Though Not An All-Star, Andreas Athanasiou Playing Like One

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Three weeks ago, with the Red Wings reeling and about to embark on a west coast swing in Anaheim, Andreas Athanasiou had been struggling himself. After an injury that kept him out for a month of game action, the former Barrie Colt had just two points in ten games since, getting 14 minutes or more of […] READ MORE


Frans Nielsen to Represent Detroit Red Wings at All-Star Game

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The Detroit Red Wings do not have a clear superstar on their roster, but one of theirs will be represented among (most of) the best in the NHL on All-Star Weekend at the end of this month in Los Angeles. Frans Nielsen is the 2017 Detroit Red Wings All-Star. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January […] READ MORE


Red Wings: Evaluating Every July 1st Signing

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“We’re excited about the day we’ve had. We think we have good depth up front.” –Ken Holland Good depth up front, huh? You think? A record-setting $630 million dollars spent later around the League, July 1st finally came to an end, and the Detroit Red Wings were right in the middle of it from the […] READ MORE


Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit Red Wings

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After being bought out by the Minnesota Wild earlier this off-season, Thomas Vanek has found a new home. Vanek has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings for $2.6 million. Detroit signs Tomas Vanek to a 1 year deal for $2.6m — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) July 1, 2016 Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit Red […] READ MORE


Landing Spots for Thomas Vanek

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Less than a week after being bought out by the Minnesota Wild, Thomas Vanek will need to find a new home if he wants to continue his career in the NHL. At only 32 years old, he can bring roughly 40 points per season, about 15 power play points per season, and good possession numbers. […] READ MORE


Top 10 NHL UFA Forwards 2016

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With free agency opening on July 1st, here's a look at the top ten NHL UFA Forwards who will be hitting the market on Friday. READ MORE


Minnesota Wild to Buyout Thomas Vanek: Report

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Amid a flurry of activity and rumors before the start of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft today, beat writer Michael Russo of the Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Wild have informed forward Thomas Vanek that they will be buying out his contract. Minnesota Wild to Buyout Thomas Vanek: Report I just got off […] READ MORE


What Will It Cost The Calgary Flames To Sign Johnny Gaudreau?

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The Calgary Flames are coming off a disappointing season, falling to 25th in the NHL standings a year after making the Stanley Cup Playoffs and advancing to the second round. Their biggest weakness this season was goaltending, but their most important task this offseason is to sign top scoring forward Johnny Gaudreau to a new contract. Gaudreau is […] READ MORE


Call to the Hall: Buffalo Sabres

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the […] READ MORE


NHL Deadline Day Trade Benefactors

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With the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline being as active as it was, it was no surprise that deadline day itself was a little anticlimactic. If you are a hockey fan at any level, it’s a good chance you were checking your twitter feed throughout the day or sitting in front of […] READ MORE