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Marek Zidlicky Traded to Detroit Red Wings for Conditional Third-Round Pick in 2016

As many expected, the Detroit Red Wings did add a defenseman before the trade deadline, however it wasn’t the one many folks expected it to be. All morning long, Detroit appeared to be working on a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dion Phaneuf which felt close to completion at times. When the sides couldn’t agree on the financials or other aspects of the deal, the Red Wings...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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Detroit Red Wings acquire Erik Cole and Marek Zidlicky at the deadline

Detroit Red Wings Manager Ken Holland wasn’t going to overpay for proven talent at the trade deadline. He stuck to his word. Late Sunday evening Holland added a big body forward in Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars. Then two hours before 3 p.m. trade deadline on Monday he finally got a right-handed defenseman in Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils. Here’s a breakdown of...
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Detroit Red Wings Deal Two Prospects, Second Round Pick for Winger Erik Cole

Sunday night, the Detroit Red Wings decided they didn’t want to wait for Monday afternoon’s trade deadline to address at least one of their needs. The Red Wings dealt defenseman Mattias Backman, center Mattias Jarnmark and a second-round pick to the Dallas Stars for forward Erik Cole and a third-round selection. Cole, 36, has scored 18 goals for the Stars this season, including...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Red Wings make more moves before Monday's trade deadline?

With prices set on the high side as the NHL's trade deadline approached, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland added a veteran power forward without subtracting from his Detroit roster. He was also meeting with his scouts Sunday evening to analyze other options. Holland found an amicable trading partner in Dallas, where his former assistant, Jim Nill, runs the Stars. With Dallas...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Injuries dampen an otherwise successful road trip

The Detroit Red Wings (35-15-11) did more than just survive one of their toughest road trips of the season; they took the opportunity to show the rest of the league they shouldn’t be taken lightly. While this statistic has been beaten to death over the last couple of days, it’s still quite remarkable so I’ll mention it once again. With the regulation victory over the Nashville...
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Despite lack of points, Weiss still a valuable commodity

Stephen Weiss was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings in July 2013 and was expected to carry on his performance as the healthy, 60-point centerman he was as a Florida Panther. However, during Weiss’ first season in Detroit, he only played 26 games and was eventually placed on the injured reserve due to hernia surgery. That season followed another […] The post Despite lack of...
Via Along the Boards
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Detroit needs a defenceman, who will it be?

This past week it was confirmed that the Detroit Red Wings are actively looking to add a defenceman before the March 2 trade deadline. In mid-February the team inquired about getting Cody Franson from Toronto, however they were unwilling to trade first-round pick for him. Consequently the Red Wings’ focus has shifted and continues to […] The post Detroit needs a defenceman, who...
Via Along the Boards
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Tomas Tatar lifts Red Wings past Predators, 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Brendan Smith...
Via AP on Fox
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Detroit's Darren Helm leaves game with upper-body injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Detroit center Darren Helm left the Red Wings' game Saturday against the Nashville Predators with an upper-body injury. The team said he would not return to the game. Helm played just five shifts, accumulating 2:41 of ice time. He has played in all 61 of Detroit's games this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 16 assists.
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings trade rumors: Jeff Petry edition

With the trade deadline right around the corner on March 2nd, the Detroit Red Wings have some choices to make as far as trades that can improve their team in order to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings currently find themselves with a 34-15-11 overall record.  That’s good for 3rd in Atlantic Division.  However, with recent injuries and a tough schedule this...
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Johan Franzen’s return still in question

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen knows only one way to play the game of hockey and that is a very physical, in your face style. While he is an accomplished offensive threat, his game is grinding, banging and hitting anything that gets in his way. Unfortunately, playing that rugged style makes injuries a common occurrence, […] The post Johan Franzen’s return still in question...
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL trade deadline is coming Red Wings Fans, Who do you want?

The minutes and seconds are counting down to the March 2nd, 3 pm trade deadline and the Detroit Red Wings are a real threat to be Stanley Cup Contenders. Detroit is pretty stocked with young talent and they have young NHL ready talent on the roster making big time impacts now.Also Detroit has guys in waiting like Larkin, Mantha, Pulkkinen, and Sproul who are stuck in the minors...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilient Red Wings fight back to win in San Jose

Ken Holland can turn off his phone now. The Red Wings' general manager got another eyeful Thursday night of a team that needs not the slightest tinkering heading into a 24th straight playoff season. Playing their fourth game in six nights -- in the midst of a meat-grinder of road trip that has been every bit as challenging as expected -- the Red Wings found a way to overcome a sluggish...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former players ready to lace up the skates in Nashville vs. Detroit Alumni Game

On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings make their lone appearance of the season in the Music City. Bridgestone Arena is sure to be filled to the brim as the first place Predators go head-to-head with their former Central Division rivals and hope to add to their league-leading record. While nothing can top a matchup between these two elite NHL teams, there will be an added bonus for the...
Via The Predatorial
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Red Wings the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Henrik...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Be Critical Of Jimmy Howard in Regulation, But Blame NHL for Shootouts

Maybe I’m simply a hockey purist, but in the old days, there was something to be said about a good, old-fashioned regular season tie. After laying it on the line for three periods and overtime, both teams got to feel like they came away with something. In plenty of battles, it’s was the only just way to decide a tough game. Giving both teams something to feel good about following...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 19 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Darren Helm

@chrismeaney Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Dwight King Only eight teams play four games during Week 19 of the Fantasy Hockey season and only three weeks left until the puck drops on playoffs. At this time of the year, it’s important to get the most out of your moves, and that means use all of them! Unless you’re totally satisfied with your squad and don’t feel the need to...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fan hilariously taunted Stars fan after OT win (VIDEO)

If you missed Saturday’s Red Wings-Stars tilt, you missed one of the better hockey games of the year.  The Wings were down 4-2 entering the third period and 6-4 with seven and a half left.  Pavel Datsyuk scored with just under two minutes to send it to overtime. You also missed one of the better taunting jobs of the hockey season – and it came from a visiting Red Wings fan...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Henrik Zetterberg suffers head injury after sucker punch from Jamie Benn

Red Wings captain left Saturday night’s 7-6 OT victory over the Stars after a sucker punch from Dallas’ Jamie Benn. According to Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Zetterberg will still travel with the team to Anaheim and be reevaluated today. His status against the Ducks Monday night is still undetermined. Ken Holland said...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings recall Kindl after Quincey leaves practice with injury

Halfway through what was to be a four-game conditioning stint in Grand Rapids, defenseman Jakub Kindl will rejoin the Red Wings to fill in for Kyle Quincey, who is nursing a nagging lower-body injury. The Wings play at Dallas on Saturday, and Quincey's availability is questionable. He left Friday's practice early. Kindl had one goal in two games with the Griffins. He hasn't played...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Epic Blackhawks Commercial Keeps “Detroit Sucks” Tradition Alive

Tonight is the night that many people have been waiting for- when the Detroit Dead Wings *cough* excuse me… Red Wings come to the United Center for the only meeting with the Blackhawks this regular season. A lot of hockey fans may believe that the Hawks/ Red Wings matchup is no longer the heated rivalry that it once was, and that may be true since the Wings have whined their way...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings call up RW Pulkkinen, send down G Mrazek

  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled right wing Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned goalie Petr Mrazek to the minor league team. Detroit announced the moves Tuesday. The 23-year-old Pulkkinen has 30 goals and 27 assists in 44 games for Grand Rapids this season. He's also played six games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring his first NHL goal Jan. 20 against...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Franzen return still unknown after most recent concussion

It doesn’t sound like Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will be suiting up for the Wings anytime soon. According to Ken Holland, Franzen, who suffered concussion symptoms the day after a blindside hit from Edmonton’s Rob Klinkhammer back on Jan. 6, still hasn’t been cleared to resume on-ice activities by team doctors. It also doesn’t appear as though getting cleared isn’t...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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