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As the NHL Awards Show approaches, Jimmy Howard’s stellar rookie year is being discussed once again. Here’s what people are saying about Howard’s chances for the Calder Trophy, and other Wings’ news:
- The Red Wings’ official website states Howard’s case for the Calder Trophy, examines Jason Williams’ numbers from last season, and reports on captain Nicklas Lidstrom’s big day at MIS.
- The Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James reports that the Wings won’t buy out any contracts this week and that Ryan Martin will not leave the team for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Chris McCosky of the Detroit News says that the Wings should have other options in mind if they can’t resign Todd Bertuzzi and that Jason Williams will not be returning to the Wings.
- MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings have signed Valtteri Filppula’s older brother.
Here’s a look at the DRW blog posts:
- Eight Legged Freaks plays GM.
- Babcock’s Death Stare examines the newest Filppula to join the Wings.
- Detroithockey.net checks out the free agency situation this summer.
- Motown Wings examines the goalie numbers for Howard.
- Octopus Thrower shares who they would pick in the NHL Draft.
- On the Wings thanks Mrs. Martin for making her husband stay in Detroit.
- Wings win, Eh? gives some new line ideas for next season.