Game of the Day: Red Wings shut out Penguins in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Finals (VIDEO)

Our Game of the Day series continues as we look back to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, during which the Detroit Red Wings would ultimately emerge with their 11th championship in team history. Game 2 saw Detroit’s second consecutive shutout of the Penguins with a 3-0 win. Brad Stuart, Tomas Holmstrom, and Valtteri Filppula all … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings annihilate Coyotes in Game 7 (VIDEO)

It was ten years ago today that we were treated to one of the classic games in Detroit Red Wings playoff history – a total and complete destruction of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 7 of the 2010 Western Conference Quarter Finals. While the first period remained scoreless, forward Pavel Datsyuk scored two quick goals … Read more

Long gone are the days of Trade Deadline day being an unofficial holiday for Red Wings

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It was the day of the year that all Red Wings fans would look forward to on the calendar. Trade Deadline day was something special around here – a chance for the Detroit Red Wings to land even more weapons to further boost their chances of once again drinking out of the Stanley Cup come … Read more

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

Red Wings Off-season Preview: Defense

This is the second installment of a three part series where I will look at the three segments of the Wings roster, and what moves they might make in the off-season to shape their lineup. On Saturday, I walked you through the potential candidates to become Jimmy Howard’s understudy. Today, the defense is under the microscope.

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Big Red Machine gathering steam

The Wings stormed out to a two goal lead and never looked back, winning their second straight and dispatching the visiting Minnesota Wild. Though it lacked the same passion and intensity of yesterday’s game against a Nashville squad that is quickly climbing the ranks among the Red Wings top rivals, it was a similar gritty effort that got the job done for the Wings. The win clinched the Central division for the Wings, as the Chicago Blackhawks can now only tie them in points, but would lose out on the tie-breaker.

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Furious Finish Falls Short

Despite a frantic end to the game that saw the Red Wings swarming the Canucks net, Roberto Luongo was able to slam the door shut on all but one Wings shot. The NHL’s leading scorer Daniel Sedin added two goals to bring his season total to 40, in a battle of the Western Conference’s top two teams.

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Roster Decisions On the Horizon for Ken Holland – Defense

This season, the Wings were forced into an uncomfortable situation with two of their young prospects. Mattias Ritola and Jakub Kindl were both out of minor league options, meaning that in order to be returned to the AHL, they had to clear waivers.

Neither was necessarily kicking the door down to be brought up to the big leagues, but they were given a shot to win a job in training camp in September since it was their last chance to make it.

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Stuart’s Back, Salei’s still in Cali, Kindl Gets One More

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.

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What to do with all these healthy bodies?

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!

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