Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Complete Preview and Predictions for the Detroit Red Wings in 2015-16

    Bleacher Report "It's the dawn of a new era in Motown. After 10 years, 10 playoff appearances and one Stanley Cup, coach Mike Babcock has moved on to new challenges, leaving the Detroit Red Wings turn a corner in their franchise's long, storied history. High-profile veterans like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik..." October 06

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • Detroit places Datsyuk and three others on I.R.

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Red Wings have placed Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko on injured reserve. Placing these players on I.R. opens up four more roster spots for Detroit. The Red Wings have suffered an incredibe amount of injuries heading into the season. Datsyuk (ankle) is..." October 05

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Wings placed Datsyuk, DeKeyser, Helm (retroactive to Sept. 18) and Marchenko (retoactive to Sept. 28) on IR. Roster is down to 27 active.

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Detroit Red Wings reach 3-year deal with 1st-round draft pick Evgeny Svechnikov "The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Evgeny Svechnikov on a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old Svechnikov was taken by the Red Wings with the 19th pick in the June draft. He played for Detroit in a preseason game Sept. 22 at Chicago before..." October 03

  • Leafs' Babcock reminisces in his return to Detroit

    Detroit Free Press "He misses his old tailor, his barber, the places he used to frequent for food. Mike Babcock returned to Joe Louis Arena today for the first time since taking the head coaching job of the Toronto Maple Leafs, standing just dozens of feet from his old office as he addressed the media before the..." October 03

  • DeKeyser awaits test results on leg injury "The Red Wings may be down a defenseman when the regular season begins next week. Danny DeKeyser suffered a lower-leg injury in Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 25-year-old blue liner was hurt late in the third period of the Red Wings’ 7-2 victory. DeKeyser..." October 02

  • Wings lose DeKeyser (foot) for 3-4 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just minutes ago, we wrote about Detroit’s health issues heading into the regular season. Well, those issues just got worse. Defenseman Danny DeKeyser will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a sprained ligament in his foot, per the Detroit News. Confirmation of the injury comes just a few days..." October 02

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Pavel Datsyuk doing high-intensity foot/leg work outside Wings room. Not expected back before Nov., but going hard at rehab. #RedWings

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Glendening working to play bigger part for Red Wings

    Detroit News "Luke Glendening is bigger and looks a bit quicker, and accomplishing both in the space of an offseason does not come easy. The ultimate lunch-bucket player, undrafted in the NHL, not recruited in college and now building a career as an everyday player for the Red Wings in their traditional..." September 28

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk can begin skating in two weeks, on schedule in recovery from ankle surgery

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk can begin skating in two weeks, general manager Ken Holland said. Datsyuk saw Dr. Robert Anderson Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., and was told he is on schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery on June 26." September 25

  • Red Wings' Franzen eager for some contact tonight

    Detroit Free Press "Johan Franzen demanded to know where his fence is. His joke was that he needed something to keep away all the people interested in his health today, especially in regard to his head. Franzen is scheduled to play tonight, when the Detroit Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins in an exhibition..." September 24

  • Detroit sends ’15 first-rounder Svechnikov back to junior

    Pro Hockey Talk "Evgeny Svechnikov’s first NHL training camp is done. Svechnikov, Detroit’s first-round pick (19th overall) at this year’s draft, has been returned to his junior team in the Quebec League, the club announced on Thursday." September 24

  • Wings' Tomas Jurco a force in audition as top-six forward

    Detroit Free Press "The first day of training camp, Tomas Jurco suddenly received an opportunity to audition for a top-six job. He drew one penalty, took another, and was a force on the first goal scored Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Blackhawks, 4-1 in an exhibition..." September 24

  • Gordie Howe attends Red Wings preseason game "Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe visited Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday for their preseason home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. " September 24

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Johan Franzen seems to know the next big hit could end his career

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Red Wings are hopeful to have power forward Johan Franzen back in their opening night lineup after he returns from his latest concussion that sidelined him for the second half of the 2014-15 season. Given Franzen's history of head injuries, as well as the fact he was still having..." September 23

  • Red Wings counting on Nyquist, Tatar to step up

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have carried the Red Wings through several situations. But they're not getting any younger. Datsyuk is 37 and will miss the opener recovering from ankle surgery. Zetterberg will be 35 on Opening Night, Oct. 9, and is coming off a slump-ridden second..." September 21

  • Mantha eager for 'fresh start' with Red Wings

    Detroit News "Anthony Mantha is practicing, playing hockey, and getting ready for the season. It's a dramatic difference from a year ago at this time, when Mantha's dreams and expectations were temporarily shattered. "Last season I couldn't practice with the guys, couldn't play in the scrimmages. Having..." September 20

  • Red Wings' Ken Holland on Mike Babcock: 'We want to kick his ass!'

    Toronto Sun "There were tears trickling down the cheeks of both men when Mike Babcock and Ken Holland shared a heartfelt embrace on the morning of May 20, an indication of just how emotional this much ballyhooed hockey divorce in Hockeytown was going to be after a successful 10 year run. But from the exact..." September 20

  • Wings coach Blashill a blast of fresh air at first camp

    Detroit Free Press "There are those who would like to see Jeff Blashill smile more. It is not an unreasonable wish, given Blashill has ascended to many a person's dream job of coaching the Detroit Red Wings. Already he has begun to make his mark during training camp, and players old and young are taking..." September 20

  • Red Wings' Helm out a week with head injury, GM says

    Detroit Free Press "The first day of Detroit Red Wings training camp started violently and left Darren Helm with a possible concussion. A few minutes after the Delvecchio group had begun drills at Centre Ice Arena this morning, Helm and free agent forward Jerome Verrier collided like freight trains, leaving both..." September 19

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Wings, Mrazek seek consistency from goaltender

    Detroit News "That was quite a finish to last season for Petr Mrazek, the young goaltender who suddenly found himself starting all seven games of the first-round playoff loss to Tampa Bay. Mrazek got the nod over Jimmy Howard, in a decision by former coach Mike Babcock, and was arguably one of the better Red..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • Red Wings' recent history of developing young players attracted free agent Robbie Russo

    Michigan Live "It wasn't the presence of established stars like Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall that convinced defenseman Robbie Russo to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. Nor was it the group of promising prospects that include Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Tomas Nosek. Instead, it..." September 16

  • Wings invite tough guy Rechlicz to camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bit of a curious move in advance of Detroit’s training camp — the club announced that Joel Rechlicz, aka “The Wrecker,” has been signed to a professional tryout. Rechlicz, 28, was with the Wild organization last year and has pent most of his professional career duking it out in the American..." September 15

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Wings’ Pulkkinen seeks chance to show skills

    Detroit News "The circumstances are different but the expectations are largely the same for Teemu Pulkkinen. He’s not returning to Grand Rapids, as Pulkkinen is out of minor-league options and he’d be exposed to waivers — and the Red Wings likely would lose him to another team, which they don’t want to..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Red Wings' Johan Franzen cleared to play, expected to be ready for opener

    CBS Sports "As recently as two weeks ago Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen said he was still experiencing weekly setbacks as he attempts to recover from another concussion last season. But on Saturday Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said that Franzen has been cleared to play and that he should be..." September 13

  • Red Wings' Quincey ready to take whatever role

    Detroit Free Press "Kyle Quincey figures that, though his role won't change much, he might not see as much ice time because of all the depth the Detroit Red Wings have. Unlike last season, which he spent mostly paired with Danny DeKeyser in a top-four defensive role, the arrival of Mike Green is expected to push..." September 12

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Richards wants to carry on veteran tradition with Wings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings have been known for adding players nearing the end of the careers who have filled valuable roles. Players such as Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille. Brad Richards saw that and envisioned himself as filling that type of role. "They've had a lot of success in the past bringing in..." September 11

  • Howard confirms ‘open battle’ for No. 1 gig in Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "The goalie duel is officially on in the Motor City. “There’s been discussions over the summer,” Wings goalie Jimmy Howard said of his duel with fellow goalie Petr Mrazek, per the Free Press. “Blash [Wings head coach Jeff Blashill] and I sat down and went to lunch together and had a great..." September 10

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Larkin sees opportunity to make Red Wings as teen "The Detroit Red Wings are known for taking their time and developing their prospects in the minors. But that didn't discourage center Dylan Larkin, 19, from leaving the University of Michigan after one season to sign with the Red Wings on May 21. Rather, Larkin looked at the Red Wings..." September 07

  • Mike Green's presence punches up Wings' blue line

    Detroit News "Mike Green stands out on the ice. A right-handed defenseman, deftly controlling a loose puck in front of his net and, in a blink, turning and moving up ice. A quick outlet pass up the right wing, and the “opposition” at the informal practice at Joe Louis Arena was hard-pressed in the sudden..." September 06

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Wings have signed Daniel Cleary to a 1 year, one way deal for $950,000. Entire salary can be buried in the AHL.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Was wondering if TB might look at FA Jonas Gustavsson, but hearing he will go to BOS camp on a tryout.

  • Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg: It was time for a coaching change; sometimes new voice needed

    Michigan Live "Much has changed since Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg addressed the media on May 1, the day players cleaned out their lockers following another early playoff exit. The Red Wings have a new coach, Jeff Blashill, and made a couple of significant acquisitions in defenseman Mike Green..." September 04

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • Red Wings' Johan Franzen determined to play again but must clear several hurdles

    Michigan Live "Johan Franzen is pushing himself hard and showing gradual improvement. He still experiences the occasional setback from the latest of the many concussions he's suffered. But he loves the game too much to consider retirement. He is doing everything in his power to give himself an opportunity to..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02