Jonathan Ericsson pummels Dion Phaneuf in final Joe Louis Arena home opener (VIDEO)

October 17, 2016 was the final home opener at Joe Louis Arena for the Detroit Red Wings, hosting the Ottawa Senators in what would eventually be a 5-1 victory or the home team. But before the goal scoring started, there were some on-ice fireworks. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson dropped the gloves against Ottawa defenseman Dion Phaneuf, … Read more

Pontiac native Bryan Rust is absolutely destroyed by Dion Phaneuf hit [Video]

There is little question that NHL playoff hockey is one of the most exciting things around. Arenas are packed to the rafters and the players on the ice seem to treat each game like it could be their last. Well, that excitement only grows when there is a big hit in the middle of an … Read more

Senators even it late and Red Wings fall 3-2 in shootout

RED WINGS at SENATORS 31 SOG 27 0/2 POWERPLAY 0/2 28 HITS 39 37 FACE-OFF WINS 30 11 BLOCKED SHOTS 8 7 GIVEAWAYS 15 1st Period Not much really went on in the first period. Lots of back and forth play with a couple decent scoring chances for both teams. Petr Mrazek took a slap … Read more

Danny DeKeyser day-to-day after taking slap shot to the knee

After taking a Dion Phaneuf slap shot to the knee during Wednesday’s 3-1 win against the Ottawa Senators, defenseman Danny DeKeyser went straight down to the ice in pain. Luckily for him, and the Detroit Red Wings, it doesn’t appear to be a serious injury. DeKeyser is officially considered day-to-day. “It’s a bruise is what it looks like. It’s … Read more

Red Wings no longer pursuing Maple Leafs D Phaneuf

The Detroit Red Wings are no longer in pursuit of defenseman Dion Phaneuf, according to’s Ansar Khan. @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) June 19, 2015 Detroit and Toronto were in serious talks at the trade deadline about a deal … Read more

Red Wings willing to trade Mantha, top pick in draft

The Detroit Red Wings off-season is well underway, and some big changes could be coming to Hockeytown. After having named Jeff Blashill the team’s new head coach last week, GM Ken Holland is now focusing his attention at the on-ice product in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft later this month. According to SportsNet in … Read more

The predictable reason why Phaneuf-to-the-Red Wings trade fell apart: asking price

After watching how Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland walked away from the negotiating table with the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season when they demanded that top-prospect Anthony Mantha be included in any trade for defenseman Tyler Myers, you would think that other teams would pick up on the fact that Holland will not be moving him for any reason.

Apparently Toronto didn’t get that memo.

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Video: Throwback Thursday – Gustavsson Makes Diving Stick Save

I remember this one like it was yesterday. The Detroit Red Wings were up 3-2 against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs in the waning minutes of the second period. After Jonas Gustavsson slid to make a save to the left of the net, the puck was instead passed back to Dion Phaneuf, who had just come off the … Read more