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Wings not on Schultz’s short list

On Monday morning, Anaheim Ducks draft pick Justin Schultz became an unrestricted free agent, thanks to a loophole in the CBA that allows players who went to college after playing minor juniors decide their own fate (for some reason). It had become clear he was not interested in joining the Ducks and that there would […]

Good day for Oates

Adam Oates is having a better day than you. The former Detroit Red Wing was named the newest head coach of the Washington Capitals this morning. A few hours later, he was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Pretty excellent day. In other Hall of Fame news, Brendan Shanahan was passed over in favor […]

Blashill to Grand Rapids, Wings’ bench vacancy

After just one season behind the Red Wings bench as an assistant to Mike Babcock, Jeff Blashill has left his post to accept the head coaching job for the Grand Rapids Griffins. So he’ll remain with the organization, obviously, but it’s hard to ignore that it’s a little bit odd after only one season. We […]

Potential Bonus Draft Picks

Each year, after the NHL Draft, the Red Wings (and all the other teams in the league) invite a handful of undrafted free agents to their rookie and/or main training camps. It’s via this method that the Wings signed undrafted talent like Brian Lashoff, Willie Coetzee, Trevor Parkes, and Brent Raedeke. You shouldn’t expect this […]

Red Wings Draft Recap

It was an eventful weekend in Pittsburgh. Not necessarily for the Detroit Red Wings, but for the league as a whole, and for me personally. I love the Draft and spend far too many hours getting acquainted with as many guys as possible just in case they’re selected by the Red Wings. I had a […]

Helm signed through 2016

The Red Wings took care of their most important restricted free agent on Tuesday morning. Darren Dreger reported the following, via Twitter: Without scouring the twitterverse to see if this is already out…Darren Helm agrees to 4 year, $8.5 deal in Detroit. The averages out to a cap hit of $2.125M until the conclusion of […]

Unretiring Numbers

Last night, the Detroit Free Press’ Jamie Samuelsen posted an entry on his blog, that – in short – examines whether numbers should be unretired as a method for honoring those players who have meant so much to an organization. The Red Wings have a handful of sweater numbers hanging in Joe Louis’ rafters – […]

2012-2013 Detroit Red Wings Pro/No Wrap-up: The Back-End

Since the Red Wings’ season came to an unceremonious end, we’ve trotted out the second year’s worth of Pro/No profiles, in a joint venture with our brothers at Winging it in Motown. We’ve asked you, our dear readers and members of the best damn hockey community on the interwebs, to give their vote — should […]

#23 Gets His Wish: Stuart Traded to SJ

Well, the inevitable has happened. Defenseman Brad Stuart, who has been a mainstay on the blueline since his acquisition in 2008, has been traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Andrew Murray and a conditional seventh round draft pick in 2014. Both Stuart and Murray are set to become unrestricted free agents on […]