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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...
Griffins Impact Players Ready to Hit Home Ice

Griffins Impact Players Ready to Hit Home Ice

October 12th, 2018 The Grand Rapids Griffins, who have a season-opening road record of 14-6-2-0, dropped their first two regular season games. In their first game, a 3-1 loss to the Texas Stars, the Griffins struggled to control the puck and find a rhythm. Their inability to score resulted in a second loss, 4-0, to...

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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...
September 27th, 2018
Red Wings Prospects

The 2018 offseason has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Detroit Red Wings fans. On the evening of June 22, tensions were high for a fanbase hungry for a game-changing prospect. With Rasmus Dahlin and Andrei Svechnikov locked in for the first two picks, the Montreal Canadiens presented the first real question at pick No. 3, though most analysts expected them to select Filip Zadina. Their reach for Jesperi Kotkaniemi was followed by the Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes passing on Zadina, too. Moments later, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and company ascended the stairs of the draft floor in Dallas with grins that seemed to say, “how did this kid just fall to us at No. 6?” An electric goal scorer who dominated his peers at the 2018 World Junior Classic, the announcement of Zadina's selection represented a beacon of hope to Wings fans who had just endured the two most painful seasons since the Dead Wings...

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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