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Notes: Wings likely to get Datsyuk, Smith back this week

DETROIT -- There's a good chance the Red Wings will get two players back this week. Both Pavel Datsyuk (groin) and Brendan Smith (hand infection) practiced with the team Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. Datsyuk has missed the last four games and six of the last eight. "I feel good," Datsyuk said. "We'll see (Wednesday) morning. I'm happy to skate full practice with team." There is some...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weiss scores two goals in 4-3 Red Wings win over Ottawa

Stephen Weiss made a strong return to the Detroit lineup tonight scoring two goals as the Red Wings defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 tonight from the Joe Louis Arena. Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan also tallied goals for Detroit as Jimmy Howard made 23 saves giving the Wings three wins in their last four games. Ottawa managed to strike first on the power play as Kyle Turris put...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Quarter Mark of the 2014-15 Season

Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first-period goal with his teammates in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 18, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings enter Monday night’s home game against the Ottawa Senators with the fifth best record in...
Via The Hockey Guys
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Weiss finally ready to produce for Red Wings?

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- All Stephen Weiss wants now is a chance. Weiss, 31, spent two games with the Grand Rapids (AHL) Griffins for a conditioning stint and scored in both games against the Lake Erie Monsters. In his first game, on the road in Cleveland, Weiss scored just 19 seconds into the game. In his second game, at home in Grand Rapids, Weiss scored on the power play in the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Tatar shines in Datsyuk’s absence

The Detroit Red Wings (10-5-5) are a period away from being a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 regular season. Time goes by so fast. This week started out strong with a 5-0 shutout of the Columbus Blue Jackets and a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. But, it quickly took a turn for the worst as the Toronto Maple Leafs took pleasure in putting them back into...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fans ranked 14th in NHL by The Hockey News

            The Hockey News ranks the Detroit Red Wings fans at 14th in the NHL. The Red Wings also rank 14th in attendance behind the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings.  The Hockey News says Red Wings fans deserve their ranking for low attendance during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons despite the team playing well. The Red Wings rank seventh in Twitter...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #18: CBJ vs. DET (11/18/14)

Gifs from the really strange loss against Detroit in which the CBJ played their best game in a while and managed to lose 5-0. Full album here. First Period 0-1 DET: DET: (10:17) Tomas Tatar (6) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (3), Brendan Smith (3) Second Period 0-2 DET: DET: (1:44) PPG – Gustav Nyquist (9) ASST: Justin Abdelkader (7), Johan Franzen (7) Third Period 0-3 DET: DET...
Via BS Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson won’t play this season

The Daniel Alfredsson comeback may be over before it ever really started. A report from TSN states that word is leaking out that Alfredsson will not be able to play this year. The report states that while the Detroit Red Wings haven’t officially heard about Alfredsson’s status or decision, they have heard that his comeback attempt is over. Via TSN: Sources tell The Dreger Report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe’s Health Slightly Improving, Legend Still Can’t Walk Or Talk

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health remains in poor condition after he suffered a stroke in late October, but he has shown some slight improvements. Though he still can’t walk or talk, the Howe family said they were able to get the Detroit Red Wings icon to sit in a living room chair for two consecutive days, according to the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of work to do, but at...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember The Name Anthony Mantha, You’ll Thank Me Later

Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland is a pretty solid GM as far as GMs go. He always manages to pluck these unknown Swedes out of, well, Sweden and the Wings system turns them into legitimate players in fairly short order. This time he set his sights on a gifted Canadian winger out of Longueuil, Quebec by the name of Anthony Mantha and you'd do well to track his progress in...
Via Razzball Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim Nestrasil on waivers

Andrej Nestrasil’s time as a Red Wing has come and gone. The Red Wings announced Thursday that the Carolina Hurricanes claimed the 23-year old forward on waivers after recording 2 assists in 13 games for Detroit this season. “Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards,” said general manager Ron Francis. “He has improved...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Brendan Smith placed on IR

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been placed on short-term injured reserve and will be off the ice until Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.#168638286 / gettyimages.comAccording to Pro Hockey Talk, Smith has been placed on a seven day injured reserve due to an infection in his hand that he sustained from a fight. The Red Wings have called in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings put Nestrasil on waivers

DETROIT -- The Red Wings placed Andrej Nestrasil on waivers Wednesday. If another team does not claim him by noon Thursday, the Wings will send him to the Grand Rapids (AHL) Griffins. "He needs to play in the American Hockey League. He's not quite ready for this level," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The best bet for him is to spend a couple years in the American League and see...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Datsyuk misses Tuesday's game with sore groin

Pavel Datsyuk's return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup was brief at best. Datsyuk's groin injury kept him out of the lineup Tuesday against Columbus after returning to the lineup for two games last weekend.   He had missed the previous two games before because of the sore groin.Daniel Cleary took Datsyuk's spot in the lineup, although as coach Mike Babcock said, given Datsyuk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom Among Top Candidates For 2015 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

BOSTON — The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four players Monday night — Mike Modano, Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg and Dominik Hasek. It was one of the most well-rounded classes from a player perspective in recent years, and the 2015 class is shaping up to be fantastic as well. Here’s my list of the most deserving players for the 2015 class. Be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: With everything on the line, nobody better than Hasek

Now that Dominik Hasek is safely enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, can we talk about his place among the all-time great goaltenders in the game? To be sure, there is a Greatest Generation of fans who watched Terry Sawchuk (No. 1 up in the rafters at Joe Louis Arena) as nearly impenetrable for those Red Wings Stanley Cup teams in the 1950s. Others might argue for Patrick Roy,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Hot and then cold

The Detroit Red Wings (8-4-5) defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday 4-1 and then turned around to receive the same treatment by the Montreal Canadians on Sunday. Everything that went right against the Blackhawks went completely wrong against the Canadians. Friday the Red Wings looked like Stanley Cup contenders. While on Sunday they looked desperate to even be in the playoff...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Pavel Datsyuk misses practice as sore groin returns

Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk did not take part in the Red Wings morning practice on Monday because of groin issues.#458775771 / gettyimages.comDatsyuk sustained a groin injury during a team skate on November 7th, which caused him to miss two games before returning on November 14th. Datsyuk played two games over the weekend against the Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Son: Gordie Howe's health 'has taken turn for the worse'

LUBBOCK, Texas — Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer “has taken a turn for the worse” after suffering another stroke recently. Mark Howe said Sunday his father’s most recent stroke occurred about a week ago in Lubbock, where the 86-year-old former Detroit Red Wings star is staying with his daughter. He was at her home last month when an initial stroke caused...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Tatar and the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy curse

The energetic fireball known as Tomas Tatar is slowly but surely building a name for himself as a Detroit Red Wing. The 23-year old from Slovakia drafted 60th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft is on pace to score 30 goals this season; a feat that would single out Tatar as the underdog that finally made it. Tomas Tatar The road to the Detroit wasn’t easy for Tatar. He had to endure...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AHL defenseman Ryan Sproul scores goal with bank shot off back glass (Video)

In AHL minor league hockey action, Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Ryan Sproul scored a second period goal with a bank shot off the back glass during Wednesday night's 5-3 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters.On a 3-on-2 breakaway, Sproul sent a shot over the crossbar and off the back glass, but the puck ended up bouncing off the back of Lake Erie's goaltender and trickled...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gustav Nyquist Scores Another Highlight-Reel Goal

Gustav Nyquist helped the Detroit Red Wings earn a point on Sunday against Tampa Bay, his thrilling third-period goal enough to tie the game at 3-3. The Wings would wind up losing — as they always do — in a shootout. But the one-point outcome does not take anything away from Nyquist’s latest brilliance:
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings got away with an obvious Too Many Men penalty

The Red Wings have been on the wrong end of a ton of calls recently. Perhaps the most obvious example was the goal which was disallowed due to goaltender interference. Maybe it’s because of those recent injustices that the officials turned a blind eye to this obvious Too Many Men penalty. That’s a pretty bad miss by the officials. A puck sliding past the bench on a slow change...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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