CBS Sports "Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen missed the second half of the 2014-15 season due to another concussion. He addressed the media on Wednesday and according to Brad Galli of WXYZ-TV in Detroit and said that even though he is still experiencing setbacks on a "weekly" basis he still hopes to be..." September 02

  • Timing proves to be perfect for Red Wings’ Abdelkader

    Detroit News "So how do you follow a career-best season? Justin Abdelkader is excited to go out and try. Whatever way you analyze it, Abdelkader was at his best last season. All the numbers were career highs — 23 goals, 21 assists, 44 points, eight power-play goals, five game-winning goals, 154 shots on..." August 29

  • Red Wings become latest team to hire full-time hockey analytics person

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Red Wings became the latest NHL team to hire a full-time analytics person this week when they hired Bryan Campbell as their director of statistical analysis. According to writer Bill Roose, Campbell will report to GM Ken Holland and assistant GM Ryan Martin. Little is..." August 28

  • New coach means new chance for Kindl

    Detroit News "A new hockey season, a reboot to a hockey career. That's what Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl believes this season could be for him. Kindl never earned the trust of former coach Mike Babcock, and last season felt like a bottoming out, as he played in 35 games and just one during the..." August 27

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk 'on schedule' as he rehabs following ankle surgery

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings trainer Piet Van Zant went to see Pavel Datsyuk last week "at some place warm" and liked what he saw, general manager Ken Holland said. Datsyuk is rehabbing from surgery on June 26 for ruptured tendons in his right ankle. "Piet WATCHED him work out, told me he's in good..." August 25

  • Big Red Wings prospect Marc McNulty at crossroads of young career entering final junior season

    Michigan Live "The next eight months will likely be the most important stretch of Marc McNulty's hockey career. They could very well determine what the future holds for the big defenseman. The Detroit Red Wings made McNulty their sixth-round pick (169th overall) in the 2013 NHL draft because they liked his..." August 24

  • Alfredsson on the verge of return to Senators organization

    TSN "Former captain Daniel Alfredsson is on the verge of returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. A source tells TSN 1200 that Alfredsson is hammering out the final details to accept a role in the club's hockey operations department. An official announcement is expected at some point before..." August 22

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Robbie Russo, free agent from Notre Dame

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have added to their stable of defense prospects by signing free agent Robbie Russo of Notre Dame to a two-year entry-level contract. The New York Islanders drafted Russo in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL entry draft (95th overall) out of the U.S. National Development..." August 16

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles and UFA D Marek Zidlicky have been discussing a contract past few weeks. Nothing decided on either side, but interest is there.

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Franzen ensures Nyquist keeps close to ex-coach

    Detroit News "From goal post to bed post, Johan Franzen made sure Red Wings teammate won't soon forget former coach Mike Babcock, who shuffled off to Toronto this offseason. The Wings forward had a set of sheets custom made for his Swedish teammate in Babs' likeness. Franzen posted the fresh linens on..." August 12

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Sakic, Roy, Forsberg & Blake to play against Detroit’s best from 1996-2002 at Coors Field

    Denver Post "The Avalanche’s pre-sale ticket package for the Feb. 27 NHL Stadium Series game against the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field will include admission to a Feb. 26 alumni game between some of the biggest names from both teams during 1996-2002. Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake will..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Lidstrom says Lemieux was best he faced "Retired Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said former Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux was the best player he faced during his career, according to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," said Lidstrom,..." July 28

  • Mitch Callahan says he'll be ready for Red Wings camp, but not a return to AHL

    Michigan Live "Mitch Callahan doesn't want to let a knee injury slow his progress to the NHL and lead him into another season with the Grand Rapids Griffins. The four-year AHL veteran, who underwent knee surgery following a torn right ACL on Feb. 13, expects to be ready and competitive when the Detroit Red..." July 27

  • Goalie prospect Perry back in juniors for more ice time

    Detroit Free Press "Goaltender Chase Perry, a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has left Colorado College after one season to return to the Wenatchee Wild junior team in Washington. Perry, 19, went 1-8-1 on a Colorado College team that finished 6-23-6 last season. He played in..." July 26

  • Tomas Jurco, Red Wings agree to two-year contract

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings liked what they've seen from Tomas Jurco since drafting him, never mind last season's disappointing production. He now has the security of a two-year, $1.8 million contract, agreed to Friday evening. The annual average value is $900,000, with a yearly breakdown of $850,000..." July 25

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Wings agree to terms with Pulkkinen "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with right wing Teemu Pulkkinen on a one-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Pulkkinen split his second full season in North America between the Red Wings and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Pavel Datsyuk could be out until November

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk had surgery in late June after rupturing tendons in his right ankle on a blocked shot. His agent, Gary Greenstin, said he would be back by the start of the season. Gary Greenstin is not, as last check, a surgeon. So Datsyuk will potentially miss the..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Red Wings re-sign Louis-Marc Aubry

    Fox Sports Detroit "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..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Red Wings counter John Oliver's arena rip with statement

    Detroit Free Press "Olympia Development has countered the rip comedian John Oliver took at the Red Wings' arena project on "Last Week Tonight," Sunday on HBO. Oliver referenced the Wings just briefly during his 19-minute rant on the politics and economics of new stadiums — such as teams blackmailing cities into..." July 14

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #redwings sign Mitch Callahan to a 1 year contract at $600 000 (2 way) #TVASports

  • Dominic Turgeon impressed Blashill at Red Wings' camp

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said earlier this week that the players who were expected to be the best — Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha — were at the development camp that concluded Tuesday in Traverse City. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill was asked which player..." July 13

  • Red Wings re-sign Callahan, Jensen

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Detroit Red Wings re-signed right wing Mitch Callahan to a one-year contract and agreed to terms with defenseman Nick Jensen on a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. Callahan, Detroit's sixth-round pick (180th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, missed the final two months of..." July 13

  • Red Wings, Nyquist agree to four-year contract "The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with right wing Gustav Nyquist on a four-year contract, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet reported the contract to be worth $19 million. "We're very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years," Red Wings..." July 11

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Nyquist w/DET is $19M over four years.

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • What contract would make sense for Nyquist, Red Wings?

    Detroit Free Press "One of Gustav Nyquist's most memorable moments last season was when he lapped Ottawa's zone with the puck on his stick before scoring. That Nyquist is super skilled offensively is evidenced by two straight seasons of nearly reaching 30 goals for the Detroit Red Wings. He had 27 goals in 82..." July 09

  • Wings' Gustav Nyquist files for salary arbitration

    Detroit News "Gustav Nyquist was one of 23 restricted free agents who Sunday filed for salary arbitration. By choosing to go this route, Nyquist will continue to negotiate with the Red Wings until arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place between July 20 and August 4 in Toronto. Typically, a player..." July 08

  • Red Wings sign big winger Eric Tangradi

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have signed left wing Eric Tangradi to a one-year contract. Tangradi, 26, has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens since making his NHL debut in the 2009-10 season. He has five career goals, 10 assists and 86..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Red Wings Re-Sign Landon Ferraro to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed center Landon Ferraro to a one-year contract. Ferraro, 23, appeared in all seven of Detroit’s first-round postseason games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, picking up two penalty minutes and 10 shots on goal while averaging 10:08 of ice time. He also skated..." July 05

  • Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha remains confident despite tough first season as a pro

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha is well aware of the criticism he received for a sub-par rookie pro season and the subsequent trade rumors that followed. But he's not bothered by either. Instead, the 6-foot-5 forward remains confident and says the criticism does nothing but motivate him as he prepares to..." July 03

  • Wings will consider retiring Fedorov's No. 91

    Detroit News "Sergei Fedorov is a first-ballot inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the only Hart Trophy winner for MVP for the Red Wings in 53 years. He was an essential offensive and defensive component for more than one-quarter of the Wings teams that have won Stanley Cups. In the playoff drive..." July 02

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Deal isn't quite done, but Brad Richards and the Red Wings are working on a 1 yr deal.

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