June 23rd, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

Position of need is a term thrown around loosely when talking about a professional draft and where a given player might fit. In the Red Wings' case, they have many. It's clear the Wings have lacked a top-four defenseman since Lidstrom retired. As badly as Detroit needs a presence on the back end, they're also in dire need of something else:...

June 22nd, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings Prospects, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

The future looks bright for the Detroit Red Wings—just not fluorescent, eye-squinting bright, though. When evaluating draft and organizational needs, it is best to look at the current depth chart and project roles five years down the road. By then, players drafted in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft will have had the opportunity to mature in...

June 16th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings Management 0 comments

After the Pittsburgh Penguins locked up their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history on Sunday night, it was hard not to watch the trophy presentation and players taking turns hoisting the hardware without thinking ‘How long until the Red Wings return to glory?’ Sadly, it could be later rather than sooner and the status of the...

June 13th, 2016 In Column, Detroit Red Wings 0 comments

In this week's The Grind Line, we pay special tribute to Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe and share some of our greatest memories of number 9. Summing up the life of Gordie Howe into an introduction of an article is like explaining how one becomes so deeply connected with their favorite team. Sports just has a way of capturing our hearts and so did...

June 10th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Editor's Choice, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Today we join sports fans all over the world in mourning the loss of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. We extend our condolences to his family in their time of grief. He passed away this morning, at the age of 88, surrounded by family at his son Murray's house in Ohio, just before 8 a.m. this morning, a source close to the family has confirmed. We also...

June 9th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings Management 0 comments

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill added the final — and arguably, the most important — piece to his new coaching staff by announcing the hiring of John Torchetti as assistant coach on Thursday. The hiring completes the overhaul of Blashill’s staff, as he has replaced all three components from last season. Torchetti will join Doug Houda...

June 8th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, News 0 comments

A potentially tumultuous offseason for the Detroit Red Wings will start with an attempt to lock down some of their own unrestricted free agents. The Wings have made contract offers to both Darren Helm and Drew Miller, reports mlive.com's Ansar Khan. A deal with Miller could be coming through presently, while Helm's response could take a little...

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