Three years later, it’s time for Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman to accelerate the rebuild

Steve Yzerman

The Detroit Red Wings welcomed back legendary captain Steve Yzerman to take over the reins of general manager from Ken Holland three years ago today. Of course, Yzerman had to deal with numerous regrettable contracts that Holland gave out like candy to underachieving players that immediately hamstrung his rebuilding efforts. Today, the team is in … Read more

Former Detroit Red Wings trainer rips Ken Holland while making bold prediction for 2021-22 season

When it comes to the Detroit Red Wings, even the most die-hard fans realize the team is still a ways away from contending for a Stanley Cup. But could the Red Wings be good enough to make the Playoff this coming season? One person who believes that will happen is former Red Wings trainer John … Read more

Ken Holland may be looking to poach Luke Glendening from Red Wings

Could former Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland be looking to bring aboard a key defensive forward to the Edmonton Oilers? According to one TSN analyst, that’s the case. Senior hockey reporter Frank Seravalli stated yesterday that the Edmonton Oilers, who need help in the face-off circle and with penalty killing, could attempt to trade … Read more

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

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman explains why team waived Justin Abdelkader, talks COVID-19 testing

Prior to last night’s 1st round selection of Swedish winger Lucas Raymond, the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to part ways with a long tenured veteran and home-grown talent. Embed from Getty Images Former Michigan State Spartans forward Justin Abdelkader, who has donned the Winged Wheel since 2008, was waived for purposes of a … 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

Johan Franzen’s contract finally comes off Detroit Red Wings books in 2020-21

It certainly took a long time, but the Detroit Red Wings will have a bloated contract finally coming off the books next season. Johan Franzen‘s contract expires at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, and his annual cap hit of $3,954,545 will be freed up. Per Franzen hasn’t played since the early 2015-16 season … 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

On This Day: Red Wings trade Slava Kozlov to Buffalo for Dominik Hasek (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings were only a few short months removed from another devastating playoff exit, this time in Round 1 against the upstart Los Angeles Kings. GM Ken Holland knew he needed to make a change. And on June 30, 2001, one of the biggest trades in team history was completed. Holland traded forward … 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-Red Wings GM Ken Holland reveals the one trade he wouldn’t have done today

Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was honored yesterday by being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2020 for his numerous accomplishments during his time in the Motor City, having his name on the Stanley Cup a whopping four times, and three as GM. But prior to Steve Yzerman’s return … Read more

Red Wings’ GM Steve Yzerman releases statement regarding Ken Holland getting into HOF

On Wednesday, we learned that former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is part of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020. A day later, his buddy and current Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman, released a statement congratulating him on a great achievement. “This is a well-deserved honor, and I look forward to … Read more

Former Red Wings GM Ken Holland named to Hockey Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, the Hockey Hall of Fame released the Class of 2020 and former Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland got the nod. Holland, who is now GM of the Edmonton Oilers, is being inducted under the builder category. Welcome to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ken Holland. #HHOF2020 | #HHOF — Hockey Hall … Read more