What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics.
As we approach the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline, the Detroit Red Wings once again find themselves trending toward the “sellers” designation. A wild-card spot is in reach, but the organization has higher priorities, namely the development of its young players and adding quality assets for the future. Now in the last year of his contract,
It was all falling into place for Evgeny Svechnikov at this year’s training camp. Andreas Athanasiou was still without a contract, and the 20-year-old Svechnikov was a prime candidate to replace him in the competition for a roster spot with the Detroit Red Wings. He was going up against Martin Frk, Tyler Bertuzzi, and other
The Florida Panthers struggled to gain any traction during the fourth week of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. Yes, they came away with a record of 1-1-1, which is not at all disastrous. However, they had two real opportunities to take advantage of divisional foes they should probably beat, and only came away with
That didn’t take long. Just one day after the Detroit Red Wings announced that they had agreed to a deal “in principle” with forward Andreas Athanasiou, corresponding moves followed on Saturday that made him eligible to officially sign with Detroit. While the Ryan Sproul-for-Matt Puempel deal with the New York Rangers saw Detroit part with
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?
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.
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at a few different teams. All of the teams have underachieved thus far in 2017-18 and there is some concern that changes might be required. The Edmonton Oilers are off to a terrible start and as such, people are starting the speculate they may be looking to add a
In today’s Rumor Rundown we focus on a few players who aren’t new to the rumor wire but speculation continues to swirl around them. There may be developments on all four players as Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris, Andreas Athanasiou and Alex Galchenyuk become more likely trade pieces than players who stay where they are. Predators
The Detroit Red Wings drafted both Martin Frk (49th overall) and Andreas Athanasiou (110th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. However, Frk, who was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes via waivers last October only to be reacquired by Detroit less than a month later, is off to an impressive early start with the club
The first night of action kicked off in the NHL on Wednesday and less than 24-hours from the opening puck drop there are rumors surrounding some of the NHL’s most popular teams. Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou Talking The Detroit Red Wings and forward Andreas Athanasiou have resumed talks on a contract extension but things are not
In today’s Rumor Rundown, we take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and the idea of signing William Nylander sooner than later, the Detroit Red Wings and what’s going on with Andreas Athanasiou and a few other notables from around the NHL. Signing Nylander Now Or Later TSN insider, Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 1050 talking
The Detroit Red Wings locked up an important piece when they avoided arbitration with Tomas Tatar, signing him to a four-year deal worth an AAV of $5.3 million. For a team that struggled to produce offensively last season (26th in GF/GP), signing one of their top offensive weapons was of great importance. It does not
The 2016-17 season was a disappointing one for the Detroit Red Wings and their entire fan base. Finishing with a record of 33-36-13, the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 1989-90, ending their consecutive postseason appearance streak at 25 seasons. Most fans could recognize the warning signs a few years ago –