5 Former Detroit Red Wings who should have their number retired

There is no question about it that the Detroit Red Wings have had a storied history which has included some great players. Of those players, only eight have had the honor of having their number retired. No. 1 – Terry Sawchuk No. 4 – Red Kelly No. 5 – Nicklas Lidstrom No. 7 – Ted … Read more

Top moments of Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin’s career…so far (VIDEO)

History was made today as the Detroit Red Wings announced that forward Dylan Larkin has officially succeeded the retired Henrik Zetterberg as the 37th captain in team history. As he enters his 6th NHL season, Larkin has enjoyed several personal successes on the ice for a team that hasn’t enoyed too many in recent years. … Read more

Rumor suggests Red Wings could trade Henrik Zetterberg to Lightning

For a couple of weeks, I have been telling my colleagues at Detroit Sports Nation that I was going to be putting together an article that discusses how it would make sense for the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning to make a blockbuster trade before the season begins. My original thought was that … Read more

The best three Detroit Red Wings late round draft selections

The Detroit Red Wings hold the 4th overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, which gets underway tonight. It’s been a while since they picked that high in the annual proceedings – in fact, the last time they held the 4th pick, they picked a young Steve Yzerman in 1983. They’re banking on whomever they … Read more

Henrik Zetterberg’s 2008 Playoff performance ranked No. 1 since 2007-08 in GSVA

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg put on an absolute clinic in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, leading Detroit to their 11th Stanley Cup championship in franchise history and being awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs most valuable player in the process. But when you break down his performance in terms … Read more

Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk gets tooth knocked out, Henrik Zetterberg finds it [Video]

During the 2nd period of a 2016 NHL Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pavel Datsyuk took a hit to the face that knocked out one of his teeth. Datsyuk then retaliated and was called for a penalty. Following the penalty call, Henrik Zetterberg is seen looking around and then finding what we assume … Read more

Young Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg embarrass Patrick Roy (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings featured some of the best young talent in the NHL during the 2002-03 season when rookie Henrik Zetterberg burst onto the scene to team up with second-year forward Pavel Datsyuk. Both Datsyuk and Zetterberg, who would later help Detroit to their 11th Stanley Cup in 2008, gave the NHL a prompt … Read more

OTD: Detroit Red Wings clinch 2008 Stanley Cup [Tribue Video]

On this day in 2008, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 to clinch another Stanley Cup, their 11th in franchise history and fourth Cup in 11 seasons. The Wings won the game 3-2 on goals by Brian Rafalski, Valtteri Filppula, and the eventual game-winner from Henrik Zetterberg. And arguably one … Read more

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg’s OT goal forces Game 7 vs. Ducks (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings returned to Joe Louis Arena in a 3-2 series deficit against the Anaheim Ducks during the 2013 Western Conference Quarter-Finals after an overtime loss in Game 5. They’d turn the tables on the Ducks in Game 6, winning 4-3 in overtime thanks to a Henrik Zetterberg goal shortly into the first … Read more

On This Date: Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg scores playoff hat trick vs. Coyotes

The Detroit Red Wings found themselves in a first round playoff matchup against the upstart Phoenix Coyotes in 2010, a series that they’d ultimately win in a hard-fought seven games. Game 1 went to the Coyotes, but Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg made sure that the two teams would return to Joe Louis Arena with … Read more

Red Wings’ Todd Bertuzzi knocks sense into Shea Weber (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings met up with the Nashville Predators in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a series that would unfortunately not end up going Detroit’s way. The tone was set at the end of Game 1 when Nashville defenseman Shea Weber pounded Henrik Zetterberg‘s head into the glass WWE-style. Forward … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg nets hat trick vs. Minnesota Wild (VIDEO)

Let’s throw it back to some of the good old days in Detroit Red Wings hockey as we wait for the COVID-19 hysteria to get under control. Embed from Getty Images Swedish forward Henrik Zetterberg quickly established himself as one of the NHL’s premier two-way forwards after bursting onto the scene as a rookie in … Read more

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman announces timeline for new team captain

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman met with members of the media this afternoon at Little Caesars Arena to discuss several issues, including the recent Trade Deadline moves as well as the future of head coach Jeff Blashill. One issue that remains unresolved is which player will be the next to don the captain’s … Read more

Detroit Sports Nation’s Top Five Christmas Wish List

The sports scene in Detroit has been through a lot this year, but with Christmas right around the corner, maybe a Christmas miracle will happen. The Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers could all use a miracle right now. The Lions (3-9-1), Pistons (10-15), and Red Wings (8-22-3) currently hold losing records so far this … Read more

Former Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Kris Draper helping current team through losing stretch

During their NHL careers, former Detroit Red Wings players Kris Draper and Henrik Zetterberg were a part of some of the greatest on-ice products that fans in the Motor City and across the world had ever seen. Multiple Stanley Cup victories between the two of them (4 rings for Draper, 1 for Zetterberg), individual awards, … Read more

Red Wings C Dylan Larkin explains why Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk used to laugh at him

It has been a rough season so far for Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings. Not only are the Red Wings the worst team in the league by a healthy margin, but Larkin has also struggled to score goals. Embed from Getty Images Though losing this season has been extremely challenging for Larkin, he … Read more