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Avalanche-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are on a slide reminiscent of last season's sustained struggles, and breaking from it will require overcoming the absence of their starting goaltender. Jimmy Howard will miss Sunday night's home game against the Colorado Avalanche due to a lower-body injury as the Red Wings try to halt a five-game skid. Offense, though, has been the main concern for Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  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
16 hours ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers-Red Wings Preview

The only time the Detroit Red Wings failed to earn at least one point in their last nine games was during a visit from the Florida Panthers earlier this month. The Red Wings seek to avenge that defeat and end a three-game home losing streak to the Panthers on Friday night when they return to Joe Louis Arena. Detroit (17-6-6) is 7-1-1 in its last nine games, with the lone regulation...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock close to extension with Red Wings

            For months now, rumors had been swirling regarding the fate of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Backcock. Would he re-sign? Would he leave to take another NHL job? Would he head off to the University of Michigan? You name the rumor and it probably involved Babcock. Well all of that can seemingly be put to rest, according...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock close to signing extension with Red Wings

For months now, rumors had been swirling regarding the fate of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Backcock. Would he re-sign? Would he leave to take another NHL job? Would he head off to the University of Michigan? You name the rumor and it probably involved Babcock. Well all of that can seemingly be put […] The post Mike Babcock close to signing extension with Red Wings appeared...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Babcock pleased with Wings' progress; Mrazek keeping sharp

DETROIT -- On several occasions this season, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has expressed how pleased he is with the continuing development of his young players. Wednesday's morning skate was more of the same, as the topic of conversation was more about Detroit's youth than tonight's opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs. "We look good at this point, but there's a whole bunch of teams...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings, Babcock pleasantly surprised with strong start

DETROIT -- Even coach Mike Babcock is pleasantly surprised at the Red Wings' success so far. At 28 games into the season, the Wings are tied for second in the league with 39 points (Anaheim has 41 in 29 games) and are second in the Atlantic Division to Tampa Bay. The Lightning have the same number of points but have one more win in regulation. Babcock was asked whether he has a better...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Senators fire head coach Paul MacLean

After an 11-11-5 start to the season, the Ottawa Senators have fired head coach Paul MacLean. Breaking: The Ottawa Senators have dismissed head coach Paul MacLean. #Sens — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) December 8, 2014 MacLean was hired by the Senators back in 2011 after serving as an assistant under Detroit’s Mike Babcock. Additionally MacLean was […]
Via The Majors National
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Win #500 for Babcock

The Detroit Red Wings (17-6-5) continue to rack up the points with ease. After dropping their first game this week to the Florida Panthers 4-3, they rattled off three consecutive victories to thrust them to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Here’s a look back at the week that was before previewing what’s up next. The Plus/Minus Babcock’s regular season coaching...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Helm goal in 3rd caps Red Wings rally in win over Rangers

  Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory. Helm's wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and capped a three-goal comeback that lifted the Red Wings to their second straight win. Jimmy Howard had 27 saves. Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings edge Rangers, 3-2

DETROIT -- Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory. Helm's wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and capped a three-goal comeback that lifted the Red Wings to their second straight win. Jimmy Howard had 27 saves. Cam Talbot made 31 saves for...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars upended by Red Wings in Detroit

When the Detroit Red Wings get their offense rolling, they can be as dangerous as any team in the NHL. The Dallas Stars were firsthand witnesses on Thursday night as the Red Wings scored three goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 victory. The Red Wings have scored at least four goals in 14 games this season, including seven of the past nine. "I don't know anything about that...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock, Wings expect better outing against Stars

The Detroit Red Wings believe a win streak-ending defeat in their last game was simply a speed bump as opposed to a derailment. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock most likely expects a far better showing Thursday night against the struggling Dallas Stars (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Detroit (14-6-5) had won six of seven and a season-best four in a row before losing...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock, Wings expect better outing against Stars

The Detroit Red Wings believe a win streak-ending defeat in their last game was simply a speed bump as opposed to a derailment. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock most likely expects a far better showing Thursday night against the struggling Dallas Stars (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Detroit (14-6-5) had won six of seven and a season-best four in a row before losing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings believe a win streak-ending defeat in their last game was simply a speed bump as opposed to a derailment. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock most likely expects a far better showing Thursday night against the struggling Dallas Stars. Detroit (14-6-5) had won six of seven and a season-best four in a row before losing to Florida 4-3 at home Tuesday despite 41 shots...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings' morning skate canceled due to power outage

DETROIT -- The Red Wings worked only off-ice Tuesday morning because there was no other option. There was a power outage in parts of Detroit, including Joe Louis Arena. "Players didn't want to go on, coaches didn't want to go on. We still had our meetings," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "What am I going to do? I've done all my work. So I'm going to go home. Didn't have to skate...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings' Abdelkader ruled out for Tuesday

DETROIT -- The Red Wings will be without one of their top players Tuesday. Justin Abdelkader, who missed the third period because of a shoulder injury after a hit from Vancouver's Luca Sbisa, did not practice Monday. Wings coach Mike Babcock said the injury is "two days-to-day" rather than day-to-day. He also said Abdelkader will be missed. "He penalty kills," Babcock said. "Blocks...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader hurt with a shoulder injury

It wasn’t all good for the Red Wings today during their 5-3 win over the Canucks. During the second period, forward Justin Abdelkader suffered a should injury after a big hit from Vancouver’s Luca Sbis. Babcock said Abdelkader hurt his shoulder. Not significant. Day to day. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 30, 2014 The play itself is hard to see in the video below...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Devils Preview

Even with his team off to a solid start, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock knows they can play better - especially if Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss remain healthy. The newly paired linemates look to help the visiting Red Wings to a third straight victory Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. Back from a four-game absence due to a sore groin, Datsyuk scored twice and Weiss...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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