JUST IN: Already shorthanded Red Wings lose another to injury

In a game where the Detroit Red Wings were already playing 11 forwards and seven defensemen, they got some more bad news. Joining the injured Frans Nielsen and Andreas Athanasiou, forward Thomas Vanek left the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an apparent lower-body injury. Vanek took a fairly nasty looking knee-to-knee hit with … Read more

Red Wings’ Michael Rasmussen scores his first NHL goal against Columbus [VIDEO]

In what has started as a great night for the Detroit Red Wings, it’s gotta be an even better one for rookie Michael Rasmussen. While Dylan Larkin is doing things like putting up his 150th and 151st career points, Rasmussen has gotten his first goal. On the power play, Thomas Vanek took a pass behind … Read more

Calm down, Red Wings fans, this is what a rebuild looks like

This year, it’s the Detroit Red Wings who are showing fans of Detroit sports that the preseason truly doesn’t matter. After winning seven of eight games on the exhibition slate, the Red Wings have stumbled out of the gate to start the regular season. Before Monday evening’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, the team had accrued … Read more

Dylan Larkin: “We’re going to be an exciting team to watch.”

The Detroit Red Wings officially kick off a brand new era of hockey tonight at Little Caesars Arena as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. And for the first time, they’ll be without a captain following the unofficial retirement of Henrik Zetterberg. Zetterberg’s absence means the team now has a void not only in terms … Read more

Report: Detroit Red Wings, Thomas Vanek contract details revealed

NHL: Centennial Classic-Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

On Saturday, news broke that the Detroit Red Wings were re-signing Mike Green, signing Jonathan Bernier, and bringing back Thomas Vanek. Craig Custance of The Athletic reported what he believed the contracts for Green and Bernier would look like but did not have details on the length or amount of the Vanek deal. Expect 3-years … 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

GM Ken Holland defends his deadline moves

The Detroit Red Wings parted ways with Tomas Jurco, Brendan Smith, Steve Ott, and Thomas Vanek leading up to the NHL’s Trade Deadline, and general manager Ken Holland defended the moves that he made for the team. This is certainly an unfamiliar position for the Red Wings to be in, but Holland insisted that he … Read more

No stranger to trades, Thomas Vanek “won’t be surprised” if he is dealt by Red Wings

NHL: Centennial Classic-Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

The NHL trade deadline is Wednesday afternoon, and for the first time in decades, the Detroit Red Wings are poised to be sellers. One member of the team that is almost certainly going to be traded is winger Thomas Vanek. He was signed to a one-year contract by Detroit this summer, and has been one … Read more

Elliotte Friedman: Red Wings are “open for business”

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers

It’s been a dreary season for the Detroit Red Wings. With just 22 games remaining on the schedule, they’re dead last in the Atlantic Division, and are all but officially eliminated from a playoff spot for the first time in 26 years. Because of that, the team is poised to be sellers at the NHL … Read more

Drew Miller wants out of Detroit, seeking trade and fresh start

NHL: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings sent Drew Miller down to the Grand Rapids Griffins back on January 31 and has played in just five games for the Griffins. The veteran Miller is aware of his current situation, knowing the team is willing to cut ties. The former Michigan State Spartan expressed his interest to be moved in … Read more

Thomas Vanek expected to return tonight against St. Louis

The Detroit Red Wings take on the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night at home, looking to end a four-game losing streak. The team received good news today as co-leading scorer Thomas Vanek is expected to return to the lineup after missing Sunday’s game in Minnesota due to an ankle injury. Blashill said he expects Vanek … Read more