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Detroit Red Wings Get Ready for Stretch Run
February 25th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
The Red Wings will begin a 24-game stretch on Wednesday as they look to make the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season. Right now, the Wings sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division with 64 points. This is good for the last wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, but they...

Detroit Red Wings Trade Chatter: Steve Ott is a Possible Rental Player
January 16th, 2014 at 5:01 PM
We continue in our somewhat-regular series of Red Wings trade targets by looking at Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott. The possibility of Ott coming to Detroit was brought up by SportsNet's Mark Spector and Brad May. ***VIDEO1*** Position: Center Current Team: Buffalo Sabres Cap Hit: $2.95 million Contract Expires: 2014 (Pending UFA) Strengths: Stat sheet-stuffing center, provides...

Detroit Red Wings Trade Chatter: Dustin Byfuglien a Potential Target
January 15th, 2014 at 4:41 PM
The NHL's Trade Deadline is 3:00 p.m. EDT on March 5, and teams will be looking at making moves to shore up their rosters. Starting today, and continuing on a semi-regular basis, Red Wings 101 will take a look at some potential trade targets via TSN's TradeCentre (DISCLAIMER: Just because a particular...

Trade Chatter: Kyle Quincey Likely on the Block
December 5th, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Since the start of last season, it was one of the most popular ideas amongst Detroit Red Wings fans, but it fell on deaf ears. Now the still-popular idea might come to fruition. Both Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press and John Evans of Octopus Thrower suggest that the Wings...

Could Jordin Tootoo Be on the Move?
October 22nd, 2013 at 7:02 PM
The Detroit Red Wings are among many NHL teams engaging in trade talks. If they move a player anytime soon, it's likely to be Jordin Tootoo. TSN's Darren Dreger writes that the Wings need to clear cap room for when Darren Helm returns, and Tootoo could be the odd man out, as...

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland: “We’re Comfortable Where We’re at Right Now”
July 16th, 2013 at 6:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** Detroit Red Wings' GM Ken Holland would like to sign another free agent and trim a couple of players from the roster. However, that isn't likely to happen anytime soon, and Holland is fine with that. “We’re comfortable where we’re at right now,'' Holland said to MLive's Ansar Khan. “Before we do anything...

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland Talks About Unsigned Players
July 13th, 2013 at 8:20 PM
The Detroit Red Wings have been quiet in terms of signing and re-signing players in the last week. Among them are restricted free agents Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist. Team general manager Ken Holland isn't concerned about losing either player, despite not having serious negotiations. "I talked with Nyguist's agent Monday or Tuesday."...

Damien Brunner not Likely to Return to Detroit, Daniel Cleary is a Possibility
July 6th, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Time for an update on what the Detroit Red Wings are doing in free agency. After making a splash yesterday by signing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss, things have been relatively quiet today. But there has still been plenty of chatter. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports that Damien Brunner...

Detroit Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson, Stephen Weiss in Free Agency
July 6th, 2013 at 3:27 PM
The Detroit Red Wings landed a pair of big fish in the free agency pond yesterday. They were able to sign winger Daniel Alfredsson to a one-year, $5.5 million deal and center Stephen Weiss to a five-year deal worth $24.5 million. The latter of the two was expected to come to Detroit to...

Potential Free Agent Targets for Detroit Red Wings
July 3rd, 2013 at 6:41 PM
With the NHL's Free Agency Frenzy set to open at noon this Friday, Red Wings 101 will take a look at some names that could be a fit for the Detroit Red Wings. The biggest need for the team is a second-line center (unless Valtteri Filppula decides to re-sign at the...

Could Vincent Lecavalier Sign with Detroit Red Wings?
June 27th, 2013 at 9:03 PM
NHL Free Agency doesn't officially begin until July 5, but a big fish just became available on the market. The Tampa Bay Lightning exercised one of their compliance buyouts on Vincent Lecavalier earlier today, making him available for the other 29 teams to sign him. Interestingly, when Lecavalier was asked about the...

Report: Detroit Red Wings Could Be Busy Trading in the Next Few Days
June 25th, 2013 at 5:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the NHL offseason officially underway, the Detroit Red Wings will be looking to make roster moves in the next few days. MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings will look to trade some of their forwards leading up to the NHL Draft on Sunday. Khan writes that the most likely...

Report: Detroit Red Wings Inquiring About Stephen Weiss
June 17th, 2013 at 11:02 PM
The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly starting to get busy as the NHL Draft and Free Agency approach. CBC's Elliotte Friedman reported on the Hot Stove segment of "Hockey Night" in Canada on Saturday that the Wings are looking at making a deal for the rights to Florida Panthers center Stephen...

Detroit Red Wings Re-sign Drew Miller for 3 Years, $4.05 Million
June 14th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Check one priority off of the Detroit Red Wings' offseason checklist. The club announced today that they re-signed forward Drew Miller to a three year contract extension worth $4.05 million. Miller was set to become an unrestricted free agent next month. "I know we have a lot of people on the roster,...

What Lies Ahead for Detroit Red Wings in Offseason
June 1st, 2013 at 7:48 PM
The offseason for the Detroit Red Wings has begun. They won't be together as a team until August when training camp begins. While this offseason isn't as bleak as last year, there are still plenty of questions that remain to be answered between now and next season. Here's a look at the team's...

Detroit Red Wings Strongly Pursuing College Free Agent Danny DeKeyser
March 26th, 2013 at 5:53 PM
The Detroit Red Wings want to improve their blue line, and while there are plenty of names available via trade, there is a very good college free agent available. Western Michigan defenseman Danny DeKeyser is being pursued by multiple NHL teams, including the Red Wings, per Helene St. James of the...

Trade Chatter: Ladislav Smid, Lubomir Visnovsky Among Players on Detroit Red Wings’ Radar
March 19th, 2013 at 10:37 PM
With the NHL trade deadline approaching, Red Wings 101 will take a look at some potential trade targets for the Detroit Red Wings. The glaring need right now is on the blue line, where they need a puck mover, as well as someone who brings toughness, since they will be in...

Will Ian White Be Out the Door by the Trade Deadline?
March 2nd, 2013 at 4:12 PM
For all the beatings it has taken, both physically and from the media, the Detroit Red Wings defensive corps has performed well in the last four games. Head coach Mike Babcock has stuck with the pairings of Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson, Brendan Smith-Kyle Quincey, and Brian Lashoff-Jakub Kindl for the last two games. That...

NHL Chatter: Expansion on the Horizon?
January 31st, 2013 at 4:51 PM
A popular topic around the NHL lately has been expanding the league to 32 teams. There have been rumors of the league awarding franchises to Seattle, Kansas City, Quebec City, Las Vegas, and/or a suburb of Toronto. Right now, it sounds like Quebec City and Markham, Ontario (a northern suburb of...

Could Wade Redden Wind up in Detroit?
January 16th, 2013 at 7:51 PM
Even with seven defensemen on the team, the Detroit Red Wings are reportedly still looking at adding another blue liner. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports that the team has been having internal discussions about adding Wade Redden. Redden has spent the last two seasons with the New York Rangers'...