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Nightmare on Helm Street:
Here's another excellent guest post from Franklin Steele:
What does a guy have to do to get a call-up to the Detroit Red Wings these days? If you answered "be over 35 years of age and posses a frail, oft-injured body" you're probably being sarcastic, but you might be on to something too.
With a certified "**** ton" of injuries befalling the Wings through their first couple of games I was almost certain that Gustav Nyquist would be among the first players called up and inserted into the lineup. And while the two time, two time, two time AHL All Star was, in fact, called up, he laced up the skates for one measly game before Todd Bertuzzi and Darren Helm returned from injuries.
To be honest, every time I see Mikael "the invisible" Samuelsson out on the ice for a faceoff my stomach turns. Not because I don't understand why Detroit brought the guy back for a second round of duty, but because he is taking ...
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Recently I wrote that it is Niklas Kronwall’s time to shine now that Nick Lidstrom has hung up the skates, but a long with Kronwall, a younger Red Wings blue liner is coming into his own a little quicker than expected.
Brendan Smith, the highly touted Wisconsin Badger star, got his feet wet briefly last season with the Red Wings, but were not able to see a lot. Back in college...
Tuesday night Jordin Tootoo, one of the Wings’ newest players from the offseason engaged in two separate fights within the span of 20 minutes as Detroit went on to beat the Stars 4-1.
The first Tootoo fight came just three seconds into the opening period when he dropped the gloves with Eric Nystrom sending the JLA crowd into a frenzy.
WATCH TOOTOO’S TWO FIGHTS FROM TUESDAY
The Detroit Red Wings are starting to look like the Red Wings gain. Since opening with a 6-0 loss at St. Louis, they have gone 3-1-1 in their last five games.“We weren't very competitive,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of that season opener. “Now we have an opportunity to evaluate ourselves six games later and see where we're at.”The Red Wings are 2-0-1 in their...
Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk's tiebreaking goal at 9:38 of third period to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis 5-3 on Friday night.
The Blues' four-game winning streak was snapped.
Zetterberg scored the first two goals and set up Jonathan Ericsson's tying goal early in the third period. Detroit...
Chris note: Twig will likely have a reflection on the game as a whole tomorrow morning, but Franklin has another guest post for us on the #1 star of the night, Henrik Zetterberg.
By Franklin Steele:
Henrik Zetterberg was raised for this. At least since he became a Detroit Red Wing.
I can't speak as to what kind of childhood Z had, but I'd assume it was...
Homer! Demolition Man. The Angry Chipmunk. Whatever we use to describe him, it is out of pure admiration. How can you not love the guy who spent his entire career with one team being one of the biggest pains in the neck for opposing goalies/defensemen simply through the art of non-violent resistance? Which is the same art I managed growing up, playing the victim so my 3 older brothers...
Last week I introduced player TOI usage charts and one use I thought they had was to look at how a players usage changed during the downside of their careers. Today I will do just that by looking at Nicklas Lidstrom’s TOI charts over the last 5 seasons. Consider this an extension to my earlier [...]The post Nicklas Lidstrom’s TOI Charts over last 5 seasons appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
After getting taken to the whipping post by the Blues on opening night, 6-0, DET will be looking for a much better effort. The Wings aren't alone though, STL are crushing it right now, and it is easy to see why: 3.86 G/G (3), 2.00 GA/G (3), 2.33 5-5 F/A (2), 34.6%PP (2), and 20.3 SA/G (1).
Babcock said of the opening game: "We weren't very competitive...
DETROIT (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk's tiebreaking goal at 9:38 of third period to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis 5-3 on Friday night.
The Blues' four-game winning streak was snapped.
Zetterberg scored the first two goals and set up Jonathan Ericsson's tying goal early in the third...
As stated in the quick take, the Red Wings did not resolve any of their statistical issues on Tuesday night. They took 5 penalties, were out-shot in two of three periods, they still have yet to score a first-period goal, their power play is now a woeful 3-for-35, and they gave up the game's first goal yet again.
Statistics matter a little less when you win, however, and the...
David Backes received a 5 minute major and a match for this hit to the head of Kent Huskins.
February 1st, 2013
St. Louis Blues (6-1-0, 12 pts) at Detroit Red Wings (3-2-1, 7 pts)
Where/Time: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI — 7:30 pm ET
TV/Radio: NHL Network-US, FS-Detroit / AM 1270 The Ticket
The Red Wings are out to prove that their 6-0 opening night spanking by the Blues was just a fluke. Detroit has a point in each of their last 3 games, going 2-0-1 over the past week...