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Prospect Libor Sulak leaves Detroit Red Wings, signs with KHL team

The number of Detroit Red Wings/Grand Rapids Griffins leaving for the KHL continues to climb, as defenseman Libor Sulak is the latest to take his talents to the international league. Libor Sulak exits the Red Wings' system to play in Russia, where Jake Chelios and Harri Sateri are also playing this upcoming season. https://t.co/8ljYADtLOz —…

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Sleeper Picks for the 2019 NHL Draft

With all the glamour that surrounds the top of the NHL draft, many quality players who go later on don’t get the attention they deserve. As important as day one is to building a Stanley Cup contender, mid-round picks can change the fortunes of an NHL franchise just as much. Hitting on just one or…

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Best skill-sets of the 2019 NHL Draft

What makes the NHL draft so captivating to follow is the dozens of uniquely skilled, diverse prospects that can impact the game in so many ways. Each player has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that in itself creates subjectivity in how we view that player. To become an elite NHL player, you must be…

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Kuom: 2019 NHL Draft – Do Not Draft List

With the release of my final draft board on Thursday, today I will be addressing the players who didn’t make my list. In other words a do not draft list. I’ve evaluated over 300 players eligible for the 2019 NHL draft, but instead of rambling on all of them, I will discuss some of the…

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Kuom: Final Draft Board for the 2019 NHL Draft

Draft fever is in the air as the big day in Vancouver is fast approaching. My evaluations on over 300 prospects have been finalized and these are the ones I deem worthy of a draft pick. The entire two-year process I have gone through has culminated into the most important piece of work I will…

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REPORT: Ryan Martin Staying Put In Detroit, Horcoff Likely Staying Too

All management changes in professional sports come with uncertainty. Will the new guy clean house? Will the old guy take his favorites with him to his new location? The Red Wings have been no exception to this with all of the shuffling happening between them and the Edmonton Oilers. When Steve Yzerman took over, it…

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Red Wings expected to sign free-agent defensemen Oliwer Kaski

Phase one of the “Yzerplan” is underway. Per a report from a Finnish news outlet, The Red Wings are expected to sign free-agent defensemen Oliwer Kaski. The signing most likely won’t be made official until after the upcoming 2019 IIHF world championships in Slovakia, where Kaski will be representing team Finland. The contract is reportedly…

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Ken Holland top target in Oilers GM search

The Red Wings front office is starting to see dramatic changes. Steve Yzerman was introduced as the new general manager two weeks ago, and it appears Pat Verbeek will be joining the organization as Yzerman’s “right-hand man.” Coinciding with these additions was moving former GM Ken Holland to an advisory role, in which it was…