Report: Niklas Kronwall considering retirement after 2018-19 season

The creator of “Kronwalled” could be hanging up his skates next year. NHL.com’s Mike Zesberger reported Niklas Kronwall, 37, understands he isn’t the player he used to be and can’t keep up with the fast pace of the game. The Swedish defenseman said: I love the game. I can’t say enough good things about it….


Grand Rapids Griffins release 2018-19 promotional schedule

Star Wars, princesses, a teddy bear toss, and cheap beer and hot dogs are just some of the promotions you can expect from the Grand Rapids Griffins this season. The Griffins released their 2018-19 promotional schedule Thursday, highlighted by the return of $2 beer and $2 hot dogs for all 14 Friday home games from…


Henrik Zetterberg’s loss could be Filip Zadina’s gain

After a somewhat slow second half of July, the Detroit Red Wings made a big splash Friday with two pieces of news. Firstly, Dylan Larkin finally got his new contract, signing a 5-year, $6.1-million deal. It’s a deal that makes sense for both sides: Larkin gets paid a fair amount for the production we’ve seen…


Red Wings Future Stars: Seth Barton

With their sixth pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings picked defenseman Seth Barton (third round, 81st overall), their third straight defenseman after picking Jared McIsaac and Alex Regula in the second and third round, respectively. It’s no secret the Red Wings need help on the blueline, and Barton hopes to be…


Why Filip Zadina should spend less than 10 games in the NHL in 2018-19

After this morning’s news of sixth overall pick Filip Zadina signing an entry-level deal with the Detroit Red Wings, and The Athletic’s Craig Custance reporting the NHL ruling he was on loan to Halifax, a number of things went through my head. Firstly, I selfishly hoped the Red Wings would leave Zadina in the AHL for…


The good and the bad of the Vanek, Green signings

The Detroit Red Wings were not quiet on the free-agency front. Granted there was no big John Tavares-esque signing, but the Red Wings added a few pieces that could affect younger players. First, they brought back winger Thomas Vanek with a one-year, $3-million deal. Vanek had 17 goals and 24 assists in 61 games for…


Should Red Wings make a push for Ilya Kovalchuk?

With the NHL season officially over, we now are in the speculation season when everyone attempts to determine where free agents will sign and what trades will be made at the draft. Early Tuesday morning, TSN insider Darren Dreger tweeted something that caught my eye.


WATCH: Todd Nelson gives final interview as Griffins coach

With the news of the Dallas Stars hiring Todd Nelson as an assistant coach Thursday, the 49-year-old gave his final interview earlier today inside the Grand Rapids Griffins locker room. He’ll join first-year coach Jim Montgomery, who Nelson played with for one season as a member of the Hershey Bears during the 1995-96 season.


Wings Nation 2017-18 Player Review: Frans Nielsen

The Detroit Red Wings paid a hefty price for Frans Nielsen when they signed him to a six-year, $31.5 million deal two summers ago. He hasn’t lived up to that $5.25 million cap hit, and at 34 years old, it’s unreasonable to expect him to be anything other than a third-line center who can chip…


Todd Nelson’s impact goes beyond hockey for Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There were a lot of emotions running through the Grand Rapids Griffins locker room Monday night after being eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs. Disappointment, chief among them, but also sadness as the coach could be moving on to the next level. Of course, the players are happy Todd Nelson could…