Video: Pavel Datsyuk Threads the Defense and Buries It

While the Detroit Red Wings didn’t get the result they wanted in their 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets, they did get another highlight-reel goal from the one and only Pavel Datsyuk to tie the game. With time ticking down in the third period, the Wings simply dumped the puck into the Jets’ zone … Read more

Hand Infection Forces Smith To IR, Ouellet Gets Much Awaited Shot With Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman Brendan Smith on short term injured reserve (minimum of seven days) after he sustained a hand infection during a fight in the third period of last night’s 5-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Smith had two assists in the game before sustaining the injury. Replacing Smith in the lineup … Read more

Red Wings Daily (11/19/14): Red Wings Blank Jackets, Nestrasil Waived, Datsuyk & Smith Updates

RED WINGS UPDATES RED WINGS BLANK COLUMBUS ON THE ROAD The Detroit Red Wings have had trouble finding the back of the net for the most part this season despite still having success in the standings. That changed on Tuesday night as the Red Wings went in to Columbus and left with a 5-0 victory … Read more

Looking Ahead: Red Wings 2014-2015 Season Preview

The 2013-14 Red Wing’s season was a roller coaster. It was a disappointment in one way as the Boston Bruins easily bounced them in the first round of the playoffs but in contrast, it was also a highly successful season in terms of creating a new direction for the team. With injuries continuing to pile … Read more

Training Camp Day 3, Line Up for 1st Preseason Game

Training Camp is officially over and preseason for the Red Wings begins tomorrow night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Here are the lines that Babcock is going with for the start of the game tomorrow: Forwards Helm – Datsyuk – Tatar Jurco- Sheahan – Cleary Miller – Andersson – Frk Hoggan – Athanasiou – Campbell Defensive … Read more

Red Wings wrap up road trip, looking for fourth straight W

The Red Wings come to the end of a four game Western Canadian road trip as they seek to extend their current win streak to four games. [singlepic id=82 w=484 h=280 float=center] Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets Venue: MTS Centre; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Time: 8:00 PM EST Television: Detroit- FSD; Winnipeg- TSN-Jets The Detroit Red Wings (9-4-2, 20 points, … Read more

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

Player Profile: Connor Murphy

With the draft only two days away, we are nearing the end of my Player Profiles, designed to get you ready for Friday night’s festivities. I’ve scoured the globe examining the best talent that could be available when Ken Holland steps up to the podium to announce the Red Wings first selection of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, at 24th overall. The list of players I have profiled includes:

Joel Armia, the Finnish Ace.

Rickard Rakell, the skilled Swede playing his junior hockey in nearby Plymouth, MI.

Tomas Jurco, of the Memorial Cup winning Saint John Seadogs.

Vladislav Namestnikov, the talented Russian with all those Red Wings connections.

All of the above are supremely talented forwards, and the Red Wings would be thrilled to have any of them. However, if I had to wager a guess on what position the Red Wings will address with their first pick, it would have to be defense.

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Red Wings Off-season Preview: Forwards

Quickly, name what’s wrong with the Red Wings forwards!

They are too old right?

Not physical enough?

Too slow?

Whether or not you believe that or not, that is the general belief about the Red Wings forwards and style of play in general.

My goal is to change those stereotypes by identifying some free agents the Wings should target this summer.

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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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Wings Have Options in First Round

The Wings have plenty of options available to them in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft this summer, where they will draft somewhere between 22nd and 30th. We call that status quo in Detroit, who have become accustomed to drafting late in rounds due to their strong finishes in the league standings. In fact, Jakub Kindl at 19th overall in 2005 was the highest they’ve drafted in decades.

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Are Wings fans spoiled?

This is an article I have thought about writing for a while, but now seems like the best time to do it. With the Wings on a three game losing streak, the critics have started to come out of the woodwork to voice their displeasure with the current direction of the team. So, the question is simple…are Wings fans spoiled?

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Early Trades Set the Tone

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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.

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