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Red Wings, Tomas Tatar agree on three-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract. According to the Detroit Free Press, the average annual value to be $2.75 million. Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14, ranking sixth on the team with 39 points (19-20-39) in 73 games. He also represented Slovakia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Update: Tomas Tatar Re-Signing Erases Any Wiggle Room

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent Tomas Tatar to a three-year deal worth a reported $2.75 million average. That number makes Tatar the fifth highest-paid forward on the current roster, behind only Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Johan Franzen. It also all but eliminates any extra spending money the Wings may have wanted to maintain moving forward...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Sign Tomas Tatar to New Contract

One of the two remaining Red Wings’ restricted free agents now has a shiny new deal heading into the 2014 pre-season. Detroit announced today that they’ve come to terms with Tomas Tatar that would keep him in the winged wheel for the next 3 years. Due to club policy, additional information on the deal  has not been released. Tatar finished 2nd among Red Wings last season in...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings prospect profile: Landon Ferraro

The ninth edition of my prospect profile series examines the latest Red Wing to get re-signed: Landon Ferraro. Center – Canada – Age 22 6-foot, ~180 pounds – Shoots Right-handed Drafted 32nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft Career Stats (Regular Season Only) Strengths / Weaknesses + Speed, Hockey Awareness, Ray Ferraro - Strength, Capitalizing on Scoring Chances Landon...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard looks to rebound after rough season

The Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to make any significant upgrades over the summer, so if they’re going to improve in 2014-15, it will have to be by getting more from what’s already in their organization. Part of that will come from the natural development of their young players, but they also have some veterans that are expected to improve on their 2013-14 showings. One...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings News: Alfredsson to wait until ʺlate Augustʺ

Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson is undecided if he will play another season.#481119569 / gettyimages.comTed Kulfan of The Detroit News reports that Alfredsson was, "plagued by an aching back at points during the regular season and playoffs." The 41 year old will take a few more weeks to decide whether or not he is healthy enough to return for another...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny DeKeyser Says Contract Will Be Done Before Training Camp

from Steve Amorose of Fox 17 (western Michigan), DeKeyser, 24, just finished his first full season with the Detroit Red Wings, scoring four goals and adding 19 assists while being a plus-10 in 65 games. He played in all five of the Red Wings playoff games against the Boston Bruins. “Obviously wish we did a little bit better and made it a little bit further in the playoffs...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: on Ferraro, Ilitch’s Holland endorsement and bloggers on bloggers

Amongst today's Red Wings-related stories; As Paul reported, the Wings signed Landon Ferraro to a 1-year contract extension, and despite "club policy" forbidding the disclosure of salary demands, the beat writers and at-large press announced that Ferraro's deal is a 2-way contract paying $550,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level. Will Ferraro be...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating balance and theoretically making for better passing and overall cleaner puck movement. There...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: Chris Ilitch on WDFN; ‘all-State’ Wings and Athanasiou talk

Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment CEO Chris Ilitch gave a long interview to WDFN's Matt Sheppard this morning, discussing the Wings' arena project and Ilitch Holdings' plans for the surrounding economic development at significant length: The most important part of the interview for me as a Wings fan? Chris states that his father is the one who's still quite...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Will Get Flashy New Arena, But Will Venue Enjoy Bold Commitment To Winning?

Whenever a move happens, usually, the important things get packed up and carried to the next location. Regardless of how different the new surroundings might be, having these important heirlooms allow those inside to feel a true sense of home and a good chance at having success. Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings finally unveiled plans for their new arena. The announcement came with grand...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Red Wings release designs for new downtown arena

Good news for Hockeytown, USA. Plans for the new Detroit Red Wings arena were released Monday and the building sure looks flashy. The new arena, which is planned to open during the summer of 2017, will replace Joe Louis Arena — the oldest arena in the National Hockey League. It will also be part of a new mixed-use development project in downtown Detroit headed by the Illitch...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings prospect profile: Dylan Larkin

The eighth edition of my Red Wings prospect profile series examines this year’s first round draft pick: Dylan Larkin. Center – Waterford, Michigan – Turns 18 Years Old on July 30th 6-foot-1, ~190 pounds – Shoots Left-handed Drafted 15th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Career Stats (Regular Season Only) Strengths / Weaknesses + Speed, Skating, Character - Offensive Production...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: 'If you don’t want to be coached, don’t come here'

So you don’t like the way Mike Babcock coaches? You don’t like his aggressiveness or grind it out practices? Well the Red Wings coach has two words for ya… Okay maybe he doesn’t but during an interview with 105.1′s Ryan and Rico Thursday morning, Babcock was pretty candid when addressing the rumors that it was his coaching style supposedly keeping top-notch free agents...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Finalizing the roster

After all the moaning and groaning subsides because the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Daniel Cleary to a 1-year contract this past week, the Red Wings are left with two roster spots and a little over $8 million in cap space. Finalizing the 23 man roster can go a few ways, a majority of them revolving around Daniel Alfredsson. The soon to be 42-year old in December, Alfredsson is considering...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  1 Comment
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