April 18, 2013

NHL Signing:Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard Agree To Six-Year Contract Extension

The Detroit Red Wings and goalie Jimmy Howard agreed to a $31.8 million, six-year contract Tuesday, keeping him off the market as a free agent this summer. The 29-year-old Howard is in his fourth season as the Red Wings top goalie. “We’re extremely pleased to have Jimmy under contract for the next six seasons,” general manager Ken Holland said. [...]

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April 12, 2013

Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard Close To Six-Year Contract Extension

Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings are finalizing the last details on a new contract that would keep the goalie in Detroit long term. ”It’s close,” he told ESPN.com. Howard confirmed with reporters that it’s a six-year deal, with TSN reporting that it’s worth about $5.3 million per season. As the Red Wings have battled to stay in [...]

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March 14, 2013

Detroit Red Wings “Making Good Progress” In Signing Jimmy Howard Long Term

Jimmy Howard should have a new contract with the Detroit Red Wings soon. According to MLive.com, the Red Wings are “making good progress” in contract negotiations to sign Howard to a long-term extension. “A source told MLive.com that the sides are inching closer to agreeing on a deal that would more than double Howard’s current $2.25 million salary to the $5 [...]

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November 2, 2012

NHL Cancels Winter Classic

The NHL has decided to cancel the Winter Classic, which was slated to feature the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan’s football stadium in Ann Arbor on January 1, a source told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun on Friday. In the six weeks since the lockout began, the work stoppage has caused the cancellation of [...]

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September 4, 2012

Quick Hits: Joey MacDonald, Jordan Martinook, Zach Bogosian, Derek Roy

Sorry for the lack of posting, been on vacation to end the summer, here are some Quick Hits from around the league: Detroit Red Wings goaltender Joey MacDonald would like to be traded. MacDonald was seemingly going to serve as the team’s backup to Jimmy Howard after the departure of Ty Conklin, but the acquisition of Jonas [...]

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May 31, 2012

Detroit Red Wings Will Look To Add New Backup Goaltender

It appears the Detroit Red Wings will look to add a new No. 2 goaltender this off season. MLive.com’s Ansar Khan reports the Red Wings will likely sign a free-agent veteran as backup to No. 1 Jimmy Howard. Khan suggests Tomas Vokoun, Scott Clemmensen, Josh Harding, Johan Hedberg, and Martin Biron as suitable candidates. Harding is expected to pursue a starter’s gig, while Vokoun’s name has [...]

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April 5, 2012

Possibly Destinations For Cory Schneider If He Becomes Available

If and when Cory Schneider becomes available this off season, there will be a list of teams waiting to take him off the Vancouver Canucks hands. It is expected that Vancouver will try to move the young, talented netminder before or at the NHL Entry Draft. Keeping Schneider makes little sense with Roberto Luongo locked in until 2022. Who would be [...]

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January 5, 2012

Red Wings Trade Rumors

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News proposes the Detroit Red Wings could be “major players at the trade deadline”. That bigger forwards like Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes and Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers could be targets. Also New York Islanders netminder Evgeni Nabokov as a back-up to Jimmy Howard, and Hurricanes’ defenseman Bryan Allen.

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December 20, 2011

Quick Hits: Turris, Lucic, Howard, Boyle, Bourque

Quick hits from around the league: Kyle Turris will make his Ottawa debut on Tuesday night against Buffalo. [Ottawa Citizen] Milan Lucic is eligible to return to Boston’s lineup after serving his one-game suspension on Monday. [Boston Globe] Jimmy Howard stopped 21 of the 23 shots he faced in a 3-2 win over the Edmonton [...]

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