Found September 23, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
ESPN's about to release its annual estimation of professional sports' best franchises--and the Free Press's James revealed that the Red Wings will finish 13th in ESPN's annual "Ultimate Standings" issue---and ESPN the Magazine's Rachel Ullrich spoke with an "ultimate smuggler," Red Wings fan Nick Dinverno, about the ins and outs of sneaking an octopus into Joe Louis Arena: Continue reading "ESPN the Magazine interviews an ‘ultimate (octopus) smuggler’"

How the Red Wings roster looks 4 games in

. I have been waiting to write this for a while now but I felt like I need a bigger sample size when it comes to looking over the roster. Four games seem like a good amount, so how does the team look 4 games in? Pretty good I would say of course players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg are going to do well Datsyuk has 6 points in 2 games played and Zetterberg has 3 in 2 games...

Red Wings finish 13th in ESPN’s ‘Ultimate Standings’...Behind…Ottawa?

As noted earlier today, the Free Press's James Jahnke revealed that the Red Wings (and their "ultimate octopus smuggler") finished 13th overall in ESPN the Magazine's "Ultimate Standings" rankings of sports franchises, and you'll like how I found out that ESPN's "Ultimate Standings" have "gone live" online: the CBC Ottawa'...

Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg to collect smoke detectors for charity on Wednesday and Friday at JLA

From the Red Wings' PR department: RED WINGS AND ZETTERBERG LAUNCH 12TH ANNUAL SMOKE DETECTOR COLLECTION PRESENTED BY COMERICA … In-Game Collections are Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept. 27, at JLA … Detroit, MI… As part of the 12th Annual Smoke Detector Collection, the Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg are asking fans to bring smoke detectors...

Justin Abdelkader, Red Wings bring back ‘Red Wings for Reading’ program

Per the Red Wings' community relations department: JUSTIN ABDELKADER CONTINUES SECOND ANNUAL “RED WINGS FOR READING” PROGRAM … Michigan Elementary Students can win Tickets to Red Wings Games by Reading Abdelkader’s Favorite Children’s Books … Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings and forward Justin Abdelkader announced today the second annual Red Wings...

Red Wings’ cuts allow Grand Rapids Griffins to begin Calder Cup defense when camp opens on Monday

The Red Wings' announcement that the team had assigned 27 players--including some of the team's brightest prospects in Calle Jarnkrok, Tomas Jurco, Martin Frk, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul--to the Grand Rapids Griffins yielded raised eyebrows from Wings fans who expected the team to allow the "almost ready for prime time" players to remain with the Wings for a...

Wings' rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Blackhawks

DETROIT -- Thankfully for the Red Wings and their fans, it was only a preseason game. In a contest that featured juicy rebounds, unforced giveaways, mind-boggling mental lapses and a scrambling last-minute comeback attempt, the Red Wings lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, 4 -3, Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. Detroits only bright spots were the play of rookie Tomas Tatar -- who notched...

Red Wings Tuesday practice post: Mrazek starts Wed, Alfredsson close, Gustavsson ‘day to day’

The Detroit Red Wings returned to practice after a full day off on Monday, preparing for a three-games-in-four-nights slate of games to conclude their exhibition season (Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh on FSD Plus/NHL Net U.S., Friday vs. Toronto, Saturday at Toronto on the CBC and NHL Net U.S.), and the Wings' beat writers delivered a familiar slate of, "Good news and bad news...

Red Wings-Blackhawks pre-season wrap-up/overnight report: a disappointing weekend and lines in flux

It's highly unlikely that the Detroit Red Wings will practice today, and that's a good thing, because the Wings need to take a day off, rest, recharge and put this past weekend's poor exhibition performances behind them. On Saturday, the "B team" dropped a disinterested 2-0 decision to the Boston Bruins, and the Wings followed their egg-laying performance up...’s ‘30 in 15’ series offers an updated slate of Red Wings season previews

In the middle of August, and David Kalan penned a set of articles offering a "state of the Red Wings" as part of the NHL's "30 in 30" series, and a month later, Kalan's returned with a quartet of articles looking at the post-training camp Wings as part of the league's accelerated "30 in 15" season previews. The series starts with...

Red Wings-Blackhawks preseason quick take: brain farts prevail

Well to hell with it. I'd penned an entry detailing the fact that the Wings didn't play from minutes 10-50 en route to a second brain-fart-filled loss, following up a 2-0 loss to Boston with a 4-3 loss to Chicago that wasn't nearly as close as the final minutes' worth of effort indicated, but then my browser ate the damn entry. So discuss and I'll post goals as...

Goalie Jonas Gustavsson plays well before injuring groin in Red Wings loss to Bruins

The Red Wings could not muster enough offense against the Bruins Saturday losing the game 2-0 and also backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson who injured his groin in his first start in Joe Louis Arena. "With most of this lineup for two nights we haven't scored a goal" Mike Babcock said referring to a 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks Tuesday with a roster that was substantially...

Detroit Red Wings Weekend Recap

The Detroit Red Wings walked away with a win and two losses this preseason weekend. Things were looking great for the Wings on Thursday as they crushed the Boston Bruins 8-2. The Wings came out incredibly strong in the third period, completely dominating the ice and scoring four goals. Red Wings commentator Mickey Redmond even made the comment, “…no goalie could keep up with...

Datsyuk & Zetterberg, Welcome To The Eastern Spotlight

The Detroit Red Wings enjoy a travel eased move to the Eastern Conference under NHL Realignment, which begins at the start of this season. The Wings arrival in the East means 5 of the league’s Original 6 teams will now…Read more →The post Datsyuk & Zetterberg, Welcome To The Eastern Spotlight appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Is There A Little Cat And Mouse Game Going On Here?

from a Bill Roose update on the Wings today at their website, Babcock said he expects that Daniel Alfredsson will make his home debut for the Red Wings in Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Penguins. “He’s got to play eventually here, like anything, I’d like to get him going,” Babcock said, referring to Alfredsson. “I’d like to play him (Wednesday) and...

Devils sign free-agent F Brunner

The New Jersey Devils have signed Damien Brunner after reaching a professional tryout agreement with the free agent forward earlier this month. Terms of the deal with the 27-year-old Brunner reached Tuesday aren't being released by the team but it was reported by multiple outlets that the deal is for two years, $5 million. After joining the Devils on a tryout basis on Sept....
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