Found January 06, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
Since news is so slow today I thought we could all take a look at one name that might not be on your prospect radar for the Detroit Red Wings in Mitchell Callahan. The Whittier California native was drafted by the Wings in the 6th round (180th overall) of the 2009 NHL entry draft. The 5’11″ and 175 lbs forward stepped into the pro ranks this season with Grand Rapids. The reason Callahan, who does not come from a hockey hotbed, and is undersized by most NHL standards is so intriguing is the fact that the Wings haven’t had a player of his mold for quite some time. He’s not an offensive juggernaut, though he’s very capable of potting a goal when needed. He does however have a knack for getting under the opponents skin. He is an agitator, and a very effective one at that. Click the jump to find out more about your future favorite Red Wing   Scouting Report Via Red Wings Central SCOUT COMMENTS “He’s a high-energy, high-impact player. He finish...

Red Wings off-day news: Howard misses All-Star starters’ cut; Holmstrom, Helm take strides forward

Well, Jimmy Howard (192,685 votes as a write-in, finishing sixth among goalies), Nicklas Lidstrom (476,979 votes, fourth among defensemen), Pavel Datsyuk (313,783, ninth among forwards) and Henrik Zetterberg (206,852 votes, 12th among forwards) didn’t make the All-Star Game’s starters’ cut, though it’s highly likely that Howard and Lidstrom will head to Ottawa via selections...

Red Wings off-day news: Holmstrom, Helm still out; Kindl in, Howard near 100 wins

As the Red Wings prepared for Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs (7 PM EST, FSD/CBC/WXYT) in Toronto on Friday, Wings coach Mike Babcock didn’t deliver encouraging news regarding the states of Tomas Holmstrom and Darren Helm’s respective groins while speaking to MLive’s Ansar Khan: “They haven’t been made eligible to us at all, so I don’t know when they’re going...

Um, wow. Red Wings VP Jimmy Devellano says he’d nix fighting

From the New York Times’ Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel, Red Wings GM Jimmy Devellano is not exactly on the same page as Brian Burke regarding fighting: “I would abolish fighting, like today,” Devellano, the Red Wings’ senior vice president, said on a podcast for the New York cable network SNY. “I would eliminate it immediately. I can do without it. I don’t need it....

Red Wings-Maple Leafs Preview

Jimmy Howard's reliable play has made it easy for the Detroit Red Wings to keep starting him. Jonas Gustavsson is hoping to develop into that kind of goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs. While Gustavsson will try to earn another start, Howard will go for his 100th career victory and league-best 25th this season Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. Howard has started 30 of...

A little late-breaking: University of Michigan’s been asked about hosting Winter Classic

Welll isn’t this interesting in the Red Wings-related news category, via’s Pete Cunningham: The next outdoor hockey game at Michigan Stadium may feature National Hockey League teams. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon confirmed Thursday that he has been approached by the NHL about playing host for the Winter Classic, in what would be the league’s sixth annual...

Putting the Funk into the Dunk

It's almost game time, baby.  When do you think the Lions and the Red Wings BOTH played on the same night in January?  It's been at least 13 years since that's happened.  I have my TiVo set to record both so I don't have to miss a minute of action on either game.  While the Honolulu blue is an unlikely sight, the movie poster madness of Josh Howard is a mainstay...

Howard takes aim at win No. 100

DETROIT – When the Red Wings and Maple Leafs tussle this Saturday for the 276th time in series history, goalie Jimmy Howard will be looking to make history of his own. Not only will he be making his first career start at Air Canada Centre...

No Red Wings among NHL All-Star 'starters'

The remaining 36 All-Stars will be chosen later this month, and the two team rosters will be determined for a second straight year by the fantasy draft during All-Star weekend. Each team will have 12 forwards, six defensemen and three goalies.

Sunday's matchup: Red Wings at Blackhawks

TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Sunday; NBC Sports Network, WGN-AM 720.

Leafs Face Wings In Only Meeting This Season

RED WINGS (25-13-1) at MAPLE LEAFS (20-15-5) TV: CBC, NHLN-US (HD), FS-Detroit (HD) LAST 10: Detroit 6-4-0; Toronto 4-4-2 Season Series: Saturday's Hockey Night in Canada showdown at Air Canada Centre is the first a...

Red Wings eager to improve road record as they take on Maple Leafs

The Red Wings are eager to get underway against the Maple Leafs tonight in what's the only meeting of the season between the Original Six rivals.
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