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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


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


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


Free Agent Frenzy

Thomas Vanek signs a 1 year, $2.6 million deal with Detroit.

Cult of Hockey: There’s no reason for the Edmonton Oilers to be interested in Thomas Vanek

The Minnesota Wild are buying out Thomas Vanek, thereby making the 32-year-old right-shooting winger an unrestricted free agent. Vanek scored 18 goals in a down year with the Wild, and his combination of size (6’2”, 218 pounds) and offensive ability just might be appealing to an Edmonton Oilers club that has room for another skilled right shot. 745 more words

Cult Of Hockey

With Wild Season Over, Uncertainty Begins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota Wild players cleaned out their lockers on Wednesday and said goodbye until they come together to get ready for next season. 328 more words