Found December 11, 2011 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
The Red Wings are on fire and for the first time since 2008 I can watch a game where the opposing team scores first, or takes the lead and I don't immediately curl up in the fetal position and pray to the hockey gods that we don't get any further behind. Detroit is playing the game akin to what we expect, and it's looking more and more like 2008 all over again.Click the jump for more Let’s take a look at the year so far. The first thing that jumps out at me is the goals per game. In 2007-08 the 3.07 G/G was good enough for 1st in the league. This year Detroit has upped that number slightly yet find themselves in 5th behind Philly, the Couve, Boston and Chicago. To put it in perspective, the only team out of those four with a better goals against per game is Boston. Detroit also had a six-game streak where they averaged a goal per game. Detroit is also leading the league in shots per game and is 2nd by only a small margin to St. Louis in shots against. These are two k...

In charitable competitions, coach Babcock always wins

As mentioned this morning, the Red Wings raised a staggering $17,150 for the Salvation Army during their kettle bell-ringing competition on Friday, and perhaps it should come as no surprise that the most competitive member of the organization won the group-versus-group competition to raise the most money in his kettle, as reported by Wings community relations manager Christy Hammond...

Red Wings overnight report: preparing for the pre-Christmas rush

The Red Wings received a welcome Sunday off after their 7-1 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday, and today, they’ll practice, fly to Pittsburgh and prepare for what might be the most brutal stretch of their schedule: the Wings will play six games over the course of ten pre-Christmas days, facing the Penguins in Pittsburgh (and no, neither the Penguins nor Wings know the status of...

Ken Holland can’t say enough about Chris Chelios’s contributions to the Red Wings

Chris Chelios spent just over a third of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, but Wings GM Ken Holland tells’s Bill Roose that the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee’s contributions to the Wings during his decade-long tenure and two Stanley Cups with the organization exceeded their expectations for the man they acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in...

Wings' Datsyuk plans to rejoin team for tonight's game

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk didn't spent much time on the ice during an optional morning skate today at Joe Louis Arena. He said he plans to play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. Face-off is 7 p.m. today.

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Cheli's passion leads to U.S. HOF

DETROIT – They had two of the top offensively productive defensemen in the league with Nicklas Lidstrom and Larry Murphy combining for 109 points and a cumulative plus-35 rating in the 1998-99 season. But something was still missing after th...

Hudler scores twice as Wings hammer Jets

Jiri Hudler scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Saturday night for their ninth straight home victory.

The NHL Realignment: THG Weighs In

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Monday, the NHL Board of Governors voted 26-4 in favor of realignment from six divisions and two conferences to four conferences. In a surprisingly quick move, the Board adopted the four-conference format that will establish two eight-team and two-seven team conferences primarily premised on geographical proximity. The NHLPA must still vote for the proposed...

Hudler scores twice, Filppula, Bertuzzi, Zetterberg add goal and assist each in Red Wings' win

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Red Wings notes and quotes from Saturday night's win

Here are notes and quotes from the Wings' 7-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena:

Hudler scores twice, Red Wings beat Jets 7-1

Jiri Hudler scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Saturday night for their ninth straight home victory.

Fan Guide vs. Detroit

The Pittsburgh Penguins will battle the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, December 13 at CONSOL Energy Center.  Here are some tips for fans who plan to attend the game: Doors will open at 6:00 pm for the 7:00 pm start All fa...

New conference makes Sharks' rivals Canucks, Kings

Hope you weren't too attached to that rivalry with the Red Wings, San Jose fans. Starting next season, they'll be no more a part of the Sharks' lives than teams playing in Eastern Canada or Florida. Same goes for the...
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