Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings pick Filip Zadina has a message to teams that passed on him

    Pro Hockey Talk "Call it swagger or confidence, Filip Zadina has it and he has a message for the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, the three teams that passed him over before he went to the Detroit Red Wings sixth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. “I’m telling my agent..." June 23

  • Red Wings take Filip Zadina with sixth pick in 2018 NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings selected Filip Zadina of the Czech Republicwith the No. 6 overall pick in Friday's 2018 NHL draft. He's a great goalscorer. Can score with shot, can score in hard areas by going to net. Solid on his skates and has playmaking ability as..." June 22

  • Red Wings select two-way center Joe Veleno at No. 30

    Michigan Live "Joe Veleno was projected to be selected midway through the first round of the NHL draft Friday, if not higher. He likely is disappointed to be the second-to-last pick in the opening round, but the Detroit Red Wings are not. The Red Wings selected the two-way center from Dummondville..." June 22

  • Detroit Red Wings Don’t Expect To Move Up In Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The biggest question about the upcoming NHL draft is what the Montreal Canadiens will do with the third-overall pick. While reports continue to circulate that they are enamored with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and would be willing to select him right after Carolina takes Andrei..." June 22

  • Dan Bylsma hired as assistant by Red Wings

    NHL.com "Dan Bylsma was hired as an assistant by the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Bylsma, 47, has a 320-190-55 coaching record in eight NHL seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. He guided the Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2009, his first season with..." June 22

  • Detroit Red Wings won't give qualifying offer to free agent Martin Frk

    Detroit Free Press "Martin Frk may yet have a future with the Detroit Red Wings, but he will not receive a qualifying offer from the team. Frk, 24, is a restricted free agent. He made $650,000 last season, and would have to be qualified at 110 percent of that by June 25 for the Wings to retain his..." June 19

  • Detroit Red Wings fans' octopus source is going out of business

    Detroit Free Press "A decades-long source of octopuses for Detroit Red Wings fans is drying up.  Superior Fish Co. on 11 Mile near Main Street in Royal Oak is closing. The last day of full service is Saturday, and there's to be a sale on frozen fish — and pieces of the store..." June 14

  • Red Wings don’t need Ilya Kovalchuk and he doesn’t need them

    Detroit News "The odds Ilya Kovalchuk wants to play on the Detroit Red Wings power play in 2018-19 are slim. But not quite as poor as the chances the Wings will win the Stanley Cup, anytime soon. The twin improbabilities limit any interest Kovalchuk has in signing with them, despite the..." June 14

  • Report: Red Wings have multiple short-term offers on table for Green

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings have offered one- and two-year contracts to pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Mike Green, according to The Athletic's Craig Custance. The two sides are close on salary, too, Custance added. Green will be 33 years old..." June 13

  • Red Wings showing interest in Bylsma, Kovalchuk

    Detroit News "Two high-profile NHL names have been linked to the Red Wings in recent days as the organization begins tweaking the coaching staff and player roster. Dan Bylsma, a veteran and Stanley Cup winning coach, and forward Ilya Kovalchuk, a prolific goal-scorer who has been playing in..." June 13

  • Red Wings And Canadiens To Clash At The Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Before the 2018-19 season even begins, there will be some conflict between divisional foes. The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings are both coming off disappointing seasons and are looking to reinforce their franchises with their own high draft slots as well as acquired picks. Both teams..." June 10

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg planning to play another season

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is preparing to play at least one more season. Zetterberg left his return open-ended when the regular season ended in April, saying he’d need to evaluate whether his health, especially his back, could continue to hold up. It..." June 06

  • Detroit Red Wings Actively Shopping Xavier Ouellet

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In Craig Custance’ latest piece for The Athletic (subscription required), he lists through 20 names that could be moved this summer. Number 19, Nick Jensen of the Detroit Red Wings, comes with an interesting first paragraph: The Red Wings are actively shopping..." June 05

  • Will Detroit Red Wings make pitch for Ilya Kovalchuk?

    Michigan Live "One of hockey’s most prolific offensive players of the past two decades is returning to the NHL next season at age 35. After five seasons with SKA St. Petersburg in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to North America. He is a free agent and can..." June 04

  • Red Wings GM could trade No. 6 pick: ‘I’m open to possibly move’

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings continue to move through uncharted waters. After missing the playoffs for the first time in 25 seasons last year, Detroit won three fewer games, earned six fewer points in 2017-18 and finished 27th overall. It’s the first time this organization..." June 01

  • Red Wings willing to trade No. 6 pick in NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings are willing to trade the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, general manager Ken Holland told The Athletic on Wednesday. "I'm open to possibly move," Holland said. Detroit holds the No. 6 selection after falling back one spot in the NHL..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Injured Johan Franzen getting treatment for ‘dark and sad’ places

    Detroit News "Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has not played an NHL game since Oct. 10, 2015 due to head injuries. Franzen, 38, remains under contract with the Red Wings after signing an 11-year, $43.5 million deal that runs through the 2019-20 season. Franzen’s wife,..." May 28

  • Detroit Red Wings Sign Gustav Lindstrom To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have signed another one of their top prospects, inking Gustav Lindstrom to a three-year entry-level contract. Lindstrom is expected to play this season for Frolunda of the SHL, but could show up at development camp this summer for the Red Wings. Lindstrom,..." May 25

  • Holland: Combine allows Wings to 'paint a picture'

    Detroit News "When talking about the upcoming NHL Entry Draft and gathering information on all their possible selections, general manager Ken Holland talks about “painting a picture.” The next few strokes of that process begin Sunday when the NHL Scouting Combine takes..." May 25

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Detroit Red Wings Losing Value With Every Vegas Win

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights are a miraculous story. In their first year they’ve not only been competitive, but have already advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals, knocking off several top Western Conference teams in the process. The upstart expansion club has become many fans’..." May 21

  • Patrik Rybar Signs Entry-Level Contract With Detroit Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings have added some international talent to their prospect pool, signing Slovakian goaltender Patrik Rybar to a one-year entry-level contract. Rybar has spent the last two seasons playing in the Czech Republic, and recently represented Solovakia at the Olympics and IIHF World..." May 21

  • Assessing Dylan Larkin's role in Red Wings' rebuilding process

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Drafting Dylan Larkin was the equivalent of hitting the NHL talent jackpot writes the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James. Calling him the foundation of Detroit’s rebuilding process, Larkin fell to Detroit in the 2014 NHL Draft. St. James assesses that the 21-year-old center is..." May 20

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Red Wings' prospect David Pope 'a shooter' who'll compete for roster spot

    Michigan Live "Time will tell if David Pope turns out to be another late-round pick that pays off for the Detroit Red Wings, but the club is high on his potential. He's a good-sized left wing (6-3, 200) with offensive skills, coming off two strong seasons at Nebraska-Omaha. The Red Wings signed him to a..." May 09

  • Red Wings sign David Pope to 2-year entry-level deal

    Detroit News "The Red Wings signed forward David Pope on Monday to a two-year, entry-level contract. Pope, 23, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, spent the last four seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he totaled 94 points (45 goals, 49 assists) in 133 games. This past season Pope led the..." May 07

  • Wings' Larkin, U.S. off to 'great start' at worlds

    Detroit News "Dylan Larkin is doing it again. The young Red Wings’ star had an outstanding world championship tournament last year. He started off the 2018 version similar fashion Friday in Denmark, scoring two goals while helping Team USA to a 5-4 shootout victory over Canada in the opening game of the 2018..." May 05

  • Red Wings prospect needed police escort to OHL game after racist taunts, threats

    Sporting News "Racism in sports is nothing new, but that doesn't make it any less newsworthy. Take Kitchener Rangers forward Givani Smith and this past season in the Ontario Hockey League, which all came to a head last weekend in the OHL playoffs. Smith, who is black, flipped off the Sault Ste. Marie..." May 05

  • Detroit Red Wings close to deal with intriguing prospect David Pope

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are closing in on a deal with prospect David Pope. Pope, 23, was drafted by the Wings at 109th overall in 2013. He just finished his senior year at University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he had career highs with 20 goals, 21 assists and 41 points in 39 games. Pope, 23, is..." May 05

  • Pavel Datsyuk headlines Russia's WHC roster

    TSN "Pavel Datsyuk will take part in the world hockey championship this month for the seventh time in his illustrious career. The 39-year-old was named to Team Russia on Tuesday, along with 19 other KHL players. The roster features six NHL players in Nikita Zaitsev (Toronto), Evgeny Dadonov..." May 01

  • There’s still plenty of defenseman talent in draft for Red Wings

    Detroit News "The lottery balls didn’t fall the Red Wings’ way Saturday in Toronto. Hoping to win the NHL Draft Lottery and land the first pick overall, the Red Wings’ instead wound up getting the sixth pick overall. It was a slight disappointment on different levels. The Red Wings finished fifth from..." April 30

  • Can blessed rosary bring Detroit Red Wings luck at NHL draft lottery?

    Detroit Free Press "Daniel Cleary has a lucky charm that’s been blessed and a book of crossword puzzles ready. A big weekend is ahead for the Detroit Red Wings, as Saturday marks the day non-playoff teams find out where they will make their first-round picks come June’s NHL entry draft. The Wings have 8.5 percent..." April 25

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Tomas Tatar the latest Detroit Red Wings castoff to disappoint elsewhere

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings look like early winners in the Tomas Tatar trade. Tatar has joined the list of Wings players who have not performed as expected after leaving Detroit. The Vegas Golden Knights wrote another chapter in their delightful story on Wednesday when the expansion franchise..." April 18

  • Pavel Datsyuk Signs One-Year Extension In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there had been some speculation that Pavel Datsyuk could potentially return to North America next season, since his contract with SKA St. Petersburg was ending, agent Dan Milstein of Gold Star Hockey ended any rumors today. Milstein announced that Datsyuk had signed a one-year extension..." April 17

  • Red Wings, assistant coach John Torchetti part ways

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have parted ways with assistant coach John Torchetti, whose contract expired at the end of the season. Torchetti served as an assistant under head coach Jeff Blashill the past two seasons. He worked primarily with the forwards and was in charge of the power play. The Red..." April 17

  • Red Wings' Martin Frk trying not to be too one-dimensional

    Michigan Live "Martin Frk does one thing extremely well - shoot the puck. His shot is as hard as anyone's and enabled him to score 11 goals in 68 games as a rookie with the Detroit Red Wings. Is that enough to keep him in the league long-term? Maybe not. That's why Frk must improve in other areas, like..." April 16

  • Jimmy Howard disappointed in Wings’ struggles, his own play

    Detroit News "Just looking at his face, his body language, goaltender Jimmy Howard didn’t want to be doing this. Howard was in the middle of a media scrum,, which was fine, but Howard wasn’t interested in the topic. It was about the Red Wings’ disappointing season, not making the playoffs. At this time..." April 12

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha to take up boxing in offseason

    Detroit News "Anthony Mantha’s plan for the summer? Mantha is heading to take boxing lessons. Not for the ability to be a better fighter, that’s not it. But for the aggression part of it and for the physical benefits, at the suggestion of general manager Ken Holland and coach Jeff Blashill. “It’s..." April 11

  • Jeff Blashill wants Red Wings to be harder forechecking team

    Michigan Live "When Justin Abdelkader entered the NHL 10 years ago, Pavel Datsyuk gave him a piece of advice. It was more like a demand. "When I first came into the league, it was more about puck possession," Abdelkader said. "I played with Pav and he said, 'Don't dump the puck in,' and I said all right. He..." April 10

  • Jeff Blashill to return as Red Wings head coach

    Detroit News "Jeff Blashill is returning for a fourth season as the Red Wings’ head coach. General manager Ken Holland announced the decision to bring back Blashill during Tuesday’s locker room clean-out day. Blashill, 44, coached the Red Wings into the playoffs his first season as head coach, but the..." April 10

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Should Red Wings look to trade Andreas Athanasiou?

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings will rebuild mostly through the draft, but unless they land a couple top-three picks in the next couple of years, it will be a time-consuming process. More immediate improvement must either come from within, from prospects who might be ready to make the leap to the NHL,..." April 09

  • Holland will continue Wings' rebuild, with added pressure

    Detroit News "He collected picks and pieces, and at the end of another losing season, there were signs of development from young players. Essentially, that’s the only formula that matters for the Red Wings right now, and that’s why Ken Holland is back as GM, and why coach Jeff Blashill is expected back,..." April 09

  • How the voice of Hockeytown lost his son to drugs and insurance fraud

    ESPN "KEN DANIELS WAS wrapping holiday gifts when the police officer showed up on his doorstep on Dec. 7, 2016. Daniels, the Detroit Red Wings play-by-play voice for more than two decades, had gotten to know many of the officers on the Birmingham, Michigan, police force through his job. But this one he..." April 08

  • Detroit Red Wings extend general manager Ken Holland for two seasons

    Detroit Free Press "In extending Ken Holland for two years as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, president and CEO Chris Ilitch referenced his favorite way to fly. “When I fly in an airplane, I always love to fly with a pilot who has done it before,” Ilitch said Saturday evening. “Ken Holland has had the..." April 07

  • Detroit Red Wings place Jared Coreau on waivers

    Yardbarker "Although waivers is considered a rarity at this time of year, the Detroit Red Wings have placed goaltender Jared Coreau on waivers today, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan. The move is made with the hope that he’ll clear waivers, so the team can send him to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins as that..." April 07

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