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Notes: Franzen set to return Friday

DETROIT -- The Red Wings will get one of their top offensive players back for Friday's game. Johan Franzen, who missed Tuesday's shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets because of illness, practiced with the team Thursday and said he should be good to go. Franzen said he's not felt well for a while. "I've been battling stuff the last few weeks," Franzen said. "Enough was enough...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (12/16/14) @ Detroit Red Wings

Lucky number seven for the Jackets. They come out ahead of the Red Wings in a shootout 1-0. Lets take a look at the game that was. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: Jeremy Morin While many people on our staff panned the Erixon-Morin deal, Morin showed his worth tonight. In 12:50 of ice time, he was able to get two SOG and four hits. In twenty even strength...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 1-0 SO victory over Detroit

One: It took almost half the first period to get any sustained pressure in the Detroit zone. Their lone power play was stop-start and unable to get a cycle going. All in all, it was a less than stellar twenty minutes of hockey by both teams. Two: They got their hard-hitting game on and started to slow Detroit down slightly. Bobrovsky is in fine form and channeling his inner brick...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Goalies Get Holiday Helmets (Photo)

Seems like Christmas came a bit early this year for these goalies. Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek must’ve been on the nice list this year. Their helmets are pretty awesome and very detailed. If you’re like us, you’re wondering if these will be available for fans to buy. They’re super cool! [NIS] The post Detroit Red Wings Goalies Get Holiday Helmets (Photo) appeared first...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Abdelkader to return to Wings' lineup Tuesday

DETROIT -- Before he was injured, Red Wings' forward Justin Abdelkader was perhaps the team's best forward, certainly he was Detroit's most versatile. In 24 games played, the former MSU Spartan had 15 points, notching seven goals with eight assists and was a plus-6, but most impressive was that whatever role coach Mike Babcock needed to plug him into, he responded extremely well...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Wings' Howard thoroughly enjoying rebound season

The fun is back, for Jimmy Howard. And that makes all the difference. That and a healthy body. With all the preoccupation over letting a few precious points slip away in the NHL's game-ending skills competition, one important overlooked factor in this remarkably good season the Red Wings are having to date is the consistent excellence in goal. Especially by Howard, the workhorse...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings – Battling the Mumps outbreak in full swing

With the Red Wings off to a terrific start at 17-7-7, Wings fans have plenty to be happy about this time of year.  Their team is off to one of the best starts in recent memory and currently hold the best record in the Atlantic Division.  However, the Red Wings have yet another opponent to battle this year, but it’s not in the NHL.  This battle is against mumps. So far, 14 players...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Goalies Get Festive With Awesome Holiday Masks

Both Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek, goaltenders for the Detroit Red Wings, have decided to get into the holiday spirit by commissioning new goalie masks that they’ll use for the next few weeks. Ray Bishop – the artist who does regular work for both netminders – created the new masks, each with their own unique Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Red Wings score identicial goals 11 years apart

This will blow your mind. These two goals from the Red Wings occurred 11 years apart, but are identical even down to the advertising on the boards. The GIF on the left is Pavel Datsyuk scoring on Roberto Luongo 11 years ago. The GIF on the right is Gustav Nyquist scoring the exact same goal on Luongo 11 years later. It’s amazing how similar these two shots are, even down to the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: The Case for Anthony Mantha

There is a breath of fresh air floating around Hockeytown these days. The Red Wings are finally winning again, all the talented prospects we have heard about for years are showing off their potential. The future of the Detroit Red Wings looks very bright. Talented newcomers such as Gustav “The Goose’ Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan are propelling the Wings...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Shootout woes resurface

After winning nine out of their past eleven games the Detroit Red Wings (17-7-7) have slipped up and dropped their last three games. This ties the Red Wings’ longest losing streak of the season and marks the first time all year they have gone a full week (Monday through Sunday) without winning a game. However, the sky isn’t falling just yet. Tampa Bay lost 4-2 Saturday night...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada Leads CIS 3-0 After First Period

The game started off on a scary note for the Canadians. Just four minutes in, Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts, who looked strong in limited minutes on Saturday night, got hit from behind by Ryerson star Domenic Alberga. The hit didn’t look malicious due to the fact that Hicketts had already lost his footing, but Alberga would sit off for boarding. Fortunately for Canada...
Via The Hockey House
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings put Abdelkader on IR, call up Ouellet from AHL

  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list. Abdelkader's move on Thursday is retroactive to Nov. 30, when he left a game against Vancouver with a shoulder injury. The 21-year-old Ouellet has played five games with the Red Wings this season. He earned his first NHL...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way out, the news came as a surprise...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Play of the Night: James van Riemsdyk

The man they call JVR made one beauty of a play last night and is getting our Play of the Night! With Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson draped all over his back, James van Riemsdyk made the perfect pass over to Phil Kessel who tapped it past Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. Take a look! The post Play of the Night: James van Riemsdyk appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Kindl’s girlfriend, Aferdita Dreshaj, ain’t bad (GALLERY)

Aferdita Dreshaj, the girlfriend of Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl, is a model, singer, a top 16 finisher in the 2011 Miss Universe competition.  Dreshaj takes a wicked selfie and is the owner of a pretty fun first name.  She’s 28, Albanian, hates snow and is a poor woman’s Shakira in the music realm. She stands six-feet tall, three inches shorter than Kindl.  Playing professional...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock close to signing extension with Red Wings

For months now, rumors had been swirling regarding the fate of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Backcock. Would he re-sign? Would he leave to take another NHL job? Would he head off to the University of Michigan? You name the rumor and it probably involved Babcock. Well all of that can seemingly be put […] The post Mike Babcock close to signing extension with Red Wings appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings players take kids for holiday shopping spree

Twitter Detroit Red Wings players Danny DeKeyser and Luke Glendening took 20 Metro Detroit kids on a holiday shopping spree Tuesday.  The kids met them at the Meijer in Northville, Michigan and were given $125 to buy whatever they wanted. Through his Hometown Heroes foundation, DeKeyser took ten children of military members. Glendening brought ten children with Down syndrome...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Helm goal in 3rd caps Red Wings rally in win over Rangers

  Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory. Helm's wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and capped a three-goal comeback that lifted the Red Wings to their second straight win. Jimmy Howard had 27 saves. Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Tatar’s girlfriend Lucia Slaninkova is decent

Red Wings young gun Tomas Tatar has scored some rather impressive goals in his brief NHL career, but no score is bigger than Tatar’s girlfriend Lucia Slaninkova.  This chick knows where the camera is and does solid work when she spots it. Tatar and Miss Lucia have been out and about in Detroit, attending a few Tiger games, Somerset Mall and wherever else that will accept their...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview With Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is off to the best offensive start of his career.  The 27-year-old left-wing had seven goals and eight assists through 24 games before injuring his shoulder last week during a contest against the New Jersey Devils. It should not come as a surprise that Abdelkader finished the game. He played over 20 minutes on the Red Wings top-line with...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader hurt with a shoulder injury

It wasn’t all good for the Red Wings today during their 5-3 win over the Canucks. During the second period, forward Justin Abdelkader suffered a should injury after a big hit from Vancouver’s Luca Sbis. Babcock said Abdelkader hurt his shoulder. Not significant. Day to day. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 30, 2014 The play itself is hard to see in the video below...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 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
27 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...
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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