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Thomas Vanek says the Wild 'just wasn't a good fit'

Former Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek is looking for a fresh start as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

Vanek, who helped lead the University of Minnesota to a national championship in 2003, signed with the Wild two years ago before the start of the 2014-15 season. 290 more words

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How was your Week

The Chicago Cubs became the first team to clinch a playoff spot when the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals last Thursday night. You can call it a back in or however else you want to describe it, but with the lead the Cubs had in the division it they where going to win it one way or another. 767 more words

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Detroit Red Wings 2016-2017

Detroit snuck into the postseason for the 25th straight season with 93 points, just beating out Boston by just one regulation/overtime win. They still hold the longest playoff streak in sports, seven years more than the second longest streak held by the San Antonio Spurs. 240 more words

Are Ken Holland's Additions Enough to Offset Pavel Datsyuk?

The Detroit Red Wings took a big blow when they learned they were losing superstar Pavel Datsyuk, but general manager Ken Holland has made moves this offseason to try and fill the void. 581 more words

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Aging core, bad contracts make Detroit Red Wings’ offseason moves highly questionable

There are still three months until the Detroit Red Wings open their 2016-16 season, but after the team’s initial moves early in the offseason, the direction of the franchise remains unclear. 1,039 more words

Former Gopher, Wild forward Thomas Vanek signs with Red Wings

It’s not a surprise but Thomas Vanek’s return to Minnesota officially came to an end Friday afternoon.

Vanek agreed to a one-year, $2.6-million deal with the Detroit Red Wings. 262 more words

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Duff: The more Wings change, the more they stay the same

A Dane and an Austrian skate into Hockeytown . . .

So what’s the punchline?

Actually, the joke is on Detroit Red Wings fans.

When the Wings exited meekly from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight spring and won a solitary playoff game for the second time in three years, there was talk of change, rumblings of making moves to try and alter the chemistry and perhaps even the culture of the team’s roster. 555 more words

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