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  • The top 10 candidates to be traded in 2019-20

    The Hockey Writers "It’s never too early to talk about the next big wave of NHL trades – especially when a couple prominent players have already outed themselves as candidates to be moved. Topping my list of early-season trade candidates are two first-round Finns openly fed up with their situations...." August 22

  • Top 10 entry-level players of the salary cap era

    The Score "With a ton of restricted free-agent chatter around the league - but little action - we thought it would be interesting to review which players performed the best while on their entry-level deals since the salary cap era began in 2005-06. Our list summarizes the 10 most productive..." August 22

  • NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

    Sporting News "Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" - or, what the hockey world calls, free agency. Some of the biggest names in the game will be..." August 22

  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21

  • Should the Red Wings Trade for Rasmus Ristolainen?

    The Hockey Writers "Rasmus Ristolainen wants out from under the scrutiny of the Buffalo Sabres. And why wouldn’t he? Where will he go, and could the Detroit Red Wings be a dark horse candidate? Ristolainen and the Sabres have had a rocky relationship since the team drafted him eighth overall in 2013. And as..." August 20

  • NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 31

    Sporting News "The general managers who run NHL front offices, with support from their staff, use a variety of methods to identify, develop and assess the future talent within their own organizations. Unfortunately for the general public, they tend to keep us in the dark about the inner workings, which is why..." August 20

  • #NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen "Whether it's breaking up a big play, setting up a goal, or scoring on the power play, some defensemen can do it all. NHL Network producers and analysts chose the top 20 defensemen in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the third in a nine-part series leading up to the..." August 19

  • The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs

    ESPN "In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parisewould help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals, and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jacketshad a 25-year-old franchise player..." August 19

  • Red Wings promote Kris Draper to director of amateur scouting

    Detroit News "Four-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Draper has been officially promoted to director of amateur scouting for the Detroit Red Wings, according to the team's website. Draper, who was the assistant to former general manager Ken Holland, replaces Tyler Wright, whose contract..." August 17

  • Forecasting Canada's roster for potential 2021 World Cup

    The Score "With news that the NHL is "cautiously optimistic" that current CBA talks might lead to a World Cup in February 2021, we've decided to predict what each team's roster could look like should the tournament take place. We adopted the NHL's format for the..." August 16

  • ‘Cautiously optimistic’ NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

    Sportsnet "Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association and believes the sides are committed to staging the next World Cup in February 2021 if they can extend or renew the..." August 16

  • Ranking the NHL's top 5 defensive pairings

    The Score "After analyzing the NHL's best forward lines, our focus now shifts to the league's top defensive pairings. These pairings are weighed against each other through a series of advanced statistical categories that quantify their on-ice impact at even strength. Of course,..." August 16

  • Red Wings' Dylan Larkin wants to create 'buzz around town' with fast start

    Detroit News "It’s August, hockey season is getting closer, and Dylan Larkin can’t wait. This time of year could be the worst for a rink rat like Larkin, who normally has to be chased off the ice. There's still four weeks before the Wings begin training camp in Traverse..." August 16

  • 2019-20 NHL Fantasy Hockey Sleepers include goalie great Henrik Lundqvist

    CBS Sports "There are always tough decisions to make early on in Fantasy hockey drafts, but it's hard to go wrong when there are a plethora of superstars still on the board. However, things become much less straightforward in the mid-to-late rounds when big-name players become increasingly scarce...." August 15

  • Red Wings acquire RFA Erne from Lightning for 2020 fourth-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightningfor a 2020 fourth-round draft pick, the teams announced Wednesday. Erne, 24, recorded 20 points in 65 games for the Lightning last season. " August 14

  • Red Wings' defense will take different shape as season progresses

    Detroit News "Get ready for some change on the Red Wings’ roster. Specifically on defense, where the opening night lineup isn’t likely to look the same at the trade deadline. And, then, even slightly more different to begin the 2020-21 season. No position group on..." August 14

  • Healthy Mike Green will boost Red Wings’ defensive production

    Michigan Live "Mike Green Position: Defense Age: 34 (on Oct. 12) Height/Weight: 6-1/207 2017-18 stats: 43 games, 5 goals 21 assists, 26 points, minus-1 rating, 28 penalty minutes. Career stats: 830 games, 147 goals, 343 assists, 490 points, plus-17 rating, 560..." August 11

  • Red Wings’ rebuild includes vital fountain of youth

    Pro Hockey Talk "Any rebuild worth its salt begins with a solid prospect pool and that youthful exuberance that comes with it. And if there’s one x-factor for the Detroit Red Wings this coming season, it’s just that: their youth — and it’s aplenty. Throw out any..." August 11

  • Steve Yzerman’s game plan and other questions facing the Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s ponder three questions facing the Red Wings in 2019-20… 1. What is Yzerman’s game plan this year?  He’s made only a couple of depth moves and shocked the hockey world at the 2019 NHL Draft when he selected Moritz Seider sixth..." August 11

  • Where will Jeff Blashill figure in Steve Yzerman’s long-term plans?

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Steve Yzerman took over the reins of the Detroit Red Wings this past spring, he backed head coach Jeff Blashill, who had just received a two-year contract extension from the soon-to-be outgoing Ken Holland. There was a sound reason for the new deal. Blashill, despite only seeing..." August 11

  • Who Was Better? Bobby Orr Or Nicklas Lidstrom?

    The Sports Daily "Comparing the two greatest NHL defenseman was not an easy task. The prolific skater Bobby Orr or the best European defenseman ever, Nicklas Lidstrom. Who ya got? Bobby Orr is one of the greatest ever players of all-time. He was a defenseman and used his speed and play-making..." August 10

  • Ranking the NHL's 5 best lines

    The Score "A really good line can start clicking for a number of reasons. Sometimes, it's simply due to the individual talent of the three forwards in question, but it isn't always that easy. Putting the best three players together doesn't always pay dividends. Often, it's more..." August 09

  • Joe Murphy, the No. 1 pick in 1986 NHL draft, is homeless again — and refusing help

    USA Today "Joe Murphy, the Detroit Red Wings' No. 1 overall draft pick in 1986, wanders outside in a steady rain, eventually finding a place to sleep for the night in the doorway of a small restaurant. His black tennis shoes are soaking wet and the bottom of his feet have..." August 08

  • Dylan Larkin says 'I feel ready' to be Red Wings captain "Dylan Larkin said Tuesday he would welcome becoming captain of the Detroit Red Wings. "I feel ready for it," the center told TSN. "I think it's something that I can't focus on, I can't lose sleep about it, can't control it, I just try and be myself and..." August 07

  • Predicting the NHL's latest 'lottery ticket' contracts

    ESPN "This may come as a shock, but National Hockey League teams are known to hand out a contract or two that they later regret. Sometimes it's because the signing was ill-advised in the first place. Sometimes it's because of unforeseen circumstances, like a player suffering through..." August 07

  • Top available NHL free agents by position

    The Score "With free agency underway, here's a roundup of all the best players still available. The biggest names are off the board, but some potentially helpful talent remains up for grabs. Left wing Thomas Vanek Patrick Marleau Pat Maroon Jamie..." August 06

  • Robert Mastrosimone hopes to have impact with Red Wings despite small stature "Robert Mastrosimone was supposed to be playing for the United States this week in the World Junior Summer Showcase. But things haven't quite gone the way the Detroit Red Wings forward prospect expected. Mastrosimone, a second-round pick (No. 54) in the 2019 NHL Draft, hoped to..." August 02

  • One month into NHL free agency, who’s left on the market?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL free agent market opened one month ago today and there was plenty of cash thrown around and faces headed for new places. While there were 126 signings of different varieties on July 1 there have been 167 total in the 30 days since. Even with all those contracts signed, there..." August 01

  • Fighting in NHL hit record lows during 2018-2019 season, continuing downward trend

    CBS Sports "If you've been watching the NHL over the past handful of years, you likely don't need numbers to tell you what's pretty obvious: The league and its product is not quite the same as it once was, say, in the 80s, 90s or even early 2000s.  Plenty about the game has..." July 30

  • Why the Detroit Red Wings could beat bookmakers' low expectations

    Detroit Free Press "Early odds have the Detroit Red Wings struggling. If Las Vegas bookmakers were handing out slogans for the 2019-20 season, seemingly the Wings’ would be “at least we’re not the Ottawa Senators.” July odds cast a dismal outlook for the Wings, pegging..." July 29

  • Arnie Brown, longtime NHL defenseman, dies at 77 "Arnie Brown, a defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL in the 1960s and 1970s, has died, the New York Rangers said Saturday. He was 77. Brown, born in Oshawa, Ontario, on Jan. 28, 1942, made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1961-62 season, playing two games,..." July 28

  • Dylan Larkin taking leadership role with Red Wings "It's July, but Dylan Larkin is thinking ahead. "I believe I'm working as hard as I possibly can, and also resting, which is a huge part of the summer, and taking care of my body," the Detroit Red Wings center said on Tuesday. "It's just stuff you learn...." July 26

  • Dominic Turgeon and Red Wings agree to new contract

    Michigan Live "Dominic Turgeon is staying within the Detroit Red Wings organization. The team announced Friday it re-signed the center to a one-year contract. Last season, the 23-year-old Turgeon has 20 points (6-14-20), a plus-one rating and 41 penalty minutes in 72 games with the..." July 26

  • 5 players likely to regress next season

    The Score "It's incredibly difficult to stay consistent at the NHL level; some players experience regression, unable to carry over their success from one campaign to the next. Regression doesn't necessarily result in a poor season or a downward trend that will last for the rest of a..." July 26

  • Signing depth players long-term is usually losing move for NHL teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators’ decision to sign Colton Sissons to a seven-year contract earlier this week certainly raised a lot of eyebrows around the NHL. As PHT’s James O’Brien argued immediately after the signing, the salary cap hit is pretty..." July 26

  • Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NHL

    The Score "Nearly every general manager in the NHL has a contract they'd like to get rid of. Not including LTIR-eligible players or players signed this summer, here are the current 10 worst deals in the league based on cap hit, term, and expected value over the duration of the..." July 25

  • 5 players poised for bounce-back seasons

    The Score "Some years, things just don't go as planned. The NHL season is a grind, and even some of the top talents are bound to endure a mediocre year or two. Several factors can result in a player taking a step back, including injuries, coaching, or just sheer bad luck. Here are..." July 24

  • Antti Tuomisto fits profile of what Red Wings want on defense "Antti Tuomisto expected to hear his name called at some point during the 2019 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old Finland-born defenseman was prepared to wait for as long as it took, but to his pleasant surprise his hopes were answered early on the second day of the draft. The Detroit Red..." July 22

  • Is there too much offence from the defence in today’s NHL?

    TSN "One of the questions I’ve wrestled with over the years is how to value individual offensive contributions from defencemen, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. It’s an important subject because, much like forwards, there is a strong correlation between two..." July 22

  • Death of former Red Wing Greg Johnson likely a suicide, police say

    Detroit News "Former Red Wing Greg Johnson died of an apparent suicide, according to a Rochester Police report obtained by The Detroit News. Johnson was found by his wife, Kristin, shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7 in a storage room in the couple's basement. A gun and a single bullet were..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Joe Hicketts Re-Signs With Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract, bringing back a key member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. Hicketts will qualify for Group VI unrestricted free agency at the end of the deal unless he plays in at least a total of 64 NHL..." July 17

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Red Wings sign top pick Moritz Seider

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed their first-round draft pick. Moritz Seider, the 18-year-old defenseman selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft last month, was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. The..." July 15

  • Top draft pick Moritz Seider signs three-year deal with Red Wings

    Detroit News "Defenseman Moritz Seider, the top draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings last month, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team on Sunday. Seider (6-4, 207 pounds) was taken by the Wings with the sixth overall pick and participated in the team’s development camp in June..." July 14

  • Red Wings turn to Steve Yzerman to help team in transition "Steve Yzerman played 22 seasons for the Detroit Red Wings, so you can understand why as their new general manager he is taking a patient, long-term approach. Despite missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third straight season after qualifying for 25 straight, the Red Wings this..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Moritz Seider not looking back, only ahead to future with Red Wings "Moritz Seider provided one of the most memorable moments of the 2019 NHL Draft. Now the Germany-born defenseman hopes to make Detroit Red Wings fans remember him for things he does on the ice. Seider was visibly shocked when the Red Wings chose him with their first-round..." July 10

  • Wings goaltending prospect Filip Larsson already dreaming of 'next level'

    Detroit News "Just like most anyone his age, Filip Larsson is on social media — a lot. Because he is consistently on his phone, Larsson, 20, arguably the Red Wings’ best goaltending prospect, sees and hears all the speculation surrounding himself, mainly from Wings’ fans..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09