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#1 drumnj

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

I thought this was really well done. All credit to FissionFire on the Wings board at HFboards
http://hfboards.hock...ad.php?t=576043


I just thought it would be fun to list all the moves Holland has made while GM of the Red Wings. I'm not going to analyze or grade them but instead leave that up to all the amateur GMs here. He's had some excellent moves, but some awful ones as well. I'm not including draft picks since Jim Nill handles the draft and I'm not sure exactly when he took over that role from Holland. If someone knows specifically let me know and I can add in the drafts before that time.

I plan on keeping this updated as time goes on. I know I've missed some things so if you notice anything missing let me know so I can add it. Also if you have any contract details that I didn't include let me know and I'll add them.

Years begin on July 1st and end on June 30th.

Blue = Trade
Red = Player signing or waiver claim
Orange = Player lost to waivers/expansion/retirement
Green = Coach/Executive signing/firing
Purple = Player claimed off waiver

He became the GM on July 18, 1997.....

Year 1
7/18/97 - Re-signed Scotty Bowman, Barry Smith, and Dave Lewis to 2-year extensions
7/26/97 - Re-signed D Bob Rouse to 1-year contract
8/1/97 - Re-signed C Igor Larionov to 3-year contract
8/15/97 - Re-signed LW Joe Kocur to 1-year contract
8/18/97 - Traded G Mike Vernon + 1999 5th round pick (#149/Andrei Maximenko) to San Jose Sharks for 1998 2nd round pick (#41/Maxim Linnik) + 1999 2nd round pick (#47/Sheldon Keefe)
9/3/97 - Signed D Jon Coleman to 2-year contract
9/8/97 - Re-signed D Viacheslav Fetisov to 1-year contract
9/18/97 - Re-signed LW Vyacheslav Kozlov to 3-year contract
9/28/97 - Lost C Tim Taylor to Boston Bruins in waiver draft
1/7/98 - Re-signed RW Doug Brown to 3-year contract
2/26/98 - Matched offer sheet from Carolina Hurricanes for C Sergei Fedorov (6yr/38M)
3/13/98 - Re-signed D Larry Murphy to 3-year contract
3/20/98 - Signed G Aren Miller to 3-year contract
3/24/98 - Traded D Jamie Pushor + 1998 4th round pick (#112/Viktor Wallin) to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for D Dmitri Mironov
3/24/98 - Traded 1998 4th round pick (#87/Alexei Ponikarovsky) to Toronto Maple Leafs for D Jamie Macoun
6/1/98 - Signed D Jesse Wallin to 3-year contract
6/18/98 - Exercised team option on D Jamie Macoun
6/26/98 - Lost RW Doug Brown to Nashville Predators in expansion draft
6/27/98 - Traded 1998 2nd round pick (#41/Maxim Linnik) to St. Louis Blues for 1998 2nd round pick (#55/Ryan Barnes) + 1998 4th round pick (#111/Brent Hobday)

Year 2
7/6/98 - Signed D Uwe Krupp
7/14/98 - Traded C Petr Sykora + 1999 3rd round pick (#91/Mike Comrie) + 1999 4th round pick (#124/Alexandr Krevsun) to Nashville Predators for RW Doug Brown
7/17/98 - Promoted Jim Nill to Assistant General Manager
7/21/98 - Signed RW Barry Potomski
8/6/98 - Signed D Shane Hnidy
8/25/98 - Signed D Barry Dreger
9/11/98 - Re-signed D/RW Mathieu Dandenault to 3-year contract
9/11/98 - Re-signed LW Tomas Holmstrom to 3-year contract
9/12/98 - Signed G Ryan Bach to 1-year contract
10/1/98 - Traded RW Mike Knuble to New York Rangers for 2000 3rd round pick (#74/Igor Radulov)
10/5/98 - Lost C Brent Gilchrist to Tampa Bay Lightning in waiver draft
10/5/98 - Traded 1999 6th round pick (#181/Kent McDonell) to Tampa Bay Lightning for C Brent Gilchrist
10/9/98 - Traded future considerations to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for D Doug Houda
10/22/98 - Traded G Ryan Bach to Los Angeles Kings for 2000 6th round pick (#187/Par Backer)
12/30/98 - Claimed D Todd Gill off waivers from St. Louis Blues
3/23/99 - Traded future considerations for Tampa Bay Lighting for G Bill Ranford
3/23/99 - Traded D Anders Eriksson + 1999 1st round pick (#23/Steve McCarthy) + 2001 1st round pick (#29/Adam Munro) to Chicago Blackhawks for D Chris Chelios
3/23/99 - Traded 1999 2nd round pick (#59/David Inman) + 2000 3rd round pick (#74/Igor Radulov) to New York Rangers for D Ulf Samuelsson
3/23/99 - Traded G Kevin Hodson + 1999 2nd round pick (#47/Sheldon Keefe) to Tampa Bay Lightning for LW Wendel Clark + 1999 6th round pick (#181/Kent McDonell)
5/28/99 - Re-signed Scotty Bowman to 1-year contract
5/28/99 - Signed C Stacy Roest to 2-year contract
6/1/99 - Declined team option on LW Wendel Clark
6/25/99 - Lost G Norm Maracle to Atlanta Thrashers in expansion draft
6/25/99 - Traded D Ulf Samuelsson to Atlanta Thrashers for future considerations
6/26/99 - Traded 2000 5th round pick (#166/Nolan Schaefer) to San Jose Sharks for 1999 5th round pick (#149/Andrei Maximenko)

Year 3
7/7/99 - Re-signed LW Kirk Maltby to 4-year contract
7/9/99 - Signed G Ken Wregget to multiyear contract
7/15/99 - Signed G Manny Legace to multiyear contract
7/17/99 - Signed C Yuri Butsayev to 3-year contract
7/29/99 - Re-signed D Aaron Ward to 1-year contract
8/10/99 - Re-signed assistant coach Barry Smith to 2-year contract
8/10/99 - Re-signed assistant coach Dave Lewis to 2-year contract
8/20/99 - Re-signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to 3-year contract
9/3/99 - Signed D Steve Duchesne to 1-year contract
9/15/99 - Re-signed C Steve Yzerman to 3-year contract
9/21/99 - Signed LW Sean Avery to 3-year contract
9/29/99 - Signed D Jiri Fischer to 3-year contract
9/30/99 - Lost G Manny Legace to Vancouver Canucks on waivers
10/7/99 - Re-signed RW Darren McCarty to 3-year contract
10/13/99 - Claimed G Manny Legace off waivers from Vancouver Canucks
11/10/99 - Signed RW Pat Verbeek to 2-year contract
3/13/00 - Traded LW Philippe Audet to Phoenix Coyotes for D Todd Gill
6/23/00 - Lost C Darryl Laplante to Minnesota Wild in expansion draft
6/23/00 - Lost C Stacy Roest to Minnesota Wild in expansion draft
6/24/00 - Traded 2001 3rd round pick (#95/Patrick Sharp) to Nashville Predators for 2000 4th round pick (#102/Stefan Liv)
6/24/00 - Traded 2000 2nd round pick (#64/Filip Novak) + 2000 3rd round pick (#95/Dominic Moore) to New York Rangers for 2000 2nd round pick (#38/Tomas Kopecky)
6/25/00 - Traded D Shane Hnidy to Ottawa Senators for 2000 8th round pick (#251/Todd Jackson)
6/25/00 - Traded 2000 9th round pick (#292/Louis Mandeville) to Columbus Blue Jackets for 2002 9th round pick (#262/Christian Soderstrom)

Year 4
7/20/00 - Signed RW Steve Brule
8/17/00 - Traded RW Kent McDonell to Columbus Blue Jackets for 2003 6th round pick (#170/Andreas Sundin)
8/23/00 - Signed C Boyd Devereaux to 3yr/4.6M contract
9/18/00 - Signed C Jason Williams
12/28/00 - Traded D Yan Golubovsky to Florida Panthers for C Igor Larionov
5/24/01 - Signed D Fredrik Olausson to 1-year contract
6/7/01 - Re-signed coach Scotty Bowman to 1-year contract
6/24/01 - Traded 2001 5th round pick (#164/Yuri Trubachev) + 2001 7th round pick (#226/Pontus Petterstrom) to Calgary Flames for 2001 5th round pick (#157/Andreas Jamtin)
6/30/01 - Traded LW Vyacheslav Kozlov + 2002 1st round pick (#30/Jim Slater) to Buffalo Sabres for G Dominik Hasek

Year 5
7/5/01 - Signed LW Luc Robitaille to 2-year contract
7/9/01 - Traded D Aaron Ward to Carolina Hurricanes for 2002 2nd round pick (#58/Jiri Hudler)
8/22/01 - Signed RW Brett Hull
9/1/01 - Signed D Josh DeWolf
9/28/01 - Lost G Chris Osgood to New York Islanders in waiver draft
1/15/02 - Signed G Joey MacDonald
2/13/02 - Lost C Brent Gilchrist to Dallas Stars on waivers
3/19/02 - Traded C Yuri Butsayev + 2002 3rd round pick (#96/Jeff Genovy) to Atlanta Thrashers for D Jiri Slegr
5/16/02 - Signed C Henrik Zetterberg to 3-year contract
5/19/02 - Signed C Matt Ellis
6/22/02 - Traded 2003 3rd round pick (#98/Grigory Shafigulin) to Nashville Predators for 2002 3rd round pick (#95/Valtteri Filppula)

Year 6
7/2/02 - Signed G Curtis Joseph
7/3/02 - Re-signed D Chris Chelios to 2-year contract
7/11/02 - Re-signed D/RW Mathieu Dandenault to 1-year contract
7/16/02 - Signed D Dmitri Bykov to 1-year contract
7/16/02 - Promoted assistant trainer Piet Van Zant to head trainer
7/17/02 - Hired Dave Lewis as head coach
7/17/02 - Hired Joe Kocur as assistant coach
7/24/02 - Signed LW Derek King
7/24/02 - Signed LW Michel Picard
7/25/02 - Signed RW Darryl Bootland
8/1/02 - Re-signed C Igor Larionov to 1-year contract
8/5/02 - Signed LW Bryan Adams
8/5/02 - Signed D Ed Campbell
8/5/02 - Signed G Marc Lamothe
8/5/02 - Signed C Mark Mowers
8/5/02 - Signed D Patrick Boileau
8/12/02 - Signed D Danny Groulx
8/27/02 - Signed C Stacy Roest to 1-year contract
9/3/02 - Re-signed D Jiri Fischer to 2-year contract
9/13/02 - Re-signed RW Darren McCarty to 1-year contract
10/15/02 - Signed C Nate Robinson
11/16/02 - Traded future considerations to Buffalo Sabres for D Jason Woolley
12/13/02 - Re-signed LW Kirk Maltby to 4-year contract
3/11/03 - Traded LW Sean Avery + D Maxim Kuznetsov + 2003 1st round pick (#27/Jeff Tambellini) + 2004 2nd round pick (#64/Martins Karsums) to Los Angeles Kings for D Mathieu Schneider
3/28/03 - Re-signed RW Brett Hull to 1-year contract
5/5/03 - Declined team option on LW Luc Robitaille
6/26/03 - Re-signed C Pavel Datsyuk to 1-year contract
6/30/03 - Exercised team option on G Dominik Hasek

Year 7
7/1/03 - Re-signed RW Darren McCarty to 4-year contract
7/1/03 - Re-signed D Jason Woolley to 2-year contract
7/3/03 - Signed D Derian Hatcher to 5-year contract
7/7/03 - Signed C Jiri Hudler to 3-year contract
7/15/03 - Re-signed D/RW Mathieu Dandenault to 1-year contract
7/15/03 - Signed D Niklas Kronwall to 2-year contract
7/16/03 - Re-signed C Mark Mowers to 1-year contract
7/29/03 - Signed D Jamie Rivers to 1-year contract
7/29/03 - Signed LW Ray Whitney to 3-year contract
8/20/03 - Signed LW Ryan Barnes to 1-year contract
8/25/03 - Re-signed C Steve Yzerman to 1-year contract
8/27/03 - Signed RW Kevin Miller
11/5/03 - Signed RW Steve Thomas
2/27/04 - Traded RW Tomas Fleischmann + 2004 1st round pick (#29/Mike Green) + 2006 4th round pick (#122/Luke Lynes) to Washington Capitals for C Robert Lang

Year 8
7/21/04 - Signed D Brett Lebda
7/21/04 - Signed D Bryan Helmer
7/21/04 - Signed C Eric Himelfarb
7/21/04 - Signed LW Eric Manlow
8/16/04 - Signed LW Pete Vandermeer

Year 9
7/7/05 - Fired head coach Dave Lewis
7/14/05 - Hired head coach Mike Babcock
7/26/05 - Lost RW Darren McCarty to contract buyout
7/26/05 - Lost D Derian Hatcher to contract buyout
7/26/05 - Lost LW Ray Whitney to contract buyout
7/29/05 - Fired associate coach Barry Smith
7/29/05 - Fired assistant coach Joe Kocur
7/29/05 - Signed D Kyle Quincey to 3-year contract
7/29/05 - Hired assistant coach Paul MacLean
7/29/05 - Signed C Ryan Oulahen to 3-year contract
8/2/05 - Re-signed C Steve Yzerman to 1-year contract
8/3/05 - Re-signed D Mathieu Schneider to 2-year contract
8/4/05 - Re-signed D Chris Chelios to 1-year contract
8/4/05 - Signed RW Johan Franzen to 1-year contract
8/8/05 - Signed G Chris Osgood to 1yr/900k contract
8/10/05 - Hired Dave Lewis as a scout
8/10/05 - Signed RW Tomas Kopecky to 1-year contract
8/12/05 - Signed RW Kent McDonell to 1-year contract
8/16/05 - Signed D Andy Delmore to 1-year contract
8/16/05 - Re-signed RW Darryl Bootland to 1-year contract
8/16/05 - Re-signed C Jason Williams to 1-year contract
8/19/05 - Signed C Valtteri Filppula to 3-year contract
8/24/05 - Signed D Andreas Lilja to 1-year contract
8/24/05 - Signed C Don MacLean to 1-year contract
8/24/05 - Re-signed C Matt Ellis to 2-year contract
8/25/05 - Signed G Jimmy Howard to 3-year contract
8/26/05 - Signed D Niklas Kronwall to 2-year contract
9/7/05 - Signed C Henrik Zetterberg to 4-year contract
9/17/05 - Signed RW Mikael Samuelsson to 1-year contract
9/26/05 - Re-signed C Pavel Datsyuk to 2yr/7.8M contract
10/2/05 - Waived D Andy Delmore
10/4/05 - Signed RW Daniel Cleary to 1-year contract
10/5/05 - Promoted Joe McDonnell to director of amateur scouting
10/8/05 - Re-signed D Jason Woolley to 1-year contract
3/9/06 - Traded D Jamie Rivers to Phoenix Coyotes for 2006 7th round pick (#191/Nick Oslund)
3/9/06 - Traded 2007 4th round pick (#118/Alex Grant) to Pittsburgh Penguins for D Cory Cross
3/25/06 - Re-signed RW Mikael Samuelsson to 3-year contract
4/18/06 - Re-signed D Andreas Lilja to 2-year contract
5/24/06 - Re-signed D Chris Chelios to 1-year contract
5/31/06 - Signed C Evan McGrath to 3-year contract
5/31/06 - Signed D Jonathan Ericsson to 2-year contract
5/31/06 - Signed G Stefan Liv to 1-year contract
6/24/06 - Traded 2006 1st round pick (#29/Chris Summers) + 2006 5th round pick (#152/Jordan Bendfeld) to Phoenix Coyotes for 2006 2nd round pick (#41/Cory Emmerton) + 2006 2nd round pick (#47/Shawn Matthias)
6/30/06 - Re-signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to 2-year contract

Year 10
7/1/06 - Re-signed G Chris Osgood to 2-year contract
7/10/06 - Re-signed RW Daniel Cleary to 2-year contract
7/11/06 - Re-signed D Brett Lebda to 4-year contract
7/13/06 - Signed D Dan Smith to 1-year contract
7/13/06 - Signed C Matt Hussey to 1-year contract
7/14/06 - Re-signed RW Darryl Bootland
7/14/06 - Re-signed C Jiri Hudler
7/15/06 - Signed C Krystofer Kolanos
7/17/06 - Re-signed RW Tomas Kopecky to 1-year contract
7/26/06 - Signed D Danny Markov to 1-year contract
7/26/06 - Re-signed C Jason Williams to 2-year contract
7/29/06 - Signed RW Josh Langfeld
7/31/06 - Signed G Dominik Hasek to 1-year contract
8/7/06 - Signed RW Brendan Brooks to 1-year contract
8/8/06 - Signed D Brad Norton
8/14/06 - Signed C Greg Johnson to 1-year contract
8/25/06 - Re-signed RW Johan Franzen to 3-year contract
9/7/06 - Hired Pat Verbeek as a professional scout
9/12/06 - Traded G Drew MacIntyre to Vancouver Canucks for future considerations
9/25/06 - Hired Steve Yzerman as VP
9/27/06 - Signed C Darren Helm to 3-year entry level contract
9/29/06 - Re-signed GM Ken Holland through 2010-11 season
9/29/06 - Re-signed assistant GM Jim Nill through 2010-11 season
10/11/06 - Hired Greg Johnson to player development staff
11/23/06 - Re-signed D Niklas Kronwall to 5yr/15M contract
2/17/07 - Re-signed LW Tomas Holmstrom to 3yr/6.75M contract
2/23/07 - Lost G Joey MacDonald to Boston Bruins on waivers
2/26/07 - Traded C Jason Williams to Chicago Blackhawks for LW Kyle Calder
2/27/07 - Traded C Shawn Matthias + 2007 2nd round pick (#58/Nick Spaling) to Florida Panthers for LW Todd Bertuzzi
3/19/07 - Re-signed RW Tomas Kopecky to 2-year contract
4/4/07 - Signed C Cory Emmerton to 3-year contract
4/6/07 - Signed C Pavel Datsyuk to 7yr/46.9M contract
4/12/07 - Signed LW Jan Mursak to 3-year contract
5/4/07 - Re-signed LW Kirk Maltby to 3-year contract
5/9/07 - Signed RW Igor Grigorenko to 1-year contract
6/1/07 - Signed LW Johan Ryno to 3-year contract
6/1/07 - Signed C Mattias Ritola to 1-year contract
6/12/07 - Re-signed D Chris Chelios to 1-year contract

Year 11
7/1/07 - Signed D Brian Rafalski to 6yr/30M contract
7/3/07 - Signed G Adam Berkhoel to 1-year contract
7/3/07 - Sgined D Brad Ference to 1-year contract
7/5/07 - Re-signed G Dominik Hasek to 1-year contract
7/5/07 - Re-signed C Jiri Hudler to 2-year contract
7/5/07 - Signed C Mark Cullen to 1-year contract
7/9/07 - Signed RW Dallas Drake to 1-year contract
7/16/07 - Signed RW Carl Corazzini to 1-year contract
7/16/07 - Signed D Garrett Stafford to 1-year contract
7/16/07 - Signed C Mark Hartigan to 1-year contract
7/16/07 - Re-signed C Matt Ellis to 2-year contract
7/16/07 - Signed RW Randall Gelech to 2-year contract
10/3/07 - Signed RW Aaron Downey to 1-year contract
10/26/07 - Re-signed C Kris Draper to 3yr/4.75M contract
12/10/07 - Promoted Ken Holland to executive VP and GM
12/10/07 - Promoted Jim Nill to VP and assistant GM
12/26/07 - Re-signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to 2yr/14.9M contract
1/9/08 - Re-signed G Chris Osgood to 3yr/4.25M contract
2/8/08 - Traded RW Brett Engelhardt to Montreal Canadiens for C Francis Lemieux
2/12/08 - Lost C Matt Ellis to Los Angeles Kings on waivers
2/25/08 - Signed RW Darren McCarty to 1-year contract
2/26/08 - Traded 2008 2nd round pick (#61/Peter Delmas) + 2009 4th round pick (#119/Ben Chiarot) to Los Angeles Kings for D Brad Stuart
3/11/08 - Re-signed RW Daniel Cleary to 5yr/14M contract
4/3/08 - Signed LW Justin Abdelkader to 3-year entry level contract
4/15/08 - Signed LW Jamie Tardif to 2-year contract
5/9/08 - Signed G Daniel Larsson to 2-year entry level contract
5/10/08 - Signed LW Ville Leino to 1-year entry level contract
5/24/08 - Signed LW Dick Axelsson to 3-year entry level contract
5/24/08 - Signed D Logan Pyett to 3-year entry level contract
6/11/08 - Re-signed coach Mike Babcock to 3yr/4.5M contract
6/25/08 - Signed D Sergei Kolosov to 2-year entry level contract
6/30/08 - Re-signed D Andreas Lilja to 2yr/2.5M contract

Year 12
7/1/08 - Re-signed D Brad Stuart to 4yr/15M contract
7/1/08 - Signed G Ty Conklin to 1-year contract
7/2/08 - Signed RW Marian Hossa to 1-year contract
7/21/08 - Re-signed G Jimmy Howard to 3yr/2.15M contract
7/21/08 - Re-signed D Jonathan Ericsson to 3yr/2.7M contract
7/23/08 - Re-signed C Ryan Oulahen to 1-year contract
7/23/08 - Signed RW Darren Haydar to 1-year contract
7/30/08 - Signed C Valtteri Filppula to 5yr/15M contract
8/4/08 - Re-signed assistant coach Paul MacLean to 3-year contract
8/4/08 - Hired Brad McCrimmon as assistant coach to 3-year contract
8/4/08 - Hired Keith McKittrick as video coach to 2-year contract
8/20/08 - Re-signed RW Aaron Downey to 1-year contract
9/9/08 - Re-signed D Chris Chelios to 1-year contract
9/9/08 - Re-signed D Kyle Quincey to 2-year contract
9/17/08 - Re-signed RW Darren McCarty to 1-year two-way contract
9/30/08 - Signed LW Brent Raedeke to 3-year entry level contract
9/30/08 - Signed D Brian Lashoff to 3-year entry level contract
10/3/08 - Signed G Thomas McCollum to 3-year entry level contract
10/13/08 - Lost D Kyle Quincey to Los Angeles Kings on waivers
1/28/09 - Signed C Henrik Zetterberg to 12yr/73M contract extension
3/30/09 - Signed D Sebastien Piche to a 3-year entry level contract
4/6/09 - Signed RW Francis Pare to a 2-year entry level contract
4/10/09 - Signed G Jordan Pearce to a 2-year entry level contract
4/11/09 - Signed C Johan Franzen to 11yr/43M contract extension
6/24/09 - Traded 2009 1st round pick (#29/Ashton Carter) to Tampa Bay Lightning for 2009 2nd round pick (#32/Landon Ferraro) + 2009 3rd round pick (#75/Andrej Nestrasil)

Year 13
7/6/09 - Re-signed LW Ville Leino to a 2yr/1.6M contract extension
7/7/09 - Signed C Kris Newbury to a 1yr/500k two-way contract
7/7/09 - Signed RW Jeremy Williams to a 1yr/500k two-way contract
7/7/09 - Signed D Travis Ehrhardt to a 3-year entry level contract
7/8/09 - Signed D Doug Janik to a 1yr/500k two-way contact
7/22/09 - Signed C Evan McGrath to a 1yr/500k two-way contact
7/22/09 - Signed C Ryan Oulahen to a 1yr/500k two-way contact
7/28/09 - Signed D Andy Delmore to a 1yr/500k two-way contract
8/4/09 - Signed RW Patrick Eaves to a 1yr/500k contract
8/6/09 - Signed C Jason Williams to a 1yr/1.5M contact
8/18/09 - Signed LW Todd Bertuzzi to a 1yr/1.5M contact
9/18/09 - Signed LW Tomas Tatar to a 3-year entry level contract
9/18/09 - Signed RW Willie Coetzee to a 3-year entry level contract
10/8/09 - Signed LW Brad May to a 1yr/500k contact
11/11/09 - Claimed LW Drew Miller off waivers from Tampa Bay Lighting
2/6/10 - Traded LW Ville Leino to Philadelphia Flyers for D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen + 2011 5th round pick (#145/Mattias Backman)
3/3/10 - Traded C Kris Newbury to New York Rangers for LW Jordan Owens
3/3/10 - Traded D Andy Delmore to Calgary Flames for RW Riley Armstrong
4/13/10 - Signed C Joakim Andersson to a 3-year entry level contract
5/14/10 - Signed RW Mitchell Callahan to a 3-year entry level contract
5/19/10 - Re-signed C Mattias Ritola to a 3yr/1.55M contract (1st year two-way)
5/27/10 - Signed D Brendan Smith to a 3-year entry level contract
6/1/10 - Re-signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to a 1yr/6.2M contract
6/4/10 - Re-signed RW Tomas Holmstrom to a 2yr/3.75M contract
6/10/10 - Re-signed D Doug Janik to a 2yr/1.025M contract (1st year two-way)
6/16/10 - Ken Holland signs a 5-year contract extension
6/16/10 - Re-signed assistant GM Jim Nill to a 5-year contract
6/16/10 - Signed C Ilari Filppula to a 1yr/500k two-way contract
6/16/10 - Re-signed LW Todd Bertuzzi to a 2yr/3.875M contract

Year 14
7/2/10 - Signed C Chris Minard to a 2yr/1.05M two-way contract
7/2/10 - Signed C Jamie Johnson to a 2yr/1M two-way contract
7/2/10 - Signed G Joey MacDonald to a 1yr/550k two-way contract
7/6/10 - Re-signed RW Drew Miller to a 1yr/650k contract
7/7/10 - Re-signed RW Patrick Eaves to a 1yr/750k contract
7/14/10 - Re-signed D Sergei Kolosov to a 1yr/500k two-way contract
7/15/10 - Re-signed D Derek Meech to a 1yr/500k contract
8/4/10 - Signed C Mike Modano to a 1yr/1.25M + 500k performance bonus contract
8/4/10 - Re-signed C Darren Helm to a 2yr/1.825M contract
8/9/10 - Signed D Ruslan Salei to a 1yr/750k + 350k performance bonus contract
8/13/10 - Re-signed RW Jamie Tardif to a 1yr/550k two-way contract
8/23/10 - Re-signed C Justin Abdelkader to a 2yr/1.575M contract
8/31/10 - Hired Chris Chelios as adviser to hockey operations
9/8/10 - Re-signed LW Kirk Maltby to a 1yr/525k two-way contract
9/23/10 - Signed RW Trevor Parkes to a 3-year entry level contract
10/4/10 - Lost C Mattias Ritola to Tampa Bay Lightning on waivers
10/11/10 - Re-signed head coach Mike Babcock to a 4-year contract
10/12/10 - Hired Kirk Maltby as a professional scout
11/2/10 - Signed C Landon Ferraro to a 3-year entry level contract
11/9/10 - Signed C Louis-Marc Aubry to a 3-year entry level contract
11/29/10 - Signed D Gleason Fournier to a 3-year entry level contract
1/21/11 - Signed G Evgeni Nabokov to a 1yr/570k contract with NMC
1/22/11 - Lost G Evgeni Nabokov to New York Islanders on waivers
2/18/11 - Re-signed LW Jan Mursak to a 2yr/1.1M contract
2/28/11 - Re-signed G Jimmy Howard to a 2yr/4.5M contract
3/25/11 - Signed C Gustav Nyquist to a 2-year entry level contract
5/19/10 - Assistant coach Brad McCrimmon resigns
5/25/11 - D Brian Rafalski retires
5/27/11 - Signed D Adam Almqvist to a 3-year entry level contract
5/31/11 - Signed RW Andrej Nestrasil to a 3-year entry level contract
6/20/11 - Re-signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to a 1yr/6.2M contract
6/24/11 - Traded 2011 1st round pick (#24/Matt Puempel) to Ottawa Senators for 2011 2nd round pick (#35/Tomas Jurco) + 2011 2nd round pick (#48/Xavier Ouellet)
6/30/11 - Re-signed D Jonathan Ericsson to a 3yr/9.75M contract

Year 15
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7/7/11 - Signed RW Chris Conner to a 1yr/550k two-way contract
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#2 Echolalia

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

Wow I didn't know that Drew Miller was claimed off waivers. And from Tampa Bay no less. What a steal that was.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

I hope he got paid for making that list...

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Interesting stuff and great read.

I noticed that at least Datsyuk's first contract (2001?) and hiring of Todd Mclellan (2005) are missing.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Wow I didn't know that Drew Miller was claimed off waivers. And from Tampa Bay no less. What a steal that was.

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=505695

IIRC, we were DECIMATED by injuries, and needed anyone with NHL experience to plug the hole.

For a fun read, check out the comments in the KuklasKorner story about it.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=505695

IIRC, we were DECIMATED by injuries, and needed anyone with NHL experience to plug the hole.

For a fun read, check out the comments in the KuklasKorner story about it.


Miller was claimed in early November of 2009. The string of injuries had not yet begun, Franzen excepted.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

Wow so Holland gave up:

Petr Sykora, Patrick Sharp, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mike Green, Thomas Fleischmann, Mike Comrie, and Mike Knuble for ...

Jamie Macoun, Doug Brown, Stefan Liv, and Robert Lang???

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

Wow so Holland gave up:

Petr Sykora, Patrick Sharp, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mike Green, Thomas Fleischmann, Mike Comrie, and Mike Knuble for ...

Jamie Macoun, Doug Brown, Stefan Liv, and Robert Lang???

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Very good. Holland has made some alrightish moves too. Like building the current team.

It's not that Sykora though. There are two Petr Sykoras. This one has played 12 NHL games during his career.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

Aaron Ward was traded for Jiri Hudler, go figure :hehe: Interesting list. Seems that whenever we've dealt away our 1st in big time deals, the player never became anything (sans Mike Green)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Wow so Holland gave up:

Petr Sykora, Patrick Sharp, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mike Green, Thomas Fleischmann, Mike Comrie, and Mike Knuble for ...

Jamie Macoun, Doug Brown, Stefan Liv, and Robert Lang???

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You're putting this in the absolute worst possible light. Let's go down the list. The Petr Sykora whom Holland traded away was not the one of the same name who went on to be a successful scorer, but was rather the Sykora who lasted a very short time in the league. Sharp, Ponikarovsky, Green and Comrie were draft picks. Saying that Holland "gave them up" does not is not accurate, because the Wings never had those players and, indeed, might not have drafted them had the organization retained those draft selections. Rather, Holland traded away the picks that the teams in question later decided to utilize for the drafting of those players. Fleischmann was used to gain Lang, who was #1 in the league in scoring at the time. Knuble was not good with the Wings, and there was no space for him.

So that's that.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

You're putting this in the absolute worst possible light. Let's go down the list. The Petr Sykora whom Holland traded away was not the one of the same name who went on to be a successful scorer, but was rather the Sykora who lasted a very short time in the league. Sharp, Ponikarovsky, Green and Comrie were draft picks. Saying that Holland "gave them up" does not is not accurate, because the Wings never had those players and, indeed, might not have drafted them had the organization retained those draft selections. Rather, Holland traded away the picks that the teams in question later decided to utilize for the drafting of those players. Fleischmann was used to gain Lang, who was #1 in the league in scoring at the time. Knuble was not good with the Wings, and there was no space for him.

So that's that.



Who'd have thought there would be two players named Petr Sykora? That's wonky. Of course the way I presented it was rather skewed, but it's essentially true.

What was very weird was how Holland traded the pics that became fake Sykora, Comrie, and some other schlub (three draft picks) for Doug Brown, who they just gave up on waivers!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

Who'd have thought there would be two players named Petr Sykora? That's wonky. Of course the way I presented it was rather skewed, but it's essentially true.

What was very weird was how Holland traded the pics that became fake Sykora, Comrie, and some other schlub (three draft picks) for Doug Brown, who they just gave up on waivers!


It was an expansion draft. You could only protect so many players, and we lost Dougie when Kenny really didn't want too lose him.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

Great list! With the different colors it was tough on the eyes, and made it look 3D :wacko:

How many GM have a resume like Holland? No one's even close! He's come out ahead on most of his deals, and it's about 80-90% ahead.

Also 8 years later I still think that Lang deal was good, and would do it again. Green hasn't had a good season in 2 years, and who know if he'll ever be the same player. Lang helped us get to the Conference Finals in 2007, giving the rest of the team the confidence they needed, without Yzerman, for the 2008 Cup run.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

Aaron Ward was traded for Jiri Hudler, go figure :hehe: Interesting list. Seems that whenever we've dealt away our 1st in big time deals, the player never became anything (sans Mike Green)

Yea, I didn't know the Ward deal turned out to be Hudler.

Yea, again, other than Green (who's been injured for two years), he didn't give up any big names trading his 1st round picks. Maybe he knew the draft those years were weak anyway :sly:
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Great list! With the different colors it was tough on the eyes, and made it look 3D :wacko:

How many GM have a resume like Holland? No one's even close! He's come out ahead on most of his deals, and it's about 80-90% ahead.

Also 8 years later I still think that Lang deal was good, and would do it again. Green hasn't had a good season in 2 years, and who know if he'll ever be the same player. Lang helped us get to the Conference Finals in 2007, giving the rest of the team the confidence they needed, without Yzerman, for the 2008 Cup run.

Exactly. Hindsight is always 20/20 but there is no one here who wouldn't deal a prospect and a 1st for guy who is leading the league in scoring.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

lol @ Uwe Krupp

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

Who'd have thought there would be two players named Petr Sykora? That's wonky. Of course the way I presented it was rather skewed, but it's essentially true.


It's true only in the faintest sense. Holland traded away picks that other teams chose to spend on those players. How the picks were used was entirely in the hands of the those teams.

What was very weird was how Holland traded the pics that became fake Sykora, Comrie, and some other schlub (three draft picks) for Doug Brown, who they just gave up on waivers!


Doug Brown had been lost in the expansion draft, and I suspect Bowman wanted him back. I don't remember when or if he was waived, but he stayed with the team until 2001.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

Holland should have traded stocks ha

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

Joey Kocur
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Darren McCarty
Brendan Shanahan
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Andreas Lilja
Bob Rouse
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Brad Norton
Jamie Tardif
Darryl Bootland
Doug Janik
Kris Newbury


Holy crap! We've had one of the toughest teams in hockey over the last fifteen years. :yowza:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wow, phenomenal list. That looks like a ton of research.

7/3/03 - Signed D Derian Hatcher to 5-year contract

That one made me chuckle a bit, not one of the best signings after all. :lol:
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