Category: ‘NHL Free Agency’

The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Trade Deadline Grades
March 6th, 2017 at 9:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** The return for Thomas Vanek at this year's NHL Trade Deadline was a bit underwhelming. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) For the first time since the 1990-91 season, the Detroit Red Wings are likely to miss the playoffs. Currently, the team sits in the basement of the Eastern Conference standing,...

Red Wings Trade Vanek to Panthers
March 1st, 2017 at 12:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Thomas Vanek has been traded. Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Red Wings have traded veteran forward Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third-round draft pick and defenseman Dylan McIlrath, Bob McKenzie announced Wednesday. The Red Wings are also retaining 50 percent of Vanek's cap hit....

Red Wings Trade Ott to Canadiens
March 1st, 2017 at 1:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** Steve Ott has been traded to the Montreal Canadiens(Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports) The Detroit Red Wings have traded veteran forward Steve Ott to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2018, the Red Wings announced early Wednesday morning. The team held him out of their lineup Tuesday...

Red Wings Trade Brendan Smith to Rangers
February 28th, 2017 at 12:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers for a third-round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, per Bob McKenzie. Smith is a pending unrestricted free agent and comes with a...

Vanek’s Trade Stock Rises
February 26th, 2017 at 10:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** Thomas Vanek's trade stock rose on the Friday before the trade deadline. Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The trade deadline is fast approaching, and a couple teams already have started to acquire depth for a playoff run or stock up on draft picks. The Detroit Red Wings were one of...