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Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from going to NHL

MOSCOW (AP) Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL. Fetisov, who is now a senator in Russia, tells Russia's R-Sport news agency that federal law should be used to stop Russian players from moving to North America before they turn 28. The aim is to...
Via AP on Fox
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Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
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This is the season, change change change

by Redwing77Ok, first I see my Red Wings bow out early.  That's ok, I didn't expect them to make the playoffs (none of the pundits did either).  Now... lots of change.First, Hakstol bolts for the Flyers.  Ugh.  I don't like the Flyers.  Better there than Buffalo or Toronto, perhaps, but still....  it stinks.  I never saw it coming.  That being said, I talked to Hakstol in...
Via Goon's World
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Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced Wednesday that Mike Babcock has been named the 30th head coach in the club’s history. Babcock, 52, joins the Leafs after serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the past 10 seasons. Under his leadership in Detroit, Babcock posted a 458-223-105 regular season record.  While coaching Red...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock coaching the Red Wings The Mike Babcock saga has ended after were rumors flying amid silence from the Babcock camp we finally have the answer today. Mike Babock took no further questions from any teams of media so he could mull over the decision he has come to the conclusion that next season he will be coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto...
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Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock signs for $50 million with Maple Leafs

It’s the end of an era for the Detroit Red Wings as head coach Mike Babcock has reportedly signed a $50 million dollar deal over eight years with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the signing, Babcock becomes the highest-paid head coach in NHL history.  He heads to Toronto taking over a Maple Leafs squad that finished eighth in the Atlantic Division, with a 30-44-8 overall record...
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Report: Mike Babcock leaving Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

After reports yesterday strongly suggested he would become the next coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock did a heel turn and is now set to become the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs per TSN’s Darren Dreger.  Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
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Would YOU rather Wednesday: Who would you rather have as the Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock or Jeff Blashill?

As we anxiously await the Mike Babcock decision, we have to ask the fans who would you rather have as the Red Wings’ head coach Babcock or presumed up and comer Jeff Blashill? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock reportedly leaning towards a short-term deal with Detroit

As Babcock Watch is entering zero hour, it’s looking more and more likely the coveted head coach is heading back to Detroit. As analysts made their rounds on the eve of the anticipated Babcock decision Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star said yesterday that Babcock is “leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis”. Babcock is leaning towards re...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The three biggest letdowns of 2014 for the Red Wings

With another offseason already in full swing in Motown, the Detroit Red Wings are looking to reload and make another run at the Stanley Cup in 2015. This past season saw the Red Wings advance to the playoffs for the 24th straight season, dating back to the 1989-1990 season.  Unfortunately for Red Wings’ fans, another trip to the postseason didn’t result in another Stanley Cup...
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VIDEO: Teemu Pulkkinen, Grand Rapids Griffins Eliminate Rockford Ice Hogs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are marching on in the AHL playoffs, and rising prospect Teemu Pulkkinen again was at the heart of their latest victory. Pulkinnen’s latest goal, his league-leading 13th of the postseason, came just 5:01 into Sunday’s game, sparking the Griffins to a 5-3 win over the Rockford Ice Hogs. That victory wrapped up the conference semifinal series in five...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings rename trophy to honor late CapGeek founder

CapGeek was an amazing website and the hockey community lost a valuable asset with the passing of its founder Matthew Wuest. Countless tributes were posted online honoring Wuest and recognizing just how important his contributions were to the sport of hockey. The Detroit Red Wings have joined in that effort, renaming their trophy for the NHL Prospect Tournament to the Matthew...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Gordie Howe Bridge to connect Detroit and Windsor

Gordie Howe is once again being honored for his achievements in the world of hockey. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today, that they will be naming the Detroit River span between Michigan and Windsor the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Pleased to announce that the new Windsor-Detroit bridge will be named in honour of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Mantha comment causes uproar in Hockeytown

When you read the comments that Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings Jim Devellano spoken to Keith Gave of Fox Sports Detroit about Wings prospect Anthony Mantha and the stir it caused in the Detroit media as well as the Red Wings fan base, it kind of makes you wonder […] The post Anthony Mantha comment causes uproar in Hockeytown appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Horizon League Tournament moving to Detroit

The Horizon League Tournament will transition to a neutral-site format and move to Detroit starting in the 2015-16 season, the league announced Thursday. Photo: Olympia Entertainment The deal with Olympia Entertainment is for five years. Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, will host the first two tournaments, and the final three years will take place at the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Horizon League tournament shifting to Detroit

There is going to be a change in the Horizon League conference tournament moving forward. According to a report from the Detroit Free-Press, the Joe Louis Arena and the new Red Wings Arena in Detroit will play host to the annual tournament for the next five years. Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone would not confirm the news, but the Detroit Free-Press says that there have...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fan sets Lightning flag on fire, charged with arson

A Detroit Red Wings fan took the team’s Game 7 showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning far too seriously — criminally so, even — and now faces arson charges after she attempted to set a Tampa Bay Lightning flag on fire during Wednesday’s game at Amalie Arena. Lena Sinishtaj, 35, of Sterling Heights, Mich., was...Read More The post Red Wings fan charged with arson after trying...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Kronwall suspended for Game 7 against Lightning

The Detroit Red Wings will be without their top defenseman for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for his hit on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. Detroit's Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for charging Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov. Video:
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