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Detroit Red Wings Will Be Well Represented at Olympics
January 8th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The Red Wings will have a strong presence in Sochi, Russia at the Olympics. In all, ten players as well as head coach Mike Babcock and GM Ken Holland will represent five nations. Babcock will be back behind the bench as Team Canada's head coach, while Holland will serve as one of...

Three Questions: Second Half of Season, Playoffs (?!?!?!), and Awards Watch
January 3rd, 2014 at 6:18 PM
The second half of the season is here. Let's do some assessing. 1. Q: What can we expect of the Red Wings in the second half of the season? A: If we go by prior history, we can expect a second half surge and the team to peak around playoff time. But in...

Injury Update: Stephen Weiss Out, More Recalls from Grand Rapids
November 9th, 2013 at 12:55 PM
The injury bug seems to be affecting the Detroit Red Wings more and more. The Wings will be without Stephen Weiss (groin) tonight when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ansar Khan reports. This likely means that Joakim Andersson will move up to second line center for at least tonight. Darren Helm will be...

Three Questions: Jordin Tootoo Fallout and Returning Home
November 6th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
This edition of Three Questions was headed for the direction of boring until today's breaking story. Now let's get down to business. 1. Q: What will happen now that Jordin Tootoo has been waived? A: If he gets claimed, the remainder of his $1.9 million cap hit is off the books. What happens...

Detroit Red Wings Waive Jordin Tootoo
November 6th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
When the Detroit Red Wings signed Jordin Tootoo back in 2012, the hope was that he would provide energy and grit to the team. While he did just that, as well as becoming a fan favorite, the fact that he had too much of a cap hit ($1.9 million) proved to weigh...

Detroit Red Wings Transaction Recap: ’13 Draft Pick Signed, Adam Almquist Recalled
November 4th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
The Detroit Red Wings continue to sign key pieces to their future. On Friday, the team announced that they have signed 2013 second-round pick Zack Nastasiuk to an entry-level contract. Nastasiuk, a winger, was drafted 48th overall by the Wings in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Barrie, Ontario native is currently the...

Three Questions: the Line Blender and Road Trip Time
October 29th, 2013 at 6:27 PM
With a looming road trip to Western Canada coming up, as well as the end of the first month of the season, how about a Three Questions post? 1. Q: Is the constant line changing a sign of Mike Babcock's frustration with a lack of offense? A: I wouldn't say Babcock is...

Injury Update: Johan Franzen Out Wednesday, Patrick Eaves to Return
October 28th, 2013 at 3:23 PM
The Detroit Red Wings are set to embark on a four-game road swing through Western Canada that begins Wednesday in Vancouver. They will be without one of their regulars for that game, but will get someone back from injury. Johan Franzen has been ruled out for Wednesday night's game against the Canucks due...

With Offense Sputtering, Mike Babcock Shakes up Forward Lines
October 26th, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that he was not going to split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg this season. But with the goal scoring having gone south in a hurry, he was left with no choice. “I told them I wasn’t going to split ’em up; I told you...

Injury Update: Niklas Kronwall/Cody McLeod Fallout, Darren Helm Has Another Setback
October 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Compared to last season, the Detroit Red Wings have not had as many injury problems. Yet there is one that still seems to linger (more on that later). Niklas Kronwall has resumed skating with the team after sustaining a concussion in last Thursday's win over the Colorado Avalanche from being boarded by...

Three Questions: Roster Moves, Monster’s Performance, and Old Rivals
October 16th, 2013 at 3:49 PM
The last time we did a post like this, the Detroit Tigers won a must-win game in the ALDS. Maybe the same will happen tonight. OK, enough baseball talk. 1. Q: With Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves coming back, who gets shown the door? A: There are options in this instance. If Helm...

Detroit Red Wings Sign 2013 First Round Pick to Entry-level Deal
October 13th, 2013 at 4:26 PM
The Detroit Red Wings locked up another piece of their future Saturday. The club announced that they have agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with Anthony Mantha. Mantha was the Red Wings' first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He is currently with Val d'Or of the QMJHL, where he has...

Mike Babcock Shuffles Lines to Help Cure Struggles
October 12th, 2013 at 1:12 PM
if you don't do good things, then you have to change things. Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has not seen a lot of good in the last two games, so he is making some lineup changes. Justin Abdelkader is off of the top line, and now on the second line with Stephen...

Despite Struggles, Mike Babcock Still Standing by Third Line
October 9th, 2013 at 12:16 PM
The line is one of the biggest that the Detroit Red Wings have had in recent seasons. But size is all that they have to show for now. The team's third line of Dan Cleary, Joakim Andersson, and Todd Bertuzzi has a combined zero points, and a combined rating of a minus-8....

Buy or Sell: Pavel Datsyuk as Hart Trophy Candidate
September 27th, 2013 at 2:29 PM
When you think of the NHL Most Valuable Player, who is the first player that pops into your mind? Sidney Crosby? Alex Ovechkin? Steven Stamkos? Probably no Detroit Red Wings immediately come to mind. The last Red Wing to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP was Sergei Fedorov in...

Editorial: What’s the Logic Behind Signing Daniel Cleary?
September 12th, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Today I was going to work on my Detroit Red Wings team preview. But thanks to the news from earlier today, that has been put on the backburner. In case you missed it, the Red Wings have signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. Cleary had agreed to a...

Detroit Red Wings (Re-) Sign Daniel Cleary to 1-year Deal
September 12th, 2013 at 1:45 PM
He's back. After a somewhat interesting saga that carried over to Twitter, free agent-winger Daniel Cleary decided to return to the Detroit Red Wings. Team GM Ken Holland said that the team and Cleary have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. "I'm back." Cleary said to the Detroit Free Press....

Daniel Cleary to Make Decision on Future on Sunday
September 6th, 2013 at 7:33 PM
Daniel Cleary has an invite to Detroit Red Wings training camp, but it remains to be seen whether he will attend. MLive's Ansar Khan writes that Cleary wants to re-sign with the Red Wings, but he has a few other offers on the table from undisclosed teams. If Cleary returns, the Wings will...

Detroit Red Wings Preseason Player Power Rankings: Forwards
September 5th, 2013 at 6:15 PM
With Detroit Red Wings training camp drawing closer, Red Wings 101 will be filling everyone's absence of action in various ways. Today, we will start the first in a series of player power rankings. These do not reflect future projections for where players could start or what line they will play...

Stephen Weiss, Daniel Alfredsson Getting Familiar with New Teammates
September 3rd, 2013 at 6:42 PM
As school returns to session around the Detroit area, there are plenty of students getting adjusted to new classes, teachers, and even fellow students. At Joe Louis Arena, two new players for the Detroit Red Wings are getting oriented to life in Hockeytown much like a new student at a school. Stephen...