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Red Wings 5 Games in and Needing Evaluation

Red Wings 5 Games in and Needing Evaluation

October 14th, 2018 The first five games of coach Jeff Blashill’s contractual year have gone poorly with a 0-3-2 record to start the Detroit Red Wings’ 2018-19 season. Five games aren't enough for a significant storyline—for any team—but since day one, Blashill has indicated he would evaluate his team in...
Red Wings' Mantha Learning to Use His Size

Red Wings' Mantha Learning to Use His Size

October 12th, 2018 Anthony Mantha has dealt with high expectations since being drafted in 2013, while fans are quick to point out flaws and inconsistency, they need to stay patient with the 24-year-old. There were instantly high expectations for Mantha after he was selected 20th overall by the Detroit...

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October 3rd, 2018
Red Wings Prospects

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare for opening night on Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, there's a different theme about this upcoming season in Detroit. Look no further than at center ice, where for the first time since the 1990s, the Wings logo will be featured without the famous "Hockeytown" moniker across the middle. This seemingly simple aesthetic change signals something much deeper: a new era of Red Wings hockey has begun. The Red Wings' Dynasty When the Red Wings debuted the "Hockeytown" theme just before their first Stanley Cup victory in 1997, fans embraced it wholeheartedly. Detroit was the capital of the hockey world, a dynasty built upon the backs of hockey legends. Take for example the 2002 Red Wings, who boasted a core of 10 Hall-of-Famers: Steve Yzerman, Luc Robitaille, Brett Hull, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan and Igor Larionov at forward; Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom on defense, Dominik Hasek in goal and Scotty Bowman behind the bench. When...
October 1st, 2018
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What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Rachel Anderson, and newcomer Jake Nagy are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. The Detroit Red Wings surprised many with a 7-1 preseason record, backed by consistent strong play from top prospects, a few roster locks, and a handful of exhibition MVP candidates. Exhibition play was a fun showing of the future for many Red Wings fans. However, the likelihood of the team's success spilling over into the regular season is minute, as the Red Wings still have a few steep steps to take before a winning future arrives in Detroit. Still, the bright spots are worth talking about, and this week The Grind Line dives into which player has been the Red Wings’ MVP after eight preseason games. Jacob Messing:...
September 29th, 2018
Red Wings Prospects

Evgeny Svechnikov was one of the Detroit Red Wings' brightest prospects following his draft selection in 2015. Chosen 19th overall, it looked as if the Red Wings were going to revive the Russian brilliance of the 90’s. Svechnikov was signed to a three-year entry deal with Detroit and took the ice for the Grand Rapids Griffins for the 2016-17 season. Russian Rookie: Svechnikov Makes a Grand Entrance Evgeny dazzled very early on during the regular season. Amassing 51 points in 74 games, and 12 points in the 19 post-season games, the rookie Russian immediately gained a loyal following. Under then-head coach, Todd Nelson, Svechnikov earned his ice time and made every shift count. Trusted in every situation, he developed at an incredible rate while with the AHL. As he grew to be a trusted skater and efficient scorer, Svechnikov gained confidence. He skated as if he knew he was going to score -- and he did. With a sniper shot from essentially anywhere on the ice, Evgeny became a...
September 29th, 2018
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From the very beginning, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar's careers have been strikingly similar. Both players were considered mid-level prospects coming into their respective drafts, with Nyquist being selected 121st overall in 2008 and Tatar coming in at pick No. 60 in 2009. They both spent significant time developing in Grand Rapids, and each recorded one goal in a handful of NHL appearances from 2010-2012. Both players fought for a roster spot but were beat out by veterans for the better part of the 2012-13 season, Tatar finishing with seven points in 18 games to Nyquist's six in 22. Although neither had been able to find playing time for the Wings consistently, there was excitement about their potential heading into the summer of 2013, when general manager Ken Holland decided to bring back veteran Dan Cleary. The move deepened the logjam at forward once again, stealing Nyquist's opportunity to finally play a full NHL season (a memory that has lingered in the minds of Wings fans...

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Phantom Sniper Fires Up Red Wings' "Terrible Ted"

Back in the 1950s, the Detroit Red Wings were nearly unstoppable. That is, until Jack Adams broke up the band. But before Adams could attempt his own rebuild, the franchise won four Stanley Cups in six years. Between 1950 and 1956, the Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs met in the Stanley Cup... July 8th, 2018

Do You Know Your Red Wings Trivia?

Are you a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan? Think you know all there is to know about the team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to pull out some key moments by some of the great players and coaches in the franchise’s history. How Well Do You Know the Wings’ History? How many... August 19th, 2017