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LOOK: Kris Draper pens article in Players’ Tribune about 1996 facial...

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper was one of the central figures of the legendary Red Wings/Colorado Avalanche rivalry in the late 1990s...

Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby fondly remember Mike Ilitch

Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby were integral members of Detroit's famous "Grind Line," and both have their name on the Stanley Cup four times...

Training for Success: DSN’s exclusive interview with former Red Wings trainer...

The Detroit Red Wings' rise to the top of the National Hockey League is a well-documented story of success. Some of the greatest players...

Givani Smith has the tools to be a solid, productive NHL...

Known for his grit and willingness to be a net front presence on the ice, Red Wings 2016 second-round (46th overall) pick Givani Smith has...

Flashback: Darren McCarty’s goal in ’97 Cup Finals leads Red Wings

It's still regarded as one of the greatest playoff goals in Detroit Red Wings history. The goal Darren McCarty would score in Game 4...

On this day: 1993-Detroit Red Wings acquire Kris Draper from Winnipeg...

23 years ago on 6/30/1993, the Detroit Red Wings made a trade to bring in C Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets for future considerations. Drafted 62nd...

On This Day: Red Wings beat Avalanche in 7 games in...

The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche's rivalry is well-documented. Claude Lemieux's hit on Kris Draper back in Game 6 of the 1996 Western Conference Finals was...

Happy birthday Kris Draper!

One of the members of the famed "Grind Line", Kris Draper will forever be remembered by Detroit Red Wings fans for his hard work...

Detroit Red Wings/Colorado Avalanche: A Rivalry Reviewed (/w Videos)

If you've followed the Detroit Red Wings for any amount of time, then surely you've heard the stories about their rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche. During...

Kris Draper: ‘Foote doesn’t like me, I don’t like him’

When former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote joined the Schlereth and Evans on 104.3 The Fan, he was asked about which former Red Wings...

Kris Draper reveals more players for Red Wings vs. Avalanche Alumni...

If you are a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, you have most definitely heard that the Wings will be playing against the Colorado...

Kris Draper buries overtime winner in ’98 Stanley Cup Finals

Kris Draper's 1998 overtime game-winner against the Washington Capitals oftentimes slips through the cracks of Red Wings folklore, tidily stuffed toward the back of the top...

Top 5 Memories From the Red Wings’ 2008 Cup Run

The Red Wings capped a memorable 2007-08 season by capturing their 11th Stanley Cup title in franchise history. This most recent triumph saw the...

Make A Deal? Top 5 Red Wings Trades Since 1990

The Detroit Red Wings have had a long history of success, making the playoffs for the past 23 seasons. A lot of their success...

Draper’s Retirement Marks the End of an Era

There are certain lines, duos or pairings in sports that transcend the game. Groups of players who mean more than the sum of their parts to the team they represent, and to the fan base they play for. Montana to Rice. Manning to Harrison. Stockton and Malone. Jordan, Pippen and Rodman. The KLM line, the Production Line and the French Connection. For an era of Red Wings fans, the Grind Line was that group. A trio of players whose careers will always be examined as part of something greater than themselves. Darren McCarty was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He never scored more than 19 goals or 49 points in a season (both accomplished in 1996-97), but if you ask a generation of Wings fans to name their top 5 players, he would be a near unanimous pick. Kirk Maltby was acquired on March 20th, 1996 in ...

Incredible Third Period Forces Game 6

That third period of hockey was one for the memory bank. With their season on the line, the Red Wings threw everything they had...

Zetterberg Good to Go; Who Comes Out?

More good news for Red Wings fans! On Wednesday night, they wrapped up their four game sweep of the 6th seeded Phoenix Coyotes, a...

Hawks Take First of Three

Why is it that Wings fans boo Hossa? I'm really curious about this. Post your opinions on it in the comment sections and we'll see if we can drum up a good discussion here.

Furious Finish Falls Short

Despite a frantic end to the game that saw the Red Wings swarming the Canucks net, Roberto Luongo was able to slam the door...

Better Effort, Same Result

The Wings deserved a better fate in this one. I'm not one to blame the refs for a loss, especially since I am one...

Eaves out, Wings to recall a Griff?

For all you Red Wings fans that were hoping that by this Saturday we'd get to see what a completely healthy Red Wings forward...

What to do with all these healthy bodies?

Very soon, the Red Wings will have to deal with a problem they've barely had to think about for two full seasons. When Brad...

Detroit Earns the Sweep

In a rare home and home with the Boston Bruins this weekend, the Detroit Red Wings took home all four points, thanks in large...

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