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Bertuzzi Putting It Together for Red Wings

Bertuzzi Putting It Together for Red Wings

January 17th, 2018 In 2013, Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings took some heat for a second-round pick named Tyler Bertuzzi, who they “over-drafted” at 58th overall. The gritty forward was coming off his second season with the OHL’s Guelph Storm, but his offensive numbers didn’t quite matchup with a...
NHL Trade Rumors: Kane, Green, McDonagh, More

NHL Trade Rumors: Kane, Green, McDonagh, More

January 17th, 2018 In today's Rumor Rundown, we explore some of the items brought up in "31 Thoughts" and "Insider Trading". Both are reputable sources for the newest rumors in the NHL trade market. We also explore some insight from a few sources inside these discussed NHL franchises. Friedman Says to Watch For...

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December 19th, 2017
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This was going to be a different season for Anthony Mantha. In 2016-17, the now-23-year-old winger was on his way to becoming an elite cornerstone for the Detroit Red Wings. An opening night roster cut didn't seem to deter him when he finally received his opportunity in mid-November. By game 25, he was tied for the team lead in goals with 11 and had 19 points in a statement run that proved his value as an NHL player. The last 35 games brought the young forward down to earth quickly, however. He scored just six times the rest of the way, posting 17 points. His season was cut short in late March due to a broken finger sustained in a fight with current teammate Luke Witkowski, a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the time. This season, Mantha put his end of season slide in the rearview mirror. The former Val d'Or Foreur tallied ten goals and 19 points in his first 19 contests, a pace that would shatter his numbers from the previous year. Posting just a single three-point...
December 19th, 2017
Red Wings Management

It appears that the Detroit Red Wings and Mike Green will be parting ways in the near future. The defenseman is in the last year of his contract and is a coveted asset. His present organization is on the outside of the playoff picture and is looking to rebuild. Given the haul for Matt Duchene and the limited number of quality defensemen on the trade block, Red Wings fans are salivating at the thought of what a Green trade would bring back to Hockeytown. Clearly, the veteran defenseman is not a young star like Duchene, but still has the potential to net Detroit a solid return to add to their already impressive collection of 2018 draft picks. And if you haven’t heard, the 2018 NHL Draft class will be stacked in terms of top-end talent and depth. With a trade imminent, let’s take a look at Green’s value and the possible suitors for him and the Red Wings. Mike Green’s Trade Value Even though the Red Wings will be trading a quality player in Green and losing a big chunk...
December 17th, 2017
Red Wings History

To celebrate the anniversary of the Detroit Cougars joining the NHL (at the original publication time of this article), The Hockey Writers is counting down the top 90 Cougars, Falcons, and Red Wings players of all-time. These rankings are based on the players' contributions to the organization, rather than the sport of hockey. So while Dominik Hasek was an All-World goalie, players like Kris Draper and Marty Pavelich better served the Red Wings organization. This week, we’ll count down 51-60, after revealing 61-70 last week. Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#81-90) Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#71-80) Related: 90 in 90: Top 90 Red Wings of All-Time (#61-70) #51-60 Greatest Red Wings 60. Doug Brown | RW Red Wings Career: 427 GP – 74 G – 97 A – 171 PTS Awards: Stanley Cup (1997, 1998) After joining the Red Wings before the 1994-95 season, American-winger Doug Brown quickly developed...
December 15th, 2017
Red Wings Goaltending

Considering the fact that the Detroit Red Wings need to re-sign Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin, and Andreas Athanasiou this coming offseason, agreeing to a new contract with fellow pending restricted free agent Petr Mrazek seems like an afterthought. However, the goaltender could have a huge impact on the Red Wings' summer plans. Previously, I wrote about how the Red Wings and general manager Ken Holland have a tough decision to make with regard to Mrazek. Here, I consider the variables that come into play when looking at Mrazek’s future with the organization, such as Jimmy Howard’s age and contract status, Detroit’s minimal cap space or NHL-ready goaltending depth, potential free agents, and Mrazek’s recent play. Let’s get started. In Mrazek’s Hands As the 2017-18 season progresses, the Red Wings organization should find a delicate balance between competing for a dignified place in the standings and providing ample evaluation time for next year’s team. Unless he...

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Steve Yzerman, The Captain

  To locals he was simply known as “The Captain.” Unfortunately overshadowed by two guys named Gretzky and Lemieux over most of his career, Steve Yzerman finally got the respect he deserved in 1997 when he finally led the Detroit Red Wings to that ever elusive Stanley Cup, a drought of 42... October 17th, 2017

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

Top 3 All-Time Red Wings Goalies

The Detroit Red Wings have had some incredible goalies don the Winged Wheel over the past 90 years. Many of these masked men rank among the top goaltenders to ever play the game, so narrowing them down to the top three isn’t an easy task. When ranking the top three Red Wings goalies of... February 16th, 2017

Phantom Sniper Fires Up Terrible Ted

Between 1950 and 1956, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs met in the Stanley Cup semi-finals five times. Detroit won every series. Only the 1950 best-of-seven series was close with the Red Wings needing a Game 7 overtime goal by Leo Reise Jr. to eliminate the Leafs. In Game 1 of... March 12th, 2011