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Red Wings hoping for seamless transition under Jeff Blashill

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have been a model of consistency, becoming the only NHL franchise to make the playoffs every year of the salary-cap era and 24 straight overall. For the first time in a decade, Mike Babcock won't be their coach. The Red Wings are optimistic that won't make a big difference. "The hope is that we're going to have a seamless transition," Red Wings...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings season preview capsule

DETROIT RED WINGS LAST SEASON: 43-25-14, 100 points. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in first round. COACH: Jeff Blashill (first season, first NHL season). ADDED: C Brad Richards, D Mike Green, C Dylan Larkin. LOST: Coach Mike Babcock, C Stephen Weiss, G Jonas Gustavsson. PLAYER TO WATCH: Tomas Tatar. The 24-year-old Czech winger had a team- and career-high 29 goals last season, increasing...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Dylan Larkin makes team, Cleary on his way out?

In preparation for Friday night’s season opener, the Red Wings announced that 19-year old forward Dylan Larkin has made the team. The Waterford native and Big Ten freshman of the year for the University of Michigan last season, Larkin becomes the first teenager in over 15-years to make the Red Wings roster out of camp. Here’s new Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill commenting...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' home opener to air on FSD and simulcast on FOX 2

The Detroit Red Wings' home opener will air on FOX Sports Detroit and be simulcast on FOX 2 on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. "We are excited our partners at FOX Sports Detroit have agreed to simulcast our home opener with FOX 2 to bring the game into the living rooms of more Red Wings fans throughout the Metro Detroit area," said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings place four on I.R.

  The season hasn’t even started officially and the Detroit Red Wings find themselves with injury woes. On Sunday, the Red Wings placed four players – Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko on injured reserve. That opens up four roster spots for Detroit. The Red Wings have already dealt with a few injury issues thus far that don’t look to be long...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ice Chips: Howard turns in another solid exhibition performance

Jimmy Howard made 31 saves and Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller, Henrik Zetterberg and Brad Richards scored to help the Red Wings top the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 in Friday's exhibition game. SOLID IN GOAL Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard turned in another solid performance Friday. Howard faced 33 shots in what he described as one of Detroit's toughest preseason games this year. "I...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athanasiou leads Red Wings past Penguins

In Pittsburgh, Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals and Petr Mrazek made 36 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 7-2 victory over the Penguins. Athanasiou, Dylan Larkin and Brendan Smith scored first-period goals, Riley Sheahan and Justin Abdelkader connected in the second, and Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha in the third. Daniel Sprong and Beau Bennett scored for Pittsburgh. Jeff Zatkoff...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings preseason progress report

Sep 24, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) receives congratulations from center Dylan Larkin (71) after scoring in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports With a handful of games played in the preseason for the Red Wings, there’s already a lot to look at. As Red...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings (Last Season: 43-25-14, 3rd in Atlantic)Coach: Jeff Blashill (first as NHL coach)Key Departures: Stephen WeissKey Additions: Mike Green, Brad RichardsKey Player: Pavel DatsyukEven at age 36, Datsyuk put on a show last year. The Russian center put up 65 points at a clip of 1.03 per game, the seventh post-lockout season he has scored at a point-per-game clip. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Young forwards leading the way, Franzen returns

The first week of the Detroit Red Wings’ preseason has seen the organization’s forward prospects performing very well. Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins saw an explosion from three of the organization’s particularly highly touted forwards: Teemu Pulkkinen, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates with fellow rookie Tyler Bertuzzi...
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Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia page loves his beard

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia, as you might expect, speaks to his hockey prowess…yada, yada, yada.  But his beard. His beard is downright legendary. Perfectly trimmed for every game and public appearance.  The flecks of grey help command respect in the Wings’ locker room.  This beard is absolutely no nonsense. Patchiness is the name of...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings' Larkin shines in home debut

DETROIT -- It was just one week ago that the Detroit Red Wings arrived in Traverse City for training camp. All eyes were on the Wings' top prospect, Dylan Larkin, throughout the five-day camp. And many more eyes were on the youngster as he made his home debut Thursday night in Detroit's 6-1 victory over the Penguins. Larkin, the Wings' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Johan Franzen returns to the ice Thursday

After eight months and plenty of uncertainty, Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will finally make his return to the ice. Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Franzen will dress for the first time since suffering a career threatening concussion that sidelined him for most of last season while giving him plenty of setback during the summer. The Red Wings forward whose affectionately...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: What to watch for this preseason

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to build upon last season, a season in which the Wings were booted from the first round of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. Below are five things to watch for this preseason from the Winged Wheel. Anthony Mantha Anthony Mantha Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Mantha is one of the most intriguing prospects the Red Wings have...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland on Mike Babcock: “We want to kick his ass.”

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland didn’t mince words when discussing former head coach Mike Babcock, telling the Toronto Sun’s Mike Zeisberger he “wants to kick his ass!” The words may seem harsh, but it’s not surprising Holland wants to take down Babcock, who coached the Red Wings for over a decade. It’s not a sign of anger or disrespect, but likely comes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Larkin signed with Red Wings because of Babcock's departure

Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin said Mike Babcock’s departure was one of the main reasons he decided to sign with club this offseason. In an interview with Mike Brophy of, the 5th ranked prospect by, revealed that he’s hoping there’s a new youth movement following the hiring of new coach Jeff Blashill. “That is one of the reasons I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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