Ian Dunham

I began my career in hockey as a pre-scout for Cranbrook Kingswood Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I have been writing about the NHL for multiple platforms since the 2007-2008 season.

Recent Articles by Ian

Tomas Tatar signed a contract extension with the Red Wings and will be counted upon to continue his offensive contributions. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

What Should Detroit Expect Of Tomas Tatar?

  Masochism In Detroit Detroit fans are a frivolous bunch. “Seppuku-inclined” is how George Malik at “The Malik Report” recently described the unique hysteria endemic in the fan base.  Free […]

by · February 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
Sochi 2014 certainly won't come without some drama

Sochi Will Seal Detroit’s Fate

Does “Russian city near the Black Sea” sound like a place where lovely things happen? No.  Not at all, but Sochi is a place that fits this ominous description.  It’s […]

by · January 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Detroit Red Wings
Aaron Ekblad is a strong contender for #1 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Red Wings Must Draft Defensemen In 2014 And Beyond

With the hockey season in its second half more focus is being placed on the 2014 NHL Draft, where the Detroit Red Wings have little flexibility.

by · January 16, 2014 · 4 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Prospects
Mike Commodore

5 Movie Quotes For Struggling Red Wings

  Watching Detroit hasn’t been much fun recently and enjoying writing about the team requires even more effort.  But here’s another attempt, nonetheless. Film, T.V. and literature are the finest […]

by · December 18, 2013 · 1 comment · Detroit Red Wings
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Wings Must Use Swarm Intelligence To Overcome Injuries

  The players who ensured Detroit’s survival in the post-Yzerman era are both injured. Without Datsyuk and Zetterberg the Red Wings are forced to stomach an appetizer for a meal […]

by · December 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Humor, Injury Report, News
Pavel Datsyuk (Creative Commons/Photoree)

5 Ways To Make Watching Detroit Less Painful

Ease the pain.  Find inner peace.  Reach enlightenment.  Forgive yourself.  Cleanse. More sanguine Detroit fans have been saying these things to themselves recently, and we all know why.  The Red […]

by · November 27, 2013 · 4 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Humor
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Can Todd Bertuzzi Ever Be Forgiven?

While Steve Moore, former member of the Colorado Avalanche, knew hockey was dangerous when he started playing it, he did not expect Todd Bertuzzi, former member of the Vancouver Canucks, to attack him the way he did on March 8, 2004.

Fair-Weatherism Is Ok

Fair-Weatherism Is Ok

  Few things are more irritating than a Johnny-or-Jane-come-lately who expects reverence. This being the case, most “fair-weather fan” accusations are perfectly valid. “Don’t tell me who’s gonna be in […]

by · October 30, 2013 · 2 comments · Humor, News
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NHL Must Learn From NFL Concussion Plague

“Hockeynistas,” almost by definition, have a disdain for other sports. But the lethal NFL concussion crisis turns this disdain into concern; concern for our fellow human beings; concern for our […]

by · October 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News
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Don Cherry Unfortunately Correct On Hertl Goal

 [Editor’s Note: The view below is that of the author and not shared by site management. Do you agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below the post.] Even […]

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Your 2021-2022 Detroit Red Wings

Detroit’s captain is under contract until the 2021 season but it’s difficult to imagine Zetterberg continuing his viking style of play into his 40’s. Datsyuk will dance in the NHL for four more seasons..

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Previews and Predictions
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Hockey: The Sport For Nerds

Since everyone claims to be a “nerd” nowadays, it may be useful to find out what sport, if any, these people enjoy. Let me save readers time and simply announce: […]

by · October 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Movies