Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Wings' Witkowski won't appeal suspension

    TSN "Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski will not appeal the 10-game suspension handed to him for his role in Wednesday's brawl with the Calgary Flames. “I have decided not to appeal the 10-game suspension stemming from what happened against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, November 15 in..." November 18

  • Red Wings on Witkowski suspension: ‘Punishment doesn’t fit the crime’

    Pro Hockey Talk "A sports league doles out suspensions and fines for a variety of reasons, including the hope that losing game checks might deter future bad behavior. When it comes to the fans, many want justice, and that’s where things can get a little fuzzier. It’s especially interesting to consider areas of..." November 17

  • Red Wings’ Witkowski suspended 10 games for role in brawl with Flames

    Sportsnet "Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski has been suspended 10 games by the NHL for his role in a brawl that occurred Wednesday night in a game against the Calgary Flames. As you can see in the video at the top of the screen, Witkowski was ejected late in an 8-2 Red Wings victory but seconds..." November 16

  • Red Wings, Flames engage in line brawl, ‘old time hockey’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matthew Tkachuk hasn’t even completed his second season in the NHL, and he might already have passed the likes of Tom Wilson and Brad Marchand as the league’s premier … “disturber.” It’s no secret that he has a special ability to make people’s blood boil, with the Los Angeles Kings standing..." November 16

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha 'can be superstar in league'

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha offered so much hope for the Detroit Red Wings and their fans when he was selected 20th overall in 2013, at the time their second-highest pick in 22 years. A big, strong winger with prolific goal-scoring ability, decades of drafting low precluded the organization from acquiring..." November 16

  • After blockbuster, here are six players who could be traded this season

    USA Today "The Ottawa Senators’ inability to re-sign potential unrestricted free agent Kyle Turris was the impetus for Sunday's three-team blockbuster deal that involved Turris, Matt Duchene, plus four other players and three draft picks. The Senators didn’t want the risk of having Turris leave without..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Wings' Anthony Mantha fired up about expanding role

    Detroit News "This might surprise those people who know Anthony Mantha as a goal scorer. And, let’s face it, since being promoted to the Red Wings last season, Mantha has done a good job scoring goals, something he was so prolific at in junior hockey. But there was a play during Sunday’s victory in..." November 07

  • Jeff Blashill should not be retained if Red Wings don’t improve

    Detroit News "It has been 30 years since the head coach of the Red Wings faced challenges like those confronting Jeff Blashill. The roster is still thin, recovering from the retirements of most of the players who won Stanley Cups while Henrik Zetterberg, 37, leads them, including in time on ice among the..." November 02

  • Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser out another 10 days to three weeks

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser had a setback just as he was nearing a return to the lineup. Now he's out another 10 days to three weeks, coach Jeff Blashill said Monday. DeKeyser suffered a sprained ankle after an awkward turn when he blocked a shot Oct. 10 in Dallas. Blashill..." October 30

  • Zetterberg on Red Wings’ struggles: ‘We aren’t good enough to win’

    Sportsnet "Eleven games into the season, the Detroit Red Wings have just four wins to their name. None have come in the past week and a half, with the Red Wings taking a six-game losing streak into their game against Florida on Saturday. Captain Henrik Zetterberg, a veteran of 14 NHL seasons and a 2008..." October 27

  • Athanasiou’s return to Wings is imminent

    Detroit News "Andreas Athanasiou will be joining the Red Wings soon. General manager Ken Holland said Tuesday Athanasiou has received a work permit and will be joining the Red Wings in Florida. The Red Wings play Tampa Bay on Thursday and the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Athanasiou still must pass a..." October 25

  • Red Wings’ Martin Frk learning to play ‘without fear’

    Detroit News "Every young player seems to go through it and Martin Frk is the latest. Frk began this season looking unstoppable with that lethal shot of his. He scored three goals in the first four games – that one-timer in particular absolutely handcuffing NHL goaltenders. But opponents quickly have..." October 24

  • Red Wings sound off on ice conditions at Little Caesars Arena

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg would like to see Little Caesars Arena take on a challenge that other multi-sport arenas have yet to pass. The ice at the Wings’ new $863-million home has gotten lukewarm reviews so far, from the first time the Wings tried it in late September through now, a span of five home..." October 24

  • Jeff Blashill says Red Wings should be embarrassed

    Michigan Live "Jeff Blashill said everything went wrong, and he wasn't exaggerating. The Detroit Red Wings turned in a dreadful performance, losing 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Little Caesars Arena, and the third-year coach was as irate as he has been since stepping behind the bench. "It was a..." October 23

  • How Red Wings’ David Booth cheated death en route to training camp

    Sportsnet "John Tortorella once famously called David Booth a “weird dude“. And you know what? The then-coach of the Vancouver Canucks wasn’t being mean. I believe what he meant was that Booth is just a different cat. He certainly doesn’t run in the same circles as your typical NHLer. One thing for..." October 22

  • Detroit Red Wings trade Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh Penguins, report says

    ABC7 "The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Riley Sheahan, a report says. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Detroit traded Sheahan and a 2018 fifth round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third round pick. Wilson, 25, had eight goals and 18 assists in 78 games..." October 21

  • Red Wings Sign Andreas Athanasiou to one-year deal

    The Hockey Writers "The stalemate between the Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Andreas Athansious has finally come to an end, per Bob Mckenzie. Agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season, Athanasious will now return to the Red Wings after a very lengthy contract dispute that stretched into the..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Red Wings nearing deal with holdout Andreas Athanasiou

    Detroit News "The Red Wings and holdout free agent Andreas Athanasiou were nearing agreement on a new contract Friday, a source confirmed. Athanasiou, who scored 18 goals last season, did not appear for training camp or the start of the season while negotiating with the Wings. Elliotte Friedman of..." October 20

  • Talks Increase Between Red Wings, Athanasiou

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The final restricted free agent to be signed is Andreas Athanasiou, who has not been able to work out a deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Athanasiou has been skating in Switzerland to try and stay ready for the season should a deal be worked out, but there had been little discussion in recent weeks..." October 18

  • Andreas Athanasiou remains in Switzerland, no deal imminent with Detroit Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "While the Detroit Red Wings went to work in Toronto, restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou is still searching for work overseas. His agent, Darren Ferris, told the Free Press on Wednesday morning that Athanasiou is still in Switzerland, where he has been for more than 10 days. Ferris did not..." October 18

  • Dylan Larkin evolves into Red Wings’ marathon man

    Detroit News "Dylan Larkin played more minutes against the Lightning Monday than ever in his career, and his extra work in the offseason is what helped make the night a success. If Larkin keeps it up, he may turn the ore of a good player into the steel of a great one. What the Red Wings prize about..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Red Wings have no appetite to trade Andreas Athanasiou

    Sportsnet "Detroit Red Wings forward and restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou remains unsigned with the regular season well underway but a resolution could come as soon as this week. As reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos on Hockey Night in Canada, the Red Wings met with Athanasiou’s agent last week..." October 15

  • David Booth, with new perspectives, cherishing comeback with Red Wings

    Sporting News "David Booth has spent the last two years playing in the KHL, stewing overseas in Russia. When it comes to NHL return, one doesn't have to wait for Booth to articulate his excitement with words; it comes across in the huge grin on his face, and the perkiness in his eyes. “Oh man, it’s an..." October 10

  • Red Wings, finally caught by salary cap, face a long road to overcome it

    Sporting News "Staring with, oh, let’s say the 2011-12 season, the Red Wings had become a team that was able to do just enough to get into the playoffs, keep its streak of postseason appearances alive, and then not really do much else of consequence beyond that. The core that had been the foundation of a..." October 05

  • Details Ex-NHL Player Demanding Cocaine From Flight Attendant

    Black Sports Online "Jiri Hudler has some explaining to do, as he’s being accused of threatening a flight attendant and demanding cocaine, according to a Czech newspaper report. The former Detroit Red Wings forward told the flight attendant he wants cocaine. She told him that it’s illegal and that’s when Hudler..." October 04

  • Red Wings, Andreas Athanasiou resume talks, but deal not close

    Michigan Live "Talks between Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and the agent for Andreas Athanasiou have resumed after a lengthy respite, but the sides are not close to a deal. Holland said he has spoken to agent Darren Ferris a couple of times in the past few days but "nothing has..." October 04

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Several remain in hunt for final Wings roster spots

    Detroit News "The home stretch for jobs on the final Red Wings roster has begun. Teams must submit their salary cap compliant final rosters by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Red Wings potentially have several forward spots that are fluid, as the final days of the preseason approach. With restricted free agent..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • Nothing but silence since Andreas Athanasiou meeting with Detroit Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "There has been nothing but silence since Andreas Athanasiou's face-to-face meeting with the Detroit Red Wings almost 10 days ago. Wings general manager Ken Holland flew to Toronto to meet with the restricted free agent and his agent, Darren Ferris, on Sept. 16 in an attempt to break a..." September 27

  • Red Wings are ‘excited’ about Michael Rasmussen’s offensive upside

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, but there appears to be something good that came from that. Instead of drafting in the back half of the first round, the Wings were able to get a top 10 selection in last June’s NHL Entry Draft. With the ninth overall..." September 26

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • 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