Former Red Wings G Manny Legace reflects over summer tragedy [VIDEO]

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks tragically lost his life in a fireworks accident at the suburban Detroit home of goaltending coach Manny Legace during a 4th of July party this past summer. Kivlenieks was struck in the chest by an errant firework mortar blast and succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital, with … Read more

Heart wrenching details in death of Columbus goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks released

The hockey world is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks, who tragically lost his life in a fireworks accident at the suburban Detroit home of goaltending coach Manny Legace during a 4th of July party. Kivlenieks was struck in the chest by an errant firework mortar … Read more

Ex-Red Wings F Gustav Nyquist pens heartfelt tribute to fallen CBJ goalie Matiss Kivlenieks

The hockey world is in mourning after the news that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died at the young age of 24 after an accident involving fireworks in Novi, MI. According to the autopsy, Kivlenieks died of “fireworks mortar blast, chest trauma.” Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Gustav Nyquist took to social media shortly … Read more

Autopsy confirms disturbing cause of death for Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks

UPDATE According to Oakland Co., Mich., investigator Tim Wood, an autopsy has confirmed that the death of Columbus Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks was accidental. The autopsy, according to Wood, revealed that the cause of death was a “fireworks mortar blast, chest trauma,” not a head injury as first suspected. Oakland Co., Mich., investigator Tim … Read more

Columbus Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks dies in ‘firework accident’

According to reports, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks has died at the age of 24 after a tragic accident that may have involved fireworks in Novi, Michigan. From Detroit News: “Novi Police Lt. Jason Meier said multiple people were in a hot tub when there was, “from what we can tell,” a fireworks incident. … Read more

Local columnist suggests blockbuster deal landing D Seth Jones with Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are in the midst of a rebuild that appears to finally be on the upswing. And while they have a defensive gem waiting in the wings in the form of German blue liner Moritz Seider, one local columnist and radio host is suggesting that GM Steve Yzerman bring aboard another prize … Read more

Washington Capitals were not only team to make offer for Detroit Red Wings F Anthony Mantha

On Monday, just before the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline passed, the Detroit Red Wings traded F Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals for Richard Panik, Jakub Vrana, a 1st round pick in 2021, and a 2nd round pick in 2022. The Detroit #RedWings today acquired RW Richard Panik, LW Jakub Vrana, a first-round pick in … Read more

Red Wings acquire more draft capital as part of 3-way trade

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman continues to stockpile for the future. He took part in a theee-team trade along with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning, first acquiring forward David Savard from the Blue Jackets and then immediately sending him to the Lightning along with veteran depth defenseman Brian Lashoff for a … Read more

Jeff Blashill says Red Wings ‘worked their tails off’ in win vs. Blue Jackets

The Detroit Red Wings needed to rebound in a big way after Thursday night’s 7-1 debacle against the Nashville Predators. And it was clear right from the get-go this afternoon they intended on doing so. The Red Wings came out with their hair on fire, outplaying the Columbus Blue Jackets from the opening face-off en … Read more

Columbus Blue Jackets complete blockbuster trade to unload Pierre-Luc Dubois

For those of you who were hoping Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman would swing a deal for Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Columbus Blue Jackets, we have some bad news. According to reports, the Blue Jackets have sent Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Patrick Laine and Jack … Read more

Head coach Jeff Blashill explains why he juggled line combinations

The Detroit Red Wings were already without forwards Robby Fabbri and Adam Erne on Tuesday night thanks to COVID-19 protocols, so the lines that head coach Jeff Blashill rolled out onto the ice were going to look a bit different. And they continued to change throughout the contest. “I like their work ethic and compete … Read more

Tyler Bertuzzi deflects home winning goal 15 seconds into OT [VIDEO]

The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets entered overtime after 60 minutes of hard-fought hockey. It only took 15 seconds to decide a winner. Captain Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi broke in on a two-on-one rush; Larkin’s shot was stopped by goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, only to have it deflect past him courtesy of Bertuzzi: … Read more

Bobby Ryan sets Red Wings history with 4th goal in first 3 games [VIDEO]

The Detroit Red Wings decided to take a chance on forward Bobby Ryan, signing him to a one-year contract after he was bought out by the Ottawa Senators. And so far, his contract has been worth its weight in gold. Ryan talled his fourth goal of this young season, giving the Red Wings the 2-1 … Read more

Anthony Mantha snipes home his 1st goal of season for Detroit Red Wings [VIDEO]

The Detroit Red Wings are looking for a measure of revenge against the Columbus Blue Jackets for yesterday afternoon’s loss. And of course, a good way to go would be to get one of the leading sources for offense for the Red Wings on the scoresheet. Forward Anthony Mantha buried 1st goal of the season, … Read more

Line brawl erupts featuring buddies Dylan Larkin vs. Zach Werenski [Video]

With less than one minute remaining in the third period, the Detroit Red Wings trailed the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 3-1 when it appeared as if the Red Wings had scored to make it 3-2. But the referee’s original call on the ice was no-goal. As the puck went into the net, … Read more