For the 15 year anniversary of the Avs/Wings March 26 brawl game I'll be showing the game in it's entirety at 3:34 CT....hopefully starting at the time. That way it ends right when pregame starts for today's game.
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 7/1/11 - Re-signed LW Drew Miller to a 2yr/1.675M contract 7/1/11 - Re-signed RW Patrick Eaves to a 3yr/3.6M contract 7/1/11 - Signed D Mike Commodore to a 1yr/1M contract 7/2/11 - Signed D Ian White to a 2yr/5.75M contract 7/2/11 - Re-signed D Logan Pyett to a 1yr/525k two-way contract 7/5/11 - Signed D Garnet Exelby to a 1yr/600k two-way contract 7/7/11 - Signed RW Chris Conner to a 1yr/550k two-way contract 7/8/11 - Hired assistant coach Bill Peters to a 3-year contract 7/8/11 - Hired assistant coach Jeff Blashill to a 3-year contract 7/11/11 - Re-signed G Joey MacDonald to a 2yr/1.1M contract (1st year two-way) 7/19/11 - Hired Chris Osgood as goaltending consultant 7/20/11 - Signed G Ty Conklin to a 1yr/750k contract 7/21/11 - Re-signed G Jordan Pearce to a 2yr/1.05M two-way contract 7/25/11 - Hired Kris Draper as a Special Assistant to General Manager 7/27/11 - Re-signed RW Francis Pare to a 2yr/1.115M two-way contract 10/2/11 - Signed LW Fabian Brunnstrom to a 1yr/600k two-way contract 10/19/11 - Signed G Petr Mrazek to a 3-year entry level contract 10/31/11 - Re-signed D Niklas Kronwall to a 7yr/33.25M contract with NTC 2/21/12 - Traded D Sebastien Piche + 2012 1st round pick (?/?) to Tampa Bay Lightning for D Kyle Quincey 2/22/12 - Re-signed RW Todd Bertuzzi to a 2yr/4.15M contract with modified NTC 2/27/12 - Traded D Mike Commodore to Tampa Bay Lightning for conditional 2013 7th round pick (?/?)
For those that are looking to kill some time, there's a Griffins game on right now. So you can watch that, which would end right before the start of the Wings game. Griffins played well last night, winning 6-1.
Very unfortunate to hear that. Definitely scary, but I guess somewhat expected.
I have to commend you for your work. Even though you were kind of a competitor, though it didn't bother me, you put in the effort for your viewers. Having 2 streams is quite the commitment and you didn't have it be all about making money.
The days of online streams are slowly dying with all the legal focus and it being a big topic in legislation. 5 years ago it was hardly known, really shows how the internet can provoke the ways companies and governments do business.
Well good luck to you man, hopefully we'll see you around the forum taking part of the fun filled Wings discussions.
Dumbest. Decision. Ever. This is the Detroit Red Wings, not the Michigan Wolverines. The Winter Classic should be held in Detroit, not in an over-rated stadium that isn't even close to the Detroit city limits. I would rather the state of Michigan not have a Winter Classic than play it in a place other than Detroit. Hell, I'd rather Toronto host the WC than Ann Arbor. Hell, there's even an unused lot not far from Comerica that could be put to some use.
And I guess this puts to rest the idea that Illich supports the city of Detroit. This is a plain money grab by him. Period. He does not have Detroit's best interest at heart, or it would have been held at Comerica Park.
Detroit, once again, gets screwed out of a Winter Classic. f*** raw numbers, f*** the money, play the goddamn thing in Detroit or move it to Toronto. I certainly won't be watching it in 2013.