RED WINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Red Wings: A look at the World Cup of Hockey

After a 12-year interval, the World Cup of Hockey is making its triumphant return this September in Toronto, Canada. The NHL, along with the NHLPA and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) made the official announcement of their plans to revive the World Cup last January. However, as the date of the worldwide event draws nearer, the interest has grown exponentially. This...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk taking page from Sergei Fedorov’s playbook, but is it the wrong page?

By KEITH GAVE After helping Russia to a bronze medal finish at the World Championship – and presumably negotiating at the same time with some Kontinental Hockey League clubs while he’s under contract for another season with the Detroit Red Wings – Pavel Datsyuk went on vacation. But before he causes irreparable harm to his legacy in Hockeytown, Datsyuk would be wise to take...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Red Wings Sign Czech Forward Nosek to Extension

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday that they have signed center Tomas Nosek to a two-year contract extension. It is reported to be a two-way contract for the 2016-17 season, and a one-way deal for 2017-18. The Red Wings first acquired Nosek, 23, as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2014 following a positive season with Pardubice HC of the Czech Republic ExtraLiga. The...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Red Wings trade third-round pick to the Sharks for prospect Dylan Sadowy

The Red Wings swung a deal with the Western Conference Champions this afternoon trading a third round pick in the 2017 draft to the Sharks for left winger Dylan Sadowy. The 20-year old Sadowy has recently accumulated back-t0-back 40 goal seasons including 45 goals this season to go along with 25 assists and 70 points. He scored 25 goals in just 28 games following his midseason trade...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago

Report: Pavel Datsyuk will join SKA of the KHL

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is close to signing a two-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL according to Slava Malamud. Malamud reports the head of the KHL’s board of directors Gennady Timchenko said Datsyuk will join the team. Head of KHL board of directors (and Putin's bud) Timchenko says Datsyuk will join SKA. Team will also pursue Plotnikov and Tikhonov ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Did a fan sneak into the Russian locker room and urinate in Datsyuk’s skate?

One would think that the headline of this article would be all one needed to say about this video. Unfortunately, for you as readers, this is a much more nuanced video. Are you ready to watch an overweight US hockey fan apparently urinate into Pavel Datsyuk’s skate? The video, first brought to our attention by Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy, really is a doozy. It initially screams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: No current plans for Pavel Datsyuk to play in KHL

Rumors have been circulating that Pavel Datsyuk has plans to play in Russia once his decision to leave the Detroit Red Wings is finalized. A Russian website (sportfakt.ru) reported that Datsyuk and SKA St. Petersburg, a team in the KHL, came to a 2-year deal for him to join the team when he inevitably returns to Russia. As rumors are wont t0 do, the report spread like wildfire...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings RW Gustav Nyquist rooting for Nyquist to meet him at Belmont

Nyquist, the horse that just won the Kentucky Derby and is looking to win the next leg of the Triple Crown at Preakness today, has a special group of people rooting for him. Detroit Red Wings right winger Gustav Nyquist, who the derby winner was named after, is rooting for the horse so they could possibly meet at Belmont in a few weeks. The horse’s owner, J. Paul Reddam, is a Red...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings add Jeff Salajko as goalie coach

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have hired goalie coach Jeff Salajko. The Red Wings made the move Tuesday, a week after adding assistant coach Doug Houda to Jeff Blashill's staff. Salajko has been helping the Red Wings' goalies in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins for two seasons. He previously was an assistant coach in the minors for the Columbus Blue...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings hire assistant coach Houda, don't re-sign Bedard

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings hired assistant coach Doug Houda on Tuesday after agreeing to a three-year contract. Houda was drafted by Detroit in 1984 and was one of its defensemen for parts of six seasons. He had been a Boston Bruins assistant coach the previous 10 seasons. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland also said goaltending coach Jim Bedard won't be re-signed...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist drinks from Stanley Cup

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is set to take place today, with Nyquist leading the field as the betting favorite. In anticipation of the big race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Nyquist, who is named after Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist, received a visit from the Stanley Cup. For some good luck, the horse enjoyed some pre-race hydration from the cup. The moment was...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry boils over to Kentucky Derby

If you watched hockey in the 1990s, then you know all about how heated the rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche could get. It was fascinating to watch as two of the top franchises in the West routinely did battle with a good helping of fisticuffs. That rivalry may no longer be what it once was and the two are now separated by conference affiliations with...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings new home to be named Little Caesers Arena

I’ve been holding off on writing about this with the hope that this was a joke. Alas, three days after the announcement, I have to accept the fact that that the Detroit Red Wings new home will in fact be named the Little Caesers Arena. Olympia Entertainment, alongside Little Caesars, made the announcement on Thursday morning. The naming agreement was a 20-year, $125 million deal...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Derby 2016: Undefeated Nyquist headlines Kentucky Derby

A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist. The colt named for Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist is looking like a worthy successor to a sport eager to retain the new fans it gained during American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Nyquist was last...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning's Boyle taunts Red Wings' Abdelkader with chicken dance (VIDEO)

Things once again got a little chippy at the end of the third game of the first round Eastern Conference playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lighting. And after Tampa Bay's Game 2 win on Friday and Detroit's Game 3 win on Sunday night both ended in fisticuffs, the third game didn't disappoint either.Well ...  sort of. Game 2 ended with Red Wings forward...
Via The Other Paper
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning, Red Wings end another game with a brawl

I might be stating the obvious here, but I don’t think the Lightning and Red Wings like each other very much. The two teams ended Game 2 with major hostilities, and as the final horn sounded on the Wings’ 2-0 Game 3 win in Detroit on Sunday night, the teams commenced with more message sending as skirmishes broke out by both benches after Henrik Zetterberg got run: Justin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the seven Detroit Red Wings whose numbers have been retired

Seven players in Detroit Red Wings franchise history have had their numbers retired. Can you name all of these NHL greats? Clue: Number: Years Active * Denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time with the team Note: Wayne Gretzky's 99 has been retired league wide and is not noted here.
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Royal Oak (MI Fire Department helps locked out Tomas Tatar get into home

Red Wings winger Tomas Tatar had the good fortune of having a quality fire department nearby as they helped Tatar get back into his house after he locked himself out.  The Royal Oak Professional Firefighters Local 431 added three photos to their Facebook page to document the event.  In return for the firefighters’ help, Tatar gifted them a signed jersey. I’ll vouch for the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards had a helluva time trying to pronounce ‘Athanasiou’

Thursday night, Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards was reminded of a valuable life lesson for anyone covering a sporting event. Always give the pronunciation guide in the team notes a once-over to make sure there aren’t any names you’re going to get tripped up on. The Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings Thursday and as soon as Detroit center Andreas Athanasiou...
Via Awful Announcing
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers zing The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun for cheering on Red Wings

Be warned: rooting for an opposing team will have the Philadelphia Flyers rooting for your death. Well, somewhat. After actor and noted Detroit Red Wings fan Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the hit AMC TV show “The Walking Dead,” expressed support for his team on Twitter, the Flyers, who play the Red Wings on Wednesday night, hit him with the following haymaker: @steveyeun Let’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rookie Anthony Mantha makes his grandpa cry with first goal

Red Wings rookie forward Anthony Mantha is one of the more talented prospects in the NHL. He was called up from AHL Grand Rapids to provide some spark to the Wings in their playoff chase as they’ve lost their grip on a playoff spot with the Flyers charging from behind. When any player scores their first NHL goal, it’s a moment worth crying over. Apparently for Mantha that was...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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