Found September 09, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f91353814.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d092a8ba445202ef06201ac9ad6dcb1316ef7a9065df5dd9fe's Bill Roose engaged in a long conversation with retired Wing Nicklas Lidstrom, and penned a fantastic article in which Lidstrom discusses his participation in the Winter Classic's preceding alumni games... “I will be part of that game,” Lidstrom said early last month in a phone interview from his home in Sweden. “I’m really looking forward to the Winter Classic and being a part of something like that again, and to play with some of my former teammates when I played back in 90s and early 2000s. It’ll be exciting. I’m looking forward to the big game too when the Wings and the Leafs lace them up. I’m excited for the opportunity to play again.” His number retirement ceremony on March 6th at the Joe (when the Wings host the Avs)... Continue reading "Bill Roose engages in a wide-ranging conversation with retired Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom"

How bright does the Red Wings future look?

The Detroit Red Wings have been one, if not the best, NHL team for the past 20 years. But will that continue with the Wings moving east and some of its main core of players 30 and above in age? I would say yes for a couple of reasons, in my opinion the move to the eastern conference will help the Wings Tremendously. In a lockout shortened season the Wings finished with 56 points...

Helm suffers another setback

DETROIT -- Just when it appears youre on the road to recovery, you suffer yet another setback, which further delays your return to the ice. Welcome to the life of Red Wings forward Darren Helm. Helm left the ice early on Friday because something didnt feel right, and on Saturday he found out he strained his groin and is listed as day-to-day. It is almost kind of comical the...

Detroit Red Wings: Greatest strengths

Recently I described the Detroit Red Wings greatest weaknesses they will need to overcome this season. So it’s only fair to look at the other end of the spectrum and analyze their strengths as well. The Magic Man Pavel Datsyuk, best player in the NHL? (Photo Credit: Dave Reginek / Getty Images) Pavel Datsyuk, do I really have to explain this one? He is the Russian magician, the...

All The Dan Cleary Talk

A lot of head scratching going on over the Flyers and Dan Cleary reaching an agreement on a contract which will pay Cleary $8.25M over 3 years plus a No-Trade Clause. The Malik Report has reaction to the signing and hockey fans voice their opinion at HFBoards. My reaction?  Cleary has been a warrior for the Red Wings but injuries over the last few years were an issue for him...

All That Has Transpired: Detroit Red Wings

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Detroit Red Wings. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy)   Detroit Red Wings 2013 Season: 24-16-8, 56 pts (3rd Central Division, 7th Western Conference) Daniel Alredsson’s decision to leave Ottawa for Motown was one of the...

Red Wings Need To Make Some Moves

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Red Wings have 25 NHL players, two over the roster limit. That includes 16 forwards, two more than they intend to carry. They are $637,000 over the salary cap. Here is a look at some of their options: Place center Darren Helm on long-term injured reserve. After missing virtually the entire season due to back pain, Helm has made progress...

Red Wings overnight report: looking back at the Wings’ prospect tournament championship run

The Red Wings will depart for Traverse City this morning--with half of the NHL roster taking part in a community outreach tour throughout the State of Michigan, and the rest either busing or flying up--and the team will take its physicals (and deal with their "mugshots") and participate in a charity golf tournament on Wednesday, with the main camp opening up on Thursday...

Red Wings Preview From Puck Daddy

from Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy, The Detroit Red Wings will be in the top four in the Atlantic Division, battling the Boston Bruins for the top spot. Finally, a geographically friendly schedule for the veteran team – let’s see what the Winged Wheel is able to accomplish in the East. And remember: The better the Wings do, the more we'll have to hear about how they...

Schedule for Monday at the Red Wings’ prospect touranment—Wings in the final

Per the Red Wings' camps: Howe Division Standings -------------------------------------  Lindsay Division Standings 1. Detroit 1. Buffalo 2. Dallas 2. TBD 3. St. Louis 3. TBD 4. Minnesota 4. TBD With the "to be determined" at the end of today's Red Wings-Blues game...

The Red Wings captured their first prospect tournament title, defeating Buffalo 4-2

WIth none other than Gordie Howe in attendance, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on the strength of 2 goals and an assist by Anthony Mantha, a pair of assists from Xavier Ouellet, a snipe from Zach Nastasiuk, an empty-netter from Tomas Jurco and a superb performance from Jared Coreau, who stopped 23 of 25 shots against. The Wings had never won the prospect...

Red Wings overnight report: remembering Lokomotiv, a Datsyuk follow-up, and Bryan Rufenach Day

The hockey blogger's rules for a "slow day" involve, "Don't look around too much, or you'll find more than enough to keep you busy." I should have listened to that rule, because I ended up finding a decent crop of Wings-related and plain old interesting stuff, and spent three hours doing so. Saturday marked the second anniversary of the Lokomotiv...

Red Wings overnight report: have Wings’ prospects set up a championship run?

The differences between the Red Wings prospects' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues' prospects and a game between the teams' NHL rosters involved the names on the backs of the jerseys and the venue. Otherwise, if you've seen a game between Ken Hitchcock's Blues and Mike Babcock's Red Wings, you've seen this one. There were 27 penalties, remarkably, only...

Audio and initial takes from the Red Wings prospects’ 4-1 win over St. Louis

The Red Wings' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues was wild, woolly and raucous, setting up a prospect tournament championship series between the Wings and Bufallo Sabres on Monday night at 7:30 PM. Zach Nastasiuk registered a goal and an assist, Xavier Ouellet had a goal and an assist, Tomas Jurco and Anthony Mantha (empty-netter) scored goals, Teemu Pulkkinen and Ryan Sproul...

Dan Cleary To Dallas Or Not?

@SportsnetSpec Stars seem to have enough veteran forwards with Whitney, Horcoff, Cole, Peverley, Fiddler. Kids need chance to play. — Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) September 8, 2013

Wings Go Flat On The Way To Traverse City

Tire blew up on our way to Traverse City. #painful #uncle — Jordin Tootoo (@Jtootoo22) September 10, 2013   @Jtootoo22 how's the bus trip going? — Cory Emmerton (@cemmer48) September 10, 2013
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