Red Wings July 1st Recap: Roller-Coaster to Hell

Ken Holland had an eventful day as free agency started The noon ET free agency period is now more than five hours gone and a majority of the signings are complete around the league. While there’s still lots and lots of time before the Wings are done putting together their roster for the season opener, the majority of their steps have already been walked and... well I think Ken...
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1 hour ago

Wings hope Vanek brings scoring punch

DETROIT – Ken Holland thinks the Red Wings got a player with something to prove, while newly acquired center Frans Nielsen believes Detroit snagged the best available in this year's free agency pool. Both Holland and Nielsen spoke highly o...
2 hours ago

Steve Ott signs one-year deal with the Red Wings

Steve Ott and the Red Wings agreed to a one-year deal worth $800,000 dollar deal according to Aaron Ward. Steve Ott 1 yr 800k Detroit Red Wings — Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) July 1, 2016 Ott wasn’t much of a factor for the St. Louis Blues last season as the 13-year NHL vet was limited to just 21 games accumulating zero goals and two assists. Ott however is more known for...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 hours ago

Red Wings sign Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal

The Red Wings signed veteran free agent left winger Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million TSN’s Gord Miller reports. Detroit signs Tomas Vanek to a 1 year deal for $2.6m — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) July 1, 2016 Vanek scored 18 goals with 23 assists for the Wild last season. However he was bought out of the final season of a three-year deal that had an average...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 hours ago

Detroit Red Wings avoid overpaying Matt Martin

While the Red Wings have made controversial deals, the team dodged a bullet by not paying Matt Martin too much for too long. With many Red Wings fans reacting to today's signings like a boxer barely hanging on until the bell, it appears that a knockout blow has been avoided, at least for now: DET and NYI both apparently out on Matt Martin. TOR believed to be one of the...
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4 hours ago

Helm stays with Wings, agrees to new deal

DETROIT – In today's NHL, speed is at a premium. The Wings did not have to look far to find one of the fastest skaters in the league, agreeing with Darren Helm on a five-year, $19.25 contract, for an average annual value of $3.85 million. ...
5 hours ago

The Red Wings turn to plan B signing Frans Nielsen to 6-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings turned to plan B Friday signing former Islanders forward Frans Nielsen to a six-year deal worth $31.5 million. Nielsen AAV is $5.25M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2016 The 32-year old Nielsen is coming off a 20 goal, 35 assists season in Brooklyn. That 52 point total is the second highest of his career which has all come with the Islanders...
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6 hours ago

Alexey Marchenko Re-signs With Red Wings

According to the latest report from Ansar Khan, the Detroit Red Wings inked Russian defenseman Alexey Marchenko to a new contract. Marchenko, 24, was an RFA and his contract will have a $1.45 million cap hit. #RedWings re-sign RFA defenseman Alexey Marchenko for two years at a $1.45 million cap hit. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) July 1, 2016 This is good news for the Wings...
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7 hours ago

Red Wings release Development Camp Roster and Schedule

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Detroit Red Wings win big on first day of the 2016 NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings went big during this year’s NHL Draft, and it paid off. Their big win wasn’t necessarily their first round pick, however; it was the fact they were able to get rid of Pavel Datsyuk’s $7.5 million salary cap hit without losing any of their big assets on the ice. The Wings traded Datsyuk’s remaining salary to the Arizona Coyotes as well as their No. 16...
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Datsyuk retires from NHL, will return to Russia

Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has confirmed what has been long-speculated for the past couple of months. He’s leaving the NHL and returning to Russia to play in the KHL. “My family and I have decided that it’s time to return home,” Datsyuk announced on the Detroit Red Wings Twitter feed.  According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Datsyuk...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings expected to announce Pavel Datsyuk won’t return to team

Pavel Datsyuk has been an integral part of the Detroit Red Wings machine for many years, not only just for goal scoring but also from his magical passing (he is the Magic Man, after all) and being one of the most creative forwards in hockey. He has made his desire to end his career in Russia closer to his family clear, and now it appears that is becoming a reality next season. ...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar shows off incredible puck skills on Instagram

Instagram Red Wings winger Tomas Tatar is no stranger to showing off his puck handling skills on the interwebs.  He has starred in the “GoPro: NHL After Dark” series.  On Monday, he threw this gem up on Instagram, dangling a golf ball. And while his puck handling is quite impressive, it pales in comparison to his girlfriend, Lucia Slaninkova. Trošku zábavy s @hanto_22...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did Cameron Frye wear a Gordie Howe jersey in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

Though hockey fans might shake their heads at the circumstances, people of a certain age might be more familiar with hockey legend Gordie Howe (who passed away Friday at the age of 88) from his Detroit Red Wings jersey being worn by Cameron Frye (played by Alan Ruck) in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So how exactly did a movie taking place in 1980s Chicago feature a high...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Richards: 'Detroit wasn’t a great fit for me'

As a veteran on an NHL club, you generally sign deals that are short in term and mutually beneficial. Someone like Brad Richards is hunting for more Stanley Cup rings and will give his services to the highest bidder. It just so happened that he signed with the middle-of-the-road Detroit Red Wings. As an outsider looking in, it wasn’t a great fit, and Richards has basically confirmed...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pavel Datsyuk will join SKA of the KHL

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is close to signing a two-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL according to Slava Malamud. Malamud reports the head of the KHL’s board of directors Gennady Timchenko said Datsyuk will join the team. Head of KHL board of directors (and Putin's bud) Timchenko says Datsyuk will join SKA. Team will also pursue Plotnikov and Tikhonov ...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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