Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 4:13 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Many thought the Detroit Red Wings would go defense in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night in Dallas. That was before Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno were at picks six and 30, respectively. And from there, the Red Wings had a successful draft that not many predicted in terms of players. After making 10 picks and one trade in the 2018 NHL draft, here's how league analysts graded the Red Wings' haul, either by pick or by overall draft class: Analysis: How Filip Zadina can help accelerate Red Wings rebuild Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski, ESPN The ESPN reporters chopped up the draft into to categories: winners and losers. The Red Wings came out on the winners' side: "Detroit is embarking on a total makeover, and this draft couldn't have gone any better for GM Ken Holland, who has been on a roll since the trade deadline after bringing in a haul for Tomas Tatar. Apparently, reports of … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings overwhelmingly praised for NHL draft 2018
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Detroit Free Press staff Published 3:23 p.m. UTC Jun 23, 2018 With their second first-round selection, 30th overall, in the 2018 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings chose center Joe Veleno on Friday night. The pick was one of three acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in the Tomas Tatar trade in February. Regarded as one of the top centers available, Veleno is a terrific playmaker who had 22 goals and 57 assists in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. Veleno, who's 6 feet 2, is a playmaker. Coaches will love the 18-year-old. Can he be more than a third-line center? "We were surprised (both players dropped)," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said on the NBCSN broadcast. "We thought (Filip) Zadina would go in the top five and we were thrilled to get him, a guy who can score and obvioulsy, Joe Veleno, has great speed. He got into the league early, so we're excited to get him. So, great draft for us in the first round." Veleno was projected … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings grab Joe Veleno with No. 30 pick in 2018 NHL draft
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ilitch won't talk Ken Holland's future; is time up for Red Wings GM? Chris Ilitch spoke about the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, but not the future of Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs George Sipple, Detroit Free Press Published 3:12 p.m. ET March 3, 2018 | Updated 3:14 p.m. ET March 3, 2018 CLOSE Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland explains why the team traded goalie Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers. Helene St. James/Detroit Free Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE LAKELAND, Fla. — Chris Ilitch gave Tigers … [Read more...] about Ilitch won’t talk Ken Holland’s future; is time up for Red Wings GM?
The NHL trade deadline is Feb. 26, and the Detroit Red Wings are looking to be sellers.“I’m looking to the future,” general manager Ken Holland said Monday. “I’m working the phones to see what’s out there that makes sense for us.”The Wings are rebuilding, and want to acquire early round draft picks and high-end prospects. The Wings already have nine picks in the 2018 draft, including two picks each in rounds two and three. Mike Green is expected to be moved, as there is interest in the offensive defenseman. He hurt his neck Thursday at Tampa, but is expected to play Tuesday when the Wings host Nashville. More: Red Wings assistant GM Ryan Martin talks top picks for 2018 NHL draft Follow live: Red Wings, NHL trade deadline rumor mill Goaltender Petr Mrazek is on the market. The Wings had conversations with Philadelphia about Mrazek in mid-February, and are talking again this week since the Flyers lost … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings hope to bank picks, prospects at NHL trade deadline
Mike Green plans to spend the upcoming NHL All-Star weekend enjoying time with his family, but that’s as far as he admits his thoughts go.With the Detroit Red Wings seemingly shaping up to be sellers at the NHL trade deadline for a second straight year, Green tops the list of Wings who might move before Feb. 26.He’s a right-shooting defenseman known for his offensive contributions; that's exactly what a team that sees itself as a Stanley Cup contender likes to add. Green is also in the last year of his contract, enhancing his appeal as potential trade partners don’t have to consider salary cap ramifications past this season.Such uncertainty is part of an NHL player’s life, and at 32, Green is too experienced to let it affect him.“I don’t read or know what’s going on,” he said Thursday morning. “I just go day-to-day here. I’m focused on the job here in Detroit. “I understand completely, but everything is speculation … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings’ All-Star Mike Green not bothered by trade rumors