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  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Red Wings offer to Athanasiou sits at $1.9M

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings are standing firm on their offer to restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the Red Wings have offered the 23-year-old a two-year, $3.8 million contract - a $1.9 million average annual value. McKenzie reports Red Wings..." September 18

  • Red Wings updates: Meeting with Athanasiou, Kronwall on the mend

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland will fly, er, go the extra mile to try to settle things with RFA Andreas Athanasiou. Holland flew to Toronto for a face-to-face meeting with Athanasiou on Saturday, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. St. James passes..." September 16

  • Detroit's David Booth having fun even as Red Wings tryout odds long

    Detroit Free Press "David Booth acknowledged the odds are against him, but at least he is having a blast. He is at Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout, and his placement on Team Howe — largely made up of Grand Rapids Griffins — indicates he is unlikely to be rewarded with a Wings contract. Booth is from..." September 16

  • Ryan Sproul could feel pinch on crowded Red Wings' blue line

    Detroit News "There’s time to sort things out, and given the nature of training camp and the exhibition games, injuries are bound to happen. But as the Red Wings prepare to open training camp Friday, there appear to be one too many defensemen. General manager Ken Holland said this summer the plan is to..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Anthony Mantha poised for breakout season

    Fanrag Sports "Anthony Mantha is a name that Detroit Red Wings fans have been hearing since the organization drafted him in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. So much so that it’s easy to forget that the forward has only appeared in 70 games at the NHL level. He’s never completed an entire season..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Red Wings sign Robbie Russo for two years

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Robbie Russo to a two-year contract. It's a two-way deal. Russo would earn an NHL salary of $650,000 when up with the Red Wings and $125,000 this season and $250,000 next season in the AHL. He is expected to start the season with the Grand Rapids..." September 06

  • Red Wings' Athanasiou negotiating in KHL

    TSN "The KHL appears to be a realistic landing spot for Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Athanasiou is in ongoing contract talks with KHL teams and barring a change in Detroit's negotiation stance, indications are the..." September 05

  • Datsyuk believes ‘recharge started’ after Red Wings miss playoffs

    Sportsnet "Pavel Datsyuk gave a lengthy interview to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express on Thursday, in which he shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects including his former coach Mike Babcock, the Detroit Red Wings missing the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, and more. Datsyuk broke into the NHL..." September 02

  • Andreas Athanasiou's agent: 'Considerable difference' in Red Wings, KHL offers

    Michigan Live "The agent for Andreas Athanasiou said there is a wide gap between offers the young forward has received from the Detroit Red Wings and some KHL clubs. Athanasiou, a restricted free agent, is in the process of deciding if he wants to stay in the NHL or play in Russia. "Andreas is evaluating..." August 31

  • David Booth Expected To Sign PTO With Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a day filled with professional tryout signings, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports that another one is close at hand. David Booth is expected to sign a PTO with the Detroit Red Wings, marking a possible return after two years in the KHL. Booth last played in the NHL with the Toronto..." August 29

  • Andreas Athanasiou, Red Wings talks ongoing; decision this week?

    Michigan Live "The start of training camp is less than three weeks away, increasing the urgency for the Detroit Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou to come to terms on a new contract. Darren Ferris, Athanasiou's agent, told MLive Monday that talks are ongoing with the Red Wings but a deal is not imminent. He..." August 29

  • Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou considering KHL offer

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is considering a one-year offer to play in the KHL, his agent, Darren Ferris, confirmed to MLive. Ferris declined further comment. Athanasiou is a restricted free agent. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said two weeks ago he's made a number..." August 23

  • Zetterberg likely to retire in two years

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings are facing a cap crunch heading into this season, and may be set up to face a similar situation in the future. Red Wings captian Henrik Zetterberg, signed through the 2020-21 season, told a Swedish radio station he only expects to play another two years in the..." August 22

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg plans to retire in two years

    Detroit News "When Henrik Zetterberg signed a 12-year contract, the idea of him completing it seemed far-fetched. Now, even Zetterberg admits it may not happen. Zetterberg, who’ll turn 37 four days after the Red Wings’ season begins, told a Swedish radio station he’ll likely play two more years — although..." August 21

  • Larkin feels ready for full-time center role with Red Wings "Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings third-line center. "Right behind Henrik Zetterberg and Frans Nielsen," Larkin, 21, said. For how long depends on Larkin's production. That Larkin pictures himself as the Red Wings' No. 3 center behind Zetterberg and Nielsen isn't all that surprising..." August 17

  • Why were white nationalists using the Detroit Red Wings logo in Charlottesville?

    USA Today "The big national story of the weekend was the white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va. – and the Detroit Red Wings unfortunately found themselves in the middle of it. As visuals circulated all over social media of people marching with logos, flags and regalia, several photos and..." August 14

  • Red Wings Threaten Legal Action over Use of Logo During Virginia Marches

    Bleacher Report "The Detroit Red Wings have condemned the use of their logo during white nationalist marches in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a statement, the team also threatened to take legal action. According to, right-wing groups and counter-protesters got into physical and verbal altercations..." August 12

  • Detroit’s made ‘a number of offers’ to Athanasiou

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the brightest — and fastest — young players in Detroit is right in the thick of contract negotiations. That’s what Red Wings GM Ken Holland told MLive this week, explaining that he’s constantly speaking with the agent for RFA forward Andreas Athanasiou. “I had a number of offers. We..." August 09

  • Red Wings' cap issues will be sorted out after preseason

    Michigan Live "Limited salary cap space might force the Detroit Red Wings to trim a player a couple of days before the start of the season. Or maybe not. It depends on a few factors, including how much Andreas Athanasiou's contract will be worth and whether they have anyone on long-term injured reserve to..." August 07

  • Red Wings reveal off-season focus in final episode of mini-doc series

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will focus on moving past their failures. That was the premise of the final part of the six-episode mini-documentary series, "The Final Farewell," the team released online last week, and it was something their coach and players wanted fans to know they're working on this..." August 07

  • Detroit agrees to terms with 2017 first-round pick Michael Rasmussen "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with center Michael Rasmussen on a three-year entry-level contract. Rasmussen, 18, was the Red Wings' first choice of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on June 23 at the United Center in Chicago, selected with the ninth overall pick of the first round. The..." August 05

  • Red Wings' DeKeyser: NHL made bad call on no players in 2018 Olympics

    Detroit Free Press "The NHL announced in April its players won't be allowed to play in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. That didn't sit well with most of its players, including Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser. "I don't think that's a very good decision," DeKeyser said after a recent youth hockey..." August 05

  • Red Wings' Svechnikov eager for big-league promotion

    Detroit News "This hasn’t been a typical summer for Evgeny Svechnikov. The Grand Rapids Griffins’ – and some day soon, Red Wings — power forward blinked and it’s already August. Training camp is six weeks away. Every day is one day closer. “It’s been a different summer,” said Svechnikov, one of the..." August 05

  • What can the Wings expect from Dylan Larkin next season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two years ago, Dylan Larkin had a terrific rookie season that saw him score 23 goals, 45 points on top of a plus-11 rating. He finished fifth in Calder Trophy voting, and it seemed as though he was on his way to stardom. Unfortunately for Larkin and the Red Wings, things didn’t turn out that..." August 03

  • Red Wings draftee Filip Larsson aims to impress Sweden in Plymouth

    Detroit Free Press "Goaltender Filip Larsson arrived early with the rest of Sweden’s under-20 team at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth to get acclimated before the start of the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase. His goaltending equipment did not make the trip. “He lost a bag on the flight over, but I think he got..." July 28

  • Red Wings would like Jimmy Howard to play 50-55 games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Due to injury and losing his starting job, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has appeared in just 63 games the past two seasons, starting only 57 of them. For a goalie that was once one of the better starters in the league it has been a difficult couple of years. Based on some recent..." July 23

  • Red Wings’ cap future after Tatar signing: should they buy out Ericsson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a vacuum, the Detroit Red Wings handing Tomas Tatar a four-season deal that carries a per-year cap hit of $5.3 million makes a lot of sense. Tatar ranks as one of their deadliest scorers, and at age 26, the contract likely takes up the final years of his prime.* Still, it must be mentioned..." July 22

  • Red Wings' Tatar relieved to get new contract

    Detroit Free Press "Most of all, Tomas Tatar is relieved. Relieved he has four more years of job security, relief he is staying with the only NHL team he has known, relief he doesn’t have to move. Relief, too, for a stranger in the Czech Republic. A day before an arbitrator would have announced a decision..." July 22

  • Tomas Tatar Signs Four-Year Deal With Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even after the arbitration hearing went down yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Tatar have come to an agreement on a long-term contract. The four-year deal will pay Tatar $21.2MM, for an average of $5.3MM per season. With less than 24 hours left before an arbitrator made a decision on a..." July 21

  • Wings’ Blashill ‘100 percent’ confident of playoff return

    Detroit News "Jeff Blashill strode into USA Hockey Arena like a hockey coach looking for some wins. Fresh from a morning of work in his office in the Red Wings dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, Blashill seemed to churn with purpose. Animated, he did not so much sit for an interview as seize the opportunity..." July 21

  • Red Wings, Tomas Tatar have arbitration hearing; decision due in 48 hours

    Michigan Live "Unable to reach a contract agreement on their own, the Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Tatar argued their case Thursday morning before an arbitrator in Toronto. Tatar asked for $5.3 million and the club countered with an offer of $4.1 million. The arbitrator can decide on any figure in between. It..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Wings, Tatar over $1 million apart as arbitration looms

    Pro Hockey Talk "Detroit and forward Tomas Tatar are scheduled to go to arbitration on Thursday, and now it’s known what offers the two sides are bringing to the table. Per Sportsnet and MLive, Tatar is asking for $5.3 million next season, while the Red Wings are offering $4.1 million. Should the case go to..." July 18

  • Red Wings re-sign Martin Frk, but can he earn a job at NHL level?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Martin Frk. The restricted free agent got a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,00 in the NHL/$300,000 in the minors. Frk, 23, is coming off a turbulent season that saw him go from twice-waived to hoisting the Calder Cup. He was the Grand Rapids’ Griffins..." July 18

  • World's largest, seamless centerhung scoreboard system in Detroit "Fans attending concerts, shows or sporting events at the new Little Caesars Arena will enjoy state-of-the art video displays designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation. The centerhung system at Little Caesars Arena, the future..." July 17

  • Tatar takes conciliatory turn; wants to stay Wing

    Detroit News "An offensively-challenged hockey club would prefer to avoid a hearing in which it would likely attempt to diminish the value of its leading goal scorer, and time presses them both. The Red Wings and Tomas Tatar will meet with an arbitrator Thursday to determine his merits and devise a new..." July 15

  • Red Wings still have work to do: Tatar, Athanasiou, maybe Vanek

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much of the NHL seems to be in something like a “vacation mode,” but not the Detroit Red Wings. GM Ken Holland still has work to do, with some tasks being more optional and others standing as more urgent. In the most urgent category: figuring out how to handle the seemingly strained..." July 14

  • Red Wings, Vanek staying in contact

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings are staying in touch with free agent Thomas Vanek with a possible reunion for next season in mind, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. St. James reports the sense is Vanek, who was traded from the Red Wings to the Florida Panthers ahead of the trade..." July 13

  • Does long-term deal make sense for Red Wings and Tomas Tatar?

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings work on re-signing restricted free agent Tomas Tatar, long-term deals keep popping up on the landscape. A one-year contract may make more sense, even as it increases the chance of Tatar’s tenure with the Wings ending. Tatar is going to command in the range of $5..." July 11

  • Tatar says arbitration contract ‘would probably be my last season in Detroit’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tomas Tatar was among 30 players to file for arbitration earlier this week. Although there is still time to get a new deal done before his scheduled arbitration date on July 20, he has reportedly indicated that next season could be his last in Detroit if the two sides go through with the..." July 09

  • Contract talks with Red Wings' Tatar get sticky

    Detroit News "Maybe this isn’t going to be as orderly as was anticipated. When Tomas Tatar filed for salary arbitration Thursday, the thought was Tatar and the Red Wings would eventually work toward a multi-year deal and head toward the future. But the two sides are far apart, and Tatar told a Slovakian..." July 09

  • Has Chris Chelios returned to the Red Wings?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was reported last month that the Detroit Red Wings and Chris Chelios parted ways, as the assistant coach pursued a potential opportunity with the NHL Players’ Association. Based on reports this weekend, it appears Chelios is back with the Red Wings, reportedly spotted at the club’s..." July 09

  • Detroit re-signs Ouellet — two years, $2.5 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Xavier Ouellet has inked a two-year, $2.5 million extension with the Red Wings, per TVA. Ouellet, 23, made a significant leap last season, posting career highs in games played (66) and points (12). It also marked the first time in his professional career he played only at the NHL..." July 03

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Trevor Daley

    Detroit Free Press "Eager to upgrade the defense even on a meager budget, the Detroit Red Wings targeted Trevor Daley as the best available option. Signs point to Daley agreeing to a three-year deal worth $3 million annually against the salary cap as NHL free agency starts today Daley, 33, has 278 points in 894..." July 01

  • Detroit Red Wings hoping to sign Trevor Daley when free agency opens

    Michigan Live "When free agency opens at noon Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings hope to move fast and sign defenseman Trevor Daley. The Red Wings had productive talks with Daley and his agent this week and identified him as their main target, a source said. He is likely to get a multi-year deal, perhaps two..." July 01

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