Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2-year contract extension

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings and center Tomas Nosek have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth $1.225 million over the two years." May 27

  • Red Wings reportedly sign Dylan Sadowy after trade with Sharks

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings made a minor move Thursday, acquiring forward Dylan Sadowy from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017. Upon making the trade, the Red Wings also locked up Sadowy, inking the 20-year-old to an entry-level contract, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie...." May 27

  • Red Wings Trade 2017 Third Round Pick to Sharks for Dylan Sadowy

    Winging It In Motown "Some interesting news out of Twitter today, as the Red Wings have already started their summer of being more aggressive with trades: Sadowy was a Sharks' draft pick in 2014, going in the third round at #81 overall. It's not immediately clear whether the third round pick that goes to San Jose..." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk to sign with SKA

    Sportsnet "Pavel Datsyuk has reportedly reached a final decision on his 2016-17 season. The Detroit Red Wings legend is nearing a two-year deal with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg, according to multiple reports out of Russia. Gennady Timchenko, chairman of the KHL’s board of directors, told reporter Slava..." May 25

  • Datsyuk ‘wants to make sure the Wings have options,’ says his agent

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pavel Datsyuk‘s future with the Detroit Red Wings and in the National Hockey League has been up in the air for a while now, as he’s linked to rumors of a return to Russia and the KHL. His agent, Dan Milstein, recently explained to the Detroit Free Press that Datsyuk’s future should become clear..." May 24

  • Datsyuk says he hasn't made decision on future

    TSN "Pavel Datsyuk might not be done quite yet. The Russian superstar told TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that he has lots of hockey in his future and hasn't made a decision on what he plans to do next season. This came on the heels of Russia's 7-2 throttling of the United States in the bronze..." May 23

  • Datsyuk's agent refutes report of KHL deal

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says his client hasn't agreed to play for SKA St. Petersburg. Russian publication Sportfakt reported Friday that the 37-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward agreed to a two-year pre-agreement with the KHL club, which would likely be finalized after the ongoing World..." May 20

  • Knee surgery ‘is not an option’ for Kronwall, says Holland

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears Detroit Red Wings veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall will not undergo surgery for an ailing knee that bothered him last season. The 35-year-old hard-hitting Kronwall, who has three years remaining on his seven-year contract worth an annual cap hit of $4.75 million, as per General..." May 19

  • Detroit Red Wings to part ways with Kyle Quincey, Brad Richards

    Detroit Free Press "At least two players won't be back with the Detroit Red Wings next season. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that he told "Brad Richards and Kyle Quincey that I definitely won't sign them before July 1, if at all." Both will be unrestricted free agents come July. Neither..." May 19

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Quincey would rather re-sign in Detroit than test free agency

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kyle Quincey‘s spent eight of his 11 NHL seasons with the Red Wings organization and, to hear him explain it, he’d like to push it to nine. Or even more. “If Kenny [general manager Holland] offers me something I’d love to come back,” Quincey, a pending UFA, told Mive this week. “We love it..." May 11

  • Red Wings add Doug Houda to coaching staff

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings added Doug Houda to their coaching staff as an assistant Tuesday, the club announced. He signed a three-year deal, and fills one of two assistant coaching vacancies. Houda was dismissed from his job with the Boston Bruins after the club missed the playoffs. He spent the..." May 10

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Future uncertain for Brad Richards after disappointing first season with Red Wings

    Michigan Live "It's been five years since Brad Richards had time to ponder his future at this point of the NHL playoffs. Richards' season extended into the Stanley Cup Finals the past two years and he hadn't failed to reach the second round of the playoffs since Dallas missed the postseason for the third..." May 05

  • Detroit Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall 'getting opinions' on bad knee

    Detroit Free Press "Niklas Kronwall is hoping that a summer of hard work can help him rebound. But his knees might not cooperate. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman is exploring ways to improve the left knee he had scoped in January. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that Kronwall "is getting..." May 02

  • Red Wings assign Andreas Athanasiou to AHL Grand Rapids

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings have sent one of their best young players to the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. Andreas Athanasiou, drafted 110th overall in 2012, has been assigned to the Griffins ahead of their Central Division Final matchup with the Lake Erie Monsters. " April 30

  • Joakim Andersson leaves NHL, signs 2-year deal in Sweden

    Detroit News "Joakim Andersson is headed back to Sweden. Andersson, 27, has signed a two-year contract with Orebro, of the Swedish Elite League. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Andersson wasn’t expected to return to the Red Wings. Andersson was waived halfway through the season and spent the..." April 30

  • Red Wings exploring possibility of signing Russian star Alexander Radulov

    Michigan Live "Russian star Alexander Radulov wants to return to the NHL and the Detroit Red Wings are on the short list of teams he is interested in joining. The Red Wings have spoken to his agent and are doing their due diligence, trying to determine whether to make the free-agent forward a contract offer,..." April 30

  • Petition started to change name of Red Wings' Little Caesars Arena

    Detroit Free Press "When the Ilitches on Thursday revealed that the still-being-built stadium in Detroit will be called "Little Caesars Arena," there was a mix of apathy, resignation and scorn from the public. We're not sure that anyone truly loved yet, not that you would expect them to with a corporate..." April 30

  • Business intervenes between Darren Helm and Red Wings

    Detroit News "There’s a lot of mutual admiration between Darren Helm and the Red Wings organization. But professional hockey is a business, and more often than not, loyalty and good feelings are tossed aside. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Helm realizes his days with the organization that drafted..." April 29

  • Little Caesars Arena is name of new Detroit Red Wings venue

    Detroit News "Little Caesars Arena is the name of the new Detroit Red Wings arena that's been rising along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. Olympia Entertainment announced the name at an event Thursday morning. The naming rights are part of a 20-year, $125 million deal. The arena is scheduled to be..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Season struggles frustrate Wings’ Tatar, Nyquist

    Detroit News "They’ve heard it all — the criticism, disappointment and negativity. Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist were expected to take on larger roles for the Red Wings this season. They were going score more goals, helping to alleviate the pressure on Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. Instead,..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Red Wings' Holland not interested in a rebuild

    The Score "While the Detroit Red Wings were easily sent packing by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, the team isn't ready to tear it all down. At the club's end of the year locker clean out Monday, general manager Ken Holland made it clear the team isn't looking to go down the rebuild..." April 25

  • Detroit Red Wings expect Pavel Datsyuk to leave

    Detroit Free Press "From the way those around him talked, it sure sounds like the Detroit Red Wings believe Pavel Datsyuk is gone. Speaking after the team picture commemorating the 2015-16 team was taken today at Joe Louis Arena, Datsyuk said he wouldn't decide on his future until after the world championship next..." April 25

  • Jimmy Howard open to being traded

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings saw starting netminder Jimmy Howard lose his number one position with the team during the 2015-16 season, moving to play second fiddle to younger netminder Petr Mrazek during both the regular season and the final stretch of the postseason. Now, he – and his nearly $5.3..." April 25

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Red Wings' Datsyuk will wait to decide on future

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk was mum about his future in the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated his team from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 Game 5 victory. Datsyuk said he needs time to consider whether to return to Russia or stay with the Red Wings for one more..." April 22

  • Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 5

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- For 58 minutes, a scoreless tie persisted at Amalie Arena, and then with 1:43 left, as Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek went behind the net to clear a puck, the Tampa Bay Lightning grabbed it from him and pounced on the opportunity. Ryan Callahan took the loose puck and..." April 21

  • Lightning top Wings to put stranglehold on series

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Special teams were the difference for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Ondrej Palat's power-play goal with 2:59 left gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena and a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • After Boyle’s chicken dance, Abdelkader admits he ‘would have liked to fight him’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brian Boyle wanted to fight Justin Abdelkader at the end of Tampa Bay’s 2-0 loss in Detroit on Sunday. That much was clear. But Abdelkader wasn’t willing to go — for reasons unclear at the time — which led to Boyle busting out this chicken dance in Abdelkader’s direction:" April 18

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Mrazek, Wings blank Lightning, cut series deficit

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings turned up their intensity and got back into their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Petr Mrazek made 16 saves for his third career playoff shutout in Detroit's 2-0 win over Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the series Sunday..." April 17

  • Lightning's Paquette: 'Probably' payback coming after Abdelkader attack

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning can see the effects of Justin Abdelkader's handiwork. The Detroit Red Wings' super agitator left forward Mike Blunden with nine stitches during a brawl - which Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper called "mild" - and up 2-0 in the series, the Lightning may think they have..." April 16

  • Pavel Datsyuk loses tooth, Henrik Zetterberg picks it up

    CBS Sports "Losing a tooth every once in a while is one of the occupational hazards of playing in the NHL, and in the second period of Game 2 of the Red Wings-Lightning series on Friday night Pavel Datsyuk had the misfortunte of experiencing that part of the job. It all happened in the corner when he was..." April 16

  • Lightning jump out to 2-0 series lead on Wings

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- If the Tampa Bay Lightning had concerns about a playoff run without Steven Stamkos, they found a resounding answer in their first two games from the prolific line of Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov. For the second game in a row, Johnson and Killorn combined on..." April 15

  • Zetterberg warns Filppula: Don’t slash me again

    Detroit News "Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg are good friends. But even good friends can scuffle a bit sometimes. Zetterberg was annoyed for getting slashed by Filppula, a former Red Wing, in the final minutes of Wednesday night’s Game 1 between Detroit and Tampa Bay. “I think I slashed him a..." April 15

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  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • Datsyuk looking to make some more magic "This could be the last act of the "Magic Man." Unless the Detroit Red Wings can talk him out of it, Pavel Datsyuk will retire from the NHL after the Stanley Cup Playoffs and go home to Russia even though he has a season left on his contract. It's easy to say we should soak it up. It's easy to..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Agent: Red Wings won't try to dump Datsyuk's contract

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings appear set to make their 2016-17 season even more difficult. Center Pavel Datsyuk stated Sunday he intends to leave the NHL at the end of the postseason and head back to Russia for family reasons, according to Mitch Albom from the Detroit Free Press. It leaves the club in..." April 11

  • Pavel Datsyuk says he will leave the Red Wings after playoffs

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk wants to go home. His career has been here. His wealth has been here. His celebrity has been here. But his heart is somewhere else. It’s in Russia — with his teenage daughter and his roots, both of which he wants replanted into his life. “I’m thinking I go home after this..." April 10

  • Jimmy Howard: 'Let's go have some fun down in Tampa'

    The Score "For the 25th consecutive season, the Detroit Red Wings secured a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and for the second season in a row, the Wings will square off with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. Detroit locked up the third spot in the Atlantic Division thanks to the Bruins..." April 09

  • Playoff-bound Red Wings lose to Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Center Henrik Zetterberg said it was the longest walk he has ever taken from the ice to the locker room after a game. The Detroit Red Wings just lost 3-2 to the shorthanded New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon when a win in both teams' season finale..." April 09