VIDEO: Abdelkader and Connauton have a short tussle

While not a big-swinging “fight” as we sometimes see, it’s still good to see our players standing up for their captain finally. After Henrik Zetterberg was knocked to the ice awkwardly on a questionable play, Justin Abdelkader took exception to it and took it out on Kevin Connauton. The fight was more or less a draw, seeing as neither guy could really get an arm free.

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MUST SEE: Zetterberg fires 120 foot pass to spring Abdelkader breakaway

This is easily one of the prettiest passes we’ve seen from the Red Wings all season. Erik Cole found Henrik Zetterberg in the Detroit corner, and Z found Abdelkader hanging almost near the Calgary blue line. Abby went in all alone and beat Jonas Hiller for the Wings first goal of the game. .

Red Wings get exactly what they need with D Zidlicky and F Cole

Heading into Monday’s trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings had a need to bolster their top-nine forwards and add more scoring depth. They also needed a right handed defenseman that could quarterback a power play. They were able to fulfill both of those needs before the trade deadline came and went. The Wings added defenseman … Read more

Injury Update: F Helm and D Marchenko to both miss a week

The Red Wings received good news about Darren Helm today. After hearing rumors that his injury was going to be significant, the Red Wings have confirmed that Helm has had an MRI and it came back negative. He is suffering from an oblique strain and will miss about a week of time. Alexey Marchenko is also … Read more

Red Wings acquire D Marek Zidlicky from the Devils

The Red Wings have made a move in acquiring Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 2016 3rd round pick. The pick becomes a 2nd round pick if Detroit reaches the Stanley Cup Final. If the Wings make the Eastern Conference Finals, New Jersey also receives a 2015 5th round pick. Zidlicky is … Read more

Trade Rumor: Red Wings among teams with a strong interest in Dion Phaneuf

The rumors are flying that the Detroit Red Wings are interested in acquiring Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially after Tampa Bay and Montreal both strengthened their defense core early this morning by trading for Jeff Petry (Montreal) and Brayden Coburn (Tampa Bay). Leafs with largest potential to make a deadline day splash. … Read more