Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Detroit prospect Larkin ‘not 100 percent’ returning to school

    Pro Hockey Talk "These are pretty important times for Dylan Larkin. Larkin, Detroit’s first-round pick (15th overall) at the ’14 Draft and the reigning Big Ten freshman of the year, has a major decision on his hands — turn pro, or return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore campaign. He’s mulling..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Red Wings want to see how Mantha responds to struggles

    Detroit Free Press "When he finishes his first year of pro hockey, Detroit Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha will have an exit meeting at which he is guaranteed to be asked what his summer plans are. Mantha's debut for the organization that drafted him 20th overall in 2013 has been, as general manager Ken Holland..." May 06

  • 3 Red Wings' off-season questions: On possible Stephen Weiss buy out, trade for Dion Phaneuf

    Michigan Live "Salary-cap space isn't a concern for the Detroit Red Wings heading into 2015-16, but they have an option to create more cap room and open a roster spot by parting ways with Stephen Weiss. Will a thin free-agent market result in more trades league-wide this off-season? And who's ready for a..." May 05

  • Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha says he's underachieved, but 'It's not over yet'

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha said his first pro season has not lived up to expectations, but the Grand Rapids Griffins forward also isn't ready to give up on his season yet. The Red Wings' heralded No. 1 pick in 2013 (20th overall) had 15 goals, 33 points and a plus-5 in 62 games during the regular season..." May 05

  • Red Wings' to-do list goes beyond Babcock

    Detroit News "Ken Holland hasn't had much luck in the free-agent marketplace in recent years. Lots of empty shelves and picked-over produce, not to mention a few overturned shopping carts. The Red Wings general manager hasn't had much luck with the trade market, either, returning home to find some of the..." May 05

  • Mike Babcock faces the paradox of choice

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Babcock spoke to his wife Thursday morning, after the Detroit Red Wings had lost in the first round of the playoffs and speculation had already started to swirl about his future. “Everyone thinks Ken Holland’s the boss?” Babcock said, referring to his general manager. “Actually, my wife’s..." May 03

  • Red Wings forwards Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco to play for Slovakia in World Championship

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings might have been ousted from the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night in Tampa but the season isn't over for at least two players. Forwards Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco will play for Slovakia in the World Championship, which began Friday in the Czech Republic. Neither is..." May 02

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Per Holland, Jonathan Ericsson broke toe before G1 in TB; warming up with soccer but hit cement on follow-thru of kick

  • Babcock Feels Responsibility to Push Salaries Forward...Deal Could be Soon.

    HockeyBuzz "Quick hit here, but it really appears that Babcock is more than likely leaving Detroit for a MEGA contract...A source confirmed today that Babcock is carrying the torch for coaches everywhere and does want to get the big contract as much for future coaches as he does himself.... " May 02

  • Quincey to have ankle surgery next week "Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will undergo surgery next week to remove bone chips from an ankle. Quincey played the regular season and in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning with the chips that at times caused debilitating pain making it impossible to skate. He missed..." May 02

  • Coaching uncertainty just one issue as Wings look ahead

    Detroit News "Consistency eluded them. The Red Wings were capable of outplaying better teams. But sometimes, as in Games 4 and 7 against the Lightning, they would lose, regardless. They took a ton of penalties, a worrisome development utterly uncharacteristic of "Red Wings hockey." Their developing..." May 02

  • Good experience for Mrazek; so what of Howard?

    Detroit Free Press "Petr Mrazek went home sadder, but wiser. He deserved a better fate, Red Wings teammates maintained, than losing his first Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, because Mrazek was, as captain Henrik Zetterberg put it, "outstanding. He gave us a chance to win every night." Mrazek's statistics..." May 02

  • Detroit fan accused of setting Lightning flag afire at playoff game

    Tampa Tribune "A Detroit Red Wings fan set fire to a huge Tampa Bay Lightning flag as it was passed over the sold-out crowd at Wednesday night’s decisive NHL playoff game at Amalie Arena. Lena Sinishtaj, 35, off Sterling Heights, Michigan, was booked on a charge of first-degree arson of an occupied structure...." April 30

  • Babcock won’t discuss future yet, but sees challenges ahead for Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Are the Detroit Red Wings a team moving up courtesy of a young core led by Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan, Danny DeKeyser, and Petr Mrazek? Or are they a fading dynasty having already lost former leaders like Nicklas Lidstrom and on the brink of watching the two stars they have left..." April 30

  • Zetterberg hopes scoring drought is over

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg isn't happy with his offensive production in the first round of the playoffs. He has one game to change things. "Obviously you want to produce more than I have done," said Zetterberg, who doesn't have a goal in six games against the Lightning with Game 7 tonight. "I had..." April 29

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Marek Zidlicky sitting out Game 7 for Detroit tonight with suspected concussion. He missed only one game during his 3 years with Devils.

  • Red Wings D Marek Zidlicky will miss Game 7 "The Detroit Red Wings will be missing two veteran defensemen when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night with their season on the line in Game 7 of their first round series. Already playing without Niklas Kronwall who was suspended for charging Nikita Kucherov in Game 6, coach..." April 29

  • Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2 to force Game 7 at Amalie Arena

    Tampa Tribune "As Tampa Bay left home to head for Detroit ahead of Monday’s Game 6, the Lightning took on the appearance of a dejected teenager hanging their head after a bad prom date. That feeling was quickly swept aside, however, before the puck dropped as the Lightning remembered why they were in the..." April 28

  • Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7 for hit

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are used to counting on Niklas Kronwall in big games. As they go into their biggest of the season, he's been counted out by the NHL. The NHL department of Player Safety announced Tuesday evening that Kronwall has been suspended one game for "launching into a hit" on Tampa..." April 28

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall to face hearing for hit on Nikita Kucherov "The hit heard ‘round the NHL Monday night is apparently going to be met with a response. The NHL's Department of Player Safety has called a hearing for Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall, who delivered a devastating hit on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov in the second period of Game 6..." April 28

  • Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper Accuses Red Wings Of Cheating

    CBS Detroit "With a win Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings took a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay needs a win Monday to force Game 7, and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, perhaps in an attempt to put officials on higher alert, has labeled the Red Wings as..." April 27

  • Alfredsson cheers Senators as a fan, still unsure of future

    Ottawa Citizen "Before flying into Montreal from Detroit for Game 5 Friday, Daniel Alfredsson had concerns he might not be able to find a ticket to get into the Bell Centre. Yeah, like that was going to be a problem. Alfredsson, the former Ottawa Senators captain, who scored a combined 495 goals and 762..." April 26

  • Mrazek, Wings put Lightning on brink of elimination

    Detroit News "This time, a 2-0 lead didn't prove fatal for the Red Wings. It may have been a gut punch the Red Wings took with that Game 4 loss but they responded with one of their own Saturday in Game 5, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0. The victory gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven..." April 26

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Luke Glendening is playing in Game 5, Ken Holland said. He needed stitches for cut on right hand last night.

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have assigned Teemu Pulkkinen to the @griffinshockey.

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Bolts stage comeback, even up series against Red Wings with 3-2 OT win

    Tampa Tribune "Minutes went by, counting down closer and closer to zero while the Lightning put up nothing on the scoreboard. As the digits on the clock ran down, it felt like Tampa Bay’s season inched ever closer to falling off the edge into another postseason disappointment. Then it all turned around in..." April 24

  • Mrazek roars back, Wings seize 2-1 series lead

    Detroit News "Obviously it's not a great thing when Petr Mrazek can't finish a game and sent to the bench by coach Mike Babcock. But it always seem to work the next game. Pulled in Game 2, Mrazek came back Tuesday in Game 3 and was excellent — as was the rest of the team — as they defeated the Lightning,..." April 22

  • Abdelkader set to make series debut for Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings are back at home, and returning a key piece of the lineup. Justin Abdelkader, who missed the first two games of the playoffs with a hand injury, will draw back in for tomorrow’s Game 3 at the Joe when the Wings host the Lightning with the series tied 1-1. Getting..." April 20

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Coach Babcock says Petr Mrazek is still the Game 3 starter. #RedWings

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Coach Babcock expects Justin Abdelkader to be ready to play Tuesday. #RedWings

  • Bolts bounce back, thrash Detroit 5-1 to even up series

    Tampa Tribune "Collectively, a weight shifted off the Lightning and rose high to the rafters late Saturday afternoon. Nothing tangible, but it was there - Tampa Bay found the win column in the playoffs. The Lightning answered back from a disappointing result to start the 2015 postseason with a resounding..." April 19

  • Mrazek carries Wings to Game 1 win over Lightning 3-2

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings felled Tampa Bay's Goliath. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Petr Mrazek made 44 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings steal a 3-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, delighting a small but vocal fan base that had infiltrated Amalie Arena. Just like that, the Wings have..." April 17

  • Lightning GM Yzerman not excited to face Red Wings "General manager Steve Yzerman is pleased to have the Tampa Bay Lightning back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a second straight season. However, the 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee isn't so excited the opponent for their Eastern Conference First Round series, which begins at Amalie Arena on..." April 16

  • Howard disappointed he's not starting for Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard admitted today that he was disappointed about not being the starting goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 on Thursday. Wings coach Mike Babcock announced Monday that Petr Mrazek was getting the nod when the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning begins Thursday in..." April 15

  • Babcock concentrating on playoffs, not next coaching gig

    Fox Sports Detroit "Any thought that this might be some kind of last-roundup in Detroit for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and his players heading into these Stanley Cup playoffs is, well, not any thought at all. "We're playing Tampa. That's what I'm dealing with 100 percent," the coach said after Tuesday's..." April 14

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Per Coach Babcock; Petr Mrazek will start game 1 in Tampa. #RedWings

  • Mrazek blanks Hurricanes; playoff starter TBA

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek got the start in net over Jimmy Howard Saturday for the Red Wings. Will it be Mrazek again for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Tampa Bay? Coach Mike Babcock said after Saturday's 2-0 victory over Carolina he'd made up his mind but was not going to divulge his..." April 12

  • Eller strikes Red Wings in OT as Price makes history

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Lars Eller scored at 1:21 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings as Carey Price set a team record with his 43rd victory of the season on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The win allowed the Canadiens to stay two points ahead of Tampa Bay in the..." April 10

  • Babcock says Wings' goalie situation remains clouded

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are headed into the playoffs but who the starting goaltending will be is anyone's guess. Coach Mike Babcock couldn't name the starter after Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal after Jimmy Howard allowed three poor goals in Babcock's mind. "They can't go in, period," said..." April 10

  • Detroit rallies in third, moves step closer to clinching playoff berth

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings rallied in the third period Tuesday and moved a step closer to clinching a playoff berth. Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk scored in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit, lifting the Red Wings past the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings..." April 08

  • Red Wings' Cole out for season with spine contusion "Detroit Red Wings forward Erik Cole has been advised by doctors to sit out the remainder of the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of a spine contusion, according to the team. Cole said he sustained the injury in the first period of an overtime loss against the Arizona Coyotes..." April 08

  • Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg busts out of goal drought

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg spoke in the morning of how he needed to be there for his team. By evening, he showed how it's done, scoring first and setting up the game-winner as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. The Wings can clinch a playoff spot if they..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Wings' Zetterberg mystified about solution for his slump

    Detroit News "A lot of Red Wings fans aren't happy with the way Henrik Zetterberg has been playing, and neither is Zetterberg. With just one goal in the last 27 games (17 points total), Zetterberg is bemoaning his offensive production as the Red Wings have slipped in the standings. "This time of year I'm..." April 07

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said he expects Datsyuk to play. He will use Zetterberg on the wing with Datsyuk and Helm.

  • Braden Holtby, Caps survive scare in 2-1 victory

    Washington Post "With each hurried step trainer Greg Smith took, sliding from the visiting bench to the opposite net, slipping on his medical gloves for closer inspection, more and more Washington Capitals fans found themselves forgetting to breathe. Outside the crease, their monument to endurance climbed onto one..." April 06

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Per Ken Holland, Justin Abdelkader (officially upper-body, read: hand, day-to-day) out vs. Caps, Daniel Cleary comes in. #RedWings