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Red Wings to find out if offseason conditioning was up to par

Niklas Kronwall, left, on camp: 'It's a lot easier to hit the ground running than having to make up ground.' David Guralnick / Detroit News

It was the last day before the Red Wings pulled up stakes and headed to training camp in Traverse City, where general manager Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock will evaluate how the team responded to their diktat in late April that everyone return 'in the best shape of their careers.' More

Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will miss part of Wings' camp with back injury

Daniel Alfredsson, skating last week, is going to miss the start of training camp because of issues with his back. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Alfredsson didn't skate during Monday's informal conditioning skate — he hasn't participated in them since early last week — as he continues to be hindered by nerve issues in his lower back. More

HockeyFest fans expect big things from Red Wings

After signing an autograph, Red Wings player Johan Franzen, seated left, waits for his son, Eddie Bo Franzen, to sign his autograph Sunday during HockeyFest at Joe Louis Arena. Jose Juarez / Special to Detroit News

Nick Hall has a message to all those analysts who think the Red Wings are going to struggle and possibly miss the playoffs this season. 'They are going to win 60 games,' said Hill, 13. More

Young defensemen to get their shot to make Red Wings roster

Defenseman Xavier Ouellet is one those trying to find a spot on the Red Wings' blue line. David Guralnick / Detroit News

They've heard all summer about the opportunities. Now, young defensemen Alexey Marchenko, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul finally get their chance to do something about it. More

Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser unsigned but not worried as camp draws near

Danny DeKeyser: 'It's the start of the season and nobody wants to miss that.' David Guralnick / Detroit News

There have been no talks for about a week, but the defenseman is hopeful something can be worked out before the Red Wings hit the ice Sept. 19 in Traverse City. More

Red Wings prospects will give it their best shot at tournament

Anthony Mantha: 'Everyone wants to show themselves, so it's a high-paced game and everyone wants to impress.' David Guralnick / Detroit News

The Red Wings are ready to defend their championship. Last September's victory in the prospects tournament was the first time in 15 years of this event the Red Wings came away with the title. More

Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson ready to play, painful finger or not

Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson said his recovery from a shattered finger in March 'didn't go as well as I'd hoped.' David Guralnick / Detroit News

Four months away from hockey wasn't enough time for Ericsson to get healthy. That, however, won't keep him out of the Red Wings lineup when camp starts — or the season opener Oct. 9. More

Back sidelines Daniel Alfredsson, who still is considering future with Red Wings

Daniel Alfredsson, who is mulling retirement, has stayed off the ice the past two days because of a 'tweak' in his back, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Daniel Alfredsson's return to the Red Wings may have it a bit of a roadblock. Alfredsson stayed off the ice the past two days, said general manager Ken Holland, because Alfredsson felt a 'tweak' in his back. More

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk feeling healthy, comfortable on ice again

Pavel Datsyuk was limited to 45 games last season, but had 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) and continued to flash the skill which has made him one of the most dangerous players in the league. David Guralnick / Detroit News

He's 36 now, certainly not a kid anymore, but Pavel Datsyuk loves to crack a joke or make somebody laugh just as much as he did when he was rookie over a decade ago. More

'Miracle On Ice' member Bob Suter dies

In this Feb. 10, 1980, file photo, U.S. Olympic ice hockey players, from left, Michael Eruzione, Phil Verchota, John Harrington and Bob Suter play foosball in the game room of the Olympic village in Lake Placid, N.Y. Suter, a member of the 'Miracle On Ice' team that won gold in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. He was 57. Anonymous / Associated Press

Suter died suddenly in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the first player from the famed 1980 Olympic men's hockey team that upset the Soviet Union and beat Finland for the gold medal to pass away. More



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