Found November 28, 2011 on
Nightmare on Helm Street:
Despite all the talk about Zetterberg, Ericsson, and Conklin struggling this year, to me one player has stood out as being especially terrible: Dan Cleary. He’s been on the top two lines for the entire first two months of the season and had a paltry six points going into Saturday’s game. He’s a team worst -3 and has what appears to my eyes to be million turnovers. He’s looked behind this entire time, confused, and just plain bad. I truly believe that he’s kept Datsyuk down.
I'm not all down on Dan, make the jump for the rest.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love Cleary. His hard working, grinding, never give up attitude is exactly what the Wings need. Plus, he can step in as a scorer, which is a great ability to have.
But while he can step in as a scorer, that doesn’t mean he should. He’s a grinder, a hard working 3rd liner. He’s not pretty, he’s not that creative. He can’t keep up with the Datsyuk and Zetterbergs of the world. Bertuzzi and Filppula know
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DETROIT -- Quick, name the Red Wings' top three scorers.
Chances are you got Johan Franzen (22 points) and Pavel Datsyuk (19 points), but you might not have guessed that Valtteri Filppula is tied with Datsyuk.
Filppula had two goals on three shots, plus an assist, in Saturday night's 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.
That gives Filppula seven goals and 12 assists...
Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Eaves will be sidelined indefinitely after fracturing his jaw in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Central Division rival Nashville Predators.
Eaves appeared to be knocked out and taken off the ice on a stretcher with blood flowing from his right ear area after he was hit by Nashville defenseman Roman Josi's slap shot late in the contest.
There was no post-holiday hangover for one of the NHL's hottest teams.
Valtteri Filppula scored twice and added an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
''As of late, we've been playing pretty well,'' said Filppula, who had his first multi-goal game of the season. ''If...
from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times (Wednesday edition), During a timeout in the first period of tonight’s game between the Lightning and Red Wings, the public address announcer at Joe Louis Arena will introduce Steve Yzerman.
A shot of Yzerman in his seat will be shown on the scoreboard, which then will run a video tribute; at least that is the plan, the Red Wings...
Several Wings who'd also dealt with broken jaws spoke sympathetically of what forward Patrick Eaves will be going through for the next six to eight weeks as he recovers from a jaw shattered when he was hit by a puck Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves is scheduled to have surgery on his broken jaw Monday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks.
Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves is scheduled to have surgery on his broken jaw Monday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks.
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
With another Thanksgiving behind us, Red Wings fans should pause to give thanks. With Detroit winning its fifth straight Saturday night in a 4-1 hammering of division rival Nashville, now may be an easier time than others to find reasons to be thankful.
5. Detroit’s annual success every season starts with the dedication of owners Mike and Marian Ilitch...
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After five straight victories, the Red Wings find themselves well ensconced among the leaders of the Western Conference.