It was the last day before the Red Wings pulled up stakes and headed to training camp in Traverse City, where general manager Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock will evaluate how the team responded to their diktat in late April that everyone return 'in the best shape of their careers.'
Details of the $450 million new home ice for the Wings outline everything from the footprint of the arena, to the number of residences that could be around it and types of businesses not wanted in the area — topless clubs, bail bonds or tarot card readers, to name a few.
It was close. With training camp opening Friday, the Red Wings and defenseman Danny DeKeyser had yet to agree on a new deal. Until now.
She's a glamorous Swedish television star and recording artist. He's a celebrated hockey sensation. On Friday, Emma Andersson Zetterberg and husband Henrik Zetterberg hosted the inaugural Zetterberg Foundation Charity Event.
Detroit — Architectural drawings of the $450 million new home ice for the Detroit Red Wings to be unveiled this week show plans for a huge state-of-the-art entertainment venue in a walkable neighborhood.
Alfredsson didn't skate during Monday's informal conditioning skate — he hasn't participated in them since early last week — as he continues to be hindered by nerve issues in his lower back.
Nick Hall has a message to all those analysts who think the Red Wings are going to struggle and possibly miss the playoffs this season. 'They are going to win 60 games,' said Hill, 13.
They've heard all summer about the opportunities. Now, young defensemen Alexey Marchenko, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul finally get their chance to do something about it.
There have been no talks for about a week, but the defenseman is hopeful something can be worked out before the Red Wings hit the ice Sept.' in Traverse City.
The Red Wings are ready to defend their championship. Last September's victory in the prospects tournament was the first time in 15 years of this event the Red Wings came away with the title.
Four months away from hockey wasn't enough time for Ericsson to get healthy. That, however, won't keep him out of the Red Wings lineup when camp starts — or the season opener Oct. 9.
Daniel Alfredsson's return to the Red Wings may have it a bit of a roadblock. Alfredsson stayed off the ice the past two days, said general manager Ken Holland, because Alfredsson felt a 'tweak' in his back.
He's 36 now, certainly not a kid anymore, but Pavel Datsyuk loves to crack a joke or make somebody laugh just as much as he did when he was rookie over a decade ago.
Suter died suddenly in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the first player from the famed'80 Olympic men's hockey team that upset the Soviet Union and beat Finland for the gold medal to pass away.
Sports hernia surgery knocked Weiss out of the second half of last season. Rehabilitation this summer has been difficult and painful.
At 6-foot-5 and 217-pounds, Mantha is a still-growing power forward who has an elite scoring touch. But coming out of the Quebec League, he has to learn defense and is battling against players as big as he is.
Zetterberg, who underwent back surgery in February to clean loose particles near his disc, has been working out since early August. Skating Thursday at Joe Louis Arena with about 20 of his teammates, Zetterberg can't wait for training camp Sept.'.
Moore's multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks was settled shortly before trial. Bertuzzi had pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm for the 2004 hit.
As the Red Wings began working out Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena, getting in condition for training camp and the long season, Daniel Alfredsson was in sort of a first stage himself.
Helm has been one of the NHL's most effective third-line centers — when he's healthy. But that's been a struggle the last two seasons. He was limited to 42 games last season and two in 2012.
DeKeyser flew with Lt. Ryan Chamberlain in an F/A-18 Hornet, which has the capability of going 1,400 miles per hour — just over mach 1. If they didn't fully reach 1,000 mph, it sure felt like it to DeKeyser.
Fresh off signing a new four-year contract to stay with the Wings through his 36th year with the franchise, one of Holland's challenges is persuading people the lack of signings is probably not significant for his redeveloping team in the long run.
The NHL has not expanded since the 2000-01 season when the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets became the 29th and 30th franchises in the league.
The Red Wings released their television broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 season Tuesday. They open the season at Joe Louis Arena on Oct. 9 against the Boston Bruins.
Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are reportedly close to a negotiated financial settlement in Moore's suit against Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks.
The team says under the agreement, current owner Charles Wang will continue as majority stockholder for two years. At that point, ownership will transfer to the Ledecky-Malkin group.
About 20 former Spartans and local pros are taking part in a pro hockey camp at Munn Ice Arena this week in preparation for training camp and the upcoming season.
Holland, the Red Wings' executive vice president and general manager, has signed a four-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017-18 season, the team announced Thursday.
A restricted free agent, DeKeyser and unrestricted free agent Daniel Alfredsson are the only two players general manager Ken Holland still needs to sign.
DeKeyser, who was born in Macomb and lives in Macomb Township, spends the lion's share of the offseason close to his family in his native state, where he grew up playing for Compuware and later at Western Michigan.