24-6-2005 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2005 John Wikstrom agrees on a contract.
John Wikstrom has signed a $345 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

22-6-2005 Tomas Kopecky agrees on a contract.
Tomas Kopecky has signed a $480 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Kopecky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


22-6-2005 Paul Ballantyne agrees on a contract.
Paul Ballantyne has signed a $410 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Paul Ballantyne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Robert Kron (Kansas City Blades) UFA
-Joe Juneau (Detroit Red Wings) UFA
-B.J. Young (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Dwayne Zinger (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Steve Brule (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Jason Elliott (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Tomek Valtonen (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Dmitri Bykov (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Todd Hlushko (Kansas City Blades) UFA
-Juha Riihijarvi (Kansas City Blades) UFA
-Sean Selmser (Kansas City Blades) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Scotty Bowman(pro)
-Barry Smith(pro)
-Dave Lewis(pro)
-Ken Holland(pro)
-Mark Leach(pro)
-John Wharton(pro)
-Ratislav Hlina(farm)


21-6-2005 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 316 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 68 assists along with 130 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


21-6-2005 Aaron Van Leusen agrees on a contract.
Aaron Van Leusen has signed a $290 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

21-6-2005 Ryan Barnes agrees on a contract.
Ryan Barnes has signed a $305 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Lorenzo McBaine shaping up
Things are looking good for defenseman Lorenzo McBaine who has developed better than expeted. His work on his training has paid off and he might develope into a better player than expected.

A native of USA, Lorenzo McBaine was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 82 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 13+22=35 with 36 PIM.


20-6-2005 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $12 400 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2005 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $12 400 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2005 Jesse Wallin agrees on a contract.
Jesse Wallin has signed a $700 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

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 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


20-6-2005 Harold Druken agrees on a contract.
Harold Druken has signed a $550 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Harold Druken was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 88 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 24 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


20-6-2005 Alexander Seluyanov agrees on a contract.
Alexander Seluyanov has signed a $285 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Dmitri Semyenov agrees on a contract.
Dmitri Semyenov has signed a $295 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Francois Senez agrees on a contract.
Francois Senez has signed a $275 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

Eastside Hockey Manager