Holland Has Earned Chance to Rebuild Red Wings

Let’s get this out of the way from the top. This isn’t about excuses. There are none. The Detroit Red Wings are in a bad place. A place fans have not seen for a generation. Some of it was inevitable. No team stays on top forever. But some of it – a good portion of it, in fact – has been self-inflicted by General Manager Ken Holland. Despite Holland’s errors, which we...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Griffins Sweep Admirals With OT Victory, Advance to Central Division Final

Calder Cup Playoffs – Central Division Semifinals – Game 3 – Grand Rapids Wins Series, 3-0 GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 3 at Milwaukee Admirals 2 OT MILWAUKEE – Kyle Criscuolo tipped a feed from Dan Renouf past Marek Mazanec 10:03 into overtime on Wednesday to give the Grand Rapids Griffins a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals in the Central Division Semifinals. The...
Via Winging It In Motown
1 day ago

Red Wings Player Grades: Tomas Jurco

A grade and epilogue of sorts, for another Red Wings prospect failed to blossom. Player Profile Name: Tomas Jurco Born: Kosice, Slovakia 12/28/92 Height/Weight: 6’2/188 Position: RW Stats (DET/CHI): GP : 29 G: 1 A: 0 PM: 4 ATOI: 11:02 Season Narrative Tomas Jurco’s Red Wings career ended in Detroit Feb. 24 when he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for a...
Via Winging It In Motown
1 day ago

Analyzing Dylan Larkin’s Regression

Detroit Red Wings 2014 first-round pick Dylan Larkin was primed for a breakout season after scoring 45 points (23 goals, 22 assists) in 80 games during his rookie season last year. However, Larkin suffered the sophomore slump, scoring just 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 80 games this past season. The Red Wings, as a whole, weren’t as good as last season, missing the playoffs...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Player Grades: Ryan Sproul

Up next in our player grade series is Ryan Sproul, a promising defensemen who didn’t get as much of a chance as he should have. Player Profile: Name: Ryan SproulBorn: Mississauga, ON, CAN , 1/13/93Height/Weight: 6’4” , 211 lbs.Position: DefenseContract: RFA in 2018-19 Player Stats: GP: 27Goals: 1Assists: 6 Season Narrative: Ryan Sproul was one of several Red...
Via Winging It In Motown
2 days ago

Time for Red Wings to Retire Konstantinov’s No. 16

When the Detroit Red Wings said farewell to Joe Louis Arena after their final game on April 9, they did so with a cavalcade of stars present and past. As legends and fan favorites took their turn saying hello to the crowd and good-bye to The Joe, the most bittersweet moment came when Vladimir Konstantinov was wheeled onto the ice where he was once one of the NHL’s most fearsome...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

WATCH: Locker Room Clean Out | 4/11 | Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader speaks with the media on locker room clean out day at Joe Louis Arena.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: The end of an era

This season has been a long and arduous one for the Detroit Red Wings. After completing their regular season with a win 4-1 on Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, the team gave one final goodbye to Joe Louis Arena. Coincidentally, the last game at Joe Louis Arena would also be Henrik Zetterberg’s 1,000th career game. Riley Sheahan, who had not scored prior to the last game of...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley Sheahan avoids ugly NHL record with goal in last game of season

Riley Sheahan can take a big sigh of relief. The extremely unlucky Detroit Red Wings forward finally scored his first goal in the final game of the season. In doing so, he narrowly avoided going down in the history books with an ugly NHL record.Sheahan nearly became the first forward in league history to appear in every single game and not score while taking at least 100 shots....
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg knocks over fan’s beer, apologizes with an autographed stick

Henrik Zetterberg knocked over a fan’s beer during warmups, but he came through with an incredible gesture which made the fan instantly forget about his wasted drink.But first, some quick advice for all of you hockey fans out there.There’s two rules to remember if you ever find yourself in the front row at a hockey game: Don’t bang on the glass and don’t put your drink on...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ode to the Joe: Hockey's 20 most memorable moments at Joe Louis Arena

While killer concerts and figure skating soap operas occurred within its walls, Joe Louis Arena is best known as the home of the Detroit Red Wings. Since opening its doors in 1979, the Joe has held court to some of the NHL's most amazing moments. With the end of this Red Wings' campaign comes the move to a new barn and plenty of reason to reminisce about the many happenings over...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: with the streak over, now what?

Well, it finally happened. Something that some Detroiters thought wasn’t possible has come to fruition. The Detroit Red Wings 25-season playoff streak has officially ended. Some people are sad or pissed or just have mixed emotions, while others see the irony of how the year went. It truly is the end of an era. Beloved owner Mr. I has passed away and it’s the last season played...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings’ 25-year playoff streak is most impressive in sports history

As has been abundantly clear for months, the Detroit Red Wings will not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year for the first time since 1990. The 25-year stretch of dominance is not the longest playoff streak in NHL history, but considering the era and the changes that have occurred during that time, it’s arguably the most impressive. In fact, one could make the point...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: three bright spots in an otherwise dark season

As the 2016-17 season comes to an end the Detroit Red Wings have to be having mixed feelings. On one hand it’s been a very tough year in Motown, but on the other it’s an end of an era at Joe Louis Arena. There haven’t been very many bright spots for the Wings this year but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any at all. Here are three bright spots from the team this year...
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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