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The Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926 by Charles A. Hughes as one of the NHL’s Original Six franchises and were known as the Detroit Cougars until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons, the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed its name to the Red Wings. They played their first game on Nov. 18, 1926, against the Boston Bruins, which they lost 2-0. They’ve won 11 Stanley Cups, ranking them third behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13), with their last Cup occurring in 2008. The Red Wings qualified for the playoffs in 25 consecutive seasons from 1990-91 through 2015-16, which is tied for the third-longest streak in NHL history.

Grading the Red Wings’ Season After 60 Games

At the 60-game mark of the regular season, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves entrenched in the fight for a playoff spot to end their playoff drought. Throughout the season, there have been several surprises and disappointments from the team and individuals as well. Being three-quarters of the way through the season, how does the roster grade out? *All stats are as of March 1* High Honors JT Compher 2023-24 stats: 55 GP- 15 Goals, 21 assists, 36 points, plus-five JT Compher has been one of the Red Wings’ most consistent and reliable players throughout the season. While his offensive…

Revisiting Preseason Red Wings’ Pending Free Agent Predictions

Before starting the 2023-24 season, I predicted what would happen with some of the Detroit Red Wings’ pending unrestricted (UFA) and restricted free agents (RFA). Through three-quarters of the season and with the trade deadline just around the corner, how do these predictions look as of now? Jonatan Berggren  Preseason prediction: Berggren has a breakout season for the Red Wings and earns a three-year contract extension from Yzerman. This prediction has not worked out in the slightest, as Jonatan Berggren has only seen a handful of games in the Red Wings lineup this season due to both a deep roster…

Red Wings Mock Trade Deadline for 2024

In more ways than one, the Detroit Red Wings are different. Most notably, the team holds the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference a week before the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline. When I’ve conducted this exercise in the past (2021, 2022, 2023), the Red Wings have been sellers. This year is different, though – the Red Wings are trade deadline buyers. Below are the moves I would make if I were in Steve Yzerman’s shoes. Red Wings Acquire Gritty Depth Defenseman Detroit trades a 2025 fifth-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Zach Bogosian. In this scenario,…

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Red Wings FAQ

What year were the Detroit Red Wings founded?

The Detroit Red Wings were founded in 1926 by Charles A. Hughes.

When did the Detroit Red Wings play their first game?

They played their first game on Nov. 18, 1926, against the Boston Bruins, which they lost 2-0.

Who is the current head coach of the Detroit Red Wings?

Derek Lalonde is the current head coach for the Detroit Red Wings.