Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome back Brad Stuart to the lineup. Stuart has been sidelined since breaking his jaw in a game against the Calgary Flames on January 7th. Tom Kostopoulos received a six game suspension for the hit.
Brian Burke promised he wasn’t done dealing, after shipping Kris Versteeg to Philadelphia for a 1st and 3rd round pick. He followed through on that yesterday, pulling off a deal with his former employers, the Anaheim Ducks.
The latest episode of the newest and coolest Red Wings podcast out there. Check below for a list of topics covered by Cody and Rob and for a link to the show.
Very soon, the Red Wings will have to deal with a problem they’ve barely had to think about for two full seasons. When Brad Stuart, Valtteri Filppula and Mike Modano all return sometime this month (hopefully) the Red Wings will have…*gasp* too many healthy players!
The Philadelphia Flyers made a move to bolster their forwards corps today, adding Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs. See what the Flyers gave up in the deal and my analysis after the break.
In a rare home and home with the Boston Bruins this weekend, the Detroit Red Wings took home all four points, thanks in large part to the four goals scored by #44.
One of my favorite things to do, and I know other fans feel the same way, is to try to create trades that would better my team. The difficulty comes in trying to figure out the math involved with making deals that complies with the NHL’s complicated salary cap. Well, one of the best sites on the internet, Cap Geek, has a tool to solve all of your problems.
Red Wings 6 Bruins 1
There are times as a writer where it is tough for me to pick the three stars of the game. Some of the time, it is because the Wings got thoroughly dismantled and no one deserves a star. Then there are games like tonight’s…
Every year, teams have defining moments, or games that, in hindsight, were a turning point in the season. I think that this weekend’s two game set with the Boston Bruins could prove to be that defining moment for our beloved Red Wings. Join me after the jump and I’ll let you know why.
The NHL trade deadline isn’t for another two and a half weeks, but already teams are making moves to either improve their chances at a Cup this year, or to ease their rebuilding process. These early deals may have set the tone for deadline day, and bidding prices may have been determined based on the deals that have gone down already. After the jump, we’ll take a look at the trades that have been made in the last couple of days.
Red Wings 1 Predators 4
For the second time in a week, the Red Wings lost to the Predators by a three goal margin.
Trade deadline day is one of a handful of days that I circle on my calendar every year. It has the potential to shake up the landscape of the league in a major way with big name players moving from cellar dwellers to top flight teams. Teams that are on the bubble must decide whether they have the pieces to make a run at the Cup, and if not how they can maximize the return on the assets they choose to part with.
Red Wings 3 Rangers 2
The Wings withstood a barrage of Rangers shots to hold on for their first victory in nearly a week. They were sparked by the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the lineup, who was out since Christmas time with a broken hand.
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