Agent says Datsyuk would like to leave, but wants to make sure Red Wings ‘have options’

It will be another two weeks, at the very least, before Pavel Datsyuk has officially made his decision about his future with the Detroit Red Wings. But according to Datsyuk’s agent, the decision won’t come without Datsyuk taking into account what his leaving for the KHL could mean for the Red Wings’ immediate future. One of the biggest concerns about Datsyuk, 37, leaving for...
Via The Hockey News
1 hour ago

Video: Did a fan sneak into the Russian locker room and urinate in Datsyuk’s skate?

One would think that the headline of this article would be all one needed to say about this video. Unfortunately, for you as readers, this is a much more nuanced video. Are you ready to watch an overweight US hockey fan apparently urinate into Pavel Datsyuk’s skate? The video, first brought to our attention by Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy, really is a doozy. It initially screams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Grind Line: Dark-Horse Candidates for 2016-17 Detroit Red Wings

There are several question marks regarding the Detroit Red Wings’ roster heading into the 2016-17 season. Of course, the central focus is the status of Pavel Datsyuk, but Ken Holland also has to make decisions on forwards Darren Helm and Drew Miller. He will also have to determine whether Andreas Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha will start the season in Detroit. The Red Wings are...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Detroit Red Wings: No current plans for Pavel Datsyuk to play in KHL

Rumors have been circulating that Pavel Datsyuk has plans to play in Russia once his decision to leave the Detroit Red Wings is finalized. A Russian website ( reported that Datsyuk and SKA St. Petersburg, a team in the KHL, came to a 2-year deal for him to join the team when he inevitably returns to Russia. As rumors are wont t0 do, the report spread like wildfire...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings RW Gustav Nyquist rooting for Nyquist to meet him at Belmont

Nyquist, the horse that just won the Kentucky Derby and is looking to win the next leg of the Triple Crown at Preakness today, has a special group of people rooting for him. Detroit Red Wings right winger Gustav Nyquist, who the derby winner was named after, is rooting for the horse so they could possibly meet at Belmont in a few weeks. The horse’s owner, J. Paul Reddam, is a Red...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Richards, Kyle Quincey Not Returning to Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings will not re-sign Brad Richards or Kyle Quincey prior to the July 1 opening of free agency, reports Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. GM Ken Holland told St. James that he has informed “Brad Richards and Kyle Quincey that I definitely won’t sign them before July 1, if at all.” It’s not a shocking situation. Richards was given a one-year contract...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Red Wings unlikely to re-sign Brad Richards and Kyle Quincey

It’s looking more and more likely that Brad Richards and Kyle Quincey will not be returning to the Red Wings next season. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland recently told Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press that he “definitely won’t sign them before July 1, if at all.” The 36-year old Richards who was signed as an unrestricted free agent last offseason recorded...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago

Red Wings add Jeff Salajko as goalie coach

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have hired goalie coach Jeff Salajko. The Red Wings made the move Tuesday, a week after adding assistant coach Doug Houda to Jeff Blashill's staff. Salajko has been helping the Red Wings' goalies in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins for two seasons. He previously was an assistant coach in the minors for the Columbus Blue...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings hire assistant coach Doug Houda

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings hired assistant coach Doug Houda on Tuesday after agreeing to a three-year contract. Houda was drafted by Detroit in 1984 and was one of its defensemen for parts of six seasons. He had been a Boston Bruins assistant coach the previous 10 seasons. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland also said goaltending coach Jim Bedard won't be re-signed after...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings hire assistant coach Houda, don't re-sign Bedard

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings hired assistant coach Doug Houda on Tuesday after agreeing to a three-year contract. Houda was drafted by Detroit in 1984 and was one of its defensemen for parts of six seasons. He had been a Boston Bruins assistant coach the previous 10 seasons. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland also said goaltending coach Jim Bedard won't be re-signed...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard is open to being traded

This past season may have been the last time Jimmy Howard puts on a Detroit Red Wings jersey. With the Wings firm in their plans to re-sign restricted free agent and top goaltender Petr Mrazek, Howard has stated that he is open to the idea of being traded. “It would be disappointing,” said Howard about leaving the Wings, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve made a...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist drinks from Stanley Cup

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is set to take place today, with Nyquist leading the field as the betting favorite. In anticipation of the big race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Nyquist, who is named after Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist, received a visit from the Stanley Cup. For some good luck, the horse enjoyed some pre-race hydration from the cup. The moment was...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry boils over to Kentucky Derby

If you watched hockey in the 1990s, then you know all about how heated the rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche could get. It was fascinating to watch as two of the top franchises in the West routinely did battle with a good helping of fisticuffs. That rivalry may no longer be what it once was and the two are now separated by conference affiliations with...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings new home to be named Little Caesers Arena

I’ve been holding off on writing about this with the hope that this was a joke. Alas, three days after the announcement, I have to accept the fact that that the Detroit Red Wings new home will in fact be named the Little Caesers Arena. Olympia Entertainment, alongside Little Caesars, made the announcement on Thursday morning. The naming agreement was a 20-year, $125 million deal...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Callahan bulldozes Pavel Datsyuk

It’s not too often you see Pavel Datsyuk knocked off his skates. It’s an even rarer sight to see him caught with his head down and bulldozed in open ice. Ryan Callahan caught the Red Wings forward with a huge hit. Datsyuk has mentioned he plans on leaving the NHL after this season and this hit from Callahan may be one of his final parting gifts.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning's Boyle taunts Red Wings' Abdelkader with chicken dance (VIDEO)

Things once again got a little chippy at the end of the third game of the first round Eastern Conference playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lighting. And after Tampa Bay's Game 2 win on Friday and Detroit's Game 3 win on Sunday night both ended in fisticuffs, the third game didn't disappoint either.Well ...  sort of. Game 2 ended with Red Wings forward...
Via The Other Paper
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning, Red Wings end another game with a brawl

I might be stating the obvious here, but I don’t think the Lightning and Red Wings like each other very much. The two teams ended Game 2 with major hostilities, and as the final horn sounded on the Wings’ 2-0 Game 3 win in Detroit on Sunday night, the teams commenced with more message sending as skirmishes broke out by both benches after Henrik Zetterberg got run: Justin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the seven Detroit Red Wings whose numbers have been retired

Seven players in Detroit Red Wings franchise history have had their numbers retired. Can you name all of these NHL greats? Clue: Number: Years Active * Denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time with the team Note: Wayne Gretzky's 99 has been retired league wide and is not noted here.
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards had a helluva time trying to pronounce ‘Athanasiou’

Thursday night, Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards was reminded of a valuable life lesson for anyone covering a sporting event. Always give the pronunciation guide in the team notes a once-over to make sure there aren’t any names you’re going to get tripped up on. The Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings Thursday and as soon as Detroit center Andreas Athanasiou...
Via Awful Announcing
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers zing The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun for cheering on Red Wings

Be warned: rooting for an opposing team will have the Philadelphia Flyers rooting for your death. Well, somewhat. After actor and noted Detroit Red Wings fan Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the hit AMC TV show “The Walking Dead,” expressed support for his team on Twitter, the Flyers, who play the Red Wings on Wednesday night, hit him with the following haymaker: @steveyeun Let’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rookie Anthony Mantha makes his grandpa cry with first goal

Red Wings rookie forward Anthony Mantha is one of the more talented prospects in the NHL. He was called up from AHL Grand Rapids to provide some spark to the Wings in their playoff chase as they’ve lost their grip on a playoff spot with the Flyers charging from behind. When any player scores their first NHL goal, it’s a moment worth crying over. Apparently for Mantha that was...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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