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
Henrik Zetterberg and Anthony Mantha are arguably the top two offensive players for the Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Larkin is certainly up there, but Mantha and Zetterberg appear to be the best at driving play in the offensive zone. The two are presently paired on Detroit’s top line but should be split up as soon as
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 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
As of Thursday afternoon, the Vegas Golden Knights are one of four undefeated teams in the National Hockey League. I know, it doesn’t seem real to me either. Maybe the league should hold an expansion draft every year. The Golden Knights keep finding ways to win. They’re three for three in franchise history, and with
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
In today’s edition of the Rumor Rundown we take a look at the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. Detroit Red Wings Making Moves? Elliotte Friedman was recently on Sportsnet 960 and was talking about how the Detroit Red Wings might be active on the trade market as they begin the rebuild of their franchise. Friedman noted
Now that the ink is dry, the Detroit Red Wings should take note of the contract that was recently agreed to between the Columbus Blue Jackets and budding star Alexander Wennberg. Why? Because Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha will need new deals next offseason, and they’re both due for a hefty raise. Last week, I
It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings had difficulty scoring last season, and it was representative of the continued regression that the team’s top six forward group has suffered since the 2011-12 campaign. In a five-year span from 2007-12, the team lead the entire NHL in goals for per game tallying 3.07 per contest.
Few people have had a more transcending impact on the NHL than legendary coach and general manager Jack Adams. For 36 years, Adams led the Detroit Red Wings organization in some capacity, coaching the likes of Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel and Larry Aurie. Today, more than 100 years after Adams first became involved
Over the weekend, a disgraceful organization ripped off the Detroit Red Wings logo and used it as their own in a Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacy protest. This description is the only press I’ll give this organization – their views are despicable and should be left in history where they belong. When news of this broke,
It’s not an extremely busy time in the NHL but a few sources are claiming discussions are picking up slightly and deals are being considered. In this edition of the Rumor Rundown, the focus is on the Pittsburgh Penguins and their need for a center, the Red Wings cap issues, Alex Steen’s long-term security in
In about two months, the Detroit Red Wings will open the 2017-18 NHL season in their new home: Little Caesars Arena. But before the new season opens, Ken Holland and the Red Wings have a bit of roster tweaking to do. It’s no secret that Detroit is in salary cap trouble and that they still
Most Detroit Red Wings fans will look back and their 2016-17 season and remember it as a miserable one. The team missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 seasons, had the 26th (2.41 GF/GP) ranked offense in the league and the 27th (15.1 PP%) ranked power play. While there’s plenty of blame to
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
When the Detroit Red Wings make their first round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it will be their highest pick since drafting Keith Primeau third overall in 1990. With such a good position in the draft, how does Hockeytown approach it? Ken Holland and his management team have quite a bit of homework
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 –
The Grand Rapids Griffins are heading to the Calder Cup finals for the second time in franchise history, and have a chance to capture their second Calder Cup in five seasons. They won their first championship back in 2013 against the same Syracuse Crunch they will begin to play against this weekend. In this week’s