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This 2013-14 NHL Season Preview features the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wings came within one shot of eliminating both the first and second seeds in the Western Conference in consecutive series last season. After beating Anaheim in a thrilling 7 game series, they had Chicago on the ropes, leading their second round series 3-1, and lost in overtime of game 7.
Amazingly, last season was the first time they’ve posted a winning percentage below .600 since 1998-99.
As Detroit always does however, they contended despite the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom and losing Brad Stuart to free agency.
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What went right in 2012-13
Despite turning 34 last year, Pavel Datsyuk was as electrifying as ever, leading his club with 49 points and a +21 in 47 games. He also played more than 20 minutes per game, shutting down every team’s top players on a nightly basis in the process.
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Amongst today's Red Wings-related stories, before I pack the car and head up to Traverse City, anyway:
18-plus is a crowd:
The #RedWings are back on the ice today with @Trto90 and @bssmith7 making it 18 players participating in the informal skate.
— The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) September 4, 2013
Prepare to exhale, Wings fans:
Tomas Tatar one of the...
DETROIT -- Many more familiar faces began arriving in Detroit on Tuesday as the Red Wings continue to hold informal practice sessions at Joe Louis Arena.
Seventeen Red Wings players from last seasons team were in attendance, but it was another new guy who grabbed all the attention.
Former Florida Panthers forward and one-time Plymouth Whalers star Stephen Weiss seemed extremely...
As September begins and the Red Wings prepare for the prospect tournament (which begins on Thursday in Traverse City) and their main training camp (from Thursday, September 12th to Tuesday, September 17th), there's a fly in the ointment in terms of the Wings' status as over the cap by about $638,000 (per Capgeek) and over the 23-man roster limit by 2 players.
If the Wings...
The Detroit Red Wings' community relations department posits a press release noting the start of the Wings' "school assembly program" starting tomorrow:
DETROIT RED WINGS FOUNDATION KICKS OFF THIRD YEAR OF THE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM WITH DEFENSEMAN BRENDAN SMITH THIS WEDNESDAY
... Wings School Assembly Program set to Make 115 Visits During 2013-14 Season...
This seems to be a familiar result given Pavel Datsyuk's win over Pavel Datsyuk for TSN's Play of the Year title...
Well our @Flagstar Top Plays Showdown Finals is Datsyuk and...Datsyuk. Vote now for which magical play was the best! http://t.co/V9RFAp1r2a
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 2, 2013
Which Datsyuk goals made the cut? Let's...
Today's Red Wings-related stories mostly involve "tidbits," but I did find something of a tale of two prospects who are taking part in the Red Wings' main camp and prospect tournament, respectively, on what is a bit of a "slow day."
Grand Rapids Griffins forward Landon Ferraro is making a 2,260-mile trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to Grand Rapids...
A few weeks ago, George Malik referenced a story on the status of Damien Brunner's search for a deal with an NHL team.
As of today, not a whole lot apparently has changed.
I asked Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy, for an update this morning.
"We are being patient, and Damien is wide open to any team at this point," Sheehy said.
Brunner is reportedly looking...
This is a little different: under the last CBA, the NHL prohibited players who'd skated in professional hockey leagues outside of North America after the start of the NHL season to sign with teams without clearing waivers first. This year, the regular season begins early--on Tuesday, October 1st--but the Swiss National A League's regular season begins on September 12th.....
This story isn't Red Wings-related per se, but NHL.com's Mike G. Morreale gave the Red Wings' prospect tournament quite set of plugs and praises, and given that the lockout
[T]here's a good chance fans in attendance might catch a glimpse of a future Calder Trophy winner as the NHL's rookie of the year. It happened in 2010 when Carolina Hurricanes forward...
The Red Wings' players have been skating informally at Joe Louis Arena for almost two weeks now, but the day after Labor Day is generally the "official" start of "unofficial" and "informal" skates that happen to be watched by the Red Wings' coaches and management (they're not allowed to interact with the players on the ice until next Thursday...
Today marks the start of a very, very busy sixteen-day stretch for me, and while tomorrow's 230-mile drive's always an adventure, as the mom likes to say, "Packing is purgatory" (can you tell that my anxiety disorder's doing somersaults?).
The Red Wings' players will skate at Joe Louis Arena as informal practices slowly but surely increase in both intensity...
Amongst today's Red Wings-related stories:
The Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau finally received the go-ahead to publish the New York Rangers' prospect tournament roster, rounding out the eight teams involved, including the Red Wings (and their try-outs), the Blues, Wild, Stars, Sabres, Hurricanes and Blue Jackets. The prospect tournament starts on Thursday, September...
I arrived in Traverse City relatively safely a little earlier this evening, though I can't say the same for the windshield on my Pacifica, which now sports a 4-inch battle scar when it lost a battle with a pebble near Flint. I'm here, I'm unpacked, and I'm...
Overwhelmed. Continue reading "Red Wings early overnight report: on making it up as I go along and...
Just landed back in Detroit! Hard work is ahead!!!
— Pavel Datsyuk (@Datsyuk13) September 4, 2013