Detroit Red Wings’ brothers Gemel and Givani Smith describe feeling of joining forces

It’s a family affair in Hockeytown, as the Detroit Red Wings claimed forward Gemel Smith off the waiver wire earlier in the week. He’s the brother of gritty forward Givani Smith, who has been endearing himself to the fan base in Detroit with his gritty play and willingness to drop the gloves. Smith was on the … Read more

Red Wings HC Jeff Blashill discusses plans for newly acquired F Gemel Smith

The Detroit Red Wings claimed forward Gemel Smith off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday, reuniting him with his brother Givani. Originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the 4th round of the 2012 NHL Draft, Smith has scored 12 goals with 12 assists in 88 career games played with the Stars, Boston Bruins and Lightning. … Read more

Red Wings F Givani Smith fights Anaheim’s Nicolas Deslauriers following big hit [Video]

Detroit Red Wings forward Givani Smith is quickly becoming a fan favorite in the Motor City, enduring himself to the team and fans with his hard-nosed play and willingness to drop the gloves. Tonight, he fought for the second time in as many games, fighting Anaheim’s Nicolas Deslauriers after he leveled defenseman Gustav Lindstrom in … Read more

Red Wings F Givani Smith lands several haymakers against Jacob Middleton [Video]

He’s quickly turning into a fan favorite with his gritty play and penchant for dropping the gloves! Detroit Red Wings forward Givani Smith brought the crowd at Little Caesars Arena to their feet early in tonight’s contest against the San Jose Sharks when he fought Jacob Middleton: Givani Smith: Throwing early 𝐇𝐚𝐲𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 🥊 pic.twitter.com/uMIrSTKSBK — Bally … Read more

Handful of Red Wings players and coaches placed in COVID-19 protocol

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The Detroit Red Wings continue to be affected by COVID-19. The team announced that forwards Givani Smith and Carter Rowney, goaltender Alex Nedeljkovoc, head coach Jeff Blashill and assistant Alex Tanguay have been placed on the team COVID-19 protocol list: UPDATE: The #RedWings have placed Givani Smith, Carter Rowney, Alex Nedeljkovic, head coach Jeff Blashill … Read more

Red Wings F Givani Smith takes down Nashville’s Ben Harpur in fight [Video]

The Red Wings desperately needed a spark after a listless first half of tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators, and Givani Smith delivered. The gritty forward took on Predators forward Ben Harpur in a bout in the neutral zone following a flare-up near the Nashville bench, and it was Smith getting the upper hand. GIVANI … Read more

Detroit Red Wings bring back familiar face on two-year contract

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According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have re-signed a familiar face as they have inked LW Givani Smith to a two-year contract. Smith, 23, split his third professional campaign between Detroit and the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020-21. In 16 games with the Red Wings, Smith notched four points (1-3-4) and … Read more

Red Wings F Givani Smith fights for 2nd time against Florida [VIDEO]

Okay, let’s keep this guy in the lineup, shall we? Detroit Red Wings forward Givani Smith already dropped the gloves once tonight against the Florida Panthers – why not do it again? He once again made good use of the fists, this time against Florida’s Riley Stillman during tonight’s 3rd period and landing several solid … Read more

Givani Smith drops the gloves against Ryan Lomberg [VIDEO]

We all know that Detroit Red Wings forward Givani Smith isn’t shy about dropping the gloves. His last NHL fight was in February against the Florida Panthers, and he’s making the most of his taxi squad call up by earning another five-minute trip to the box – once again against Florida. He squared off with … Read more

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 pic.twitter.com/bOQdCqd6Pr — Bally … 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