February 26, 2008 |
Vesa Toskala made 31 saves for his third shutout and Darcy Tucker scored two second-period power-play goals, leading the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-0 win over Ottawa last night. After exercising his no-trade clause to veto any potential deal away from Toronto with today's deadline looming, Mats Sundin scored on the power play in the first period. The Maple Leafs converted each of their first three opportunities with the man advantage. Pavel Kubina and Dominic Moore scored even-strength goals in the second to seal Toronto's third straight win against its provincial rival.
January 29, 2009 |
The Detroit Red Wings signed Henrik Zetterberg to the longest contract in team history, a 12-year deal that will keep the star forward in Hockeytown until 2021. Additional terms were not disclosed, but Booth Newspapers reported the deal was worth slightly more than $72 million. "Henrik is one of the world's premier players at both ends of the ice," general manager Ken Holland said yesterday. "This is a tremendous commitment on the part of the organization as well as by Henrik.
July 27, 2006 |
Former Flyers defenseman Danny Markov signed a $2.5 million, 1-year contract with Detroit yesterday. Markov had 11 assists in 58 games for the Nashville Predators last season, and the Moscow native was a key player for Russia at the Turin Olympics. He missed 17 games with various injuries. The 6-1, 190-pound Markov also has played for Toronto, Phoenix and Carolina in addition to the Flyers, contributing 131 points in 472 NHL games. His best season was with the Coyotes in 2001-02, when he had career highs in goals (six)
June 26, 2000 |
Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, is returning for another season with the Detroit Red Wings. Bowman, 66, had been mulling his future since the Red Wings' second-round playoff elimination by the Colorado Avalanche. As the league's entry draft was ending yesterday in Calgary, Detroit general manager Ken Holland said Bowman would be back under a one-year contract. Holland had told Bowman after the Colorado series he wanted him back. "I wanted to feel in my heart that I could come back and, healthwise, I wanted to make sure I was up to the challenge again," Bowman said of the month it took him to decide to return for a 29th season as an NHL coach.
August 18, 1997 |
The Detroit Red Wings' trade of goalie Mike Vernon to San Jose is complete, but an announcement is being delayed while the Sharks negotiate a new deal with him, the Detroit Free Press reported. Vernon, 34, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, capped by Detroit's finals sweep of the Flyers. He is looking to renegotiate his $2.077-million deal for this season and extend the contract for two more seasons. Vernon is seeking $10 million over three seasons and is likely to get it from San Jose.
June 25, 2002 |
Goaltender Dominik Hasek is expected to announce today whether he will return to the Detroit Red Wings next season or retire. The Red Wings sent out a press release last night scheduling a tentative news conference for 11 a.m. EDT at Joe Louis Arena. No further details were announced. The Buffalo News reported Sunday that Hasek, 37, was leaning toward retiring. Wings general manager Ken Holland has said that he knew Hasek was leaning one way, but would not say which way that was. Hasek led the Red Wings to their third Stanley Cup in six years and the 10th in franchise history this season.
December 4, 2003 |
Curtis Joseph was put on waivers yesterday by the Detroit Red Wings, who have tried for months to find a new home for the veteran goaltender. If a team claims Joseph by noon tomorrow, it will assume the remaining portion of his 2-year, $16 million contract. If the rest of the NHL passes on Joseph, the Red Wings will continue to have a messy situation in goal. When Dominik Hasek decided to come out of retirement in July, the Wings tried to trade Joseph. So far, no team has wanted to take his contract off the Red Wings' hands.
June 9, 1999 |
The Detroit Red Wings plan to hold on to forward Brendan Shanahan, general manager Ken Holland said. Holland said yesterday he has no plans to move Shanahan, who is entering the final year of his contract, and expects him to be at training camp in September. "I've had no conversations with any other team or general manager and at this point I have no plans to talk to anybody in the league regarding Brendan Shanahan," Holland said. The Red Wings also will offer associate coach Barry Smith a one-year contract extension, the Detroit Free Press reported.
July 28, 1998 |
If Scotty Bowman returns to coach the Detroit Red Wings, he isn't expected to be back for the start of the regular season, general manager Ken Holland told Bloomberg News. Bowman, who underwent an angioplasty to clear a blocked coronary artery July 16, will have another physical some time in the next two weeks, Holland said. If he is given clearance, Bowman will then have his arthritic left knee replaced by an artificial joint. Because of recovery time from the knee surgery, Holland expects Bowman to miss all of training camp and possibly the entire first month of the season, which begins Oct. 9. Under Bowman, 64, the Red Wings have won back-to-back Stanley Cups.
July 17, 1998 |
Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman, who has said he won't return next season to the Stanley Cup champions unless he is healthy enough, underwent a procedure yesterday to clear a blocked heart artery. Dr. William O'Neill, chief of cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital near Detroit, said Bowman was resting comfortably after the balloon angioplasty and should be released from the hospital today. O'Neill said no decision had been made on whether Bowman would return to the Red Wings' bench next season for the final year of his contract and a bid for a record ninth Cup as coach.