Found February 04, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
The Red Wings did not play well enough to win tonight. Conklin was bad. The power play and penalty kill were a disaster and the result was a loss.Jump for the recap: Once the Wings failed to score on that extended 5 on 3, the game was over. Yeah, they still had plenty of chances to come back, but that gave the Oilers a boost that they really didn't even need. The Wings didn't even come close to scoring on that 5 on 3. Some credit needs to go to Edmonton, but the Detroit power play is trash right now. Simply embarrassing. I think it's about time to give Joey MacDonald a shot at starting a game. Only 40 minutes of evidence to work with, but I think it's clear that he'd give Detroit a better chance to win.Kronwall's huge hit was clean, yet he was booed by Edmonton fans.  I thought they knew more about hockey than us simple Americans. Guess not.No three stars.NOHS Favorite Moment of the Game: Getting confirmation that we have a capable backup goalie in the sys...

As NHL trade deadline nears, Red Wings should stand pat

Red Wings GM Ken Holland Numerous General Managers would state that a league’s trade deadline is a great way to spark new life into their clubs. Some of the NHL’s brightest stars have been part of blockbuster deadline deals in recent years. Yet, to the chagrin of the fans, the Detroit Red Wings have watched the deadline deals just pass them by. The usual reason for this has been...

Red Wings-Coyotes set-up and overnight report: MacDonald or Conklin will face desperate Yotes team

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Red Wings-Oilers wrap-up: a messy night and controversy on and off ice, here and in Sweden

The Detroit Red Wings spent Sunday morning flying to Phoenix probably feeling like Ales Hemsky did after he was very cleanly Kronwalled (and even the Edmonton Journal’s David Staples says the hit was clean)—probably a little dazed and confused as to how they’d managed to rally from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to take a 4-3 lead on the Edmonton Oilers… And yet a three-goal third...

Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall with a clean hit on Ales Hemsky

Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall landed a clean butt check on Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers. Kronwall was bloodied by Corey Potter and Hemsky had to go to the “quiet room” but has nothing more than a little cut on his upper lip—and Kronwall never left his feet:

GDT - Game #54:  Red Wings at Coyotes (8:00)

DET (35-16-2) have earned 5 of 6 points in Western Canada, and wrap up their 4 game road trip tonight against the franchise that Gary owns. DET are 9-1-1 in their last 11, and will try to avoid consecutive defeats for the first time since Dec. 21-22.  For as good as the Wings have been, their special teams are a disaster.  The Wings are a paltry 6-for-65 (9.2 percent) on the power...

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What to watch today: Red Wings take on Coyotes in desert

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Payne and Redemption

Almost game time, kiddos.No better time than to show what gem our resident graphics art department has come up with as our Red Wings skate into Rexall tonight to take on the Oilers.The Oilers have given us so much this year...two massive blowouts of the Blackhawks, helping us put them in the rearview mirror.But let's hope all we have to say thanks for that is a good ol' butt...

Dirty Wings

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