Evgeny Svechnikov joins Red Wings taxi squad
DETROIT – Evgeny Svechnikov -- the 19th overall pick in 2015 -- did not make the Red Wings roster after he was hurt and missed much of that short training camp in January. He cleared, of course, but it wasn’t the best situation for a player who we all expected to be an impact for the Red Wings, especially at this point. So here we are -- will this be his last opportunity with the Red Wings organization? Smith, 22, appeared in 8 games with the Red Wings this season -- 1 goal and 3 assists. I hope we see him again this season with the Red Wings.
Ontario’s 2 AHL teams cleared for home games
Ontario has given its two American Hockey League teams the green light to play home games in the province, clearing the way for the Belleville Senators and Toronto Marlies. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s sport minister, says the two AHL teams in Ontario have proposed comparable safety measures to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators during the pandemic. The AHL’s Canadian Division was created for this season to avoid border restrictions. The other teams are the Laval Rocket, Manitoba Moose and Stockton (California) Heat, who have relocated for this season to Calgary, home of their NHL affiliate. The top feeder league for the NHL hasn’t released the Canadian schedule past February.
Red Wings release 2020-21 roster; 6 players on taxi squad
The Detroit Red Wings have released a roster ahead of their 2020-21 season opener this week. This year there teams are allowed a taxi squad of up to six additional players to the normal 23-man roster. The Red Wings released a 22-man roster and six more players on the taxi squad. He’ll remain in the Red Wings organization after clearing waivers. I have placed the full Red Wings 2020-21 season schedule here.
Ouch: Red Wings with worst odds to win Stanley Cup, their division
That means if you bet $100 on the Red Wings and they somehow won Lord Stanley’s Cup this season you would cash out $20,000. BetOnline also has the NHL division futures set -- the Red Wings have the worst odds, out of any team, for winning their division: +2500. Fear not, Red Wings fansGo ahead and throw your money away, if you want. On defense, the Red Wings added Troy Stecher, Marc Staal and Jon Merrill. On his own side of the line shall be defined by a “plane” of the blue line which shall extend from the leading edge of the blue line upwards.
Red Wings recall Givani Smith ahead of Sabres game
The 21-year-old forward is set to play in his first NHL game Friday night when the Detroit Red Wings face the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings selected Smith in the 2nd round of the 2016 NHL Draft. "I think when Givani's been up here he's played well in the exhibitions," said Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. pic.twitter.com/iTSVrNvQSj Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 25, 2019Glendening, DeKeyser outRed Wings forward Luke Glendening and defenseman Dan DeKeyser are both expected to miss at least two weeks due to injury. VIEW: Here is the Detroit Red Wings 2019-20 schedule