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Is Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland Still Right Man for the Job?

July 13th, 2014
Before we get into this, let’s clarify that questioning whether or not Ken Holland is still the right person for the job of general manager of the Detroit Red Wings is not an activity one engages in lightly. Indeed, for the better part of two decades, Holland has been considered one ...

Detroit Red Wings Trade for Mike Green Would Be Desperate and Risky

July 8th, 2014
Various sources including Ansar Khan at Mlive.com and Art Regner at Fox Sports Detroit are reporting that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green is now the Detroit Red Wings’ primary trade target. As Khan explains, Green possesses the right-handed shot that has been elevated to an almost ridiculous level of holiness in ...

Detroit Red Wings’ Decision to Trade for a Defenseman Should Not Be Made Quickly

July 6th, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings are entering the long end of summer still nursing the sting that came with losing out on every free-agent target they sought to acquire on July 1. While the Red Wings failed to land any big free-agent prizes—such as they were, given this summer’s weak pool—they did ...

Detroit Red Wings Are Free-Agency Losers, but How Big Are the Losses?

July 1st, 2014
Though 2014 NHL free agency is still just hours old, the winners and losers among the league’s 30 teams have already emerged—the Detroit Red Wings find themselves amongst the latter group. Despite intense interest and pursuit of top free-agent defenders in Christian Ehrhoff, Dan Boyle and Matt Niskanen, the Red Wings ...

Detroit Red Wings Should Consider Daniel Alfredsson an Option, Not a Priority

June 24th, 2014
One of the questions the Detroit Red Wings were facing heading into the offseason was whether or not Daniel Alfredsson would be interested in returning to the team in 2014-15. That question now appears to have been answered. As Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports, Alfredsson has informed general manager Ken ...

Detroit Red Wings Must Simply Cut Ties with Dan Cleary and Embrace Future

June 17th, 2014
In what might have been construed as an April Fool's prank but for the date on the calendar, the Detroit Red Wings are reportedly in contract discussions with forward Dan Cleary. As reported by Ansar Khan at MLive.com, general manager Ken Holland is discussing a new contract with Cleary based on ...

Detroit Red Wings Are Now on the Other Side of Stanley Cup History

June 15th, 2014
It was a question many fans and teams alike asked themselves every time they saw the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup from 1997 to 2008: When will it be our turn? Indeed, the Los Angeles Kings were certainly one of those teams, as their franchise was staring down the ...

Tomas Tatar Deserves More Than a Qualifying Offer from Detroit Red Wings

June 10th, 2014
It is the relatively informed opinion of some that, along with Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar represents a big part of the future core of the Detroit Red Wings. However, as Nyquist is under contract through next season, Tatar is a restricted free agent and, as such, is due to receive a ...

Detroit Red Wings’ Mike Babcock Clear Winner Among Jack Adams Finalists

May 6th, 2014
As the NHL announced on May 6, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is among three finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the 2014 NHL coach of the year. His peers—Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy and Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper—are certainly worthy of their respective ...

Mike Babcock Contract Extension Should Be Detroit Red Wings’ Top Priority

April 29th, 2014
As the Detroit Red Wings enter a disappointingly early summer, they will have quite a while to consider what moves they should make to avoid a similar fate next year. Deciding on which players to re-sign, identifying free-agent targets and, very likely, determining which players to throw out as possible trade ...