Colin Pineau | @ColinPineauTHW

Detroit Red Wings writer for The Hockey Writers and Michigan State hockey writer for spartanavenue.com

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3 Places Better Than Washington For The 2015 Winter Classic

3 Places Better Than Washington For The 2015 Winter Classic

On Saturday morning, the Washington Capitals announced they will play in their second NHL Winter Classic, which left every hockey fan not wearing a Caps #8 jersey asking… “Why Washington?” […]

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Detroit Red Wings Mikael Samuelsson: IR To All-Star?

The last time Mikael Samuelsson played a full season for the Detroit Red Wings it was 2008-09, and he was 32 years young. That year the Red Wings lost in […]

Whatever it was, Sidney Crosby was not himself in the Pittsburgh Penguins most dire hour of need. (Icon SMI)

Ineffective Headshot Rule Signals Time To Eliminate Instigator Rule

It seems that the NHL’s Rule 48 on illegal checks to the head, instituted three years ago to curb concussions, isn’t working according to new research from Toronto’s St. Michael’s […]

Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic)

Detroit Red Wings Potential Draft Targets

This is a big draft year for the Detroit Red Wings. They have the 18th pick of the draft, which is the highest pick they’ve had since drafting Martin Lapointe […]

by · June 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, NHL Entry Draft
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Detroit Red Wings Second Round Exit: A Blessing In Disguise?

It was a whirlwind of a season for the Detroit Red Wings. Despite the ridiculous number of injuries the team took and it being a transition year, they still managed […]

by · June 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
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Red Wings: Brendan Smith Disappoints in Rookie Season

In his first full-season… well more like half-season thanks to the lockout… Brendan Smith was one of the Detroit Red Wings worst skaters. Smith went 0-8-8 in 34 games this […]

by · May 30, 2013 · 3 comments · Detroit Red Wings
At 40 years old, Selanne was the most dangerous Duck on the ice. (Photo by Gregory Shamus)

Detroit Red Wings Round One Player Report Cards

This years Red Wings team has already exceeded expectations. The future looks very promising for this team, regardless of the results of the next series.

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
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The Detroit Red Wings Daniel Cleary May Be Sent Packing

On June 4, 2008 Daniel Cleary made history with the Detroit Red Wings when he became the first player from Newfoundland and Labrador to get his name on the Stanley Cup. This feat […]

by · May 13, 2013 · 4 comments · Detroit Red Wings
Kyle Quincey (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Trade Regret: Detroit Red Wings Kyle Quincey

When Ken Holland went looking for someone to replace the soon to depart Brad Stuart at the 2012 trade deadline he wanted someone with prior experience in the Detroit Red Wings system, […]

by · April 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Player Profiles
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Detroit Red Wings Damien Brunner Running On Fumes

If goal and point production has a cliff, the Red Wings Damien Brunner has fallen off of it. In his first 19 games this season he was red hot with […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
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Detroit Red Wings Mid-Season Report: Team Excelling Despite Injuries

It’s midway through the season and so far the Red Wings are doing better than most thought they would do after losing Lidstrom and Stuart. They have a 12-8-4 record […]

by · March 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
Can The Mule help the Wings regain the Cup?

Johan Franzen Is The Red Wings Most Undeserved Whipping Boy

A lot of unfavorable words are being used to describe the Red Wings Johan Franzen these days. Words like “Lazy”, “Floater”, and “Uninspired”. His alleged floating has become such a […]

by · March 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings