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Detroit Red Wings season preview: New coach, same outcome

Plus: The amount of depth the Detroit Red Wings have among their forward unit is impressive. The team no longer needs to rely heavily on Henrik Zetterberg or the currently-injured Pavel Datsyuk to be the sole providers of offense. That torch is shared with Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader. Abdelkader established himself as a legitimate top-six forward last year with...
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Red Wings' home opener to air on FSD and simulcast on FOX 2

The Detroit Red Wings' home opener will air on FOX Sports Detroit and be simulcast on FOX 2 on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. "We are excited our partners at FOX Sports Detroit have agreed to simulcast our home opener with FOX 2 to bring the game into the living rooms of more Red Wings fans throughout the Metro Detroit area," said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Red Wings place four on I.R.

  The season hasn’t even started officially and the Detroit Red Wings find themselves with injury woes. On Sunday, the Red Wings placed four players – Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko on injured reserve. That opens up four roster spots for Detroit. The Red Wings have already dealt with a few injury issues thus far that don’t look to be long...
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Ice Chips: Howard turns in another solid exhibition performance

Jimmy Howard made 31 saves and Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller, Henrik Zetterberg and Brad Richards scored to help the Red Wings top the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 in Friday's exhibition game. SOLID IN GOAL Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard turned in another solid performance Friday. Howard faced 33 shots in what he described as one of Detroit's toughest preseason games this year. "I...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Red Wings reach deal with 1st-round pick Svechnikov

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Evgeny Svechnikov on a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old Svechnikov was taken by the Red Wings with the 19th pick in the June draft. He played for Detroit in a preseason game Sept. 22 at Chicago before returning to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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The Red Wings preseason progress report

Sep 24, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) receives congratulations from center Dylan Larkin (71) after scoring in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports With a handful of games played in the preseason for the Red Wings, there’s already a lot to look at. As Red...
Via The Majors Detroit
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SQ NHL Preview Series: Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings (Last Season: 43-25-14, 3rd in Atlantic)Coach: Jeff Blashill (first as NHL coach)Key Departures: Stephen WeissKey Additions: Mike Green, Brad RichardsKey Player: Pavel DatsyukEven at age 36, Datsyuk put on a show last year. The Russian center put up 65 points at a clip of 1.03 per game, the seventh post-lockout season he has scored at a point-per-game clip. The...
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Jurco lifts Red Wings over Bruins

In Boston, Tomas Jurco had a goal and an assist, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Bruins. Drew Miller and Andreas Athanasiou also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves. Loui Eriksson's power-play goal with 51 seconds left in regulation accounted for Boston's only score. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 24 shots.
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Why Mike Green can produce even more offense with the Red Wings

The Red Wings have been desperately searching for an offensive defenseman to man the backline since, well, Nicklas Lidstrom.The Red Wings haven't had a blue liner break the 50-point plateau since Lidstrom's 62-point season in the 2010-11 campaign.They may have found that 50-point defenseman in Mike Green.Green is one of just two active defensemen with two 70-point seasons in their...
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Detroit Red Wings: Young forwards leading the way, Franzen returns

The first week of the Detroit Red Wings’ preseason has seen the organization’s forward prospects performing very well. Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins saw an explosion from three of the organization’s particularly highly touted forwards: Teemu Pulkkinen, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates with fellow rookie Tyler Bertuzzi...
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Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia page loves his beard

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia, as you might expect, speaks to his hockey prowess…yada, yada, yada.  But his beard. His beard is downright legendary. Perfectly trimmed for every game and public appearance.  The flecks of grey help command respect in the Wings’ locker room.  This beard is absolutely no nonsense. Patchiness is the name of...
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Wings' Larkin shines in home debut

DETROIT -- It was just one week ago that the Detroit Red Wings arrived in Traverse City for training camp. All eyes were on the Wings' top prospect, Dylan Larkin, throughout the five-day camp. And many more eyes were on the youngster as he made his home debut Thursday night in Detroit's 6-1 victory over the Penguins. Larkin, the Wings' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft...
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Red Wings: Johan Franzen returns to the ice Thursday

After eight months and plenty of uncertainty, Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will finally make his return to the ice. Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Franzen will dress for the first time since suffering a career threatening concussion that sidelined him for most of last season while giving him plenty of setback during the summer. The Red Wings forward whose affectionately...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Detroit Red Wings: What to watch for this preseason

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to build upon last season, a season in which the Wings were booted from the first round of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. Below are five things to watch for this preseason from the Winged Wheel. Anthony Mantha Anthony Mantha Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Mantha is one of the most intriguing prospects the Red Wings have...
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Ken Holland on Mike Babcock: “We want to kick his ass.”

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland didn’t mince words when discussing former head coach Mike Babcock, telling the Toronto Sun’s Mike Zeisberger he “wants to kick his ass!” The words may seem harsh, but it’s not surprising Holland wants to take down Babcock, who coached the Red Wings for over a decade. It’s not a sign of anger or disrespect, but likely comes...
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Red Wings Training Camp 9.19.15: Dylan Larkin (VIDEO)

Dylan Larkin knows he still has a lot to learn, but he wants to be more than just an NHL player. Larkin wants to be a key player in the NHL.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Petr Mrazek should be Detroit Red Wings primary goalie

The time has come for the Detroit Red Wings to hand the reins over to Petr Mrazek and move on from Jimmy Howard. Jimmy Howard lets one slip past him against the Chicago Blackhawks After the way Mrazek was able to step in and excel for the Wings after Howard went down last season with a groin injury, Mrazek should be rewarded with the top spot on the depth chart. Howard began last...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: What fans can expect from the Red Wings in 2015-16

After plenty of change this offseason, what’s in store for the Red Wings in 2015-16? Longtime head coach Mike Babcock is gone so what does that mean for Jeff Blashill, can he fill the shoes of probably the best coach in the NHL? What about some of the new guys like veterans Brad Richards and Mike Green? Has Brad Richards’ time come and gone or does he still have something left...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Larkin signed with Red Wings because of Babcock's departure

Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin said Mike Babcock’s departure was one of the main reasons he decided to sign with club this offseason. In an interview with Mike Brophy of, the 5th ranked prospect by, revealed that he’s hoping there’s a new youth movement following the hiring of new coach Jeff Blashill. “That is one of the reasons I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Officially Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach

DETROIT — The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was introduced Tuesday as Detroit’s new head coach. Blashill has coached Detroit’s minor league affiliate...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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