Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings to close down Joe Louis Arena for new stadium in 2017

    CSN Chicago "The Joe Louis Arena has been the home of the Red Wings since 1979, but that will end in 2017. The Olympia Development of Michigan announced on Sunday that the Detroit Red Wings will have a brand new stadium by summer of 2017." July 21

  • Red Wings not close on signing Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser yet

    Detroit Free Press "Next up on the to-do list for Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is working out deals with forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, both restricted free agents. It could take a while to come to an agreement with both players. “We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing..." July 21

  • Red Wings re-sign forwards Callahan, Nestrasil "The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forwards Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil to one-year contracts, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Callahan, 22, made his NHL debut on March 25 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was second on the Grand Rapid Griffins of the..." July 17

  • Red Wings coach Mike Babcock not worried about contract extension

    Detroit News "Mike Babcock still doesn’t have a contract extension. And he isn’t sure one will be worked out before the start of the regular season. But, as his assistants were coming and going Monday, Babcock was adamant about one thing: He isn’t going to be talking about his future once the season..." July 16

  • Red Wings hire Tony Granato as assistant coach "The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach. Granato, 49, has served as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the past five seasons (2009-14), guiding the team’s defense (2.49 goals against per game, 10th) and penalty killing (85.0..." July 15

  • Red Wings forwards getting healthy: report "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Friday that he has gotten positive health reports on several players, including forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. "The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get [Pavel],..." July 13

  • Red Wings say Stephen Weiss healed and ready to roll at start of training camp

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have received encouraging reports on the progress of Stephen Weiss. "(Trainer) Piet Van Zant texted him two days ago," general manager Ken Holland said. "He said he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some shinny (pick-up hockey). So far all reports are he's..." July 12

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have signed Tom McCollum to a one-year deal.

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.

  • Mike Green appears best fit for Red Wings, who need a right-handed shooting defenseman

    Michigan Live "As soon as the Washington Capitals committed $11.25 million in salary cap space to free-agent defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on July 1, Mike Green's fate seemingly was sealed. Green is destined to be traded. The Detroit Red Wings, desperately seeking a right-handed shooting..." July 08

  • Detroit Red Wings can improve from within but need an impact trade for a defenseman at some point

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings will head into 2014-15 with virtually the same roster that finished 2013-14, barring a significant trade. This isn't how they planned it. They desperately wanted to upgrade their back end by adding a right-handed shooting defenseman and pursued several free agents on..." July 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Kyle Quincey signs a 2-year deal with AAV of $4.25M with DET.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    DET signs Kevin Porter to a two-way deal. Split last season between BUF (NHL) and Rochester (AHL).

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Red Wings re-sign Riley Sheahan. Two years.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    D.Boyle expects 4 offers. Washington is believed to have joined a group of teams that also includes Tor, Mtl, Det, NYR and Tampa Bay. #FAF

  • Red Wings aggressively pursuing Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle in free agency; out on Christian Ehrhoff

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings need to upgrade their defense and bolster their power play. They could do it with one signing Tuesday when NHL free agency opens at noon. The Red Wings' top priority is a top-four defenseman to replace Kyle Quincey. They would prefer a right-handed shooter, since their..." July 01

  • Red Wings make qualifying offers to seven players; Cory Emmerton among those not qualified

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have made qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents, retaining their rights. The Red Wings qualified forwards Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Landon Ferraro, Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil and defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Adam Almquist. The club did not..." June 30

  • Meet the newest Red Wings: Team goes crazy for centers in NHL draft

    Detroit News "Now it’s time to file their names in your memory banks, let them develop on their college or junior teams around the world, and see if they can help in several years. The NHL entry draft ended Saturday, and for the Red Wings it was a weekend centered on centers. Five of their seven..." June 29

  • Daniel Alfredsson waits on decision to return to Red Wings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings and Daniel Alfredsson will take a little longer to see if there’s a fit for next season. Alfredsson, 41, would like to play another season but doesn’t know if he’ll be physically ready to do so. In the eyes of general manager Ken Holland, there’s no rush. “Alfie told me he..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Jonas Gustavsson Officially Signs 1-Year Extension

    Winging It In Motown "The Wings have made their first move of the offseason, officially signing Jonas Gustavsson to a one year contract extension. Per Khan, the 29 year old Swedish goaltender will earn a slight raise from the $1.5M he made last year, as his new deal will pay him $1.85M. Last year Gustavsson had a..." June 26

  • Red Wings would be better off dealing than signing with this free-agent crop

    Detroit News "Beginning today, they can officially make their pitch. But will the Red Wings decide to swing for the fences? And what if they swing and miss? The NHL’s week-long “courting period” begins Wednesday in advance of the start of free agency Tuesday. And Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says..." June 25

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week.

  • With trade talks picking up and free agency nearing, who might the Red Wings pursue?

    Michigan Live "Player movement will pick over the next 10 days, between trade discussions at the entry draft this weekend and the start of free agency on July 1. Teams can begin talking to other clubs' free agents on Wednesday, and the Detroit Red Wings plan on taking advantage of this window to speak with..." June 23

  • Report: Red Wings interested in Sharks captain Joe Thornton

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are interested in Sharks center Joe Thornton, according to ESPN NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun, in a discussion on, said Thornton, 34, wants to remain with San Jose, which in a rebuilding phase. " June 21

  • Red Wings, goaltender Jonas Gustavsson agree to 1-year deal

    Detroit News "Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is staying with the Red Wings on a one-year contract, foregoing unrestricted free agency. Gustavsson just completed a two-year contract worth $3 million and will earn slightly more than the $1.5 million average for next season. He was 16-5-4 last season with a..." June 20

  • Bertuzzi won’t be back with Wings

    Red Wings Front "Wings general manager Ken Holland confirmed that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson won’t be returning next season. As far as the rest of the unrestricted players go, the team will take a wait-and-see approach. “The other guys I’m not sure,” Holland said. “I basically told the other agents..." June 19

  • Detroit Red Wings shopping Jordin Tootoo, waiting on Daniel Alfredsson, talking with Daniel Cleary

    Detroit Free Press "A few housekeeping notes on the Red Wings: They’re shopping Jordin Tootoo, are waiting to hear from Daniel Alfredsson and in talks with Daniel Cleary. The window opened Monday for teams to use compliance buyouts; two were granted starting last summer, which saw the Wings use their first buyout..." June 17

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    #RedWings exploring trading F Jordin Tootoo. If if not, they'll use compliance buyout on him. One year left on 3yr, $5.7M deal.

  • Red Wings to sign Tomas Nosek to two-year entry-level contract

    Michigan Live "Tomas Nosek was a late-blooming Czech forward who slipped through the cracks at the 2011 NHL entry draft. The Detroit Red Wings had their sights set on him three years ago, and their European scouts continued to monitor his progress. Pleased with his development in the Czech league, the Red..." June 14

  • Are Red Wings more likely to trade for their needs due to shallow free-agent pool?

    Michigan Live "The free-agent class gets thinner and less impressive each year as teams tend to lock up their key players to long-term deals. That doesn't leave a lot to choose from on July 1 and inflates the prices for the few quality players available. The Detroit Red Wings are in the market for a..." June 09

  • Free agent Jarome Iginla would make an excellent addition to the Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "After a long career as the face of the Calgary Flames, Iginla has, over the past two years, chased an elusive Stanley Cup, first with Pittsburgh and then Boston. Neither team delivered, but Iginla did, providing the Penguins with 12 points in 15 playoff games in 2013 and contributing seven points..." June 08

  • Kevin Miller ordered to pay $1.6M for career-ending hit

    CBC Sports "A federal judge in Michigan upheld a $1.6-million US judgment against former Detroit Red Wings forward Kevin Miller for a hit from behind during a 2000 Swiss league game that ended another player's career. U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist in Grand Rapids ruled in favour of a Swiss insurance..." June 08

  • Red Wings' exploring trades, but feels good about young talent

    Detroit Free Press "Trades are being explored, potential free agents have been rated and, as a fallback, there's a prospective gold mine. The Detroit Red Wings front office, coaching staff and pro scouts spent the first half of this week assessing options on how to improve the team, with a focus on adding a..." June 05

  • Red Wings hoping to sign backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to one-year deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings would like to retain Jonas Gustavsson as their backup goaltender and have Petr Mrazek spend another season developing with the Grand Rapids Griffins. If the Red Wings re-sign Gustavsson it would be a one-year deal, enabling Mrazek to be the full-time backup to Jimmy Howard..." June 05

  • Jeff Blashill signs on for three more years in Red Wings organization

    Detroit News "The Red Wings have kept a valuable member of the organization. Jeff Blashill agreed to a new three-year contract to remain head coach of the organization's minor-league affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. Blashill, 40, had one year remaining on his contract and general manager Ken Holland did..." June 05

  • Detroit Red Wings staff meets this week to assess free agency, possible trade scenarios

    Detroit Free Press "In need of replenishment at every position, the Detroit Red Wings will gather for three days to explore trades and how to best invest their spare millions. General manager Ken Holland, assistant GM Ryan Martin, along with Kris Draper and the team’s cadre of pro scouts are scheduled to meet..." June 02

  • Holland set to begin talking to Babcock about possible contract extension

    Red Wings Front "As Mike Babcock heads into the final year of his contract with the Detroit Red Wings, general manager Ken Holland will at least begin negotiations with him to try and sign him to another extension. “I wouldn’t categorize our talks as formal negotiations, just because how our relationship is,”..." May 31

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland looks for a gem at draft combine

    Detroit News "Ken Holland has his sights set on 119 prospects at this week’s NHL combine in Toronto. The Red Wings general manager, who will be joined by his amateur scouts at the combine, is hoping to find that next up-and-coming player that can make an impact on the organization. “We’re in a room here,..." May 28

  • Emmerton bolts Detroit for KHL expansion club

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like Cory Emmerton’s time as a Red Wing is over. For now. Emmerton, who appeared in 139 games over four years with Detroit, has reportedly signed on with Sochinskiye Leopardy — one of the new KHL expansion clubs that will begin play this season in the Winter Olympic host city of Sochi..." May 23

  • Abdelkader ejected for vicious hit at World Championship "The US Men's National Team met the Jaromir Jagr-led Czech Republic in the quarterfinals at the World Championship on Thursday in Minsk, Belarus. The Americans had played well despite a significant gap in experience between them and the veteran-laden Czechs. Tied 1-1 after the first period, the..." May 22

  • Mike Babcock will remain with the Red Wings for another season

    Yahoo! Sports "Let's clear this up once and for all: Mike Babcock will coach the Detroit Red Wings in 2014-15, no matter how much other teams might want him, no matter what the media dream up. He has a year left on his contract. The Wings want him back. He doesn't want to leave. "A hundred percent," Babcock..." May 19

  • Red Wings pleased with NHL draft possibilities at No. 15

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings will have the 15th pick in next month’s NHL draft. The Wings selected forward Anthony Mantha with the 20th pick last season. He helped Val-d’Or win the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title and is currently competing in the Memorial Cup. Mantha, 19, will have a chance to..." May 17

  • Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader named USA captain at World Championship

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was named captain of Team USA for this year's World Championship, which begins today in Minsk, Belarus. Abdelkader, a Muskegon native, previously skated for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2012 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, and..." May 09

  • Babcock, Cooper, Roy voted Adams Award finalists "Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success," the National Hockey League announced..." May 06

  • Todd Bertuzzi among free agents likely not returning to Detroit Red Wings next season

    Detroit Free Press "General manager Ken Holland is working his way through exit meetings with free agents, most of whom won’t be back with the Detroit Red Wings. Holland said Monday that he has met with pending unrestricted free agents Todd Bertuzzi, David Legwand, Kyle Quincey and Jonas Gustavsson. Holland..." May 06

  • Maple Leafs should go big with Babcock

    Toronto Star "We’ve been hearing the promises for a while now. Change is coming to Leafland. Renovation is pending. And yet, Randy Carlyle is still dangling. So what’s the holdup? Before newly inserted president Brendan Shanahan hauls out his franchise-fixing tool chest he’s been making like a human..." May 06

  • Weiss’ critical offseason can’t start for at least a month

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings aren’t known for making bold free agent signings, but they took a chance when they inked Stephen Weiss to a five-year, $34.5 million contract last summer. So far it’s burned them. Rather than be the second-line center they were hoping for, Weiss was shut down on Dec. 10..." May 04

  • Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar hopes to improve game while at World Championship

    Detroit Free Press "Tomas Tatar took off late this week for his native Slovakia, where he'll train before heading to Belarus to compete in the World Championship. The experience — Tatar's second time already this year representing Slovakia — should only help Tatar, who is coming off a disappointing NHL playoff..." May 03

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