Red Wings Rumors & News

  • 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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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Coach Blashill confirms Jimmy Howard will start Game 1. All other lineup decisions to be made after warmups. #LGRW #DETvsTBL

  • 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

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Mantha and Pulkkinen not taking part in pregame warmup for #RedWings, so they're scratched.

  • Red Wings clinch 25th consecutive playoff berth

    The Score "The streak is alive. Despite a loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings have clinched a playoff spot for the 25th consecutive year, thanks to a concurrent Boston Bruins loss." April 09

  • Apparent Red Wings fan arrested after throwing octopus on Bruins' ice

    Boston Globe "A Detroit Red Wings fan was arrested at TD Garden Thursday night after he tossed an octopus onto the ice during the third period of the Bruins game. According to a police report, Jeffrey Farrugia, 32, was charged with disturbing a public assembly, a misdemeanor. An officer on detail at TD..." April 09

  • Former NHL coach Jacques Demers hospitalized after stroke

    Sporting News "Former NHL coach Jacques Demers, 71, was in stable condition Thursday at a Montreal hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday night, CBC News reported. Demers, who is now a Quebec senator, was scheduled to appear on a radio show Wednesday in Montreal but never showed up. He was inundated..." April 08

  • Bruins beat Wings, stay in thick of playoff chase

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins answered the bell and then some Thursday night, moving a step closer to reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs. They haven't clinched anything yet, but the picture is much brighter after they followed two consecutive losses with an impressive 5-2 victory over the..." April 07

  • Wings blank Flyers, inch closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings moved closer to their 25th consecutive playoff appearance. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for the shutout in the Red Wings' 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. "It's a big thing," said Red Wings rookie Andreas Athanasiou, who scored a..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Pavel Datsyuk mum on his future with Detroit Red Wings

    USA Today "Of his love of hockey, there can be no doubt. But whether he'll continue that love affair in Detroit or in Russia is less clear. Detroit Red Wings star forward Pavel Datsyuk did not definitively shoot down weekend rumors saying he will leave the Red Wings this off-season and return to his..." April 04

  • Datsyuk's agent doesn't tip hand as to client's future

    Detroit Free Press "The representative for Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk said Datsyuk is focused on the present, casting some doubt on next season. Rumors arose over the weekend that Datsyuk will return to play in his native Russia next season, leaving the Wings with a $7.5 million salary cap hit and..." April 04

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    Ted Kulfan @tkulfan

    Ken Holland: “I haven’t talked to Pavel. He has a year to go (on his contract). Are the rumors news to me? I hear a lot of rumors."

  • Report: Pavel Datsyuk could leave Red Wings, return to Russia

    SI "Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk could be headed for his native Russia next season, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reported on-air Saturday. Datsyuk, who turns 38 in July, has one year left on his contract and is reportedly considering a return to the Russian League for family..." April 03

  • Wings keep pace with win vs. Wild

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Riley Sheahan is playing his best hockey at the time of the season that is the most important. Sheahan had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a desperately needed 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Friday at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings moved..." April 01

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Red Wings miss opportunity with loss in Montreal

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- In a fight to make the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings missed an opportunity to get back inside the top eight in the Eastern Conference against the Montreal Canadiens. Leading 3-2 heading into the final frame, the Red Wings had a chance to pass the Boston Bruins, who lost to New..." March 29

  • Red Wings hang on to beat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings turned a 3-0 lead late in the game into a nail biter. Luke Glendening's empty-net goal with three minutes remaining turned out to be the game-winner as Detroit held on for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Monday night. Glendening's eighth goal of..." March 28

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