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Detroit Red Wings
A few hours before his team took the ice on Saturday against the Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock made a telling statement.
"Right now, their lineup probably is deeper than our lineup,'' he said.
That's not supposed to happen to the Red Wings, who annually rank among NHL's highest in payroll and has represented the gold standard in the league over the last 15 years, winning four Stanley Cups. That's especially true when measured against an opponent that ranks in the bottom five in payroll, even if it's one of the league's more competitive and well managed franchises.
Injuries can strike any team and lately they have taken a heavy toll on the mighty Red Wings' descent. Just a few weeks ago, Detroit was celebrating the longest home winning streak in NHL history and held the top overall record in the league.
Entering Wednesdays game at Anaheim, Detroit has lost four out of five and is 3-6-1 over its last 10, falling to t...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nicklas Lidstrom and the Red Wings are in uncharted territory.
When Lidstrom missed his seventh consecutive game Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings because of a deep bone bruise in his right ankle, it set an unfortunate new career high for most consecutive games missed.
The worst part of it is, Lidstrom doesn't seem to be improving. Once the swelling...
Thought MLive’s Ansar Khan’s report about Nicklas Lidstrom being shut down for the weekend was bad? Well it’s not exactly shocking news that the Free Press’s Helene St. James reports that Lidstrom will head back to Detroit, but here comes the crapola: Joey MacDonald tweaked his back, sooo…per St. James...
While the rest of the team flew from Los Angeles to San Jose, where...
When a team loses a star player such as the Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk, winning games in a very competitive Western Conference gets that much tougher. When that injury is compounded by a slew of others, winning becomes nearly impossible.
Winning without the services of many key players is exactly the task that the Red Wings will face for at least the immediate future.
The postman delivered nirvana to my front door on Saturday in the form of two issues of THE HOCKEY NEWS.
"Future Watch 2012" and "The NHLs Top 50 as Selected by the Players" are a must for any hockey fan. I look forward to these issues each year because theyre informative and stir debate.
In the Top 50 issue, THN asks five players from each of the 30 teams...
The Detroit Red Wings have earned just two points in their last five games. As a result, they have fallen out of the Central Division lead and the potential No. 1 overall seed in the Western Conference.Can they get back on track before it is too late? Tonight’s game at Anaheim presents another massive challenge.The Red Wings just didn’t have it Tuesday night during their 5-2...
The Detroit Red Wings remain without the services of Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Ericsson, Jakub Kindl and Nicklas Lidstrom, and probably Todd Bertuzzi, as they face off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight (10:30 PM EDT, FSD/Fox Sports West/97.1 FM—and if you’re in LA, the Wings are holding a meet-up at Los Angeles’s Coney Dog restaurant), and they’re heading into a stretch...
As we wait for news from the Red Wings’ morning skate ahead of tonight’s game against the Ducks (10 PM EDT, FSD/FS West/97.1 FM), some off-day chatter merits noting:
• As previously mentioned, the Hockey News’s poll of 150 NHL’ers yielded 3 Wings players listed among the top 50 in the NHL: Henrik Zetterberg was named the 20th-best player, Nicklas Lidstrom was named the...
The Detroit Red Wings may be playing with Todd Bertuzzi, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom and a pair of defensemen who are missed more than we might think in Jonathan Ericsson and Jakub Kindl, and their absences played no small part in Detroit’s 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night…
But there are no excuses for the Red Wings having given up 4 shorthanded goals over...
Detroit needs a W tonight because it looks like Chicago isn't going to give us much help against the Blues. And to get ready for this battle, Josh has put a little extra effort in to his poster for the game tonight. Here's the man himself:Jimmy's the boss. No matter what happens tonight, we still love him. However, with that said, we need Jimmy to play strong...
Similarities exist between this season and the cup winning 2008 season and those similarities have most of us convinced that the Wings are still the team to beat this year. However, there are some key differences. We'll explore those, then I'll let you decide how much whiskey to add to your glass.Jump to start the exploration:
Okay, so it's late in the season and Lidstrom...
Red Wings got completely smoked tonight. A good first period wasn't enough, obviously. I can't think of anything good to say and if you saw this game, you understand why. If you didn't see the game, I'll let this clip from Team America be your official recap:[youtube]iKqGXeX9LhQ[/youtube]
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In the words of Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, “I know this music.” And the music Mr. Zorg speaks of in The Fifth Element best represents the Red Wings’ 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, representing the Wings’ fifth loss in seven March games:
It’s the sound of senseless, useless and ultimately futile combat in the film, and for the Red Wings, who have gone 3-8...
First, Lidstrom was day to day. It sounded like a minor injury, a bad bruise and some swelling. But they were playing the Blue Jackets and hell, the Wings could afford to give their entire time the night off for that game. Then it went through the next weekend and I thought, hey, give TPH a little rest before the playoffs. Brilliant move Babbles and company...