Red Wings’ prospects take 3rd place game; interviews w/ Athanasiou, Bertuzzi, Mantha, Blashill etc.

The Detroit Red Wings' prospects didn't win the prospect tournament--the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated Dallas 3-2 in OT to capture the title--but the Detroit Red Wings' prospects "bowed out" with pride, rallying from a 2-goal 3rd-period deficit to win the 3rd place game 5-4 in OT. Tyler Bertuzzi tipped the gamer home, but Andreas Athanasiou was WONDERFUL...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quick note: Red Wings’ prospects advance to 3rd place game

The Red Wings overcame the loss of Brandon Robinson (who's reportedly okay) and defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-1 (Tyler Bertuzzi had 2 goals, 1 into an empty net; Anthony Mantha had a goal and an assist, as did Andreas Athanasiou, and Jared Coreau stopped 27 of 28 shots) dvancing to tomorrow's 3rd place game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Wings will practice at 10 and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: prospect tournament, day 3 interviews and line change news

Updated at 1:13 PM: The Red Wings' prospects hope to get back on track and qualify for the 3rd place game via defeating the Minnesota Wild (7 PM start at Centre Ice Arena, not 7:30), and while coach Jeff Blashill was on the ice for all of 24 minutes, the Wings' prospects worked very hard on transition plays and coverage in the defensive zone, especially on the PK. The biggest...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wings Upset Blues in Game 1 of Prospect Tournament

The Red Wings prospects took on the St. Louis Blues prospects in a scrappy contest on Friday night.  The Red Wings won the prospect tournament for the first time last year and they are looking to do the same this year.  The buzz of all Red Wings prospects is of course, Anthony Mantha. The 6 foot 4 winger has a knack for scoring goals and it would be no different in this game where...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news, part 2: Prospect morning skate impressions

As an adjunct to the earlier Red Wings prospects' morning skate post: The Wings' prospects--consisting of a deliberately "green" roster and healthy number of try-outs--begin their defense of the team's one and only prospect tournament title as they begin a stretch of 3 games in 4 nights against the Blues this evening (7:30 PM at Centre Ice Arena; the Wings...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: prospect talk, on ‘shopping around,’ shootouts and Twitterama

It's been a rough couple of weeks for Red Wings fans--and it's been a couple of rough weeks for me--so I'm hoping that news slows down a little bit to give us a break from what I will delicately describe as a pair of unpopular free agent signings and a coach who addressed some issues that, on my part, hit too close to home. Anyway, one would think that the middle of...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening quickies: sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

I finally crashed after a week-and-a-half's worth of prospect fun and then Cleary-re-signing-delight, and Paul did a fantastic job of filling us in regarding the Wings' assistant coaching search, a certain Anthony Mantha's confidence (he's not quite as borderline arrogant as Andreas Athanasiou is [and Andreas has backed it up, too], but Mantha knows he's good...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings morning news: on Athanasiou, ‘shopping around’ and trade talk

The Red Wings' summer development camp continues with its second and last day of dedicated skill development practices starting at 9 AM today at Centre Ice Arena, and the camp will wrap up with an 11 AM scrimmage on Tuesday. I focused on "Team Yzerman" during yesterday's drills, and today, I'll be watching "Team Lidstrom," who are undoubtedly led...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

All About The Detroit Red Wings’ Prospects

Ansar Khan of Mlive answered some questions regarding the Wings' prospects... Q. How likely is Anthony Mantha to see NHL games next season? What is Andreas Athanasiou's ceiling? Are we more likely to see more of Ryan Sproul or Alexei Marchenko as an NHL defenseman next year? Is Brian Lashoff destined to be a journeyman? Could Petr Mrazek replace Jimmy (Howard) as a starter...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Wheaton, Tvrdon and Kelowna on ropes; Mantha, Val-d’Or lose ground

If Xavier Ouellet does not play for the Red Wings on Thursday--and MLive's Brendan Savage reports that the signs aren't necessarily positive regarding "X-Man's" playoff debut--he may get to Abbotsford, British Columbia in time to join his Grand Rapids Griffins teammates when they begin battling the Abbotsord Heat on Friday and Saturday. The Griffins may receive...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Frozen Four news; Athanasiou, Bertuzzi assist; Griffins lose

The Detroit Red Wings' prospects were relatively busy on Thursday, and the most significant game involved a player who didn't register a point in defenseman Ben Marshall, whose University of Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the University of North Dakota 2-1 in the NCAA's Frozen Four semifinal. The Gophers scored a literal last-second goal, and the team will now battle...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Prospect Scores Nasty Between-The-Legs Goal (Video)

Take some notes, Tomas Hertl. Andreas Athanasiou, a Detroit Red Wings prospect currently playing for the OHL’s Barrie Colts, netted an incredible goal Sunday that was reminiscent of — but even more impressive than — the one the San Jose Sharks rookie scored earlier this season. Hertl wowed the hockey world — and angered some of the sport’s purists — back in October when...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Wings prospect’s amazing between-the-legs goal

It’s become a reoccuring theme this year: the between-the-legs goal. Ever since Tomas Hertl hit the scene with his amazing fourth goal against the New York Rangers back in October, that move has become all the rage. In all honesty and in fairness to Hertl, I think Detroit prospect Andreas Athanasiou has taken the cake on the best between-the-legs goal of the season. Not only did...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Athanasiou scores a highlight-reel goal; Bertuzzi’s ‘hot’ since return

I posted a set of prospect-related scores and stories on Sunday evening, but "more has happened" since the time I posted said entry, and I'd like to continue to keep the prospect news and team news separate, so here's a second summary: In playoff action, in the OHL, Tyler Bertuzzi scored a goal and now has 4 goals and 1 assist in 5 playoff games played, but his...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Prospect Andreas Athanasiou Scores Goal of the Year

On Sunday, Red Wing prospect and current Barrie Colt Andreas Athanasiou scored an absolutely filthy between-the-legs goal. Athanasiou toe dragged around a defenseman, drove to the net, and then shot the puck between-his-legs top cheese over the goaltender’s blocker. It doesn’t get much better than this, folks. The Marek Malik in action to perfection. [YouTube] [GIF via: Reddit...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Backman’s LHC fight on; Athanasiou & Barrie lose; on HF’s top 50

Two Red Wings prospects took part in playoff hockey on Sunday, and their respective teams experienced mixed results: In Sweden's SHL, Mattias Backman didn't register a point but played 21:16 in Linkopings HC's 1-0 win over AIK Skellefetea, but LHC is still in trouble--they trail the teams' second-round series 3 games to 1; And in North America, in the OHL, Andreas...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Is This Even A Legal Shootout Goal...???

((HT: Hockey Vines))No matter how awesome looking it is...Andreas Athanasiou, who currently plays for the Barrie Colts in the OHL, did this...But since the puck left the ice surface, does this sickness count...???Just asking...
Via Online Sports Guys
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting to dig back into Red Wings prospect news via RWC’s scouting report of Colin Campbell

The vast majority of the Red Wings' prospects have been playing playoff hockey over the past two weeks, with only Ben Marshall (University of Minnesota), Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm), Anthony Mantha (Val-d'Or Foreurs), Mitchell Wheaton and Marek Tvrdon (Kelowna Rockets) and Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts) still active in North America and Mattias Backman (Linkopings HC...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks pre-game chatter

I've been sidelined with a double whammy of sorts--I hate it when my illnesses take center stage, but I battle both a severe anxiety disorder and "major" depression--so I've spent the last week-and-a-half being the poster boy for, "Yes, it turns out that mental illnesses can be so physically painful that they can knock you off your feet." I've been...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Athanasiou named OHL’s player of the week; Callahan thriving in GR

Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou's not quite tearing things up at Anthony Mantha's 100-point level, but he sure is close, and the Ontario Hockey League took notice by naming the Barrie Colts forward their player of the week: The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Detroit Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou of the Barrie Colts is the OHL Player of the Week...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou named CHL’s player of the week

Via Michigan Hockey's Michael Caples, Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou was named the Ontario Hockey League's player of the week on Monday, and today, the player Wings director of amateur scouting Jiri Fischer compared to Darren Helm (while speaking with RedWingsCentral) was named the player of the Canadian Hockey League's player of the week: The Canadian Hockey...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou named OHL’s Player of the Week

Via RedWingsFeed, Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou received quite the nod from the Ontario Hockey League today: The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Detroit Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou of the Barrie Colts is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 8 after scoring twice with five assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect catchy-uppy post: Griffins take 3, Coreau wins first pro game, Mantha is himself

The Red Wings' prospects were particularly busy over the past three-and-a-half days, and the first event that took place was more or less a formaltiy--confirming news reported by TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie this past Sunday--per the Wings: The Red Wings today agreed to terms with left wing Andreas Athanasiou on a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings sign Athanasiou to entry-level deal

The Red Wings today agreed to terms with left wing Andreas Athanasiou on a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Athanasiou, 19, has appeared in 22 games with the OHL’s Barrie Colts, leading the club with 26 points (9-17-26). A fourth-round pick (110th overall) of Detroit in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Athanasiou...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Walleye lose; Super Series on the way

Sunday's crop of prospect news, save Andreas Athanasiou's signing, isn't particularly deep, but I'm sticking with the, "Prospect news in one place, Wings in the other" split. The ECHL's Toledo Walleye are having an up-and-down season, but Red Wings prospects are doing their part to aid the Walleye's cause. Martin Frk scored 2 goals, Trevor Parkes...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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