Alternate captains named for 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings officially announced that Dylan Larkin is now the 37th captain in franchise history, following in the footsteps of the likes of Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg. And now that we know who will be wearing the “C” on his jersey, we now know who will be donning the “A” … Read more

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has the chance to buy out another bloated contract

The Detroit Red Wings have remained busy in free agency, with Russian-born forward Vladislav Namestnikov the latest name to be brought to the Motor City by GM Steve Yzerman. Prior to free agency, the team made the decision to part ways with veteran forward Justin Abdelkader, who was placed on waivers for the purposes of … Read more

Red Wings officially knocked out of playoff contention with latest loss

We knew it was coming sooner or later, but with the season that the Detroit Red Wings have had, it was going to be sooner. With Friday night’s 4-1 loss at the hands of the New York Islanders, the Red Wings were mathematically eliminated from participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth straight … Read more

Red Wings know GM Steve Yzerman is unafraid to “pull the trigger” on moves

The Detroit Red Wings unfortunately have the worst record in the NHL – by far. At 14-42-4 and with a staggering -102 goal differential, they’re a shoo-in to have the highest odds to land this year’s first overall draft selection, but as the doldrums of the regular season continue, that’s little silver lining. Embed from … Read more

Detroit Red Wings make pair of roster moves

Deciding to (once again) waive defenseman Jonathan Ericsson wasn’t the only roster move that the Detroit Red Wings made on Tuesday. They’ve re-assigned forwards Taro Hirose and Givanni Smith back to the Grand Rapids Griffins, and at the same time have removed Anthony Mantha and Frans Nielsen from injured reserve. Mantha will make his return … Read more

Detroit Red Wings recall Lindstrom and Hirose, place 2 players on Injured Reserve

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have recalled left win Taro Hirose and defenseman Gustav Lindstrom from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Embed from Getty Images In corresponding moves, they have placed center Frans Nielsen and defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve (retroactive to Jan. 20). From Detroit Red Wings: Hirose, 23, has split … Read more

Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen scores his first goal

Well, that took long enough. 34 games to be exact. Embed from Getty Images Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen finally scored his first goal of the season last night against the Florida Panthers, a 5-4 Detroit loss. Frans Nielsen with the shorty for his first goal of the year!#LGRW — Hockey Daily 365 … Read more

Frans Nielsen finally gets first point after 20 games

It took 20 games – far too long for a player making the money he is, but he’s finally got his first point of the season. Embed from Getty Images Struggling forward Frans Nielsen notched an assist on Luke Glendening’s second period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the first time his name has appeared … Read more

It’s time: Red Wings need to cut ties with Frans Nielsen

The Frans Nielsen era in Detroit needs to come to an end. Signed to an exorbitant contract (6 years, $31.5 million) by former general manager Ken Holland in 2016 to help offset the loss of Pavel Datsyuk, Nielsen has seen his stats fall in each of his first three years with the team. He’s played … Read more

Detroit Red Wings remove 2 players from IR, assign Evgeny Svechnikov to Grand Rapids

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have assigned RW Evgeny Svechnikov to Grand Rapids and removed C Frans Nielsen and D Trevor Daley from injured reserve. The Detroit #RedWings today assigned RW Evgeny Svechnikov to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and removed C Frans Nielsen and D Trevor Daley from injured reserve. Details: … Read more

The Detroit Red Wings are officially tired of losing

It’s been three years since the Detroit Red Wings last made the playoffs after 25 consecutive appearances, and they’re not projected to do any better this season. And they’re out to prove their doubters wrong. “Guys are not even listening to the outside,” forward Frans Nielsen said of the negative outlooks. “We’re trying to worry … Read more

Red Wings lose forward to injury during exhibition OT loss

The Detroit Red Wings are already dealing with a handful of minor injuries, and another was added to the list on Friday night. Frans Nielsen left Detroit’s game against the New York Islanders at Little Caesars Arena in the first period and did not return. He totaled just 1:53 of ice time through three shifts … Read more

Losses “snowballing” on Red Wings heading into New Years Eve game

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals

The Detroit Red Wings have lost nine of their past 11 games, squashing the momentum they had built from a previous hot streak. They’ve also given up five goals in each of the past three games, the worst of which came in their most recent setback Saturday against the Dallas Stars. Dallas led 3-0 after … Read more

MUST SEE: Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin exits penalty box, scores on breakaway!

Dylan Larkin’s great season for the Detroit Red Wings continues to provide more highlight reel moments! Embed from Getty Images Such was the case Friday night against the Ottawa Senators; immediately after exiting the penalty box, Larkin took a pass from Frans Nielsen and corralled the puck between his legs before skating in alone on … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings call up Christoffer Ehn

With news arriving today that Frans Nielsen probably won’t draw back into the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings until Friday at the earliest, they acted accordingly. The Red Wings announced today they’ve called Christoffer Ehn back up from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Ehn was sent to Grand Rapids almost two weeks ago now, on October … Read more

Red Wings could finally get good news on the injury front

When the Detroit Red Wings started the season, their blue line was decimated with injuries to key veterans. Now that most of them are healthy, they’re seeing the same on their forward lines. But Detroit is expected to get a key forward back in Frans Nielsen in time to play against the Vancouver Canucks. The … Read more