Ken Holland, this defense is your mess; clean it up or ship out

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. This season’s Detroit Red Wings team is a mess; I don’t … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings re-sign defenseman Xavier Ouellet

The Detroit Red Wings locked up one of their own restricted free agents today, signing defenseman Xavier Ouellet to a two-year contract extension. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today agreed to terms with defenseman Xavier Ouellet on a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/wKVetO0lE9 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 3, 2017 The French native appeared in 66 games for Detroit … Read more

JUST IN: Toronto claims D Alexey Marchenko off waivers from Red Wings

The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed defensemen Alexey Marchenko from the Detroit Red Wings today. Marchenko was placed on waivers Friday to make room for defensemen Brendan Smith. Alexey Marchenko claimed by Toronto on waivers. #RedWings — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 4, 2017 Marchenko will rejoin his former coach Mike Babcock. Babcock coached Marchenko for two … Read more

Petr Mrazek to start for Red Wings vs. Islanders; defense pairings remain the same

Petr Mrazek will get his first start since the All-Star break as the Detroit Red Wings host the New York Islanders on Friday night. Jared Coreau started in Detroit’s 4-3 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night. Petr Mrazek confirmed as #RedWings starter. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 3, 2017 Mrazek has struggled this season … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings place D Alexey Marchenko on waivers

The Detroit Red Wings announced they have placed defenseman Alexey Marchenko on waivers. The move comes in order to make room for Brendan Smith to be brought back on the active roster after being on injured reserve. #RedWings waive Alexey Marchenko to make room for Brendan Smith, when they activate him tomorrow. — Ansar Khan … Read more

5 Reasons why the Detroit Red Wings WILL keep their playoff streak alive

This has been a roller coaster season for the Detroit Red Wings. Their season-long struggles have been well documented, and many believed that Detroit’s 25-year playoff streak would finally be snapped this year. Now, the Red Wings have found life again. They have won three straight games, all against some impressive teams (Pittsburgh, Montreal, Boston) … Read more

Red Wings defense will get much needed shake-up in Los Angeles

Without a true number-one defenseman, the Detroit Red Wings have struggled. Niklas Kronwall is playing on a permanently bad knee and has slowed down. Danny DeKeyser has taken a huge step back after signing a six-year, $30 million contract. All season long, Detroit’s defense has struggled to get pucks out of the zone and has … Read more

Red Wings Re-Call Nick Jensen; Green Out vs. Carolina

The Detroit Red Wings have re-called defenseman Nick Jensen from the Grand Rapids Griffins while placing Alexey Marchenko on 7-day injured reserve. The move comes after revealing that defenseman Mike Green will be unavailable for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. #RedWings call up Nick Jensen, place Alexey Marchenko on IR. … Mike Green out … Read more

Andreas Athanasiou, Jimmy Howard expected back soon

The Detroit Red Wings received a bit of good news on the injury front. Injured goaltender Jimmy Howard and winger Andreas Athanasiou are both ready to return to practice, according to general manager Ken Holland. https://twitter.com/Quinn_Haze/status/806260223631572994 Athanasiou has been absent from the lineup since suffering a sprained knee during Detroit’s 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader out 2-4 weeks with ‘slight MCL sprain’

Another day, another injury for the Red Wings. This time, Justin Abdelkader has fallen victim. Justin Abdelkader has slight MCL sprain, out 2-4 weeks. Red Wings may make call-ups Saturday, Grand Rapids plays tonight. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 2, 2016 The injury occurred in the first period after a collision with Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck in … Read more

Detroit Red Wings D Alexey Marchenko to miss ‘a couple weeks’ with upper body injury

While licking their woulds after a tough 3-2 loss on Sunday evening at the hands of the Calgary Flames, it turns out that the final score isn’t the only thing that didn’t turn out in Detroit’s favor. It has been announced that defenseman Alexey Marchenko will miss some time with an upper body injury. Red Wings D … Read more

Red Wings official roster announced for Opening Night

We’re a little more than 24 hours away from puck drop, for the Detroit Red Wings at least. The 2016-17 NHL season officially gets underway Wednesday night, but Detroit will first take the ice Thursday night in Tampa against the Lightning. A lot of speculation has been made on who will make the roster for Opening … Read more

Red Wings news: Newest jersey numbers are here!

The Detroit Red Wings announced the jersey numbers that their three off-season acquisitions will be wearing this season, as well as two players who decided to switch numbers from what they’d previously worn with the team. Check out the newest #RedWings' jersey numbers! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/x3laocN59F — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 31, 2016 Frans Nielsen … Read more

Henrik Zetterberg named captain for Sweden for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

One of our very own Detroit Red Wings is receiving quite the honor. News broke Thursday evening regarding the World Cup of Hockey that will be taking place in Toronto, Canada beginning September 17, 2016. It was announced the Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg would be donning the captain ‘C’ for Team Sweden for the World … Read more

Due to World Cup, several Red Wings won’t participate in Camp

The Detroit Red Wings will have their annual training camp at Traverse City’s Center ICE Arena starting September 23, but not every player on their roster will be able to participate. The World Cup of Hockey begins September 17 and runs through October 1 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and several Red Wings will be … Read more

Detroit’s search for top-3 defenseman may have to wait

The Detroit Red Wings have had a busy 2016 off-season so far. They managed to trade the $7.5M contract of Pavel Datsyuk to the Arizona Coyotes and later snagged free agents Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott while re-signing Darren Helm, Alexey Marchenko, and Drew Miller. However, their hopes to acquire a top-3 defenseman may be put on … Read more