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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Roller Coaster Week Ends With No Deal; NHL Season In Peril

An emotional week of ups and downs through the NHL labor negotiations ended Thursday evening with no sign that a deal will be reached anytime soon between the NHL and the NHLPA. Widespread optimism on Tuesday night after new faces joined the talks were met with sour negotiations on Wednesday, and ended Thursday evening after a livid Gary Bettman announced the rejection of the players latest proposal.

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Talking with…Martin Frk

The Red Wings have had tremendous success over the last three decades drafting players who for one reason or another slipped down the board on draft day, or players who went unscouted by other teams. Names like Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Jonathan Ericsson come to mind as late picks who made their mark and … Read more

Red Wings, Ericsson Agree to 3 Year Deal

On the eve of free agency, the Red Wings have come to terms with Jonathan Ericsson, meaning they will return five of their top 7 defensemen from last season. Ruslan Salei will not be offered a contract, and Brian Rafalski has opted out of the last year of his 5 year, $30M contract for retirement. Ericsson was taken by the Wings at 291st overall, the last pick in the 2002 draft. Ericsson’s will be under contract with the Wings for three seasons, at a cap hit of $3.25M.

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More Praise for Wings ’11 Draft Class

Yesterday, I brought you an article by NBC Sports, where the Wings were given top marks for their 9 player draft class, all of which were taken in the second round or later on Saturday afternoon.

Today, Yahoo! Sports gets in on the game, offering up some praise of their own for the Red Wings and their ability to locate, evaluate and harvest talent.

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NBC Gives Red Wings ’11 Draft Class A+

NBC published an article today outlining who they thought were the winners of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Who took home the top spot? You’re very own Detroit Red Wings! Read the full article here from NBC, and follow after the jump for my analysis. Also, click here for all of my draft analysis.

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