Howard admits it wasn't a great season. Teams need consistent, elite goaltending to make a sustained run in the playoffs.
There were defensemen on the free-agent market who could have filled the void — Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle and Anton Stralman. But each chose to sign elsewhere.
Ferraro, 22, made his NHL debut with the Red Wings last season, playing four games with no points, while averaging almost nine minutes of ice time.
Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Luke Glendening all either made their NHL debuts — or earned their first consistent playing time — and all were impressive.
Eller was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Friday. He reportedly asked for $3.1 million for next season while the team offered $1.65 million.
Three weeks into the offseason, it's been pretty quiet in the NHL with regard to trades and free-agent movement. Anything resembling a major move likely won't happen until the start of training camp.
That Mark Howe, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, reached the sixth decade of life and Gordie Howe his ninth while remaining confidantes, friends, colleagues and loving son and father is no small achievement.
National television still loves the Red Wings. The team will appear 15 times across NBC Sports Group platforms, it was announced Tuesday.
Christopher Ilitch, president of a billion-dollar empire founded by his parents, defended his family's use of tax subsidies for their $650 million, 45-block development plan as well their decision to keep some of their downtown properties vacant for years.
Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. The two had been together since 2011 and became engaged in December 2012.
Cleary doesn't live on social media. And that might be a good thing. Since last week, social media have been ablaze with fans dumbfounded by the Red Wings re-signing the forward to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
Both right wings played in Grand Rapids last season, posting career-high statistics. They are headed to the Griffins again this season.
Ennis was a restricted free agent after the Sabres retained his rights by tendering him an offer last month. Buffalo has re-signed four of its five restricted free agents. Only forward Luke Adam remains unsigned.
Granato, 49, signed for one season with an option for a second. For now, he'll be in charge of the defensemen and penalty kill, although that could change depending on who the Red Wings hire for the second assistant's job.
Crosby dealt with the injury during the playoffs. He had one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the Rangers, who lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Kings.
As his assistants were coming and going Monday, Babcock was adamant about one thing: He isn't going to be talking about his future once the season begins.
The Red Wings added Tony Granato, recently an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins, leaving them one assistant short for coach Mike Babcock's staff.
Cleary is coming off a disappointing season. He had only four goals and four assists in 52 games and was a healthy scratch for numerous games.
This was a no-brainer from start to finish. Toews and Kane wanted to stay in Chicago and the Blackhawks wanted to keep the high-scoring forwards in the only NHL uniform they have ever known.
Murray, former Red Wings coach and general manager, has been diagnosed with cancer, the Ottawa Senators announced Monday. Murray is GM and president of the Senators.
The contract will pay Wingels $7.4 million over the three years for an average cap hit of just under $2.47 million, according to capgeek.com. He earned $850,000 last season.
The Ottawa Senators agreed to terms with center David Legwand on a two-year contract Friday. Legwand split last season between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings. He had 51 points (14 goals, 37 assists) in 83 games.
Included in the group are the two most recent first-round picks for the Red Wings, forwards Anthony Mantha (2013) and Waterford native Dylan Larkin (2014).
Kassian had 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal
The 23-year-old Savard scored five goals and had 10 assists in 70 games last season. The third rounder in the 2009 draft ranked fourth on the club in blocked shots with 81.
Some of Ken Holland's signings have been key acquisitions in the Red Wings' Stanley Cup runs; some haven't turned out so well.
General manager Ron Francis said Thursday the team and Tim Gleason agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Every season, NHL rosters undergo some sort of makeover. For 2014-15 version of the Red Wings, however, may have a very familiar feel. The names and faces that filled the 2013-14 roster will pretty much be the same.
Sabres general manager Tim Murray couldn't get through explaining how popular Buffalo is as a free-agent destination without his cellphone ringing.
Sheahan's signing leaves the Red Wings with two other restricted free agents to sign — forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser.