Red Wings Rumors & News

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

  • Detroit Red Wings focusing on several free-agent defensemen

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings aren't going to fill their biggest need - a top-pairing, puck-moving defenseman - through free agency. The market is thin and the Red Wings don't have much salary-cap space. But they are going to pursue one or two older, second- or third-pair defensemen. Trevor Daley,..." June 29

  • Rebuild on hold? Red Wings reportedly eye Girardi, Hainsey, Daley

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the first time in ages, the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs. To some, the sliver lining was that this might send a message to management to truly commit to a rebuild. Perhaps GM Ken Holland & Co. aren’t quite ready for that. Look, one or even a couple of potential free agent..." June 28

  • Construction worker dies after fall at Detroit arena

    Pro Hockey Talk "A worker has died after falling 75 feet at the Little Caesars Arena worksite north of downtown Detroit. Deputy Detroit Fire Commissioner David Fornell says the 46-year-old man was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived about 8 a.m. Wednesday. Other workers had started cardiopulmonary..." June 28

  • Ben Street Signs One-Year Extension With Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have brought back one of their top minor league players, inking Ben Street to a one-year extension for 2017-18. No financial details were released. Street was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Fresh off a Calder Cup championship with the Grand Rapids..." June 27

  • Coyotes receive permission to interview Todd Nelson for coaching vacancy

    Detroit Free Press "Todd Nelson’s run to the Calder Cup may land him an NHL head coaching job. The Arizona Coyotes have received permission from the Detroit Red Wings to talk to Nelson about the coaching vacancy. The Coyotes parted ways with Dave Tippett this month. Nelson, 48, was named head coach of the AHL..." June 27

  • Trading Howard or Mrazek will help Wings rebuild

    Detroit News "The next steps in rebuilding the Red Wings will come sooner or later and are critical. But while disappointment with the decline of the franchise mixes with the generally disappointing reviews of Ken Holland and his staff at the 2017 NHL draft, there is more work to be done, beginning..." June 26

  • 'We need size': Wings stockpile big bodies in draft

    Detroit News "The Red Wings got bigger this Entry Draft. They're bigger overall, with 11 more bodies drafted into the organization. But they also got bigger physically, with 10 of the 11 players drafted over 6-foot tall (ninth-round pick Brady Gilmour is listed as 5-foot-10). “We wanted to get bigger,”..." June 25

  • Detroit Red Wings exposed Petr Mrazek due to performance, attitude

    Michigan Live "Petr Mrazek was the Detroit Red Wings' unquestioned No. 1 goaltender heading into the 2016-17 season and a building block for the future. Things change quickly. Mrazek now could be the odd-man out, after the club left him exposed for the expansion draft, protecting instead Jimmy Howard, who is..." June 19

  • Red Wings raise eyebrows by protecting Howard instead of Mrazek

    Pro Hockey Talk "Though his past accomplishments must be noted, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s recent moves have been hit-or-miss, and many fans have been vocal about perceived mistakes. Sunday’s reveal of all 30 teams’ available and protected players lists won’t do Holland many favors. In one of the..." June 18

  • Red Wings put finishing touches on protected list

    Detroit News "They know they’re going to lose a player. The Red Wings know that, along with the 29 other NHL teams that will give up one player to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who join the league this season. The question becomes, who do you protect, and who do you leave unprotected and let the..." June 17

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Red Wings Will Not Give Up Futures To Protect Extra Players In Expansion

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland was on Sportsnet 960 radio this morning and revealed that his team would be going with the 7-3-1 protection scheme and would not give up any prospects or draft picks in order to make a deal with Vegas to protect any extra players. While other teams have been..." June 14

  • Wings GM: Time to discuss retiring Fedorov’s No. 91

    Detroit News "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland seems to be leaving the door opening for retiring Sergei Fedorov’s No. 91. Speaking on the “Jamie and Stoney” show on 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) on Tuesday, Holland said it’s probably time to have discussions as the Red Wings prepare to move from Joe Louis..." June 14

  • Jared Coreau on Calder Cup run, future with Detroit Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "When he first joined the Detroit Red Wings organization, Jared Coreau was a spectator for the AHL playoffs. Four years after watching the Grand Rapids Griffins claim the Calder Cup, Coreau has been the go-to goaltender as the Griffins again have gone four rounds deep. It’s an immensely..." June 10

  • Chris Chelios exploring potential NHLPA role, might return to Red Wings

    Michigan Live "Highly active and outspoken in union matters as a player, Chris Chelios is exploring the possibility of joining the NHL Players Association in some capacity. But if there is no fit, Chelios said he will return to the Detroit Red Wings as a part-time assistant coach, a role he has had since the..." June 10

  • Red Wings and expansion draft: Whom to protect, whom to expose

    Detroit Free Press "In two weeks, the Detroit Red Wings will know which one of their players will be wearing a Golden Knights uniform. The clock is ticking for teams to decide whom to protect in the expansion draft, which will supply NHL newcomer Las Vegas with its roster. It’s on the agenda for Wings general..." June 08

  • Wings’ Glendening has ankle surgery, out 3-4 months

    Detroit News "Injuries badly dented the Red Wings during the season, and they’re not letting up in the off-season. Luke Glendening, who injured his ankle late in the regular season, underwent left ankle surgery Monday to repair tendon damage, the team said in a statement. Glendening is expected to be out..." June 07

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Red Wings GM exploring trade of Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek

    Sportsnet "Despite having $9.3 million in salary cap space tied up in NHL goaltenders, the Detroit Red Wings are not sure who will make up their goaltending tandem in 2017-18. General manager Ken Holland told MLive.com’s Ansar Khan on the weekend he is still exploring all options, including a trade of..." May 29

  • Trio of Red Wings prospects ‘making a statement’ in AHL Calder Cup playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings saw their playoff streak come to an end earlier this spring, but their farm team in Grand Rapids continues its postseason run, qualifying for the Calder Cup final. The Griffins clinched a spot in the championship series with a 4-2 win against the San Jose Barracuda on..." May 28

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Jeff Blashill on World Championship, Larkin, Howard, Wings prospects

    Detroit Free Press "Performances from Detroit Red Wings players were among the highlights Jeff Blashill took away from the IIHF World Championship. Blashill returned earlier this week from Cologne, Germany, after coaching the USA to a 6-1 record in the preliminary round before falling to Finland in a..." May 27

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Detroit signs Czech d-man Sulak

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Red Wings have added some depth on defense. On Wednesday, the club announced it has signed Czech rearguard Libor Sulak to a two-year, entry-level deal. Sulak, 23, is fresh off representing the Czechs at the World Hockey Championship and, prior to that, spent the last two years playing for..." May 24

  • Red Wings prospect Tyler Bertuzzi adds another point as Griffins return home

    Detroit Free Press "The Grand Rapids Griffins have an opportunity to close out the AHL Western Conference finals at home. The Griffins, the top farm team for the Detroit Red Wings, host the San Jose Barracuda on Wednesday at Van Andel Arena. The series is tied at 1-1 after the Griffins won on the road and, with..." May 23

  • World Championship run ends with a dud for Detroit Red Wings, USA

    Detroit Free Press "All the promising buildup ended with a thud for the Detroit Red Wings at the World Championship. USA, with Jimmy Howard in goal, Dylan Larkin and Danny DeKeyser among the skaters and Jeff Blashill behind the bench, lost in a quarterfinal match to Finland, 2-0, Thursday in Cologne,..." May 19

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

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