8-6-2007 Mike Babcock praises Ben Blood
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Ben Blood in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Ben Blood has played 30 games with North Dakota this season, collecting 3+10=13 with 4 PIM.


1-6-2007 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 82 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 17+38=55 with 30 PIM.


31-5-2007 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 82 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 17+38=55 with 30 PIM.


1-6-2007 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

28-5-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


28-5-2007 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 82 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


27-5-2007 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 387 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 74 assists along with 331 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+25=32 with 36 PIM.


24-5-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


20-5-2007 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 14 PIM.


13-5-2007 Playoff news
Vancouver Canucks have won their series against the Detroit Red Wings. They have been awarded $2 000 000 as prize money.

11-5-2007 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 79 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 12+23=35 with 28 PIM.


10-5-2007 Mike Babcock praises Vitaly Karamnov
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Vitaly Karamnov in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Vitaly Karamnov has played 61 games with Dynamo Moscow this season, collecting 33+24=57 with 22 PIM.


10-5-2007 Mike Babcock praises Akim Aliu
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young right wing Akim Aliu in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Akim Aliu has played 75 games with Sudbury Wolves this season, collecting 43+33=76 with 92 PIM.


10-5-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Todd Bertuzzi is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-5-2007 Mike Babcock praises David Stich
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman David Stich in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

David Stich has played 78 games with Victoriaville Tigres this season, collecting 9+20=29 with 147 PIM.


6-5-2007 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 82 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


3-5-2007 Mike Babcock praises Jens Hellgren
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Jens Hellgren in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jens Hellgren has played 57 games with Frölunda Göteborg this season, collecting 6+13=19 with 49 PIM.


3-5-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-5-2007 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 387 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 74 assists along with 331 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+25=32 with 36 PIM.


1-5-2007 Pierre-Marc Bouchard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Pierre-Marc Bouchard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 102 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 86 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 19+29=48 with 58 PIM.


2-5-2007 Playoff series preview
Vancouver Canucks will start at home against the Detroit Red Wings in the Western conference semifinals. On paper, both the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings seem pretty equal and should play a tight series.

Vancouver Canucks injuries:

Detroit Red Wings injuries:

Prediction: Vancouver Canucks wins the series 4-2.



30-4-2007 Tomas Kopecky resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Tomas Kopecky has resumed full training after his injury.

29-4-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


28-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Yannick Weber
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Yannick Weber in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Yannick Weber has played 77 games with Kitchener Rangers this season, collecting 24+48=72 with 53 PIM.


27-4-2007 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 14 PIM.


27-4-2007 Pierre-Marc Bouchard uncertain about future
Pierre-Marc Bouchard wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

25-4-2007 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 14 PIM.


25-4-2007 Tomas Kopecky resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Tomas Kopecky has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

24-4-2007 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 14 PIM.


25-4-2007 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2006-07:

Jack Adams Award
1. Ron Wilson, San Jose Sharks
2. Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks
3. Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Evgeny Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Martin Kariya, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Gilbert Brule, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
2. Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
3. Peter Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
2. Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
3. Mike York, Philadelphia Flyers
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
2. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
3. David Tanabe, Carolina Hurricanes
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Eric Meloche, Philadelphia Flyers
2. Eric Godard, Calgary Flames
3. Colby Armstrong, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2007 Playoff news
Detroit Red Wings have won their series against the Anaheim Ducks. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

22-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Lassi Kokkala
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Lassi Kokkala in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Lassi Kokkala has played 55 games with TPS Turku this season, collecting 27+29=56 with 41 PIM.


21-4-2007 Derek Meech uncertain about future
Derek Meech wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

20-4-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


19-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Dana Tyrell
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Dana Tyrell in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dana Tyrell has played 73 games with Prince George Cougars this season, collecting 33+42=75 with 62 PIM.


19-4-2007 Player of the week: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 1 assists for 3 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 371 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 218 assists along with 103 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 40+55=95 with 26 PIM.


19-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Johan Franzen is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Chris Pronger has played 20 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-4-2007 Team captain meets with Kris Draper
Following the team's recent 4-2 win against Anaheim Ducks on 17-4-2007, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Kris Draper did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Chris Pronger

18-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Ben Blood
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Ben Blood in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Ben Blood has played 28 games with North Dakota this season, collecting 3+10=13 with 4 PIM.


18-4-2007 Detroit Red Wings players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Detroit Red Wings have been selected to represent their countries:

-Siarhei Kolasau (BLR)
-Jan Mursak (SLV)


17-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Yuri Cheremetiev
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young left wing Yuri Cheremetiev in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Yuri Cheremetiev has played 75 games with Halifax Mooseheads this season, collecting 50+25=75 with 50 PIM.


16-4-2007 Playoff series preview
Detroit Red Wings will start at home against the Anaheim Ducks in the first round clash. On paper, both the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks seem pretty equal and should play a tight series.

Detroit Red Wings injuries:

Anaheim Ducks injuries:

Prediction: Detroit Red Wings wins the series 4-2.



13-4-2007 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-4-2007 Kirk Maltby speaks up.
Kirk Maltby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-4-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-4-2007 Tomas Kopecky injured.
Tomas Kopecky of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . Come on, would you feel good having to miss some two weeks of hockey, he said as the trainers examined him.

12-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Chris Pronger has played 17 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-4-2007 Pierre-Marc Bouchard reaches career high !
Pierre-Marc Bouchard marked a new career high in goals with 18 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Chris Pronger. It's always nice score but this was one special goal for me, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 102 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 84 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 18+29=47 with 58 PIM.


10-4-2007 Team captain meets with Josh Langfeld
Following the team's recent 1-3 win at Ottawa Senators on 9-4-2007, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Josh Langfeld did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

10-4-2007 Bryce Cockburn resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Bryce Cockburn has resumed full training after his injury.

9-4-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-4-2007 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 80 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-4-2007 Pavel Datsyuk reaches career high !
Pavel Datsyuk marked a new career high in points with 91 after scoring in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a feed by Pierre-Marc Bouchard. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, he said after the game.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 367 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 214 assists along with 101 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 78 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 40+51=91 with 24 PIM.


5-4-2007 Team captain meets with Kirk Maltby
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Kirk Maltby after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Kirk Maltby as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

5-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Tomas Holmstrom is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Johan Franzen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 22 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Chris Pronger has played 14 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-4-2007 Bryce Cockburn resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Bryce Cockburn has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-4-2007 Mike Babcock praises Dwight King
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young left wing Dwight King in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dwight King has played 76 games with Lethbridge Hurricanes this season, collecting 55+21=76 with 110 PIM.


3-4-2007 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-4-2007 Petr Vrana resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Petr Vrana has resumed full training after his injury.

1-4-2007 Team captain meets with Josh Langfeld
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at New York Islanders on 1-4-2007, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Josh Langfeld did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

1-4-2007 Brendan Shanahan reaches career high !
Brendan Shanahan marked a new career high in assists with 51 assists after assisting in tonights game against New York Islanders on a goal by Pavel Datsyuk. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1429 NHL games during his career, notching 626 goals and adding 685 assists along with 2518 penalty minutes. The 38 year old left wing has played 79 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 28+51=79 with 140 PIM.


31-3-2007 Mike Babcock praises Dmitri Shitikov
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young right wing Dmitri Shitikov in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dmitri Shitikov has played 49 games with CSKA Moscow this season, collecting 30+14=44 with 4 PIM.


29-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 11 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Kris Draper is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Danny Markov is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Shea Weber has played 21 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-3-2007 Petr Vrana resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Petr Vrana has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

26-3-2007 Jimmy Howard uncertain about future
Jimmy Howard wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

25-3-2007 Kirk Maltby speaks up.
Kirk Maltby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-3-2007 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 72 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 15+33=48 with 30 PIM.


25-3-2007 Todd Bertuzzi reaches a milestone !
Todd Bertuzzi scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Pavel Datsyuk. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 781 NHL games during his career, notching 259 goals and adding 341 assists along with 1127 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 71 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 36+35=71 with 96 PIM.


23-3-2007 Brett Lebda resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brett Lebda has resumed full training after his injury.

22-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Johan Franzen is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Josh Langfeld is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-3-2007 Mike Babcock praises Logan MacMillan
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young left wing Logan MacMillan in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Logan MacMillan has played 73 games with Halifax Mooseheads this season, collecting 54+21=75 with 44 PIM.


21-3-2007 Kirk Maltby speaks up.
Kirk Maltby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-3-2007 Mike Babcock praises Colton Sceviour
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young right wing Colton Sceviour in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Colton Sceviour has played 71 games with Portland Winter Hawks this season, collecting 52+22=74 with 52 PIM.


21-3-2007 Pavel Datsyuk reaches career high !
Pavel Datsyuk marked a new career high in goals with 31 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Chicago Blackhawks on a feed by Brendan Shanahan. We have a good team this year, I'm just happy I can help out, was his only statement before going to the dressing room.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 358 NHL games during his career, notching 112 goals and adding 211 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 69 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 31+48=79 with 22 PIM.


21-3-2007 Bryce Cockburn injured.
Bryce Cockburn of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, he said after the game.

21-3-2007 Brett Lebda injured.
Brett Lebda of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he commented from the trainers bench.

20-3-2007 Valtteri Filppula uncertain about future
Valtteri Filppula wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-3-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-3-2007 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Pierre-Marc Bouchard. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1422 NHL games during his career, notching 625 goals and adding 675 assists along with 2508 penalty minutes. The 38 year old left wing has played 72 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 27+41=68 with 130 PIM.


18-3-2007 Logan Koopmans uncertain about future
Logan Koopmans wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

16-3-2007 Eric Himelfarb frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Eric Himelfarb feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Himelfarb was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 54 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 4+10=14 with 16 PIM.


15-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-3-2007 Matt Ellis resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Ellis has resumed full training after his injury.

15-3-2007 Eric Himelfarb resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Eric Himelfarb has resumed full training after his injury.

15-3-2007 Kyle Quincey resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Kyle Quincey has resumed full training after his injury.

13-3-2007 Chris Pronger reaches a milestone !
Chris Pronger scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Pierre-Marc Bouchard. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he read from a prepared statement..

A native of Canada, Chris Pronger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 866 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 386 assists along with 1202 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 64 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 8+36=44 with 30 PIM.


11-3-2007 Eric Himelfarb injured.
Eric Himelfarb of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

11-3-2007 Petr Vrana injured.
Petr Vrana of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I hope to be back skating with the team in time for the next road trip, but they're monitoring it very closely. We'll have to see how it heals, he said when he was taken off the ice.

10-3-2007 Matt Ellis resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Ellis has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

10-3-2007 Kyle Quincey resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Kyle Quincey has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

10-3-2007 Mikael Samuelsson reaches career high !
Mikael Samuelsson marked a new career high in goals with 24 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a feed by Benoit Gratton. We have a good team this year, I'm just happy I can help out, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Sweden, Mikael Samuelsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 321 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 91 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 24+39=63 with 64 PIM.


9-3-2007 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 367 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 74 assists along with 319 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 5+25=30 with 24 PIM.


8-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Jiri Fischer is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-3-2007 Kirk Maltby speaks up.
Kirk Maltby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-3-2007 Derek Meech resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Derek Meech has resumed full training after his injury.

5-3-2007 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-3-2007 Jonathan Ericsson uncertain about future
Jonathan Ericsson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

1-3-2007 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Danny Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ilya Bryzgalov is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 2 goals.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Brendan Shanahan has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Josh Langfeld is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-3-2007 Derek Meech resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Derek Meech has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-3-2007 Derek Meech injured.
Derek Meech of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It is one of those nagging injuries that you just have to wait out, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

27-2-2007 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 362 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 69 assists along with 315 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 57 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 5+20=25 with 20 PIM.


27-2-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


26-2-2007 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 53 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 9+15=24 with 16 PIM.


25-2-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-2-2007 Mike Babcock praises David Ruzicka
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman David Ruzicka in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

David Ruzicka has played 41 games with HC Kladno this season, collecting 4+13=17 with 18 PIM.


22-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 30 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-2-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-2-2007 Matt Ellis injured.
Matt Ellis of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered ankle injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I wish I could contribute, but I'll be out of action for awhile. Hopefully some of the others can step up their play a bit in the meantime, he said as the trainers examined him.

15-2-2007 Mike Babcock praises Lassi Kokkala
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Lassi Kokkala in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Lassi Kokkala has played 37 games with TPS Turku this season, collecting 24+17=41 with 28 PIM.


15-2-2007 Player of the week: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 340 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 197 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 51 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 22+34=56 with 16 PIM.


15-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 26 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-2-2007 Pavel Datsyuk reaches a milestone !
Pavel Datsyuk scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a feed by Shea Weber. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 339 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 197 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 50 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 22+34=56 with 16 PIM.


13-2-2007 Kyle Quincey injured.
Kyle Quincey of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Well, you win some and you lose some...it's as simple as that. I just got thrown around today, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

12-2-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-2-2007 Mike Babcock praises Keaton Ellerby
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Keaton Ellerby in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Keaton Ellerby has played 56 games with Kamloops Blazers this season, collecting 6+13=19 with 60 PIM.


10-2-2007 Pavel Datsyuk reaches a milestone !
Pavel Datsyuk scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a feed by Chris Pronger. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, he said to the press.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 337 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 194 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 48 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 19+31=50 with 16 PIM.


8-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking red hot with a 11 game point streak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Kris Draper is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-2-2007 Benoit Gratton injured.
Benoit Gratton (DET) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Duvie Westcott (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said after the game in the dressing room.

2-2-2007 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


1-2-2007 Kirk Maltby speaks up.
Kirk Maltby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-2-2007 Team captain meets with Johan Franzen
Following the team's recent 3-3 tie at Nashville Predators on 1-2-2007, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Johan Franzen were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Pronger

1-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Jiri Fischer is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 39 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-2-2007 Jiri Fischer reaches career high !
Jiri Fischer marked a new career high in points with 20 after assisting in tonights game against Nashville Predators on a goal by Todd Bertuzzi. Yes, it does feel great, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 349 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 66 assists along with 311 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 44 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 16 PIM.


1-2-2007 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

29-1-2007 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-1-2007 Jiri Fischer reaches career high !
Jiri Fischer marked a new career high in assists with 16 assists after assisting in tonights game against Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Todd Bertuzzi. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 348 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 65 assists along with 311 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 43 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+16=19 with 16 PIM.


27-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises Joakim Andersson
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Joakim Andersson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Joakim Andersson has played 33 games with Frölunda Göteborg this season, collecting 12+21=33 with 12 PIM.


25-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises Alexander Killorn
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Alexander Killorn in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Alexander Killorn has played 15 games with Harvard this season, collecting 9+8=17 with 0 PIM.


25-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Shea Weber is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 37 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises Karl Alzner
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Karl Alzner in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Karl Alzner has played 46 games with Calgary Hitmen this season, collecting 7+14=21 with 33 PIM.


18-1-2007 Detroit Red Wings players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Detroit Red Wings were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Chris Pronger
-Ilya Bryzgalov


18-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Brendan Shanahan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 35 games without a goal. Kris Draper is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Shea Weber remains sidelined with groin injury.



18-1-2007 Shea Weber resumes light training.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shea Weber has resumed light training after his groin injury and is listed day to day.

18-1-2007 Mikael Samuelsson reaches career high !
Mikael Samuelsson marked a new career high in points with 46 after assisting in tonights game against Atlanta Thrashers on a goal by Benoit Gratton. It is just part of my job, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Sweden, Mikael Samuelsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 299 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 80 assists along with 178 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 40 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 18+28=46 with 38 PIM.


18-1-2007 Shea Weber injured.
Shea Weber (DET) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Andy Sutton (ATL). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. Hopefully i will return sometime next week, and help my team win, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

15-1-2007 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 36 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+10=12 with 12 PIM.


14-1-2007 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 344 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 61 assists along with 309 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 39 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+12=14 with 14 PIM.


14-1-2007 Detroit Red Wings trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Kyle Calder to Toronto Maple Leafs for TOR's round 2 pick in 2007

13-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises James O'Brien
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young left wing James O'Brien in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

James O'Brien has played 15 games with Minnesota this season, collecting 11+5=16 with 2 PIM.


13-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises Jake Hansen
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young right wing Jake Hansen in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jake Hansen has played 13 games with Minnesota this season, collecting 5+6=11 with 6 PIM.


11-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jiri Fischer is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Kyle Calder is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Brendan Shanahan is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 32 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-1-2007 Mikael Samuelsson reaches career high !
Mikael Samuelsson marked a new career high in assists with 23 assists after assisting in tonights game against Nashville Predators on a goal by Benoit Gratton. I'm just happy to contribute, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Sweden, Mikael Samuelsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 296 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 75 assists along with 172 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 37 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 18+23=41 with 32 PIM.


7-1-2007 Mike Babcock praises Yannick Weber
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Yannick Weber in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Yannick Weber has played 41 games with Kitchener Rangers this season, collecting 9+23=32 with 29 PIM.


4-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Brendan Shanahan has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 28 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-1-2007 Niklas Kronwall reaches career high !
Niklas Kronwall marked a new career high in assists with 12 assists after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Pavel Datsyuk. I've been fortunate enough to play with many great players and I could not have done it without them, he commented to the media.

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 27 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+12=16 with 14 PIM.


2-1-2007 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 30 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 10 PIM.


2-1-2007 Detroit Red Wings players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Detroit Red Wings organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Tom Pyatt (CAN)
-Gennady Stolyarov (RUS)
-Juho Mielonen (FIN)
-Nabil Backstrom (SWE)
-Daniel Larsson (SWE)
-Anton Axelsson (SWE)
-Siarhei Kolasau (BLR)
-Mattias Ritola (SWE)
-Christofer Lofberg (SWE)
-Johan Ryno (SWE)
-Jan Mursak (SLV)


31-12-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 29 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 10 PIM.


30-12-2006 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-12-2006 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kyle Calder is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 25 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Pronger has played 26 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-12-2006 Niklas Kronwall reaches career high !
Niklas Kronwall marked a new career high in points with 13 after assisting in tonights game against Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Todd Bertuzzi. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, he commented to the media..

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 83 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 25 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 10 PIM.


27-12-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 27 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 8 PIM.


24-12-2006 Detroit Red Wings trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Robert Lang and Jiri Hudler to New York Rangers for Brendan Shanahan, Tom Pyatt and Pierre-Marc Bouchard

23-12-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 27 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 8 PIM.


22-12-2006 Kyle Calder frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Kyle Calder feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 389 NHL games during his career, notching 102 goals and adding 142 assists along with 222 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 17+17=34 with 38 PIM.


21-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kyle Calder is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Shea Weber is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 24 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Chris Pronger has played 25 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-12-2006 Jakub Kindl injured.
Jakub Kindl of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . You can't rush these kinds of injuries, sometimes you just have to stay off your feet for awhile, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

14-12-2006 Team captain meets with Chris Osgood
Following the team's recent 5-2 win against Tampa Bay Lightning on 14-12-2006, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Chris Osgood did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Chris Pronger

14-12-2006 Team captain meets with Josh Langfeld
Following the team's recent 5-2 win against Tampa Bay Lightning on 14-12-2006, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Josh Langfeld were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Pronger

14-12-2006 Player of the week: Kyle Calder (L)
NHL has awarded Kyle Calder (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 387 NHL games during his career, notching 101 goals and adding 140 assists along with 222 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 16+15=31 with 38 PIM.


14-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Kyle Calder is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Josh Langfeld is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-12-2006 Kris Draper speaks up.
Kris Draper is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-12-2006 Detroit Red Wings trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Mathieu Schneider and DET's round 3 pick in 2007 to New Jersey Devils for Petr Vrana and NJ's round 2 pick in 2007

12-12-2006 Kyle Calder reaches a milestone !
Kyle Calder scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a feed by Mikael Samuelsson. Yes I'm happy, who wouldn't be, the happy player commented.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 385 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 137 assists along with 222 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 26 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 15+12=27 with 38 PIM.


10-12-2006 Shea Weber reaches career high !
Shea Weber marked a new career high in points with 11 after assisting in tonights game against Pittsburgh Penguins on a goal by Kyle Calder. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, were his words after the game..

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 17 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 25 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 8 PIM.


7-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mikael Samuelsson is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Schneider has played 10 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 19 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-12-2006 Team captain clashes with Jiri Fischer
A shouting match erupted in the Detroit Red Wings locker room after the 2-3 loss against New Jersey Devils on 4-12-2006. Team captain Chris Pronger apparently tried to have some words with Jiri Fischer whose play has not been up to par recently. In response, the slumping defenseman raised his voice to the captain and left the meeting.

6-12-2006 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


6-12-2006 Darren Helm resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Darren Helm has resumed full training after his injury.

1-12-2006 Darren Helm resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Darren Helm has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-12-2006 Robert Lang reaches a milestone !
Robert Lang scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Todd Bertuzzi. We have a good team this year, I'm just happy I can help out, were his words after the game.

A native of Czech, Robert Lang was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 740 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 344 assists along with 258 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 22 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 14 PIM.


30-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Kyle Calder is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Schneider has played 10 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 17 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-11-2006 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 22 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 2 PIM.


27-11-2006 Team captain meets with Johan Franzen
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Johan Franzen after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Johan Franzen as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

24-11-2006 Team captain meets with Kris Draper
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at New Jersey Devils on 19-11-2006, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Kris Draper did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Chris Pronger

24-11-2006 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 326 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 55 assists along with 305 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 21 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 10 PIM.


23-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Robert Lang is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Kyle Calder is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Tomas Holmstrom is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Schneider has played 10 games without a goal. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Pronger has played 16 games without a goal. Pavel Datsyuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-11-2006 Eric Himelfarb resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Eric Himelfarb has resumed full training after his injury.

19-11-2006 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2006 Kris Draper speaks up.
Kris Draper is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2006 Team captain meets with Johan Franzen
Following the team's recent 6-2 loss at New Jersey Devils on 19-11-2006, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Johan Franzen did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

18-11-2006 Eric Himelfarb injured.
Eric Himelfarb of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Iowa Stars. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

17-11-2006 Eric Himelfarb frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Eric Himelfarb feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Eric Himelfarb was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 19 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 6 PIM.


16-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Robert Lang has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 14 games without a goal. Todd Bertuzzi has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-11-2006 Johan Franzen speaks up.
Johan Franzen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-11-2006 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


13-11-2006 Josh Langfeld speaks up.
Josh Langfeld is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-11-2006 Kris Draper speaks up.
Kris Draper is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-11-2006 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 323 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 55 assists along with 303 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 8 PIM.


9-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mathieu Schneider is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Danny Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Kyle Calder is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Todd Bertuzzi has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-11-2006 Darren Helm injured.
Darren Helm of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I think it's rehabilitation for the next couple of weeks for me, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

8-11-2006 Ryan Oulahen resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Ryan Oulahen has resumed full training after his injury.

5-11-2006 Kyle Calder frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Kyle Calder feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 373 NHL games during his career, notching 92 goals and adding 130 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 14 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+5=12 with 24 PIM.


5-11-2006 Mike Walsh released.
Detroit Red Wings released Mike Walsh to free agency.

5-11-2006 Brad Norton released.
Detroit Red Wings released Brad Norton to free agency.

5-11-2006 Travis Richards released.
Detroit Red Wings released Travis Richards to free agency.

5-11-2006 Tony Voce released.
Detroit Red Wings released Tony Voce to free agency.

5-11-2006 Matt Hussey released.
Detroit Red Wings released Matt Hussey to free agency.

4-11-2006 Kris Draper speaks up.
Kris Draper is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-11-2006 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 14 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


3-11-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 11 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 4 PIM.


3-11-2006 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 14 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


3-11-2006 Ryan Oulahen resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Ryan Oulahen has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

3-11-2006 Ryan Oulahen injured.
Ryan Oulahen of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I'm just looking forward to getting back on the ice and helping this team win, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

2-11-2006 Kyle Calder frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Kyle Calder feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 129 assists along with 206 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 13 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+4=10 with 22 PIM.


2-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Robert Lang is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Danny Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Josh Langfeld is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-10-2006 Travis Richards resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Travis Richards has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

27-10-2006 Darryl Bootland speaks up.
Darryl Bootland is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-10-2006 Kris Draper speaks up.
Kris Draper is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Kirk Maltby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-10-2006 Brad Norton resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brad Norton has resumed full training after his injury.

25-10-2006 Brad Norton injured.
Brad Norton of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said to the press.

25-10-2006 Travis Richards injured.
Travis Richards of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered ankle injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It was very painfull at first, but now it is a little better, hopefully within 2-3 weeks I'll be back in action, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

23-10-2006 Daniel Cleary resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Daniel Cleary has resumed full training after his injury.

19-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Darryl Bootland is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Kyle Calder is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Mathieu Schneider remains sidelined with wrist injury. Chris Pronger remains sidelined with thigh injury. Pavel Datsyuk remains sidelined with chest injury.



19-10-2006 Chris Pronger resumes light training.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Pronger has resumed light training after his thigh injury and is listed day to day.

19-10-2006 Pavel Datsyuk resumes light training.
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has resumed light training after his chest injury and is listed day to day.

19-10-2006 Daniel Cleary injured.
Daniel Cleary of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, were his words after the game.

19-10-2006 Pavel Datsyuk injured.
Pavel Datsyuk (DET) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Jason Arnott (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. Sometimes you have to take a hit like that for the team, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

19-10-2006 Mathieu Schneider injured.
Mathieu Schneider (DET) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Scott Hartnell (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

19-10-2006 Chris Pronger injured.
Chris Pronger (DET) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Jordin Tootoo (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. It hurts a bit but it'll be okay in a week or so I'm told, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

13-10-2006 Team captain meets with Benoit Gratton
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Benoit Gratton after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Benoit Gratton as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

12-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Mathieu Schneider is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Robert Lang is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Kyle Calder is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Todd Bertuzzi is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Johan Franzen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-10-2006 Niklas Kronwall frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 58 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 18 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2006 Pavel Datsyuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 293 NHL games during his career, notching 82 goals and adding 164 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 4 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2006 Valtteri Filppula resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Valtteri Filppula has resumed full training after his injury.

8-10-2006 Tomas Kopecky frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Kopecky feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Kopecky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 4 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


8-10-2006 Valtteri Filppula injured.
Valtteri Filppula of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

6-10-2006 Tomas Holmstrom reaches a milestone !
Tomas Holmstrom scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Todd Bertuzzi. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Sweden, Tomas Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 624 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 172 assists along with 457 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 4 PIM.


5-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-10-2006 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 1 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2006 Ilya Bryzgalov frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ilya Bryzgalov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 34 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 71 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 1 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, allowing 2 goals on 16 while booking 0 shutouts.


2-10-2006 Josh Langfeld frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Josh Langfeld feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Josh Langfeld was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 109 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 22 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


30-9-2006 Pavel Datsyuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 289 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 163 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-9-2006 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin BrodeurA-BA-34New Jersey Devils
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-27Vancouver Canucks
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B33Chicago Blackhawks
Miikka KiprusoffBBB29Calgary Flames
Henrik LundqvistBB-B24Minnesota Wild
Tomas VokounB-BB30New York Rangers
Marty TurcoBBB31Dallas Stars
Jose TheodoreBBB30Colorado Avalanche
Felix PotvinBB-B35San Jose Sharks
Jean-Sebastien GiguereB-B-B-29Anaheim Ducks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-36Anaheim Ducks
Scott NiedermayerBB-B33Anaheim Ducks
Chris ProngerB-A-B31Detroit Red Wings
Rob BlakeB-BB-36Los Angeles Kings
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-29Boston Bruins
Wade ReddenB-B-B-29Ottawa Senators
Tomas Kaberle78747928Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei ZubovB-B-B-36Dallas Stars
Brian RafalskiB-B-B-33New Jersey Devils
Chris PhillipsCBB-29Ottawa Senators
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu SelanneBB-B36Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B34Philadelphia Flyers
Patrik EliasBB-B30New Jersey Devils
Daniel SedinBBB26Vancouver Canucks
Ilya KovalchukA-CB23Atlanta Thrashers
Mike FisherBB-B-26Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-34Atlanta Thrashers
Markus NaslundBCB-33Vancouver Canucks
Henrik ZetterbergBCB-25Nashville Predators
Rick NashBB-B-22Columbus Blue Jackets
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonAB-A-27San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-33Nashville Predators
Joe SakicBB-B37Colorado Avalanche
Vincent LecavalierA-B-B26Tampa Bay Lightning
Sergei FedorovB-B-B36Columbus Blue Jackets
Pavol DemitraA-CB31Minnesota Wild
Mats Sundin83718135Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric StaalA-B-B21Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'AmourB-B-B-36Carolina Hurricanes
Chris DruryBB-B-30Buffalo Sabres
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B34New York Rangers
Jarome IginlaBB-B29Calgary Flames
Mike ModanoBCB36Dallas Stars
Marian HossaA-B-B27Atlanta Thrashers
Alexander OvechkinA-B-B21Washington Capitals
Paul KariyaBCB-31Nashville Predators
Daniel AlfredssonBB-B-33Ottawa Senators
Martin St. LouisBCB-31Tampa Bay Lightning
Dany HeatleyBB-B-25Ottawa Senators
Marian GaborikBCB-24Minnesota Wild


30-9-2006 Bryce Cockburn agrees on a contract.
Bryce Cockburn has signed a one year deal with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

29-9-2006 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Robert Lang is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Kyle Calder is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Johan Franzen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Jiri Hudler has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-9-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


25-9-2006 Darryl Bootland frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Darryl Bootland feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darryl Bootland was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 29 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 9 PIM.


24-9-2006 Tomas Holmstrom injured.
Tomas Holmstrom (DET) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with George Parros (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

23-9-2006 Pavel Datsyuk frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 295 NHL games during his career, notching 83 goals and adding 166 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 6 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 4 PIM.


23-9-2006 Team captain meets with Jiri Hudler
Following the team's recent 5-2 loss at Tampa Bay Lightning on 21-9-2006, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Jiri Hudler did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

22-9-2006 Benoit Gratton frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Benoit Gratton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Benoit Gratton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 64 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 6 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Darryl Bootland is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Lilja has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Todd Bertuzzi is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Johan Franzen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Josh Langfeld has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-9-2006 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


18-9-2006 Mikael Samuelsson injured.
Mikael Samuelsson (DET) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Colin White (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I may be out of the line up for the next game just as a precaution, but I don't think it's anything serious, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

18-9-2006 Kris Draper injured.
Kris Draper (DET) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with George Parros (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

15-9-2006 Benoit Gratton frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Benoit Gratton feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Benoit Gratton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 62 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 10 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 4 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


14-9-2006 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-9-2006 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 83 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-9-2006 Josh Langfeld frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Josh Langfeld feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Josh Langfeld was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 108 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 21 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2006 Detroit Red Wings name captain.
Detroit Red Wings have named Chris Pronger as the captain of the team.

29-8-2006 Andreas Jamtin uncertain about future
Andreas Jamtin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Tomas Kollar uncertain about future
Tomas Kollar wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Detroit Red Wings trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Henrik Zetterberg to Nashville Predators for Shea Weber and NAS's round 2 pick in 2007

29-8-2006 Detroit Red Wings trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Nicklas Lidstrom to Anaheim Ducks for Chris Pronger, Ilya Bryzgalov and ANA's round 1 pick in 2008

30-6-2006 Chris Chelios retires
Chris Chelios has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Kip Miller retires
Kip Miller has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Dominik Hasek retires
Dominik Hasek has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Detroit Red Wings will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapind Griffins:
- Darryl Bootland R
- Tomas Holmström L
- Kirk Maltby L
- Kris Draper C
- Nicklas Lidström D
- Chris Osgood G
- Jiri Fischer D
- Daniel Cleary L
- Brad Norton D
- Mathieu Schneider D
- Andreas Lilja D
- Brendan Brooks C
- Robert Lang C
- Danny Markov D
- Todd Bertuzzi R
- Brett Lebda D
- Kyle Calder L
- Henrik Zetterberg L
- Dan Smith D
- Johan Franzén C
- Matt Ellis L
- Travis Richards D
- Mikael Samuelsson R
- Jakub Kindl D
- Matt Hussey C
- Niklas Kronwall D
- Tomas Kopecky C
- Stefan Liv G
- Pavel Datsyuk C
- Josh Langfeld R
- Eric Himelfarb R
- Tony Voce C
- Jiri Hudler L
- Mike Walsh L
- Jonathan Ericsson D
- Derek Meech D
- Logan Koopmans G
- Valtteri Filppula C
- Jimmy Howard G
- Ryan Oulahen C
- Evan McGrath C
- Kyle Quincey D
- Dominic Vicari G
- Darren Helm C
- Nick Martens D
- Greg Amadio D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Darryl Bootland R
- Tomas Holmström L
- Kirk Maltby L
- Brad Norton D
- Brendan Brooks C
- Dan Smith D
- Stefan Liv G
- Valtteri Filppula C
- Ryan Oulahen C
- Evan McGrath C
- Dominic Vicari G
- Nick Martens D
- Greg Amadio D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Chris Osgood G
- Andreas Lilja D
- Travis Richards D
- Niklas Kronwall D
- Josh Langfeld R
- Jonathan Ericsson D


26-6-2006 Henrik Zetterberg frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Zetterberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 217 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 96 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2006 Mike Babcock praises David Perron
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young left wing David Perron in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



23-6-2006 Mike Babcock praises Alexander Plyuschev
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young center Alexander Plyuschev in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


29-6-2006 Johan Franzén frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Johan Franzén feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Johan Franzén was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 80 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 4 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Detroit Red Wings will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins:
- Darryl Bootland R
- Tomas Holmström L
- Kirk Maltby L
- Kris Draper C
- Nicklas Lidström D
- Chris Osgood G
- Jiri Fischer D
- Chris Chelios D
- Daniel Cleary L
- Brad Norton D
- Mathieu Schneider D
- Andreas Lilja D
- Brendan Brooks C
- Robert Lang C
- Kip Miller L
- Danny Markov D
- Todd Bertuzzi R
- Brett Lebda D
- Kyle Calder L
- Henrik Zetterberg L
- Dan Smith D
- Johan Franzén C
- Matt Ellis L
- Travis Richards D
- Mikael Samuelsson R
- Jakub Kindl D
- Matt Hussey C
- Niklas Kronwall D
- Tomas Kopecky C
- Stefan Liv G
- Pavel Datsyuk C
- Josh Langfeld R
- Eric Himelfarb R
- Tony Voce C
- Jiri Hudler L
- Mike Walsh L
- Jonathan Ericsson D
- Derek Meech D
- Logan Koopmans G
- Valtteri Filppula C
- Jimmy Howard G
- Ryan Oulahen C
- Evan McGrath C
- Kyle Quincey D
- Dominik Hasek G
- Dominic Vicari G
- Darren Helm C
- Nick Martens D
- Greg Amadio D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Darryl Bootland R
- Kris Draper C
- Jiri Fischer D
- Henrik Zetterberg L
- Tomas Kopecky C
- Jiri Hudler L
- Greg Amadio D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Tomas Holmström L
- Nicklas Lidström D
- Chris Osgood G
- Daniel Cleary L
- Brad Norton D
- Mikael Samuelsson R
- Derek Meech D
- Valtteri Filppula C
- Ryan Oulahen C


24-6-2006 Mike Babcock praises Keaton Ellerby
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has praised young defenseman Keaton Ellerby in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2006 Kyle Calder frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Kyle Calder feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Calder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 359 NHL games during his career, notching 85 goals and adding 125 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Darryl Bootland uncertain about future
Darryl Bootland wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jiri Fischer uncertain about future
Jiri Fischer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Daniel Cleary uncertain about future
Daniel Cleary wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brendan Brooks uncertain about future
Brendan Brooks wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brett Lebda uncertain about future
Brett Lebda wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Kyle Calder uncertain about future
Kyle Calder wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Henrik Zetterberg uncertain about future
Henrik Zetterberg wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Johan Franzén uncertain about future
Johan Franzén wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Matt Ellis uncertain about future
Matt Ellis wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Matt Hussey uncertain about future
Matt Hussey wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Niklas Kronwall uncertain about future
Niklas Kronwall wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tomas Kopecky uncertain about future
Tomas Kopecky wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Stefan Liv uncertain about future
Stefan Liv wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Pavel Datsyuk uncertain about future
Pavel Datsyuk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Krys Kolanos uncertain about future
Krys Kolanos wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Eric Himelfarb uncertain about future
Eric Himelfarb wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tony Voce uncertain about future
Tony Voce wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Mike Walsh uncertain about future
Mike Walsh wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Nick Martens uncertain about future
Nick Martens wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Greg Amadio uncertain about future
Greg Amadio wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

Eastside Hockey Manager