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Detroit Red Wings 2014-15 Schedule Released
June 22nd, 2014 at 5:02 PM
The Detroit Red Wings have released their schedule for the 2014-15 season, and they will begin the season against the same team which they ended their season against. The Wings will open the regular season at Joe Louis Arena against the Boston Bruins on October 9. The Bruins were the same...

What’s Next for the Detroit Red Wings?
April 27th, 2014 at 8:40 PM
With the season over for the Red Wings, it's time to look ahead to a long offseason. But first, it's important to point out that this season was not a failure. Injuries definitely prevented the team from reaching their full potential, but give head coach Mike Babcock credit for getting a...

Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets: Game Preview
March 25th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
After an overtime loss to Minnesota on Sunday, the Red Wings still sit in the playoff picture, as they hold the first wild card spot. Now they must face a Blue Jackets team that is on the outside looking in. What: Red Wings at Blue Jackets When: 7:30 p.m. tonight Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus,...

Teemu Pulkkinen to Make NHL Debut with Detroit Red Wings on Friday
March 13th, 2014 at 6:26 PM
Red Wings fans will get a chance to see a piece of their future on Friday when they host the Edmonton Oilers. The team has recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from their AHL affiliate. The Finnish winger will make his debut tomorrow. Pulkkinen has 26 goals with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season. He was...

Detroit Red Wings Acquire David Legwand from Nashville Predators at Trade Deadline
March 5th, 2014 at 4:49 PM
All was quiet around the Red Wings front office on Trade Deadline day, and as 3 p.m. approached, it looked like no deals would be made. But in the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend." The team acquired Nashville Predators center David Legwand in exchange for Patrick Eaves, prospect...

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...