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  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Why the Detroit Red Wings believe 'right turn' on defense in draft will pay off

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a fun annual scene at the conclusion of the NHL draft when team personnel rush off the floor, many headed to the airport.  The Detroit Red Wings' hockey operations people at the weekend event at Rogers Arena were among the fleet of foot, but, then,..." June 24

  • Niklas Kronwall can take time to decide on Red Wings future "Niklas Kronwall has yet to decide whether to resume his NHL career, but the Detroit Red Wings will wait on the 38-year-old defenseman, even if it takes the entire offseason. Kronwall can be an unrestricted free agent July 1. He led Red Wings defensemen with 27 points (three goals, 24..." June 23

  • Detroit Red Wings stun by picking Moritz Seider at No. 6 in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "At sixth overall in the 2019 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings picked German defenseman Moritz Seider at Rogers Arena. Seider was rookie of the year in the DEL, Germany’s top men’s hockey league in 2018-19. He had six points in 29 games for Mannheim. He brings size at..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • Red Wings bring 'best player available' philosophy, plenty of picks into NHL draft

    Detroit News "It used to be July 1 was the most exciting time of the year for Red Wings fans, with big-money, big-name free agents added to the organization’s cupboard. Those days are done. With the Red Wings in the middle of a rebuild, it’s draft weekend..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Steve Yzerman could accelerate Detroit Red Wings rebuild in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "Even before he knows the identity of their first-round pick, Steve Yzerman sounds excited about how the prospect can help the team. The Detroit Red Wings are in rebuild mode, and the next chance to add assets comes this weekend as they hold 10 picks at the 2019 NHL..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Steve Yzerman's 1st big task as GM of Red Wings: Boosting rebuild in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "A week out from the 2019 NHL entry draft, Steve Yzerman spoke with excitement of handling his first major task since taking over as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings hold 10 picks in the June 21-22 event, five of them within the first 66 selections. They’ll get..." June 15

  • Red Wings Not Planning Buyouts, Hoping To Re-Sign Kronwall, Witkowski

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Detroit may have a new GM, but that doesn’t mean they’re looking to clean house. Quite the opposite in fact, according to Steve Yzerman. The Detroit News’ Ted Kulfan relays the news that the Red Wings are not planning to buy out any of their current players this..." June 14

  • Steve Yzerman doesn't think you can 'build a team through free agency' "Steve Yzerman was not surprised when Ken Holland left the Detroit Red Wings to become general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. But he didn't expect it to happen so quick. On April 19, Yzerman was named executive vice president and GM of the Red Wings and Holland, who had..." June 07

  • Red Wings’ defense prospect Jared McIsaac out 5-6 months (shoulder surgery)

    Michigan Live "Defenseman Jared McIsaac, the Detroit Red Wings’ fourth selection in the 2018 draft, will miss 5-6 months for the Halifax Mooseheads following shoulder surgery, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club announced. McIsaac is having the surgery to repair his shoulder capsule. He..." June 06

  • Pavel Datsyuk, former Red Wings star, signs with hometown Russian team in KHL

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk made it official Wednesday: He’s returning — to Russia. Datsyuk will play next season for his hometown team Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League. Datsyuk’s agent, Dan Milstein, announced the..." June 05

  • Detroit Red Wings have chance to boost rebuild in draft. Here's how

    Detroit Free Press "Player after player at the NHL combine was asked by reporters if he’d been asked any interesting questions by club personnel during the NHL combine. The answer kept coming back negative. The Detroit Red Wings’ ace factor during their interviews at the weekend..." June 03

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Is this the year Red Wings pursue a restricted free agent?

    Michigan Live "NHL restricted free agents are hardly free, they’re extremely restricted. No RFA has been tendered an offer sheet since Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly in 2013. Only eight offer sheets have been signed in the past 20 years. Only once did a team decline to match, when..." May 28

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha suspended, Dylan Larkin being evaluated at worlds

    Detroit News "Anthony Mantha will not play, and Dylan Larkin is still unknown, as the men’s hockey world championship rolls into quarterfinal play Thursday in Slovakia. The two star Red Wings' forwards both made news during Tuesday's 3-0 Canada victory over Team USA in the final game..." May 22

  • IIHF reviewing Anthony Mantha’s hit on White

    TSN "The International Ice Hockey Federation is reviewing Anthony Mantha’s hit on Colin White during Tuesday's game between Canada and the United States at the world hockey championship, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Mantha committed the hit in the second period..." May 21

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Could Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou fetch Red Wings a defenseman?

    Detroit News "Few players are generating as much buzz at the current world championships than Anthony Mantha. The Red Wings’ forward has carried his late-season scoring surge into the world tournament. Mantha was second in the tournament with seven points (three goals, four assists) in only..." May 15

  • Top Finnish defenseman Oliwer Kaski to sign with Red Wings

    Winging It In Motown "After days of speculation, it appears that the Red Wings are set to add a top free agent to their defensive cupboard. Darren Dreger Tweeted out early Monday that Oliwer Kaski will sign with Detroit after the World Championship:

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • How the Red Wings’ attempts to maintain a dynasty caused their collapse

    SB Nation "The Detroit Red Wings put together a dynasty that was on the verge of winning five Stanley Cups in 13 years. Through incredible drafting, timely trades, and contract wizardry by their general manager, they had created a team that made 25-straight playoffs without ever needing to take..." May 09

  • Dylan McIlrath and Red Wings reach deal on extension

    Michigan Live "Dylan McIlrath will continue to provide defense for the Detroit Red Wings organization for two more years. The burly defenseman, an alternate captain this season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, signed a two-year, two-way contract extension, the Red Wings announced..." May 09

  • Oilers GM Ken Holland makes 'tough' choice in leaving Red Wings "Ken Holland had two passions: working for the Detroit Red Wings and being an NHL general manager. He knew the day was coming when he would have to choose between them. He made the hard choice when he left the Red Wings to become GM of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Time will tell if..." May 08

  • Sharks-Avalanche Outcome Of Interest To Senators, Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators seem to be inextricably linked this season. While GM Joe Sakic and the Avalanche were cheering on every Ottawa loss as a step closer to a top draft pick, Senators GM Pierre Dorion now gets his own chance to hope for a Colorado defeat. The Senators are..." May 08

  • 7 NHL teams that could threaten to offer-sheet a superstar

    Sportsnet "Let’s be upfront and clear: Executing a successful NHL offer sheet is about as common as spotting Bigfoot riding Halley’s Comet to the lost city of Atlantis. We haven’t seen one signed since Calgary dangled $10 million over two years in attempt to lure Ryan..." May 08

  • Pat Verbeek rejoins Steve Yzerman, Red Wings with front-office position

    Detroit News "Pat Verbeek is rejoining the Red Wings, and continuing his working relationship with Steve Yzerman. The Wings announced Monday that Verbeek has been hired to become an assistant general manager in the organization. Verbeek will serve alongside current assistant general..." May 06

  • Oilers offer Ken Holland five-year contract to become general manager, report says

    Sporting News "Two days after losing out on their top choice Kelly McCrimmon, the Edmonton Oilers have reportedly offered Ken Holland a contract to become their next general manager. As first reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $25 million over five..." May 05

  • Report: Oilers expected to hire Holland as GM in next few days

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers are expected to introduce longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as the club's new general manager in the next few days, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Holland will have full autonomy of the hockey operations, Dreger adds, and will take over..." May 05

  • Speculation Still Surrounding Ken Holland

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers lost a potential GM candidate today when the Vegas Golden Knights promoted Kelly McCrimmon in an effort to keep him with the franchise. It was no secret that the team was hoping McCrimmon would become available, but will have to turn their search in a different direction..." May 02

  • Red Wings, Maple Leafs legend Red Kelly dies at 91

    Toronto Sun "On Thursday’s 52nd anniversary of their last Stanley Cup, the Maple Leafs have lost the great Red Kelly. The 91-year-old, known as one of the most gentlemanly players in the NHL, as well as among its most skilled, was part of four titles in Toronto, preceded by four others with..." May 02

  • Joe Veleno Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Detroit News "The Red Wings have signed forward Joe Veleno to a three-year entry-level contract. Veleno, 19, was the Wings’ second first-round pick, No. 30 overall, in last June’s NHL Draft. They drafted forward Filip Zadina earlier in the first round, No. 6..." May 01

  • Pavel Datsyuk informs KHL team he's not returning; Red Wings return possible?

    Detroit News "Could Pavel Datsyuk be returning to the NHL? Some things are falling into place to make you believe that. Datsyuk, 41 when the NHL season begins, announced Tuesday night on Twitter he is not returning to SKA St. Petersburg of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League,..." May 01

  • Ken Holland Is Not The Right Guy For Oilers

    The Sports Daily "Whether or not he is a legit candidate is still up for debate. Regardless of that, everyone seems to agree that the Edmonton Oilers would love to get their hands on former Red Wings GM Ken Holland. The only question is if Holland would love to get his hands on the situation that is the Edmonton..." April 30

  • Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has lengthy to-do list in weeks ahead

    Detroit News "Steve Yzerman mentioned it a few times during the news conference Friday introducing him as the Red Wings’ new general manager. After the news conference was over, after the interviews were done and the bright lights were put away, it was time to roll up..." April 22

  • Steve Yzerman on why he had 'no hesitation' returning to Red Wings as GM

    Sporting News "Mark April 19, 2019, as the date No. 19 returned to Detroit. Steve Yzerman, who played in 1,514 games in a Red Wings uniform over 22 seasons, was introduced as Detroit's new general manager and executive vice president Friday afternoon. Yzerman won three Stanley Cups with Detroit..." April 20

  • Why there's plenty of work ahead for Yzerman in return to Detroit

    The Score "Steve Yzerman is widely considered the best architect in hockey after building the Tampa Bay Lightning into a juggernaut during his eight-year run in south Florida. But now the brilliant executive faces a difficult task as the newly-minted general manager of the Detroit Red..." April 20

  • Red Wings to name Yzerman general manager

    Detroit News "Steve Yzerman is returning to the Red Wings, it appears. The organization has called a 3 p.m. press conference Friday at Little Caesars Arena with owner Chris Ilitch, general manager Ken Holland and Yzerman. According to numerous reports, the Wings will announce Yzerman is..." April 19

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Brother of Hurricanes’ Svechnikov sends message to Ovechkin after fight

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin might want to take note if he ever happens to step on the ice at the same time as Evgeny Svechnikov, the older brother of Andrei Svechnikov. The Washington Capitals superstar shocked the sports world Monday when he knocked out the Carolina Hurricanes rookie during a..." April 16

  • Red Wings sign top goalie prospect Filip Larsson

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings’ top goaltending prospect is turning pro after an outstanding first season in college. The Red Wings have signed Filip Larsson to a three-year entry-level contract that begins in the 2019-20 season. He is expected to join the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins next..." April 15

  • GM Ken Holland: 'I’m going to manage the Red Wings until I’m not'

    Detroit News "With coach Jeff Blashill’s near-term future assured, general manager Ken Holland faced even bigger questions Monday as the Red Wings cleaned out their locker room after missing the playoffs for the third straight season. With the NHL draft lottery coming Tuesday and..." April 09

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08