Former Red Wings pest Sean Avery caught on hot mic trash talking (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Sean Avery quickly garnered a reputation for being one of the NHL’s most notorious pests due to his constant trash talking and on (and off) ice antics. Embed from Getty Images He got his NHL career started with the Red Wings before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings in … Read more

Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman suffers horrific injury vs. Flames (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings found themselves in a second round playoff series in 2004 against the Calgary Flames, a series that would ultimately not end the way we wanted it to. And what happened in Game 5 with both teams having won two games apiece certainly wasn’t a good omen of what was to come. … Read more

Ex-Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s best free-agent signings – No. 2

We’re continuing our countdown of former Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland‘s top free agent signings during his two decades in the Motor City. For those of you who may have missed it, here are the first three on the list: No. 5 – Luc Robitaille No. 4 – Marian Hossa No. 3 – … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings swap Sean Avery for Mathieu Schneider on Deadline Day 2003

In honor of today being the NHL’s Trade Deadline, let’s throw it back to 2003. The Detroit Red Wings were the defending Stanley Cup champions, and were looking for additional help on the blue line while defenseman Jiri Fischer continued his recovery from a torn ACL. Embed from Getty Images GM Ken Holland acquired defenseman … Read more

Player Profile: Connor Murphy

With the draft only two days away, we are nearing the end of my Player Profiles, designed to get you ready for Friday night’s festivities. I’ve scoured the globe examining the best talent that could be available when Ken Holland steps up to the podium to announce the Red Wings first selection of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, at 24th overall. The list of players I have profiled includes:

Joel Armia, the Finnish Ace.

Rickard Rakell, the skilled Swede playing his junior hockey in nearby Plymouth, MI.

Tomas Jurco, of the Memorial Cup winning Saint John Seadogs.

Vladislav Namestnikov, the talented Russian with all those Red Wings connections.

All of the above are supremely talented forwards, and the Red Wings would be thrilled to have any of them. However, if I had to wager a guess on what position the Red Wings will address with their first pick, it would have to be defense.

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