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DETROIT -- In a lockout-shortened season, things can change quickly for every team, including the Detroit Red Wings.
Now that they've passed the midway point of the season -- 26 games into a compressed, 48-game schedule -- let's take a look at where they stand before they head out on the road.
Things were looking pretty good before this past weekend. The Wings were in a successful stretch during which they'd gone 5-1-1.
Then they encountered the Columbus Blue Jackets, who for whatever reason have given the Wings fits this season.
After being shut out, 3-0, Saturday in Columbus and then beaten in a shootout, 3-2, Sunday at Joe Louis Arena, the Wings were feeling a little deflated. They lost the season series to the Blue Jackets, 1-3-1.
"It felt like we had a good thing going there for a couple weeks, then the two games here, back-to-back against Columbus, we didn't perform as close as to where we were before that," defenseman Jonathan Ericsson said. &q...
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings will look a little different when they take the ice in Calgary Wednesday night.
The Wings recalled Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and sent Tomas Tatar back to Grand Rapids.
"I think (Valtteri) Filppula's back in so suddenly there's no power-play time for Tatar," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "So you gotta...
The Red Wings chose to hold one final practice at Joe Louis Arena before embarking on their Western Canadian road swing through Calgary (on Wednesday), Edmonton (on Friday) and Vancouver (on Saturday), and perhaps from a Wings fan's perspective, it's "good news, bad news."
The bad news is that the Wings chose to send Tomas Tatar back to Grand Rapids, swapping...
According to both Aftonbladet's Linus Nordberg and Expressen, former Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will soon find his visage on a Swedish postage stamp, just like Peter Forsberg...
But Lidstrom, Borje Salming, Henrik Lundqivst and less-than-successful NHL'er but Swedish World Championship hero Jorgen Jonsson will all be featured on stamps that the Swedish Posten (postal...
Earlier this season, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek McKenzie sidelined Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith for 11 games with a hard hit that injured Smith’s shoulder. Sunday, Smith got a bit of payback.
After the two again came together in Detroit’s zone during a 3-2 Columbus shootout win, Smith and McKenzie then dropped the gloves with about 15 minutes left in the...
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal notes...
The Detroit Red Wings will have to buck up for Jimmy Howard this summer when he’s an unrestricted free agent. Is he worth Kari Lehtonen’s $5.9 million, which starts next season? That’s an overpay by the Dallas Stars. But I’d say Howard should go from $2.25 million to $5 million. They don’t have a backup. He’s their guy...
This is cute.
The Detroit Red Wings switched up small, skilled forward prospects on Tuesday, recalling Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins and sending down Tomas Tatar to their AHL affiliate.
Deep Digger Captain Ansar Khan(!!!) offers nothing other than that, as in no quotes or commentary. But it's enough, really.
Is this franchise trying to prove that stupidity...
With 5:54 left in the third period Columbus Blue Jackets forward Vinny Prospal and Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader got into a bit of a shoving match. As they were separated, Prospal pointed to the scoreboard to let Abdelkader know that the Blue Jackets were up 3-0, in case he had forgotten. The scoreboard point earned Prospal a 10-minute misconduct which seems extreme...
DETROIT -- If the Detroit Red Wings miss the playoffs for the first time in 22 seasons, they'll likely have their neighbors to the south to blame.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who came into Sunday's game 14th in the Western Conference with 22 points, beat the Wings for the second straight night, 3-2 in a shootout.
For those scoring at home, the Wings went 1-3-1 against the...
The Red Wings have been dominated by the Jackets all year and today was no different. The Red Wings only took 3 of a possible 10 points. That's pathetic. Not only are the Jackets a bad team, they were also missing their 4 best players, yet they still owned the Red Wings twice in as many days.
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Seems the entire team is slumping right now. Even Howard...
The Red Wings have recalled Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids and reassigned Tomas Tatar to the Griffins, GM Ken Holland said.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 12, 2013
The Detroit Red Wings' power-play futility on the road is in danger of sinking to a depth not seen in 25 years.
Still searching for their first road power-play goal, the Red Wings hope to continue their recent success in Calgary while handing the Flames a season-high fourth straight loss Wednesday night.
Detroit (12-9-5) ranks near the top of the league in converting power...
Matchup: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, Michigan Time: 5:00 PM EST Television: Detroit- FS-D; Columbus- FS-Ohio For the first time in their franchise’s history, the Columbus Blue Jackets (9-12-4, 22 points, 14th place Western Conference) have taken the season series from the Detroit Red Wings (12-9-4, 28 points, 6th place Western [...]
Yesterdays tilt with the BJ's was a gawd-awful mess. Really, how does a man get abused by BJ's? Uncle Mike obviously doesn't know either, as this is the second occurance of the sky falling: “I thought we were bad,'' Babcock said. “Why was that? Was that mental prep? Was that the coach never got any messages across? Lack of preparation? Did we practice...