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Gave: State of Red Wings? 'Happy,' according to GM Holland

The leader of the free world may have had his hands full Tuesday night creating some optimism in this country with his State of the Union address, but this much we know after the Red Wings 5-4 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild: The state of Hockeytown seems to be in the eyes of the beholder. To a legion of doubters who predicted this was the year the Wings' playoff streak...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are getting offensive contributions from numerous sources during their winning streak. At the moment, the Minnesota Wild can't relate. The Red Wings look to go into the All-Star break with a fifth straight victory Tuesday night and hand the visiting Wild an eighth defeat in 10 games. Detroit (26-11-9) hasn't won five straight since a six-game run Feb. 8-19,...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings seek fifth straight victory Tuesday

The Detroit Red Wings are getting offensive contributions from numerous sources during their winning streak. At the moment, the Minnesota Wild can't relate. The Red Wings look to go into the All-Star break with a fifth straight victory Tuesday night and hand the visiting Wild an eighth defeat in 10 games (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Detroit (26-11-9) hasn...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zetterberg, McCollum lead 'embarrassed' Wings to come-from-behind win

The Buffalo Sabres, those lowly NHL doormats unloved by their fans and reviled by their own media, provided a perfect and valuable teaching moment for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, one of the league's more cerebral mentors. And his intermission lesson began by glaring at his players after they skated off to a smattering of boos from the home crowd who didn't mind venting their frustrations...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Wings return home after successful trip

After playing the last six games on the road, the Red Wings will be home for the next three before the All-Star break. "It's going to be nice going home," captain Henrik Zetterberg told reporters in St. Louis after the 3-2 overtime win. "You miss the Joe and miss the fans. We're happy with the way we played this road trip." The Wings went 4-2 on the road and improved to 11-7-3 overall...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Weiss struggling to score; Smith improving

The New Year has not been so kind to Stephen Weiss but the Red Wings aren't worried about him. Since his assist at Boston Dec. 29, Weiss has gone six games without a point. "When you look at the piece of paper and whether he scored or not, he didn't score," Wings coach Mike Babcock told reporters in St. Louis. "So I think all players go through that. The reality is if I look at St...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Groin injury will keep Red Wings' Howard out of All-Star Game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks. Babcock listed Howard week to week in providing the update after practice in Buffalo on Monday. Howard was hurt and carted off the ice during in a 3-1 win at Washington on Saturday. It was the same day he was...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard out of All-Star Game with injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks. Babcock listed Howard week to week in providing the update after practice in Buffalo on Monday. Howard was hurt and carted off the ice during in a 3-1 win at Washington on Saturday. It was the same day he was one of...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Groin injury will keep Red Wings' Howard out of All-Star Game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks. Babcock listed Howard week to week in providing the update after practice in Buffalo on Monday. Howard was hurt and carted off the ice during in a 3-1 win at Washington on Saturday. It was the same day he was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings injured goalie Jimmy Howard to miss All-Star Game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks. Babcock listed Howard week to week in providing the update after practice in Buffalo on Monday. Howard was hurt and carted off the ice during in a 3-1 win at Washington on Saturday. It was the same day he was one...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Regner: Best guess is Babcock stays in Detroit

It has been a little more than 36 hours since the Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Randy Carlyle, which has led to the speculation that the road is clear for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock to pack up his belongings and head up the 401 to become Toronto's next coach. That could be a possibility at the end of this season when Babcock becomes the NHL's most coveted unrestricted free...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings keep focus as speculation surrounds Babcock after Carlyle firing

The Red Wings were in Edmonton when the news broke that the Toronto Maple Leafs had fired coach Randy Carlyle. Leafs assistants Peter Horachek and Steve Spott are handling coaching duties for the Leafs' game Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals. There has been much speculation that the Leafs and team president Brendan Shanahan would be interested in Wings coach Mike Babcock...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Oilers Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to find a quick solution to their recent struggles on the road, and their schedule is offering that opportunity. After losing the opener of this six-game trip, the Red Wings attempt to continue their dominance of the NHL-worst Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Detroit (20-10-9) has dropped three of four games on the road, giving up the first goal...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils-Red Wings Preview

Even through their worst slump of the season, the Detroit Red Wings rarely needed to worry about any defensive liabilities. Whether that mindset still holds following their worst defensive performance may become clear Wednesday night when the Red Wings face the New Jersey Devils. Detroit followed a six-game skid with two straight victories but came screeching to a halt Monday, losing...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Wings hope Bruins game was lesson; Gustavsson practices

DETROIT -- There was little joy in Hockeytown Tuesday, not after Monday night's 5-2 loss in Boston. "Anybody who's covered the team knows that the sun comes up the next day, that's how I operate," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "When the sun doesn't get up the next day, though, something is wrong. The sun didn't get up today." Babcock put the Wings through their paces in an intense...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Wings hit road with chance to prove they belong among leaders

Their wives were probably sick of them, according to the coach. Their best fans, the ones who plunk down all that cash for tickets, parking, pricey beer and pizza, were going broke with all those home games this month. And for reasons of their own, some extended time on the road might be just the thing this young Red Wings team needed. It's a chance to bond for a lot of young players...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Senators Preview

The goals finally came for the Detroit Red Wings. So did a long-sought victory. Trying to build off their best offensive performance of the season, the Red Wings look to further their momentum in Ottawa at the expense of the Senators on Saturday night. Detroit (18-8-9) had scored only six goals during a six-game losing streak in which it was able to scrape out four points via shootout...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are due to break out, and the Buffalo Sabres are just trying to hang on. Out to end the frustrations that have come with a six-game losing streak, the Red Wings look to extend their home mastery of the injury-ravaged Sabres on Tuesday night. Detroit (17-8-9) has gotten four points via shootout losses during its skid, but it hasn't lost seven straight since Nov...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings hope new lines will spur offense

DETROIT -- The Red Wings would like an early Christmas present of a few more goals in the two games before the holiday. In their last five games, in which they have gone 0-2-3, the Wings have scored just five goals. So in Saturday's practice, Wings coach Mike Babcock changed things up a bit. He reunited the Euro Twins, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, putting them on a line with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Abdelkader to return to Wings' lineup Tuesday

DETROIT -- Before he was injured, Red Wings' forward Justin Abdelkader was perhaps the team's best forward, certainly he was Detroit's most versatile. In 24 games played, the former MSU Spartan had 15 points, notching seven goals with eight assists and was a plus-6, but most impressive was that whatever role coach Mike Babcock needed to plug him into, he responded extremely well...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings lose Weiss against Florida

DETROIT -- The Red Wings not only lost the game in a shootout, they also lost another player. Stephen Weiss took hits from Dave Bolland and Sean Bergenheim on the same shift at the end of the second period Friday and did not return. Wings coach Mike Babcock said Weiss had a shoulder injury and was out. Babcock did not indicate how long Weiss would be out. "We'll see if we lose him...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way out, the news came as a surprise...
Via Bloguin Best
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way out, the news came as a surprise...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings brass: Take Babcock at his word, but we still want him

If Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is refuting all those rumors that he's about sign a contract extension with the club, then take him at his word. That's the club's position. Babcock could, of course, change his mind and sign a new deal today. The Wings want to keep him. The offer is there. It's been there since shortly after the season got under way: $3 million a season for four or...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Babcock refutes reports of imminent contract extension with Wings

DETROIT -- With the Red Wings sitting in first place, it seems like an ideal time to get coach Mike Babcock to sign a contract extension. But although TSN's Darren Dreger said on TV Wednesday night that the Wings would make Babcock the highest paid NHL coach in the immediate future, Babcock refuted those reports after Thursday's practice. "I got a ton of texts this morning. My phone...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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