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Detroit needs a defenceman, who will it be?

This past week it was confirmed that the Detroit Red Wings are actively looking to add a defenceman before the March 2 trade deadline. In mid-February the team inquired about getting Cody Franson from Toronto, however they were unwilling to trade first-round pick for him. Consequently the Red Wings’ focus has shifted and continues to […] The post Detroit needs a defenceman, who...
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Tomas Tatar lifts Red Wings past Predators, 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Brendan Smith...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Darren Helm leaves game with upper-body injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Detroit center Darren Helm left the Red Wings' game Saturday against the Nashville Predators with an upper-body injury. The team said he would not return to the game. Helm played just five shifts, accumulating 2:41 of ice time. He has played in all 61 of Detroit's games this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 16 assists.
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings trade rumors: Jeff Petry edition

With the trade deadline right around the corner on March 2nd, the Detroit Red Wings have some choices to make as far as trades that can improve their team in order to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings currently find themselves with a 34-15-11 overall record.  That’s good for 3rd in Atlantic Division.  However, with recent injuries and a tough schedule this...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Struggling to defeat elite goaltenders?

This was supposed to be another rebuilding season, but the Detroit Red Wings (34-15-11) have quietly put together another successful regular season. As of Friday, the Red Wings have the NHL’s best power play (25.1 percent), sixth best in goals against per game (2.45) and seventh best in goals scored per game (2.88). They currently occupy the third spot in the Atlantic Division...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen’s return still in question

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen knows only one way to play the game of hockey and that is a very physical, in your face style. While he is an accomplished offensive threat, his game is grinding, banging and hitting anything that gets in his way. Unfortunately, playing that rugged style makes injuries a common occurrence, […] The post Johan Franzen’s return still in question...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NHL trade deadline is coming Red Wings Fans, Who do you want?

The minutes and seconds are counting down to the March 2nd, 3 pm trade deadline and the Detroit Red Wings are a real threat to be Stanley Cup Contenders. Detroit is pretty stocked with young talent and they have young NHL ready talent on the roster making big time impacts now.Also Detroit has guys in waiting like Larkin, Mantha, Pulkkinen, and Sproul who are stuck in the minors...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former players ready to lace up the skates in Nashville vs. Detroit Alumni Game

On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings make their lone appearance of the season in the Music City. Bridgestone Arena is sure to be filled to the brim as the first place Predators go head-to-head with their former Central Division rivals and hope to add to their league-leading record. While nothing can top a matchup between these two elite NHL teams, there will be an added bonus for the...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Red Wings the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Henrik...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Be Critical Of Jimmy Howard in Regulation, But Blame NHL for Shootouts

Maybe I’m simply a hockey purist, but in the old days, there was something to be said about a good, old-fashioned regular season tie. After laying it on the line for three periods and overtime, both teams got to feel like they came away with something. In plenty of battles, it’s was the only just way to decide a tough game. Giving both teams something to feel good about following...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 19 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Darren Helm

@chrismeaney Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Dwight King Only eight teams play four games during Week 19 of the Fantasy Hockey season and only three weeks left until the puck drops on playoffs. At this time of the year, it’s important to get the most out of your moves, and that means use all of them! Unless you’re totally satisfied with your squad and don’t feel the need to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fan hilariously taunted Stars fan after OT win (VIDEO)

If you missed Saturday’s Red Wings-Stars tilt, you missed one of the better hockey games of the year.  The Wings were down 4-2 entering the third period and 6-4 with seven and a half left.  Pavel Datsyuk scored with just under two minutes to send it to overtime. You also missed one of the better taunting jobs of the hockey season – and it came from a visiting Red Wings fan...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Henrik Zetterberg suffers head injury after sucker punch from Jamie Benn

Red Wings captain left Saturday night’s 7-6 OT victory over the Stars after a sucker punch from Dallas’ Jamie Benn. According to Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Zetterberg will still travel with the team to Anaheim and be reevaluated today. His status against the Ducks Monday night is still undetermined. Ken Holland said...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings trade deadline: Who could get traded?

The NHL trade deadline on March 2 has a lot to live up to after what happened Thursday in the NBA. For Detroit’s sake, I hope Stan Van Gundy has given the city what they wanted and filled their trade desires because I think the Red Wings are better off not making a trade at the deadline. However, if General Manager Ken Holland does decide to pull the trigger – preferable for...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings recall Kindl after Quincey leaves practice with injury

Halfway through what was to be a four-game conditioning stint in Grand Rapids, defenseman Jakub Kindl will rejoin the Red Wings to fill in for Kyle Quincey, who is nursing a nagging lower-body injury. The Wings play at Dallas on Saturday, and Quincey's availability is questionable. He left Friday's practice early. Kindl had one goal in two games with the Griffins. He hasn't played...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar Spoiled Corey Crawford’s Night With These Sick Shootout Goals

The first installment of this week’s Wednesday Night Rivalry featured the Red Wings visiting the Blackhawks in Chicago, where their tightly-contested Original Six matchup went to a shootout to decide a winner. Detroit’s highly talented young guns Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar came up big with some absolutely sick moves to beat ‘Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford. Following...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Tatar was a deke machine on this shootout goal (VIDEO)

Tomas Tatar went forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand and bac forehand right up until Corey Crawford fell asleep before he buried the puck for the third Red Wings goal in Wednesday’s shootout.  Just like counterpart Patrick Kane drew it up. The Red Wings beat the Blackhawks 3-2. Here’s Tatar’s nifty little maneuver. And in slow...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Unforgettable Moments in Blackhawks/Red Wings History

The Blackhawks-Red Wings matchup was once a must-see game, and it may still have that shine, but there’s no doubt that it has lost a little bit of its’ luster over the years. Tonight marks the one night of the regular season that the Chicago Blackhawks will square off against the Detroit Red Wings, and it should be a good one. Both teams sit third in their respected divisions...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Epic Blackhawks Commercial Keeps “Detroit Sucks” Tradition Alive

Tonight is the night that many people have been waiting for- when the Detroit Dead Wings *cough* excuse me… Red Wings come to the United Center for the only meeting with the Blackhawks this regular season. A lot of hockey fans may believe that the Hawks/ Red Wings matchup is no longer the heated rivalry that it once was, and that may be true since the Wings have whined their way...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings call up RW Pulkkinen, send down G Mrazek

  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled right wing Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned goalie Petr Mrazek to the minor league team. Detroit announced the moves Tuesday. The 23-year-old Pulkkinen has 30 goals and 27 assists in 44 games for Grand Rapids this season. He's also played six games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring his first NHL goal Jan. 20 against...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings reassign Mrazek to Grand Rapids, recall Pulkkinen

On the eve of their most challenging road trip of the season, the Red Wings assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids and recalled right wing Teemu Pulkkinen. Returning Mrazek to the Griffins was expected, since both Jimmy Howard and backup Jonas Gustavsson are healthy again after lengthy absences from injury. Pulkkinen's recall was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Franzen return still unknown after most recent concussion

It doesn’t sound like Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will be suiting up for the Wings anytime soon. According to Ken Holland, Franzen, who suffered concussion symptoms the day after a blindside hit from Edmonton’s Rob Klinkhammer back on Jan. 6, still hasn’t been cleared to resume on-ice activities by team doctors. It also doesn’t appear as though getting cleared isn’t...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings assign Kindl to Griffins for conditioning

Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl, out since suffering an elbow injury on Dec. 27, has been loaned to Grand Rapids of American Hockey League for conditioning. The Sumperk, Czech Republic native had appeared in 28 games for Detroit this season, scoring two goals among nine points with 14 penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating. He was second among Wings defenseman with seven points on...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

As Trade Deadline Crawls Closer, Detroit Red Wings Cannot Sit Idle in Pursuit of Defenseman

The Detroit Red Wings have vastly exceeded expectations this season, blasting off to a quick start and remaining one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference throughout most of the season. For the first time since 2009, the Red Wings look to have a team capable of contending for a deep run for the Stanley Cup. They’ve got a quality mix of young talent and established stars...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings goaltending depth is an opportunity

The Detroit Red Wings have three goaltenders that are all capable of starting for any team in the National Hockey League, which means some tough decisions need to be made soon. Jimmy Howard is back and is ready to play after missing nearly a month. Howard injured his groin on January 10, early in the […] The post Red Wings goaltending depth is an opportunity appeared first on Along the Boards.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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