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Author: John Gove

Detroit Red Wings Misusing Petr Mrazek

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 09: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on from his net during the third period while playing the St. Louis Blues at Little Caesars Arena on December 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. St. Louis won the game 6-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The 2017-18 Detroit Red Wings are just plain bad. In fact, this is the worst Motor City hockey team to take the ice in quite some time. This year is quickly becoming a lost cause and a Red Wings rebuild is the only logical answer. With that in mind,...

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Week 15 Chicago Bears Keys to Victory

After losing five straight contests, the Chicago Bears finally put together a victory against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. They will look to make it two wins in a row when they take on their NFC North rivals, the Detroit Lions, this Saturday evening. The Bears and Lions have already played once this season in Week 11. Detroit came into Soldier Field and delivered Chicago a 27-24 defeat. The postseason is far from a reality for the Bears at this point. However, it would be great for the franchise to string together a few victories to finish out the...

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Detroit Red Wings Should Kick the Tires on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 10: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Oilers 1-0. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Various reports indicate that the Edmonton Oilers would entertain trade offers for the former first-overall pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Agreeing to terms of an acceptable deal could prove to be challenging. However, the Detroit Red Wings should at least see what it would take to bring Nugent-Hopkins to The Motor City. Detroit is...

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Sunday’s Victory Changes Nothing for John Fox

The Chicago Bears put together their most impressive outing of the 2017 season with a decisive 33-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, this does not change what lies ahead for John Fox. With a 4-9 record, the Bears will experience their third losing season under Fox. In fact, Fox has yet to produce more than six wins in a season with Chicago. A culture of defeat has been created in a once proud football city. It is clear that a change must be made. Before signing with the Bears, John Fox was not accustomed to so much losing....

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Examining the Future of Jeff Blashill

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 30: Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill complains about a penalty with the referee during the Detroit Red Wings game versus the Montreal Canadiens on November 30, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It appears that the glory days are long gone for the Detroit Red Wings. The time for a rebuild is now. Could this result in the firing of Jeff Blashill? It could be argued that Blashill took over a bad situation when he took over as Detroit’s head coach after Mike...

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Unmovable Contracts Make Detroit Red Wings Rebuild Challenging

It is time to blow things up in Hockeytown. The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. However, the fact that Detroit needs a reset can be ignored no longer. Unfortunately, an extensive list of unmovable contracts will make the Detroit Red Wings rebuild quite the challenge. In order to complete step one of a successful rebuild, from a roster standpoint, a team must shed all of the undesirable salary currently on the books. Detroit happens to have a lot of it and those contracts will prove to be difficult to move. The Forwards Frans...

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The Sky is Falling for the Detroit Red Wings: Jeff Blashill and Company Take Seventh Straight Loss

during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 14, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Unfortunately, there is no sign of the franchise turning things around anytime soon. On the final day of November, the Red Wings suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. There were general feelings of disgust and frustration throughout the locker room and numerous vows to come out fighting Saturday night. To the displeasure of everyone involved with the franchise, Detroit appeared to be all talk. The Red...

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Henrik Zetterberg’s Struggles Not Helping Detroit

The 2017-18 NHL regular season has not been kind to Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg. Unfortunately, his struggles have played a role in Detroit’s unravelling. After instilling false sparks of hope amongst its fanbase, the Detroit Red Wings have been in a tailspin. Losers of six straight, the red and white are beginning to look more and more like the team we expected them to be. Now on the outside of the playoff picture, frustration has set in throughout the franchise and there is enough blame to go around. To say that one thing is the cause of Detroit’s...

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Weak Atlantic Division Provides Opportunity for Detroit Red Wings

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 24: Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his powerplay goal at 4:05 of the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 24, 2017 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) A weak Atlantic Division provides the Detroit Red Wings with an unexpected opportunity. Exceeding expectations, it’s something we all strive to accomplish at some point in our lives. If the masses tell us we will never succeed, we want to prove them wrong. The...

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