Ex-Red Wings GM Ken Holland weighs in on Mike Babcock controversies

Ever since former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was dismissed by the Toronto Maple Leafs last month, there have been stories coming out from his former players of his conduct with their respective teams. And that conduct has raised more than a few eyebrows. From a local perspective, former Red Wings forward Johan … Read more

Reporter says he was ‘verbally attacked’ by former Detroit Red Wings HC Mike Babcock

According to Andy Strickland, a rinkside reporter for Fox Sports Midwest, he was verbally attacked in 2007 by then Detroit Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock. Strickland alleges he was up against a wall while Babcock screamed and pointed in his face because of a story he had written. https://twitter.com/andystrickland/status/1201865214926446592?s=20 Stickland’s tweet comes just a … Read more

Former Red Wing Johan Franzen: Mike Babcock is “the worst person I’ve ever met”

A stunning news report surfaced earlier in which former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios detailed an incident between former coach Mike Babcock and forward Johan Franzen, in which the former verbally abused the latter which led to a nervous breakdown. And now, Franzen himself is speaking out about it. Franzen sat down with Swedish-language … Read more

Chris Chelios calls out Mike Babcock for ‘verbally assaulting’ former Detroit Red Wing

From what we have gathered throughout the years, former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is not the most likable individual on the planet. Now, Chris Chelios has called out Babcock for ‘verbally assaulting’ former Red Wing Johan Franzen. Take a listen. Babcock verbally assaulted Johan Franzen on the bench, causing Franzen a nervous … Read more

JUST IN: Chris Chelios’ comments on Steve Yzerman returning home will have you excited

Steve Yzerman is returning home and according to former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios, the timing is perfect. Embed from Getty Images From MLive: “Yzie brings instant credibility, and that’s not taking anything away from Kenny,” Chelios told MLive. “Sometimes it’s a player you acquire in the draft or a trade that gives you that … Read more

Chris Chelios, Ron Rolston tabbed as assistants for Team USA Olympic Hockey

The coaching staff for the United States men’s ice hockey team in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics next February will certainly have some names familiar to those here in the state of Michigan, with a Red Wings blend to it as well. Former Red Wings assistant and current University of Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach … Read more

REPORT: Red Wings parting ways with Chris Chelios

The Detroit Red Wings and Chris Chelios have parted ways. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Chelios is exploring potential opportunities with the NHLPA, and the Red Wings accommodated that by letting him go. His contract was set to expire this month. The team, however, has yet to make any official announcements. Per Dreger of TSN: … Read more

Chelios: No veteran free agent wanted to play for Mike Babcock

Boy, talk about some serious accusations. During an interview with 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger, former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios didn’t hold back when he explained why he believed the Red Wings were having trouble luring free-agents to Hockeytown – it was because of former head coach Mike Babcock. “No veteran free agent … Read more

WATCH: 2002 Red Wings Stanley Cup team honored Tuesday against Columbus

The Detroit Red Wings honored the 2002 Stanley Cup team Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena when they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tonight we honor the 2002 #RedWings Stanley Cup squad. #02Wings #LGRW #Farewell2TheJoe pic.twitter.com/oq4poShwb2 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 7, 2017 The Wings’ own Darren McCarty and Jiri Fischer were in attendance … Read more

Top 25 Joe Louis Arena Moments – Part 2

To celebrate the final season at Joe Louis Arena, we’re counting down the top 25 moments involving the Detroit Red Wings at the legendary old barn. You can view numbers 25-21 here. Let’s take a look at 20 through 16 in part two of our countdown. 20. 2009 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIS, GAME 7   The Red Wings … Read more

Red Wings’ coaching staff could see shuffling in the off-season

Word coming out at the moment is that Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Tony Granato will be leaving the organization after the expiration of the season to pursue other ventures. Multiple sources tell me Tony Granato will be the next Head Hockey Coach at Wisconsin. Brother Donny will likely join him on staff. — Bucci … Read more

Are the Blackhawks ‘the new’ Red Wings?

The Chicago Blackhawks completed a season sweep of the Detroit Red Wings Sunday evening with a win at the raucous United Center. Two wins over their former Central Division rivals by a combined score of 9-3 seemed unthinkable in recent memory. Though the Hockeytown faithful won’t want to hear it, a sobering truth has become … Read more

Chelios, Larionov added to Detroit alumni roster

Detroit Red Wings fans received more good news on the 2016 Stadium Series front. Two additional legends have been added to the Detroit Alumni roster that will face-off against the Colorado Avalanche alumni – Igor Larionov and Chris Chelios. Larionov’s arrival in Detroit gave birth to the famous “Russian 5”, and he helped Detroit to three … Read more

Red Wings announce new assistant coaches

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that Jeff Blashill’s assistants on the bench will be Tony Granato and Pat Ferschweiler. Chris Chelios will help out with the defense and Jim Bedard returns as the goalie coach. Dave Noel-Bernier has also been hired as the video coach. Ferschweiler, 45,  was Blashill’s assistant coach last season and was a … Read more

Chris Chelios will work with Red Wings defensemen next season

After being named an assistant coach for the 2016 U.S. National junior team yesterday, Chris Chelios has told the Free Press that starting next season, he will be working with the Detroit Red Wings’ defensemen. Chelios has been doing this for the last few seasons for Jeff Blashill when he was still the coach for the Grand Rapids … Read more