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This isn't the same Detroit Red Wings team that won four Stanley Cups from 1997-2008.
It isn't even the same team that started this lockout-shortened season.
When Nick Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom retired and Henrik Zetterberg assumed the captaincy, it was clear that the Wings would go through a transition period.
Unlike some other teams that went through very lean periods with no playoff appearances and got some high draft picks as a result, the Wings have made the playoffs 22 straight seasons.
Although Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk led the way in the Wings' 3-2 Game 7 victory over and elimination of the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at Honda Center, they wouldn't be in this position without their young players.
Specifically, the development of their young players.
On defense, Jakub Kindl finally showed consistency, and Danny DeKeyser was a miracle when he signed as a free agent out of Western Michigan at the end of March.
"We just have been getting better an...
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Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg with the no look pass leads to a Valtteri Filppula backhand goal and a 3-1 lead over the Ducks.
The Red Wings head to Chicago.
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DETROIT -- For the Detroit Red Wings, the less they hear Chelsea Dagger over the next couple weeks, the better.
The song, performed by The Fratellis, is blared at the United Center in Chicago every time the Blackhawks score a goal.
Some opponents might despise the catchy tune for obvious reasons, but not Henrik Zetterberg.
It is a good song, the Red Wings captain said. But you...
Henrik Zetterberg saved his best game of the series for an elimination game, showing his strength as a new captain. (Beauty Playin’ Eh, Flickr)
With his team’s back firmly implanted against the wall in game six, Detroit Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg hadn’t yet found the scoresheet himself.
On Friday night, that changed in a big way, evoking definite memories of Steve...
DETROIT -- There's nothing quite like a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Some of the Wings will be experiencing it for the first time when the Red Wings face the Ducks in Anaheim Sunday night.
For others, it's not their first rodeo.
Captain Henrik Zetterberg, who scored the game-winner in overtime of Game 6, has been in a few of them.
"You dont have many chances...
The Detroit Red Wings had firm control of Game 7 right up until Henrik Zetterberg accidentally shot the puck over the glass in the waning minutes.
While the captain sat in the box, the Anaheim Ducks scored on the power play to trim Detroit's lead to one goal.
Zetterberg worried he had unleashed another crazy finish in this wild series.
Instead, the Red Wings coolly wrapped...
This story may have slipped through some radar screens, but the Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek penned a really remarkable article about Henrik Zetterberg's leadership while comparing the Wings' undersized but ultra-competitive captain to Doug Gilmour, and Duhatschek's comparison struck one of Zetterberg's teammates, Mikael Samuelsson, as completely accurate...
Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.
Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves as the seventh-seeded Red Wings won three of the first-round series' final four games to oust the Ducks, who had the NHL's...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.
Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves as the seventh-seeded Red Wings won three of the first-round series' final four games to oust the Ducks...
The rebuilding Detroit Red Wings have advanced in the playoffs.
Detroit's reward is a daunting matchup with the NHL's top-seeded team: The seventh-seeded Red Wings will face the Blackhawks, starting with Game 1 Wednesday night in Chicago.
The Original Six matchup will be the last one in the Western Conference playoffs because Detroit is headed to the Eastern Conference...
Its a win or go home situation for both of these teams as they will battle it out tonight in a game 7 at the Honda Center.
After failing to eliminate the Detroit Red Wings in game 6 at Joe Louis Arena the Anaheim Ducks look to take the series in a win-or-stay-home situation at the Honda Center tonight.
But playing in game 7′s are nothing new to this Red Wings squad as they are...
The final minutes felt a lot like Friday night, up 3-1 until a Ducks goal would make things far too interesting, and butt clenching and stuff. The Ducks wouldn't get the equalizer this time, though, and the Red Wings would perservere in regulation and, in all, an extremely hard-faught seven-game series a lot of people, myself included, thought...