Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Lidstrom says Lemieux was best he faced

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHLPA.com "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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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    In addition to re-signing Andy Miele, Detroit Red Wings have also re-signed goaltender Tom McCollum to a one-year deal #DRW

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    #RedWings agree to terms w Andy Miele. 1-yr, 1-way $575K. He was 2d in AHL w 70 pts in GR. #Leafs were in on him, Babcock saw him lots. #TSN

  • St. James: Wings dump Weiss to free money, get younger

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings prepare for a bleak free agent market, they rid themselves of an underachiever for the sake of achieving a younger, financially sound future. After one last round of discussing the pros and cons before Tuesday's deadline, the Wings decided to buy out Stephen Weiss,..." July 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN.

  • Free agent Richards signs with Red Wings

    Sportsnet "Brad Richards has his second Stanley Cup ring and will be moving on. Like fellow free agent Brandon Saad from the 2015 champion Chicago Blackhawks, Richards will be in a new uniform come 2015-16. The 35-year-old centre inked a one-year, $3-million contract with the Detroit Red Wings..." July 01

  • Holland doesn't expect to do much in trade, free-agent market

    Fox Sports Detroit "Christmas in July is a thing of the past for Detroit Red Wings fans. Once upon a time round July 1, the start of open season on NHL free-agents, General Manager Ken Holland would dress up in his red and white Santa outfit and load up that big gift bag with a big-name player or two and Wings..." June 29

  • With Datsyuk out, Red Wings unlikely to buy out Weiss

    Detroit Free Press "Off-season surgery for Pavel Datsyuk renders it further unlikely the Red Wings will buy out Stephen Weiss. The window to do so closes Tuesday. Weiss hasn't performed as expected since joining the Wings on a five-year, $24.5-million deal in 2013, but the reasons to give him one more season..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Report: Red Wings' Datsyuk could miss start of season after ankle surgery

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings could start 2015-16 behind the eight ball. Star center Pavel Datsyuk, who underwent offseason ankle surgery, isn't expected back until early November, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Originally believed to be out for only four-to-six weeks,..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom likely to headline Hockey Hall class

    ESPN "Nicklas Lidstrom, who won seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings, is a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. Lidstrom likely will be joined in the..." June 28

  • Wings address defense on second day of draft

    Detroit News "Maybe the talk about a lack of a right-handed-shooting defenseman is finally going to die down. It might, after the Red Wings picked two of them in Saturday's NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Florida, along with a tall goalie, and two wingers who are sons of former NHL players. Like every other..." June 28

  • Red Wings top pick strong on offense

    Detroit News "The Red Wings have added more skill to their organization. With the 19th pick overall in the first round of the NHL draft Friday, the Red Wings selected left wing Evgeny Svechnikov. Playing for Cape Breton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward finished..." June 27

  • Red Wings Re-Sign Joakim Andersson

    Winging It In Motown "One year and $815,000 for Joakim Andersson keeps him under the threshold of having salary remain on the cap if the player passes through waivers and is assigned to the AHL. Andersson will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this deal." June 26

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    #RedWings had ongoing talks w/ pending UFA Andy Miele, but no deal. Miele fielded interest today from Toronto, St. Louis and Carolina. #TSN

  • What the new salary cap means for Red Wings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings won't be affected this summer – but they likely will be a year from now. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday the 2015-16 salary cap will increase to $71.4 million -- a $2.1 million increase from last season -- with a minimum each team must spend set at $52.8..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • Red Wings announce assistant coaches, including Chelios and Granato

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings announced new head coach Jeff Blashill’s assistants on Tuesday, and you may notice some familiar names. Tony Granato, Pat Ferschweiler, Chris Chelios (pictured) and Dave Noel-Bernier will be in the mix, while Jim Bedard returns as goalie coach. The Red Wings noted that..." June 23

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have named Tony Granato, Pat Ferschweiler, Chris Chelios & Dave Noel-Bernier assistant coaches; Jim Bedard will return

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • Should Wings look into trading for Islanders' Okposo?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are exploring trade possibilities as they seek to improve their lineup, and one intriguing name could be available from the New York Islanders. Newsday is reporting Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip, as the Islanders seek to get something for him now rather than spend later..." June 23

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