Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Tomas Tatar the latest Detroit Red Wings castoff to disappoint elsewhere

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings look like early winners in the Tomas Tatar trade. Tatar has joined the list of Wings players who have not performed as expected after leaving Detroit. The Vegas Golden Knights wrote another chapter in their delightful story on Wednesday when the expansion franchise..." April 18

  • Pavel Datsyuk Signs One-Year Extension In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there had been some speculation that Pavel Datsyuk could potentially return to North America next season, since his contract with SKA St. Petersburg was ending, agent Dan Milstein of Gold Star Hockey ended any rumors today. Milstein announced that Datsyuk had signed a one-year extension..." April 17

  • Red Wings, assistant coach John Torchetti part ways

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have parted ways with assistant coach John Torchetti, whose contract expired at the end of the season. Torchetti served as an assistant under head coach Jeff Blashill the past two seasons. He worked primarily with the forwards and was in charge of the power play. The Red..." April 17

  • Red Wings' Martin Frk trying not to be too one-dimensional

    Michigan Live "Martin Frk does one thing extremely well - shoot the puck. His shot is as hard as anyone's and enabled him to score 11 goals in 68 games as a rookie with the Detroit Red Wings. Is that enough to keep him in the league long-term? Maybe not. That's why Frk must improve in other areas, like..." April 16

  • Jimmy Howard disappointed in Wings’ struggles, his own play

    Detroit News "Just looking at his face, his body language, goaltender Jimmy Howard didn’t want to be doing this. Howard was in the middle of a media scrum,, which was fine, but Howard wasn’t interested in the topic. It was about the Red Wings’ disappointing season, not making the playoffs. At this time..." April 12

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha to take up boxing in offseason

    Detroit News "Anthony Mantha’s plan for the summer? Mantha is heading to take boxing lessons. Not for the ability to be a better fighter, that’s not it. But for the aggression part of it and for the physical benefits, at the suggestion of general manager Ken Holland and coach Jeff Blashill. “It’s..." April 11

  • Jeff Blashill wants Red Wings to be harder forechecking team

    Michigan Live "When Justin Abdelkader entered the NHL 10 years ago, Pavel Datsyuk gave him a piece of advice. It was more like a demand. "When I first came into the league, it was more about puck possession," Abdelkader said. "I played with Pav and he said, 'Don't dump the puck in,' and I said all right. He..." April 10

  • Jeff Blashill to return as Red Wings head coach

    Detroit News "Jeff Blashill is returning for a fourth season as the Red Wings’ head coach. General manager Ken Holland announced the decision to bring back Blashill during Tuesday’s locker room clean-out day. Blashill, 44, coached the Red Wings into the playoffs his first season as head coach, but the..." April 10

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Should Red Wings look to trade Andreas Athanasiou?

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings will rebuild mostly through the draft, but unless they land a couple top-three picks in the next couple of years, it will be a time-consuming process. More immediate improvement must either come from within, from prospects who might be ready to make the leap to the NHL,..." April 09

  • Holland will continue Wings' rebuild, with added pressure

    Detroit News "He collected picks and pieces, and at the end of another losing season, there were signs of development from young players. Essentially, that’s the only formula that matters for the Red Wings right now, and that’s why Ken Holland is back as GM, and why coach Jeff Blashill is expected back,..." April 09

  • How the voice of Hockeytown lost his son to drugs and insurance fraud

    ESPN "KEN DANIELS WAS wrapping holiday gifts when the police officer showed up on his doorstep on Dec. 7, 2016. Daniels, the Detroit Red Wings play-by-play voice for more than two decades, had gotten to know many of the officers on the Birmingham, Michigan, police force through his job. But this one he..." April 08

  • Detroit Red Wings extend general manager Ken Holland for two seasons

    Detroit Free Press "In extending Ken Holland for two years as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, president and CEO Chris Ilitch referenced his favorite way to fly. “When I fly in an airplane, I always love to fly with a pilot who has done it before,” Ilitch said Saturday evening. “Ken Holland has had the..." April 07

  • Detroit Red Wings place Jared Coreau on waivers

    Yardbarker "Although waivers is considered a rarity at this time of year, the Detroit Red Wings have placed goaltender Jared Coreau on waivers today, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan. The move is made with the hope that he’ll clear waivers, so the team can send him to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins as that..." April 07

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland expected to return next season

    Detroit Free Press "Ken Holland is expected return as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings next season, the Free Press has learned. It's unclear how the contract will be structured. "He's going to be back as the GM," a person familiar with the situation told the Free Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on..." March 27

  • Three of Red Wings' next four games could be key for draft lottery

    Detroit Free Press "In a predicament reflecting their positioning, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves headed into a ‘best-lose’ week. It begins Monday in Montreal, and continues Thursday at Buffalo and Saturday hosting Ottawa. The Canadiens, Sabres and Senators are all right around Detroit in the standings, and..." March 26

  • Red Wings' Mike Green will have surgery, out for season

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green will undergo surgery on his cervical spine and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday. Green missed seven games from Feb. 17-28 after a hit from Adam Erne in Tampa Bay. He returned to the lineup March 2 at Winnipeg but..." March 23

  • 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

    NHL.com "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