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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Punching out

To you from failing hands we throw the torch ...

Yah, that's a bit much unless you happen to be wearing a Montreal Canadiens sweater. Just a note to let anyone who stops in here know that I'm moving on to another assignment. I'm the online editor for The Macomb Daily as of now, which means a day shift ... and that means more family time ... and that means I'm happy.

Chuck Pleiness, who has been on the Red Wings beat with me since I started, is taking over this blog and that's a trade for the betterment of RedWingsCorner.

And thank you to everyone who participated in this blog and over on Twitter. I had the time of my life with this, thanks to you.

Bruce MacLeod

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Leino traded

The Red Wings traded forward Ville Leino to Philadelphia today for a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.

Leino obviously wasn't a favorite of Coach Mike Babcock and quickly became one of Detroit fans' least favorite Wings.

Tollefsen is actually a few months younger than Leino. He's a physical defenseman who Wings fans probably best remember from his seasons in Columbus.

Tollefsen, who's from Norway, could/should challenge Derek Meech and Brett Lebda for a role on the third defense pairing at some point.

Tollefsen has a one-way $600,000 contract that expires this summer. Lebda's cap hit is $650,000 and Meech's is $483,333. Lebda will be unrestricted this summer. Meech and Tollefsen will be restricted free agents.