Found May 20, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Detroit Red Wings fans undoubtedly wish that their team was still playing in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, but several Detroit regulars and prospects continue their seasons at the World Championship and Memorial Cup. Superstar forward Henrik Zetterberg will finish third in scoring in Helsinki with three goals and twelve assists in eight games. Sweden fell victim to the surprising Czech Republic in the quarterfinals, but fellow Red Wings Johan Franzen, Nicklas Kronwall, and Jonathan Ericsson and accomplished prospect Calle Jarnkrok all represented the organization well. Notably, Franzen, who had a lackluster playoff series against Nashville, scored four goals and added five assists good enough to tie him for seventh in tournament scoring at present. Detroit brass also had the chance to see what 20-year-old Jarnkrok can do when he faces NHL players. Detroit assistant general manager Jim Nill told the Detroit Free Press, “This was a big step for him. He’...

Niklas Kronwall Delivers Brutal Hit to Kaspars Saulietis at IIHF World Championship (Video)

Niklas Kronwall doesn't limit the punishment he dishes out to NHL arenas. The Red Wings defenseman absolutely unleashed on Kaspars Saulietis at the IIHF World Championship in Sweden. Kronwall (playing for Sweden) crushed Saulietis (playing for Latvia) in open ice along the boards. Saulietis immediately went crashing to the ice on his back, drawing a big response from the hockey...

Red Wings overnight report: reviewing the medal round at the Worlds and Datsyuk’s big win

The Detroit Red Wings’ remaining participants in the World Championships, with the exception of Henrik Zetterberg (who was named to the tournament’s All-Star team in absentia) concluded their hockey seasons on Sunday, with EA Sports NHL 13 cover candidate Pavel Datsyuk capturing a Gold medal with Russia, Tomas Tatar earning a Silver medal as a result of the Russians’ win, and...

Red Wings overnight report: on rink news, organizational meetings, Tomas Jurco and Slovak partying

The biggest Red Wings news on Monday will run into something of a wall today: the widely-reported coverage of and speculation about SportsBusiness Journal’s Don Muret’s report that the Wings and/or Ilitch Holdings has hired an architectural firm to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on facility is definitely intriguing, but between the self-imposed gag organizational “no comment”...

Red Wings overnight report: talking about Tatar, Jarnkrok and Brunnstrom, and the weekend Worlds

After receiving nothing less than a smorgasbord of World Championship coverage from the NBC Sports Network on Thursday, whoever’s in charge of scheduling events decided that one cannot piggyback TSN’s coverage when there are perfectly good reruns of fishing shows which must take precedence over hockey, so hockey die-hards like myself have set their alarms and are preparing to...

A Look at the Red Wings’ 2012 Free Agents: Justin Abdelkader

This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]

Red Wings overnight report: Preparing for the Medal Round, anti-Semin and a Sea Dog stumble

Today represents the last day of competition at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and from a Red Wings fan’s perspective, three of the Wings’ four remaining participants in Russia’s Pavel Datsyuk, Slovakia’s Tomas Tatar, Finland’s Valtteri Filppula and/or non-playing prospect Petr Mrazek will come home with medals, though only one might come home satisfied with...

Red Wings at the Worlds, Semifinals: Tatar’s Slovaks will tangle with Datsyuk’s Russians for Gold

Book the times, folks: Team Slovakia defeated the Czech Republic on three goals from Miroslav Satan’s line, including 2 from Satan himself, and Jan Laco played fantatstic in the Czechs’ crease, out-dueling Jakub Kovar by a wide margin, and after the Czechs lost Martin Erat to a shoulder or head injury, they lost their focus and started making mistakes which the Czechs pounced...

Now that’s a leak: have the Red Wings hired an architect to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on rink?

Now this is as intriguing as all hell get out, as reported by the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press’s John Gallagher and 97.1 FM: SportsBusiness Journal’s Don Muret suggests that the Red Wings’ owners have (via Curbed’s Sarah Cox) tagged architect Chad Krieger Sieniewicz and the architectural firm HKS to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on facility, according to SportsBusiness...

Red Wings at the Worlds, medal round: Pavel Datsyuk’s Russians steamroll Slovakia

Today’s bronze medal game between Finland and the victorious Czechs was a tightly-contested contest by comparison to the gold medal game. Pavel Datsyuk registered 2 assists—on two goals by Alexander Semin, including a glorious takeaway on the 4-1 goal—and a goal of his own via an assist from Semin to salt the game away… As the tournament-unbeaten Russians slowly stirred...

Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland offers a ‘save the date’ notification of Wings’ roster plans

On a day when none other than the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sieleski quotes the CBC’s Gord Stellick as stating that the Red Wings are going to be the prime suitors for Zach Parise, should he choose to leave New Jersey… One intriguing possibility is the Detroit Red Wings. “He is their guy,” former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Gord Stellick said. “[The Red Wings are] never...

A Look at the Red Wings’ 2012 Free Agents: Tomas Holmstrom

This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]

Red Wings mid-day news: looking back at the Worlds, statistically speaking

The day after Russia captured the World Championship title, and Slovakia snagged silver, team Russia was given a hero’s welcome in Moscow (and congratulations from Vladimir Putin, of course), and the Slovaks partied harder and engaged in the kind of silliness that might live in some infamy for Tomas Tatar’s Slovaks in Bratislava… Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news...

Report: Red Wings choose architect for new arena

The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the NHL’s older teams for what seems like decades.  As they haven’t gotten any younger, neither has their home, Joe Louis Arena.  Opened in 1979, the JLA is 33 years old and behind the teams as far as the bells and whistles of some of the newer NHL arenas. There have been rumors for a while now that Wings owner Mike Ilitch has been exploring...

Red Wings at the Worlds, Semifinals: Russia pushes the ‘easy’ button, wins 6-2

It wasn’t even a contest. While Pavel Datsyuk was held off the scoresheet, a mistake-prone Finnish defense and a very, very leaky Pettri Vehanen could not hold off the Russian Machine, and with only the line of Valtteri Filppula, Mikko Koivu and Jussi Jokinen providing offense, the Finns couldn’t out-score their mistakes. As such, Russia handed Finland a 6-2 defeat, cruising...

Video:Kronwalling at Ice Hockey World Championships

Nicklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings may have the Spring off in the States after him and the team lost in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but like many other NHLers, Kronwall returned to his national team to participate in the World Championships.  He laid the wood to Kaspars Saulietis of [...]
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