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Red Wings Denounce Use Of Logo By White Nationalists

Aug 12, 2017 5:44 PM

The Detroit Red Wings released a statement denouncing the use of their logo by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.," the team said in a statement. "The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for Everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation. We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration."

There is a Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings that uses a logo nearly identical to that of the Red Wings.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly decried the "irresponsible and improper use" of the logo.

"This specific use is particularly offensive because it runs counter to the inclusiveness that our league values and champions," Daly said in an email to The Associated Press. "We will take immediate and all necessary steps to [ensure] the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate."


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U.S. Men's Hockey Names Tony Granato Coach

Aug 4, 2017 1:37 AM

Tony Granato, former coach of the Avalanche and the current coach at Wisconsin, has been tapped to coach the U.S. men's team for the 2018 Olympics, a source told ESPN's John Buccigross.

Granato, 53, left a job as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings to take the Wisconsin position in March 2016. 

Former NHL veteran Chris Chelios, Penguins executive Scott Young and Yale coach Keith Allain have been hired as assistant coaches, the source told ESPN's Buccigross.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Judge Denies Request To Block Funds For New Detroit Arena

Jun 20, 2017 4:13 PM

A judge has denied a request to block some public funding for Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit Pistons' move from the suburbs.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his decision late Monday, saying a requested injunction would cause "catastrophic damage" to Detroit.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Legal, Misc Rumor

New Detroit Arena Aims To Be The Best

Jun 13, 2017 1:22 AM

Olympia Entertainment President Tom Wilson traveled throughout North America visiting NHL arenas to take the best ideas from them for the Motor City.

He also took a look at how the roof of a hockey arena in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics was lit up with cool displays.

The arena is part of an active construction zone in an $800-plus million project.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Pavel Datsyuk's KHL Team Wins Title

Apr 17, 2017 5:30 PM

Pavel Datsyuk's return to Russia has culminated with another championship victory for the former Detroit Red Wings star.

Datsyuk's SKA St. Petersburg won the Gagarin Cup on Sunday, defeating Metallurg Magnitogorsk 5-3 in Game 5 to win the Kontinental Hockey League's championship series 4 games to 1.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Wings To Retain GM Holland, Coach Blashill

Apr 12, 2017 1:14 AM

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons, the Red Wings aren't embarking on a total shakeup.

GM Ken Holland says Jeff Blashill will remain Detroit's coach. Blashill, who was hired in 2015 after Mike Babcock's departure, made the playoffs in his first season, but Detroit went 33-36-13 in 2016-17.

"I believe in Jeff Blashill," Holland said Tuesday. "I believe in him because of his résumé before he got here. I worked with him every day. I know he works at it. He's talking to people. He's gathering information. He's trying to get better."

Holland received his own vote of confidence from Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and son of team owner Marian Ilitch.

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Red Wings Miss Playoffs For The First Time Since 1989-90

Mar 29, 2017 5:23 PM

The Red Wings have been a model of consistent excellence in the NHL, but with Tuesday's loss in Carolina, one of the league's most remarkable streaks has come to an end.

For the first time since the 1989-90 season, a span of 25 seasons, the Red Wings will not make the playoffs.

Detroit's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes, coupled with wins by the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, eliminated the Wings from postseason contention.

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Rangers Send Two Draft Picks To Wings For Brendan Smith

Mar 1, 2017 2:03 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith, 28, has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with 34 penalty minutes. He is averaging 18:44 of ice time per game this season, which is a career-high, and he ranked fourth among Red Wings defensemen in average ice time in 2016-17. 

Press Release

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Red Wings Lose Howard For Four To Six Weeks

Dec 23, 2016 6:51 PM

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will miss four to six weeks due to a knee sprain, general manager Ken Holland told reporters Friday.

Howard was hurt Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss at Tampa Bay. He left the game in the second period, unable to put weight on his right leg.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Injury, Misc Rumor

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career

Dec 23, 2016 2:01 AM

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick.

The 36-year-old Legwand had 228 goals and 390 assists in 1,136 career regular-season games with Nashville, Detroit, Ottawa and Buffalo. He's Nashville's career leader in goals (210), assists (356), points (566), game-winning goals (41) and games (956). He had five goals and nine assists in 79 games last season for Buffalo.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Re-Acquire Martin Frk Off Waivers
The Wings have claimed Martin Frk off waivers from the Hurricanes, and assigned him to Grand Rapids.

Sweden Names Wings' Zetterberg World Cup Captain
This is Henrik Zetterberg's 13th international appearance for Sweden.

Wings, Danny DeKeyser Agree To Six-Year, $30M Deal
Red Wings GM Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that defenseman Danny DeKeyser has agreed to a new contract.

Brad Richards Retires After 15 NHL Seasons
Longtime center Brad Richards scored 298 goals and had 634 assists in his 15 NHL seasons.

Red Wings Sign Luke Glendening To Four-Year Extension
Luke Glendening's new four-year deal with the Red Wings is worth $7.2M.

Pavel Datsyuk Signs Two-Year Deal With SKA St. Petersburg
Pavel Datsyuk left the Red Wings with a year left on his contract.

Pavel Datsyuk Decides To Leave Wings, Will Return To Russia
After 14 NHL seasons with the Red Wings, Pavel Datsuyk is returning to his native Russia.

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe Passes Away At 88
Gordie Howe led the Red Wings to four Stanley Cups and was the boyhood idol of Wayne Gretzky, who eventually broke his scoring record.


John Torchetti Joins Red Wings Coaching Staff
The Red Wings hired John Torchetti as an assistant coach on Thursday.

Pavel Datsyuk To Retire After NHL Playoffs
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk plans to retire from the NHL and go back to Russia after this season.

Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs
The Red Wings will be back in the NHL playoffs if they beat the Bruins on Thursday night.

Leafs To Host Wings In Outdoor Game
The Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100-year anniversary with an outdoor game on January 1 at BMO Field.

East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

Red Wings Sign Justin Abdelkader To Seven-Year Deal
Justin Abdelkader's new deal is worth an average of $4.25M per season.

Wings Prospect Jerome Verrier Breaks Leg
Jerome Verrier collided with Darren Helm during the training camp's first ten minutes.

Johan Franzen Cleared To Play
Johan Franzen was limited to 33 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and other injuries.

Red Wings, Tomas Jurco Agree On Two-Year Deal
Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals in 63 games with the Red Wings last season.

Red Wings Sign Eric Tangradi To One-Year Contract
Eric Tangradi played just seven games for the Canadiens last season.

Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Voted Into HOF
Chris Pronger is still under contract as an NHL player.

Wings Hire Jeff Blashill As New Head Coach
Jeff Blashill has coached the Red Wings AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids the past three seasons.