September 14th, 2017One of the greatest players that hockey has ever seen, Jaromir Jagr, is presently 45 years old. There is a great deal of speculation—possibly too much—about where he will be playing for his 28th professional season. Certainly, there have been aged talents like Jagr before. "Mr. Hockey," Gordie...
September 13th, 2017Many of the Detroit Red Wings' top junior players were on display this week at the annual NHL Prospect Tournament. The Wings' youngsters squared off against prospects from Carolina, Chicago, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, finishing the tournament in sixth place with a record of one win and...
If I had predicted at the beginning of the summer that Andreas Athanasiou would still be unsigned on September 4, you'd probably have laughed. After all, at the time it seemed like a slam dunk for general manager Ken Holland to retain such an electrifying asset. He outscored almost all of the 10...September 5th, 2017
It all came crashing down for the Detroit Red Wings in 2016-17. The team missed the NHL's postseason for the first time in 26 years, Pavel Datsyuk walked away from his contract to play out the remainder of his career in Russia, and Hockeytown mourned the loss of two of its most iconic figures,...September 2nd, 2017
Over the last 25 years, the Detroit Red Wings have had their fair share of skilled Russian hockey players. From Sergei Fedorov and the rest of the legendary "Russian Five" to Pavel Datsyuk, the Wings can attribute a lot of their last two decades of success to these polarizing foreign players. Now...August 30th, 2017
When the Detroit Red Wings open up the 2017-18 season with their annual prospects tournament, we’ll get the opportunity to watch Hockeytown’s future take on that of seven other NHL franchises. The 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament will also give these players a chance to make an early impression on...August 30th, 2017
In the past two summers, the losses for the Detroit Red Wings as a team and franchise have been significant on and off the ice.
First, in April of 2016, it was Pavel Datsyuk leaving one year before his contract expired to go to Russia to play for SKA St. Petersburg, effectively retiring from...August 28th, 2017
If you think the Detroit Red Wings are in a bad spot this offseason with regard to their salary cap issues, just wait until next summer. The 2018 offseason is setting up to be the worst yet for Ken Holland and the Red Wings.
Detroit’s present situation is not enviable. Andreas Athanasiou and...August 28th, 2017