NHL Trading Deadline wrap-up

Most years, there is a large volume of trades on the day of the NHL trade deadline. This year was the exception to that rule. While the days leading up to the today’s deadline were somewhat busy, there were only 12 trades today, none of which involved the Detroit Red Wings. While the team did trade … Read more

Niklas Kronwall activated, Jakub Kindl sent back to AHL

After missing the last 15 games as a result of a knee scope, the Detroit Red Wings got some good news regarding defenseman Niklas Kronwall today. UPDATE: The #RedWings have assigned Jakub Kindl to the @griffinshockey; we've activated Niklas Kronwall from IR. pic.twitter.com/v2hIdhQq8f — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 23, 2016 As stated, defenseman Jakub Kindl  has … Read more

Ken Holland on trade deadline: ‘If there’s a fit we’ll do something’

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will be working the phones leading up to February 29th’s trading deadline. But, will the Wings actually make any moves? “Before we do anything we got to get close to the trade deadline and see where we’re at in the standings,” Holland told Mlive.com. With eight games remaining on the … Read more

Datsyuk scores twice, Mrazek blanks Panthers 3-0

RED WINGS  vs. PANTHERS 3 GOALS 0  1/4 POWER PLAY  0/5  31  SOG  23  18  HITS  19  31 FACE-OFF WINS  37 17 PENALTY MINUTES  15  8 BLOCKED SHOTS  6 Not much occurred in the first period. Both the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers seemed to play at an even pace. 4 total penalties were … Read more

Red Wings recall defenseman Jakub Kindl

In a somewhat surprising move, the Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl, less than a month after he was waived and sent to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Red Wings calling up defenseman Jakub Kindl, expected to be available for Thursday game. Want to have seven defensemen — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 3, 2016 He isn’t … Read more

Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl put on waivers (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Kindl successfully cleared waivers Sunday afternoon and was assigned to Grand Rapids. This cleared $950,000 from the cap space, but they will need to make another move before they can activate Quincey to return, due to cap constraints.   Original Story: The Red Wings have placed defenseman Jakub Kindl on waivers today to make room … Read more

Red Wings should pay steep price to acquire Stamkos and Drouin from Tampa Bay

Remember about a month ago when I wrote about the idea of the Red Wings acquiring super-star Steven Stamkos from the Tampa Bay Lightning? I theorized that it would make sense for Detroit to offer up Tomas Tatar, Jakub Kindl, Andreas Athanasiou, and a first round draft pick to Tampa for Stamkos. It wasn’t the most popular or widely-received idea I’ve ever … Read more

Jonathan Ericsson Returns to Lineup

When the Red Wings take the ice tonight for their annual New Years Eve game, they’ll have a little extra help in their quest to get back on the winning track. Detroit Red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan has confirmed that Jonathan Ericsson will make his return to the lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and … Read more

“The Case for Acquiring Steven Stamkos”: Is just making the playoffs still good enough?

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. The Detroit Red Wings are 31 games into the regular season. At … Read more

Brad Richards to return on Friday; Athanasiou goes back to Grand Rapids

One of the key signings in the off-season, Brad Richards, is ready to make his return to the ice for the Detroit Red Wings. Richards has been out of the lineup since October 21 with lower back pain. In a corresponding roster move, Andreas Athanasiou was reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. In his six games with Detroit, he … Read more

Blashill Considering Changing Defensive Pairings

The first six games of the season for the Red Wings could be considered as a game of “hot and cold”. After winning their first three games, the team has now fallen victim on the scoreboard in their last three. They have been out-shot on average by a margin of 33-23 in those six games. … Read more

The Red Wings have set their line combinations for training camp, and they are intriguing

The Detroit Red Wings have hit the ice for their 2015-16 training camp. As with every training camp, the Red Wings are split into 3 squads and will feature some tentative line combinations. Here are the lines and defense pairing for Team Delvecchio: Forwards Darren Helm – Brad Richards – Tomas Tatar Johan Franzen – Riley … Read more

Trade Rumor: Red Wings among teams with a strong interest in Dion Phaneuf

The rumors are flying that the Detroit Red Wings are interested in acquiring Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially after Tampa Bay and Montreal both strengthened their defense core early this morning by trading for Jeff Petry (Montreal) and Brayden Coburn (Tampa Bay). Leafs with largest potential to make a deadline day splash. … Read more