Category Archives: Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings will buy out D Carlo Colaiacovo

Valtteri Filppula on leaving Red Wings: ‘It could happen’

He admits it would be strange but wearing a new jersey is something Valtteri Filppula could be doing next season.

The unrestricted free agent forward, nursing a severely sprained ankle suffered in Game 7, doesn’t know what his future holds.

“I don’t know, it’s too early to say right now,” said Filppula. “It’s been the only team I’ve played with. There’s nothing but positive things to say (about the organization), and it’s a great place to be.

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Bruce Garrioch lists tons of players available in the West.

NHL trade deadline primer: Western Conference

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS: Since GM Scott Howson was fired, the Jackets have gone on a pretty good run. President John Davidson has said publicly nobody is off limits, but they’ve remained in the hunt. Names available include D Adrian Aucoin, C Derek Brassard and C Vinny Prospal.

DALLAS STARS: There is a lot of heat on GM Joe Nieuwendyk. He hasn’t made a good trade since he took over and any move he makes now is pivotal. Lots of teams are interested in C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, C Ray Whitney and LW Brendan Morrow. Are the Stars ready to throw in the towel? Could be it for Nieuwendyk.

DETROIT RED WINGS: The Wings would have been upset to see Perry re-sign with the Ducks. They were prepared to make a big pitch in July. They have depth, but the Wings need to get a star. That’s not going to happen at this deadline because they aren’t just one player away from a Cup run.

EDMONTON OILERS: GM Steve Tambellini has a decision to make: Does he buy or sell? The Oilers have a shot at the playoffs, but can they stay there? None of the young players are available so no need for teams to ask. D Ryan Whitney is available and so is C Sam Gagner, who could fetch help.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/03/23/nhl-trade-deadline-primer-western-conference

Red Wings’ GM Ken Holland says trade more likely if team fares well next six games before deadline

The Detroit Red Wings have six games before the NHL trade deadline April 3.

The better they fare during this stretch, the more likely they are to make a move.

Red Wings trade talk: Ladislav Smid valued for his size, physical play, shot-blocking ability

Why the Red Wings might be interested in him: They are interested in him. He is one of the players they have been scouting. He would strengthen their top-four and bring some of the gritty qualities they lost when Brad Stuart left for San Jose. The Red Wings have nine defensemen, but they aren’t sure how long Kyle Quincey (fractured cheek bone) will be out or if Carlo Colaiacovo, out since Jan. 21 with a shoulder injury, can return and secure a spot in the lineup. The Oilers are hoping to re-sign Smid.

Red Wings looking for options

Red Wings GM Ken Holland has been trying to acquire a big-name, impact player for several months, but he’s set to bring a stud NHLer to Detroit this season.

The Wings currently sit fourth in the Western Conference, but are only two points out of ninth position.

After failing to capitalize on back-to-back games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, where Detroit only managed one point in a shootout loss Sunday, it’s becoming more and more evident that the Wings will need some outside assistance if they want to make a run this playoff season.

Holland has kicked the tires on Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, but the price tags for both players are considerably high.

Bouwmeester has one-year remaining on his contract beyond this season, while Yandle has three years.

As much as the Red Wings need an upgrade on the blueline — and they could target others, such as Buffalo’s Robyn Regehr or Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid — they desire secondary scoring help.

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Wings, Kings, Bruins, Flyers and Leafs after Perry

 

Holmstrom to retire today

Teammates valued Tomas Holmstrom’s hard work and dedication in front of the opposition’s net and laughed at his humorous ways off the ice.

On Tuesday, Holmstrom officially will bid farewell after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, announcing his retirement at a 4:30 p.m. press conference at Joe Louis Arena, before the home opener against the Dallas Stars.

Holmstrom’s absence already has been felt in the dressing room.

Red Wings won’t pursue defenseman Wade Redden, but could look at Cody Franson

The Red Wings continue to search for help on defense, but it won’t include Wade Redden. They could instead take a look at Toronto’s Cody Franson.