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  • Red Wings, Dylan Larkin continue discussing long-term deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have one more important piece of business to take care of before training camp - sign Dylan Larkin. They're not concerned about it because they anticipate no problems getting it done, whether it's finalized shortly or next month. The Red Wings,..." July 20

  • Chris Chelios leaves Detroit Red Wings to move closer to his mom

    Detroit Free Press "After nearly two decades with a team he once viewed as a fierce rival, Chris Chelios is leaving the Detroit Red Wings to be closer to his mom. Originally acquired via trade on March 23, 1999, Chelios, then 37 years old, helped the Wings win the Stanley Cup in 2002 and again in 2008...." July 20

  • Red Wings’ brain drain includes prominent managers, scouts

    Detroit News "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock stood high in Van Andel Arena on May 3, 2015, watching Grand Rapids play the Toronto Marlies in the AHL playoffs. Diagonally across the ice, sitting low in the stands, Brendan Shanahan considered his options. The..." July 19

  • Chelios ends nearly two-decade relationship with Red Wings

    Yardbarker "Chris Chelios has left the Detroit Red Wings organization almost two decades, deciding to move back to Chicago and be closer to his family. Chelios has served in several different roles for the club since retiring from his playing career, but will now take a step back from the NHL life. He..." July 19

  • Red Wings' prospect Jack Adams looks to capitalize on size

    Michigan Live "Jack Adams must use his 6-foot-5 frame to his advantage in the long, uphill battle sixth-round picks face in reaching the NHL. He also needs to produce offense at Union College while improving his skating and 200-foot game. Adams realizes what he needs to do and that it will..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • How Red Wings goaltending is shaping up for future

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have a glut of forwards, including a pair of prime prospects, Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina, they hope will make the roster out of training camp. They still have concerns about a defense that is virtually the same as in 2017-18, with the likely exception of..." July 16

  • Red Wings should sign Dylan Larkin for as long as possible

    Pro Hockey Talk "For all the things that went wrong for the Edmonton Oilers last season, a funny thing snuck under the radar: Leon Draisaitl was probably worth the money. Granted, that’s a relative thing, but from here, $8.5 million per year doesn’t seem so outrageous for a..." July 14

  • Red Wings re-sign Anthony Mantha to 2-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Anthony Mantha to a two-year contract worth $6.6 million. Mantha had 24 goals and 48 points in 80 games this past season. The 23-year-old was taken by the Red Wings with the 20th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft. " July 11

  • Is this it for Zetterberg with Red Wings? Maybe it should be

    Pro Hockey Talk "With his back issues in mind, the Detroit Red Wings aren’t sure if Henrik Zetterberg will be able to play next season. It’s something GM Ken Holland acknowledged as free agency began on July 1, according to reporters including Ted Kulfan of the Detroit..." July 11

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Might Detroit Red Wings trade Andreas Athanasiou? It wouldn't surprise

    Detroit Free Press "A couple readers have asked about Andreas Athanasiou’s future with the Detroit Red Wings. Specifically, they wanted to how his new contract affects his trade value. The Wings re-signed Athanasiou on July 5 for two years with a $3 million salary cap hit...." July 10

  • Red Wings face interesting questions regarding Zadina

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings enjoyed quite the gift on June 22, as Filip Zadina – a prospect many expected to go third overall in the 2018 NHL Draft – instead fell to them at No. 6. Zadina, enjoyably, did his part by saying he’d avenge that slight slippage by filing nets with..." July 08

  • Red Wings sign top pick Filip Zadina to three-year entry-level contract

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings didn't waste much time getting their top pick in this year's draft signed. The club announced Saturday that right wing Filip Zadina has inked a three-year entry-level deal. The Red Wings selected Zadina sixth overall. He will have a good..." July 07

  • Andreas Athanasiou Agrees To Two-Year Deal with Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The deadline for player-elected salary arbitration comes and goes today, and Andreas Athanasiou won’t be filing this season. That’s because he’s agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings according to Craig Custance of The Athletic. John Matisz of theScore reports..." July 05

  • Red Wings not getting younger, continue to value veterans

    Michigan Live "By bringing back Mike Green and Thomas Vanek, the rebuilding Detroit Red Wings are projected to have one of the oldest rosters in the NHL. The moves might block a younger player or two from making the team. But general manager Ken Holland cited several reasons for wanting to..." July 04

  • Zetterberg status uncertain for Red Wings

    NHL.com "Henrik Zetterberg is not guaranteed to play for the Detroit Red Wings this season, though general manager Ken Holland reiterated he expected him to. "The last I talked to him, I think he's planning on playing," Holland told the Red Wings website Sunday. "Obviously..." July 03

  • Red Wings think they got draft steal with ‘incredible’ skater Joe Veleno

    Detroit News "Center Joe Veleno was reliving the moment the other day while taking a break at Little Caesars Arena after a workout. The recent Detroit Red Wings first-round draft pick, who was drafted much later – No. 30 overall – than Veleno or the team anticipated, was thinking..." July 03

  • Red Wings Sign Chris Terry, Wade Megan, And Jake Chelios

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have announced a trio of other signings today, adding minor league depth in the form of forwards Chris Terry and Wade Megan and defenseman Jake Chelios. Terry has signed a two-year deal, while Megan and Chelios have signed on for one year...." July 01

  • Red Wings' Harri Sateri: Bound for Hockeytown

    CBS Sports "Sateri is expected to sign a contract with the Red Wings now that the free-agency signing period is underway, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest Red Wings GM Ken Holland is focused on bolstering his team's depth in goal having already courted Jonathan Bernier and now Sateri..." July 01

  • Green signs two-year contract with Red Wings

    NHL.com "Mike Green signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The 32-year-old defenseman could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He had 33 points (eight goals, 25 assists) in 66 games with the Red Wings last season but missed the final seven games because of..." July 01

  • Vanek to sign one-year, $3 million deal with Red Wings

    TSN "Veteran forward Thomas Vanek has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings that will pay him $3 million. Last season, Vanek scored 24 goals and added 32 assists in 80 games of combined action split between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Vancouver Canucks. " July 01

  • Red Wings Expected To Re-Sign Mike Green And Are Considering Signing Thomas Vanek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Red Wings are believed to be in rebuilding mode, it doesn’t appear that this is stopping them from being active in free agency.  On top of being expected to add goalie Jonathan Bernier tomorrow, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports (Twitter link) that defenseman Mike Green is..." June 30

  • Red Wings’ free agent plan at odds with rebuild

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to putting together their team, the Detroit Red Wings seemingly still believe they can eat their cake and have it too. It’s fantastic if you can accrue futures and ice a competitive team, but GM Ken Holland’s plan hasn’t exactly worked like..." June 29

  • Detroit Red Wings Still Talking To Mike Green

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to trade the expiring contract of defenseman Mike Green at the deadline given his injury concerns, but now might not be losing him for nothing in free agency after all. Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports that the Red Wings are in talks..." June 28

  • Detroit Red Wings eye Jonathan Bernier, Valtteri Filppula in free agency

    Michigan Live "The free agency class might not be as strong as in previous years, but the Detroit Red Wings will be active when the market opens Sunday at noon - if not before in one case. The Red Wings have had productive talks with defenseman Mike Green and are expected to sign him to a two-year..." June 28

  • Red Wings prospect Dennis Cholowski confident he can make team

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have an opening on defense, and Dennis Cholowski believes he’s the prospect who can fill it.  A high-end blend of smooth skating and hockey IQ, Cholowski is buoyed by the confidence he gained during the past year. He’s impressed..." June 28

  • No. 1 pick Filip Zadina flashes high-level skills in bid to make Red Wings

    Detroit News "He takes a puck at center ice and moves in briskly with effortless strides. A flick of the wrists, right under the pipe. Net bulging. He repeats, frequently with the same result. Hello, Filip Zadina. Welcome to a place trademarked Hockeytown. He..." June 27

  • Red Wings Seeking To Fill Familiar Roles

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to The Athletic’s Craig Custance, the Detroit Red Wings have special interest in four unrestricted free agents: goaltender Robin Lehner, center Valtteri Filppula, winger Thomas Vanek, and defenseman Mike Green. What all four of these players have in..." June 27

  • Detroit Red Wings Sign Tyler Bertuzzi, Martin Frk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings weren’t going to give Martin Frk a qualifying offer, but it won’t matter now. The team announced they have agreed on new contracts for both Frk and Tyler Bertuzzi, inking the former to a one-year deal worth $1.05MM and the latter to a two-year contract with an..." June 25

  • Red Wings deal D Robbie Russo to Coyotes for 2019 conditional 7th-round pick

    Detroit News "The Detroit Red Wings have acquired a conditional seventh-round draft pick in next year's NHL Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Robbie Russo, the team announced Sunday. Russo spent last season with the Red Wings' AHL-affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins..." June 25

  • Xavier Ouellet Expected To Be Bought Out

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Earlier this month we heard that the Detroit Red Wings were actively shopping defenseman Xavier Ouellet, but now as we close in on free agency it seems they’ve come to a different decision. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Red Wings will place Ouellet on waivers for the purpose of a..." June 24

  • Red Wings pick Filip Zadina has a message to teams that passed on him

    Pro Hockey Talk "Call it swagger or confidence, Filip Zadina has it and he has a message for the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, the three teams that passed him over before he went to the Detroit Red Wings sixth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. “I’m telling my agent..." June 23

  • Red Wings take Filip Zadina with sixth pick in 2018 NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings selected Filip Zadina of the Czech Republicwith the No. 6 overall pick in Friday's 2018 NHL draft. He's a great goalscorer. Can score with shot, can score in hard areas by going to net. Solid on his skates and has playmaking ability as..." June 22

  • Red Wings select two-way center Joe Veleno at No. 30

    Michigan Live "Joe Veleno was projected to be selected midway through the first round of the NHL draft Friday, if not higher. He likely is disappointed to be the second-to-last pick in the opening round, but the Detroit Red Wings are not. The Red Wings selected the two-way center from Dummondville..." June 22

  • Detroit Red Wings Don’t Expect To Move Up In Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The biggest question about the upcoming NHL draft is what the Montreal Canadiens will do with the third-overall pick. While reports continue to circulate that they are enamored with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and would be willing to select him right after Carolina takes Andrei..." June 22

  • Dan Bylsma hired as assistant by Red Wings

    NHL.com "Dan Bylsma was hired as an assistant by the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Bylsma, 47, has a 320-190-55 coaching record in eight NHL seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. He guided the Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2009, his first season with..." June 22

  • Detroit Red Wings won't give qualifying offer to free agent Martin Frk

    Detroit Free Press "Martin Frk may yet have a future with the Detroit Red Wings, but he will not receive a qualifying offer from the team. Frk, 24, is a restricted free agent. He made $650,000 last season, and would have to be qualified at 110 percent of that by June 25 for the Wings to retain his..." June 19

  • Detroit Red Wings fans' octopus source is going out of business

    Detroit Free Press "A decades-long source of octopuses for Detroit Red Wings fans is drying up.  Superior Fish Co. on 11 Mile near Main Street in Royal Oak is closing. The last day of full service is Saturday, and there's to be a sale on frozen fish — and pieces of the store..." June 14

  • Red Wings don’t need Ilya Kovalchuk and he doesn’t need them

    Detroit News "The odds Ilya Kovalchuk wants to play on the Detroit Red Wings power play in 2018-19 are slim. But not quite as poor as the chances the Wings will win the Stanley Cup, anytime soon. The twin improbabilities limit any interest Kovalchuk has in signing with them, despite the..." June 14

  • Report: Red Wings have multiple short-term offers on table for Green

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings have offered one- and two-year contracts to pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Mike Green, according to The Athletic's Craig Custance. The two sides are close on salary, too, Custance added. Green will be 33 years old..." June 13

  • Red Wings showing interest in Bylsma, Kovalchuk

    Detroit News "Two high-profile NHL names have been linked to the Red Wings in recent days as the organization begins tweaking the coaching staff and player roster. Dan Bylsma, a veteran and Stanley Cup winning coach, and forward Ilya Kovalchuk, a prolific goal-scorer who has been playing in..." June 13

  • Red Wings And Canadiens To Clash At The Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Before the 2018-19 season even begins, there will be some conflict between divisional foes. The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings are both coming off disappointing seasons and are looking to reinforce their franchises with their own high draft slots as well as acquired picks. Both teams..." June 10

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg planning to play another season

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is preparing to play at least one more season. Zetterberg left his return open-ended when the regular season ended in April, saying he’d need to evaluate whether his health, especially his back, could continue to hold up. It..." June 06

  • Detroit Red Wings Actively Shopping Xavier Ouellet

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In Craig Custance’ latest piece for The Athletic (subscription required), he lists through 20 names that could be moved this summer. Number 19, Nick Jensen of the Detroit Red Wings, comes with an interesting first paragraph: The Red Wings are actively shopping..." June 05

  • Will Detroit Red Wings make pitch for Ilya Kovalchuk?

    Michigan Live "One of hockey’s most prolific offensive players of the past two decades is returning to the NHL next season at age 35. After five seasons with SKA St. Petersburg in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to North America. He is a free agent and can..." June 04

  • Red Wings GM could trade No. 6 pick: ‘I’m open to possibly move’

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings continue to move through uncharted waters. After missing the playoffs for the first time in 25 seasons last year, Detroit won three fewer games, earned six fewer points in 2017-18 and finished 27th overall. It’s the first time this organization..." June 01

  • Red Wings willing to trade No. 6 pick in NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings are willing to trade the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, general manager Ken Holland told The Athletic on Wednesday. "I'm open to possibly move," Holland said. Detroit holds the No. 6 selection after falling back one spot in the NHL..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29