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  • NHL believes Zetterberg's legitimately on LTIR, but will likely investigate

    The Score "The NHL isn't worried that any behind-the-scenes business factored into Henrik Zetterberg ending his playing career and landing on the Detroit Red Wings' long-term injured reserve for the remaining three seasons of his contract. The club announced Sept. 14 that the..." September 19

  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, Gustav Nyquist playing for new contracts

    Michigan Live "This is a key year for a couple of players who have been Detroit Red Wings for many years but whose future beyond this season is uncertain. Goaltender Jimmy Howard and forward Gustav Nyquist are entering the final year of their contracts. The Red Wings likely will see how..." September 18

  • Red Wings likely to lean on Frans Nielsen more with Zetterberg retired

    Detroit News "If there’s one player who appears will see an increased role in Henrik Zetterberg's absence, it’s Frans Nielsen. Nielsen will likely play on the power play, and probably playing on a line with Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm, could get more offensive..." September 18

  • Wings' Zadina scores in high-intensity taste of NHL during scrimmage

    Detroit News "He’s learning every day, and Sunday, Filip Zadina learned some more. This was about what to expect these next couple weeks in NHL exhibition games, against men getting ready to compete at the highest level of hockey. Zadina, the Red Wings' exciting 18-year-old..." September 17

  • Zetterberg's end signals start of new era for Red Wings "Henrik Zetterberg cannot play hockey anymore because of a degenerative back condition, signaling the end of an era for the Detroit Red Wings. Zetterberg, 37, one of the greatest players in Red Wings history, did not pass his physical and will go on long-term injured reserve, but he is..." September 15

  • Henrik Zetterberg done playing hockey & will be placed on long-term IR, reports say

    WXYZ "Detroit Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg is done playing hockey, General Manager Ken Holland told reporters on Friday morning. Zetterberg, 37, has been battling back injuries for the past few years. In August, Holland told reporters that Zetterberg is "a real unknown" for..." September 14

  • Detroit sports desperately need Steve Yzerman, not just Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Steve Yzerman is a man for our time. And a man for our city.  You need him. The Detroit Red Wings need him. The Detroit sporting scene needs him.   Desperately.   News of his impending return to the place that made him tore..." September 14

  • Wings will showcase kid line of Rasmussen, Veleno, Zadina

    Detroit News "There’s one line – three young players who could form the foundation of the future – that Red Wings fans will be paying extra close attention to here in Traverse City, and likely the rest of exhibition season. The line of Michael Rasmussen, Joe..." September 14

  • Yzerman mum on his future; Wings rumors abound

    Detroit News "The rumor mill just got fired up to maximum level. And it’ll be churning for quite some time. Steve Yzerman, the Hall of Famer and former Red Wings captain, on Tuesday stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after eight seasons — a staggering..." September 12

  • Red Wings' Jussi Jokinen: Signs PTO with Detroit

    CBS Sports "Jokinen signed a PTO with the Red Wings on Monday, according to a post on his Instagram. Jokinen was a bit of a wandering soul last season, as he played for four different teams. In total, he only managed 17 points, and the 35-year-old has seen better days. " September 10

  • Red Wings prospect Evgeny Svechnikov spent summer on the run

    Detroit Free Press "Much of Evgeny Svechnikov’s summer was spent chasing after a job in Detroit. “I was at the track a lot, just getting my feet moving,” Svechnikov said after an informal skate at Little Caesars Arena. His audition heats up Friday when the Red Wings start training camp,..." September 10

  • Red Wings Re-Sign Matt Puempel to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with right wing Matt Puempel on a two-year contract. Puempel, 25, who was acquired in a trade with the New York Rangers on Oct. 21, 2017, logged 57 games with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins last season, totaling..." September 09

  • Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall 'a realist'; this could be his final season

    Detroit News "All the questions regarding Henrik Zetterberg’s future has taken some of the speculation away from his buddy, defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall, who’ll be 38 in January, is entering the last year of his contract. The defenseman has dealt with a damaged knee, which led..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Red Wings' top prospects get chance to make impression at tournament

    Detroit News "Never mind the temperatures and the fact it feels like the middle of summer. Hockey season is about to begin, and there’s no better indication of that then the start of the NHL Prospects Tournament on Friday in Traverse City. The host Red Wings will be one of..." September 06

  • Henrik Zetterberg's Detroit Red Wings career appears to be over

    Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg won’t stop hoping until a medical professional tells him otherwise, but signs indicate he has played his last NHL game. The Detroit Red Wings' captain is very much on thin ice with just two weeks remaining until training camp. Zetterberg..." August 29

  • Red Wings' Zetterberg confirms he'll miss start of season

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg's back issues will force him to miss training camp and the start of the season, he told Swedish newspaper Sportbladet, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. "I have not been able to train and I cannot play NHL matches without..." August 28

  • Red Wings, Blackhawks paying for past glory

    TSN "Ten years ago, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks ushered in a new era of hockey – one built on speed, puck possession and an incredible pool of talent that ensured playoff contention every season. But hockey, like most things, is cyclical. The state of the..." August 27

  • Red Wings' Jeff Blashill: It will be difficult for Henrik Zetterberg to play

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings regular season opener is more than five weeks away, but coach Jeff Blashill is doubtful Henrik Zetterberg will be ready to play. And if Zetterberg isn't ready at the start of the season on Oct. 4, Blashill doesn't expect the captain to play this season...." August 27

  • Red Wings' Blashill: Zetterberg could miss entire season

    The Score "It doesn't seem likely that Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will be "ready to play," and he would likely miss the entire season in that case, head coach Jeff Blashill said, according to MLive's Ansar Khan. The veteran center hasn't trained much this..." August 26

  • Larkin can see himself as Red Wings captain, someday "Dylan Larkin said he hopes to someday be the captain of the Detroit Red Wings but admits he's not quite ready for the role. "It would be cool to see the winged wheel on your chest, then to see Steve Yzerman, [Nicklas] Lidstrom, [Henrik] Zetterberg; it's a small group of..." August 23

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Uncertainty with Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg raises questions

    Michigan Live "Henrik Zetterberg will report to Detroit Red Wings training camp in mid-September. After that, it remains to be seen what happens. He must pass a physical to take part in training camp. If he’s cleared, then he’ll test his troublesome back on the ice before it’s..." August 20

  • No Extension Talks Between Detroit Red Wings, Niklas Kronwall

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Detroit Red Wings prepare for a season that potentially could be played without their captain and star forward Henrik Zetterberg, another fan favorite is preparing for a season that may be his last. Niklas Kronwall is heading into the final season of his current seven-year contract,..." August 19

  • Kronwall says this season with Red Wings could be last in NHL "Niklas Kronwall said this season could be his last in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman, 37, is entering the final season of a seven-year contract extension he signed Oct. 31, 2011, with an NHL salary cap charge of $4.75 million. He said there have been no talks with the Red..." August 19

  • Henrik Zetterberg's health is huge question for Blashill as Red Wings camp nears

    Detroit News "Training camp is a month away for the Red Wings and coach Jeff Blashill has begun preparations. Including one that Blashill isn’t looking forward to — comprising a lineup that is without captain Henrik Zetterberg. General manager Ken Holland told reporters last..." August 16

  • Wings' young goaltenders are a long way from ready

    Detroit News "Young goaltenders are similar to young pitchers. Different sports, but normally, people playing those positions take a bit longer — unless there’s the sure-fire phenom — to develop and reach the NHL or major leagues. With that mind, you see the..." August 15

  • Red Wings Without Zetterberg

    The Hockey Writers "Shortly after the Detroit Red Wings signed Dylan Larkin to a new five-year deal, general manager Ken Holland divulged some pessimistic news on Henrik Zetterberg. The back of Detroit’s heart-and-soul captain has not healed up as previously hoped, which could put Zetterberg’s..." August 14

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Trevor Daley could be trading chip at deadline

    Michigan Live "Trevor Daley Position: Defense Age: 35 (on Oct. 9) Height/Weight: 5-11/195 2017-18 stats: 77 games, 9 goals, 7 assists, 16 points, minus-5 rating, 36 penalty minutes. Career stats: 977 games, 87 goals, 207 assists, 294..." August 12

  • Henrik Zetterberg Still An “Unknown” For 2018-19 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Just as Detroit Red Wings fans were celebrating a new contract for Dylan Larkin, GM Ken Holland once again muddied the waters on whether the team will have their captain for next season. Speaking on a conference call about Larkin’s contract, Holland told..." August 10

  • Detroit Red Wings lock up Dylan Larkin for five years, $30.5 million

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have locked up their top rebuilding block for five years. Dylan Larkin’s $30.5 million contract reflects the organization’s belief he is the one who will spearhead the effort to regain competitiveness. His character was part of the appeal..." August 10

  • Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings Inching Closer To Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the names left on the restricted free agent list, Dylan Larkin stands out as a potential franchise linchpin. Though William Nylander and Sam Reinhart are important forwards, and Noah Hanifin, Darnell Nurse, Shea Theodore and Josh..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Talk with Blashill sparked Mantha to become different player

    Detroit News "Maybe five or 10 years from now, if Anthony Mantha is a huge star in the the NHL, it will be easy to point to one of the transformational moments in his career. Both Mantha and coach Jeff Blashill singled out a January game in New Jersey, after a morning skate, when Blashill..." August 06

  • Dylan Larkin Expects To Sign Before Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There are still some big name restricted free agents that remain unsigned around the league, including Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings. After leading his club in scoring last season Larkin wasn’t eligible for arbitration and was in no rush to get a new contract early in the..." August 02

  • Berggren hopes to live dream with Red Wings "Jonatan Berggren was disappointed when he wasn't selected in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft. But two picks into the second round, the frustration ended when the Sweden-born forward was selected with the No. 33 pick by the Detroit Red Wings, who he cheered for as a..." July 31

  • Chris Chelios leaving Detroit Red Wings for Blackhawks couldn't wait?

    Detroit Free Press "Really, Cheli? I don’t own a Detroit Red Wings sweater. But I feel like buying my first one today: a Chris Chelios No. 24 Red Wings sweater, just so I can burn it. Preferably during lunch time in front of Cheli’s Chili Bar. To be clear, I have zero..." July 25

  • Jack Adams hopes size, goal-scoring ability will help his Red Wings career

    Detroit News "You can’t teach size, you either have it or don’t. At 6 feet, 5 inches, Jack Adams, the Red Wings’ 2017 sixth-round draft pick, has it. But along with being a benefit in hockey, Adams has seen how having size can be a problem,..." July 24

  • Zetterberg hasn't told Red Wings if he's playing: report "Henrik Zetterberg has not determined if he will continue his NHL career, Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill told the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. "At this point I haven't heard anything from Henrik to say that he is or is not playing," Blashill said. "The..." July 23

  • Detroit Red Wings' Jeff Blashill: Time to play prospects over veterans

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are two months away from training camp, which promises extra intrigue as it will include high-end prospects. The Wings haven’t had many of those recently, but two years of missing the playoffs have led to top 10 draft picks in Filip Zadina and..." July 23

  • 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