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Red Wings Future Stars: Kasper Kotkansalo

In the next few years, the Red Wings really need some of their defensive prospects to pay off, especially the ones taken in the top half of the draft. One of these prospects is the Finnish left-hander Kasper Kotkansalo.

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Red Wings Future Stars: Lindstrom with an “n”

The 2017 entry draft was a big one for the Detroit Red Wings. After a brutal end to their quarter decade long playoff streak, the team closed the doors to their treasured Joe Louis Arena. A rebuild was closer than it’s been in my lifetime as the team had their first top-10 pick since 1991….

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Red Wings Future Stars: “Little” Joe Hicketts

Joe Hicketts has always been defined by his size. The 5’8” left-handed defenseman went undrafted because he was deemed too small for the NHL. When the Red Wings signed him to an entry level deal in 2014-15, he was determined to prove everyone wrong. This determination has brought him a gold medal at the 2014-15…

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Red Wings Salary Cap: Money Will Be Tight, But They Can Make It Work

With yesterday’s signing of speedy winger Andreas Athanasiou, the Red Wings inched closer to the salary cap ceiling and they’ve still got three key pieces that need to be locked up. While the Wings insist they can make it all work, they’ve once again found themselves in a very tight spot. It’s possible there’s a…

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Red Wings Future Stars: The Tough But Skilled Givani Smith

Givani Smith is one of the up-and-comers who’s definitely keeping himself on the team’s radar. The 6’2”, 205 lbs left-handed winger is not an elite goal scorer or smooth playmaker. He’s a strong, grind-it-out kind of player with the ability to get under his opponent’s skin. It’s the kind of player the Red Wings have…

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Clearing Up Filip Zadina’s AHL Eligibility

Well, this has been quite the saga! Since the projected top-3 overall pick fell to 6th overall and became a Detroit Red Wings draftee, fans have been drooling over the prospect of seeing Filip Zadina in the winged wheel come October. But with the team’s recent action in free agency, the forward lines have filled…

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Red Wings Future Stars: The Evgeny Svechnikov Dilemma

The Svechnikov name has been on the hockey world’s tongue lately, but it has not been in conjunction with the Detroit Red Wings. Unlike his younger brother, Evgeny Svechnikov did not go second overall in the NHL Entry Draft. He went 19th overall in 2015. And unlike his younger brother, Evgeny Svechnikov is still not…

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Red Wings Round Out Free Agency With Depth Signings For Griffins

The Red Wings had a productive free agency period, as they normally do. They extended Mike Green to a two-year contract, signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal and added goaltending depth in Jonathan Bernier. They topped off their busy July 1st with a slew of depth signings for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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REPORT: Red Wings and Thomas Vanek Agree To One Year, $3-Million Deal

Happy free agency day! Some say it’s Ken Holland‘s favourite day of the year because of his eagerness to sign contracts on this day and 2018 is no different! Holland started early as Craig Custance reported that the team inked a deal with unrestricted free agent Thomas Vanek that’s worth $3-million for one year.