Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Red Wings Expect Kronwall At Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Red Wings Coach Jim Blashill is confident that Niklas Kronwall will be healthy for training camp despite missing the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. The Swedish defenseman bowed out of the fall tournament because of a lingering knee injury that sidelined him for 15 games last season. Kronwall says..." August 28

  • Red Wings' Jurco out 4-6 weeks with back injury

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are hoping this isn’t a sign of things to come this season in terms of injuries. The team announced Wednesday defenseman Niklas Kronwall will not be participating in the World Cup because of his aching knee, forward Tomas Jurco will miss four-to-six weeks after having minor back..." August 26

  • Kronwall out for World Cup, Sweden names Lindholm as replacement

    Pro Hockey Talk "Appropriate timing for this news, given it’s Red Wings day at PHT — Team Sweden has announced that Detroit d-man Niklas Kronwall will miss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, and has been replaced by Anaheim’s Hampus Lindholm on the active roster. Kronwall, 35, has been dealing with a troublesome..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Panthers, Red Wings, Devils among other teams Radulov negotiated with

    The Score "It turns out Alexander Radulov was a highly sought-after commodity prior to signing with the Montreal Canadiens this offseason. The Russian forward spoke to, according to Igor Eronko, where he explained that the Canadiens were not the only club vying for his services. "The..." August 15

  • Zetterberg to captain Sweden at World Cup

    The Score "Captain Henrik Zetterberg. The Detroit Red Wings captain will keep the "C" on his sweater at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, Team Sweden announced Wednesday. "It's a very special thing to be the captain for this team," Zetterberg said. "I'm honored. It's something I'll always remember." " August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Red Wings willing to move forwards for top-three defenseman

    The Hockey News "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s made no secret of his desire to add a top-three defenseman. How he’ll address that need remains a topic of interest for Red Wings fans this summer. If Holland goes the trade route, he could draw upon his forward depth for bargaining chips. Helene St. James of..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Red Wings pleased Vili Saarijarvi will develop at Mississauga

    Detroit Free Press "The conditions aren’t ideal, but a look at a prospect is a look at a prospect. Detroit Red Wings management has spent the week at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth eyeballing the USA Hockey-organized National Junior Evaluation Camp. Attendees include defenseman Vili Saarijarvi, the Red Wings’..." August 06

  • Can Red Wings' Anthony Mantha exhibit right stuff at right time?

    Detroit Free Press "The NHL is in its quieter days, offering a fine opportunity to take a look at individual Red Wings and assess expectations for the coming season. Focal point: Forward Anthony Mantha. Looking at 2015-16: 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, minus-6 in 10 games. Looking at money: Signed through..." August 06

  • Luke Glendening: I'll be ready, and Detroit Red Wings 'extra ready'

    Detroit Free Press "After a bit of travel, Luke Glendening has settled into an off-season routine. Workouts at 7 a.m. Grocery shopping with Detroit Red Wings teammates and housemates Dylan Larkin and Riley Sheahan. Playing with the three dogs that also live in their Birmingham home. And, starting Friday, a dash..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Red Wings want to trade for top-four defenseman but do they have the assets to do it?

    Michigan Live "It's unlikely anyone wants to upgrade the Detroit Red Wings defensive corps more than general manager Ken Holland. Holland has been trying to do just that since before the NHL draft in June. But Holland says upgrading the defense isn't a just matter of changing pieces. He says the Red Wings..." August 03

  • Wings’ Petr Mrazek ‘more than happy to be back’

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek is in North America to get some business done before heading back to the Czech Republic to train for the 2016 World Cup, in September in Toronto. And Mrazek said he is happy the business got done. On Tuesday, he and the Red Wings avoided arbitration at the last moment, with..." July 31

  • Detroit Red Wings need more from Tomas Tatar in 2016-17

    Detroit Free Press "F Tomas Tatar Looking at 2015-16: 21 goals, 24 assists, 45 points, plus-4 in 81 games. In playoffs, 3 assists, plus-1 in 5 games. Looking at money: Signed through 2016-17 at an annual average value of $2.75 million. Restricted free agent next summer. Looking back: After coming within a..." July 30

  • Petr Mrazek inks two year extension with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek sat fairly far apart in negotiations when the two sides submitted their asks to arbitration earlier this week. Now, though, it seems that the parties have come to terms ahead of an arbitration settlement. It was announced on Wednesday morning..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Former Flyers goalie Heeter signs with Detroit’s AHL team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Red Wings added some goalie depth on Monday, agreeing to terms with journeyman Cal Heeter. Heeter, 27, broke in with the Flyers organization a while back and made his big-league debut in ’13-14, appearing in one game. Since then, he’s bounced around the ECHL, AHL (with the Toronto..." July 26

  • Red Wings' DeKeyser happy to extend stay: 'I don't want to go anywhere else'

    The Score "Danny DeKeyser isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman inked a six-year, $30-million contract on Tuesday, avoiding his impending arbitration hearing, and the 26-year-old couldn't be happier. "It's nice to get this done and just to know that I'll be..." July 26

  • Red Wings sign DeKeyser to six-year deal

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30 million contract, according to multiple reports." July 26

  • Red Wings expected to sign Danny DeKeyser before Thursday arbitration hearing

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is still speaking with representatives for restricted free agents Petr Mrazek and Danny DeKeyser in an effort to work out long-term contracts while avoiding arbitration hearings this week. Mrazek's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning while..." July 25

  • Red Wings re-sign Mitch Callahan "The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed right wing Mitch Callahan to a one-year contract. Callahan, 24, appeared in 62 games for the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2015-16 and ranked among team leaders with 19 goals (4th), 32 points (8th), 94 penalty minutes (2nd), four..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Red Wings prospect Axel Holmstrom to remain in Sweden another season

    Michigan Live "Axel Holmstrom's North American debut has been pushed back one year. Holmstrom and the Detroit Red Wings agreed that it's in the 20-year-old forward's best interest to spend another season in Sweden rather than play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2016-17 as originally planned. The decision..." July 16

  • Glendening likes 'security' of $7.2M extension

    Detroit News "Luke Glendening is staying with the Red Wings for the forseeable future. One year away from unrestricted free agency, Glendening Thursday signed a four-year contract extension that’ll keep him through the 2020-21 season. The four-year contract is worth $7.2 million ($1.8 million salary cap..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Filip Hronek to Entry-Level Contract

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings have announced that they have signed 2016 second-round pick Filip Hronek to a three-year entry-level contract. Hronek was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in the CHL Import Draft, and is expected to join the OHL club for the 2016-2017 season. Much like Vili Saarijarvi last season,..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Red Wings sign Luke Glendening to four-year contract extension "The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Luke Glendening to a four-year contract extension. Glendening, 27, has skated in all but one game for the Red Wings over the past two seasons, picking up a career-high 21 points (8-13-21) and 46 penalty minutes in 81 games for Detroit in 2015-16. He..." July 14

  • Red Wings briefly sign Pokémon to one-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Someone in the Detroit Red Wings social media department has been playing a little too much Pokémon Go. Either that, or the NHL franchise has decided the best way to overcome the loss of Pavel Datsyuk is by capturing players in a tiny red and white ball, feeding them candy until they become..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi hoping confidence can turn into roster spot

    Detroit Free Press "Spending last season playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins under first-year coach Todd Nelson boosted Tyler Bertuzzi's confidence entering the Detroit Red Wings' developmental camp this week. The 2013 draft pick was so confident, in fact, he led most of the drills during the Red Wings' first..." July 08

  • Pavel Datsyuk signs 2-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk has a new hockey home. Three weeks after he announced he was leaving the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The contract is worth 250 million rubles annually -- roughly $3.9 million in today's..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Stamkos didn't talk to Red Wings before re-signing with Lightning

    The Score "Ken Holland wasn't given an opportunity to lure Steven Stamkos away from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Detroit Red Wings general manager said Stamkos and his representatives never met with them during the negotiating window before he re-signed. "Through the interview process, we never talked..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Red Wings sign goalie Coreau to 2-year extension

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a two-year contract extension Wednesday. The 24-year-old avoids salary arbitration - which he filed for Tuesday - by signing the new deal. " July 06

  • Red Wings file for salary arbitration with Petr Mrazek

    Winging It In Motown "As free agency season churns along, we’ve reached the second milestone in the dead period between the July 1st signing frenzy and all of the other wheeling and dealing that will happen before the late summer camp-invite show-me-contract signings that tend to happen every year (and Dan..." July 06

  • Datsyuk wants to play until 2018; agent cites 'unfinished business'

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk is awaiting paperwork before he officially segues into the next chapter of his hockey career. “We are waiting on a transfer card from Arizona and we expect it to arrive shortly,” Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent, told the Free Press today. “As soon as we get that, Pavel will sign..." July 05

  • Red Wings' Pulkkinen out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

    Winging It In Motown "Ansar Khan of MLive has reported that Teemu Pulkkinen, one of the Red Wings’ restricted free agents, underwent shoulder surgery which will sideline him for up to six months:" July 05

  • Red Wings crowded up front, must address defense through trade

    Michigan Live "The flurry of activity by the Detroit Red Wings Friday during the first day of free agency has made them top-heavy in forwards, more than they can squeeze onto their roster. It seems to indicate a trade is inevitable, at some point this summer or during the season. The Red Wings have been..." July 05

  • 'We're excited': Wings' Holland moves aggressively

    Detroit News "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland certainly didn’t hold back on Friday. On a very busy first day of free agency around the NHL, Holland added several pieces and brought back two others, definitely changing the Red Wings’ look. Holland went to work on next season, signing the consistent..." July 03

  • Red Wings add Lorito, Street and Pasquale "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent forward Matt Lorito and to a pair of one-year deals with forward Ben Street and goaltender Edward Pasquale. Lorito, 25, led the Albany Devils with 54 points (18-36-54) and 36 assists in 71 games during his first..." July 02

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