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Alexey Marchenko Claimed on Waivers by Toronto Maple Leafs

Maybe Babcock will ask for Smith while he’s at it? With Brendan Smith returning from injury tonight and the Red Wings holding too many defensemen, Alexey Marchenko was placed on waivers yesterday to make roster space. Today, we found out that Marchenko has been claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto currently sits 18th in the league, meaning 10 clubs passed on Marchenko in...
Via Winging It In Motown
21 days ago

Video: Brayden Schenn leaps into the head of Brendan Smith

Hits to the head are bad. Hits where the guilty player leaps into the victim’s head are even worse. Brayden Schenn was guilty of the latter when the Flyers visited the Red Wings, jumping into the head of Brendan Smith. Was Schenn trying to adjust to play a deflected puck or was he intentionally trying to hit Smith? To Schenn’s credit, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of intent...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

10 Hockey Fight Mismatches That Made Fans Laugh Or Cringe (Photos)

Playoff spots are hotly contested and tempers flare during the stretch run of the NHL season. Sometimes a fight can spark a team to victory, but some players haven’t been too smart about picking a dance partner. Remember Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith challenging Boston Bruins behemoth Zdeno Chara in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs? Yeah, that wasn’t the best move....
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Is The Highest-Scoring Brother Combination In NHL history?

It’ll be a family affair when the Detroit Red Wings come to town Monday night to take on the Boston Bruins. Bruins forward Reilly Smith will square off against Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith in what will be the ninth regular-season meeting between the brothers. But the young Smiths are just one of many sibling duos to grace the NHL with their presence. From the Hulls to the...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Losing streak stretches to six games

The Detroit Red Wings (17-8-9) haven’t won a game since December 7. The dramatic shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche Sunday night marks the Red Wings sixth straight defeat in the past two weeks. This absurd skid really came out of nowhere as the Wings had won nine out of their previous eleven games before collapsing. In case you missed it. Not a happy time in Hockeytown right...
Via isportsweb.com
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chara-Smith Encounter One Of Many NHL Fight Mismatches (Videos)

Zdeno Chara rarely looks up at a player in the NHL, so it was understandably amusing when Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith attempted to challenge the much larger Chara. Chara seemed to realize Smith’s mistake even before Smith did, and it prompted a look back at some of the most mismatched fights from the NHL. From heavyweights beating down on an unfortunate victim, to...
Via NESN.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara laughs at Brendan Smith during fight (Video)

Zdeno Chara and Brendan Smith play the same position. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the Boston Bruins captain when he almost squared off with Smith on Sunday, but that’s because Chara is a giant. A scrum broke out during Game 2 of Boston’s opening round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Laughs At Brendan Smith’s Attempt To Fight Him (GIF)

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith got into a shoving matching at the end of the first period in Sunday’s first-round playoff game at TD Garden. Smith, who stands eight inches shorter than Chara, tried to throw a few jabs at the Boston defenseman. It didn’t rattle Chara, though, as he just stood there and laughed at Smith. Maybe Chara was...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries continue to leave the Detroit Red Wings scrambling

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock Heading into their matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Detroit Red Wings were willing to try just about anything that could help their playoff chances, and they did just that. Justin Abdelkader suffered a cut leg in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Blackhawks and is expected to miss two weeks. Instead of dipping his hand into the Grand Rapids...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Abdelkader out two weeks, Smith moves to forward

The Red Wings' injury situation has gone from ludicrous to surreal. The Wings announced Tuesday morning that Justin Abdelkader will miss up to two weeks with a leg laceration suffered when he was cut by a skate in Sunday's game in Chicago. Coach Mike Babcock announced after the morning skate that defenseman Brendan Smith would play forward. He also said Todd Bertuzzi was a game-time...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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