DJC Morning Drive: Red Wings Stadium Moves Forward, Danny Dekeyser Signs Deal


Mar 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman

Danny DeKeyser

(65) shoots against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Wake up Red Wings fans!! It is time for the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive Red Wings Wednesday edition and believe it or not the Wings are starting to make news again.

The Red Wings have not given fans much to pay attention to this summer having swung and missed at the free agent market.  But time ticks on and as the season approaches the Red Wings are putting things in place to make another run at the playoffs.

One of those things was the contract of Danny Dekeyser who finally signed a two-year deal after an entire summer of negotiations.

Another one of the things involves the new stadium as fresh images were published as the project nears construction.

So with training camp beginning today in Traverse City don’t miss a thing. We have great Detroit Wings coverage lined up for you this coming season on Detroit Jock City. But for now sit back and enjoy the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From USA Today: Danny DeKeyser Signs, Daniel Alfredsson To Miss Camp

"Danny DeKeyser can get on the bus with relief and new riches: A day before leaving for training camp, he has a deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The defenseman and the Red Wings agreed to a two-year deal that has a salary cap hit of $2.187 million."

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    From the Freep: Tomas Jurco Determined To Stay With Red Wings

    "Tomas Jurco arrived in Detroit on Monday, holed up at Luke Glendening‘s place, and now has his bags repacked for a training camp adventure. The uber-confident young Slovak winger, who joked he’d put on 3-4 pounds during “a hard summer,” is ready to muscle into the lineup of the Detroit Red Wings for good. He used an audition last year to gain footing, serving as a regular over other, more established NHL teammates, because what Jurco brings is what any coach wants: Size and physicality."