Kukla's Korner

The Malik Report

Previewing Detroit’s Conference Foe, The Washington Capitals And The Face Of The Wings’ Franchise

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Capitals have a new general manager (Brian McLellan), a new coach (longtime Predators man Barry Trotz) and several new players as they embark on another attempt to make good on that Stanley Cup chatter that’s echoed around Washington for several years.

McLellan nabbed the prize free agent on the market, luring defenseman Matt Niskanen to D.C. with a seven-year, $40.25 million contract (the Wings offered seven years and $38.5 million). That might be a good investment, but Niskanen, 27, has just one great season to his credit and was the gem of the marketplace because the rest was so mundane.

more on the Capitals...

On Channel 7's Sports Cave show this morning, the crew debated Steve Yzerman as the face of the franchise.  

Watch the video below and it starts when the topic is about the Wings...

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink


Paul's avatar

FYI, George gave me the heads up on the above information.

I know how tough it is to wind down, but I vote he does so, starting now!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/03/14 at 03:27 PM ET

awould's avatar

George, stop reading this.

Posted by awould on 08/03/14 at 11:10 PM ET

Bugsy's avatar

Hi Paul,
I realize I’m almost never here anymore, but this might be worth linking to on Abdelkader


and his concussion treatment.

I also see some things never change.


Posted by Bugsy on 08/03/14 at 11:25 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I recently spotted Ken Holland headed for a gas station to get Free Agent tips.

Ken Holland

Posted by RWBill on 08/04/14 at 10:49 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Nothing is going to happen George.  Why are you reading this?

I’m at the point where I know this season is going to suck, and I want it to start anyways.  Can’t stand the fawning over exhibition football and basketball.

Posted by Primis on 08/04/14 at 11:02 AM ET

Colquhoun's avatar

Have you ever considered that if George’s first and last names were switched this would likely be an NBA blog?

Posted by Colquhoun on 08/04/14 at 03:57 PM ET

RhymeTimeWingsDings's avatar


Posted by RhymeTimeWingsDings on 08/04/14 at 05:43 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About The Malik Report

The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.