Detroit Red Wings Make a Splash

The Detroit Red Wings made their offensive splash of the offseason. After signing Cam Talbot, William Lagesson, Jack Campbell, and Erik Gustafsson on day one, then Tyler Motte yesterday on day two, on day three they signed Vladimir Tarasenko to a two-year deal with a $4.75 AAV. The talks were looking to add a top-six forward this offseason, well Detroit has done that and he comes with Stanley Cup playoff experience having won a cup in 2019 with the St. Louis Blues and most recently this season with the Florida Panthers.

Vladimir Tarasenko By The Numbers 

Tarasenko spent the first 11 years of his career with the Blues playing in 644 games recording 553 points on 262 goals and 291 assists, he was a plus 57; he recorded 154 points on 65 power-play goals and 89 assists. He was traded to the New York Rangers where he played in 31 games recording 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists, he was a plus-four; he had five power-play points on a goal and four assists. Last season he signed with the Ottawa Senators appearing in 57 games he recorded 41 points on 17 goals and 24 assists, he was a plus 13; he would record eight power play points on two goals and six assists. He would be traded to the Florida Panthers where he played in 19 games recording 14 points on six goals and eight assists, he was an even in the plus/minus; he had one power play point on a goal. In 121 career playoff games, he has 73 points on 49 goals and 24 assists, he is a -19. 

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

In episode 8 of the Inside The Rink podcast, Matty and Smitty are joined by new co-host Conrad Jack. After the long hiatus, we get back to hockey with a PACKED episode!Matt Rempe & the Devils vs. Rangers Line BrawlCould the Vancouver Canucks squander a playoff opportunity? Have the Winnipeg Jets finally figured out their lines?Flyers Head Coach John Tortorella is a sound byte MACHINEOvechkin is on his way to 895, Who is next?McDavid joins elite company with 100 Assists in a seasonRyan Hartman was suspended 3 Games, was it worth 3 games??Can Auston Matthews hit 70 Goals this season?The Eastern Conference Wild Card race is heating up, who lands the two playoff berths?For all of your hockey news and more from the show, visit us at and watch us on YouTube! How to support us and our sponsors:TicketmasterColumbia Sports ApparelESPN+ SubscriptionFanaticsDraft Kings – CODE ITR
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