Givani Smith deserves full time roster spot with Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings turned in arguably their most complete performance of the season yesterday against the Florida Panthers, earning a 4-1 victory and breaking an eight-game losing skid. And one of the main elements that played into the win was the performance of gritty forward Givani Smith, who had been recently recalled from the … Read more

Givani Smith’s Gordie Howe hat trick helps Red Wings end losing skid

Let’s go ahead and keep forward Givani Smith in the lineup, shall we? The gritty forward earned his first career Gordie Howe hat trick, scoring a goal, registering an assist, and demolishing an opponent in a fight. In doing so, he helped the Red Wings earn their first win in nine games, breaking an eight-game … Read more

Givani Smith earns Gordie Howe hat trick after demolishing Aaron Ekblad in fight [VIDEO]

The famous “Gordie Howe hat trick” consists of a player scoring a goal, registering an assist, and dropping the gloves all in the course of a single game. And the latest player to accomplish the feat is none other than Detroit Red Wings forward Givani Smith. Smith, who scored late in the 2nd period and … Read more

Givani Smith buries his first goal of the season for Red Wings [VIDEO]

First it was Marc Staal tallying his first of the year, and now gritty forward Givani Smith is getting in on the fun. Smith found himself all alone in front of the net and buried a feed from Bobby Ryan past goaltender Chris Driedger, giving Detroit a 2-0 lead over the Panthers: All smiles from … Read more

It’s past time for the Red Wings to cut ties with Frans Nielsen

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has done a good job of removing some anchors that were weighing down the team. Gone are the likes of Jonathan Ericsson, Justin Abdelkader, Trevor Daley, Brendan Perlini, and Jimmy Howard. However, there’s still one player on the roster that needs to be sent off to greener pastures … Read more

Captain Dylan Larkin scores beautiful goal for Red Wings [VIDEO]

That’s what we want to see more of! Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin tallied his 4th goal of the season early in the 1st period against the Florida Panthers; he converted on a 2-on-1 rush with forward Givani Smith and deked goaltender Chris Driedger with a backhand shot: DYLAN.WHAT A BEAUTY.#LGRW — FOX … Read more

Vladislav Namestnikov scores 1st goal as a Red Wing [VIDEO]

It wasn’t long ago in the schedule that new Detroit Red Wings forward Bobby Ryan was lighting the lamp for the first time since donning the Winged Wheel. And now, it’s Vladislav Namestnikov‘s turn. The Russian forward tallied his first goal as a member of the Red Wings against the Dallas Stars, shortly after his … Read more

RW Givani Smith recalled from Detroit Red Wings practice squad

The Detroit Red Wings have adding some grit to their lineup ahead of tonight’s matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks in the Windy City. They’ve announced that they’ve recalled gritty right-wing forward Givani Smith from their taxi squad, and he’ll make his season debut tonight: The #RedWings today recalled right wing Givani Smith from the team’s … 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 trio of players from Grand Rapids Griffins

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have recalled right wings Givani Smith and Filip Zadina and defenseman Dennis Cholowski from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The Detroit #RedWings today recalled right wings Givani Smith and Filip Zadina and defenseman Dennis Cholowski from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Details: — Detroit Red Wings … Read more

Red Wings forward Givani Smith scores first NHL goal

The gritty forward hit a milestone on Tuesday night, though the entire team wishes it could have come under a better circumstance. Givani Smith scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders, deflecting a shot from Christoffer Ehn past goaltender Thomas Greiss: 🚨 Givani Smith 8-2 #Isles — Here's Your Replay ⬇️ … Read more

Red Wings send Givani Smith back to AHL as Glendening return looms

The Detroit Red Wings have made a roster move, sending forward Givani Smith back to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in anticipation for the return of forward Luke Glendening. He’d been absent from the lineup after injuring his hand blocking a shot against the Ottawa Senators in late October. The team expects him to be … Read more

Red Wings rookie Givani Smith drops gloves vs. Nicholas Deslauriers

On Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings took on the Anaheim Ducks and the sparks were flying early. Watch as Red Wings rookie Givani Smith drops the gloves with Nicholas Deslauriers of the Ducks. Givani Smith drops the gloves with Deslauriers just after Mantha and Getzlaf got into it! #LGRW #LetsGoDucks — Ryan Hana … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader to miss 3 weeks

The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Justin Abdelkader for at least the next three weeks with a mid-body injury. Justin Abdelkader will be out a minimum of 3 weeks, per Blashill. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 11, 2019 Abdelkader was injured during Sunday night’s victory over the Vegas Golden Knights after blocking … Read more

Red Wings recall Givani Smith following Justin Abdelkader injury

The Detroit Red Wings recalled forward Givani Smith from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday morning. The #RedWings today recalled right wing Givani Smith from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. Details: — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 11, 2019 MLive’s Ansar Khan reported that forward Justin Abdelkader wasn’t practicing, possibly due to suffering … Read more

One punch is all Givani Smith needed to drop his opponent

Red Wings fans should get used to this name, because he could be a regular in the lineup before too long! Givani Smith threw his weight around for the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Monsters, earning some retribution in response to an elbow on a teammate. We’re sure that Cleveland’s Doyle … Read more