Jimmy Howard says no thanks to Ken Holland’s invitation to play for Oilers

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has reportedly made the decision to call it a career after 543 career NHL games, all spent with Detroit. And according to a report, he turned down an invitation to extend his career from an old friend. Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland, who spent decades in Detroit … Read more

The door may have just opened for Jimmy Howard to reunite with Ken Holland

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard remains an unrestricted free agent after GM Steve Yzerman made the decision last offseason to not offer the veteran netminder a new contract. The 2020-21 NHL Season kicked off earlier this week, and so far, Howard is still watching games on television rather than playing in them. Did … Read more

Most crushing losses by Detroit Red Wings in past 3 decades (VIDEO)

Throughout the near 95 year history of the Detroit Red Wings, generations of fans have been treated to some of the greatest moments and players in sports history. Detroit’s is among the most passionate fan bases in the country, and are the driving force behind the area affectionately being known as “Hockeytown”. And while we’ve … Read more

Here’s what a buyout of Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen’s contract would entail

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings took on their share of bloated contracts during the tenure of former GM Ken Holland, who has since taken over the job for the Edmonton Oilers. Among the more regrettable deals he signed were the contracts for underperforming forwards Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen. Embed from Getty … Read more

Detroit Red Wings re-sign forward Sam Gagner to new contract

The Detroit Red Wings made a move today, electing to re-sign forward Sam Gagner on a one-year pact. The deal is worth a reported $850,000. Gagner was drafted in the first round, sixth overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He’s also spent time playing with the Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, … Read more

Reported price for RFA goaltender Matt Murray may scare off Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman

The Detroit Red Wings and GM Steve Yzerman are said to be in the market for goaltending help, with long-tenured veteran Jimmy Howard not expected to return next season. And while there will be a bevy of options for the team to choose from via free agency, one particular avenue they could explore is the … Read more

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba becomes first NHL player to kneel during anthem

During the NHL’s restart on Saturday, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the national anthem as a silent protest against racial injustice. The opening of the first game in Edmonton included a salute to social justice activists and healthcare workers and a speech from @mnwild defenseman Matt Dumba … Read more

Flood damage won’t prevent Rogers Place from hosting NHL playoff games

The National Hockey League decided on two Canadian “hub” cities to host the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs thanks to the spread of COVID-19 – Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and Rogers Place in Edmonton. A potential disaster, however, was averted when it was announced that flooding that took place in Edmonton and caused some damage to … Read more

Former Detroit Red Wings D Mike Green opts out of remainder of 2020 NHL season

According to a report from the Edmonton Oilers, Mike Green has informed GM Ken Holland that he is opting out of the NHL’s 2020 Return To Play Program. “Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and after much consideration, I’ve decided for deeply personal family health reasons, not to participate in the return to play,” Green … Read more

Bob Wojnowski suggests a 2020 Draft scenario that’s a gut punch to Red Wings fans

This would be peak 2020 if this scenario were to play out. Not only did the Detroit Red Wings not get the 1st overall pick despite having the NHL’s worst record in last night’s Draft Lottery, but there’s a possibility that the general manager who ran the show in the Motor City over over 20 … Read more

Ex-Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s worst trades – No. 5

We’ve compiled our list of the best and worst free agent signings by former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland during his time in the Motor City. Since being replaced by Steve Yzerman last year, Holland moved on to take the GM position with the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s take a look back at the … Read more

Ken Holland reveals Red Wings nearly drafted Russian superstar Pavel Bure

Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland carved out an impressive resume during his time in the Motor City, having been part of four Stanley Cup-winning squads (three of which as GM) and gaining a reputation as one of the top executives in the game. During the 1989 NHL Draft, Holland worked for Detroit … Read more

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave suffers brain bleed, in medically induced coma

There is some unfortunate news to pass along in the world of sports today out of northern Canada. Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave suffered a brain bleed last night and is currently in the hospital in a medically induced coma. The 25 year old Battleford, Sask. native has played in 67 career games with the … Read more

Red Wings’ Joe Kocur attacks Edmonton’s Kris King after he injures Kirk Maltby

Joe Kocur formed 1/2 of the legendary “Bruise Brothers” with enforcer Bob Probert, and during their heyday there was no more feared duo in all of the National Hockey League. Though they would both eventually leave the Detroit Red Wings, Kocur would find his way back to the Motor City to aid in two straight … Read more

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

We’ve been counting down our list of former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland most regrettable free-agent signings, from Carlo Colaiacovo down to Stephen Weiss. And before we get to number one, there are a few signings that didn’t make our top five – yet still didn’t exactly work out. No. 3 – Jordin … Read more