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Red Wings spending most of pivotal February slate on the road

The Detroit Red Wings are playing some of the best hockey in the Eastern Conference as of today. They are currently third in the conference, and have won nine of their last twelve contests. The 29-12-9 Wings’ squad holds the top power play unit in the NHL, as they are scoring on the man advantage 25.6 percent of the time. Henrik Zetterberg is showing that he is still a dominant...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Leafs, Bruins & Jets highlight Red Wings top priced games of 2014-15

The Red Wings first season in the Eastern Conference, while not up to the team’s usual standards, was successful enough to continue the club’s streak of 23 consecutive playoff appearances – the longest current streak of any team in the big four professional sports leagues. So impressive is this feat, it’s more than double the next longest of any NHL team (San Jose – 10...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings on Facebook: The Dan Cleary Saga

It happened. Deep down, we all knew Cleary would be resigned to some extent, but I think we were hoping it would be a 2-way “thanks for the memories, have fun in GR” contract. Nope. So lets take a moment from our bleach-chugging, whiskey-pounding, homicidal rage-fest to take a peak at how the decision to keep Cleary was made.
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Teemu Pulkkinen Is Overrated

Teemu Pulkkinen is overrated. I’m going to tell you why. Prospects only have value because they are expected to develop and become NHL caliber players. A prospect has value for two reasons, they have a high ceiling or a high floor. A high ceiling means this player has a ton of potential and a high floor means that barring any accidents(Igor Grigorenko) this player will be no worse...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Anthony Mantha Make the Detroit Red Wings Roster?

Anthony Mantha is the most talked about Red Wings prospect in over 10 years. He had a breakout year scoring 81 goals in as many games in the QMJHL and is going to turn pro next year. The only question for the fans: Will he be in the AHL or the NHL. There seems to be three schools of thought on this topic. The first one is that Mantha will play the entire year with the Red Wings....
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Musings: May 18th

A little while back, I wrote an article about Johan Franzen. The discussion that followed it was pretty interesting to me. The narrative on Franzen is pretty polarizing, he is either a) a player who is lazy and unmotivated, or b) a great value for his cap hit. I’m more interested in the second of the two Franzen stories. Franzen scores around 25 goals a year. Great, not a lot of...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is Luke Glendening Valuable?

Hockey statistics favor offense, this is no surprise really, they are the easiest to quantify. Goals are what drives the game and they are the clearest and easiest events to track. However, how do you measure a player when they don’t score goals? If a player has a low offensive output does that automatically make them a bad NHL player? No. Every player on a team has a role. Just...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist’s Shooting Percentage

If you read other Red Wing blogs, you will see that one of the most prevalent narratives regarding the Wings is that Gustav Nyquist was an unsustainable flash in the pan and only had good stats because of an unsustainably good shooting percentage. He shot 18% this year. To place that in context, the league average for the year was 8.89%. Stats are only as valuable if we can decide...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Musings

(Photo: Sanford Myers / The Tennessean) The Legwand trade has been pretty much torn apart by everyone. The Wings gave up Eaves, what ended up being a 2nd round pick, and Calle Jarnkrok the team’s top center prospect. After the trade, Holland had said publicly that they didn’t feel Jarnkrok was going to be anything more than a bottom 6 center. Like most, I didn’t really understand...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

I’ll Admit it, I was Wrong

I’m stupid. You’re smart. I was wrong. You were right. You’re the best. I’m the worst. You’re very good-looking. I’m not attractive. –Happy Gilmore/Twig Last year I wrote that it was time to fire Mike Babcock. The Wings had a good team, but I felt that they were underachieving. Nyquist getting few minutes while Bertuzzi played with Pav. Emmerton’s line taking all...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen: Do We Have a Problem

JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DFP Johan Franzen was a force in the 2008-2010 playoffs, putting up 59 points n 57 games. For three years, he was a guy you could count on to come up and produce big points when the games really mattered. Since that 2010 playoffs, he has 10 points in 31 games. This is just simply not good enough for a guy who is expected to produce points. This got me thinking...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote Nyquist for Play of the Year

Because if you don’t, Patrick Kane wins, and that means we all lose. TSN is having a showdown bracket for its play of the year and today our newest Swede, Gustav is up with his amazing play against Tampa where he survived a mugging and kept on chugging. As TSN put it: The young Swede breaks in one-on-one against Matt Carle and the Lightning defender appears initially to do enough...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Guest Post: A Momentum Shifting Play

  Chris Note: We are trying to get things going around here.  On that note, we’re looking at a new writer who is going to cover the finer details of the sport, statistical and otherwise.  So welcome a guest post from Wings fan, Ari Zucker. By Ari Zucker The first goal Jimmy Howard gave up in Game 2 is a goal that he’s probably going to want back. It is pretty clear that mistakes...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Datsyuk a Maybe For Tomorrow’s Game

“We’ll see tomorrow how I feel,” Datsyuk said. “It was (my) first full practice with team. I’m happy to be back with the team. I need a little more time to pick up the pace, pick up everything.” Per Red Wings Front. All I know is I wouldn’t want to be playing these Wings in the playoffs if they get healthy.
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boom – Nyquist Here To Stay

Wings' Ken Holland said Nyquist will play tomorrow and is here to stay. No other moves needed until DeKeyser comes off LTIR in 4-6 weeks. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 22, 2013 Wow is all I have to say. What a 24 hours for "the Answer".
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Weekend Recap 11.25.13

The Wings played twice this weekend and came away with two points. I’d say “I’ll take it” but I think they can do so much better. This post will mostly just touch on the important things that happened in both games. More after the jump: Pavel Datyuk’s status is still unknown after taking an unpunished elbow from Jared Cowen. Lame. The loss to the Senators stung badly...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Thanksgiving Recap 11.29.2013

Sorry I missed you all after the Boston game, meant to recap that but you have to understand the pressures of Thanksgiving Family Holidays. My parents and grandparents were here and kept forcing drink down me; partying like a woe begotten Red Wings team had just slammed a second place Boston Bruins team by 5 goals. Seriously, imagine 5 little old drunk Sullys running around shouting...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boom – Nyquist Here To Stay

Wings' Ken Holland said Nyquist will play tomorrow and is here to stay. No other moves needed until DeKeyser comes off LTIR in 4-6 weeks. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 22, 2013 Wow is all I have to say. What a 24 hours for "the Answer".
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Weekend Recap 11.25.13

The Wings played twice this weekend and came away with two points. I’d say “I’ll take it” but I think they can do so much better. This post will mostly just touch on the important things that happened in both games. More after the jump: Pavel Datyuk’s status is still unknown after taking an unpunished elbow from Jared Cowen. Lame. The loss to the Senators stung badly...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Thanksgiving Recap 11.29.2013

Sorry I missed you all after the Boston game, meant to recap that but you have to understand the pressures of Thanksgiving Family Holidays. My parents and grandparents were here and kept forcing drink down me; partying like a woe begotten Red Wings team had just slammed a second place Boston Bruins team by 5 goals. Seriously, imagine 5 little old drunk Sullys running around shouting...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boom – Nyquist Here To Stay

Wings' Ken Holland said Nyquist will play tomorrow and is here to stay. No other moves needed until DeKeyser comes off LTIR in 4-6 weeks. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 22, 2013 Wow is all I have to say. What a 24 hours for "the Answer".
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Weekend Recap 11.25.13

The Wings played twice this weekend and came away with two points. I’d say “I’ll take it” but I think they can do so much better. This post will mostly just touch on the important things that happened in both games. More after the jump: Pavel Datyuk’s status is still unknown after taking an unpunished elbow from Jared Cowen. Lame. The loss to the Senators stung badly...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Thanksgiving Recap 11.29.2013

Sorry I missed you all after the Boston game, meant to recap that but you have to understand the pressures of Thanksgiving Family Holidays. My parents and grandparents were here and kept forcing drink down me; partying like a woe begotten Red Wings team had just slammed a second place Boston Bruins team by 5 goals. Seriously, imagine 5 little old drunk Sullys running around shouting...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boom – Nyquist Here To Stay

Wings' Ken Holland said Nyquist will play tomorrow and is here to stay. No other moves needed until DeKeyser comes off LTIR in 4-6 weeks. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 22, 2013 Wow is all I have to say. What a 24 hours for "the Answer".
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Weekend Recap 11.25.13

The Wings played twice this weekend and came away with two points. I’d say “I’ll take it” but I think they can do so much better. This post will mostly just touch on the important things that happened in both games. More after the jump: Pavel Datyuk’s status is still unknown after taking an unpunished elbow from Jared Cowen. Lame. The loss to the Senators stung badly...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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