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Author: Dan Mount

Detroit Red Wings Second Half Storylines

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 20: Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott (37) successfully defends against Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) during the NHL game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers on December 20, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings start the second half of the season on Saturday. The Wings are seven points out of the final wild-card spot as of Friday, but it could be much worse. Detroit was picked to finish near the bottom of the league but...

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Tyler Bertuzzi Rolling Since Recall

Tyler Bertuzzi skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 27, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Detroit Red Wings will be giving Tyler Bertuzzi plenty of chances to grow this season. The nephew of former NHLer Todd Bertuzzi was told that he would be on the team for the rest of the season. Tyler Bertuzzi has been told to get a place. Sticking with Red Wings. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 2, 2018 He was told to “get a place in Detroit,” which means that he’ll be up for a long spell with...

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Nashville Predators Place Filip Forsberg on IR

The Nashville Predators announced on Saturday that forward Filip Forsberg is sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. They have placed the star winger on injured reserve. #Preds recall forward Frederick Gaudreau from @mkeadmirals; place Filip Forsberg on Injured Reserve. #MINvsNSH — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) December 30, 2017 The 23-year-old Swedish winger left midway through the third period of Friday night’s loss to the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has scored 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points so far this season and added 22 penalty minutes. His possession numbers were 58.3 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Legend Johnny Bower Dies at 93

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 6: Former Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Johnny Bower has a look at his statue after its unveiling Saturday in Maple Leafs Square. Bower along with Darryl Sittler and Ted Kennedy were the first three Leafs honoured with statues on Legends Row. (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Toronto Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower has passed away after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 93. His death was announced by his family earlier on Tuesday. It is with great sadness that the Bower family announces the passing of @MapleLeafs legend #JohnnyBower after a short...

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Four Detroit Red Wings Prospects to Represent at World Junior Championships

The Detroit Red Wings present playoff prospects do not look good. However, they will get to see potential future players at this year’s World Junior Championships. Four Red Wings prospects will represent at the tournament. Three defensemen and a goalie will be part of the tournament for Detroit. The Wings defense is in need of an overhaul and all of these players might figure into that. Some of these blueliners may figure into things sooner rather than later. General manager Ken Holland will try to trade the highly sought-after Mike Green and possibly Trevor Daley at the deadline. These...

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The Status of Ken Holland to Affect Detroit Red Wings Plans

MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 17: Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland speaks during a Q&A with host Pierre Houde part of the NHL Centennial 100 Celebration at Bonaventure Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images) Ken Holland was one of the architects of the Detroit Red Wings quarter-century long playoff streak. He made moves that led to Stanley Cup championships in 1998, 2002 and 2008. (He was the assistant general manager in 1997 before he took over for Jim Devellano and Scotty Bowman.) The Wings were the model of consistency for 1990s...

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