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Red Wings fans ranked 14th in NHL by The Hockey News

            The Hockey News ranks the Detroit Red Wings fans at 14th in the NHL. The Red Wings also rank 14th in attendance behind the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings.  The Hockey News says Red Wings fans deserve their ranking for low attendance during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons despite the team playing well. The Red Wings rank seventh in Twitter...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs remember to salute fans after beating Red Wings (VIDEO)

The Maple Leafs have won two games in a row thanks to their 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night following a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. And this time the players didn't forget the fans by making sure to take part in their post-game salute by raising their sticks to the Leaf faithful before skating off to the locker room. It seems the team...
Via The Other Paper
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #18: CBJ vs. DET (11/18/14)

Gifs from the really strange loss against Detroit in which the CBJ played their best game in a while and managed to lose 5-0. Full album here. First Period 0-1 DET: DET: (10:17) Tomas Tatar (6) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (3), Brendan Smith (3) Second Period 0-2 DET: DET: (1:44) PPG – Gustav Nyquist (9) ASST: Justin Abdelkader (7), Johan Franzen (7) Third Period 0-3 DET: DET...
Via BS Hockey
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Modano most proud of '99 Cup, growing game in Dallas

DALLAS -- By nature, Mike Modano isn't one to pound his chest and let the world know about all that he accomplished during his Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Stars and one final year with the Detroit Red Wings. But Modano, the Stars and Dallas sports icon who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this week, does take pride in two things about his incomparable run...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Daniel Alfredsson ready to hang up his skates?

The Red Wings welcome the Ottawa Senators Monday night, but an upcoming announcement might overshadow the game. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that Daniel Alfredsson, who spent the first 17 years of his NHL career with the Senators, plans to retire. The Wings had left the door open for Alfredsson to return if he could overcome the back injury that cost him time last season and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alfredsson to Announce Retirement on Monday?

The uncertainty over Daniel Alfredsson’s playing status has dogged him since training camp when he experienced a setback that kept him off the ice. Without a contract in place, Alfredsson and the Red Wings agreed that it would be in both parties’ best interests if Alfredsson continued to rest and recuperate. Having already missed chunks of 2013-14 season to the same injury, the...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Rumors: Alfredsson not returning

It looks like Daniel Alfredsson will call it a career, as reports suggest he won't return  to the Red Wings. #485534429 / gettyimages.com Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Alfredsson's back issues haven't subsided, and he won't return to play this season. The Red Wings are aware of the situation even though they haven't heard from Alfredsson directly.Alfredsson has played...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson won’t play this season

The Daniel Alfredsson comeback may be over before it ever really started. A report from TSN states that word is leaking out that Alfredsson will not be able to play this year. The report states that while the Detroit Red Wings haven’t officially heard about Alfredsson’s status or decision, they have heard that his comeback attempt is over. Via TSN: Sources tell The Dreger Report...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson won’t play this season

The Daniel Alfredsson comeback may be over before it ever really started. A report from TSN states that word is leaking out that Alfredsson will not be able to play this year. The report states that while the Detroit Red Wings haven’t officially heard about Alfredsson’s status or decision, they have heard that his comeback attempt is over. Via TSN: Sources tell The Dreger Report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Maple Leafs Preview

An ugly losing streak is in the past, but the Toronto Maple Leafs won't breathe easy for too long. They'll look to build on a much-needed victory while trying to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat to the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Coming off an embarrassing 9-2 home loss to Nashville two nights earlier, Toronto (10-8-2) managed to momentarily right the ship...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe’s Health Slightly Improving, Legend Still Can’t Walk Or Talk

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health remains in poor condition after he suffered a stroke in late October, but he has shown some slight improvements. Though he still can’t walk or talk, the Howe family said they were able to get the Detroit Red Wings icon to sit in a living room chair for two consecutive days, according to the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of work to do, but at...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember The Name Anthony Mantha, You’ll Thank Me Later

Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland is a pretty solid GM as far as GMs go. He always manages to pluck these unknown Swedes out of, well, Sweden and the Wings system turns them into legitimate players in fairly short order. This time he set his sights on a gifted Canadian winger out of Longueuil, Quebec by the name of Anthony Mantha and you'd do well to track his progress in...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim Nestrasil on waivers

Andrej Nestrasil’s time as a Red Wing has come and gone. The Red Wings announced Thursday that the Carolina Hurricanes claimed the 23-year old forward on waivers after recording 2 assists in 13 games for Detroit this season. “Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards,” said general manager Ron Francis. “He has improved...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings lose Nestrasil to Carolina on waivers

The Red Wings knew it was a possibility, and it happened Thursday. The Carolina Hurricanes claimed forward Andrej Nestrasil on waivers before the noon deadline. Hurricanes vice president and general manager Ron Francis said in a release, "Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards. He has improved in each of his pro seasons and took...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Brendan Smith placed on IR

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been placed on short-term injured reserve and will be off the ice until Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. #168638286 / gettyimages.com According to Pro Hockey Talk, Smith has been placed on a seven day injured reserve due to an infection in his hand that he sustained from a fight. The Red Wings have called...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe’s Career Defined By Toughness, Pure Hockey Ability (Photos)

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s career was full of amazing moments. According to his son, the former Detroit Red Wing and Hartford Whaler known as “Mr. Hockey” isn’t doing so well these days after suffering his second stroke. Renowned for being one of the toughest players in NHL history, though, Howe was as skilled as they come. He currently is second on the NHL’s all...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings recall D Ouellet, put D Smith in 7-day IR

  The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL and put defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve. The team announced the moves Wednesday. Ouellet played four games with the Red Wings last season and appeared briefly in Detroit's first-round playoff series against Boston. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings recall Ouellet, put Smith in 7-day IR

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL and put defenseman Brendan Smith on seven-day injured reserve. The team announced the moves Wednesday. Ouellet played four games with the Red Wings last season and appeared briefly in Detroit's first-round playoff series against Boston. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Mrazek to make season debut Thursday

DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek will make his 2014-15 Red Wings debut in goal Thursday night in Winnipeg. "I'm pretty excited," Mrazek said after Wednesday's practice at Joe Louis Arena. "I hope I will play good and we're going to win there." Mrazek, 22, got the call-up when Jonas Gustavsson went down with a dislocated shoulder. Mrazek will be playing in his first NHL game since last April...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings put Nestrasil on waivers

DETROIT -- The Red Wings placed Andrej Nestrasil on waivers Wednesday. If another team does not claim him by noon Thursday, the Wings will send him to the Grand Rapids (AHL) Griffins. "He needs to play in the American Hockey League. He's not quite ready for this level," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The best bet for him is to spend a couple years in the American League and see...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Sweet dreams for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock

If you've ever wondered what hockey coaches like Mike Babcock dream about at night, take a look at the game summary after Tuesday's victory at Columbus. His Red Wings played a near-flawless game, winning 5-0. But the score barely begins to tell the whole story. This victory came on the road. After a clunker at home Sunday against Montreal. Without their best player, again...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Datsyuk misses Tuesday's game with sore groin

Pavel Datsyuk's return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup was brief at best. Datsyuk's groin injury kept him out of the lineup Tuesday against Columbus after returning to the lineup for two games last weekend.   He had missed the previous two games before because of the sore groin.Daniel Cleary took Datsyuk's spot in the lineup, although as coach Mike Babcock said, given Datsyuk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-0 loss to Detroit

One: Your hometown boys weren't as aggressive in the forecheck department as the Red Wings were early in the game. They were buzzing around Detroit's Jimmy Howard, but unable to convert anything in the first period. It wasn't intentional as he was pushed, but Boone Jenner's goal was disallowed for a distinct kicking motion. Just my two cents, but it had shades of Manny Malhotra's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Regner: Osgood belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

While I watched Monday's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, I couldn't help but think about next year's class of inductees, which should have a distinct Detroit Red Wings flavor. Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov will be eligible for the Hall for the first time, and they should make it on the first ballot. Lidstrom is a given, but Fedorov is a bit more dicey. Hopefully...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread #18: vs Detroit

Does it get much better than this video? Pregame Red Wings News and Notes Lines: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Franzen Tatar-Sheahan-Abdelkader Cleary-Helm-Jurco Miller-Glendening-Andersson Also Nestrasil, Weiss (IR) — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 18, 2014 Babcock confirms Datsyuk not playing tonight. Cleary is in. That is only change. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November...
Via BS Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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