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In the rearview: July

Now that it’s three-quarters over, it’s as good a time as any to look back at July, 2012 — the first month of a summer that was supposed to be one of the most aggressive in recent team history thanks to a third straight early playoff exit and a metric ton of cap space to […]

Wings & Q avoid arbitration, agree to two-year deal

A few weeks ago, Kyle Quincey filed for arbitration against the Detroit Red Wings, as the two sides were unable to come to an agreement yet, and Q wanted to take advantage of the only real leverage that a restricted free agent has. Thankfully for both sides, there will be no bad blood thanks to […]

Wings hire Renney

So, scratch all of the names I explored a little while back. The Wings went off the board and made an excellent hire in Tom Renney. Mike Babcock’s newest assistant (actually dubbed “associate coach” by the Detroit Red Wings) has signed a three-year deal to join the Wings bench. He was the Oilers’ coach the […]

Red Wings sign Nicastro

The Detroit Red Wings have signed their third round pick (91st overall) in the 2008 Draft to a three-year entry-level contract. Former Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro is expected to join the Grand Rapids Griffins for the 2012-13 season following an eventful year for the Thousand Oaks, California native. If the name rings a non-hockey […]

Joey MacDonald requests trade

In light of yesterday’s acquisition of former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, the incumbent number two netminder in Detroit has asked the Red Wings to trade him to a team where he’ll be able to play NHL minutes. Joey MacDonald stepped in very admirably when Jimmy Howard went down with an injury last season […]

Red Wings sign Samuelsson, Tootoo

Well, the Red Wings promised they were going to be active on July 1st. We were all expecting Ryan Suter and/or Zach Parise, but it looks like they’ll be delaying their decisions to tomorrow. On the heels of the Gustavsson and Brunner signings, Detroit has also announced two more free agent deals. Former Red Wing […]

Red Wings ink Gustavsson

The Red Wings entered July 1st with a ton of cash to throw around. They’ve officially made their pitches to both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but both of those guys are still without a team for 2012-13. There were several holes to fill in Detroit, and they chose to shore up their goaltending first. […]

2012 Free Agency Primer

It’s like Christmas in July. On Sunday at noon, the floodgates will open and several hundred NHL players will get richer. If Dennis Wideman’s deal is any indication of the proceedings, you’re about to see a whole buncha crazy numbers thrown around. And we’ll be your home for all things Live Chatty, as we’ll be […]

2012 TPL Free Agent Day Live Chat!

If the chat client (which is directly below these few sentences) is slow to load, please re-load TPL. We’re experimenting with a new format. The chat will begin at 11am Eastern as we prepare for the news to start flowing at noon (if we’re lucky).