Mike Babcock once again addresses past controversy with Johan Franzen

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is certainly one of the most successful bench bosses in the history of the sport. He’s the only coach to have been entered into the Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup, an IIHF World Championship title, and Olympic gold medal (done on two occasions). However, … Read more

Mike Commodore, fans slam Mike Babcock’s first appearance on NBC Sports

Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss Mike Babcock has a new gig as an analyst on NBC after 700 NHL coaching victories. But if the initial views of his first appearance on the network are any indication, things may not go so well. His debut came during this afternoon’s tilt between … Read more

Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock regrets treating Johan Franzen the way he did

One of the most successful head coaches of the modern NHL era, Babcock guided the upstart Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to within one game of the 2003 Stanley Cup championship. Following his hiring by the Red Wings in 2005, he proceeded to win a total of 458 games in the Motor City that included four … Read more

Alternate captains named for 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings

Michael Rasmussen

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

Johan Franzen’s contract finally comes off Detroit Red Wings books in 2020-21

It certainly took a long time, but the Detroit Red Wings will have a bloated contract finally coming off the books next season. Johan Franzen‘s contract expires at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, and his annual cap hit of $3,954,545 will be freed up. Per Spotrac.com: Franzen hasn’t played since the early 2015-16 season … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings’ Johan Franzen goes beast-mode, scores four goals vs. Sharks (VIDEO)

May 6, 2010 was a day in Detroit Red Wings playoff history that will rank among the great games in postseason history – not just for Detroit, but in the entire National Hockey League. Forward Johan Franzen added to his reputation of being a playoff menace by scoring four goals in Game 4 of the … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings’ Johan Franzen scores playoff hat trick vs. Avalanche (VIDEO)

There were some legendary playoff battles between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche, but the most recent and final edition was no contest at all. Detroit swept Colorado en route to the Western Conference Finals and eventually, the 2008 Stanley Cup title. But what people will remember most about that series is the play … Read more

Calgary’s Jamie McLennan loses mind and cheap shots Red Wings’ Johan Franzen (VIDEO)

Game 5 between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames in the 2007 Western Conference Quarter Finals featured plenty of rough stuff between the two teams looking to get an edge in what was a 2-2 series tie. Embed from Getty Images The Red Wings would emerge victorious in six games to advance to the … Read more

Ex-Red Wings GM Ken Holland weighs in on Mike Babcock controversies

Ever since former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was dismissed by the Toronto Maple Leafs last month, there have been stories coming out from his former players of his conduct with their respective teams. And that conduct has raised more than a few eyebrows. From a local perspective, former Red Wings forward Johan … Read more

Reporter says he was ‘verbally attacked’ by former Detroit Red Wings HC Mike Babcock

According to Andy Strickland, a rinkside reporter for Fox Sports Midwest, he was verbally attacked in 2007 by then Detroit Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock. Strickland alleges he was up against a wall while Babcock screamed and pointed in his face because of a story he had written. https://twitter.com/andystrickland/status/1201865214926446592?s=20 Stickland’s tweet comes just a … Read more

Former Red Wing Johan Franzen: Mike Babcock is “the worst person I’ve ever met”

A stunning news report surfaced earlier in which former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios detailed an incident between former coach Mike Babcock and forward Johan Franzen, in which the former verbally abused the latter which led to a nervous breakdown. And now, Franzen himself is speaking out about it. Franzen sat down with Swedish-language … Read more

Chris Chelios calls out Mike Babcock for ‘verbally assaulting’ former Detroit Red Wing

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From what we have gathered throughout the years, former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is not the most likable individual on the planet. Now, Chris Chelios has called out Babcock for ‘verbally assaulting’ former Red Wing Johan Franzen. Take a listen. Babcock verbally assaulted Johan Franzen on the bench, causing Franzen a nervous … Read more

Detroit Red Wings 2010s All Decade Team

Michael Rasmussen

We’ve seen a little bit of eveything over the decade with the Detroit Red Wings, eh? Playoff battles, individual break outs, and teams that didn’t come close to sniffing the playoffs. Through all this, players at each position have stood out at each position. Here is my best attempt at an “all-decade team” for the … Read more

Johan Franzen living with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes

He carved a name for himself with his gritty play and clutch goal scoring. But the man known as “The Mule” isn’t doing as well these days. Former Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen was forced to retire from the NHL in 2015, but the real problem is that he is now living post-traumatic stress … Read more

FLASHBACK: Johan Franzen dominates Avalanche in 2008 playoffs

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes

The legendary rivalry of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche had some of the greatest moments in hockey history, but it had never seen anything like the one-man performance that Detroit forward Johan Franzen put together in the 2008 Western Conference Semi-Finals. Embed from Getty Images Meeting for the sixth time in the playoffs, … Read more

Report: Andreas Athanasiou playing in the KHL a “probability”

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The rebuilding Detroit Red Wings are in serious danger of losing one of their only offensive threats. A recent report revealed that Andreas Athanasiou was considering an offer from the KHL. According to a report from TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger earlier today, Athanasiou is indeed likely headed to Russia unless something changes in the offers … Read more