On This Date: Riley Sheahan scores final goal in Joe Louis Arena history (VIDEO)

This one will certainly go down as one of the great trivia questions for hockey as the years go by – who scored the final goal at the historic Joe Louis Arena on April 9, 2017? Embed from Getty Images Of course, the answer is Riley Sheahan. What’s ironic about that is he went the … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings and Rangers swap AHL players

The Detroit Red Wings already made a move today, sending forward Riley Sheahan to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Scott Wilson. Now, they’ve made another move – this time with a fellow Original 6 team. The Red Wings have sent defenseman Ryan Sproul to the New York Rangers in exchange for Matt Puempel. The #RedWings … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Detroit Red Wings make trade with Pittsburgh Penguins

Following their third straight loss of the 2017 season, the Detroit Red Wings have made a trade. According to reports, the Red Wings have traded center Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for winger Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round pick. PIT sends Scott Wilson and third round pick in … Read more

GRADE ‘EM: Detroit Red Wings fail to make the grade

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The playoff streak of 25 years came to a sudden halt this season when the Detroit Red Wings finished with just 76 points, their fewest win total over an 82-game slate since the 1990-91 season, the first year of the playoff streak. There is a lot of blame to throw around but who deserves most … Read more

5 Moves the Red Wings must make to get back on track

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The Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years this season. They were also sellers at the trade deadline for the first time in a long time when they traded away Thomas Vanek, Steve Ott, Tomas Jurco, and Brendan Smith. The team enters relatively foreign territory as they begin their … Read more

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Red Wings 2016-17 campaign

For the first time since 1990, the Detroit Red Wings are spectators to begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Simply put, their season was a major disappointment. Of course, the team had some positive moments through the 82 games, but they were overshadowed by far too many negatives, and it cost them a playoff spot. Let’s … Read more

Somebody pinch me! Riley Sheahan scores his first goal of season [Video]

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

Talk about getting the monkey off your back!

Maligned Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan went the entire 2016-2017 season without scoring a goal, until this afternoon. In the final game ever at Joe Louis Arena, Sheahan roofed a shot past New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider to break his goalless drought that dated back to the last game of last year’s regular season.

Earlier this year, Sheahan set the Red Wings record for most games without a goal by a forward. Even though it’s the last game of the year, he’ll certainly feel a little better about himself.

Riley Sheahan should be left unprotected for NHL expansion draft

NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings

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. It’s been a season to forget for Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan, … Read more

OUCH: Goal-less Riley Sheahan nails Coach Blashill on the bench with puck (w/ VIDEO)

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As if we needed more reasons to ridicule Riley Sheahan. The only Red Wings forward yet to light the lamp this season somehow managaed to fire a puck right at head coach Jeff Blashill on Saturday night in Edmonton. Blashill was cut but he’s a hockey player, so he shrugged it off and kept coaching … Read more

The time has come for Ken Holland to step down as Red Wings GM

The Detroit Red Wings are stuck in their worst season in nearly three decades and are all but mathematically eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wednesday was the NHL’s trade deadline, and unfortunately, became yet another chapter in the ever-faltering novel authored by Wings general manager Ken Holland. When the dust settled, the Red Wings had sold … Read more

RUMOR: Red Wings talking trades with Maple Leafs

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

The NHL trade market is set to ramp up in the next few days, as teams have until Wednesday at 3pm to set their rosters for the playoffs. As first reported in the 2nd intermission of the Maple Leafs – Canadiens game on Hockey Night in Canada, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs … Read more

It’s time for the Red Wings to make the difficult choice – let Jeff Blashill go

Editorial: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Detroit Sports Nation The Detroit Red Wings enter tonight’s tilt against the New York Islanders tied for last in the Eastern Conference, and we’re already into early February. Head coach Jeff Blashill was promoted to … Read more

Jeff Blashill shakes up PP lines after poor effort Tuesday night

The Detroit Red Wings are switching up their power play units in an attempt to get their struggling special teams working again. Head coach Jeff Blashill said that he was unhappy with the efforts put forth by Anthony Mantha and Gustav Nyquist during Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils, and has taken … Read more

Tomas Jurco to get another shot with Red Wings tonight against Boston

Tomas Jurco has not seen much playing time this season. In fact, he has only played in 11 games coming into tonight’s contest against the Boston Bruins. Blashill says Tomas Jurco will play at Boston — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 23, 2017 Jurco, still only age 24, will get another shot to prove he … Read more

The Red Wings are living up to Ken Holland’s “less is more exciting” vision

The Detroit Red Wings power play is an embarrassment. Dead last in the NHL. 30th out of 30 teams. General manager Ken Holland said after last season that “less can be more exciting” and “if you expect Cups, you’re in the wrong league”. The team he’s in charge of ensuring the success of has sure lived … Read more