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Ladies and gentlemen, it's back. The NHL, along with HBO, has decided to bring back one of the most exciting and foul-mouthed shows on television, aside from Eastbound & Down of course. In the third season the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the focus of HBO's 24/7, a four episode television series that has captivated audiences with it's incredibly raw and gritty portrayal of two NHL teams. The Red Wings would be considered among NHL fans as one of the nicer teams in the league, which might make them an unlikely candidate for a spot...

What do the Red Wings need to fix?

After going out in the first round after just five games, the Detroit Red Wings have raised a fair amount of eyebrows by fans and the media alike. One main question looms: What do they need to fix? Is it minor tweaks, an addition here, a subtraction there? Or is it a complete overhaul?One thing is for certain, the Red Wings will be shopping around for a top four defenseman to fill...

Red Wings mid-day news: Worlds talk, on Parise and Suter’s long-term desires and Lidstrom/Holmstrom

Amongst this afternoon’s Red Wings stories: • Jakub Kindl may have been bumped from the Czech World Championship team, but as several Czech readers noted on Twitter, the Czech Ice Hockey Association’s website suggests that Kindl was the one who chose to decline the team’s invitation to play in the World Championships (something fishy’s going on, but my grasp of translated...

Toronto Maple Leafs Organizational Depth – Goalies

I will be posting a series of articles looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs organizational depth by position.  Brian Burke says that he likes to build his teams from the net out so that is where I will be starting. Goalies on 2011-12 roster: James Reimer Jonas Gustavsson (UFA) Goaltending was a major issue for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011-12.  The Maple Leafs signed James Reimer...

Patrick Eaves sends his thanks to those who participated in ‘Operation Eaves’

The gents over at Winging it in Motown reported fantastic news from Josh Howard, the person behind “Operation Eaves,” today: Patrick Eaves has received and had framed the portrait of him which Josh made from well-wishes for #17 as he recovers from a concussion, and Eaves sent his well-wishers a thank-you today: “I want to thank everyone who sent a get well card or left a message...

Luongo to Toronto. Maybe. What would it take?

Let's armchair GM this summer's upcoming blockbuster trade between Vancouver and Toronto, shall we?For all the success Luongo has had in Vancouver, I'm going to suggest his days here are done. He was given a chance to close out the deal and win a cup last spring. It didn't happen. This year, when his coach wanted to give his team the best possible chance to win against...

Red Wings overnight report: Kindl cut from Czechs’ Worlds team; Mrazek, Franzen gab about tournament

The Czech national team’s program is a very, very…Political animal, with players who’ve gained the good graces of the team’s coaches and management currying favor in terms of “earning” spots on World Junior Championship, World Championship and even Olympic rosters, so it is with consternation but not surprise that I report a bizarre scenario to you this morning: While...

An important member of the Red Wings’ 50’s championship family honored in the U.P.

It’s not often that a news story from the Marquette Mining Gazette tells the story of someone who you and I don’t know played a huge role in Red Wings team history, but here’s just that from the Mining Gazette’s Stephen Anderson: Gordie Howe’s illustrious professional hockey career spanned five decades, but if it wasn’t for Baraga native Carl Mattson, Howe’s career...

Jimmy D. Talks Salary Cap And Wings

from Brendan Savage of Mlive, Devellano said he expects the NHL salary cap to increase from $64.3 million this year to somewhere in the neighborhood of $70 million next season. That could leave the Red Wings with about $20 million to re-sign some of their own players or to spend on free agents. “There are so many different avenues to try and build a team,” he said. “We certainly...
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