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  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned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

  • Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill will lead U.S. World Championship team again

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill has been named head coach for Team USA at the World Championship for the third year in a row. Team USA’s record at the tournament under Blashill is 12-2-0-4 (W-OTW-OTL-L), including a bronze medal finish a year ago and a fifth-place..." April 08

  • Red Wings' dominant scoring line bodes well for next season

    Detroit News "One thing seems definite to have come for the Red Wings during this six-game win streak: They potentially have a dominant scoring line heading into next season. Dylan Larkin centering Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha looks like a line that could rival any of the best in the..." April 04

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Detroit Red Wings, Head Coach Jeff Blashill agree to 2-year contract extension

    WXYZ "The Detroit Red Wings are sticking with their head coach. The team announced on Tuesday it has agreed to a contract extension with Jeff Blashill for two more years. Blashill, 45, just finished his fourth season as Red Wings head coach and has seen his team finish strong despite a..." April 02

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Red Wings' Jake Chelios basking in 'unbelievable experience' of NHL debut

    Detroit News "It is a feeling defenseman Jake Chelios isn’t going to forget for a long time. Chelios was made his NHL debut Friday night for the Red Wings, and he was still basking in it after Sunday’s morning skate. “It was unbelievable,” said Chelios, 28,..." April 01

  • Report: Red Wings to extend Blashill

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings head into the final week of their season, there’s one item that tops their to-do list: announce an extension for coach Jeff Blashill. The deal is for two years, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The length signals to..." March 30

  • Red Wings Fans Should Show Patience With Filip Zadina

    Last Word On Hockey "The Detroit Red Wings first-round pick Filip Zadina wrapped up his first stint with the big club last week. He was sent back to AHL Grand Rapids. Zadina didn’t exactly light up the stat sheet as he had a goal and two assists in nine games. Some..." March 25

  • Red Wings sign Jimmy Howard to one-year extension "The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. Howard, 34, is one of the most accomplished goaltenders in Red Wings history, ranking among franchise leaders with 509 games played (3rd among goalies), 240 wins (3rd) and 24 shutouts (4th),..." March 20

  • Detroit Red Wings' Jacob de la Rose hospitalized after cardiac episode

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings forward Jacob de la Rose was sent to hospital after a cardiac episode left him unable to finish Tuesday's game.  During the second intermission, de la Rose was diagnosed with having an accelerated heart beat and was sent to hospital “for precautionary..." March 20

  • Ten Finalists Named For 2019 Hobey Baker Award

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The first round of voting has come to an end, and the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been named. 83 players were nominated for the award this year, and a fan vote was added to the opinions of NCAA head coaches to determine the final ten names. The trophy..." March 20

  • Jimmy Howard thrilled about likelihood of staying with Red Wings another season

    Detroit News "The Red Wings showed how much they valued goaltender Jimmy Howard by not dealing him at the trade deadline. Now, they’re solidifying their decision by keeping Howard for another season. Howard, who turns 35 on March 26, is expected to sign a one-year contract..." March 20

  • Red Wings sign Chase Pearson to entry-level contract

    Michigan Live "Chase Pearson, who spent the past three seasons at the University of Maine, signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Pearson will join the Grand Rapids Griffins later this week on an amateur tryout contract. The 21-year-old forward served..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Red Wings playing for NHL draft lottery seeding. Here's how they'll finish

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings spent the weekend enjoying something that’s become rare: a winning feeling. There isn’t likely to be much more of that as they embark on the last three weeks of the season — and that’s ultimately for the better of the..." March 18

  • Red Wings recall Brian Lashoff

    CBS Sports "Lashoff was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids under emergency conditions Friday, Ansar Khan of reports. The Red Wings reportedly have one standard recall remaining, but the transaction for Lashoff doesn't count since it's deemed an emergency concerning the status of..." March 16

  • Extension Negotiations Expected For Jeff Blashill

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings haven’t found a ton of success this season, but they’re not blaming the coaching staff. The rebuilding team is expected to begin extension negotiations with head coach Jeff Blashill at some point according to Bob McKenzie of TSN, as the front office is happy..." March 15

  • Filip Zadina Sent Back To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings were true to their word today, sending Filip Zadina back to the minor leagues after his nine-game stint in the NHL. Zadina would have burned a year of his entry-level contract by playing in an additional game, and could have become eligible for the 2021 expansion..." March 15

  • Red Wings miss playoffs again but young core creating optimism "The Detroit Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight season after a 25-season streak. The Red Wings (24-36-10) were eliminated from playoff contention when they lost 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Here is a look at what happened..." March 13

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Brian Lashoff to two-year extension

    WXYZ "The Detroit Red Wings announced on Wednesday they have signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. Lashoff, 28, has spent the entire season with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. He joined the Red Wings after going undrafted in 2008 and has..." March 13

  • Taro Hirose Signs With Detroit Red Wings

    Last Word On Hockey "The Detroit Red Wings have signed college free agent winger Taro Hirose to a two-year entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. The deal comes with a base salary of 832K per year, along with 92.5K annually in signing bonuses. Hirose can..." March 13

  • Red Wings hopeful Filip Zadina can pattern game after Tampa Bay star Nikita Kucherov

    Detroit News "ikita Kucherov is leading the NHL in scoring, is a top candidate to win the league’s most valuable player award, and is considered a player you can build a franchise around. So, if Filip Zadina becomes half the player the Kucherov is, the Red Wings will be more than..." March 09

  • Red Wings rookie Filip Zadina closer to entry-level contract 'slide'

    Yardbarker "When Detroit Red Wings rookie forward Filip Zadina takes the ice tonight, it will mark his fifth NHL game. More importantly, it means he is halfway toward burning the first year of his entry-level contract. Under the NHL CBA, an 18- or 19-year-old player may have their entry-level contract..." March 08

  • Filip Hronek Embracing Increased Role for Detroit Red Wings

    Last Word On Hockey "The Detroit Red Wings defence has been through a lot this season. Constant injuries have forced several younger players to step into the lineup. Head coach Jeff Blashill has shuffled some of the younger defenders like Dennis Cholowski and Filip..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Red Wings’ Mike Green out for season to recover from virus

    Sportsnet "Mike Green‘s season with the Detroit Red Wings has come to an early end. Head coach Jeff Blashill said the defenceman will miss the remainder of the year while he recovers from a virus. Green missed parts of training camp and the beginning of the season with..." March 07

  • Red Wings' Filip Zadina looks 'more dangerous' with each game

    Detroit News "At this point in the schedule, the final result of the Red Wings’ game doesn’t matter much to most fans. Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Colorado was disappointing — a gut-punch, actually, the way it occurred. But, ultimately, it was another..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay dies at 93

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings legend and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Ted Lindsay has died at age 93. A gentleman, a multiple Stanley Cup winner, an honoured member of the HHOF, a fan of the game, and a dedicated member..." March 04

  • Red Wings To Resume Extension Talks With Jimmy Howard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was among those with a decent chance to be dealt by Monday’s trade deadline.  Instead, he stayed put as GM Ken Holland told reporters, including Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News, that there was little to no interest in the 34-year-old as..." February 28

  • At deadline, Red Wings show they still have long way to go

    Detroit News "The Red Wings welcomed more key pieces of their future Monday, and by now, you might recognize their names — Second-Round Pick, Second-Round Pick, Second-Round Pick. Dramatic? Not really. Impressive? Meh. A necessary part of a painful process? Yeah. This is the..." February 26

  • NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets eyeing Niklas Kronwall

    Detroit Sports Nation "The Columbus Blue Jackets are going all in this season with the recent acquisitions of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators, as well as backup goalie Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils. But will that be all of their moves as the deadline approaches? According..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Sharks acquire Nyquist from Red Wings

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings are sending forward Gustav Nyquist to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional 2020 third-round pick, Obviously, some paperwork to be..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Detroit Red Wings have made 2 trades. Is anything else likely today?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have made two moves ahead of the trade deadline. Might they make another? It’s possible but not probable we’ll see more action from the Wings before today’s 3 p.m. deadline. Gustav Nyquist was flipped overnight for a 2019..." February 25

  • Wings' Zadina to debut Sunday against Sharks

    TSN "Highly touted Detroit Red Wings prospect Filip Zadina will make his National Hockey League debut on Sunday when the team hosts the San Jose Sharks in a matinee. The sixth overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft will be called up from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins at some point..." February 23

  • Capitals bolster their blue line by adding right-shot Nick Jensen in trade with Red Wings

    NBC Sports Washington "Just one day after adding Carl Hagelin to the roster, the Capitals remained busy by acquiring right-shot defenseman Nick Jensen and a fifth-round draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Madison Bowey and a second-round draft pick in 2020. The fifth round pick the..." February 22

  • Detroit Red Wings will call up Filip Zadina after NHL trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have plans for a top prospect. And they will begin sometime after the NHL trade deadline. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press the Wings will call up Filip Zadina “and give him an opportunity to play some games.”  Holland..." February 20

  • The Value the Red Wings have at the NHL Trade Deadline

    Winging It In Motown "Here is my opinion, and I’ll start with this right away, I don’t believe Jimmy Howard, Gustav Nyquist and Nick Jensen should be on this team come February 26. This season is over and you need to get something for what you have. Enough of this “well, we..." February 20

  • Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist taking it day by day as trade deadline nears

    Detroit News "Gustav Nyquist was feeling better Tuesday after battling an illness the last couple of days. It’s a good thing, too, because these next several days, Nyquist is going to need all the energy he can muster. The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, and Nyquist’s..." February 20

  • Nick Jensen still drawing trade interest

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoff race for this season but they are still a team to watch over the next week. Several potential trade pieces reside on their team, including Nick Jensen, who continues to draw interest from around the league. Brian Lawton of NHL Network tweets that..." February 19

  • Detroit Red Wings demoted rookie Dennis Cholowski. Here's why

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings rookie Dennis Cholowski’s defensive struggles have earned him a learning stint in the minors. Coach Jeff Blashill said after Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Ottawa at Little Caesars Arena that Cholowski had been assigned to Grand Rapids and will play there..." February 16