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July 22nd Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on July 22, 2011. We discussed Chris Osgood’s retirement and legacy as well as developments around the NHL prospects tournament which will be hosted in Traverse City. To listen to the show click here.

July 8 Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on July 8, 2011. We discussed the Red Wings draft, The Development camp in Traverse City, the coaching staff and off season moves among other topics. To listen to the show click here.

The Benefactor: Osgood’s Retirement Will Help McCollum

Despite announcing his retirement, Chris Osgood will still be expected to provide at least one more big save for the Red Wings. This time, however, that save won’t be on the ice but rather helping to rebuild the confidence of goalie Thomas McCollum.

Much is expected from the 21 year-old McCollum as he enters his third season as a professional. Unfortunately his lack of development last season left the Red Wings with few options other than to re-sign Joey MacDonald earlier this month. While the move adds depth to … Continue Reading

Red Wings Add Free Agents to Development Camp Roster

The first photos from the Red wings Development Camp have emerged. One in particular shows several additional free agent try-outs. Only the last names are identified, but here’s an educated guess on the additions:

  • Tyson Teichmann – (pictured) A 6-foot, 146 pound goalie who plays for the Belleville Bulls. The former first round selection in the OHL priority draft backstopped the Canadian Under-18 team to a gold medal in 2010. Teichmann is a butterfly style goalie who’s inconsistent play is likely the reason why he was not drafted and … Continue Reading

Wings Keep Options Open With Inexpensive Defense Contracts

When the NHL free agency period opened at noon on Friday, the Red Wings hoped they would be able to shore up their defense. When players like Jame Wisniewski and Christian Ehrhoff signed long-term big ticket contracts, Detroit  was left looking for cheaper options. Ken Holland and company would find them in Mike Commodore (pictured) and Ian White whose combined salary cap hit is less than $4 million.

With a weak defensive market this off season, the Wings did not want to commit long-term to a player out of necessity. Instead, … Continue Reading

Oldie Not Always a Goodie: Wings Should Look Beyond Jagr

Jaromir Jagr is making headlines again. This time he wants to return to the NHL and has said the Red Wings would be an ideal team to play for. The former NHL MVP has spent the last three seasons playing for Omsk of the KHL. The 39 year-old forward has been productive in Russia tallying 66 goals and 146 points the last three years.

The Wings have had a lot of success in the past signing veteran players who have been able to contribute like Igor Larionov and Dallas Drake. On … Continue Reading