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May 18, 2013
DETROIT, Michigan ---
Gone are the days of dynasties. Gone are the days of luring high profile free agents to join your club or team. This, is the new NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings have gone through more change this season than this generation of Wings fans has ever seen. With the retirement of defenseman Nick Lidstrom last summer, the final piece from the dynasty known as the late 90's-00's Red Wings was calling it quits.
Ever since the 2004-05 lockout, the NHL has put a salary cap on teams, effectively ending the crazy spending some teams were (and weren't) doing up until then. What this did was create more parity throughout the league since teams had a certain range that they were allowed to spend on their rosters.
Teams such as the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings which had players like Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Luc Robitaille, Dominik Hasek, Sergei Federov, Lidstrom, Brett Hull, Igor Larionov and Chris Chelios, would never have been able to ...
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The Detroit Red Wings played a grueling series against the Ducks of Anaheim in the playoffs’ first round, and it showed Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the first game of the second round, the Red Wings looked outmatched, getting outshot by a whopping margin of 42-21. Detroit was able to battle and take a 1-1 tie into the third period, but it was then that the...
DETROIT -- Detroit coach Mike Babcock knows the Red Wings better than others do, and is in position to help correct the mistakes his team made in Chicago on Wednesday.
Although the Blackhawks proved to be the best team during the regular season and dominated Game 1, Babcock still believes in his team.
"I've seen us play before, so that's what I base it on," Babcock...
In the all important game 2, the Red Wings will look to even up the series against their hated rivals the Chicago Blackhawks.
After watching game one of the conference semifinals series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, I have realized two things: 1. The Chicago Blackhawks is probably the most complete team in the NHL. 2. There is way too many Blackhawks...
DETROIT Brendan Smith heard about all that criticism of him following the Detroit Red Wings series-opening loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nobody took more heat from analysts, sports-talk hosts and fans than the 24-year-old rookie defenseman.
A few buddies told me it was all over Twitter, Smith said following Fridays practice at Joe Louis Arena. It doesnt really faze me very much...
Of all the players from last night’s failure that could be talked about in a non-positive light, I would think that Howard would not be one of them. I would be wrong, though. Sure there are some fans out there who don’t really know any better. They see the other team score and want to blame the last guy to screw up, meaning the goalie. But I didn’t expect to see a report on...
In the third period with a 2-1 lead, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson made an amazing pass, identifying Franzen sneaking behind the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman. He put the pass right on Franzen’s tape and the Mule walked in and fired a gorgeous shot short-side high glove. Crawford was playing aggressive to cut down the angle because he knew Franzen has a phenomenal...
Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula has had an up-and-down season this year, but this phenomenal goal showed off just how good he can be. Henrik Zetterberg dropped the puck off to him at the blue line and rather than Filppula overpass as he has done so often, he pulled the puck to his backhand and drove to the net. As he was going down he fired a backhand shot between...
Jimmy Devellano is considered to be the architect of modern-day Detroit Red Wings hockey.
Over the span of 31 years, Devellano, now the Red Wings senior vice president, has created a culture of winning and excellence that's unrivaled in the city's professional sports history.
Never one to shy away from giving his opinion, Devellano acknowledges that Chicago built its team...
Of Red Wings prospect-related note this evening:
The Grand Rapids Griffins will have to head back to Toronto for the last third of their 2-3-2-format series with the Toronto Marlies after dropping a 4-1 decision to Toronto on Saturday night. The Griffins lead the second round series 3 games to 2, and Games 6 and 7 take place and may take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Griffins...
All season long, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has pleaded and prodded his teammates to play a full 60 minutes.
Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Kronwall finally got his wish.
In a dominating performance that ranks right up there in Detroit playoff lore, the Wings received contributions from each and every player and dispatched the Blackhawks rather easily, 4-1, to even...
Jimmy Howard made 19 saves as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday afternoon tying their best-of-seven series at one-game a piece.
Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith got some redemption after a tough first game scoring the game winner but the highlight goal came in the third period from Valtteri Filppula. The play itself started after the Wings were able...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series. It was a strong response by the Red Wings after Chicago handled them easily in the series opener, 4-1. Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second...
The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks will resume their "commuter" series (at least by Detroit-to-Anaheim-and-back standards) tomorrow at an early CDT hour (1 PM EDT, 12 noon CDT, on the CBC, NBC and 97.1 FM, with post-game shows on WDIV and Fox Sports Detroit), but if we are to believe everybody from Chicagoland's best to Jimmy Devellano, the Wings are down...
It is commonly said that regular season success doesn't always translate to success in the postseason in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings proved that with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. It was the first time that the Blackhawks had lost to the Red Wings in regulation since April 10, 2011. Since then, the Blackhawks...
Chicago failed in their attempt to maintain home ice advantage in their second round match-up with the Detroit Red Wings after falling Saturday afternoon 4-1. Unable to capitalize off Patrick Kane’s first period tally giving the Blackhawks the lead Chicago from there was only able to muster 20 shots against Jimmy Howard who shut the more »