If Blashill wants Dylan Larkin on the Red Wings’ roster, he will be on it

It is very rare for a player to go to straight onto the Detroit Red Wings’ roster without spending some significant time with the Grand Rapids Griffins, but Dylan Larkin has the potential to do just that when he attends his first training camp with the Wings in the Fall. “We’ll see in camp how … Read more

Red Wings buy out remainder of Stephen Weiss’ contract

It has been much debated over the last couple of weeks as to if the Detroit Red Wings would buy out the remainder of Stephen Weiss‘ contract and it looks like that is exactly what they are going to do. After signing a five-year, 24.5 million dollar contract in the summer of 2013, the often injured Weiss … Read more

Red Wings announce home opener vs. Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that their home opener will be on Friday, October 9th against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jeff Blashill’s first game as head coach at Joe Louis Arena just got a lot more interesting, as he will go to head-to-head against the former long-time Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock. SAVE THE DATE: … 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

Red Wings considering Stephen Weiss buyout

The Red Wings front office personnel and scouting staff spent Tuesday through Thursday this week assessing the team’s current state and how they stack up against the rest of the league. The primary goal in this case is to improve the team while still efficiently managing the salary cap. One of the options they may explore, in lieu of … 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

Chris Chelios named an assistant for the 2016 U.S. national junior team

Chris Chelios, who is currently an executive advisor to Ken Holland, was named as one of the assistant coaches for the 2016 U.S. national junior team for next year’s IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki. He will work alongside head coach Ron Wilson. Chris Chelios officially named assistant coach…of US Junior team in 2016. — Brad … Read more

Report: Todd Nelson to be next head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins

Jeff Blashill’s replacement in the AHL has been chosen. After rounds of talks over the last two week or so, the Detroit Red Wings have hired Todd Nelson to coach their AHL-affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. The only other realistic candidate who was in the mix was current Toledo Walleye head coach Derek Lalonde. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/610987376614244352 The Grand … Read more

Red Wings expected to shore up coaching positions by week’s end

Mike Babcock and Jim Hiller left some big shoes to fill when they split from the Detroit Red Wings’ bench for Toronto a few weeks ago. But Ken Holland believes they’re finding the right candidates to fill them. Jeff Blashill, as expected, already took the helm as head coach last week, and is already working … Read more

Nick Lidstrom thinks coaching change might be good for the Red Wings

In the past 4 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings have only advanced past the 1st round of the playoffs once, and many have speculated that it could be that Mike Babcock’s message has gotten stale in the dressing room after being the head coach for 10 seasons.  Nick Lidstrom is quick to point out that … Read more

Chris Chelios as an assistant?

It seems Detroit Red Wings fans could see a very familiar face behind the Detroit bench next season, alongside newcomer Jeff Blashill. Long-time Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios is rumored to be considered for the vacant assistant coaching position alongside Blashill next season. He’s been in the Red Wings organization since his retirement from … Read more

Red Wings officially name Jeff Blashill the 27th head coach in team history

After months of speculation and assumptions, the Detroit Red Wings finally held a news conference today to officially announce Jeff Blashill as the 27th head coach in team history. Blashill comes into the role with some mighty shoes to fill and some big expectations behind him. He took the Grand Rapids Griffins to the Calder … Read more

Red Wings schedule news conference, will announce Blashill as new coach

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they will hold a news conference tomorrow (June 9th) at 11am to announce Jeff Blashill as the new Red Wings head coach. Blashill was the front-runner from the start to replace long-time head coach Mike Babcock. There were multiple teams last season that requested to speak to Blashill … Read more

Red Wings’ system getting slight shake up in the coming weeks

With the departure of former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, Detroit finds themselves with a couple holes that need to be plugged.  It’s expected that this week, as early as tomorrow, Jeff Blashill will be named the next Red Wings head coach. With Jim Hiller leaving to coach alongside Babcock in Toronto, that … Read more

Jeff Blashill to be announced as new Red Wings head coach next week

The heartbreak of his team’s post-season run ending should be eased just a little with what is coming next week. It’s been speculated for some time, but current Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill will officially be announced as the new head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Since the day that Mike Babcock left … Read more