Robby Fabbri breaks the ice against the Predators [VIDEO]

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to get back into the win column against the Nashville Predators, and so far, they’re off to a good start. Forward Robby Fabbri scored his fourth goal of the season, burying the puck past goaltender Pekka Rinne at 4:59 of the first period. Valtteri Filppula took a cross ice … Read more

“Thank you, Pav” – A DSN writer’s open letter

Pav, I personally have had the great honor of watching you through your entire tenure with the Detroit Red Wings franchise. Players with your kind of skill set don’t come around very often. The Wings drafted you 171st overall in the 1998 NHL draft. I think it just goes to show how excellent our scouting system is … Read more

Red Wings week at a glance

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up the finishing touches on a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night, giving them points in 15 of their past 16 games. They’ll look to continue that hot pace heading into this week’s contests. Here are Detroit’s next three opponents: [tie_slideshow] [tie_slide] December 22 vs. New Jersey Devils, … Read more

Video: Marchenko nets his first NHL goal against Pekka Rinne

The Detroit Red Wings took on the Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon, and it’d be a special occasion for one Detroit defenseman. During a 4-on-4, Niklas Kronwall feathered a pass to Justin Abdelkader in the slot. He immediately tapped it aside to Alexey Marchenko along the boards, heading down towards the net. Marchenko let a … Read more

WATCH: Pavel Datsyuk goes coast to coast for ‘Datsyukian’ goal vs. Nashville

Some of the Magic Man’s best work. One of the most memorable goals from the 2012-2013 (lockout shortened) season occurred on February 19th, when Pavel Datsyuk took matters into his own hands to tie up the Red Wings’ game against the Predators. Down 3-2 late in the third period, Datsyuk took control of the puck … Read more

Predators vs. Red Wings: 3 Keys to Note for a Successful Game

Tonight the Nashville Predators come to town to square off against the Detroit Red Wings in their first meeting of the season and the only meeting in Detroit this year. But these are the not the same Predators that Red Wing fans have enjoyed watching get dominated by Detroit for many years in the Central … Read more

Wings Can’t Solve Rinne

Well,  so much for that whole “what players do we make healthy scratches” issue. Tonight, the Red Wings played one man under the limit of 18 skaters, because Jiri Hudler (flu), Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), and Johan Franzen (undisclosed) were all unavailable. They could have gone with 7 defensemen to offset the loss up front, but Ruslan Salei is still in California with his family after the birth of he and his wife’s third child.

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Early Trades Set the Tone

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The NHL trade deadline isn’t for another two and a half weeks, but already teams are making moves to either improve their chances at a Cup this year, or to ease their rebuilding process. These early deals may have set the tone for deadline day, and bidding prices may have been determined based on the deals that have gone down already. After the jump, we’ll take a look at the trades that have been made in the last couple of days.

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