Red Wings Rumors & News

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Red Wings senior VP talks up Holland, Blashill

    TSN "The future is unclear for both Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and head coach Jeff Blashill, but the pair received a vote of confidence from team senior vice-president Jimmy Devellano on Tuesday. The Red Wings are set to miss the playoffs for a second straight season after making..." March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Krupa: Season isn't lost for some Red Wings

    Detroit News "It feels like a low ebb. Unfortunately, rebuilding can seem like that repeatedly before the job is finally done. A losing streak of historic note, tied for 12th longest in the 92-year history of the Red Wings, is providing a macabre chapter in the disappointing story of decline that began a..." March 20

  • Red Wings' lottery odds improve as elimination nears

    Michigan Live "The more the Detroit Red Wings lose, the better they position themselves for the draft lottery. The Red Wings' winless streak reached 10 with Sunday's 5-1 loss at Colorado (0-9-1), They essentially have been out of postseason contention for weeks. It can become official as early as..." March 19

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Red Wings’ call-up Svechnikov craving coveted ice time

    Detroit News "Evgeny Svechnikov isn’t used to sitting while a hockey game takes place in front of him. But that’s what Svechnikov has been doing in his first two games since being recalled from Grand Rapids after Frans Nielsen (concussion symptoms) was injured. Svechnikov played 5 minutes, 25 seconds on..." March 11

  • Six NHL coaches on the hot seat: Which team will be first to make a move?

    USA Today "An oddity of the 2017-18 NHL regular season is that not a single coach has been fired. Five coaches were fired in-season in 2016-17. It may mean that several coaching changes will occur in the offseason. Here are six vulnerable coaches: Alain Vigneault, New York Rangers: The Rangers have..." March 10

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg calls out young players after loss

    Detroit Free Press "An ugly performance at home prompted a rare outburst from Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg. He’d just seen his Wings embarrassed 4-0 by Vegas on Thursday at Little Caesar Arena when he sounded off. “There’s too much poke-and-hope on a lot of players,” he said. “If you want to be a..." March 09

  • Red Wings Officially Recall Evgeny Svechnikov "The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Evgeny Svechnikov from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the first round (19th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Svechnikov is in his second professional..." March 08

  • Backes to have hearing after interference call on Red Wings' Nielsen

    The Score "David Backes will appear before the Department of Player Safety. The Boston Bruins forward is facing supplementary discipline as a result of an interference call on Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen during Tuesday's contest. " March 07

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Wings’ Frk expects success to return in regular role

    Detroit News "It was tough to see a friend leave, but Martin Frk might get a better chance to make an impact out of Tomas Tatar’s trade. Tatar and Frk were good friends, and for Frk, it was disappointing to see his friend get traded Monday to the Vegas Golden Knights. But Tatar’s leaving left a void in..." March 01

  • Red Wings make moves, but not enough

    Detroit News "What does it all mean for the Red Wings, trade deadline 2018? It means they are rebuilding and not going fast enough, with enough results. Signs of some acceleration and greater effect are perceptible. But the reconstruction still lags. They became sellers in 2018, just as they were in..." February 27

  • Tomas Tatar on move from Red Wings to Golden Knights

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights were expected to be sellers at their first trade deadline, but they're too good. So they added, reportedly getting forward Tomas Tatar from the Red Wings at the trade deadline. According to TSN, Detroit gets a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second and a 2021 third-round..." February 26

  • Red Wings looking to acquire more picks prior to trade deadline

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings landed a bevy of draft picks prior to and on the day of the trade deadline last year by shipping out four players. They're not likely to be as active before today's 3 p.m. deadline, but any picks they get provides another opportunity to draft a player who might help them..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Report: Green gave Red Wings clearance for trade to Lightning, Capitals

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green has reportedly given the club clearance to potentially trade him to the Washington Capitals or Tampa Bay Lightning, an NHL source told The Athletic's Craig Custance. Green's current contract includes a full no-trade clause, meaning he has control of where..." February 26

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Red Wings' Xavier Ouellet available for trade but back in lineup

    Michigan Live "Xavier Ouellet's tenure as a Detroit Red Wings appears tenuous, but he will try to capitalize on every opportunity, chances that have been few and far between. Ouellet is in the lineup tonight against the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit), but the Red Wings made..." February 22

  • Red Wings 'open for business' ahead of trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings commit to rebuilding, goaltender Petr Mrazek was the first domino to drop. Defenseman Mike Green could be the second one, as Green has talked with Wings management about signing off on a trade. Players were still processing Mrazek being traded to Philadelphia on..." February 21

  • Red Wings' Mike Green not focusing on trade talk as deadline nears

    Michigan Live "Mike Green realizes his days as a Detroit Red Wing could be numbered but is going about his business like he normally would. The mobile, veteran, right-shooting defenseman is expected to be moved by Monday's trade deadline. "Play, work hard, nothing changes," Green said. Green will miss..." February 21

  • Detroit Red Wings stress work ethic, not just folding, as trade deadline looms

    Detroit Free Press "As management focuses on the future, the Detroit Red Wings are determined to bear down on the present. Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena saw them out-compete the Nashville Predators for the last two periods, but a poor first period led to a 3-2 loss. It was the Wings’ first game since the trade..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Red Wings ‘open for business’ as GM Ken Holland eyes the future

    Pro Hockey Talk "This is unique ground for the Detroit Red Wings. They are on the verge of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season, something they haven’t experienced since 1983. It’s a new experience for general manager Ken Holland, who is looking toward the future and selling assets,..." February 20

  • Desperate for goaltending help, Flyers acquire Petr Mrazek

    Pro Hockey Talk "The deal: The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Why is Philadelphia is making this deal? Simple: With the injuries to..." February 20

  • Tampa Bay best fit for Red Wings' Mike Green

    Michigan Live "Trade talks involving the Detroit Red Wings are increasing as the Feb. 26 deadline approaches. The Red Wings would like to move multiple players for draft picks and/or prospects, but they're not going to give away assets for low returns. One player almost certain to be dealt is Mike Green...." February 20

  • Flyers, Red Wings discussing trade for Mrazek

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Philadelphia Flyers are having ongoing discussions with the Detroit Red Wings regarding goaltender Petr Mrazek The Flyers, already without starter Brian Elliot, lost fill-in starter Michael Neuvirth to a lower-body injury in Sunday's win over the New..." February 19

  • Red Wings’ Ken Holland among possible Seattle GM candidates

    Sportsnet "Being the general manager of an NHL expansion franchise is a daunting task but based on the immense success the Vegas Golden Knights are having in their inaugural season, being GM of a Seattle team could be a promising endeavour. If and when Seattle gets a franchise, there’s likely to be a..." February 18

  • Luke Glendening Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings are one of the expected sellers at this year’s trade deadline, with Mike Green leading the way in terms of players they could move. Another name, Luke Glendening, may be getting some interest as Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars..." February 16

  • Green worth in trade market comparable to Shattenkirk "For teams looking to add a defenseman before the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26, Mike Green of the Detroit Red Wings has earned top consideration. Green is drawing comparisons to Kevin Shattenkirk, the headliner of the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline class. Shattenkirk was acquired from the St...." February 15

  • Red Wings' Ken Holland analyzing trade market as team heads to Tampa Bay

    Detroit Free Press "While the Detroit Red Wings head south to take on a troublesome opponent, front-office personnel are staying in the Detroit-metro area to plan for the team’s long-term competitiveness. The Wings begin another road trip Thursday when they play at Tampa Bay. The Wings are 0-7-1 against the..." February 14

  • No-trade clause gives Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist control

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings, sooner or later, will have a decision regarding Gustav Nyquist's future. He has one year remaining on his contract. Do they try to sign him to an extension, which likely would cost more than $5 million per season? This team is trying to rebuild by stockpiling draft..." February 13

  • Bertuzzi feels misconduct that led to Islanders' comeback was undeserved

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings lost a crazy game Friday, hampered by a teammate’s temper. The 7-6 final in overtime Friday at Barclays Center featured eight goals in the third period, four of them on the power play as the New York Islanders feasted while Tyler Bertuzzi stewed. The Wings had built a..." February 10

  • Zetterberg blasts inconsistencies in officiating after non-interference call

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg had harsh words for the NHL at large after the Detroit Red Wings were handed a ruling that baffled and angered. The Wings lost, 3-2, Saturday night at BB&T Center to the Florida Panthers, burned with 7.7 seconds to go in regulation. While battling Mike Green at the crease,..." February 04

  • Petr Mrazek at center of trade rumors swirling around Red Wings goalies

    Detroit News "Will the Red Wings trade Jimmy Howard? Or Petr Mrazek? Right at the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline, or before? And, which teams are even interested? The questions are becoming more prevalent as the trade deadline approaches — even more so, than for the past 18-24 months. The Red Wings..." February 01

  • Mike Green at a career crossroads

    ESPN "Ten years before he was one of the most coveted hired guns at the NHL trade deadline, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green was a "Young Gun." That was the nickname for his generation of Washington Capitals players during their Alex Ovechkin-led "Rock The Red" resurgence, dominating the..." January 30

  • Red Wings let buyers know they're ready to sell

    The Athletic "There’s been a bit of a philosophical shift in Detroit. The Red Wings and GM Ken Holland had been consistent previously that the No. 1 goal this season was to make the playoffs. And when you talk to the players and coaches, there’s no doubt that’s still the focus as they get ready to take on..." January 25

  • Red Wings' All-Star rep Mike Green not dwelling on trade speculation

    Michigan Live "Mike Green is looking forward to spending the weekend in Tampa, taking part in the NHL All-Star festivities as the lone representative for the Detroit Red Wings. Green might also be the Red Wings' lone viable trading chip by the Feb. 26 trade deadline. He at least figures to net them their best..." January 25

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Detroit Red Wings adjust power-play units

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill altered his power-play units in practice Friday in an effort o spark a man-advantage that has struggled the past few weeks. He added speed and a right-handed shot to Henrik Zetterberg's unit by moving in Andreas Athanasiou and Martin Frk, according to..." January 19

  • Red Wings' trade net should include own goal

    Detroit News "The Red Wings’ front office headed out of town to figure out a plan. But if Ken Holland & Co. needed a map, Jeff Blashill’s team certainly pointed them in the right direction Tuesday night. A 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena offered another reality check for anyone still..." January 17

  • While injured Wings heal, prospect Dominic Turgeon getting comfortable

    Detroit Free Press "While Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader heal, Dominic Turgeon gets opportunity to help the Detroit Red Wings. Tests on Helm and Abdelkader “didn’t show anything significant,” general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press Tuesday. Coach Jeff Blashill ruled both out through Saturday’s game..." January 16

  • Dominic Turgeon fills gap on dinged-up Red Wings' penalty kill

    Detroit News "The Red Wings' penalty kill, now back to 17th in the NHL with an 80.9 percent rate after sitting in the top 10 for a stretch earlier in the season, is battered by injuries. When Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm sustaining damage to their lower bodies during the weekend, they joined Luke..." January 16

  • Why Red Wings Should Have Long-Term Concerns About Injured Howard

    CBS Detroit "It was hard not to worry when the Red Wings ruled Jimmy Howard out of Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury, even as coach Jeff Blashill said it shouldn’t be a long-term issue. The veteran goalie has a troubling history of knee and groin injuries. If his latest setback is of a similar nature,..." January 11

  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard out Sunday (lower-body injury)

    Michigan Live "There are two ways to view the injury that will keep Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena. The timing is bad, considering Howard is playing his best hockey of the season the past couple of weeks and the Red Wings..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05