Final four Stanley Cup playoff teams have prominent ties to Red Wings
Each of the four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs has ties to the Detroit Red Wings, some more prominent than others. Longtime Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has reached the final four for the first time since 2009, in his third season with the Oilers. Here is a look at the series:Eastern Conference finalsN.Y. Rangers vs. Tampa BayRegular season: Rangers 52-24-6, 110 points; Lightning 51-23-8, 110 points. Season series: Rangers won 3-0. Season series: Colorado won 2-1-0.mlive.com
Steve Yzerman: Best for Red Wings to remain patient with rebuild
Former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland faced some criticism when he remarked that rebuilds could take 10 years. The Red Wings began their rebuild by selling assets for draft picks at the 2017 trade deadline. They have missed the playoffs six years in a row, the past three under Steve Yzerman, which wasn’t unexpected given the task. How much longer can fans expect this rebuild to last before the team returns to the playoffs? “There’s good players that are potentially pending free agents,” Yzerman said.mlive.com
How Steve Yzerman has impacted Red Wings three years into job
Yzerman realized that wasn’t going to be the case when he returned to the Detroit Red Wings in 2019, replacing longtime GM Ken Holland. The Red Wings have ample salary cap space to make moves this offseason, if they can attract a higher-end free agent. Yzerman then surprised many by taking big German defenseman Moritz Seider with his first pick as Red Wings GM. He could become the Red Wings’ first Calder Trophy winner since Roger Crozier in 1965. He did what only one other recent Red Wings pick (Dylan Larkin) has done – reached the NHL without a stint with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.mlive.com
Red Wings win ‘fun game’ with arena buzzing
The Red Wings defeated the Oilers 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena, their season-high third consecutive victory. Sparked by a pair of goals from Vladislav Namestnikov, the Red Wings led 3-0 until the final minute of the second period. Everyone believes in each other; we have a good team. He stood on his head.”The Red Wings did well to take only two penalties against a power play that was clicking at 50 percent (15 for 30). I thought we did a good job of that.”More: Red Wings top Oilers for third win in a rowmlive.com
NHL Camps Open, Teams Looking Into Unvaccinated Players
Tyler Bertuzzi is the only unvaccinated Detroit Red Wings player going into training camp and faces the potential of missing all of his team's games in Canada this season as a result, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ranking Steve Yzerman’s 10 most notable moves two years into the job
When Steve Yzerman returned to the Detroit Red Wings as general manager, he provided hope to many that the rebuild would accelerate. Drafting Moritz SeiderAnalysts were surprised by Yzerman’s first selection in his first draft as Red Wings GM in 2019. Seider, 20, is expected to earn a spot on the Red Wings roster at the start of next season. He likely has played himself onto the Red Wings’ protection list for this summer’s Seattle expansion draft. The Red Wings received second-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and veteran forward Sam Gagner from Edmonton for Athanasiou and prospect Ryan Kuffner.mlive.com
Jimmy Howard retiring after 14 years with Red Wings
Goalie Jimmy Howard will be retiring from the NHL after 14 years with the Detroit Red Wings. Howard, 36, was drafted by the Red Wings way back in 2003 at 64th overall in the 2nd round. He signed a 1-year contract with the Red Wings in 2019. Howard is cemented in Red Wings history with the third most games played (543) and wins (246). More: Red Wings news
One view of where Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman ranks among NHL GMs
But the Detroit Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman is second, according to Adam Gretz. He made a series of low-risk trades last season, including the acquisition of former first-round pick Robby Fabbri, who resurrected his career with the Red Wings. Longtime former Red Wings GM Ken Holland, coming off his first season in Edmonton, checked in at No. Former Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill was ranked seventh after seven seasons in Dallas. More: How temporary divisional alignment could affect Red Wingsmlive.com
No 2021 selections for Hockey Hall of Fame; 2020 class inducted next year
The Hockey Hall of Fame will honor its 2020 class in an induction ceremony next year and there will no membership elections in 2021. So, anyone hoping to be selected next year must wait until at least 2022. Lanny McDonald, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, made the announcement while confirming that the inductees elected in 2020 will be honored as a stand-alone class during the Hall’s 2021 Induction Weekend/Celebration scheduled for Nov. 12-15, 2021). The 2020 class includes former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland in the builder category. Former Red Wing Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson were selected in the player category.mlive.com
Ken Holland, Marian Hossa inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame
DETROIT Two former members of the Detroit Red Wings were inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) on Wednesday. Former Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland was inducted as a builder while former forward Marian Hossa was inducted for his playing career. Welcome to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ken Holland. Welcome to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Marian Hossa. #HHOF2020 | #HHOF pic.twitter.com/E1QZ4lTK4V Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) June 24, 2020That very next year he finally won his Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.
NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short
Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Boston's David Pastrnak share the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy the league announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after unveiling a 24-team right to the playoffs format, the league on Thursday announced the winners of its regular-season awards. Although Ovechkin was stopped short of a ninth 50-goal season, his ninth goal-scoring title extends his NHL record. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Red Wings beat Oilers 3-1 to end 8-game losing streak
Larkin and Patrik Nemeth had goals in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night to end an eight-game losing streak. Larks plays his best hockey when he matches up against other teams best.Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for the Red Wings, who won for the first time since Oct. 10 against Montreal. Nemeth, who signed as a free agent last summer, scored his first goal with the Red Wings less than a minute later. We needed that.Filip Hronek added an empty-net goal late to seal a much-needed victory for the rebuilding Red Wings. Red Wings: Play on Friday at Carolina.
Wings Strike Early To Take Down Oilers 3-1
Larkin and Patrik Nemeth had goals in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night to end an eight-game losing streak. Larks plays his best hockey when he matches up against other teams best.Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for the Red Wings, who won for the first time since Oct. 10 against Montreal. Nemeth, who signed as a free agent last summer, scored his first goal with the Red Wings less than a minute later. We needed that.Filip Hronek added an empty-net goal late to seal a much-needed victory for the rebuilding Red Wings. Red Wings: Play on Friday at Carolina.detroit.cbslocal.com
Red Wings grab LW Brendan Perlini from Blackhawks in exchange for prospect
Today, the Detroit Red Wings general manager traded away defensive prospect Alec Regula to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Brendan Perlini. In terms of helping the Red Wings right now, it's an effort to add forward depth while the team has a few players out with injuries including forwards Luke Gelendening, Justin Abdelkader and Adam Erne. However, Yzerman is in charge now and has decided to move the young defenseman for a player that could help the Red Wings sooner than later. Red Wings lose 8 straightThis could be the boost the Red Wings need right now to at least stop their downward spiral. Red Wings schedule (view full schedule here)
Red Wings grab LW Brendan Perlini from Blackhawks in exchange for prospect
Brendan Perlini of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 26, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Today, the Detroit Red Wings general manager traded away defensive prospect Alec Regula to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Brendan Perlini. In terms of helping the Red Wings right now, it's an effort to add forward depth while the team has a few players out with injuries including forwards Luke Gelendening, Justin Abdelkader and Adam Erne. However, Yzerman is in charge now and has decided to move the young defenseman for a player that could help the Red Wings sooner than later. Red Wings lose 8 straightThis could be the boost the Red Wings need right now to at least stop their downward spiral.
Will Yzerman do anything in free agency?
The NHL Free Agency period starts today, meaning all free agents in the league will be able to make deals with teams. The Red Wings are not expected to be making any big trades, and they're not exactly what one might consider a top free agent destination, or ... are they? Yzerman could choose to acquire more talent through free agency in his first summer as Red Wings GM in an effort to speed this process up even more. Would Yzerman consider signing one of the top free agent defensemen, perhaps Anton Stralman (TBL) or Jake Gardiner (TOR)? Basically, there is reason for optimism and free agency can't ruin that.
Detroit Red Wings hire Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings have hired former player and scout Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager, the team announced Monday. Verbeek will serve alongside current assistant general manager Ryan Martin under new GM Steve Yzerman in the Red Wings' front office. "I'm very excited to return to the Red Wings," Verbeek said. The announcement comes after longtime Red Wings general manager Ken Holland reportedly accepted the same position with the Edmonton Oilers. Verbeek was promoted to assistant general manager and director of player personnel two years later.
Report: Ken Holland officially hired as Edmonton Oilers GM
DETROIT Ken Holland is officially taking the general manager position with the Edmonton Oilers, according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug. The longtime Detroit Red Wings GM was reportedly offered $25 million over five years to take control of Edmonton's full hockey operations. Under his tenure as GM, Detroit won three Stanley Cups and missed the playoffs just three times -- these past three years. Steve Yzerman was named Detroit's newest GM on April 19 and Holland was promoted to a senior executive position with the Red Wings. "It has been a privilege and an honor to be the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings."
Ken Holland reportedly leaving Detroit Red Wings for Edmonton Oilers
DETROIT Ken Holland may be leaving his new senior vice president spot with the Detroit Red Wings, if reports are true. The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly offered the former Detroit Red Wings general manager full hockey operations control if he becomes their general manager. UPDATE: Report: Ken Holland officially hired as Edmonton Oilers GMThe contract he was reportedly offered pays $25 million over five years. If he accepts the Edmonton job, he reportedly would have full control of the front office. Ken Holland is expected to meet with DET ownership today.
Report: Oilers offer Red Wings' Ken Holland full hockey operations control as general manager
DETROIT The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly offered former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland full hockey operations control if he becomes their general manager. Holland was named Detroit's senior vice president last month when the team hired Steve Yzerman as its new general manager. If he accepts the Edmonton job, he reportedly would have full control of the front office. Detroit won three Stanley Cups during Holland's 22-year tenure as general manager.
Detroit Red Wings officially name Steve Yzerman general manager
Steve Yzerman has re-joined the Detroit Red Wings. This is a truly exciting day for the Detroit Red Wings, we are thrilled to welcome Steve Yzerman back to Hockeytown, said Ilitch. Steve has produced tremendous results as a General Manager in the National Hockey League, as well as an executive in international competition. I believe we took a strong management team and made it even stronger today.Im extremely honored to be named General Manager of the Red Wings, said Yzerman. Miller and Mikhail Sergachev, culminating in a 2018-19 campaign which saw the Lightning tying the NHL record for wins in a season (62), matched by only the 1995-96 Red Wings team.
WATCH LIVE: Red Wings to introduce Steve Yzerman as general manager
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference on Friday afternoon to introduce Steve Yzerman as their new general manager. Team owner Christopher Ilitch, Red Wings GM Ken Holland and former player Steve Yzerman will be at the news conference. The conference is planned for 3 p.m. - Watch it live above.
Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman discusses team's young core, rebuild progress, decision to return
DETROIT Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman was officially introduced Friday as the team's new general manager. "I would like to start by saying I'm extremely excited to be back in Detroit with the Red Wings," Yzerman said. The Detroit Tigers welcomed back Steve Yzerman after he accepted the Red Wings general manager job on April 19, 2019. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)"Today is a real exciting day for the fans of the Detroit Red Wings and for the Red Wings organization," Holland said. "It's a real exciting day for me to see Steve Yzerman come back where he belongs, back in Detroit with the Detroit Red Wings."
Red Wings sign coach Jeff Blashill to 2-year contract extension
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings have signed head coach Jeff Blashill to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday morning. Blashill first became the Red Wings head coach in 2015. In nearly four seasons under Blashill's coaching, the Red Wings have missed the playoffs three times with an overall record of 135-143-47. The 45-year-old coach began working with the Red Wings as an assistant coach with Mike Babcock in 2011. Read more: Holland's message to Red Wings fans: Patience will be rewarded
Red Wings GM: Dylan Larkin has strained neck, could play next week
DETROIT Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin has a strained neck but could return to the team's lineup as soon as Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens, said General Manager Ken Holland. Green out for seasonMeanwhile, the Red Wings also announced Thursday veteran defenseman Mike Green will miss the remainder of the season with a virus. Green missed the beginning of the season with a virus, too. Just needs proper rest," the Red Wings tweeted on Thursday. Here's what's left on the Red Wings schedule: