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  • Well-travelled Eric Comrie looking to make mark in Detroit

    Winnipeg Sun "Eric Comrie loved every second he was in Winnipeg. He loved the players. He loved the coaching staff. He loved the team’s management. “They made me the player I am today, the person that I am today,” Comrie said from a dressing room..." December 12

  • Hockey's moment of reckoning is in its infancy

    TSN "Fifteen days after Akim Aliu’s seismic tweet, an aftershock sent another shiver through the NHL when the Dallas Stars fired coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday for what the team called “unprofessional conduct.”   These two and a half weeks have shaken the..." December 12

  • Jeff Blashill's job under microscope as Red Wings near longest skid in franchise history

    Detroit Free Press "Coaches can pay the price if their teams don’t do well, and the Detroit Red Wings are doing terrible. They are 7-22-3, and their goal differential is minus-62. They return home to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday tarnished by a 12-game losing streak, just two..." December 12

  • Red Wings acquire defenseman Kyle Wood from Hurricanes for Oliwer Kaski

    Detroit News "The Red Wings made a move for a defenseman, except it was at the minor-league level. The Wings traded defenseman Oliwer Kaski, the undrafted European free agent who signed last spring, to Carolina for defenseman Kyle Wood. Now, whether Wood, a 6-foot-7, 236-pound..." December 12

  • 6 Canadiens trade targets to help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The 2019-20 campaign appears to be slipping away from the Montreal Canadiens. After missing out on the post-season two years in a row, the Canadiens currently sit two points out of third place in their division, and five points out of a wild-card spot. They’re fresh off an..." December 11

  • Luke Glendening: Wings can't 'stop the bleeding'

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings sound as miserable as they look. Nothing is going in for them, nothing is going right for them. Even their airplane had issues. They ended up overnighting in Winnipeg on Tuesday because their jet had a mechanical issue. They found that out shortly before they..." December 11

  • Tough times in Hockeytown

    TSN "There was no misconception about the many obstacles facing the Detroit Red Wings at the start of the 2019-20 season: an aging lineup in perilous need of transition, a new general manager for the first time in more than 20 years, and a coaching staff trying to introduce swaths of developmental..." December 10

  • Latest On Salary Cap Ceiling For 2020-21

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wouldn’t give a specific salary cap range estimate for the 2020-21 season, Pierre LeBrun took the pulse of the league’s board of governors. LeBrun shared those thoughts on TSN today: "They had their..." December 10

  • Four teams that could take a shot on trading for Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "When Alex Galchenyuk first landed in Pittsburgh this past off-season, a returning asset to the Penguins in exchange for Phil Kessel going to Arizona, there was a lot of anticipation for the one-time 30-goal scorer to regain that offensive level alongside Evgeni Malkin. But..." December 10

  • NBA Schedule Change Ideas Should Also Be Considered By NHL

    Featurd "The NBA is proposing radical changes to the league’s schedule. These alterations would dramatically reshape the regular season, mess with tradition and completely alter the status quo. They’re also fabulous suggestions. Hopefully, the NHL is listening as..." December 10

  • Potential 2021 World Cup Of Hockey Cancelled

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL had been hoping to pull off another World Cup of Hockey in February of 2021, but commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters today including Chris Johnston of Sportsnet that the idea is now dead. The league will hold an All-Star game instead, though Pierre LeBrun..." December 10

  • Gary Bettman: Teams to face 'severe discipline' for not reporting incidents

    The Score "Gary Bettman is shedding some light on what the NHL plans to do to address inappropriate behavior by its coaches and those involved in the game. On Monday after the league's Board of Governors meetings in California, the commissioner laid out the initial steps the NHL will take in..." December 10

  • Sizing Up The Backup Goalie Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many teams hovering around the 30 games played mark, they’ve had a good chance to assess their goaltending situation.  While starters moving at this point of the season is rare, there could be some opportunities for teams to change their backups in an effort to shore up their..." December 10

  • Joe Veleno To Play For Team Canada

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Red Wings have decided that minor league forward Joe Veleno will be allowed to play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior tournament. Hockey Canada announced that Veleno will join the team in the Czech Republic for the preparation camp later this..." December 09

  • NHL Seattle could unveil logos, colors in February "NHL Seattle could reveal logo designs and colors at the same time it announces the name of the League's 32nd team in February or March, president and CEO Tod Leiweke said following his presentation to the NHL Board of Governors on Monday. "We think so, but we're still..." December 09

  • Madison Bowey Placed On Waivers

    Click on Detroit "Madison Bowey has been placed on waivers. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman has played 22 games for the team this season, tallying a goal and 8 assists. He has been a healthy scratch the past three games, however, and that’s likely because of his lackluster..." December 09

  • Red Wings seek fun, energy in midst of brutal stretch

    Michigan Live "The last time the Detroit Red Wings had four days or more without a game was prior to their season opener. They believe the extra practice time helped them get off to a good start. They’re hoping for a similar boost this week with a four-day break before hosting Pittsburgh on..." December 06

  • Snoop Dogg now featured in ‘NHL 20’ as color analyst, player

    Sportress of Blogitude "Snoop Dogg, one of the biggest celebrity NHL fans on the planet, is now a featured character in to “NHL 20,” both as a color analyst and more strangely, as a playable character. EA Sports has been hinting at Snoop’s inclusion in the latest iteration of the..." December 06

  • Detroit Red Wings hit 'reset' in midst of woeful 10-game skid

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings can't erase the first 30 games of this unsightly season. A four-day break in the schedule does give them a chance to start over in some ways. Their one-hour practice on Tuesday was designed to regain the positive habits and good vibes they had..." December 05

  • Report: NHLPA accused of covering up theft of over $100K from union funds

    Yahoo! Sports "A former technical support analyst for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) alleges that the NHLPA covered up a theft exceeding $100,000 in union funds by one of its executives, according to a lawsuit filed in Ontario Superior Court. TSN’s Rick..." December 05

  • Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers restaurant honors ‘Doc’ Emrick

    NBC Sports "One of the ultimate signs of respect from the city of Pittsburgh is when Primanti Brothers, the local sandwich shop known for piling mountains of french fries and cole slaw on its sandwiches, names something after you. NBC Sports announcer ‘Doc’ Emrick recently had that..." December 05

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Jake Muzzin and the secondary NHL free agents due for significant raises in 2020

    Sporting News "Over the course of this season, the status of the top pending unrestricted free agents will garner growing interest among fans and pundits. The contract talks of the best potentially available talent, such as New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall and St. Louis Blues..." December 05

  • 'Still a long way to go,' but women are gaining ground with new roles in the NHL

    USA Today "Caley Chelios is a story in Tampa because she is a female radio analyst working for an NHL team. The bigger story is Chelios, 26, is a broadcasting wunderkind with national potential. “She is as knowledgeable as anyone I talk to in the game,” Lightning coach Jon..." December 05

  • Manon Rhéaume will be honoured with statue in Quebec City

    CBC "Manon Rhéaume, the first woman to play in the NHL, will be immortalized outside Quebec City's Videotron Centre. Next year, a life-size bronze statue of the former goalie will go up at place Jean-Béliveau, right outside the arena. As a child,..." December 05

  • Seattle NHL expansion team energized on one-year anniversary "It has been one year since the NHL announced expansion to Seattle on Dec. 4, 2018. The arena is under construction. The team has no name, logo or colors, let alone coaches or players. It won't begin play until 2021-22.  Yet, since Oct. 30, the first season-ticket..." December 04

  • Coach Behavior To Be Main Topic At NHL Board Of Governors Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a whirlwind few weeks in the NHL coaching ranks. After the Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock back on November 20, several former players used the opportunity to criticize the veteran coach’s tactics and the way he treated some of his players. Former..." December 03

  • Akim Aliu says ‘big change coming’ after meeting with NHL

    Sportsnet "Akim Aliu believes some much-needed change is coming to the NHL. The former Calgary Flames forward met with commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday, and told reporters after the meeting that he’s excited to see that change come..." December 03

  • Why the NHL might finally be ripe for a European coach

    Sportsnet "Rikard Gronborg believes it’s only a matter of time. And with the disturbing crackling of the old boys coaching network in recent days, the most qualified coaching candidate outside of North America might be on to something. Nineteen years have passed since the last..." December 03

  • Chris Chelios: Red Wings' Mike Babcock 'verbally assaulted' Johan Franzen in 2012

    Detroit News "Former Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios said coach Mike Babcock “verbally assaulted” Johan Franzen during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when the Red Wings faced the Nashville Predators, causing Franzen to have a "nervous breakdown." Chelios made the claims..." December 02

  • Ignore the negative noise, this is hockey’s reckoning

    Sportsnet "It’s great that hockey’s having this moment, that topics such as inclusion, bullying and hazing have been pushed into the forefront by the forced resignation of Bill Peters as head coach of the Calgary Flames stemming from allegations of racial epithets dating back to his time as a..." December 02

  • Red Wings Acquire Eric Comrie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With Darcy Kuemper and Antti Raanta entrenched as the one-two punch in Arizona, it was only a matter of time before goalie Eric Comrie was on the move again.  That trade has now occurred with the Coyotes announcing that they’ve dealt him to the..." November 30

  • Report: Akim Aliu, NHL meeting to discuss hockey's cultural issues

    Yahoo! Sports "Akim Aliu brought past racist comments by now-former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters into the public eye earlier this week and will reportedly meet with the NHL to discuss hockey’s cultural problems. According to Gare Joyce of Sportsnet, the two parties will have..." November 29

  • Jimmy Howard Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have activated Mike Green from injured reserve and is available for this afternoon’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The same can’t be said about Jimmy Howard, who has been moved to injured reserve. Head coach Jeff..." November 29

  • Ice wizards: NHL stars are embracing their creative side

    NBC Sports "Matthew Tkachuk watched Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov from 20 feet away and knew something special was about to happen. Svechnikov picked the puck up behind the net, cradled it on the end of his stick and rammed it past the goaltender from behind the net. Someone..." November 28

  • 8 Oilers trade targets to help improve the club’s depth scoring

    Sportsnet "Depending on how you look at it, the Oilers either house one of the game’s elite offences, or one in desperate need of help. On one hand, they’re led by the top two scorers in the league, with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl amassing an absurd 95 combined points through..." November 28

  • Dylan McIlrath Placed On Waivers

    CBS Sports "Detroit waived Dylan McIlrath on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. " November 27

  • Anthony Mantha out multiple weeks with lower-body injury

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha will be sidelined for a couple of weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Tuesday. Mantha suffered the injury during the first period of Sunday's contest against the New Jersey Devils and did not return..." November 27

  • Red Wings forced to use sick Jonathan Bernier after Jimmy Howard hurt

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings were forced to use ailing backup goalie Jonathan Bernier on Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs when Jimmy Howard exited the game. Bernier was supposed to get the start, but was a late scratch with an illness. Howard..." November 27

  • Red Wings' Dylan McIlrath sticks with big club

    CBS Sports "Despite being placed on waivers Tuesday, Dylan McIlrath will remain with the Red Wings ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, Ansar Khan of reports. " November 27

  • NHL Seattle should most certainly pursue Mike Babcock next year if he’s still available

    Seattle Times "We’ve got this season’s first big-name coaching casualty in Mike Babcock, a Toronto Maple Leafs castoff NHL Seattle should take a serious look at. Those familiar with junior hockey will remember “Babs’’ as a highly decorated Spokane Chiefs..." November 27

  • Red Wings To Loan Moritz Seider To Germany For The World Juniors

    Yardbarker "While the World Juniors are still a little more than a month away, it hasn’t stopped the Red Wings from making an early decision on their plans for defenseman Moritz Seider. The German Ice Hockey Federation announced that Detroit will be loaning Seider to participate in the..." November 25

  • Red Wings recall Filip Zadina from Grand Rapids

    Michigan Live "Filip Zadina has been hot lately, and the Detroit Red Wings are rewarding him for it. The Red Wings have recalled Zadina from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He’ll presumably play tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit) since..." November 25

  • Meet the man behind some of hockey's most legendary images

    Sportsnet "For 45 years, Bruce Bennett has captured hockey's greatest players, teams and memories, and shaped the way we see the game Acouple of hours before ticketholders start to file into TD Garden for Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Bruce Bennett is setting up remote cameras at..." November 24

  • History behind Mike Commodore's hatred of former Leafs coach Mike Babcock

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Babcock is, to put it mildly, a polarizing figure in the hockey community. Many view him as one of the best in the world, a surefire Hall-of-Fame coach who exudes all the characteristics that a leader should embody. Many others think the game has passed him by and that his..." November 22

  • Gambles on goaltending are proving to be losing bets for many NHL GMs

    Yahoo! Sports "Coming into the season, much was made of San Jose’s decision to roll its two goalies from last year once again. Understandably so. The Sharks had the worst goaltending in the league, and to gamble that they would turn it around was risky at best, especially given the age of many..." November 21

  • Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

    The Guardian "When done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a disagreement between opposing players due to a rough hit or perceived dirty play – either in the immediate moments before a fight or in a prior meeting...." November 21

  • NHL stars carrying the biggest offensive burden for their teams

    ESPN "An exercise I do every season is looking at which players played the biggest role in their team's overall offensive production. While the raw list of scoring leaders is a good starting point and features a collection of the league's most prolific offensive players, it also doesn't..." November 21

  • ‘Blow the damn whistle’: The NHL has to stop letting player safety depend on referees’ judgment calls

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "The NHL has a problem. “Matt Calvert is helpless at the top of the circle—there’s blood still down all over the Avalanche zone!—and they don’t blow the whistle.” Avalanche commentators Mark Moser and Peter McNab were..." November 21

  • NHL renames GM of the Year award after late Jim Gregory

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, the NHL announced that the annual award presented to the top general manager in the league will be renamed to honor the late Jim Gregory who was best known for his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to, after presenting the new name in Toronto..." November 20

  • Odds to replace Don Cherry on 'Coach's Corner'

    The Score "When Sportsnet made the decision to fire Don Cherry, it vacated the biggest seat on one of the nation's longest-running television broadcasts, Hockey Night in Canada. Following one of the most divisive decisions in the network's history, the entire nation awaits its next move...." November 20