Back at the beginning of March, it was news you couldn’t turn on an internet-connected device and not see; the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs were in talks to move Leafs’ captain Dion Phaneuf.
We’re nearing the end in our countdown of former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland’s most regrettable free agent signings during his time in the Motor City. For those of you who haven’t gotten up to date on the list, here are the first three entries in the countdown: No. 5 – Carlo Colaiacovo … Read more
The Frans Nielsen era in Detroit needs to come to an end. Signed to an exorbitant contract (6 years, $31.5 million) by former general manager Ken Holland in 2016 to help offset the loss of Pavel Datsyuk, Nielsen has seen his stats fall in each of his first three years with the team. He’s played … Read more
With the way that their cap situation is looking, the Detroit Red Wings figure to be over the salary cap once the 2017-18 season rolls around. Detroit’s cap figure currently sits at ~$78.9 million. This includes the $2.56M of dead space from bought-out forward Stephen Weiss, who Detroit will be paying ~$7.5M deferred over the … Read more
Born: May 2nd, 1980 in Muarry Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada Size: 6’0″, 198 Ibs Position: Center Shoots: Left Drafted: 3rd round (64th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft Richards’ career so far: Brad Richards was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998 and made it to the NHL by … Read more
After signing right-handed defenseman Mike Green, Ken Holland was not done shopping as they have now acquired veteran center Brad Richards on a one year deal worth up to $4 million. Richards is 35 years old and is still fairly productive. He just came off a season where he won the Stanley Cup with the … Read more
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
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
It was a deal that on paper, at the time, looked like one of the biggest deals of free agency. Ken Holland managed to bring in one of Florida’s top-scorers in Stephen Weiss, who at the time was coming off an injury-shortened season. Before that though, he put up 20 goals and 57 points in 80 games played. It looked like Holland had worked his magic again to get the Detroit Red Wings a much-needed perennial 20-goal scorer.
Forward Justin Abdelkader and defenseman Brendan Smith will both be back in the Red Wings lineup for Game 3 of their first round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday evening. Abdelkader confirmed he is playing tomorrow. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 20, 2015 Babcock confirms Smith is in. Marchenko is out. — Ansar Khan … Read more
After watching how Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland walked away from the negotiating table with the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season when they demanded that top-prospect Anthony Mantha be included in any trade for defenseman Tyler Myers, you would think that other teams would pick up on the fact that Holland will not be moving him for any reason.
Apparently Toronto didn’t get that memo.
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
RED WINGS at PANTHERS 5 GOALS 4 27 SHOTS 41 0 / 1 POWER PLAY 3 / 5 43 FACEOFFS 33 16 HITS 28 2 TAKEAWAYS 5 A first period that should have been highlighted by the Red Wings’ Drew Miller putting away the team’s 2nd shorthanded goal of the season, was ultimately overcast … Read more
We had all heard the rumors of The Shot. We just couldn’t really put it into perspective until we saw it firsthand. Teemu Pulkkinen got the Detroit Red Wings’ offense off to a start on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild. Roughly halfway through the first period, Stephen Weiss brought the puck through the neutral … Read more
The Detroit Red Wings have been scuffling lately, losing four games in a row with three of them coming via shootout. Despite, these losses, the Red Wings have not dropped too far in the power rankings thanks to being able to collect points in three of their four losses. Some rankings have even brought the … Read more
RED WINGS MISTAKES COSTLY AGAINST THE LEAFS The Red Wings were in prime position to take over the game on Saturday night but then they made some very poor decisions with the puck. They had an opportunity to take the lead when they received a power play tied 1-1. An awkward pass by Gus Nyquist was … Read more