Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Ken Holland 'talked to lots of players' as Red Wings aim to spend big

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland spent most of his Monday in interviews. He and head coach Jeff Blashill were ensconced at Joe Louis Arena making phone calls and chatting with prospective unrestricted free agents. “Talked to lots of players today letting them know we have..." June 28

  • Red Wings' reported UFA wish list in order: Stamkos, Nielsen, Lucic

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland made it clear when he traded Pavel Datsyuk's contract to the Arizona Coyotes last week that he wants to use that money on a dynamic offensive player. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Holland and the Red Wings have a list heading into free agency:" June 28

  • Red Wings sign Miller to one-year extension

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings announced today that left wing Drew Miller has been signed to a one-year contract extension. Miller, 32, has tallied 100 points (51-49-100) in 449 games with the Red Wings since joining the team in 2009-10. In 516 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and..." June 27

  • Datsyuk trade allows Red Wings to charge into free agency

    Detroit Free Press "Now that the Detroit Red Wings can swagger to market with a purse expanded by $7.5 million, how can they best use their wealth? General manager Ken Holland will use this week to verbally woo unrestricted free agents and see if one or more can be a fit for the Wings. The jewel of this summer..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Why Anthony Mantha should be exempt from the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

    Winging It In Motown "On June 22, 2016, the NHL released the official information on the expansion draft. In the weeks leading up to that release, there was confusion over what the exact requirements would be for a player to be considered exempt. The language released by the NHL did not do much to clear up that..." June 26

  • Report: Red Wings looking to add defenseman via trade

    The Score "Though the Detroit Red Wings' interest in Steven Stamkos is now well-known, that's not the only upgrade general manager Ken Holland is looking to make this offseason. The Red Wings are looking to acquire a defenseman via trade, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, and..." June 26

  • Report: Blues requested Red Wings Dylan Larkin in trade for Kevin Shattenkirk

    Winging It In Motown "Reports had surfaced on Sunday out of the Free Press that when the Red Wings inquired on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the St. Louis Blues’ asking price was forward Dylan Larkin: St. Louis has to decide what to do with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, but on first chatter the Blues wanted Larkin,..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • Red Wings clear a path to enter Stamkos Sweepstakes

    TSN "Ken Holland did not mention Steven Stamkos by name, but that wasn’t exactly necessary anyway. The Detroit Red Wings will unequivocally be among the handful of teams making a significant play for hockey’s youngest superstar ever to hit the market, if he makes it there on July 1. Holland..." June 25

  • Wings get rid of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit in Coyotes trade

    ESPN "The Detroit Red Wings have unburdened themselves of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary-cap hit for next season, trading it to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Wings also sent the No. 16 overall pick to the Coyotes in exchange for the No. 20 pick, plus a second-rounder (No. 53) as well..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Danny DeKeyser doesn't expect contract negotiations with Red Wings to drag out

    Michigan Live "Danny DeKeyser doesn't anticipate having any problems reaching a contract agreement with the Detroit Red Wings. DeKesyer, who has spent the past four seasons with the Red Wings, is one of the club's four restricted free agents and has been one of Detroit's top defenseman since going straight..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Wings’ best options hinge on trading Datsyuk contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone — so now what? There’s several ways the Red Wings could go now that the longtime center announced he is returning to Russia and foregoing the final year of his three-year contract. General manager Ken Holland, however, doesn’t paint an optimistic future considering the..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ken Holland 'not overly optimistic' he can trade Datsyuk's contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone, but that one season left on his contract and resulting $7.5 million salary cap space remains. And judging from general manager Ken Holland’s comments Saturday, it may not be easy to trade that contract. Holland has spoken to a few teams who might be interested, but..." June 19

  • Datsyuk to announce departure

    Sportsnet "What does the future hold for Pavel Datsyuk? It looks like we’re about to find out. The Detroit Red Wings veteran will meet with the media Saturday at noon ET, when he is expected to announce whether or not he’ll be returning to Detroit for the 2016-17 season. Datsyuk met with general..." June 18

  • Agent: Datsyuk declined $2M bonus in February

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says the veteran forward passed on cashing in a signing bonus that would have made him $2 million richer. Dan Milstein told reporters Saturday that Datsyuk made $15 million over the first two years of his most recent contract, and didn't take the bonus he was due in..." June 18

  • Red Wings veteran Pavel Datsyuk Announces his return to Russia

    Winging It In Motown "The day has come, the announcement is here. After two months worth of agony in the city of Detroit, Red Wings fans now know what is to come of The Magic Man, Pavel Datsyuk. He’s officially done after 14 seasons in the NHL. 953 games, 314 goals, and 604 assists. Two Stanley Cup championship rings,..." June 18

  • Holland: Trade might be best option for Howard, Wings

    Detroit News "The Pavel Datsyuk saga is front and center in the minds of Red Wings fans. But what about Jimmy Howard? As the Red Wings prepare for next week’s draft, and what is expected to a trading frenzy around the NHL, Howard’s future in the organization is a key question. With Petr Mrazek’s..." June 18

  • Pavel Datsyuk to meet with Red Wings on Friday, agent says

    Detroit Free Press "The first step to resolving the Pavel Datsyuk situation should happen Friday. Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings are to hold a long-awaited meeting in the evening, Dan Milstein, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press. The Wings await final word from Datsyuk on his expected decision to..." June 17

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Red Wings Re-Sign Riley Sheahan to Two-Year Deal

    Winging It In Motown "The draft is quickly approaching with hopes of exciting changes to come, but first the Detroit Red Wings have some business to take care of -- namely, their RFA business. After news of Brian Lashoff signing a new deal yesterday, there were reports early Wednesday morning of another player getting..." June 15

  • Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should retire Gordie Howe's No. 9

    ESPN "Wayne Gretzky doesn't have much say over these matters, but the man known as The Great One said Tuesday he would like to see Gordie Howe's No. 9 retired by the NHL in honor of his idol, Howe, who died Friday at age 88. Gretzky's number, No. 99, is retired throughout the league. Gretzky wore No...." June 14

  • Detroit prepares to pay respects to Howe

    NHL.com "It's not by accident that the doors of Joe Louis Arena opened at 9 a.m. today and will close at 9 p.m. Detroit Red Wings icon Gordie Howe's No. 9 sweater is as synonymous with the late legend as his flowing signature, his folksy drawl or his ability to control a game either with silky hands or..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Wings-Datsyuk meeting postponed in wake of Howe death

    Detroit Free Press "The big meeting between the Detroit Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk has been postponed in order to pay respects to Gordie Howe. Dan Milsten, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press Saturday that Datsyuk is returning to the Detroit area on Tuesday. Originally the two were to meet with Wings..." June 11

  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at age 88

    Click on Detroit "The legendary Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe has died. He was 88. Howe played more than 1,700 games in the NHL and scored more than 800 goals. He is widely known simply as "Mr. Hockey."" June 10

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Red Wings make offers to re-sign Helm, Miller

    The Score "Ken Holland is hoping to re-sign a pair of free-agent forwards before July 1. The Detroit Red Wings have made offers to impending UFAs Darren Helm and Drew Miller, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. A new contract with Miller is expected to be completed soon, while any deal with Helm is likely..." June 08

  • Red Wings hoping to sign Darren Helm, Drew Miller

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings are trying to re-sign two of their impending unrestricted free agents, having made offers to forwards Darren Helm and Drew Miller. A deal with Miller could be completed soon but the Red Wings likely will be waiting a few weeks before Helm decides. Miller, 32, was..." June 07

  • Clock ticking for Detroit Red Wings on Darren Helm decision

    Detroit Free Press "NHL free agency arrives next month, leaving the clock ticking on the Red Wings and forward Darren Helm. General manager Ken Holland has said there is interest in keeping him. At season’s end, Helm said he has interest in staying. What makes sense for both sides? Let’s take a look. Helm, 29,..." June 07

  • Wings shopping Datsyuk's contract, interested in Stamkos

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly keen on taking a run at Steven Stamkos this summer, and general manager Ken Holland is apparently already trying to clear cap space to do it. "(They're) most definitely looking at Steven Stamkos as an unrestricted free agent option, but in order for the Red..." June 04

  • Richards: Detroit probably wasn't a great fit for me

    The Guardian PEI "Brad Richards knows his hockey career is winding down, but he’s not ready to hang up the skates just yet. The 36-year-old Murray Harbour native said he will wait to see if the right fit presents itself come July 1 when he is allowed to talk to NHL teams. “I want to look at free agency and..." June 03

  • Red Wings interested in signing Alexander Radulov for one year

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings are interested in signing Russian star Alexander Radulov, but only for one year. The Red Wings spoke with Radulov and his agent shortly after being eliminated in the playoffs and have spent several weeks doing their due diligence on the former Nashville Predators forward..." June 02

  • Ex-Senators coach Dave Cameron talking to Red Wings

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron may not be out of the NHL next season. While there are no guarantees, and it isn’t known where he stands, the former Ottawa Senators coach was given permission to speak with the Detroit Red Wings about an assistant’s job with Jeff Blashill and may have met with them not long after..." June 02

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Maple Leafs to retain compensatory 2016 3rd-round pick

    Sportsnet "The door for a big-money Toronto offer sheet in the summers of 2016 or 2017 is closed, for now. The Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to retain their 2016 third-round draft pick, Sportsnet confirmed. The Maple Leafs must forfeit a third-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings and a third-round..." June 02

  • Red Wings look to future in net … a future possibly without Howard

    Pro Hockey Talk "This summer looks like it could be one of changes for the Detroit Red Wings, even beyond the most obvious storyline of Pavel Datsyuk‘s future. One area where the Red Wings would like to make some tweaks is in net, namely in trading Jimmy Howard. The Detroit Free-Press points out that GM Ken..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Ways Red Wings can upgrade defense

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have several needs. A franchise defenseman – or at least a top-pair D-man – would top the list. But those types of players are difficult to acquire. The free-agent market for top-tier defensemen is thin. Some top-pair defensemen could be available by trade, but the cost is..." May 30

  • Red Wings reportedly sign Dylan Sadowy after trade with Sharks

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings made a minor move Thursday, acquiring forward Dylan Sadowy from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017. Upon making the trade, the Red Wings also locked up Sadowy, inking the 20-year-old to an entry-level contract, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie...." May 27

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