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Here’s a little ditty for all the pharmacists out there who fall back on the ridiculous “Yankees of the NHL” argument. You won’t see too many articles like this out of Denver or St. Louis, where admitting just how good the Wings are is illegal. Edmonton, though, where the hockey smarts are far above those found in most other cities? They get it.
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The Detroit Red Wings are renowned as not only one of the best teams in the league, but as one of the best around at drafting and developing. Their current team is rife with players that have come up through their system – fully 15 of their current group of 24 were drafted and developed by the Red Wings, with many of the rest castoffs or reclamation projects the team picked up cheaply along the way (Bertuzzi, Cleary, Conner, Eaves, Miller, Commodore and Conklin) long with a pair of mid-range free agents (Brad Stuart, Ian White).
Detroit’s model may not be one that the Oilers are looking to follow line-by-line, but the re...
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For someone who claims to not care about the All-Star Game, ESPN’s Scott Burnside joined the Ottawa Citizen’s Ken Warren by launching into a scathing criticism of the NHL’s decision to allow Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne to skip the All-Star weekend…
I applauded commissioner Gary Bettman’s strong stance at the 2009 All-Star...
The Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, I daresay, kinda played out the way I thought it would: the Wings were just sloppy enough—and their power play was bad enough, going a hideous 0-for-5 in 10 minutes of PP time—to give the Coyotes both the first goal and a game-tying goal directly after Gilbert Brule got out of the penalty box, and in between...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Todd Bertuzzi scored in regulation, then spun in front of the net and made a spectacular backhand shot in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fifth in a row to take the NHL overall lead, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night.
Three of the wins in Detroit's streak have come in shootouts, two of them over Phoenix by identical scores...
DET (30-15-1) are in PHX (21-9-7) tonight looking to win consecutive road games for the 1st time in six weeks. Road defense plagues DET, they have allowed 69 goals on the road - nearly double the 36 yielded at home.
The Wings 30 victories lead the NHL, yet they find themselves 4th in the West, second in the Central.
The Dogs were pounded by ANA last night, 6-2. PHX have dropped...
16 straight wins at home! Wings started the game slow and it nearly cost them. Playing down to your apponent will come back to bite you at some point. (It already did against the Islanders) Still, the worst team in the NHL won't be in the Stanley Cup Finals, so that's a plus.Jump for the full recap:
The Blue Jackets were the better team in the first. Detroit had few chances...
The Detroit Red Wings remain one of the league's top teams despite their well-documented road struggles.
They haven't had much trouble when visiting the Phoenix Coyotes in recent years.
Detroit seeks a second consecutive road win for the first time in six weeks when it faces slumping Phoenix on Thursday night.
The Red Wings (30-15-1) are one point behind Western Conference...
Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. The 16-game home winning streak tied Detroit with the 1975-76 Boston Bruins for the fourth-longest home winning streak in NHL history.
DETROIT – The Blue Jackets didn’t care how many consecutive games the Red Wings had won at Joe Louis Arena. Their goal was to make sure they didn’t extend it by one more game, and they nearly did so.
Take a trip back to May 25, 2010, when Lightning owner Jeff Vinik formally introduced Steve Yzerman as the team's next general manager. Consider all the questions Yzerman fielded that day about the time he spent in Detroit under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Jimmy Devellano and Ken Holland at what Yzerman called Red Wings University.
Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Todd Bertuzzi scored the game-winning goal in the third round of the shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
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