Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Detroit Red Wings adjust power-play units

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill altered his power-play units in practice Friday in an effort o spark a man-advantage that has struggled the past few weeks. He added speed and a right-handed shot to Henrik Zetterberg's unit by moving in Andreas Athanasiou and Martin Frk, according to..." January 19

  • Red Wings' trade net should include own goal

    Detroit News "The Red Wings’ front office headed out of town to figure out a plan. But if Ken Holland & Co. needed a map, Jeff Blashill’s team certainly pointed them in the right direction Tuesday night. A 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena offered another reality check for anyone still..." January 17

  • While injured Wings heal, prospect Dominic Turgeon getting comfortable

    Detroit Free Press "While Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader heal, Dominic Turgeon gets opportunity to help the Detroit Red Wings. Tests on Helm and Abdelkader “didn’t show anything significant,” general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press Tuesday. Coach Jeff Blashill ruled both out through Saturday’s game..." January 16

  • Dominic Turgeon fills gap on dinged-up Red Wings' penalty kill

    Detroit News "The Red Wings' penalty kill, now back to 17th in the NHL with an 80.9 percent rate after sitting in the top 10 for a stretch earlier in the season, is battered by injuries. When Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm sustaining damage to their lower bodies during the weekend, they joined Luke..." January 16

  • Why Red Wings Should Have Long-Term Concerns About Injured Howard

    CBS Detroit "It was hard not to worry when the Red Wings ruled Jimmy Howard out of Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury, even as coach Jeff Blashill said it shouldn’t be a long-term issue. The veteran goalie has a troubling history of knee and groin injuries. If his latest setback is of a similar nature,..." January 11

  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard out Sunday (lower-body injury)

    Michigan Live "There are two ways to view the injury that will keep Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena. The timing is bad, considering Howard is playing his best hockey of the season the past couple of weeks and the Red Wings..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou rewarded for playing hard consistently

    Michigan Live "Andreas Athanasiou has shown flashes of excellence before, only to see his ice time subsequently reduced and, last season, scratched for a couple of games due to a perceived decline in competitiveness. He's been dominant in two of the past three games and has earned significant ice time in all..." January 04

  • Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist returns to goal-scoring ways

    Detroit News "There was much frustration last season on social media as Gustav Nyquist struggled to score goals and the Red Wings dropped in the standings. Nyquist had scored 28 and 27 goals in his two most productive seasons. Last season he dropped to 12 goals. Many Red Wings players caught fans’..." January 02

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Anthony Mantha still out

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha will miss his second game in a row tonight when the Detroit Red Wings face the Pittsburgh Penguins at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit), coach Jeff Blashill told media after the morning skate. Mantha apparently injured his groin Wednesday at New Jersey. Blashill..." December 31

  • Red Wings are what their record says they are

    Michigan Live "Detroit nine points out of final wild card spot A wise man once said, “You are what your record says you are.” So even though the Detroit Red Wings, after several tough losses, continue to maintain they’re better than last season, it doesn’t matter. They’re slightly worse, according to..." December 27

  • Zetterberg’s surge could be sign of things to come

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg hasn’t been the offensive force he was last season. But, he’s getting closer to that level. Zetterberg’s three assists in Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders put him tied for second on the team with 23 points. Dylan Larkin, who also had three assists against..." December 20

  • More Interest In Petr Mrazek; Detroit Could Retain Salary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After hearing that there were at least some passing glances out of Edmonton for Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports that there are still teams with “lukewarm” interest in pending RFA goaltender. Bob McKenzie of TSN adds that Detroit could be willing to..." December 15

  • Wings goalies battered, but it's ‘on all of us'

    Detroit News "With goals going in by the bushelfuls in some recent games, the Red Wings hope some better play all around the ice, not just in goal, helps them against the Florida Panthers on Monday night at Little Caesars Arena. “I think it’s on all of us,” Jeff Blashill said, after a 1-4-0 run in which the..." December 11

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Wings GM: Play 'unacceptable;' mum on Blashill

    Detroit News "There was no sugarcoating it, and general manager Ken Holland didn’t even try to do so. Saturday’s 10-1 loss in Montreal was about 48 hours old, but it still stuck with Holland in his office Monday afternoon. “Unacceptable,” Holland said. “The last five periods we’ve played have been..." December 05

  • Red Wings need Henrik Zetterberg to produce; have no doubts he will

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg has emerged from droughts before, and knows the only way to do so is to keep things, well, boring. As the captain of the Detroit Red Wings, his offensive struggles have come as his team is trying to emerge from its own slump. Entering Tuesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets..." December 05

  • Sabres acquire forward Scott Wilson from Red Wings

    Buffalo News "After his new players failed to impress, Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill is looking to people he knows. Buffalo has traded a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft to Detroit in exchange for forward Scott Wilson. Botterill was with Pittsburgh when the Penguins drafted Wilson in the..." December 04

  • Henrik Zetterberg: Red Wings must 'find a way to be more determined'

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings had quality chances in the second period, and their inability to convert on any of them cost them another game at home. They were left to explain a 4-1 loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Kings that dropped the Wings to 4-4-4 at Little Caesars Arena. The Wings got an early..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Red Wings seek solutions for overtime struggles

    Michigan Live "Three-on-three overtime might be viewed as gimmicky by some, but valuable points are up for grabs. One of out every three games the Detroit Red Wings have played since the start of the 2016-17 season has gone to OT. The Red Wings have not fared well, going 7-13 last season and 0-4 this year in..." November 27

  • 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