Found December 28, 2011 on Lions Blog:
It's a harsh reality in the NHL: Do your job well or someone will take it from you. Mike Commodore taking Jakub Kindl's spot on the Red Wings' defense is a prime example.

Commodore happy to be back playing

When the Detroit Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night, it represented the second game of a back-to-back set. Coming out of the NHL's Christmas break, the Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Music City on Monday night. Defenseman Mike Commodore was in Detroit's lineup for both of their post-Christmas games. Add in the fact that Commodore...

Red Wings-Blues quick take: statement made

The Detroit Red Wings dug a 2-0 deficit for themselves for the 3rd time over the past 4 games, and after Stephane Auger yielded what had seemed to be yet another case of an unearned break by finding a way to not give a goaltender a quick whistle in a game where the Blues had hacked, whacked, hooked, held, cross-checked, grabbed and groped their way to a no less unearned and seemingly...

The call on the ice stands: Datsyuk says it’s a goal

The Detroit Red Wings broke open their game against Nashville via a wraparound goal from Pavel Datsyuk which referee Chris Rooney did not rule as having snuck under Pekka Rinne’s right pad…But the linesmen overruled the Rooney, and while the “situation room” replays were inconclusive, let’s just say that Pavel Datsyuk’s emphasis on insisting that the goal was good helped: .

Wings and 29 Other Teams Interested in Free-Agent Prospect

As you may have noticed in previous reviews of Detroit's prospects, we don't have much after Smith. That all could change if the Red Wings sign free-agent prospect Danny DeKeyser.Jump! A friend sent me this link from DatsyukianDeke that had a quick write-up of DeKeyser. According to DatsyukianDeke and ESPN, DeKeyser is the top undrafted player in college hockey right...

Goals 56 seconds apart power Detroit

Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Datsyuk added an assist, and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for Detroit, which won its 11th consecutive home game. Ian White had two assists, and Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots. Matt D'Agostini and Alexander Steen...


from By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings began their Christmas week in western Canada on a high note for by beating the young, increasingly confident Edmonton Oilers. Detroit’s strong start quickly turned for the worse, however, as they lost the next two games to the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. Despite a less than successful 1-2 road trip, a hit...

The Real Pavel

I decided that I wanted to write an article about Pavel Datsyuk, he's one of those players that you just want to know more about. He was drafted in the 6th round (171st) of the 1998 Draft. Sure teams find steals in the late rounds, Andrei Markov was picked 162nd, Michael Ryder 216th in the same draft. The amazing thing about Datsyuk is he was eligible for the 1996 draft...

Red Wings send Jan Mursak to Grand Rapids

Mursak, 23, has been on injured reserve since fracturing his ankle during an exhibition against the Chicago Blackhawks in September.

Red Wings collect 11th straight win on home ice

Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Recap: Nashville vs. Detroit

Valtteri Filppula backed Jimmy Howard's 31 saves with a pair of goals, leading Detroit to a 4-1 win over Nashville on Monday night.

Detroit 3, St. Louis 2: Lidstrom leads by example -- again

For a while in the second period of Tuesday's 3-2 victory over St. Louis, the Red Wings looked lost. Goaltender Jimmy Howard misplayed the puck and passed it to the Blues -- twice -- while the Wings were on the power play.

Red Wings knock off three-day rust at morning skate

After having three days off over the NHL's Christmas break, the Red Wings flew into Nashville on Monday morning.

Valtteri Filppula scores twice to lead Red Wings to 4-1 win over Predators

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Red Wings notes and quotes from Tuesday night's win

Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena:

Filpulla's two goals pace Detroit past Nashville

Valtteri Filppula scored a pair of goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
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