7 Detroit Red Wings as (New) Star Wars Characters

May the fourth be with you, Red Wings fans. It’s unfortunate that the Detroit Red Wings are on summer break during National Star Wars Day, but there is a new hope…for next season. Heading into the new season, the Red Wings are still strong enough to threaten the Eastern Conference, though it’s possible that the Maple Leafs empire strikes back with young talent. Return of the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Stanley Cup to visit Kentucky Derby contender Nyquist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Stanley Cup is coming to the Kentucky Derby. The prize awarded to hockey's championship team will be brought to the barn of trainer Doug O'Neill on Saturday, hours before he saddles expected Derby favorite Nyquist in the 1 1/4-mile race. Nyquist's owner, Paul Reddam, is Canadian and he's a big fan of the Detroit Red Wings. Reddam named his prize colt...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USA Hockey Sends Luke Glendening Home From Worlds

USA Hockey has sent home Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening, the team announced Monday. They are set to start exhibition games in advance of the 2016 World Championships and, according to Julie Robenhymer, Glendening is unable to participate due to a lingering injury. Details on the injury are not available at the moment, and USA Hockey has not announced a replacement for...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist proves perfect marriage of horse racing and hockey

Nyquist is expected to be the favorite to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby. While the 3-year-old's NHL namesake won't be in attendance at Churchill Downs, the Stanley Cup should make for an acceptable stand-in.The undefeated California-based bay colt is named after Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist, the latest in a line of horses that longtime Wings fan J. Paul Reddam has...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grind Line: What Should the Red Wings Do With Darren Helm

Like most things this year for the Detroit Red Wings, it just didn’t seem to click for the speedy Darren Helm. Detroit’s utility forward played on the second, third, and fourth lines at times throughout the season and spent time on both the power play and penalty kill units. Now, Helm’s contract is up and the pending unrestricted free agent has had mixed emotions when discussing...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Red Wings: Joakim Andersson signs 2-year deal with Swedish club Örebro

Joakim Andersson will certainly not be a member of the Red Wings next season, in fact he’s entirely out of the NHL altogether. The 27-year old veteran forward signed a two-year deal with Örebro of the Swedish Hockey League according to his new team. Nyförvärvet Joakim Andersson: ”Vill hjälpa Örebro ta nästa steg” —...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago

Derby 2016: Undefeated Nyquist headlines Kentucky Derby

A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist. The colt named for Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist is looking like a worthy successor to a sport eager to retain the new fans it gained during American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Nyquist was last...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: 3 things to address this offseason

The Detroit Red Wings saw their season end fast and quiet in a five game series defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the postseason. This was the third consecutive first round exit for the Red Wings, and the fourth such exit in the last five seasons. Detroit was outmatched in nearly every positional battle, and it was glaringly obvious that the Red Wings have some...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s the start of a new era for the Detroit Red Wings

On April 21st, the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The defeat didn’t just end their 2015-2016 season, it also marked the end of an era for the franchise. Game 4 of the first round series marked the last game the franchise will play at their beloved Joe Louis arena. The arena housed the Wings for 37 years including...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins put two goals through the net in sweep of Milwaukee Admirals

The Grand Rapids Griffins (the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate) continued their strange season by eliminating the Milwaukee Admirals in a first-round playoff matchup. What was strange here wasn’t so much the result, but how it happened, as not one but two Griffins goals were put straight through the net. What was so crazy was it took just 1:34 of the second period for both of...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Tampa Bay Lightning so dangerous?

Just like that, the Tampa Bay Lightning have ended Detroit’s season and are moving on to the Conference Semifinals. They will wait to see which team they will battle with next. With the series tied at two, there is very little certainty as to whether the Lightning will play their in-state rival Florida Panthers or enter the shadows of the New York City lights and take on the Islanders...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Callahan bulldozes Pavel Datsyuk

It’s not too often you see Pavel Datsyuk knocked off his skates. It’s an even rarer sight to see him caught with his head down and bulldozed in open ice. Ryan Callahan caught the Red Wings forward with a huge hit. Datsyuk has mentioned he plans on leaving the NHL after this season and this hit from Callahan may be one of his final parting gifts.
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Boyle taunts Red Wings' Abdelkader with chicken dance (VIDEO)

Things once again got a little chippy at the end of the third game of the first round Eastern Conference playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lighting. And after Tampa Bay's Game 2 win on Friday and Detroit's Game 3 win on Sunday night both ended in fisticuffs, the third game didn't disappoint either.Well ...  sort of. Game 2 ended with Red Wings forward...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning, Red Wings end another game with a brawl

I might be stating the obvious here, but I don’t think the Lightning and Red Wings like each other very much. The two teams ended Game 2 with major hostilities, and as the final horn sounded on the Wings’ 2-0 Game 3 win in Detroit on Sunday night, the teams commenced with more message sending as skirmishes broke out by both benches after Henrik Zetterberg got run: Justin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Game 3 a must-win

A team is never in trouble in a seven game series until it loses at home. Detroit Red Wings fans can take solace in that adage. However, that slightly increased comfort level will not resonate with too many Wings fans as it doesn’t change the fact that Sunday’s Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning is a must-win. To put the importance of Game 3 in perspective, teams that win...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the seven Detroit Red Wings whose numbers have been retired

Can you name the seven players in Detroit Red Wings franchise history who have had their numbers retired? Clue: Number: Years Active * Denotes a non-consecutive stretch of playing time with the team Note: Wayne Gretzky's 99 has been retired league wide and is not noted here.
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At Datsyuk's Impact In Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings have not missed the playoffs in 25 years, and this season, the team had even more motivation to continue their streak. Pavel Datsyuk recently announced that he plans to return to Russia this summer. Although he will play hockey in the KHL, his departure from the NHL will leave a huge void in Detroit, a place where he has enjoyed a long and successful career...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royal Oak (MI Fire Department helps locked out Tomas Tatar get into home

Red Wings winger Tomas Tatar had the good fortune of having a quality fire department nearby as they helped Tatar get back into his house after he locked himself out.  The Royal Oak Professional Firefighters Local 431 added three photos to their Facebook page to document the event.  In return for the firefighters’ help, Tatar gifted them a signed jersey. I’ll vouch for the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk is heading back to Russia

The next generation of the winged wheel is about to take over. The Detroit Free Press today broke news about the impending departure of Pavel Datsyuk. The news that he is going back to Russia shouldn’t surprise anyone, as it seems like the rumors have been hovering around every time his contract is up. What should surprise Red Wings fans is the fact that he decided to announce...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards had a helluva time trying to pronounce ‘Athanasiou’

Thursday night, Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards was reminded of a valuable life lesson for anyone covering a sporting event. Always give the pronunciation guide in the team notes a once-over to make sure there aren’t any names you’re going to get tripped up on. The Bruins took on the Detroit Red Wings Thursday and as soon as Detroit center Andreas Athanasiou...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fan tosses octopus on Boston (Video)

A Detroit Red Wings fan tossed an octopus onto the ice at the TD Center during the third period of Thursday night's road game at Boston.The Red Wings were losing 5-1 to the Bruins during a timeout in the action with 8:20 remaining in the game, so this fan probably gave up on any hope that his team could pull out a victory. This wouldn't seem like an ideal opportunity to throw an...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers zing The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun for cheering on Red Wings

Be warned: rooting for an opposing team will have the Philadelphia Flyers rooting for your death. Well, somewhat. After actor and noted Detroit Red Wings fan Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the hit AMC TV show “The Walking Dead,” expressed support for his team on Twitter, the Flyers, who play the Red Wings on Wednesday night, hit him with the following haymaker: @steveyeun Let’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rookie Anthony Mantha makes his grandpa cry with first goal

Red Wings rookie forward Anthony Mantha is one of the more talented prospects in the NHL. He was called up from AHL Grand Rapids to provide some spark to the Wings in their playoff chase as they’ve lost their grip on a playoff spot with the Flyers charging from behind. When any player scores their first NHL goal, it’s a moment worth crying over. Apparently for Mantha that was...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose Niklas Kronwall for 1-3 weeks with a knee sprain

The Red Wings will be without veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall (for at least a little while) as they make a push for their 25th consecutive playoff appearance. According GM Ken Holland (via Ansar Khan of, Kronwall will be shelved for the next one to three weeks after an MRI revealed a sprained knee suffered during the Red Wings’ 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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