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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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
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
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