Ex-Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s best free-agent signings – Honorable Mentions

As we count down former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland‘s best free-agent signings, there are naturally a few that worked out for the best but didn’t quite qualify for a space in the top five list. Embed from Getty Images Let’s take a look back at some honorable mentions that made some significant … Read more

On this Day: Dan Cleary nets late game winner in Game 7 vs. Ducks (VIDEO)

It’s already been 11 years, and it’s hard to believe! Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks faced off on May 14, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in a Game 7 with a Western Conference Finals berth at stake. Jiri Hudler gave Detroit a 1-0 lead in the first period, … 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

Dan Cleary re-signs with Griffins, Red Wings re-sign RFA Ryan Sproul

The gift that just keeps on giving: Dan Cleary. After playing last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the team has re-signed him to a one year contract today. Financial terms of the contract have not been released. Dan Cleary gets a one-year deal with the Grand Rapids Griffins. — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 23, 2016 In his … Read more

Dan Cleary to debut with struggling Griffins on Friday

After being waived by the Detroit Red Wings earlier in the month, and then subsequently clearing waivers and being assigned to Grand Rapids, Dan Cleary will make his debut with the Griffins on Friday. He’s not played in an AHL game since the 1999-2000 season, and even then it was with another team. (Hamilton Bulldogs … Read more

Dan Cleary decides he will report to Grand Rapids

After being placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings just over a week ago, Dan Cleary has decided that now he will report to the Grand Rapid Griffins on Tuesday. He will most likely step into the lineup on Wednesday when the Griffins take on the Charlotte Checkers. I commend Cleary for his loyalty to the organization, … Read more

Dan Cleary will not go to Grand Rapids, options narrow

After being waived by the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, and subsequently clearing waivers at noon yesterday, it’s being reported today that Dan Cleary has no plans to report to Grand Rapids, or to play for the Griffins this season at all. holland: DANIEL CLEARY WILL NOT REPORT TO GRAND RAPIDS. — gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) … Read more

Dan Cleary clears waivers and is awaiting assignment

As expected today, Dan Cleary cleared waivers at noon today. He is expected to be assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins later this afternoon. If assigned to Grand Rapids, his $950,000 salary will not count against the cap. This looks like the end of Cleary’s career in the NHL, barring the Detroit Red Wings get obliterated … Read more

Johan Franzen’s debut goes well; Pulkkinen and Green have minor injuries

Johan Franzen played his first game with the Detroit Red Wings since suffering a concussion in January. He has been training hard all summer, and was very anxious to get back into a game situation. His hands were a little rusty, which is to be expected after missing 8 months, but overall he looked really good … Read more

Top 5 Dan Cleary moments

For the last 10 years, Dan Cleary has called Hockeytown home, and in that time, he developed from a checking forward into a goal scorer, enjoying three seasons of 20+ goals. Though his time with Detroit is almost certainly finished, we can’t forget his contributions to Detroit’s success. Here are his top 5 moments as … Read more

Red Wings Abdelkader Could Be Out Up To Two Weeks

The Detroit Red Wings were without forward Justin Abdelkader for the third period of their 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks yesterday afternoon. The team may not be without the forward for up to two weeks. TSN’s Aaron Ward has reported that the Red Wings forward has a partially separated shoulder and could miss up … Read more

Red Wings Daily (11/14/15): Chicago Visits, Mantha’s Expectations In GR Debut, Jurco Returns

RED WINGS UPDATES THE WINDY CITY TAKES ON THE MOTOR CITY IN OLD RIVALS SHOWDOWN The Chicago Blackhawks will make their only visit to Detroit tonight to take on the Red Wings in a matchup of old division rivals. Chicago comes into the game tonight with a modest 9-6-1 record, good for 19 points and … Read more