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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 […]

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 · 0 comments · 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 […]

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.

The Complete Twitter Guide To The Detroit Red Wings

The Complete Twitter Guide To The Detroit Red Wings

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 6 years, you’ve heard of, and are likely on, the social networking service known as Twitter. As the popularity of […]

by · March 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Elsewhere on the Web
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Playoff Playbook: Lightning Looking to Lock Down Penguins

Pittsburgh is supposedly searching for answers after a 5-1 loss in Game 2 on Friday, while Tampa is just looking to ride a wave of confidence and momentum towards a 2-1 series lead.

Peter Forsberg in Tre Kronor (Team Sweden) sweater (VancityAllie / Flickr)

From Abdelkader to Zuccarello – 23 Jan 2011

With everyone taking on their own morning skate we’ve decided to change the name of our morning wrap up here at The Hockey Writers – welcome to From Abdelkader to […]

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The Hockey Spy’s 2010 NHL Entry Draft Preview – Alexander Burmistrov

Christopher Ralph is a sportswriter with a focus on hockey prospects, the entry draft, as well as occasional Flames coverage here at THW. “Full Potential” Prospect Profile: Please “Click Here” […]