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New Red Wings forward Erik Cole excited to join talented team and play alongside Henrik Zetterberg

Cole brings a dimension of size and scoring ability on the wing.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 2, 2015

Erik Cole brings size and speed to Red Wings, say new teammates

The 6-foot-2 Cole had 18 goals for Dallas before being traded to Detroit Sunday.

With adding Zidlicky and Cole, Wings done making deals according to GM Ken Holland

DETROIT >> The Detroit Red Wings’ wish list when free agency opened this past offseason was a right-handed shooting defenseman to man the point on the power play. On Monday, just hours before the NHL trade deadline, the Wings obtained …
Grand Rapids Press Mar 2, 2015
Open thread: With NHL trade deadline looming, will Detroit Red Wings make any more moves?

Open thread: With NHL trade deadline looming, will Detroit Red Wings make any more moves?

The Red Wings acquired veteran forward Erik Cole and a third-round draft pick from Dallas Sunday night in exchange for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and a second-round pick.
Nucks Misconduct Mar 2, 2015

Trade Deadline Day Open Thread

THE DEADLINE: Today @ 12:00 Noon PST So many deals have already happened, as top teams load up: -Lightning acquire D Braydon Coburn from the Lightning in exchange for D Radko Gudas and a 1st and 3rd round pick in this year's draft. -Bruins acquire F Brett Connolly from the Lightning in exchange for a second round pick in 2015 and 2016. -Red Wings acquire Erik Cole from the Stars, blah blah. -Rangers are ALL IN, acquiring depth forward from the Sharks and super defenceman Keith Yandle from the Coyotes. -Chicago was early on the draw acquiring veteran D Kimmo Timonen and C Antoine Vermette....
Winging It In Motown Mar 2, 2015

Quick Hits: Trade Deadline Day!

Red Wings News Red Wings acquire good-sized, skilled forward Erik Cole from Dallas for two prospects, second-round pick | MLive.comThe Wings made a trade yesterday, and a really good one, may I add, when they added the Stars' Erik Cole. Cole is a borderline top-6 winger who can provide a nice bit of scoring depth to the Wings' offense. Cole scored 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games for the Stars this season. In return for Cole, the Wings sent prospects Mattias Janmark and Mattias Bäckman, along with a second-round draft pick to the Stars. The Wings also received a conditional third-round...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 1, 2015
Red Wings felt they needed Erik Cole's size, physical dimension and scoring ability in playoffs

Red Wings felt they needed Erik Cole's size, physical dimension and scoring ability in playoffs

GM Ken Holland still working the phones in search of an upgrade on defense but said he's comfortable if no deal is done before Monday's deadline.
Winging It In Motown Mar 1, 2015

Analyzing Newly Acquired Red Wing Erik Cole

In this post, we're talking about the new guy. Where does he fit? What did he cost? We got you covered. By now you have probably heard that Detroit has nabbed veteran winger Erik Cole and a conditional 3rd round draft pick from the Dallas Stars for a 2nd round draft pick, prospects Mattias Backman, and Mattias Janmark. So who is Erik Cole? #72 LW | 6'2", 210 lbs. | Dallas Birth Date: November 6, 1978 (36 years old) Place of Birth: Oswego, NY Shoots:L Experience: 12 years Drafted: Drafted by Carolina in 1998, 71st overall Erik Cole is one of those "lead-by-example" type players. He hits...

He said it: Jim Nill talks trade that sent Erik Cole to Detroit for two prospects and draft pick

AP Photo/Paul SancyaDallas Stars right wing Erik Cole (72) tries to redirect a shot at Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) in the first period during an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Wings obtain Erik Cole, a player that provides an ‘element and dimension’

DETROIT >> Wings general manager Ken Holland said if they were going to add a player at the trade deadline he would have to provide an important element and dimension to the roster. They feel Erik Cole can do both. …
Defending Big D Mar 1, 2015

Who Are Mattias Backman And Mattias Janmark, The Two Newest Dallas Stars Prospects?

Both players have a few things in common, beyond just their first name Following the trend of an already busy day for NHL trades, the Dallas Stars finally made their first move, sending pending free-agent forward Erik Cole and a 2015 3rd round pick to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2015 2nd round pick and prospects Mattias Backman and Mattias Janmark. It's an interesting, albeit not surprising, move for the Stars. Cole's been on the trading block for a while now, and the going rate right now for most rentals seems to be a pick and a prospect, or some combination thereof. So, who...

Stars get two prospects from Detroit in trade for Erik Cole

The Stars on Sunday acquired prospects Mattias Backman and Mattas Janmark-Nylen, as well as a second round draft pick from Detroit in exchange for Erik Cole and a conditional third round pick, according to a source. The Stars will get …
Grand Rapids Press Mar 1, 2015
Red Wings acquire good-sized, skilled forward Erik Cole from Dallas for two prospects, second-round pick

Red Wings acquire good-sized, skilled forward Erik Cole from Dallas for two prospects, second-round pick

Detroit parts with prospects Janmark and Mattias Backman for the 12-year veteran.

Reports: Stars trade winger Erik Cole to Detroit Red Wings for prospects

Feb 3, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars right wing Erik Cole (72) and Colorado Avalanche center John Mitchell (7) chase the puck during the third period at the American Airlines Center. Cole scores a goal in the second. The …
Winging It In Motown Mar 1, 2015

Red Wings Acquire Winger Erik Cole from Stars

Red Wings acquire Erik Cole and a conditional 3rd round pick from Dallas for a 2nd round pick, Mattias Backman, and Mattias Janmark. Detroit has made a move for Dallas winger Erik Cole. Erik Cole traded to Detroit, pending trade call— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015 DET sending two prospects and a second for Cole and a third.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015 DAL gets pick back if DET gets to third round and Cole plays 50 per cent of the games.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015 What did it cost us? So far, Friedman has confirmed that...

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