NHL Realignment Proposal: Red Wings Moving East?

KALAMAZOO, Michigan —– A report from CBC’s Elliotte Friedman that aired on tonight’s Hockey Night in Canada has major news regarding NHL realignment for next year. According to the report, the NHL and NHLPA are working on a proposal that has the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings moving to the Eastern Conference … Read more

Bertuzzi hospitalized with back pain

Todd Bertuzzi may be done for the season, or more seeing as how he is 38. The Detroit Free Press reported earlier tonight that Bertuzzi had been admitted to the hospital with extreme back pain. Bertuzzi has missed Detroit’s last three games with his chronically-injured back and, following a 5-3 win over St. Louis last Thursday, … Read more

The First Step Is Admitting You’re Wrong and Damien Brunner Is So Right

By Kyle Bauer Welcome to a new weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Normally, this column will run every Sunday, today is an exception. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know your thoughts by email, [email protected] or twitter, @kyle_bauer July 1. marked … Read more

Bertuzzi out, Andersson up

With the injuries counting to mount for the Detroit Red Wings, they have once again dipped into their reserves. Forward Joakim Andersson, 24, has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill in for Todd Bertuzzi whose chronic bad back is acting up again. In 36 games with the Griffins this season, the … Read more

Petr Mrazek Highlights

Let’s celebrate Petr Mrazek’s NHL debut with a look back on his highlights from the 2012 WJC, where he was absolutely dominant (and hilarious) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVpMrFNzOY

Red Wings’ Brendan Smith out 3-4 weeks (shoulder)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith said he will miss 3-4 weeks with a “normal AC sprain” in his right shoulder. Smith, 23, suffered the injury Saturday against Columbus in a collision with the Blue Jackets’ Derek MacKenzie. “It didn’t really hurt right away but then I skated to the blue line and the shoulder felt a little weird,” Smith … Read more

Wings lose to Chicago in OT – Blackhawks win 6th straight [Game Summary]

FINAL: DETROIT RED WINGS 1 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2 Red Wings Game Summary Sunday, January 27, 2013 Attendance 21,607 at United Center Start 6:08 CST; End 8:37 CST Game 0069 SCORING SUMMARY 1ST PERIOD 02:24 CHI  PPG – D. Keith (1) Slap – ASST: B. Seabrook (2) AND M. Hossa (3) 1 – 0 CHI 2ND PERIOD NONE 3RD PERIOD 04:30 DET  J. Franzen (1) Snap – ASST: D. Brunner (1) AND H. Zetterberg (4) 1 … Read more

STARS (1-1-0) at RED WINGS (1-1-0) – LIVE BLOG

STARS (1-1-0) at RED WINGS (1–1-0) TV: FS-SW, FS-D Injury report: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome has missed the first two games with a groin injury. … Detroit has been hit hard by the injury bug. Carlo Colaiacovo suffered a shoulder injury Monday night and will not play. He joins Darren Helm (back), Todd Bertuzzi (mononucleosis), Patrick Eaves (post-concussion syndrome), Jakub Kindl (groin strain),Jan Mursak (collarbone) and Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder). – … Read more

NHL, Players Reach Agreement; Season Starts Jan 19


After more than 4 months of painstaking negotiations and without a doubt the most asinine labor dispute in sports history, the National Hockey League and its players union, the NHLPA, came to an agreement in the wee hours of Sunday morning.


With more than half the season already cancelled, including the 2013 Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., and the All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, we can at last get back to what we know and what we love about hockey. It’s time to drop the puck. 

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NHL Lockout: Day 93 — With Season Hanging By A Thread, What’s Next?

As the tragedy that is the 2012 NHL Lockout approaches 100 days next week, the league and the players are no closer to a deal that might be able to save the 2012-13 season. Despite efforts led by the Players Association last week to meet again with Federal Mediators involved, talks went nowhere and the NHL followed that up by cancelling another round of games, this time through December 30th. No talks are planned. So where exactly do we stand? Why are the sides so close to a deal but can’t seem to get one finished? What’s next?

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