If you listen closely you can a sucking sound coming form the Joe Louis Arena. That is the sound of the Red Wings organization snoring a sweet offseason slumber. It appears as if Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings have fallen aslepp at the wheel this offeseason.
Okay then if they are not sleeping then they haven’t had their morning coffee. After signing exactly nobody during the free agency frenzy, the Detroit Red Wings have been slow to sign their own free agents.
At the time of this post the Red Wings have yet to sign defenseman Danny Dekeyser and Daniel Alfredsson. Those are two pretty important pieces to the Red Wings puzzle this season.
But don’t rush Mr. Holland you have all month to work it out.
Ken Holland might not be rushing but if you are in a hurry to get caught up on all the latest Detroit Red Wings news and links just throw on the cruise control sit back and enjoy Wednesday’s edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and defenseman Danny DeKeyser will meet again this week to discuss a new contract, Bob Duff of The Windsor Starreports. DeKeyser is a restricted free agent. In July, George Sipple of The Detroit Free Press reported that the two sides were not close to a new deal.
From Octopus Thrower: Should The Detroit Red Wings resign Daniel Alfredsson
Welcome back! Last time, we discussed the pros and cons of the Detroit Red Wings re-signing forward Daniel Alfredsson, in terms of roster spot competition and health/production. Today, via Ansar Khan of mlive.com, general manager Ken Holland announced he is “probably” going to make a push to sign the Swede (link here). This announcement has brought up another concern to some fans on Twitter that was left untouched in the last installment: the effect of his cap hit and performance bonuses.
From MLive: Photos From Day 2 Of Youth Hockey Camp
DETROIT – Dozens of young hockey players took to the ice Tuesday morning for the annual Detroit Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp. Red Wings center Riley Sheahan was on hand to help the young players, in addition to members of the coaching staff and camp directors. The camp is running from Monday to Wednesday this week. Luke Glendening helped yesterday and Danny DeKeyser will be on staff tomorrow.