Today in Hockey History: July 12

Today in Hockey History: July 12

July 12th, 2020 On this date, the Detroit Red Wings made an addition to their front office that helped change the direction of the franchise. Also, Canada started to build their roster for some of the most memorable hockey games ever played. Red Wings Change Leadership On July 12, 1982, the Red Wings named...
Today in Hockey History: July 10

Today in Hockey History: July 10

July 10th, 2020 July 10 saw a big trade between two “Original Six” franchises that saw one of them obtain the greatest goal scorer in their team's history. Also, two current stars inked new contracts and one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time came out of retirement. A Legendary Swap On July 10,...

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July 1st, 2020
Editor's Choice

Well, despite finishing with the worst record in the NHL this past season, the Detroit Red Wings will have the fourth-overall pick at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Related: THW's 2020 Draft Guide In this iteration of Red Wings News & Rumors, we'll take a look at the fallout from the draft lottery, celebrate one of the greatest architects in team history, and examine the growth of one of the more underrated prospects in the system. Item One: A Disappointing Slide at the Draft Lottery After the Red Wings endured one of the worst seasons in modern NHL history, the organization was hoping that the draft lottery would make their suffering worthwhile. At the top of the draft sits Alexis Lafreniere, a star forward who looks like a potential game-changer on the wing. Related: Last Red Wings to Win Each NHL Award Heck, even if they missed out on him, at least Quinton Byfield or Tim Stutzle could serve as a stellar consolation prize. Instead, the Red Wings slid to the...
June 30th, 2020
NHL Entry Draft

Something good is coming with the fourth pick in the 2020 NHL draft. In fact, as the first pick outside of the top three, the Detroit Red Wings might have the widest variety of players available to them. Sweden is home to two of those players: Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond. In Raymond, you have a player that has been near the top of most prospect rankings since the season began. His stock decreased over the course of the season, and that can somewhat be attributed to the play of the players now ranked ahead of him. Make no mistake, this is a deep draft class, and Raymond is one of its best players. Related: Red Wings' 3 Best Agitators of the Decade In fact, he may remind Red Wings fans of certain players from the past. He's got a skill set that should translate to the NHL. He's not the flashiest player available, but for the Red Wings, he could become the complete package. Two-Way Threat Even though Raymond was mostly an extra forward this season in the SHL, he...
June 29th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, would the San Jose Sharks expose defenseman Brent Burns in the expansion draft? Are the Detroit Red Wings rethinking their draft strategy after falling to the fourth spot? What kind of money will Sam Reinhart make on his next contract, and what really happened between the Penguins and Phil Kessel that saw the forward get traded? Finally, who might the Toronto Maple Leafs lose in the expansion draft? Sharks to Leave Burns Exposed According to The Athletic’s Kevin Kurz the San Jose Sharks have some tough contract decisions to make and as part of those decisions, may opt to expose veteran defenseman Brent Burns to the Seattle franchise during the expansion draft. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks, Oct. 9, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) His salary still carries five more years at $8 million per season, but he could be a valuable veteran piece for an expansion team. Kurz writes: If the Sharks are unable to move Vlasic’s unfortunate...
June 29th, 2020
NHL Entry Draft

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. This week, Devin Little, Raymond Harrison, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. The NHL draft lottery has now come and gone and the Detroit Red Wings are set to draft fourth overall - their highest pick since 1990. While it’s upsetting that the worst team in the NHL this season did not end up with the first pick, there’s still plenty of talent to be had at the No. 4 spot.  Related: Red Wings' Draft Lottery Fallout For this exercise, we’re going to assume that Alexis Lafrenière, Quinton Byfield and Tim Stützle have all been taken before the Red Wings’ pick at four. Will they pick up a forward? The blue line could still use attention. Heck, might they even target a goalie!? Here’s what...

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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’... June 2nd, 2020

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... March 24th, 2020