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Red Wings Youth Carrying the Torch

Red Wings Youth Carrying the Torch

November 17th, 2017 If you or someone you know is a die-hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings, there's one phrase that you've probably heard more than once over the last few NHL seasons - "Play the kids!" Now, nearly a quarter of the way through the 2017-18 schedule the Wings are indeed letting their talented youngsters...
Chris Osgood Hall of Fame Worthy

Chris Osgood Hall of Fame Worthy

November 13th, 2017 My first memory of Chris Osgood is when he played for the old AHL Adirondack Red Wings. Between the Albany fans and Adirondack fans who made the trip down the Northway from Glens Falls in bunches, it was hard not to hear chants raining down his name. One didn't need a program with stats either to...

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October 21st, 2017
Red Wings Management

It's finally over.After a lengthy dispute that lasted 111 days after free agency opened, Andreas Athanasiou is officially coming back to the Detroit Red Wings. The two sides were $600,000 apart in negotiations that included weighing a KHL offer and a trip to Switzerland. Friday, the two sides settled on a one-year deal worth $1.387 million to end the stalemate.While it is a relief to have Athanasiou's game-breaking ability back in the lineup, general manager Ken Holland is not out of the woods. That's why the 23-year-old's contract was agreed to "in principle." According to CapFriendly, the Red Wings have $0 in cap space, about $20,000 in long-term injured reserve space, and zero waiver-exempt players on the roster.There will be a period of downtime as the London, Ontario native makes his way back to the States. He has business to take care of to get a work visa, travel back to Toronto, and condition himself over the next week or so. In this timeframe, the team will...
October 21st, 2017
Rumors

In today's Rumor Rundown we look at some of the NHL's most popular franchises.There is a domino effect that comes from the Red Wings getting Andreas Athanasiou signed. What will be the team's next move? Are the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens talking? Are the Habs thinking about trading one of their best forwards? Finally, why are the Washington Capitals panicking? The Athanasiou Dominos The Detroit Red Wings are happy to finally have Andreas Athanasiou under contract and coming back to the team. However, his signing creates a need to make a roster move to free up cap space so he can play. Ansar Khan reports Red Wings general manager Ken Holland must clear over $1.3 million in salary to make room for Athanasiou’s new one-year, $1.387 million deal before it becomes official.Speculation is that the Wings will try trading center Riley Sheahan ($2.075-million cap hit) and potentially demote forward David Booth ($700k) or another player.  The Wings are...
October 20th, 2017
News

The stalemate between the Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Andreas Athansious has finally come to an end, per Bob Mckenzie. Agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season, Athanasious will now return to the Red Wings after a very lengthy contract dispute that stretched into the start of the NHL's regular season. The deal comes with a cap hit of $1.387 million after the Red Wings originally offered $1.25 million during the offseason and Athanasiou asked for $2.5 million from the team.https://twitter.com/tsnbobmckenzie/status/921480689941323776Unfortunately for both sides, the one-year term likely means a future contract dispute could be in the cards if both sides fail to find common ground next offseason, especially if the Red Wings fail to clear significant cap space from their current roster prior to next offseason.It's no secret that the Red Wings are in unfamiliar territory as they're finding themselves in cap trouble with one of the NHL's most...
October 19th, 2017
Rumors

In today's Rumor Rundown we cover a lot of ground and a number of teams. Speculation is really starting to swirl now that certain teams have gotten off to a rocky start. Other rumored moves that went dormant are starting to resurface and there are some pretty big stars that may be looking at new destinations. Red Wings and Athanasiou Talking Bob McKenzie reported recently on an episode of TSN Insider Trading that contract talks between the Detroit Red Wings and the agent for Andreas Athanasiou, Darren Ferris, “have really intensified and picked up over the last couple days.” Athanasiou is in Switzerland and ready to make a decision, but the reality is, he's losing NHL money by the day. He's also potentially hurting his growth as a player by not being a part of everyday NHL action.https://twitter.com/CBSLocalSports/status/920741275296518144This development is interesting considering not long ago there was virtually no movement on a deal between the two teams and both...

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Top 3 All-Time Red Wings Goalies

The Detroit Red Wings have had some incredible goalies don the Winged Wheel over the past 90 years. Many of these masked men rank among the top goaltenders to ever play the game, so narrowing them down to the top three isn’t an easy task.When ranking the top three Red Wings goalies of... February 16th, 2017

Phantom Sniper Fires Up Terrible Ted

Between 1950 and 1956, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs met in the Stanley Cup semi-finals five times. Detroit won every series.Only the 1950 best-of-seven series was close with the Red Wings needing a Game 7 overtime goal by Leo Reise Jr. to eliminate the Leafs. In Game 1 of... March 12th, 2011