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Wings not close to re-signing two key players | 07/19/2014 10:25 AM
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Restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar, both important players with the Red Wings, are not close to re-signing with the club.
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"We've talked and continue to talk, but nothing close," Detroit general manager Holland said. Holland said he made Tatar an offer recently that is being mulled over. "Tats is overseas, and I'm waiting to hear back. On the DeKeyser front, we met them in early June. We talked briefly at the draft, and we haven't really talked much in July. I've made what I think are pretty good offers. They haven't really countered. We're just in the waiting process." DeKeyser, 24, scored four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 65 games last season, his first full one in the NHL. He had no points in five playoff games. Tatar, 23, has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 100 career NHL games. In his first full season with the Wings last season, he scored 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 73 games.
Babcock counters idea he drives away UFAs | 07/18/2014 9:25 AM
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Red Wings coach Mike Babcock countered the notion that free agents aren't signing with Detroit because they don't want to play for him.
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The theory goes that Babcock has a reputation for being a tough guy to work for and players would sooner choose a more relaxed environment when given the option. "Maybe they don't want to come because Mike Babcock has a one-year contract," Babcock suggested. "The way I look at it here, if you don't want to be coached, don't come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best that you can be, that's what we do here. You know what? The proof is in the pudding." He added that if the Red Wings are worried about him driving away free agents, then he should coach somewhere else. He has a season left on his contract with Detroit and won't negotiate during the 2014-15 campaign. He's led Detroit to the Stanley Cup and has guided Team Canada to back-to-back gold medals in the Winter Olympics.
Andrej Nestrasil agrees to one-year extension | 07/17/2014 1:16 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Andrej Nestrasil to a one-year deal.
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Nestrasil had 16 goals and 20 assists in 70 games with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013-14. He's not expected to have any fantasy value next season.
Mitchell Callahan re-signs with Detroit | 07/17/2014 1:15 PM
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Mitchell Callahan has inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Callahan scored 26 goals and 44 points in 70 AHL games last season. He's likely to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors, but he might be called up at some point as an injury replacement.
Daniel Cleary aims to prove doubters wrong | 07/17/2014 9:59 AM
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Daniel Cleary wants to prove those that question his contract wrong.
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Cleary agreed to a one-year deal worth at least $1.5 million and up to an additional $1 million in bonuses. That's significant given how much he's declined in recent years. His 2013-14 campaign was another low for him as he had just eight points in 52 games. "You want to prove people wrong," said Cleary. "My main objective is get healthy and play the way I know I can. Last year was a tough year." He might do a bit better this season if he can stay healthy, but we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Babcock won't talk contract during season | 07/15/2014 9:30 AM
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Mike Babcock, who only has a year left on his contract, isn't willing to negotiate during the 2014-15 campaign.
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"By that time (regular season), it's hockey," Babcock said. "It's about the team. It's not about Mike Babcock." He's not worried about the fact that he's on the last season of his contract, nor should he be. It's very likely that he will have other teams that would jump at the opportunity of hiring him if his talks with the Red Wings break down for whatever reason.
Tony Granato joins Red Wings' coaching staff | 07/14/2014 5:01 PM
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Tony Granato will serve on the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff next season.
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Granato is a former player and head coach. He had two stints as the Colorado Avalanche's bench boss and combined for a 104-78-17-16 record. Since 2009, he's served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he was let go this summer.
GM gets positive health reports on Red Wings | 07/13/2014 12:05 PM
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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he has received positive health reports on several players, including star forward Henrik Zetterberg.
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"The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get (Zetterberg and others) on the ice, we're optimistic we [have] the potential to be a decent hockey club." Zetterberg missed 37 regular-season games last season. He had in-season surgery on a herniated disk that later caused problems with his foot. The Wings' other star, Pavel Datsyuk, also missed 37 games with a left-knee injury and offseason surgery was considered. But Holland says Datsyuk also is progressing well.
Stephen Weiss should be fine for preseason | 07/11/2014 11:08 PM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) is expected to be fine for the start of training camp.
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"(Trainer) Piet Van Zant texted him two days ago," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said regarding Weiss. "He said he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some shinny (pick-up hockey)." Weiss had just four points and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games in 2013-14. After a lackluster summer for Detroit, they'll be counting on Weiss to bounce back.
Red Wings officially re-sign Thomas McCollum | 07/11/2014 3:01 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have officially re-signed Thomas McCollum.
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McCollum got a two-way contract if the earlier reports are accurate, which obviously makes sense given that he's likely to start the season in the minors. McCollum will probably be called up if Jimmy Howard or Jonas Gustavsson get hurt, which is likely to happen at some point during the 2014-15 campaign given their histories.
Daniel Cleary hopes to bounce back in 14-15 | 07/11/2014 9:50 AM
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Daniel Cleary is hoping to bounce back in 2014-15.
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Cleary inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings after recording just eight points in 52 games last season. "My program has been one of loyalty, and there's good things and bad things that go with that," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said on re-signing Cleary despite his struggles. "Way more good, in my opinion. I reached out to a lot of people before signing Dan, and he's very popular in our organization and with our on-ice leaders." Perhaps Holland will be rewarded for taking a chance on Cleary, but we doubt it. We think Cleary's days as a reliable secondary scorer are over.
Wings sign Daniel Cleary to one-year contract | 07/10/2014 4:44 PM
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Daniel Cleary has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Cleary will earn $1.5 million in base salary, but he can make an extra $1 million in bonuses. He had four goals and eight points in 52 games in 2013-14.
Alexei Marchenko hopes to impress in camp | 07/06/2014 9:23 AM
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Alexei Marchenko is looking to impress during development camp after missing the second half of the season due to a high-ankle sprain.
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Marchenko was selected as an AHL All-Star prior to the injury. It was his first season in the AHL after getting his start with the KHL's CSKA Moscow. He might prove to be a valuable defender for the Red Wings down the road, but he doesn't have much offensive upside.
Mantha headliner at Wings' development camp | 07/05/2014 9:10 AM
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Anthony Mantha is the headliner at the Wings' development camp currently ongoing at Traverse City Michigan.
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Mantha, the Candian Hockey League's Player of the Year, had an outstanding 2013-14 season scoring 57 goals and registering 120 points in 75 games with Val d'Or of the QMJHL. He has a legitimate chance to crack the Detroit lineup this upcoming season and could even start on one of the Wings' scoring lines. Keep an eye on him this week.
UFA David Legwand still weighing his options | 07/02/2014 8:29 PM
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David Legwand remains a coveted commodity on the NHL unrestricted free agent market despite having not signed a deal in the initial 36-hour frenzy.
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Legwand is a bulky and experienced two-way center, and although his offensive numbers are not anything to rave about, the 33 year-old veteran plays responsible defense and still notched 51 points last season. TSN's Aaron Ward reports 8-10 teams are interested in Legwand's services, while the Maple Leafs are scrambling to replace Dave Bolland and Jay McClement, who both signed elsewhere.
Red Wings not able to land top-4 defenseman | 07/02/2014 9:39 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings were ultimately unable to add a top-four defenseman on the free agent market on July 1.
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"We went in looking to add a right-hand defenseman and we felt we made very competitive offers," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "For various reasons, they chose to go elsewhere." Detroit brought back Kyle Quincey instead. The Red Wings haven't been able to lure top-tier free agents for quite some time now and it looks like this summer will continue that trend.
Red Wings bring back Kyle Quincey for 2 years | 07/01/2014 7:32 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings signed Kyle Quincey to a two-year, $8.5 million contract on July 1.
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That's about $1 million more than his previous two-year deal with the Red Wings. Quincey's offensive game seems like it's slipping a bit, but a decent depth option considering his solid PIM (88 PIM in 2013-14).
Andy Miele joins Red Wings organization | 07/01/2014 5:23 PM
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Andy Miele has signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
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He'll probably be in the minors next season with Grand Rapids after he skated in 70 games with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Portland in 2013-14. He had 27 goals and 72 points last year and he earned two assists in seven NHL outings.
Petr Mrazek gets one-year extension | 07/01/2014 5:17 PM
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Petr Mrazek signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit.
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He's slated to spend the 2014-15 season in the minors with Grand Rapids, where he established himself as one of the top goalies last year. He posted a 22-9-1 record with a 2.10 goals-against average (second in the league) and a 0.924 save percentage (third in the league) during the 2013-14 season in the AHL.
Kevin Porter signs 2-way deal with Red Wings | 07/01/2014 3:44 PM
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Detroit has signed Kevin Porter to a two-way contract.
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He split the 2013-14 campaign between the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The Detroit-native picked up 19 goals and 36 points in 50 games last year in the minors.
Riley Sheahan will come with $950k cap hit | 07/01/2014 11:33 AM
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Riley Sheahan's new two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings comes with a $950,000 annual cap hit.
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Sheahan had nine goals and 15 assists in 42 games with Detroit in 2013-14. He's a good bet to record 40-50 points next season.
Riley Sheahan signs two-year extension | 07/01/2014 10:51 AM
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Riley Sheahan has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Detroit.
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The financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Sheahan established himself with the Red Wings last season by scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. He would have become a restricted free agent at noon.
Red Wings in market for a defenseman | 07/01/2014 10:00 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings would like to sign a top-four defenseman over the summer.
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Some potential candidates include Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, and Christian Ehrhoff. The Red Wings have enough cap space to compete for any of them, but they're traditionally conservative when it comes to the free agent market. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising to see them outbid for Niskanen's services.
Wings sign Thomas McCollum to a 2-way deal | 06/30/2014 1:31 PM
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Thomas McCollum has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Detroit.
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"McCollum has made strides and is developing into the prospect we hoped he would be -- a little slower than we thought, but he's become a real solid AHL goaltender," GM Ken Holland said earlier this month. "Some players bloom a little later." He just completed his best season in the AHL, with a 24-12-4 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage for Grand Rapids. He'll back up Petr Mrazek next campaign.
Stephen Weiss 'optimistic' about his recovery | 06/30/2014 11:47 AM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) sounds like he's on the mend.
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"(Stephen) Weiss is working out real hard, I talked to him, he's optimistic he's headed in the right direction," GM Ken Holland said. Weiss was limited to 26 games during his first season with the Red Wings and he produced just four points. If he's healthy going into next year then he should be plenty motivated to bounce back.
Red Wings are very happy getting Turgeon | 06/29/2014 10:39 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings might have gotten a steal by taking Dominic Turgeon with the 63rd pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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The son of Pierre Turgeon, Dominic was rated higher on Detroit's list, so they traded with the Blue Jackets for the pick to make sure no one else took him first. "Just the hockey sense and skill level, he's got a strong body," Red Wings' director of amateur scouting, Tyler Wright, said. He added that Turgeon coming from a hockey family doesn't hurt.
Red Wings go heavy on centers in draft | 06/29/2014 10:34 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings took centers with five of their seven picks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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"Where we were picking, we were just looking for the best players available," Red Wings' director of amateur scouting, Tyler Wright, said. "We wanted to keep within our philosophy of players with character, passion and skill, and we feel we've done that." As per the norm in Detroit, the team will develop its prospects slowly and some of them might end up shifting to the wing if circumstances warrant it.
Alfie wants to play if body will let him | 06/28/2014 9:56 AM
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Although Daniel Alfredsson has indicated he wants to play this upcoming season, he wants to make sure his body can handle the physical grind as he has ongoing back issues.
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In that he will turn 42 in December, that probably isn't a bad tact to take. Red Wing GM Ken Holland is not pressurring Alfredsson to confirm his desire to return. "Alfie told me he wants to play again but he'd like to feel better," said Holland. "He feels good but he wants to be tested and he can't be tested until he skates in August and September (during conditioning skates)." There is no worry that Alfredsson will play for another team or that a contract could not be worked out with the Wings. It will be Detroit or the golf course for the veteran in 2014-15.
Larkin thrilled to be picked by hometown club | 06/28/2014 9:50 AM
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Dylan Larkin couldn't be happier about being picked in the first round of the 2014 NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings.
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Larkin was born and raised in the greater Detroit area and will be attending the University of Michigan this fall. It goes without saying what being picked by his hometown team meant to him. "I remember going to all the parades (after the Stanley Cup victories) and the excitement they brought to the community," Larkin said. "It's the team I always watched growing up. My favorite players were Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom. To be drafted by them, it's just awesome. I still can't believe it." It may be a few years before you see Larkin debut in the NHL, but when he does arrive he could be a nice second or third line pivot.
Red Wings take Dylan Larkin 15th overall | 06/27/2014 8:45 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have taken center Dylan Larkin with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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Larkin is a scrappy two-way center who consistently injects relentless energy in all three zones. Larkin has been a very good offensive weapon thus far throughout his career, but projects to be a secondary scorer in the NHL with the ability to shut down the opposition's top line. The 6'1", 190-pounder is a gifted skater who pushes the pace of the game and is tough to push off the puck. With 29 goals and 49 points in 53 games this year in the USHL, Larkin created offense by making simple plays rather than pulling flashy, risky moves. Larkin will attend the University of Michigan this fall and is poised to develop into an effective NHL center a few years down the road. The Red Wings take their time with prospects, so you know he won't be overwhelmed when they decide he's ready for the big stage.
Red Wings aren't likely to make a major trade | 06/27/2014 9:33 AM
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Although the Detroit Red Wings likely have interest in many of the big trade targets like Ryan Kesler and Keith Yandle floating around going into the draft, they aren't likely to make a major splash.
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The roadblock is of course what teams expect in return for a guy like Kesler and Yandle. The Red Wings have some promising young players that could be used as trade chips, but Red Wings GM Ken Holland wants to build around his younger talent like Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist rather than pursue a quick fix.
Report: Jonas Gustavsson signs one-year deal | 06/25/2014 6:57 PM
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Jonas Gustavsson has reportedly signed a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Gustavsson had a 2.63 GAA and .907 save percentage in 27 games in 2013-14. He'll serve as the Red Wings backup netminder next season.
Holland to speak with RFAs at NHL Draft | 06/24/2014 3:36 PM
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Detroit GM Ken Holland plans to meet with Riley Sheahan's agent at the NHL Draft.
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He also intends to speak with the representatives of fellow restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar. Sheahan appeared in 42 games with the Red Wings this past season, where he notched nine goals and 24 points.
Daniel Alfredsson wants to extend his career | 06/23/2014 6:38 PM
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Daniel Alfredsson is interested in returning for the 2014-15 campaign.
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That's good news for Detroit as Alfredsson is coming off of a solid season where he scored 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games. He'll turn 42 in December, but should still get around 50 points as long as he can stay relatively healthy.
Dominik Hasek is a Hall of Famer | 06/23/2014 3:20 PM
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Dominik Hasek has been selected to join the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame class.
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No surprise there. Hasek was one of the best goaltenders of his time with 389 wins, a 2.20 GAA, and .922 save percentage in 735 career games. He won the Stanley Cup twice with Detroit and led the Buffalo Sabres to the finals in 1999. He also one the Vezina Trophy six times, which is the most of any goaltender since they changed the criteria for the award in 1981-82.
Red Wings will host Bruins in home opener | 06/22/2014 9:31 AM
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In their second season in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Red Wings will host the Boston Bruins in their home opener.
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Detroit has started its home schedule against Boston on 10 previous occasions, but this is the first time it's happened since 1973-74. The Red Wings made the shift to the Atlantic Division last season after years of playing in the Western Conference's Central Division. This will also serve as a chance for the Red Wings to get revenge after they lost to Boston in the first round of the 2014 playoffs.
HHOF inductees will be announced on Monday | 06/20/2014 10:07 PM
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Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano top the new slate of eligible hall of fame inductees, while there is no shortage of great players in the hunt for one of hockey's greatest honors.
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The Dominator has won a whopping six Vezina Trophies as the league's best goaltender, along with a Stanley Cup in 2002 and an Olympic Gold Medal in 1998. Modano is arguably the greatest American born player in NHL history, with 1,374 career points and a Stanley Cup to his name. Swedish superstar Peter Forsberg is a legend in Colorado, but he is no shoe-in for the HOF considering his injury trouble. The late Pat Burns, Eric Lindros, Paul Kariya and Rob Blake are still waiting for the call after being skipped over in the past.
Lawsuit for noise resolved for Helm, Tatar | 06/19/2014 6:25 PM
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A lawsuit against Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar has been resolved and dismissed, according to attorney Cheryl V. Jordan.
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The Main Street Lofts Condominium Association filed a complaint in Oakland Circuit Court in March, which asked the Red Wings forwards to follow the noise rules or move out of the condominium. Neighbors complained about "loud music, yelling and banging on the floors and walls." Helm moved out before the complaint was issued and was letting Tatar, who reportedly left in April after Detroit was eliminated from the playoffs, stay there.
Petr Mrazek set for another year in the AHL | 06/19/2014 5:00 PM
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Petr Mrazek is poised for another season in the AHL.
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Detroit appears to have signed backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson for another year, so Mrazek will get another campaign as the starter in Grand Rapids. Mrazek posted a 29-9-1 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.10 goals-against average in 32 minor-league matches in 2013-14. He also had a 2-4-0 record along with a .927 save percentage and a 1.74 GAA in nine outings with the Red Wings.
Report: Wings,Gustavsson agree to 1-year deal | 06/19/2014 4:54 PM
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Detroit GM Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday that "it appears we've agreed to a one-year deal" with Jonas Gustavsson.
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His extension is expected to be worth around $1.5 million, which is what he made in his past two seasons with the Red Wings. Holland said the paperwork should be worked out within days. Detroit didn't want to give Gustavsson more than a one-year contract because they didn't want netminder Petr Mrazek sitting down in the minors for too long. Gustavsson will serve as Jimmy Howard's backup in 2014-15, while Mrazek gets another year to start plenty of games with Grand Rapids.
Would Jordin Tootoo return to Manitoba? | 06/19/2014 9:30 AM
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The Winnipeg Jets could be a potential landing spot for Jordin Tootoo.
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The Churchill, Manitoba product was placed on waivers by the Red Wings on Wednesday with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract. Winnipeg may have several openings in their bottom-six group with Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi and Chris Thorburn eligible for unrestricted free agency as well as Matt Halischuk, Michael Frolik and James Wright set to be restricted free agents.
Wings move towards buying out Jordin Tootoo | 06/18/2014 12:15 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have placed Jordin Tootoo on waivers.
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The plan is to buy out the remainder of Tootoo's contract if he clears waivers. Because the Red Wings still have an available compliance buyout, Detroit would save $1.9 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign.
Traverse City tournament will start Sept. 12 | 06/18/2014 8:45 AM
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The 16th annual NHL Prospects Tournament at Traverse City will take place from Sept. 12-16.
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The Detroit Red Wings' prospects will compete against prospects from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, and St. Louis Blues. Detroit's training camp will then begin in Traverse City on Sept. 19.
Red Wings would like to have Alfredsson back | 06/17/2014 8:54 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings would like to have Daniel Alfredsson on their team next season if he's willing to return for another year.
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The Red Wings are reportedly awaiting a response from the veteran winger about his future in the NHL and are prepared to offer the unrestricted free agent a deal to remain with the team. In his first season away from the Ottawa Senators, the 41-year-old amassed 49 points in 68 contests with Detroit, proving that he's still capable of being productive despite his advanced age.
Red Wings, Cleary in contract talks | 06/17/2014 9:11 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings are talking with Daniel Cleary about a contract extension.
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Cleary had just eight points in 51 games in 2013-14, so he probably won't get much out of the Red Wings. In fact, it's believed that Detroit might only offer him a two-way deal.
Wings still trying to move Jordin Tootoo | 06/16/2014 5:38 PM
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Detroit is making one last attempt to try to trade Jordin Tootoo.
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If they are unsuccessful then the Wings are expected to use a compliance buyout on him. Tootoo has one season left on a deal that owns a $1.9 million cap hit. He appeared in only 11 games with the Detroit in 2013-14 and spent most of the season in the AHL with Grand Rapids. He recorded 18 points and 104 penalty minutes in 51 contests with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate.
Gustavsson, Wings working toward new contract | 06/16/2014 5:32 PM
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Jonas Gustavsson could get a contract extension from the Red Wings in the near future.
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"I've been talking to Gustavswson's agent," GM Ken Holland said. "He played good for us. We'd like to keep him." He posted a 16-5-4 record last season to go with a .907 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average. The Wings are comfortable with Gustavsson as their backup goalie, which will give Petr Mrazek another year to develop in the minors.
Wings sign undrafted forward Tomas Nosek | 06/14/2014 1:35 PM
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Detroit has confirmed the signing of free agent forward Tomas Nosek.
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He inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Red Wings following parts of three seasons with HC Pardubice in the Czech Extraliga. He produced 19 goals and 44 points in 52 games this past campaign.
DSBA names Dan DeKeyser Wings' top rookie | 06/12/2014 12:26 PM
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The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has named Dan DeKeyser the Red Wings rookie of the year.
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"We had a lot of rookies in the lineup on a regular basis this season, so it's a great honor to be recognized as rookie of the year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association," DeKeyser said. "Being able to play here in Detroit in front of my friends and family made this season very special, and it's a privilege to be acknowledged by the DSBA with so many other worthy candidates who were able to help the team this year." In 65 games, he produced four goals, 23 points and a plus-10 rating. He averaged 21:38 of ice time per match, which ranked him second on the team.
US Judge backs Swiss ruling against K. Miller | 06/08/2014 9:52 AM
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Kevin Miller owes a Swiss insurance company $1.6 million for the career-ending hit he delivered to Andrew McKim during a 2000 Swiss league game.
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U.S. District Judge Gordon Quis upheld a ruling Swiss court judgement. It will be interesting to see if this leads to more players being found financially liable for their on-ice actions. Former Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore is in the process of suing Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks for the career-ending hit he received in 2004.
Pens love Mike Babcock, Pittsburgh papers say | 06/07/2014 10:29 AM
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Both Pittsburgh newspapers are reporting that the Penguins are extremely interested in Detroit coach Mike Babcock.
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At http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/06/07/Ron-Cook-Hiring-of-Jim-Rutherford-as-general-manager-makes-no-sense/stories/201406070039, the Post-Gazette is saying new GM Jim Rutherford "might be here only for one season. Can't you see the Penguins taking a run at Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock when his contract runs out after next season? They could give him complete control of the hockey operations." The Tribune-Review lists Babcock as a candidate to succeed Dan Bylsma as coach. Bylsma was fired as Pittsburgh coach Friday in Rutherford's first official move as club GM. Babcock "remains under contract in Detroit for one year; Penguins love him," the Tribune says.
Alfredsson still thinking about his future | 06/05/2014 12:17 PM
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Daniel Alfredsson isn't expected to make a decision on his playing future until later this month.
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He should have a decision in place before the start of free agency in July. If he doesn't retire and the money makes sense then he could be back with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2014-15 campaign. There is mutual interest to have him return for anther season, but GM Ken Holland hasn't spoken with him yet.
Gustavsson may be back in Detroit next year | 06/05/2014 12:11 PM
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Pending unrestricted free agent Jonas Gustavsson might be re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings.
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He wants to return to Detroit next season and GM Ken Holland said Gustavsson is "still in play" for a new contract. He will serve as the Wings' backup netminder if he stays.
AHL Griffins extend coach Jeff Blashill | 06/04/2014 2:13 PM
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The AHL Grand Rapids Griffins have given head coach Jeff Blashill a three-year extension.
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The Griffins are the Red Wings' AHL affiliate. He led them to a Calder Cup championship in 2013 and is viewed as someone that might get an opportunity to serve as an NHL head coach in the not too distant future. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't end up sticking with the Griffins until the end of this contract.
Martin Frk wants to be better next season | 06/02/2014 11:52 AM
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Martin Frk did not have a productive start to his pro career in the minors this past season.
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In 50 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL, he notched three goals and 12 points. He also appeared in 15 contests with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye, where he earned five goals and eight assists. "He cares," Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill said. "He wants to be better. He's willing to do extra work. ... He had a tough year, no doubt about it, but it gives us a lot of promise that he can have a great year next year because of the work that he seems to be willing to put in."
Quincey not likely to be back in Detroit | 06/01/2014 10:30 AM
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There is a very good chance that Kyle Quincey has played his last game for the Red Wings.
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The underrated defenseman is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and every indication is that he test the market. Given the offers rearguards have procurred in years' past, it is likely Quincey will find a better deal with another club. It is also unlikely the Red Wings will re-sign their other UFAs Todd Bertuzzi, Daniel Cleary, David Legwand, Mikael Samuelsson and Jonas Gustavsson. Daniel Alfredsson, the Wings' sixth UFA could return to Motown if he wishes to play another season.
Babcock to talk with Holland about extension | 05/31/2014 10:38 AM
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Look for Mike Babcock and Red Wing GM Ken Holland to begin contract negotiations shortly.
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Holland wants to get Babcock, who has only one year left on his contract, to ink a multi-year extension after a season where the Detroit bench boss worked miracles with an injury-depleted lineup. For his efforts this past year, Babcock was selected as a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy given annually to the top coach in the NHL by hockey broadcasters.
Xavier Ouellet may crack the Wings' roster | 05/29/2014 1:14 PM
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Xavier Ouellet might be a candidate to make Detroit's roster out of training camp next season.
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He posted four goals and 17 points in 70 games with AHL Grand Rapids this past season and he skated in four matches with Detroit. Ouellet also dressed in one playoff contest for the Red Wings over Jakub Kindl, so the club clearly has faith in his abilities. He showcased offensive talent in two years of QMJHL play, but it didn't come through in his first professional campaign. It wouldn't be a shock if Ouellet started the year in the minors to better develop his overall game.
Red Wings still might re-sign Gustavsson | 05/28/2014 9:00 AM
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It's believed that Detroit has at least some interest in bringing back Jonas Gustavsson.
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Gustavsson is set to become an unrestricted free agent after completing his two-year, $3 million deal. He's coming off of an okay season as the team's backup goaltender, but he's dealt with a fair amount of injury issues over the years and Detroit might feel it's time for prospect Petr Mrazek to stick with the Red Wings.
Tyler Bertuzzi has five goals in Memorial Cup | 05/27/2014 10:02 AM
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Tyler Bertuzzi scored five goals in four Memorial Cup games.
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Bertuzzi had nine goals and 38 points in 29 OHL games during the regular season. The nephew of Todd Bertuzzi was taken in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.
Anthony Mantha is CHL's player of the year | 05/27/2014 10:00 AM
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Anthony Mantha has been selected as the Canadian Hockey League's player of the year.
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Mantha had 57 goals, 63 assists, and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the QMJHL's Val d'Or Foreurs in 2013-14. Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Mantha will have a chance to earn a roster spot with Detroit during their 2014 training camp, but fantasy owners need to remember that the Red Wings usually like to give their prospects seasoning in the minors before allowing them to earn a permanent spot on their roster.
Mantha's season over as Val d'Or loses in OT | 05/24/2014 11:25 AM
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Anthony Mantha's Val d'Or team was eliminated from the Memorial Cup with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday night.
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It ends a remarkable season for Mantha, who scored a goal per game this season in the QMJHL. He also registered four points in Val d'Or's four games in the Memorial Cup tournament. Mantha has a very good chance of cracking the Red Wings' roster next season and if he does, he could be a terrific sleeper pick. Mantha could be a consistent goal scorer at the NHL level, especially if he gets a chance to play beside either Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg. Don't forget about Mantha on draft day.
Report: Cory Emmerton signs with KHL club | 05/23/2014 5:36 PM
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Cory Emmerton has reportedly signed with the KHL's Sochinskiye Leopardy.
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Emmerton had just two assists in 18 games with Detroit in 2013-14. He excelled in the minors though, scoring 16 goals and 46 points in 53 AHL contests. The 25-year-old still had the potential to establish himself as a regular at the NHL level, but it looks like he's decided to take a different route.
Abdelkader gets tossed in QF loss to CZE | 05/22/2014 2:23 PM
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Justin Abdelkader was ejected from Team USA's quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic.
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He received five minutes for charging and a game misconduct for a high hit on Vladimir Sobotka. Even though the United States were eliminated by the Czechs from the tournament in the contest, he could be facing another suspension from the IIHF. He was banned for one game during the preliminary round for a knee-on-knee hit.
Tomas Tatar scores twice in win over Denmark | 05/20/2014 12:30 PM
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Tomas Tatar netted a pair of goals to help Slovakia earn a 4-3 victory against Denmark on Tuesday.
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He produced four goals and eight points in seven games at the tournament, but Slovakia won't advance to the quarterfinal round so his off-season will officially begin now.
Justin Abdelkader scores twice in win vs. GER | 05/20/2014 10:24 AM
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Justin Abdelkader returned from his one-game suspension on Tuesday and he scored two goals for the United States in a 5-4 win over Germany.
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"I felt pretty good as the game went on, pretty fresh," said Abdelkader, who earned the ban for a knee-on-knee hit. "I just wanted to hopefully spark my team tonight and it was a big win for us."
Teemu Pulkkinen has chance next season | 05/18/2014 8:12 AM
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Detroit prospect Teemu Pulkkinen has a chance to crack the Red Wings lineup next season.
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A lot will depend on whether or not the Red Wings re-sign veteran Daniel Alfredsson but the 22-year-old has a lot of offensive capabilities. He was a first round talent when drafted but he went in the fourth round because of injury concerns. The Finnish forward had 31 goals and 59 points this season for Grand Rapids and has nine points in eight playoff games.
Tyler Bertuzzi scores twice at Memorial Cup | 05/17/2014 9:01 PM
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Tyler Bertuzzi scored twice for the Guelph Storm in their 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Memorial Cup on Saturday.
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Bertuzzi, a second-round pick of the Red Wings from the 2013 draft, was a plus-two with two penalty minutes as well. The 19-year-old already has more goals (10) in the playoffs than he had all regular season (nine). He's coming off a season in which he tallied 34 points in 29 games, adding to that with 17 more in the postseason.
Justin Abdelkader gets 1-game ban for kneeing | 05/17/2014 3:50 PM
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Justin Abdelkader has been suspended for one game for a knee-on-knee hit on Konstantin Pushkaryovbegan of Kazakhstan.
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The play occurred on Friday at the World Hockey Championship and so Abdelkader won't be eligible to play against Finland on Sunday. The USA captain has one goal and assist in five contests during the tournament.
Wings likely to take forward in June draft | 05/17/2014 10:34 AM
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The Red Wings, who select 15th overall in this June's amateur entry draft, will likely be looking to choose a forward.
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There are a number of possibilites who will likely be available when the Wings' brass march up to the podium to select halfway through the first round. Halifax Moosehead forward Nikolaj Ehlers and center Dylan Larkin of the U.S. Under-18 team may be tops on the team's list. Both would be great choices should they fall to Detroit.
Anthony Mantha's goal comes up big at Mem Cup | 05/16/2014 10:17 PM
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Anthony Mantha's goal lifted the Val d'Or Foreurs to a massive 1-0 victory over the London Knights in the opening game of the Memorial Cup on Friday night.
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The Red Wings' first round pick from the 2013 season is having a special season in major junior hockey. On Friday night, he helped his team win their most important game of the season so far. The Val D'Or are well on their way to the most coveted trophy in Canadian minor league hockey, and he has 81 goal in 81 games in the 2013-14 season so far.
Anthony Mantha leads Val-d'Or to QMJHL title | 05/15/2014 11:47 AM
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Anthony Mantha will lead Val-d'Or into the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament.
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He amassed 24 goals in 24 playoff games to help the Foreurs claim the QMJHL championship. His play already has the Detroit Red Wings salivating and he could be in the NHL as early as next season. "I always like 6-feet-5 guys who can score goals," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We haven't had this kind of prospect in the nine years I've been here." Mantha is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on, but don't be surprised if he plays in the AHL for most of the 2014-15 campaign.
Gustav Nyquist earns assist on GWG for Sweden | 05/14/2014 8:11 AM
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Gustav Nyquist assisted on Linus Klasen's game-winning goal against Norway on Tuesday in World Hockey Championship preliminary round play.
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The Swedes won the contest 2-1 to stay in first place in Group A. Nyquist has a goal and an assist in three games at the tournament so far.
Anthony Mantha will get a shot to make Wings | 05/11/2014 9:12 AM
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Anthony Mantha is expected to get every opportunity to make the Red Wings' 2014-15 squad.
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Mantha was taken with the 20th pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He didn't end up making his debut with Detroit in 2013-14, but he was dominant in the QMJHL with 57 goals, 120 points, and 75 penalty minutes in 57 contests.
Wings hit scoresheet at IIHF tourney | 05/10/2014 10:17 AM
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A couple of Detroit players hit the scoresheet at the IIHF Hockey World Championships in Belarus on Friday.
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Tomas Tatar registered an assist in Slovakia's 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic, while Danny DeKeyser registered an assist in the U.S.'s 6-1 win over Belarus. We know this doesn't mean much from a fantasy perspective, but it is nice to know if your players are doing well in a Championship tournament overseas nonetheless.
Wings will allow teams to pursue assistants | 05/10/2014 10:12 AM
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The Red Wings will allow NHL teams to talk to their assistant coaches Tom Renney and Bill Peters about NHL head coaching jobs.
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Renney has one year left on his deal with the Wings, while Peters' contract expires in July. A number of NHL teams are looking for bench bosses including Florida, Washington. Carolina and Vancouver. Stay tuned for further developments.
Abdelkader named captain of Team USA | 05/10/2014 10:06 AM
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Justin Abdelkader was named captain of the U.S. team playing at the World Hockey Championships in Belarus.
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The Predators' Craig Smith is one alternate captain, while the Islanders' Colin McDonald and Kontinental League winger Tim Stapleton will share the other alternate captain position. Abdelkader has had success in this tournament in the past registering four points in eight games in 2013. Under his captaincy, the Americans are off to a good start with a 6-1 rout of the host team, Belarus.
Ryan Sproul could stick with Wings next year | 05/09/2014 8:39 AM
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Ryan Sproul may be able to crack Detroit's roster next season.
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The 21-year-old blueliner stands 6-foot-3, weighs nearly 200 pounds and he shoots right. The Wings don't have any right-handed defensemen on their team and one of their off-season goals was to address that need. Sproul recorded 11 goals and 32 points in 72 games with AHL Grand Rapids this season and he appeared in one contest with Detroit.
Pavel Datsyuk starts off-season workout early | 05/07/2014 9:06 AM
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Pavel Datsyuk has already started his off-season workouts.
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"Earlier than normal," GM Ken Holland said. "We wanted to see how he felt before he headed back (to Russia). He's pushing it pretty hard." He hasn't been experiencing any problems with his knee and it doesn't look like he'll need surgery, which is very good news. Datsyuk led the Wings in playoff scoring with three goals and five points in five games. He was limited to 45 games during the regular season, where he picked up 17 markers and 20 assists.
Mike Babcock is a Jack Adams Award finalist | 05/06/2014 12:33 PM
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Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award.
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Babcock's Red Wings dealt with more than their fair share of injuries over the season and had to get by on the strength of their younger players. Babcock managed to get the most out of those younger and largely inexperienced guys to guide the Red Wings to their 23rd straight postseason appearance.
GM doesn't think Pavel Datsyuk needs surgery | 05/06/2014 8:42 AM
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Detroit GM Ken Holland doesn't think Pavel Datsyuk will require surgery on his left knee.
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"It looks like he's not having surgery," Holland said. "At the end of the year, he had no pain, he wasn't playing on painkillers. He's going to stay in touch with doctors, but I don't think he's going to have surgery." Datsyuk missed 30 games this season because of inflammation in his knee, but it sounds like he'll be fine with some rest over the summer.
Mikael Samuelsson likely set for free agency | 05/06/2014 8:37 AM
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Mikael Samuelsson will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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He has spent most of his two seasons in Detroit on the sidelines due to injury. Samuelsson played in just 26 games this past season and four during the lockout-shortened campaign.
David Legwand will probably test the market | 05/06/2014 8:32 AM
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David Legwand is unlikely to be retained by the Detroit Red Wings.
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In 21 regular season games with Detroit, he registered four goals and 11 points. Legwand didn't earn a point in five matches during the playoffs. He was acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline and can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Wings unlikey to bring back Todd Bertuzzi | 05/06/2014 8:29 AM
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Todd Bertuzzi probably won't be back with the Red Wings next season.
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He would like to be back in Detroit, but there doesn't appear to be any room for him on the roster. Bertuzzi skated in 59 games this past season, but he only missed eight contests due to injury.
Weiss not even working out | 05/04/2014 9:02 AM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) isn't even able to work out.
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He is having a terrible time recovering from December sports hernia surgery and will likely not be able to do any serious training for at least another month. The Red Wings are concerned that if Weiss is not able to start getting into shape soon, he may not be ready for training camp in September. "We're going to continue to look for answers to why is he not getting healthy," Detroit GM Ken Holland said. "It's hard to know where he's going to be in September. A lot of where he's going to be in September is really going to be about, is he going to be able to ... have a June, July and August where he's able to hit the gym and come to camp healthy, fit, ready to go." Weiss was a bust this past season and by the looks of it he is not a good bet to comeback next season.
Gustavvson may not be back in Detroit | 05/04/2014 8:53 AM
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There is a very real possibility that Jonas Gustavsson will not be in Detroit next season.
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The 29-year-old is an unrestricted free agent and will likely be looking for a multi-year contract. The Red Wings have an almost NHL ready Petr Mrazek, who could back up starter Jimmy Howard in 2014-15. The Wings could delay Mrazek's fulltime entry into the NHL by one season but not by more. So if Gustavsson insists on a multi-year deal, he could be looking somewhere other than Detroit. Stay tuned.
Jakub Kindl to play for Czech Republic | 05/03/2014 6:52 AM
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Defenseman Jakub Kindl will play for his native Czech Republic at the World Championships which get underway on May 9.
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Kindl will play against fellow Detroit teammates Danny DeKeyser(USA), Justin Abdelkader (USA), Gustav Nyquist (Sweden) and Tomas Tatar (Slovakia) in Belarus. Kindl had two goals and 19 points in 66 games this season.
Todd Bertuzzi would like to stay in Detroit | 05/02/2014 9:21 AM
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Pending UFA Todd Bertuzzi would prefer to continue playing in Detroit, but he isn't sure if he'll be back next season.
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He recorded just nine goals and 16 points in 59 games this season. "I feel like I got off to a good start, then we had a tough month when we weren't scoring, then I got parked for a month and then we went on break," Bertuzzi said. "I was disappointed not to get into the mix of the playoffs. I still feel like I can play, and I'd love to come back, but I don't know if there's room."
Jimmy Howard knows he can be better | 05/02/2014 9:11 AM
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Jimmy Howard called 2013-14 "an OK season" for himself.
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"But by no means was it a good or great season," he said. "I think I can be a lot better, a lot more consistent for the guys, and that's what I'm going to work on over the summer." Howard posted his worst numbers since a sophomore year this past season, while sporting a .910 save percentage and a 2.66 goals-against average. Howard is determined to be better next campaign and he's confident that he can be based on his past.
Dan DeKeyser set to play for Team USA | 05/01/2014 12:53 PM
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Dan DeKeyser will make his national team debut as a player when he suits up for the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championship next week.
Detroit Free Press

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He received an invite for Team USA's orientation camp last summer, but he wasn't chosen for the Sochi Olympics. Detroit coach Mike Babcock felt that DeKeyser "faded a bit in the playoffs," but he thought the young blueliner "was still strong." In his first full NHL season, he recorded 23 points and a plus-10 rating.
Justin Abdelkader will play for Team USA | 05/01/2014 12:47 PM
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Justin Abdelkader will play for the United States at the World Championships next week.
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The tournament runs from May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. He had one goal and three assists in eight games for the American team last year.
Wings may buy out Jordin Tootoo | 04/30/2014 9:48 AM
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Jordin Tootoo might be bought out by Detroit.
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"Toots has done everything we could have asked of him in the AHL," GM Ken Holland said. "I don't know if we'll buy him out, but we don't want Toots in the American League. I have to figure out a way to get Jordin Tootoo back in the NHL." He has one year left on his contract, which carries a cap hit of $1.9 million. Tootoo skated in just 11 games with the Red Wings this past season.
Zetterberg needs to regain strength in foot | 04/30/2014 9:44 AM
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Henrik Zetterberg developed a foot issue from his surgery for a herniated disc.
Detroit News

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"My back was fine but I had some weakness in my foot," he said. "It will come back." He'll use the summer to get himself back to full strength.
Weiss regrets trying to push through injury | 04/30/2014 9:41 AM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) tried to push through his injuries and he regrets that decision.
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"I wanted to do things the right way, but maybe if I took some time at the start of the season, maybe it would have done me better than being a hero a little bit," he said. "I got myself into some trouble that could have been avoided if I was smarter." Weiss will begin another round of rehabilitation soon following a procedure last week to remove some scar tissue. He is optimistic that he'll be ready to go for training camp in the fall.
Mike Babcock not worried about expiring deal | 04/30/2014 9:34 AM
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Coach Mike Babcock has one more year remaining on his contract, but he isn't feeling any urgency to get an extension done over the summer.
Detroit News

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"No priority, whatsoever," Babcock said. "I'm real comfortable with the owner (Mike Ilitch), with the manager (Ken Holland), and that's not a concern for me one bit. One thing, when you're at the stage I am, I'm real comfortable with whatever they want. I want them to be happy. And if they're not happy, then I'm not happy." Detroit GM Ken Holland said he expects to sit down with Babcock to talk about a new deal soon and he wants him back.
Jimmy Howard didn't have a concussion | 04/29/2014 1:14 PM
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Jimmy Howard said that he has been dealing with the flu and didn't have a concussion as was speculated.
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Howard missed Games 4 and 5 of Detroit's first round series against Boston, but that came after he was kneed in the head during Game 3. The Red Wings lost their final two contests.
Henrik Zetterberg to skip WHC for rest, rehab | 04/29/2014 9:01 AM
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Henrik Zetterberg won't play for Sweden at the IIHF World Hockey Championships next week.
Detroit News

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He said his back feels fine but he wants more time to rest and rehab it during the off-season. Zetterberg had surgery for a herniated disc in February and returned for Detroit's last two playoff games versus Boston.
Tomas Tatar will play for Slovakia at the WHC | 04/29/2014 8:54 AM
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Tomas Tatar has already committed to playing for Slovakia at the World Hockey Championships.
Detroit News

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He didn't have a point for the Red Wings in the playoffs, but registered 19 goals and 39 points in 73 contests during the regular season. Tatar represented Slovakia at the Sochi Olympics as well, where he had a goal and an assist in four outings.
Petr Mrazek could back up Howard next year | 04/29/2014 8:49 AM
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Petr Mrazek could be Detroit's backup goaltender as early as next season.
Detroit Free Press

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Jonas Gustavsson can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and the Wings may choose to reward Mrazek for another strong season in the AHL. He has also looked good in his 11 NHL appearances over the past two years.
Weiss has surgery to remove scar tissue | 04/29/2014 8:41 AM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) had surgery last week to remove some scar tissue.
Detroit News

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He appeared in just 26 games with the Red Wings this season and none after December 10th. Weiss notched just two goals and two assists in his first campaign with Detroit. He still has another four years left on his contract.
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