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Babcock’s Stare: Ouellet, Babcock and Breast Cancer Awareness Night

The first game of the Red Wings season is in the books and they boys played a very solid against the team that sent them packing in April.  It was a pretty impressive performance all around but their schedule isn’t getting any easier with a game tonight against Anaheim, Boston back in town on Wednesday and then a home and home with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tonight’s matchup...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock Very Upset By Ouellet’s Demotion From Red Wings

The Red Wings needed to cut two players from their roster by 5pm ET Tuesday to have it compliant to start the season Thursday night. Petr Mrazek was an obvious choice with Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson taking the reins in net. So the decision was whether to risk a veteran defenseman to waivers to keep Xavier Ouellet, (presumably Jakub Kindl or Brian Lashoff), or go with the set...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

St. James, Khan, Pleiness: Red Wings 23-man roster includes Nestrasil, but Ouellet, Mrazek sent down

There were strong hints during today's practice that 1) Petr Mrazek would remain with the team due to some sort of injury suffered by Jonas Gustavsson, 2) Andrej Nestrasil made the team and 3) Xavier Ouellet made the team, but the Free Press's Helene St. James, MLive's Ansar Khan and the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness report that only #2 was accurate... Xavier...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Practice Day: Datsyuk, Ouellet, and Nestrasil

The Red Wings held a formal practice this morning, as coach Babcock still has last minute decisions to make in terms of who’s getting trimmed off the roster to make it 23-player compliant, and to see who is going to be in the lineup for the opener against Boston on Thursday. Pavel Datsyuk is still a big unknown, as he is skating and practicing with the team, but wearing the grey...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Sunday afternoon news: Is Ouellet going to play, and is Kindl going to stay?

As Paul noted, the Red Wings waived Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro and Kevin Porter today. It should be assumed that all three players will clear and be assigned to Grand Rapids, where they're sorely needed after the Griffins' dismal 2-exhibition-game performance against Lake Erie (I hope they clear, especially Callahan; he loves the organization and wants to earn his way...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose to the Leafs in a rough game.

Red Wings lose to the Leafs in a rough one for the boys.   The Red Wings really did not have anything going tonight, From offense to defense this really just was not the Red Wings night tonight. Right out the gate it was obvious this was going to be “one of those games” for the Red Wings.  The Wings did get on the board with a wrister from Xavier Ouellet with assists from Danny...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

23 reasons why the Detroit Red Wings may not make the playoffs

For the 2013-14 season I offered up 22 tongue-in-cheek reasons why the Detroit Red Wings would fall short of making the playoffs and end the impressive consecutive playoff streak at 22 seasons. They admirably proved me wrong and kept the playoff tradition alive in Hockeytown. Well, I’m back. A new season means an extra reason, different expectations, and more playful predictions...
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings prospect profile: Xavier Ouellet

After profiling two forwards, the third edition of the Red Wings prospect profile series will examine an up-and-coming defenseman: Xavier Ouellet. Defenseman – France – Age 20 6-foot, ~200 pounds – Shoots Left-handed Drafted 48th Overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft Strengths / Weaknesses + Hockey IQ, Effective Penalty Killer - Strength, Size, Experience Xavier Ouellet is making...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ouellet Recalled As The Wings Hit The Ice For Practice

via Ansar Khan tweet, Wings have called up defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids. he's in the ice for practice. Updates will come as needed. added 12:06pm, via Chuck Pleiness tweet, No Datsyuk. Kronwall. Alfredsson at practice. Zetterberg out there again. added 12:24pm, another Pleiness tweet, Zetterberg skating hard. Looks like he's very close...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

He’s up, he’s down, he’s Xavier Ouellet

The Red Wings won't play again until Saturday, and the Grand Rapids Griffins open a set of 3 games in 3 nights by hosting the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, so Xavier Ouellet's driving back up I-96 today: RED WINGS SEND OUELLET TO GRIFFINS … Defenseman has Played One Game with Detroit, Five with Grand Rapids as First-Year Pro … DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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