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Doug Wilson, Nikolay Goldobin, Todd McLellan (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Why Nikolay Goldobin Could Be the Best Draft Pick of 2014

With the 27th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the San Jose Sharks selected right wing Nikolay Goldobin. The Sharks traded down from the 20th overall pick with the […]

Chris Osgood (Dan4th: Wikipedia Commons)

The Unheralded Stars of Red Wings’ Championships

At the end of the playoffs, the Conn Smythe trophy is awarded to the player deemed to be the most valuable player of the playoffs. More often than not, the […]

by · May 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Should the Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov?

Nail Yakupov has certainly been a hot topic of conversation in recent days. He had already been talked about early in the season as trade bait, his ice cold start […]

by · November 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Nail Yakupov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nail Yakupov Drama and Why it’s Happening.

For a junior hockey player, getting drafted first overall is a dream come true. When a team has the option of choosing any prospect, but decides it wants you above […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
The Banners at the Joe: The Envy of Teams Everywhere (photo property of Jim B L on Flickr)

October 24: In Red Wings’ History

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Detroit Red Wings franchise has a storied history. It’s one that they love to honour. It’s one that the team loves to […]

by · October 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Battles On Ice: Hockey Teams Up To Support First Responders

Battles On Ice: Hockey Teams Up To Support First Responders

After the horrific events that occurred on Patriots Day in Boston, Massachusetts, a number of individuals and organizations rushed to the aid of victims and various others affected by the […]

by · July 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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Justin Abdel… WHO?

Talking about number eight for the Detroit Red Wings used to mean talking about a Hall of Fame player, who was one of the first Soviet players to join the […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto (Ian Muttoo/Flickr)

Five Most Overrated Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Rating an athlete is always subjective. Many players never get the recognition their talent and accomplishments deserve. On the flip side, others get noticed more than their efforts warrant. Some […]

by · August 27, 2012 · 5 comments · Hockey History
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Red Wings Alumni Roster Continues To Grow, Still Missing Big Names

On Thursday afternoon the Detroit Red Wings announced some noteworthy additions to their 2012 Sirius XM Hockeytown Winter Festival Alumni Showdown lineup with the aid of a highlight package that […]

2012 Draft Eligible Nail Yakupov is one to watch on Team Russia at WJCs {Metcalfe Photography}

Nail Yakupov – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Nail Yakupov THW Close-Up:
Nail Yakupov. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Taylor Hall. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos.
Detailed hockey analytics are not required to decipher the connection between the above five hockey players.
No matter how hockey media and the experts tried to convince hockey fans, there was ultimately no doubt as to who would get drafted first overall in the past four drafts. Nail Yakupov looks to make it five years running that this trend continues.