Found April 09, 2013 on
Nightmare on Helm Street:
Well doesn't this just brighten your day:
Mike Bancock said Darren Helm won't play hockey again this season. #RedWings— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 9, 2013
Pretty much means that making the playoffs are the only goal now.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Aside from prospect-related news, Tuesday was not a super fun "off-day" for Red Wings fans. The team announced that Darren Helm would continue skating but the team's no longer expecting him to return from what we've learned is a "slight tear" in one of his discs, and it is entirely possible that we'll hear similar news about Todd Bertuzzi soon.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on WDFN's Matt Sheppard show this morning, and Holland spoke at length to Sean Baligian about his team's playoff chances, their trade deadline philosophy about about essentially rebuilding on the fly.
WDFN's Twitter account posted some highlights from the interview: Continue reading "Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks to WDFN’s...
Amongst this morning/early afternoon's Red Wings-related news:
The Wings had recalled Riley Sheahan on an "emergency" basis as the team feared that Henrik Zetterberg (groin) might not be able to play during Sunday's 1-0 loss to St. Louis, so the press release the Wings sent out to their email list on Monday offered no surprise:
RED WINGS REASSIGN RILEY SHEAHAN...
A quick check of the schedule and standings should tell fans of the Detroit Red Wings everything they need to know about the last few weeks of the shortened regular season, but is the team paying attention?
Detroit currently holds eighth place. They’re three points clear of the Phoenix Coyotes and four points clear of the Dallas Stars, a team which essentially gave up the season...
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
Another Trade Deadline has come and gone.
While the Detroit Red Wings moved their first round pick for defenseman Kyle Quincey last season, the past several seasons have been relatively quiet for the organization. This season, Detroit made no deals before the 3 pm deadline on Wednesday, though the team did sign highly sought after college defenseman...
By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ,
The Red Wings and Blackhawks get together Friday night in Chicago and tickets are currently averaging $410, making this the most expensive Hawks-Wings tilt this season, according to TiqIQ. Normally, tickets to see the Blackhawks at the United Center average $265/seat, making this matchup is 55% more expensive than the team’s home average. Get...
From the Red Wings' PR department:
RED WINGS TO HOST FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK ON THURSDAY
… Fans who Donate Could Win an Autographed Jimmy Howard Puck and Photo …
Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings will host a canned food drive to assist in the fight against hunger with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The canned...
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
It was widely agreed (okay, we suggested it) that the Red Wings would be the only attraction for HBO’s cameras in the four-part run-up to the game. Detroit in the postseason every year for two decades. Pavel Datsyuk. Henrik Zetterberg. Mike Babcock. Gordie Howe. The octopus.
Toronto? They haven’t lifted the Stanley Cup since...
For a team that set an NHL record for consecutive home victories last season, the Detroit Red Wings' recent substandard play at Joe Louis Arena has been extremely uncharacteristic.
That may need to change if they plan on extending their 21-season playoff streak.
Detroit looks to get back on track Thursday night when it hosts the San Jose Sharks, who have had their share of...
It's called scoreboard watching or in my case, actually watching the games.
Many of you know I am a Red Wings fan but don't touch on it much in the KK Hockey section since that area is for all things hockey.
But I am experiencing something quite different than in years past and that is being worried about the Wings making the playoffs.
To make this short, I am now in...
I'm sticking with Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels on this one. The reason I lost my temper after the Wings-Blues game, and the reasons that Wings fans have been so frustrated while watching their favorite team continue to consistently drop "must-win games" down the stretch, all boil down to 55.
During an 82-game season, teams tend to earn playoff spots if they...