Happy birthday Kris Draper!

One of the members of the famed “Grind Line”, Kris Draper will forever be remembered by Detroit Red Wings fans for his hard work and contributions to four Stanley Cup championships in 11 years. Today is his birthday, and we’ll celebrate by re-living his overtime goal in Game 2 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals to put Detroit up 2-0 over Washington.

WATCH: Cameron Maybin hits first HR of 2016

Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin has been a welcome addition to the lineup. Since his return on Monday, Maybin came into Saturday’s game 8 for 13 in his first four games and the team went 3-1 in those games.

In the 3rd inning in Saturday’s game vs the Tampa Bay Rays, Maybin stayed on fire with his first home run of the season, a solo homer to left.

Dylan Larkin named USA’s player of game in loss to Canada

The bad news is that the United States fell to Canada in the semifinals at the World Championships. The good news is that Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin was named player of the game for the U.S. squad. His two assists in the contest earned him the honor. The U.S. had fallen behind Canada … Read more

Getting to know Jeff Salajko, the Red Wings’ new goaltending coach

The Detroit Red Wings have promoted Jeff Salajko from his position in Grand Rapids to be the full-time goaltending coach in Detroit. This will be his first season as the crease boss of the Red Wings, who had relied on Jim Bedard for nearly two decades before electing to part ways this summer. While fans will … Read more

Red Wings expected to interview Todd Richards

The Detroit Red Wings have already filled one half of their two assistant coaching vacancies with the hiring of former Bruins assistant and former Detroit draft pick Doug Houda. They have a good idea on who they’d like to hire to fill the second opening on Jeff Blashill’s staff – former NHL head bench boss … Read more

Andreas Athanasiou scores breakaway goal for Griffins [Video]

We already know that Andreas Athanasiou has some sick speed and some just as slick moves. He showed both on Saturday night in the Grand Rapids Griffins’ Game 5 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Athanasiou's breakaway goal puts the Griffins on top 3-1. #GoGRG pic.twitter.com/lCQMedWbZw — Grand Rapids Griffins … Read more

WATCH: Joe Louis Tribute Video

Born in Alabama, adopted by Detroit.

Boxing great and Motor City icon Joe Louis would have been 103 years old today. Detroiters are reminded daily of his legend while passing the “Fist” in Hart Plaza, as well as the Red Wings playing in the venue named for him. In honor of his birthday, here are some of his greatest highlights.

 

 

Getting to know new Wings assistant coach Doug Houda

The Red Wings have hired an old friend as an assistant to head coach Jeff Blashill. Doug Houda returns to the Red Wings as an assistant coach after having spent the last 10 years as an assistant with the Boston Bruins. He will work with Detroit’s defenseman and penalty killing units. A native of Blairmore, … Read more

3 options the Red Wings have for assistant coaching vacancies

The Red Wings have two assistant coaching vacancies to fill before the start of the 2016-17 Season. Tony Granato accepted the head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin, while Pat Ferschweiler was reassigned to Detroit’s press box. The good news is the Red Wings have several options to replace them. GM Ken Holland and … Read more

LOOK: Bishop Designs paints Star Wars mask for May 4th

Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs is at it again, and this time with a special Star Wars twist. The renowned artist, whose clientele includes Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard and Vancouver Canucks goaltender (and MSU alum) Ryan Miller, put out an eye-catching design for a fan in honor of today’s date, May 4th. We’ll even … Read more

Injured Drew Miller wants to return to the Red Wings

One of the most underrated penalty-killing forwards in the league, Drew Miller’s season was cut short by injuries, appearing in only 28 games during Detroit’s 2015-16 campaign. He had previously played in 164 consecutive regular season games the past two years. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after making $1.35 … Read more

Ken Holland not exactly instilling confidence

During his year-end press conference, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said that fans need to expect less, and that if they expect Stanley Cups each year, they’re following the wrong league. In addition, he also said that expecting less “can be more exciting”, since many used to regard the regular season as “boring” and … Read more

Ken Holland’s end-of-year comments [Video]

Missed opportunities define Red Wings’ season

It’s another early summer in Hockeytown. For the third consecutive season, the Detroit Red Wings failed to advance past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s been a distant eight years since they’ve drank from the Stanley Cup. And it’s been at least four years since they’ve been regarded as a serious contender … Read more