“He can play on the power play, he’s a competitor. He’s a guy that thinks the game. He’s got the skills. He competes well.” — Wings general manager Ken Holland, on Ian White.
Initially, the beginning of the free agent signing period was flat for the Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings are used to drafting late in the first round, if they have one in the opening round at all.
Nicklas Lidstrom proved to himself he is still one of the NHL’s best defenseman last season and that is good news for Detroit fans.
Pistons continue to work out possible draft prospects, Kansas forward Marcus Morris was in town today.
Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on a one-year contract.
“I’m not sure if we win the Stanley Cup in ’08 without Brian Rafalski. Not only was he a real good player, he was a perfect fit for Nick Lidstrom.
The Red Wings are back in Detroit after their 1st round sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes and now the plan is simple, rest then focus.
Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood has yet another setback while trying to return to playing for and has been placed on long-term injured reserve, retroactive to last week.
Maybe the novelty has worn off. It used to be that many NHL fans didn’t mind a tie after regulation play and five minutes of four-on-four overtime. They knew a shootout would follow.