Ken Holland, this defense is your mess; clean it up or ship out

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. This season’s Detroit Red Wings team is a mess; I don’t … Read more

Red Wings recall Andreas Athanasiou from Grand Rapids; Quincey placed on IR

The Detroit Red Wings are once again facing the injury bug, which means that Andreas Athanasiou could make his NHL debut this afternoon against the Dallas Stars. Kyle Quincey, who is dealing with an ankle injury, has been placed on the injured reserve in order to allow Athanasiou to be recalled. Landon Ferraro was injured … Read more

Red Wings have decisions to make with Helm and DeKeyser close to return

With Darren Helm and Danny DeKeyser most likely returning from injuries Saturday night in Montreal, the Red Wings brass have some decisions to make regarding the roster. If this decision was 3 years ago, Ken Holland would have just sent anyone that is eligible to go to Grand Rapids down and be done with it. Over … Read more

The Red Wings have set their line combinations for training camp, and they are intriguing

The Detroit Red Wings have hit the ice for their 2015-16 training camp. As with every training camp, the Red Wings are split into 3 squads and will feature some tentative line combinations. Here are the lines and defense pairing for Team Delvecchio: Forwards Darren Helm – Brad Richards – Tomas Tatar Johan Franzen – Riley … Read more

Babcock: Mrazek, Marchenko and Ferraro in for Game One

The Detroit Red Wings took the ice for their first practice Monday after finding out who their first round opponent would be. After practice it was announced by Mike Babcock that Petr Mrazek would get the call in net on Thursday when the Red Wings play the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Red Wings ink two ’09 picks to rookie deals

Late last week, the Red Wings announced the signing of 2009 7th round pick Adam Almqvist to a three year entry-level contract. Today, they inked one of their two third round choices from that year, Andrej Nestrasil, to a similar deal. The deadline to get both players under contract was Wednesday, June 1st.

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Red Wings Off-season Preview: Forwards

Quickly, name what’s wrong with the Red Wings forwards!

They are too old right?

Not physical enough?

Too slow?

Whether or not you believe that or not, that is the general belief about the Red Wings forwards and style of play in general.

My goal is to change those stereotypes by identifying some free agents the Wings should target this summer.

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Wings Have Options in First Round

The Wings have plenty of options available to them in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft this summer, where they will draft somewhere between 22nd and 30th. We call that status quo in Detroit, who have become accustomed to drafting late in rounds due to their strong finishes in the league standings. In fact, Jakub Kindl at 19th overall in 2005 was the highest they’ve drafted in decades.

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