Found November 07, 2012 on
from Adam Schnepp of Hockey's Future,
A paradigm shift occurred for the Detroit Red Wings after the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Gone were the days where Detroit would readily hand out early-round draft picks in exchange for veteran NHL talent. Instead, Detroit decided that they would need to hold on to their draft choices in order to build a prospect pool with skill and size that would help them compete in the new-look NHL.
The seeds planted during that lockout have started to bear fruit for the Red Wings. Brendan Smith and Gustav Nyquist are ready to make their mark on the NHL, while others such as Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson are looking to earn another call-up to the big club.
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via Corey Pronman of the NHL Draft Blog at ESPN (paid subscription),
Gustav Nyquist, RW, Detroit Red Wings
"Playing above and beyond", "Doesn't belong in this league" and "A man amongst boys," are just some of the things I've heard when asking scouts about Nyquist's play so far. Currently tied for second in the AHL scoring race...
Tuesday, November 6th
Edmonton (6-5-0) @ Detroit (7-5-0)
Edmonton looks to continue with a second win over Detroit in as many games, as they move out East, and Detroit begins a homestand.
In the first period, they looked to do just that, as five minutes into play, Sam Gagner (7) (Assists: Hall, Horcoff) scored on a powerplay from a Niklas Kronwall Major penalty for elbowing. It was...
Photo courtesy of Paul Sancya/Associated Press
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
Friday, the National Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic to be held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
The NHL’s lockout of the players has now reached 47 days. On the surface, the NHL’s decision to cancel its most important, high profile regular season game was...