September 20th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

As training camps are opening across the land and preseason games begin in just a handful of days, the long, dry, puckless summer is officially over. The NHL is back. It can't come soon enough. While the baseball season slogs along through the summer, the rest of the major professional sports rev up in the fall. Although relatively smaller by...

September 14th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

We've reached the halfway mark in the countdown of the 90 greatest Detroit Red Wings players of all-time. Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#81-90) Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#71-80) Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#61-70) Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#51-60) In...

September 13th, 2016 In Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

The free-agent market is a bone-bleaching desert. With training camp just a couple weeks out, there's not much out there if a general manager is looking to round out the depth chart. Nonetheless, teams are looking at what's out there, whether that means they're offering contracts or just trying to get players into training camp on a...

September 13th, 2016 In Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

The free-agent market has been picked apart. With training camp just a couple weeks out, there's woefully little left for general managers to pull roster players from. Nonetheless, there are teams that are assessing what is out there, whether they're offering contracts or just looking to bring some players into camp on a professional tryout...

September 6th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings History, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

As the Detroit Red Wings gear up for training camp, the organization will be preparing for its 90th season in the NHL. To celebrate the anniversary of the Detroit Cougars joining the NHL, The Hockey Writers is counting down the top 90 Cougars, Falcons, and Red Wings players of all-time. These rankings are based on the players' contributions to...

September 1st, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings announced the numbers newcomers Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott will wear when they make their Hockeytown debuts. Additionally, the team announced that Teemu Pulkkinen and Alexey Marchenko will switch to new numbers for the 2016-17 campaign. Check out the newest #RedWings' jersey numbers! #LGRW...

August 22nd, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings History, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

When the Detroit Red Wings take the ice for the 2016-17 campaign, it will be their 90th season in the NHL. Since the Detroit Cougars joined the NHL in 1925, hundreds of hockey players have suited up for Detroit. In the weeks leading up to Detroit’s 2016-17 season opener, we’ll count down the franchise’s top 90 players. These players are...

August 17th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Champions Hockey League opened the 48-team group stage Tuesday with a slate of four games. The group stage runs through September 11 with 16 groups of three teams competing to get into the 2016-17 Champions League tournament. There are a lot of reasons to tune into Champions League play even outside of August being a hellish barren wasteland...

August 15th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

When the Detroit Red Wings take the ice for the 2016-17 campaign, it will be their 90th season in the NHL. In 1925, the Detroit Cougars joined the NHL after most of the team was acquired from the folding Victoria Cougars of the now-defunct Pacific Coast Hockey League. Soon, they would become the Falcons and then, in 1932, the Red Wings. Over...

August 10th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of the trade that sent icon Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles and sent shockwaves around the hockey world. Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three first-round picks, and $15 million. Even more shocking was the fact...

July 20th, 2016 In Penguins History, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

After most emotions have calmed down and championship hangovers have finally passed, how are you dealing with the withdrawal symptoms creeping in? Let me help you — and myself — over the hump. Here are the 10 most memorable games since the day Sidney Crosby first took the ice as a Pittsburgh Penguin. 10. Coors Light Stadium Series, Blackhawks...

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