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RED WINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Red Wings: Franzen expected to be ready for camp

Earlier this month on isportsweb, I discussed the situation surrounding Detroit Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen, and whether it was time for him to retire from the NHL.  Citing numerous head injuries and a fear of existing brain damage, I believe it would be best for Franzen, who turns 36 December, to step away from the game. However, earlier this week, reports surfaced once...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings set to play on FOX Sports Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit will televise 70 regular-season and three preseason games during its coverage of the 2015-16 Detroit Red Wings. Regular-season coverage begins Oct. 9 with the home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. We will kick off Opening Night with a special one-hour Red Wings Live, featuring Jeff Blashill's first game as Detroit's head coach against former Red Wings bench...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: Detroit Red Wings

Welcome to thr NHL team previews, a series breaking down every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, from the 30th place team to the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going to be a fun summer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Kindl happy for a fresh start

Despite putting up a career high in goals last year with five, it was not a good year for Jakub Kindl. Kindl was rarely used last season by Mike Babcock, playing in only 35 games and was a frequent healthy scratch. "It was tough," Kindl said to Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News. "But I was trying to be a good teammate and support the guys at the rink. Some things you can't control,...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Johan Franzen be ready for the start of camp?

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is hopeful that his power forward, Johan Franzen, can return in time for the start of the season."My expectations and hopes are he's going to be cleared when he takes his physical at camp," Holland told Mlive.com. "Ultimately, it's in the hands of (his doctor)."Franzen last appeared for the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 6, 2015. He only appeared in 33...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings GM Ken Holland optimistic on Pavel Datsyuk's recovery

To say Ken Holland cares for his star forward, Pavel Datsyuk, is a bit of an understatement.Holland sent the Red Wings' team trainer, Piet Van Zant, to check up on Datsyuk, and Van Zant returned with a bit of good news."Piet watched (Datsyuk) work out, told me he's in good spirits," Holland told Ansar Khan of MLive. "He's had no setbacks. He's doing lots of training. He's excited...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock puts Northville, MI home up for sale

Mike Babcock is cutting ties in Michigan and taking all of his faces north of the border to coach the Maple Leafs.  To help cut ties, Babcock recently put his Northville, Michigan home on the market. The modest 4,486 square-foot home could be yours for $799,999.00.  Maybe a bit less because when you sign an eight-year, $50 million deal like Babcock did, a couple thousand is considered...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Should Johan Franzen retire?

While the Detroit Red Wings are trying to finalize their roster in preparation for another exciting season in Hockeytown, one member of the roster is facing a time of major uncertainty over the future of his career. Detroit forward Johan Franzen has been battling plenty of health concerns over the past seven months.  Back on Jan. 6th, Franzen was injured after taking a blindside...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Johan Franzen gets Nyquist Babcock inspired bedsheets

It looks like Red Wings forward Johan Franzen isn’t going to have as hard of a time getting over Mike Babcock as Gustav Nyquist will. Or at least that’s how Franzen wants it to appear. Franzen, who missed almost all of last season with a concussion, posted this to his Instagram account for Nyquist in an attempt to help him (Nyquist) get over Babcock going to Toronto. ...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where do the Red Wings Rank?

View image | gettyimages.com Excerpt Overall this is a very solid team. Adding Mike Green and Brad Richards to compliment guys like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg was fantastic. They are both still capable of playing at a high level. My concerns about this team lie with the goalies and some depth questions. Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek are both solid goalies, I have no great...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Stanley Cup contenders?

A new era of Detroit Red Wings hockey is about to begin in Hockeytown, as the Red Wings are preparing for Jeff Blashill’s first season as the team’s newest head coach.  Blashill, 41, became the team’s 27th head coach when he replaced Mike Babcock, who left Detroit for Toronto, after signing an eight-year deal worth $50 million. Having spent time as an assistant coach for the...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk expects to miss start of Wings' season

Pavel Datsyuk may not be on the ice when the Detroit Red Wings begin the regular season. Datsyuk is recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle to repair ruptured ankle tendons, and told SVT.se that he could be out for the next four to five months. "Doctors say four-five months. So we'll see," Datsyuk said. "I hope I just miss a little early in the season. The rehabilitation...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings re-sign Louis-Marc Aubry

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed center Louis-Marc Aubry to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Aubry, Detroit's third round (81st overall) pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 67 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2014-15 season. He matched career highs with 16 points, 52 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. Aubry has skated in 231 career games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel imploded in seconds

YouTube Detroit’s Park Avenue Hotel, built in the 1920’s and abandoned since 2003, was imploded with 200 pounds of dynamite Saturday morning. It was leveled as part of the $650 million development project centered around the new Detroit Red Wings arena that will open in the fall of 2017.  The grand plan is for a 45-acre downtown sports and entertainment district. 13 floors...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Roughly one week ago, news broke that Mike Green wouldn’t be returning to the Washington Capitals. Green was ready to test free agency as an unrestricted free agent after skating with the Capitals since 2005-06. Today, he has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Headline 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

Two legendary Detroit Red Wings players are among the four NHL players elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 on Monday. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, a seven-time Norris Trophy winner and four-time champion, as well as Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, a Hart Trophy winner and four-time champion, were the latest players from Detroit’s 1990s/early 2000s dynasty...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings release preview video for the new Red Wings arena and District Detroit

On their Twitter page Monday Morning the Red Wings released a preview video for the new arena and district that will be opening up in downtown Detroit over the new few years. City politics aside, the tour is absolutely amazing and on a strictly hockey standpoint, no team really deserves this more than the Wings themselves. JUST ANNOUNCED: The District Detroit and New Arena Preview...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings appear willing to trade Mantha or 2015 first round pick

The Red Wings look like their willing to part with what was once thought to be an untouchable piece of their future. According to Damien Cox of Sportsnet, Detroit is apparently open to the thought of trading Anthony Mantha, a still highly touted prospect within the team’s system who turned over video game numbers while in the QMJHL. Or apparently the Wings may be willing to part...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Officially Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach

DETROIT — The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was introduced Tuesday as Detroit’s new head coach. Blashill has coached Detroit’s minor league affiliate...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Gordie Howe Bridge to connect Detroit and Windsor

Gordie Howe is once again being honored for his achievements in the world of hockey. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today, that they will be naming the Detroit River span between Michigan and Windsor the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Pleased to announce that the new Windsor-Detroit bridge will be named in honour of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. pic.twitter.com/T29YhQMolK...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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