Thursday, July 15, 2010

One More for Meech: Detroit D-Man Re-signs

Finally there is something worth writing about!! With all the stagnation surrounding the free agency this year, news of Red Wings movement has been even scarcer than usual.

This past afternoon it was revealed that Derek Meech has signed back with the Wings for a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Personally I don't mind having Meech back, though he's never thrilled me. He is one of those players who is on the block for me, and if they don't perform well this year I would prefer to see him walked out for someone more driven to excel.

Make the best of it, Meecher! It may be your last shot in Hockeytown...

(UPDATE): Meech has indeed been signed for $500,000 as per the report on

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Miller Lite Returns to Hockeytown

Yes, it looks like we'll have at least one more superman goal this coming season. Drew Miller has signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings to keep him in Detroit, which may be the indicator of the floodgates opening for the signing of other RFAs who've yet to put ink to paper with the Wings.

No terms were disclosed in regards to Miller's deal, no doubt they will spring up in the next 24-48 hours. TDG will update once the information surfaces.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 2 Doldrums: Free Agency Update

After sitting through hours of maybes and almosts, a few done deals, some laughs with the guys at The Production Line and those who went to their chat for coverage, and wishing for a bottle of Visene to be squeezed into submission...Day 2 has all but come to an end.


I had hoped that today would be a bit more productive as I missed a lot of the Free Agent Frenzy from yesterday, having to catch up hours later. No, it seems most clubs stayed in bed for the day, only coming out for very minor signings.

UPDATE: As I write this, however, Pierre LeBrun has just updated on Twitter that apparently Garth Snow and the Islanders are currently in contract talks with Ilya Kovalchuk. wished they could've started that while we were all bored in the chat!!

Let's hope we get some more exciting news on Day 3!!

Holland Holds: No Action on Day 1 of Free Agent Frenzy

Kenny has done it before, and he's sticking to his gameplan: the Wings sat out Day 1 of this year's free agency period. Ken Holland was silent and as players were signed and numbers were discussed, there was Kenny somewhere in the back of the room, in the dark-lit corner with the good view. He was doing what he does best: watching and waiting.

Holland had made it clear a long time ago that Detroit has no need to jump on overpriced and overhyped players, but rather watches the pond of UFA's looking for the catch that's going to fit just right in the Red Wings system and help make this team even stronger. most sources claim Kenny is going to give it about a week, but he's not going to pass up a good offer if it's given to him. Be it a week from now, 5 days, 3 days or even today: If Kenny likes what he's shown, he'll bite when he feels it's time to bite.

Now we go forward into Day 2 of Free Agent Frenzy, and wait to see what unfolds...