Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Alfredsson wants to return to Red Wings, but only if he can contribute

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said today that he’s still trying to work out a deal with restricted free agent Danny DeKeyser and said that a final decision on whether forward Daniel Alfredsson will play next season probably won’t be made until just before Sept. 18, when players..." August 28

  • Lidstrom declines assistant coach job with Red Wings

    Calgary Sun "Citing family reasons, Nicklas Lidstrom won't be joining the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff anytime soon. Wings bench boss Mike Babcock reached out to the legendary defenceman in June, asking if he'd like to try his hand at coaching, but the offer was respectfully declined. "It's true..." August 26

  • Jordin Tootoo remains unsigned

    Tennessean "As players have been scooped up this offseason, one notable player to Predators fans remains unsigned: Jordin Tootoo. The Detroit Red Wings bought out his contract. Would Tootoo be a fit with the Predators? Probably not. They cut ties with him two summers ago, and do not seem like a team..." August 25

  • Red Wings' Weiss ready to leave last season behind "Bring up last season during a phone conversation with Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss and as he talks you can picture him squirming on the other end, recalling the pain that used to shoot through his lower body and the multiple surgeries he had to hopefully correct it. "I really have..." August 22

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

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    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

    Ken Holland tells @TSN1200 decision on Daniel Alfredsson may not be made until mid-September. Could come to training camp on a tryout.

  • Red Wings sign general manager Ken Holland to four-year extension, through 2017-18 season

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, the club announced today. "Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over..." August 15

  • Red Wings remain hopeful that Alfredsson will return

    CSN Washington "Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson has resumed skating in Sweden and could re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings in the coming weeks. "My take is we're probably going to try do something with Alfie," Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told's Ansar Khan. "He had a good year, 18 goals...." August 13

  • Danny DeKeyser hoping for long-term deal from Red Wings "Not even two years ago, Danny DeKeyser had a lot of freedom. As an undrafted free agent, he had the chance to pick any of the teams that were willing to offer him a contract. It's believed all 30 showed interest in the spring of 2012 after DeKeyser decided to leave Western Michigan after his..." August 13

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland says team likely will look to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson

    Michigan Live "Unless Daniel Alfredsson's health takes a turn for the worse over the next month, he'll likely return for his 19th NHL season, his second with the Detroit Red Wings. "My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Monday. "He had a..." August 12

  • Former Red Wing Brian Rafalski elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Detroit News "Former Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday. Rafalski, a Dearborn native, played for the Wings from 2007 through the 2010-11 season before retiring. He also played seven seasons before that with the New Jersey..." August 06

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    Szymon Szemberg @Sz1909_Szemberg

    Daniel Alfredsson says on Swedish radio that he will hit ice next week. Depending on how his back will respond, he will decide about future.

  • Contract negotiations with Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on hold

    Michigan Live "Negotiations on a new contract for Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock won't begin until he and general manager Ken Holland can sit down in the same room. That's not going to happen for at least a couple of weeks. Babcock's contract expires next year and he's already said he won't negotiate..." July 30

  • Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser says 'there won't be any problems' reaching contract agreement

    Michigan Live "Danny DeKeyser is one of two restricted free agents who have yet to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings. But the second-year defenseman doesn't expect there to be any issues in reaching new contract terms with the Red Wings. "There won't be any problems," DeKeyser told Fox 17 while in Portage..." July 28

  • Wings agree to terms with Tatar on three-year deal "The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14, ranking sixth on the team with 39..." July 28

  • Howard looks to rebound after rough season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to make any significant upgrades over the summer, so if they’re going to improve in 2014-15, it will have to be by getting more from what’s already in their organization. Part of that will come from the natural development of their young players, but they also..." July 27

  • Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

    Detroit News "A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating..." July 25

  • Red Wings to close down Joe Louis Arena for new stadium in 2017

    CSN Chicago "The Joe Louis Arena has been the home of the Red Wings since 1979, but that will end in 2017. The Olympia Development of Michigan announced on Sunday that the Detroit Red Wings will have a brand new stadium by summer of 2017." July 21

  • Red Wings not close on signing Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser yet

    Detroit Free Press "Next up on the to-do list for Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is working out deals with forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, both restricted free agents. It could take a while to come to an agreement with both players. “We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing..." July 21

  • Red Wings re-sign forwards Callahan, Nestrasil "The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forwards Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil to one-year contracts, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Callahan, 22, made his NHL debut on March 25 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was second on the Grand Rapid Griffins of the..." July 17

  • Red Wings coach Mike Babcock not worried about contract extension

    Detroit News "Mike Babcock still doesn’t have a contract extension. And he isn’t sure one will be worked out before the start of the regular season. But, as his assistants were coming and going Monday, Babcock was adamant about one thing: He isn’t going to be talking about his future once the season..." July 16

  • Red Wings hire Tony Granato as assistant coach "The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach. Granato, 49, has served as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the past five seasons (2009-14), guiding the team’s defense (2.49 goals against per game, 10th) and penalty killing (85.0..." July 15

  • Red Wings forwards getting healthy: report "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Friday that he has gotten positive health reports on several players, including forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. "The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get [Pavel],..." July 13

  • Red Wings say Stephen Weiss healed and ready to roll at start of training camp

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have received encouraging reports on the progress of Stephen Weiss. "(Trainer) Piet Van Zant texted him two days ago," general manager Ken Holland said. "He said he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some shinny (pick-up hockey). So far all reports are he's..." July 12

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have signed Tom McCollum to a one-year deal.

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.

  • Mike Green appears best fit for Red Wings, who need a right-handed shooting defenseman

    Michigan Live "As soon as the Washington Capitals committed $11.25 million in salary cap space to free-agent defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on July 1, Mike Green's fate seemingly was sealed. Green is destined to be traded. The Detroit Red Wings, desperately seeking a right-handed shooting..." July 08

  • Detroit Red Wings can improve from within but need an impact trade for a defenseman at some point

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings will head into 2014-15 with virtually the same roster that finished 2013-14, barring a significant trade. This isn't how they planned it. They desperately wanted to upgrade their back end by adding a right-handed shooting defenseman and pursued several free agents on..." July 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Kyle Quincey signs a 2-year deal with AAV of $4.25M with DET.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    DET signs Kevin Porter to a two-way deal. Split last season between BUF (NHL) and Rochester (AHL).

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Red Wings re-sign Riley Sheahan. Two years.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

  • Red Wings aggressively pursuing Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle in free agency; out on Christian Ehrhoff

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings need to upgrade their defense and bolster their power play. They could do it with one signing Tuesday when NHL free agency opens at noon. The Red Wings' top priority is a top-four defenseman to replace Kyle Quincey. They would prefer a right-handed shooter, since their..." July 01

  • Red Wings make qualifying offers to seven players; Cory Emmerton among those not qualified

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have made qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents, retaining their rights. The Red Wings qualified forwards Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Landon Ferraro, Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil and defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Adam Almquist. The club did not..." June 30

  • Meet the newest Red Wings: Team goes crazy for centers in NHL draft

    Detroit News "Now it’s time to file their names in your memory banks, let them develop on their college or junior teams around the world, and see if they can help in several years. The NHL entry draft ended Saturday, and for the Red Wings it was a weekend centered on centers. Five of their seven..." June 29

  • Daniel Alfredsson waits on decision to return to Red Wings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings and Daniel Alfredsson will take a little longer to see if there’s a fit for next season. Alfredsson, 41, would like to play another season but doesn’t know if he’ll be physically ready to do so. In the eyes of general manager Ken Holland, there’s no rush. “Alfie told me he..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Jonas Gustavsson Officially Signs 1-Year Extension

    Winging It In Motown "The Wings have made their first move of the offseason, officially signing Jonas Gustavsson to a one year contract extension. Per Khan, the 29 year old Swedish goaltender will earn a slight raise from the $1.5M he made last year, as his new deal will pay him $1.85M. Last year Gustavsson had a..." June 26

  • Red Wings would be better off dealing than signing with this free-agent crop

    Detroit News "Beginning today, they can officially make their pitch. But will the Red Wings decide to swing for the fences? And what if they swing and miss? The NHL’s week-long “courting period” begins Wednesday in advance of the start of free agency Tuesday. And Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says..." June 25

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week.

  • With trade talks picking up and free agency nearing, who might the Red Wings pursue?

    Michigan Live "Player movement will pick over the next 10 days, between trade discussions at the entry draft this weekend and the start of free agency on July 1. Teams can begin talking to other clubs' free agents on Wednesday, and the Detroit Red Wings plan on taking advantage of this window to speak with..." June 23

  • Report: Red Wings interested in Sharks captain Joe Thornton

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are interested in Sharks center Joe Thornton, according to ESPN NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun, in a discussion on, said Thornton, 34, wants to remain with San Jose, which in a rebuilding phase. " June 21

  • Red Wings, goaltender Jonas Gustavsson agree to 1-year deal

    Detroit News "Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is staying with the Red Wings on a one-year contract, foregoing unrestricted free agency. Gustavsson just completed a two-year contract worth $3 million and will earn slightly more than the $1.5 million average for next season. He was 16-5-4 last season with a..." June 20

  • Bertuzzi won’t be back with Wings

    Red Wings Front "Wings general manager Ken Holland confirmed that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson won’t be returning next season. As far as the rest of the unrestricted players go, the team will take a wait-and-see approach. “The other guys I’m not sure,” Holland said. “I basically told the other agents..." June 19

  • Detroit Red Wings shopping Jordin Tootoo, waiting on Daniel Alfredsson, talking with Daniel Cleary

    Detroit Free Press "A few housekeeping notes on the Red Wings: They’re shopping Jordin Tootoo, are waiting to hear from Daniel Alfredsson and in talks with Daniel Cleary. The window opened Monday for teams to use compliance buyouts; two were granted starting last summer, which saw the Wings use their first buyout..." June 17

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    #RedWings exploring trading F Jordin Tootoo. If if not, they'll use compliance buyout on him. One year left on 3yr, $5.7M deal.

  • Red Wings to sign Tomas Nosek to two-year entry-level contract

    Michigan Live "Tomas Nosek was a late-blooming Czech forward who slipped through the cracks at the 2011 NHL entry draft. The Detroit Red Wings had their sights set on him three years ago, and their European scouts continued to monitor his progress. Pleased with his development in the Czech league, the Red..." June 14