6 Most hated Detroit Red Wings villains of all time

There is no question about it that the Detroit Red Wings have had one of the most storied histories in NHL history. Not only have they won 11 Stanley Cups but they have been in the playoffs in over 70% of their seasons. During that time, the Red Wings have also run into some villains … Read more

Sidney Crosby shares personal story about Steve Yzerman

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby may not draw the most pleasant of memories from fans of the Detroit Red Wings. After all, he and his teammates became public enemies after their stunning defeat of Detroit in Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final at Joe Louis Arena. However, despite the on-ice rivalry (that’s certainly … Read more

Flashback: New Red Wings goalie Thomas Greiss embarrass Sidney Crosby in OT, twice (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings addressed their need in the crease last week, signing former New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss to a two-year deal. Embed from Getty Images He’ll be paired up with Jonathan Bernier to form a respectable 1-2 punch in goal. For fans who may be unfamiliar with Greiss, let’s throw it back … Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins now have best odds to land #1 NHL Draft Pick

As if it wasn’t enough of a kick to the collective crotch when the Detroit Red Wings were absolutely screwed in the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, they may end up having to watch a rival team that’s already landed two generational talents land yet another. With today’s playoff loss, the Pittsburgh Penguins now hold 12.5% … Read more

Red Wings’ Kirk Maltby’s reaction to Sidney Crosby dive is priceless (VIDEO)

By the time the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals rolled around and the Detroit Red Wings found themselves in a second straight matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, star forward Sidney Crosby had gained a reputation for being a bit of a whiner as well as having a tendency to try and draw penalties. That act was … Read more

Jeff Blashill doesn’t want Filip Zadina facing Pittsburgh’s top players

The Detroit Red Wings will once again have Filip Zadina in their lineup tonight as they try and break a 10 game losing skid – but don’t expect to see him matched up against the Penguins’ top players in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. “There’s also defensive matchups that you’ve got to be concerned about,” … Read more

Flashback: Sidney Crosby gets a face-full of Jimmy Howard’s glove

He’s the villain that Red Wings fans love to hate! With the bitter feelings of the previous year’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 loss still fresh in their minds, fans were treated to the sight of Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby getting a whole lotta glove from goaltender Jimmy Howard during a March 22, 2010 matchup! … Read more

FLASHBACK: Sidney Crosby would “love” to play goal and face ex-Red Wing 1-on-1

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar forward Sidney Crosby isn’t very popular around the NHL fan bases outside of Pittsburgh. Needless to say, he still isn’t well liked around Detroit stemming from the 2008 and 2009 Stanley Cup Finals, the latter of which resulted in Crosby and the Penguins raising the Cup on Detroit’s home ice. He’s accomplished … Read more

NHL showing that a hard salary cap can fix a lot of problems in pro sports

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. Two of the four major North American sports (baseball and basketball) … Read more

Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

This season, the Detroit Red Wings playoff streak officially came to an end. And now, another milestone of theirs has been snapped. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators tonight by a 2-0 final score to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup, meaning the Red Wings are no longer the last team to win back-to-back … Read more

OTD 6/4/08: The Detroit Red Wings won their eleventh Stanley Cup

On June 4, 2008, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games during the Stanely Cup Finals. Let’s take a look back at the Red Wings recent championship team. Detroit won the president’s trophy for being the best team during the regular season. After clinching home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, Detroit went … Read more

Steve Yzerman to appear on Canadian postage stamp [Photo]

On Friday, at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, the Canada Post unveiled the fourth issue of its  “Great Canadian Forwards” stamp series which happens to include former Detroit Red Wings great, Steve Yzerman. https://twitter.com/canadapostcorp/status/779385886966419457 Joining Yzerman in the stamp series are Mark Messier, Sidney Crosby, Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, and Darryl Sittler. “This talented group … Read more

Penguins capture 2016 Stanley Cup over Sharks

For the fourth time in their history and first since 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions, defeating the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals by a 3-1 score. Kris Letang’s go-ahead goal at 7:46 of the second period proved to be the game-winner, while rookie … Read more

Sharks, Penguins begin battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup

The San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins are the last two teams standing of the sixteen that qualified for 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is San Jose’s first ever trip to the Finals in their history, while Pittsburgh will attempt to win their fourth Cup title and first since 2009. Led by captain Joe Pavelski, the … Read more

Kessel, Penguins’ offense too much for Wings to overcome; Mrazek pulled in 6-3 defeat

RED WINGS at PENGUINS 3 GOALS 6 38 SOG  39 28 FACE-OFF WINS  27 24 HITS  23 0/1 POWER PLAY  0/1 2 GIVEAWAYS  6 10 BLOCKED SHOTS  11 1st Period Pretty evenly-matched first period. Phil Kessel got a nice stretch pass sent his way with lots of open space, but missed the net on the … Read more

Biggest surprises so far in the NHL

[tps_header] We’re just over a week into the 2015-16 NHL season, and although the season is still in its infancy, several teams have posted records that would make even the most casual hockey fan stop and scratch their heads. Here are the biggest surprises so far. [/tps_header]