16-12-2004 Manny Legace frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Legace was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 187 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


16-12-2004 Fredrik Olausson frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Fredrik Olausson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Fredrik Olausson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1208 NHL games during his career, notching 155 goals and adding 487 assists along with 433 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 34 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+7=7 with 11 PIM.


15-12-2004 Media glorifies the Detroit Red Wings
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager 11 and headcoach Scotty Bowman

15-12-2004 Mariusz Czerkawski injured.
Mariusz Czerkawski (DET) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Adam Foote (COL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tony Hrkac is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jere Lehtinen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Steve Yzerman is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Luc Robitaille is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mariusz Czerkawski has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Aleksey Morozov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jason Williams has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Fredrik Olausson has played 31 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Jason Williams speaks up.
Jason Williams is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-12-2004 Jere Lehtinen reaches a milestone !
Jere Lehtinen scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a goal by Joe Juneau. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, the player said in an interview..

A native of Finland, Jere Lehtinen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 4th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 176 assists along with 132 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 0 PIM.


9-12-2004 Harold Druken resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Harold Druken has resumed full training after his injury.

4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Fredrik Olausson has played 28 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-12-2004 Harold Druken resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Harold Druken has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

2-12-2004 Sean Selmser injured.
Sean Selmser of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lowell Lock Monsters. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Sometimes Mr. Murphy just keeps on coming back for more, this time it was me who had to take the honors, were his words after the game.

30-11-2004 Manny Legace frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Legace was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 187 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


29-11-2004 Harold Druken injured.
Harold Druken of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It was very painfull at first, but now it is a little better, hopefully within 2-3 weeks I'll be back in action, he said when he was taken off the ice.

28-11-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 58 assists along with 124 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 25 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 14 PIM.


27-11-2004 Player of the week: Luc Robitaille (R)
NHL has awarded Luc Robitaille (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1397 NHL games during his career, notching 705 goals and adding 749 assists along with 1019 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 25 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 12+7=19 with 2 PIM.


27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Yzerman is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Luc Robitaille is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Aleksey Morozov is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Michael Peca has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jere Lehtinen has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jason Blake has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Mark Messier has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Joe Juneau has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Fredrik Olausson has played 25 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-11-2004 Shjon Podein injured.
Shjon Podein (DET) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Derek Morris (CGY). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It is just a minor bump, he said as the trainers examined him.

23-11-2004 Harold Druken resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Harold Druken has resumed full training after his injury.

22-11-2004 Steve Brule resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades center Steve Brule has resumed full training after his injury.

22-11-2004 Yuri Butsayev injured.
Yuri Butsayev of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Sometimes Mr. Murphy just keeps on coming back for more, this time it was me who had to take the honors, he commented from the trainers bench.

20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Luc Robitaille is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Barret Jackman is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Michael Peca has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rostislav Klesla is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Yzerman has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jason Blake has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Joe Juneau has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Aleksey Morozov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Fredrik Olausson has played 21 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-11-2004 Steve Brule injured.
Steve Brule of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worcester Icecats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

19-11-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 222 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 56 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 20 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 12 PIM.


18-11-2004 Harold Druken resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Harold Druken has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

17-11-2004 Jason Williams frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Jason Williams feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Williams , was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 13 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM. He has also played 6 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 6+4=10 with 0 PIM.


17-11-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 221 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 56 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 12 PIM.


16-11-2004 Jesse Wallin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jesse Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 18 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 12 PIM.


16-11-2004 Jason Williams frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Jason Williams feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Williams , was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 45 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 10 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 12 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM. He has also played 6 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 6+4=10 with 0 PIM.


14-11-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 219 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 54 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 12 PIM.


13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rostislav Klesla is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Yzerman has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Luc Robitaille has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Fredrik Olausson has played 17 games without a goal. Barret Jackman has played 11 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-11-2004 Mark Messier reaches a milestone !
Mark Messier notched the 1200th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Sergei Gonchar. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he said as he packed up his gear..

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1765 NHL games during his career, notching 733 goals and adding 1200 assists along with 1826 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 15 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+6=13 with 2 PIM.


10-11-2004 Lorenzo McBaine resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades defenseman Lorenzo McBaine has resumed full training after his injury.

9-11-2004 Jesse Wallin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jesse Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 15 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 12 PIM.


8-11-2004 Michal Grosek resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades right wing Michal Grosek has resumed full training after his injury.

8-11-2004 Lorenzo McBaine injured.
Lorenzo McBaine of Kansas City Blades suffered arm injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

7-11-2004 Mathieu Houde resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades defenseman Mathieu Houde has resumed full training after his injury.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mariusz Czerkawski is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Joe Juneau is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Luc Robitaille is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mark Messier has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Fredrik Olausson has played 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-11-2004 Michal Grosek resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades right wing Michal Grosek has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

2-11-2004 Mathieu Houde resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades defenseman Mathieu Houde has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-11-2004 Artur Salzgeber resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Artur Salzgeber has resumed full training after his injury.

31-10-2004 Juha Riihijarvi resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Juha Riihijarvi has resumed full training after his injury.

31-10-2004 Todd Hlushko agrees on a contract.
Todd Hlushko has signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Blades. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

31-10-2004 Michael Peca returns
Michael Peca has served his suspension and is available for the next game.

31-10-2004 Luc Robitaille reaches a milestone !
Luc Robitaille scored the 700th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Steve Yzerman. As long as the team wins I'm happy. The personal records don't mean anything to me if they aren't a part of winning the Cup, the player said in an interview.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1383 NHL games during his career, notching 700 goals and adding 745 assists along with 1017 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+3=10 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2004 Tony Hrkac reaches a milestone !
Tony Hrkac scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Luc Robitaille. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he said after signing autographs for some kids..

A native of Canada, Tony Hrkac was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 843 NHL games during his career, notching 142 goals and adding 258 assists along with 167 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 11 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Billy Smith is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Fredrik Olausson has played 11 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-10-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 213 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 53 assists along with 117 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 11 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 7 PIM.


28-10-2004 Aaron Van Leusen uncertain about future
Aaron Van Leusen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

28-10-2004 Juha Riihijarvi injured.
Juha Riihijarvi of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Crunch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he commented to the press.

27-10-2004 Artur Salzgeber resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Artur Salzgeber has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-10-2004 Juha Riihijarvi agrees on a contract.
Juha Riihijarvi has signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Blades. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

25-10-2004 Barret Jackman injured.
Barret Jackman (DET) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Jon Klemm (CAR). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he said to the press.

23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Yzerman is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mark Messier is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ian Laperriere has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jay Pandolfo has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Tom Rowe remains sidelined with groin injury.



22-10-2004 Bill Muckalt resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades right wing Bill Muckalt has resumed full training after his abdomen injury.

22-10-2004 Tom Rowe injured.
Tom Rowe (DET) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Uwe Krupp (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It is just a minor bump, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

20-10-2004 Barret Jackman frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Barret Jackman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Barret Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 209 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 53 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


19-10-2004 Tom Rowe frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tom Rowe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tom Rowe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 94 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 19 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 2 PIM.


17-10-2004 Bill Muckalt resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades right wing Bill Muckalt has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

17-10-2004 League suspends Michael Peca
The league board has suspended Detroit Red Wings player Michael Peca for 6 games for injuring Oliver Setzinger of Nashville Predators.

17-10-2004 Bill Muckalt injured.
Bill Muckalt of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's a team game alright, I guess I just won't be part of this team for a few games, he said after the game in the dressing room.

17-10-2004 Michal Grosek injured.
Michal Grosek of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . This is the same injury I had as a junior. Not too serious, but it needs some time to heal, he said after the game in the dressing room.

16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dave Andreychuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Pandolfo has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tom Rowe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2004 Sean Selmser agrees on a contract.
Sean Selmser has signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Blades. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

12-10-2004 Artur Salzgeber injured.
Artur Salzgeber of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Norfolk Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I hope to be back skating with the team in time for the next road trip, but they're monitoring it very closely. We'll have to see how it heals, he commented from the trainers bench.

11-10-2004 Fredrik Olausson frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Fredrik Olausson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Fredrik Olausson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1177 NHL games during his career, notching 155 goals and adding 481 assists along with 426 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


11-10-2004 Harold Druken injured.
Harold Druken of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I am sure the doc will fix it and get me back in action in abouth a month, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

9-10-2004 Jay Pandolfo frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Jay Pandolfo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Jay Pandolfo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 517 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 96 assists along with 73 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Luc Robitaille is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2004 Jay Pandolfo frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Jay Pandolfo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Jay Pandolfo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 517 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 96 assists along with 73 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2004 Jesse Wallin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jesse Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 2 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


6-10-2004 Steve Yzerman reaches a milestone !
Steve Yzerman scored the 1800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Luc Robitaille. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Canada, Steve Yzerman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 1563 NHL games during his career, notching 725 goals and adding 1075 assists along with 861 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 1 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


5-10-2004 Mathieu Houde injured.
Mathieu Houde of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, he said when he was taken off the ice.

2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Andreas Lilja frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Andreas Lilja was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 52 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
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Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
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Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
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Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


26-9-2004 Jesse Wallin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jesse Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


25-9-2004 Manny Legace frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Legace was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 187 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Dave Andreychuk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Tom Rowe has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Drew MacIntyre hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Jamtin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nick Pannoni hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Doug Gilmour has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Billy Smith has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

Tony Hrkac remains sidelined with ankle injury.



25-9-2004 Tony Hrkac resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tony Hrkac has resumed full training after his ankle injury.

24-9-2004 Tony Hrkac injured.
Tony Hrkac (DET) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Richard Matvichuk (TB). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he said to the press.

22-9-2004 Manny Legace frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Legace was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 187 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


20-9-2004 Tom Rowe frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tom Rowe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tom Rowe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 92 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 17 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Yzerman is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Mark Messier is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Billy Smith is playing well with 3 wins in his 3 starts last week and allowing 2 goals.

Who's cold

Tony Hrkac has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Peca has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jere Lehtinen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Manny Legace hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Drew MacIntyre hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Andreas Jamtin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nick Pannoni hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-9-2004 Ian Laperriere resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Ian Laperriere has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

15-9-2004 Tom Rowe frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tom Rowe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tom Rowe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 17 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


13-9-2004 Jay Pandolfo frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Jay Pandolfo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Jay Pandolfo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 518 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 96 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM.


12-9-2004 Ian Laperriere injured.
Ian Laperriere (DET) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Randy Moller (CAR). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mark Messier is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Billy Smith is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 1 goals.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-9-2004 Jesse Wallin frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jesse Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-8-2004 Andreas Lilja frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Andreas Lilja was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 52 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2004 Randy McKay retires
Randy McKay has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Detroit Red Wings will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Detroit Red Wings and Kansas City Blades:
- Tony Hrkac L
- Dave Andreychuk C
- Michael Peca C
- Robert Kron R
- Espen Knutsen C
- Rostislav Klesla D
- Jere Lehtinen R
- Manny Legace G
- Steve Yzerman C
- Boyd Devereaux L
- Maxim Kuznetsov D
- Georges Laraque R
- Luc Robitaille R
- Ian Laperriere R
- Bob Corkum R
- Andreas Lilja D
- Bill Muckalt R
- Michal Grosek R
- Mark Messier L
- Jay Pandolfo L
- Aleksey Morozov L
- Dmitry Yushkevich D
- Scott Lachance D
- Jason Strudwick D
- Sergei Gonchar D
- Yuri Butsayev L
- Tim Verbeek R
- Jesse Wallin D
- John Wikstrom D
- Jason Williams C
- B.J. Young R
- Dwayne Zinger D
- Doug Ast R
- Phillipe Boucher D
- Steve Brule C
- Tom Rowe L
- Harold Druken L
- Jason Elliott G
- Brad Williamson D
- Fredrik Olausson D
- Tomas Kopecky C
- Stefan Liv G
- Tomek Valtonen R
- Jari Tolsa C
- Alexander Seluyanov D
- Barret Jackman D
- Igor Grigorenko R
- Drew MacIntyre G
- Miroslav Blatak D
- Andreas Jamtin R
- Dmitri Semyenov C
- Francois Senez D
- Aaron Van Leusen R
- Dmitri Bykov D
- Vadim Khomitski C
- Nick Pannoni G
- Doug Gilmour C
- Ryan Barnes L
- Paul Ballantyne D
- Billy Smith G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Dave Andreychuk C
- Espen Knutsen C
- Manny Legace G
- Maxim Kuznetsov D
- Georges Laraque R
- Ian Laperriere R
- Bill Muckalt R
- Yuri Butsayev L
- Tim Verbeek R
- Doug Ast R
- Harold Druken L
- Aaron Van Leusen R
- Vadim Khomitski C
- Paul Ballantyne D
- Billy Smith G

Players reporting in good shape:
- Tony Hrkac L
- Michael Peca C
- Mark Messier L
- Scott Lachance D
- Sergei Gonchar D
- John Wikstrom D
- B.J. Young R
- Phillipe Boucher D
- Tomas Kopecky C
- Tomek Valtonen R
- Dmitri Bykov D


30-6-2004 Glenn Merkosky leaves team
Glenn Merkoskys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Vjacheslav Loginov leaves team
Vjacheslav Loginovs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Paul Stanley leaves team
Paul Stanleys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Bruce Elkaim leaves team
Bruce Elkaims contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Manny Legace frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Legace was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 187 goals. The 31 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


26-6-2004 Brian Rolston rejects contract offer.
Brian Rolston rejected the $3 000 000 per year, 2 year offer from Detroit Red Wings

26-6-2004 Ian Laperriere rejects contract offer.
Ian Laperriere rejected the $2 750 000 per year, 2 year offer from Detroit Red Wings

26-6-2004 Sergei Gonchar rejects contract offer.
Sergei Gonchar rejected the $6 000 000 per year, 2 year offer from Detroit Red Wings

25-6-2004 Igor Grigorenko returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Igor Grigorenko has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Drew MacIntyre returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Drew MacIntyre has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Andreas Jamtin returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Andreas Jamtin has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Nick Pannoni returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Nick Pannoni has returned to the team.

23-6-2004 Jere Lehtinen rejects contract offer.
Jere Lehtinen rejected the $4 000 000 per year, 2 year offer from Detroit Red Wings

23-6-2004 Andreas Lilja agrees on a contract.
Andreas Lilja has signed a $4 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Andreas Lilja was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 52 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2004 Jay Pandolfo frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Jay Pandolfo feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Jay Pandolfo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 515 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 95 assists along with 73 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


22-6-2004 Rostislav Klesla agrees on a contract.
Rostislav Klesla has signed a $1 300 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Klesla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 165 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 25 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


22-6-2004 Luc Robitaille rejects contract offer.
Luc Robitaille rejected the $7 500 000 per year, 2 year offer from Detroit Red Wings

23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Jere Lehtinen (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Boyd Devereaux (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Luc Robitaille (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Ian Laperriere (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Andreas Lilja (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Randy McKay (Detroit Red Wings) UFA
-Dmitry Yushkevich (Detroit Red Wings) UFA
-Scott Lachance (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jason Strudwick (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Sergei Gonchar (Detroit Red Wings) RFA
-Phillipe Boucher (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Vadim Khomitski (Kansas City Blades) UFA


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Glenn Merkosky(pro)
-Vjacheslav Loginov(farm)
-Paul Stanley(farm)
-Bruce Elkaim(farm)


21-6-2004 Andreas Lilja frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Andreas Lilja was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 52 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


20-6-2004 Tom Rowe frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tom Rowe feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Tom Rowe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 87 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 15 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 69 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+13=20 with 14 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $13 700 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

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