Category Archives: Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings not planning any trades before Friday deadline, says GM Ken Holland

Because of the Olympic break this season there are two trading deadlines in the NHL.

The first begins Friday at 3 p.m. (and expires at noon Feb. 23) — the second deadline on March 5.

Don’t expect the Red Wings to do anything by Friday.

Not much trade talk as time will determine if they buy, sell or stand pat

Will the Detroit Red Wings buy, sell or stand pat this season?

That likely will be determined closer to the March 5 trading deadline, not the Feb. 7 trading deadline.

Readers wondering who Red Wings might trade, acquire this season

Defenseman Kyle Quincey clearly is the top candidate to be traded. He’s an unrestricted free agent after this season and won’t be re-signed, so they might as well get an asset for him – or at least clear his $3.775 million cap hit as a prelude to a separate deal.

He hasn’t played well, which limits his value and his potential suitors. But rental defensemen are always in demand the latter half of the season and at the trade deadline.

Teams calling about Detroit’s young players

Trade possibilities: The NHL trade deadline is March 5, but will the Red Wings be able to do much? Teams will be asking for young players such as Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Petr Mrazek for the few quality rentals available, and general manager Ken Holland absolutely will not make those kind of deals.

Helene St. James: Detroit Red Wings should trade Kyle Quincey

A savvy, rangy defenseman is getting closer on the Detroit Red Wings’ horizon, which will afford an opportunity to change the landscape.

Danny DeKeyser is starting a comeback from a separated shoulder suffered Nov. 21, taking to the ice daily and increasing what he does. Realistically, he’s still about two weeks away, but when he is ready, he’ll need to be removed from long-term injured reserve. Right now, that can’t be done without something else happening.

Wings have waived Patrick Eaves

Tootoo on waivers

Panthers interested in Tootoo

Trade of Mike Brown could mean another Edmonton Oilers deal is on the way

Brown had seven fights as an Oiler, if you’re keeping count, two with Jordin Tootoo, which brings up Tootoo.

There’s been some discussion that the Oilers should now take a run at Tootoo as a fourth-liner because he has some ability with the puck (he has 133 points and 49 career goals).

Daniel Cleary says he’ll skate with Red Wings on Friday; he has invitation to come to camp on tryout

Daniel Cleary said today that he will join his former Detroit Red Wings teammates on the ice Friday at Joe Louis Arena for an informal practice.

Where that will lead remains uncertain.

Tootoo back to Nashville?

An NHL source has confirmed to that the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators have discussed sending Jordin Tootoo back to Music City.

Tootoo was drafted by Nashville in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and spent the first eight years of his NHL career with the Predators. The Wings signed him as an unrestricted free agent to a three-year, $5.7 million contract on July 1, 2012.

Red Wings would like to make another move or two, but that’s not likely to happen before training camp

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland ideally would like to trim a couple of players and maybe sign another unrestricted free agent.

But he concedes that’s probably not going to happen. And that’s fine with him.

Detroit Red Wings free agency: Daniel Cleary likely to return

Cleary remains likely to return, at a rate of around $2.5 million to $2.75 million per for three years, but the Wings need to get someone off their roster of forwards, first. Alfredsson and Weiss have put Detroit at 14 forwards, a number that will grow by two when restricted free agents Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist get new deals.