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Gave: Wings buy out Weiss, turn to future by re-signing Smith

The Red Wings began the process of distancing themselves from the Mike Babcock era today, cutting loose center Stephen Weiss by buying out the final three years of one of the worst contracts they've ever entered with a player. Two years ago, against their better judgment but at Babcock's insistence, the Wings signed Weiss to a five-year, $24.5 million free-agent deal, hoping he would...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 30, 2015  |  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

Red Wings Injury Update: Brendan Smith placed on IR

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been placed on short-term injured reserve and will be off the ice until Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. #168638286 / gettyimages.com According to Pro Hockey Talk, Smith has been placed on a seven day injured reserve due to an infection in his hand that he sustained from a fight. The Red Wings have called...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 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

Brendan Smith to Play Forward vs. Leafs as Detroit Red Wings’ Season Enters YOLO Mode

Justin Abdelkader is out two weeks with a leg laceration and Todd Bertuzzi’s a game-time decision Tuesday night vs. Toronto, so the Detroit Red Wings have moved officially from the “dealing with way too many injuries” portion of their season into “What the hell? Let’s try it” era. Which brings us to this … Brendan Smith playing left wing tonight when #RedWings wings...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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