Here’s what a buyout of Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen’s contract would entail

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings took on their share of bloated contracts during the tenure of former GM Ken Holland, who has since taken over the job for the Edmonton Oilers. Among the more regrettable deals he signed were the contracts for underperforming forwards Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen. Embed from Getty … Read more

NHL’s top 22 buyout candidates list includes long-time Detroit Red Wing

This coming Friday, the NHL’s buyout window opens and it will go on through Oct. 8. According to James Mirtle of The Athletic, who put together a list of the NHL’s top 22 buyout candidates, it could be the league’s busiest buyout period of all-time. Embed from Getty Images Included on Mirtle list is long-time … Read more

Should Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman make a deal with the Seattle Kraken?

Last month, the NHL Seattle franchise officially revealed that they will be known as the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken will officially begin playing during the 2021-22 season but before that happens, they will have the opportunity to select one player from each of the current 31 NHL franchises, including from our Detroit Red Wings during … Read more

Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader reveals gender of new child (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader and his wife Julie are expecting a new addition to the family, which means that baby Jaxon will have a new sibling! The Abdelkader family revealed the gender of their new child with a special video: Can’t wait for jaxon’s little brother to join our family. 🙏 — … Read more

6 Detroit Red Wings who probably will not be back for 2020-2021 season

The Detroit Red Wings 2019-2020 season, due to COVID-19, is in the books and it was one we would all rather forget as soon as possible. Not only did the Red Wings fail to contend for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs but they the worst record in the NHL…by far. In regards to … Read more

Detroit sports teams and athletes participate in Blackout Tuesday

Detroit sports teams have taken to social media to voice their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang organized “Blackout Tuesday” to show solidarity over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Several Detroit athletes also joined in, including Justin Abdelkader, Tyler Bertuzzi and Amani Oruwariye.

Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader destroys Tampa’s Michael Blunden [Video]

Flashback to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. By the time all was said and done in Game 2 against Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings had been beaten handily by a score of 5-2. The win gave the Lightning a commanding 2 games to none lead in the best of 7 series. Though the game … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader giving back to community

While the spread of COVID-19 continues in Michigan, Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is lending a big assist to those who are working on the front lines to help heal the community. He and his wife Julie (and son Jaxon) are donating food to the healthcare workers at St. Joe’s Health in Pontiac: [email protected]Read more

Red Wings may have a way out of Justin Abdelkader’s contract after this season

To say that Justin Abdelkader‘s season has not been good might be the understatement of the year. After playing in 739 career games with the team, you can definitely say that he has seen some serious ups and downs during his tenure. Playoff runs, Hall of Fame worthy teammates, and even a Stanley Cup championship. Through those … Read more

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader out with illness

Detroit Red Wings forward and assistant captain is struggling this season – to say the least. Embed from Getty Images In 61 games played this season, the veteran forward has only registered four assists with zero goals scored. For tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced that he won’t be playing due to … Read more

667 NHL players outscoring Justin Abdelkader this season, including a few goalies

The Detroit Red Wings signed Muskegon, Mich. native and former Michigan State Spartan Justin Abdelkader to a lengthy contract extension in 2015 – 7 years, $29,750,000 to be exact. “He’s homegrown. A character guy. He’s one of the guys [coach Jeff Blashill] and I are looking to be one of the leaders of this team,” … Read more

Justin Abdelkader needs to be bought out, and fast

Justin Abdelkader is a true example of a home-grown player. A Michigan native, attended Michigan State for three years, and drafted by the Detroit Red Wings. Does it get any better than that? The Red Wings were hoping that Abdelkader would be a big part of the team’s future, and banked on that big time … Read more

Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader called out by ex-NHL goaltender

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is stuck in the worst stretch of his NHL career. He hasn’t scored once in 29 games this season while only putting up three assists, and also features a plus/minus rating of -5. Embed from Getty Images That seems like enough for anyone to be calling him out, especially … Read more

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is outscoring Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader

Well, this isn’t a stat that will bring joy into the lives of Detroit sports fans. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne scored a goal last night against the Chicago Blackhawks, firing the puck into Chicago’s empty net to become the first goaltender since Arizona’s Mike Smith (against Detroit, no less) accomplished the feat in 2013. … Read more

Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader returns to lineup after being healthy scratch

The Detroit Red Wings return home tonight in their final tune-up before the Christmas break to host the new-look Arizona Coyotes, who recently acquired sniper Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils. One player who will make his return to the lineup is Justin Abdelkader, who had been a healthy scratch. Embed from Getty Images … Read more

Jeff Blashill benches Detroit Red Wings’ alternate captain

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader(Photo: USA TODAY Sports)

Benching an alternate captain is not something any NHL head coach ever wants to have to do but that is exactly what Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill did to Justin Abdelkader. Abdelkader was a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, something found out prior to the morning skate. Embed from … Read more