Tomas Holmstrom’s Subtle Brilliance

Tomas Holmstrom’s Subtle Brilliance

July 10th, 2019 The Detroit Red Wings were a team in flux at the start of the 1990s. At times labeled the "Dead Things," they had not won a Stanley Cup since 1954-55 and had won just five playoff rounds over the previous 24 seasons. The team did make the postseason in 1990-91, but they bowed out to the St. Louis...
The Grind Line: Red Wings Most Exciting 2019-20 Prospects

The Grind Line: Red Wings Most Exciting 2019-20 Prospects

July 8th, 2019 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. Rachel Anderson, Tony Wolak, and Jacob Rivard are the muckers who make up THW’s...

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July 2nd, 2019
Red Wings Transactions

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. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. In previous years, the Red Wings would make big waves with their free agent signings. This summer, however, only saw a couple ripples. With the organization rebuilding, it didn’t make too much sense to go after expensive options like Matt Duchene and Artemi Panarin. Instead, the Red Wings opted to make a few small moves to supplement their homegrown talent: Valtteri Filppula – Two years, $3 million AAV (More)Patrik Nemeth – Two years, $3 million AAV (More)Calvin Pickard – Two years, $700,000 AAV (More) In this week’s edition of The Grind Line, The Hockey Writers’ Red Wings coverage team grades Steve Yzerman’s recent...
July 1st, 2019
Red Wings Goaltending

Late Sunday night, TSN’s Frank Seravilli broke news that goaltender Calvin Pickard and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a two-year contract. https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1145457771833434112 Pickard, a former 2010 second-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche, split the 2018-19 season between the Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes. Now, he’ll get the chance to compete with Jonathan Bernier for Detroit’s backup goalie job. Related: Red Wings’ 2019 Free Agency Preview Pickard’s Winding Road After playing the first three seasons of his career with the Avalanche—including a 50-game campaign in 2016-17—Pickard bounced around the NHL and AHL, starting for five teams over the past two campaigns. He was also selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft and subsequently traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs after the organization acquired Malcolm Subban. That's a lot of travel. Pickard during his one game with the Toronto...
June 28th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of New York where the Islanders may need to close the gap with goaltender Robin Lehner, the Columbus Blue Jackets are interested in Mats Zuccarello but how long a deal is too long, and the Boston Bruins have their eyes on keeping Marcus Johansson. Lehner Making Other Plans? Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports that there is a substantial gap in what the New York Islanders are offering goaltender Robin Lehner and what the 27-year-old star netminder is willing to accept. Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) A fantastic season that saw Lehner post a 2.13 GAA with a .930 SV% and be the top reason for the success of the Islanders this season, he's going to get paid but GM Lou Lamoriello is only offering a deal around $5 million per season. Staple writes: Craig Custance noted earlier this week, anything under $5 million per was likely a non-starter for Lehner’s camp.If the Isles...
June 27th, 2019
Red Wings Prospects

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. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft was highly anticipated by all. The talent pool was as deep as last season’s draft and provided every team with highly skilled options. The answer to the great question of who would go first was finally answered with Jack Hughes being the number one overall selection. It was a record-breaking draft for the USA Development Team having eight picks in round one, the most for any single team in NHL history. As to be expected it was full of drama, as we saw highly touted Cole Caufield drop in the rankings along with many shocking trades of picks and personnel. For many, the draft was an incredible success. For the Detroit Red...

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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 7th, 2019

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’... May 30th, 2019