ESPN 2015 Ultimate Rankings: Red Wings are top Detroit team

Around the Motor City, fans are already in hockey mode and paying attention to the Detroit Red Wings first when it comes to their professional sports franchises. The Wings are off to a solid 2-0 start, including a shutout of Toronto and former head coach Mike Babcock, followed by a comeback win on the road in Carolina. … Read more

Red Wings perfect in season opener, blank Leafs 4-0 (w/ videos)

The Detroit Red Wings came out tonight with guns blazing, looking in almost mid-season form, as they rolled right over the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 4-0 win in their season opener. The first period would see a pair of goals from Justin Abdelkader, coming off a career year last season and looking to keep … Read more

DSN staff predictions: 2015-16 Detroit Red Wings

With the start of the 2015-16 NHL regular season, fans league-wide are forming their predictions and opinions about how their teams will progress over the course of the year. We here at DSN are no different, already formulating hypothetical roster moves and game results. The Detroit Red Wings hit the ice for their season opener … Read more

2015-16 Detroit Red Wings: 5 keys to the season [w/ video]

[tps_header]You can almost taste it now, folks. The 2015-16 NHL regular season officially starts tomorrow, with the Detroit Red Wings’ season opener on Friday. The team went further than any of the analysts last season anticipated, taking the eventual conference champs Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 7 in the quarterfinals last post-season. The mix … Read more

Kevin Allen (USA Today): “Red Wings have developed into a threat to win”

While the hockey world paid closer attention to the likes of teams such as Chicago, Tampa Bay, L.A., and Montreal, the Detroit Red Wings silently moved along their off-season with a few goals in mind; bolster the defense with a veteran scoring presence, bring in a veteran forward that can contribute points and lead the … Read more

Anthony Mantha and Tomas Nosek lead the way in Red vs. White game

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up training camp on Monday with their annual Red vs. White scrimmage and many of the youngsters made quite an impression. Anthony Mantha, Detroit’s 1st overall pick in 2013, potted two goals playing on a line with Tyler Bertuzzi and Andreas Athanasiou. He is champing at the bit for the puck … Read more

Red Wings lose in prospect tournament final against Columbus

After a nice comeback against the Dallas Stars on Monday night, the Detroit Red Wings’ prospects fell short to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 in the prospect tournament final. This marks the 4th time that the Jackets have won the title! The Red Wings finished 3-1 for the tournament, and have finished in 1st, 3rd and … Read more

Mike Green will make the Red Wings a more dynamic team

Mike Green #25 Size: 6′ 1″, 207 lbs. Position: Defense Shoots: Right Age: 29 Cap Hit: Signed through 2017-18 for $6 million per season. Drafted: 1st round (29th overall) by the Washington Capitals in 2004. Last Year: Green posted 10 goals and 35 assists for the Capitals in 72 games played and finished plus 15.  He also registered 2 points in 14 … Read more

Petr Mrazek should start over Jimmy Howard

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Last April, Jimmy Howard had a rough span, giving up numerous soft goals, … Read more

Mitch Callahan: ‘I don’t want to play in the AHL next year’

In the 2014-2015 AHL season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, forward and right winger Mitch Callahan was well on his way to a career year under then-Griffins coach Jeff Blashill. In 48 games played, he put up 16 goals and 38 points; on pace for almost a 60-point season. Then, tragedy struck. Callahan suffered an … Read more

If Blashill wants Dylan Larkin on the Red Wings’ roster, he will be on it

It is very rare for a player to go to straight onto the Detroit Red Wings’ roster without spending some significant time with the Grand Rapids Griffins, but Dylan Larkin has the potential to do just that when he attends his first training camp with the Wings in the Fall. “We’ll see in camp how … Read more

Red Wings buy out remainder of Stephen Weiss’ contract

It has been much debated over the last couple of weeks as to if the Detroit Red Wings would buy out the remainder of Stephen Weiss‘ contract and it looks like that is exactly what they are going to do. After signing a five-year, 24.5 million dollar contract in the summer of 2013, the often injured Weiss … Read more