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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
9 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Daniel Alfredsson ready to hang up his skates?

The Red Wings welcome the Ottawa Senators Monday night, but an upcoming announcement might overshadow the game. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that Daniel Alfredsson, who spent the first 17 years of his NHL career with the Senators, plans to retire. The Wings had left the door open for Alfredsson to return if he could overcome the back injury that cost him time last season and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alfredsson to Announce Retirement on Monday?

The uncertainty over Daniel Alfredsson’s playing status has dogged him since training camp when he experienced a setback that kept him off the ice. Without a contract in place, Alfredsson and the Red Wings agreed that it would be in both parties’ best interests if Alfredsson continued to rest and recuperate. Having already missed chunks of 2013-14 season to the same injury, the...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rumors: Alfredsson not returning

It looks like Daniel Alfredsson will call it a career, as reports suggest he won't return  to the Red Wings. #485534429 / Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Alfredsson's back issues haven't subsided, and he won't return to play this season. The Red Wings are aware of the situation even though they haven't heard from Alfredsson directly.Alfredsson has played...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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 / According 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Sweet dreams for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock

If you've ever wondered what hockey coaches like Mike Babcock dream about at night, take a look at the game summary after Tuesday's victory at Columbus. His Red Wings played a near-flawless game, winning 5-0. But the score barely begins to tell the whole story. This victory came on the road. After a clunker at home Sunday against Montreal. Without their best player, again...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-0 loss to Detroit

One: Your hometown boys weren't as aggressive in the forecheck department as the Red Wings were early in the game. They were buzzing around Detroit's Jimmy Howard, but unable to convert anything in the first period. It wasn't intentional as he was pushed, but Boone Jenner's goal was disallowed for a distinct kicking motion. Just my two cents, but it had shades of Manny Malhotra's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 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...
5 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
5 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...
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban’s Goal Deflects Off Thigh Of Red Wings’ Kyle Quincey (Video)

The box score gave Andrei Markov the primary assist on P.K. Subban’s goal Sunday, but it should really be credited to Kyle Quincey’s inner thigh. The Montreal Canadiens took a two-goal lead over the Detroit Red Wings in an unusual way at Joe Louis Arena. At 8:36 of the second period, Subban fired a slapshot from the point that deflected off Quincey’s leg, bounced off the ice...
6 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...
7 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...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: In Howard we trust

The Detroit Red Wings have been blessed with great goaltenders over the past two decades. Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon, and Dominik Hasek come to mind right away. I like to call them the… The Golden Generation Chris Osgood is most memorable for his longevity. He ranks 2nd all-time in franchise history as a goaltender in games played, shutouts, and wins. Beating him out in every...
8 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
10 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
13 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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