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Blueshirt Banter Feb 24, 2017
Rangers connected to Brendan Smith

Rangers connected to Brendan Smith

The Rangers aren’t out of the Kevin Shattenkirk sweepstakes yet, but they’re also probing the market about other defensemen. The latest rumor to surface is the Rangers “zeroing in” on Detroit Red Wings’ defenseman Brendan Smith. to be clear, @DarrenDreger said:"It seems like (NYR) maybe zeroing in on Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings."#TSN— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) February 24, 2017 “There is still a terrific amount of interest in Shattenkirk as a rental,” Darren Dreger noted. “The Toronto Maple Leafs are a strong suitor for Shattenkirk. I don’t know what the...
Winging It In Motown Feb 22, 2017
WIIM Radio Mailbag: The Many Happy Returns Edition

WIIM Radio Mailbag: The Many Happy Returns Edition

Welcome to a new WIIM Radio mailbag! We’ve got a big gap in Red Wings games and are going to fill it with 90 minutes (or less) of Wings chatter. We’ve got a good idea of the cast tonight, but I’m not making any promises just yet. Here’s the rundown: The Red Wings heading into the bye week - Detroit has a mandated five days off before heading to Western Canada on that road trip. We know Brendan Smith will be heading to Florida to hang out with his brother Reilly, but will he be coming back to the Wings by the time it’s all over? Of course we’re going to talk about trades - Just...
Winging It In Motown Feb 22, 2017
Reports indicate Red Wings taking bizarre stance with trade calls

Reports indicate Red Wings taking bizarre stance with trade calls

Bob McKenzie reports the Red Wings have had multiple calls on defenseman Brendan Smith, but the team seems to have a bizarre plan him. The Red Wings have reached their bye week after a disappointing 3-1 loss at the hands of the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. The Wings were never going to be buyers or contenders as they have spent most of the season in the basement of not only the Eastern Conference, but the entire NHL. Before Tuesday’s game, Bob McKenzie, one of the more reliable NHL insiders, reported some inside information on Red Wings’ defenseman Brendan Smith with the trade...
Boston Herald Feb 22, 2017
NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week

NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week

DETROIT — Brendan Smith was planning to spend his bye week in Florida, trying to relax. It might be tough for him to truly get away.The Detroit Red Wings defenseman, potentially an unrestricted free agent this summer, acknowledged he planned to keep an eye on Twitter because he may be a player the franchise moves this week ahead of the March 1 NHL trade deadline.If something happens, my agent will let me know or Ill see it on social media, Smith said Tuesday. You guys are pretty quick on it.Trades have been made at a slow trickle in recent days and weeks because a vast majority of teams in...
Detroit Free Press Feb 22, 2017
NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week

NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week

Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith plans to keep an eye on Twitter during his upcoming bye week        
Detroit News Feb 21, 2017
Wings coach Jeff Blashill discusses trade rumors

Wings coach Jeff Blashill discusses trade rumors

Coach Jeff Blashill on all the trade talk surrounding defenseman Brendan Smith and other Red Wings.        
Grand Rapids Press Feb 21, 2017
Red Wings' Brendan Smith not caught up in trade talk, trying to keep focus

Red Wings' Brendan Smith not caught up in trade talk, trying to keep focus

As a pending unrestricted free agent, Smith might be dealt by the March 1 deadline.
Detroit News Feb 21, 2017
Red Wings’ Smith can’t avoid swirling trade rumors

Red Wings’ Smith can’t avoid swirling trade rumors

It’s everywhere, the trade rumors and speculation of what might occur March 1, right on Brendan Smith’s phone.        
Detroit Free Press Feb 21, 2017
Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith tries to put trade talk out of mind

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith tries to put trade talk out of mind

Brendan Smith is taking the Thomas Vanek approach: He’d prefer to stay but understands that the NHL is a business.        
Winging It In Motown Feb 20, 2017
Does The Michael Stone Deal Dictate Brendan Smith’s Possible Trade Value?

Does The Michael Stone Deal Dictate Brendan Smith’s Possible Trade Value?

Could Stone’s deal set a precedent for what the Red Wings may expect in exchange for Brendan Smith? The Arizona Coyotes traded 26-year-old defenseman Michael Stone to the Calgary Flames on Monday afternoon. In exchange for the right-handed Stone, Arizona acquired Calgary’s 2017 third-round draft pick as well as a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Arizona also retained half of Stone’s $4M salary. This is not a ground-breaking trade by any means, but could Michael Stone’s deal set a precedent for what Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings could acquire by...
Winging It In Motown Feb 18, 2017
Gameday Updates: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

Gameday Updates: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

Red Wings Lineup Forwards Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Anthony Mantha Andreas Athanasiou Frans Nielsen Tomas Vanek Dylan Larkin Darren Helm Justin Abdelkader Luke Glendening Riley Sheahan Steve Ott Defensemen Dan DeKeyser Mike Green Brendan Smith Xavier Ouellet Niklas Kronwall Nick Jensen Goaltenders Petr Mrazek Jared Coreau Power Play Units PP1 – Mantha, Nielsen, Abdelkader, Kronwall, Zetterberg PP2 – Tatar, Helm, Vanek, Larkin, Green Capitals Lineup Forwards Alex Ovechkin Nicklas Backstrom T.J....
PensBurgh Feb 17, 2017
NHL Trade talk: Could Brendan Smith fill a role for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

NHL Trade talk: Could Brendan Smith fill a role for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Though certainly higher profile rumors are out there, one player that might make sense for the Penguins to acquire is Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith. A look at the player and the case for making (and not making) such a trade. With the NHL trade deadline right around the corner, the Pittsburgh Penguins and other contenders have tough circumstances. The salary cap is tight. Many teams are within striking distance (or think they are and don't want to admit quitting on the season by selling off players) so there isn't a big supply of players. In a perfect world, the Penguins would...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 7, 2017
Red Wings 'impressed' with way Anthony Mantha stood up for Brendan Smith

Red Wings 'impressed' with way Anthony Mantha stood up for Brendan Smith

Mantha fought Columbus' Scott Hartnell after he leveled Smith with a big hit.
Winging It In Motown Feb 5, 2017
Detroit Red Wings Trade Bait: Brendan Smith

Detroit Red Wings Trade Bait: Brendan Smith

The Details Age: 27 Cap Hit: $2,750,000 Expires: July 2017 Clauses: None Brendan Smith, with injuries and being a healthy scratch he appeared in just 63 games last season. This season just in 24 games. For various reasons, he never turned into that top four defenseman we all wanted him to be. Last season, Smith fell behind former Red Wing Kyle Quincey on Jeff Blashill’s depth chart and was scratched often and rotating in and out of the lineup with Alexey Marchenko. Many Wings fans would have rather seen Smith get more of an opportunity the past few seasons ahead of Quincey and Jonathan...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 3, 2017

Red Wings waive Alexey Marchenko to clear spot for Brendan Smith

If young defenseman clears at noon Saturday, he'll be assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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