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Tomas Holmstrom | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (41) / 1/23/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
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Tomas Holmstrom will help coach the Wings' development camp.
The 40-year-old made his living in front of the net, so it's only fitting that he will teach net-front skills. "I’ve been watching lots of games, and seriously, nobody knows how to be in front of net," Holmstrom said. "They go there, but then they move. They don’t screen, they don’t want to pay the price, because it’s not glamorous. And you need a big heart." Wed, Jul 10, 2013 09:54:00 AM

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Tomas Holmstrom made his retirement official on Tuesday.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but it is the right one," said Holmstrom. "Some people may think me crazy for all of those years of taking cross-checking to my neck, my head, to my back and having my teammates shooting hundred mph pucks at me — and at the net sometimes, too. But I had the greatest job in the world. Now, it's time to move on." Holmstrom finished his career with 243 goals, 530 points, and 769 penalty minutes in 1,026 career games. He spent his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings and won four Stanley Cups with the franchise.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom is expected to announce his retirement on Tuesday.

The Detroit Red Wings have called a news conference for 4:30 p.m. ET to make the announcement. Holmstrom won four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 15 seasons with the team.
Source: Mlive.com
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Tomas Holmstrom will probably announce his retirement on Thursday or Friday.

The Detroit Red Wings want to hold a press conference at the Joe Louis Arena, but it's booked through Tuesday. Holmstrom spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings and ranks sixth in franchise history with 1,026 games.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Although nothing is official, Tomas Holmstrom is expected to retire before the start of the Detroit Red Wings' training camp.

Detroit GM Ken Holland has extended an invitation to Holmstrom to attend the Wings' camp if he so desires. However, it's not clear if Holland would be interested in signing the soon-to-be 40-year-old at this time. If Holmstrom decides he doesn't want to retire, he might be able to earn a spot as a bottom-six forward.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom still hasn't retired and Detroit GM Ken Holland said that he is welcome at training camp if he so desires.

Holmstrom turns 40 in 16 days but still may want to return for one more season. He is a bottom six forward at best at this time but still can contribute in front of the net, causing havoc, on the power play. Stay tuned.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom still isn't sure if he wants to play in 2012-13.

Holmstrom, who is an unrestricted free agent, is considering retiring. "I will take my time," Holmstrom said. It's not clear if the Detroit Red Wings will re-sign him if Holmstrom decides to extend his career. However, Holmstrom has already specified that he's not looking to sign with any other club.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 03:59:00 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland expects to know what Tomas Holmstrom's decision is before the end of August.

He said the two sides remain in contact. Holmstrom is considering retirement because he isn't sure if his body, especially his knees, can hold up for another NHL season.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:17:00 AM

Veteran right winger Tomas Holmstrom will be in Detroit next week to meet with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.

At 39, Holmstrom likely will retire if he cannot reach terms on a new, one-year deal with Holland.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 10:18:00 AM

The Wings still haven't had any communication with Tomas Holmstrom regarding his future.

The 39-year-old has stated he either wants to play in Detroit next season or retire. It's looking like hanging up the skates is a real possibility. He had 11 goals and 24 points last season.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 09:57:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom has narrowed his options down to playing for Detroit or retiring.

Holmstrom isn't interested in signing with any other club. For now he's training like he normally would, but he still isn't sure if he wants to play in 2012-13. He plans to talk to Red Wings GM Ken Holland is a week or two to discuss his future.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 10:40:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom is apparently leaning toward playing another season and he would like that to be with the Detroit Red Wings.

"We'll see, though," said Holmstrom. "My knees are feeling good right now but I've had trouble with them (during the past few seasons)." Detroit GM Ken Holland said that he wants to hold off any decisions on the matter until after free agency begins on July 1 and explore some other options first.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 08:57:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom and the Red Wings need time before making the decision on whether he will return to the team next season.

Cash is certainly not an issue for the franchise. For Holmstrom it comes to down to whether he has the energy to return for another season while the Wings need to see how things shape up with potential trades and free agency.
Source: mlive,com
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 01:47:00 PM

The Red Wings will hold off making a decision on Tomas Holmstrom's future until July.

The 39-year-old has been debating playing another year or retiring. If he returns, he will do so with the Wings and he will do so in a power-play/fourth-line role. "They're going to decide [in the] beginning of July what's going to happen," Holmstrom said. The forward had 11 goals and 24 points last season, his 15th in the NHL.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 09:36:00 AM

Tomas Holmstrom met with Detroit GM Ken Holland last week.

Holmstrom is believed to be close to deciding if he will retire this summer. Even if he decides to play, it's not entirely clear if they'll be a spot on the Detroit Red Wings for him.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 10:38:00 AM

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