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Rumor Roundup: Would a Boychuk-Yakupov trade solve two problems…

Rumor Roundup: Would a Boychuk-Yakupov trade solve two problems?

thehockeynews.com Updated Sep 1 (yesterday)
The Boston Bruins need to shed salary and address their logjam on defense remains a hot topic in this summer’s NHL rumor mill. Much of the speculation centers on Johnny Boychuk, who will be eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. The 30-year-…
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Detroit Red Wing…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Detroit Red Wings Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 25
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on unsigned RFAs

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on unsigned RFAs

    Entering the final full week of August, a number of restricted free agents remain unsigned. With NHL training camps opening on Sept. 18 sufficient time remains to get those players under contract, but so far there’s little indication they’re any closer …
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  • The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    If you can’t wait for the NHL season to start, maybe turn your attention to Europe, where the Champions League is off and running. The super-sized tournament for club teams features squads from all over the continent and it’s more than just a place to f…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 4: Detroit Red Wings

    NHL logo rankings No. 4: Detroit Red Wings

    Coming in at No. 4 in our logo rankings is the Winged Wheel of Detroit, which has been a long-standing symbol in the NHL – and it has roots in Montreal. The Detroit NHL team hasn’t always been called the Red Wings. They were called the Falcons and the C…
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  • Backchecking: Pete Dawkins

    Backchecking: Pete Dawkins

    By Randy Schultz Following his graduation from West Point in 1959, Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins received an invitation to participate in a Detroit Red Wings practice. Dawkins had played hockey growing up in Michigan and was good enough to make the…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Red Wings extend Ken Holland, what about DeKeyse…

    Rumor Roundup: Red Wings extend Ken Holland, what about DeKeyser, Alfredsson and Babcock?

    The Detroit Red Wings announced Thursday they re-signed GM Ken Holland to a new four-year contract. With his future now settled, Holland can turn his focus toward his coach and two key roster players. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports H…
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  • Minor-League Pitchers Combine To Finish Very Strange No-Hitter

    Minor-League Pitchers Combine To Finish Very Strange No-Hitter

    deadspin.com Aug 15
    Logan Darnell of the Rochester Red Wings, a Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, put the finishing touches on a no-hitter against the Durham Bulls Monday night. Darnell only pitched the last six innings of the game, though, and the man who origina…
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  • Detroit signs Ken Holland to new deal. Is Mike Babcock next?

    Detroit signs Ken Holland to new deal. Is Mike Babcock next?

    The Detroit Red Wings have secured one piece of their future. Will the second domino fall soon? First, GM Ken Holland. There was the occasional whisper of him leaving Detroit for a new challenge, but the odds were always slim. He’s fuelled the Red Wings…
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  • Red Wings sign general manager Ken Holland to 4-year contract e…

    Red Wings sign general manager Ken Holland to 4-year contract extension

    NHL.com Aug 14
    DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed executive vice-president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 season. Holland has been Detroit's GM for the last 17 seasons, and since he took over in July 199...
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  • What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    These truly are the dog days of summer. Players, GMs and coaches get their brief time off between the free agency boom and training camps. Media have time to do fun stuff like rank every logo in the NHL. With no hockey, we spend our nights watching Bach…
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  • Red Wings ready to sign Daniel Alfredsson, don’t expect full se…

    Red Wings ready to sign Daniel Alfredsson, don’t expect full season

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    Daniel Alfredsson left the Ottawa Senators for the Detroit Red Wings last summer because of money a burning hatred of Eugene Melnyk his belief that they could bring him his first Stanley Cup championship. While they only fell 15 wins shy of that goal, A…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Mike Green’s future with Caps still cloudy

    Rumor Roundup: Mike Green’s future with Caps still cloudy

    Earlier this summer there was speculation the Washington Capitals would trade defenseman Mike Green. They enter this season with only a little more than $1 million in salary cap space and have been linked to abrasive checking-line forwards Paul Bissonne…
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  • Should these five aging NHL veterans hang in there or hang ‘em …

    Should these five aging NHL veterans hang in there or hang ‘em up?

    As we approach late summer, a handful of older NHL veterans remain unsigned. And that begs the question: are they not listening to Father Time telling them they’re due to retire, or are they right to hold out in the hope a job opens up for them? Let’s t…
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  • Luc Robitaille statue; Red Wings' cruel summer; Laich on Caps' …

    Luc Robitaille statue; Red Wings' cruel summer; Laich on Caps' rock-bottom (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 7
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Let's talk about Sidney Crosby's new Bleacher Creature, and how it looks like …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Where will Dustin Penner & Michael Del Zotto…

    Rumor Roundup: Where will Dustin Penner & Michael Del Zotto land?

    As the NHL off-season drags on, former New York Rangers and Nashville Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto remains unsigned. Only 24, Del Zotto is just two years removed from a 41-point performance with the Rangers in 2011-12. Unfortunately, his stock…
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  • Music and hockey: an all-star forum, part two

    Music and hockey: an all-star forum, part two

    On Thursday, I unleashed part one of a hockey and music forum featuring some of the people I like to talk about on those two topics. Here now is the conclusion of that session. Once again, the panel is composed of the following all-stars: Nathan MacKinn…
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  • Music and hockey: an all-star panel, part one

    Music and hockey: an all-star panel, part one

    As obsessed as I am with hockey, I was once similarly preoccupied with music. I am nowhere near as plugged in as I used to be, but I still love music and since my tastes tend to run on the obscure side, I don’t get a lot of opportunities to talk about m…
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  • Red Wings hire assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer t…

    Red Wings hire assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to join Mike Babcock's staff

    NHL.com Jul 30
    DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have hired assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer. The Red Wings made the moves Wednesday. Hiller had led the Tri-City Americans since 2009 in the Western Hockey League. He played in 21 games for the...
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  • Red Wings hire assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer t…

    Red Wings hire assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to join Mike Babcock's staff

    Red Wings hire assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to join Mike Babcock's staff
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  • Wings' Abdelkader suspended three games by IIHF

    Wings' Abdelkader suspended three games by IIHF

    NHL.com Jul 29
    The International Ice Hockey Federation on Tuesday suspended Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader for the first three games of the 2015 World Championship as the result of an illegal check to the head during a 2014 World Championship game. ...
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  • Video - The Franchise Player Debate 03:06

    The Franchise Player Debate

    Jul 30
    Cary Chow and Craig Custance go over the biggest surprises, omissions and the toughest decisions of the NHL franchise player list.
  • Video - Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six? 03:33

    Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six?

    May 22
    With three of the final four teams part of the Original Six, is the NHL better with the older franchises going deep in the playoffs?
  • Video - Bruins Eliminate Red Wings 01:20

    Bruins Eliminate Red Wings

    Apr 26
    The Bruins set up a second-round playoff matchup with the Montreal Canadiens after defeating the Red Wings 4-2.
  • Video - Red Wings Need Goals Against The Bruins 00:44

    Red Wings Need Goals Against The Bruins

    Apr 26
    Barry Melrose points out that if the Red Wings want to stay alive against the Bruins they need to start putting the puck in the net.

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