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Wings look to hand Coyotes ninth straight loss tonight

A visit from the lowly Arizona Coyotes could provide Detroit with an excellent opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time in almost three weeks. It's been even longer since the Red Wings have done so at home. They can accomplish both by sending the Coyotes to a ninth consecutive defeat Tuesday night (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 tip-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Though Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Red Wings Preview

A visit from the lowly Arizona Coyotes could provide Detroit with an excellent opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time in almost three weeks. It's been even longer since the Red Wings have done so at home. They can accomplish both by sending the Coyotes to a ninth consecutive defeat Tuesday night. Though Detroit is third in the Atlantic Division, Sunday's 2-1 shootout...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Keeping us guessing

Which Detroit Red Wings (38-19-11) are going to show up on a nightly basis? Is it going to be the group that lets in the first goal of the game, but regroups to mount a comeback? – AKA Monday against Edmonton. How about the team that can’t find a way to generate any offense and is lackluster on the penalty kill? – AKA Thursday against Columbus. Or the rare times when they...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-03/10/15- With the playoffs all but out of reach, the blame game starts

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Chief cause Craig Berube deserves his share of the blame: [Philly.com- Frank Seravalli] [Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] Playing for next season Jobs are on the line as the Flyers play out the string: [CSNPhilly.com-Tim Panaccio]  Could Mike Babcock be the answer as the head coach? [The...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings have fared well against the Western Conference this season, but an overreliance on goaltending could derail that dominance. They'll look for an improved defensive effort Friday night against the visiting Calgary Flames, who have showed they're capable of winning without captain Mark Giordano. Detroit (36-15-11) topped the New York Rangers 2-1 in overtime Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 54: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins

Detroit Red Wings (31-12-9) at Pittsburgh Penguins (30-15-8) 8:00 PM – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The red hot Detroit Red Wings come to town tonight in what could be a potential first round playoff preview.  As it stands, the Pens currently have a 16.1% chance of meeting the Wings in the first round.  Only Tampa at 16.7% has a higher projection. Detroit...
Via The Pensblog
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings' Mrazek gets nod in Eastern Conference showdown Wednesday

Jimmy Howard is healthy, but Detroit coach Mike Babcock is sticking with his streaking rookie goaltender for a clash with one of the other Eastern Conference frontrunners. Petr Mrazek will make an 11th straight start Wednesday night when the rolling Red Wings visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, though Babcock maintains the All-Star Howard remains his No. 1 option going forward. "Howie...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Penguins Preview

Jimmy Howard is healthy, but Detroit coach Mike Babcock is sticking with his streaking rookie goaltender for a clash with one of the other Eastern Conference frontrunners. Petr Mrazek will make an 11th straight start Wednesday night when the rolling Red Wings visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, though Babcock maintains the All-Star Howard remains his No. 1 option going forward. "Howie...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard still No. 1 despite backing up Mrazek this Wednesday

Jimmy Howard will make his way back to the Red Wings after a groin injury has held him out since Jan. 10. However the Red Wings All-Star won’t see ice time just yet. According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, Howard will back up Petr Mrazek Wednesday against the Penguins and might start Saturday when Detroit returns home to face Winnipeg. Mike Babcock too made it clear that Jimmy Howard...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Babcock should be 'all in' before Wings commit to major trade

The wisest thing the Red Wings could do in the month leading up to the March 2 NHL trade deadline is play Let's Make a Deal -- with their coach. Mike Babcock has been saying since his team was spanked by Boston in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring that he'd like to add a right-shot defenseman to his club. And not just anyone with a pulse. He wants one who can...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Eakins opens up on analytics

On Saturday, the TSN Hockey Analytics show interviewed former Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins. The focus was supposed to be on the Oilers’ acceptance of advanced stats like Corsi and how they incorporated that information into their approach. Perhaps predictably, the words that drew the most attention were about the hiring of famed blogger Tyler...
Via Bloguin Best
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Eakins opens up on analytics

On Saturday, the TSN Hockey Analytics show interviewed former Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins. The focus was supposed to be on the Oilers’ acceptance of advanced stats like Corsi and how they incorporated that information into their approach. Perhaps predictably, the words that drew the most attention were about the hiring of famed blogger Tyler...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

With NHL trade deadline looming, Wings GM Holland likes his options

With the clock ticking toward the NHL trade deadline one month from today, Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland stands ready to make a deal -- like he always is this time of year. "My history as a manager has been that I'll pull the trigger and pay the price if there's a player out there that our scouts, (coach) Mike Babcock -- and we think will be a real good fit for us at a price...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: A force to be reckoned with

The experts can continue to doubt all they want, but the Detroit Red Wings (29-12-9) proved once again this week they are the real deal and are a genuine threat to win the Eastern Conference. Coming out of the All-Star break the Red Wings survived a near third period collapse against the Florida Panthers to win 5-4. The Tampa Bay Lightning put them back in their place Thursday by...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Wings' view from top of division is precarious

The Red Wings should enjoy the view from atop the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings while it lasts -- because if they continue to play like they did in a sloppy, 5-4 win Tuesday night at Florida they won't stay there long. Especially considering their opponents in the next two games. The victory helped Detroit to leapfrog past Tampa Bay -- a 4-2 loser at Carolina...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 27, 2015  |  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
January 20, 2015  |  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
January 12, 2015  |  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
January 12, 2015  |  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
January 12, 2015  |  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
January 08, 2015  |  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
January 06, 2015  |  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
December 31, 2014  |  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
December 30, 2014  |  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
December 28, 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
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