Red Wings News:
Detroit signs defenseman Nick Jensen to a two-year deal, and forward Mitch Callahan to a one-year deal. Jensen has been one of Grand Rapids' best blue-liners, so it will be interesting to see how the next two seasons play out for him with this organization.
After re-signing Tom McCollum and Jared Coreau, the Red Wings have found themselves in yet another logjam. This time it's with goaltending. Prospect Jake Paterson will find himself playing for the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL to begin next year.
John Oliver isn't very pleased with the Illitch family and how they are going about financing the new Red Wings arena. Not sure why he cares, but if you're interested in watching an English comedian spit hot-takes, and take stabs at the Red Wings.. Look no further. *rolls eyes*
The NHL has reportedly opened up bidding for jersey ads at the World Cup. The starting price sounds like it's hovering at $8 million. I'm not so sure how long that price will remain so high. Seems pretty steep.
What if we talked about NHL players the way the media talks about female athletes? This is a must-read for anyone interested in this subject. Hell, even if you aren't you should still read it. Well-written, and astutely executed by the staff at PPP.
Ryan O'Reilly is facing multiple charges in a drunk driving incident. Folks, I don't care if you're a millionaire, or you flip burgers at McDonald's.. Don't be stupid. Call a cab, or sleep on a couch.
Ron Wilson thinks Phil Kessel can score 40 goals. Well, no kidding. Playing with guys like Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin should ignite Kessel's already electrifying goal-scoring abilities. I hate to say it as a Wings fan, but it's going to be fun to watch.
So much for that. It was reported that Kostitsyn was coming back to the NHL, but recent reports show that he has re-signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novogord in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Catch up on the latest deals in the NHL. Scott Cullen has an in-depth look at what teams have been doing recently.