Predicting which Detroit Red Wing the Seattle Kraken will select in Expansion Draft

The NHL’s 32nd club is officially set to start creating their roster tomorrow night, as the Expansion Draft is set to kick off at 8:00 PM EST. The Seattle Kraken will be selecting 30 players from other NHL clubs, with 20 of them being required to be under contract for next season. And if history … Read more

VIDEO: Former Red Wing scores first ever home goal for Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights are the first NHL expansion franchise to start their season with wins in their first three games, and a former Detroit Red Wings forward had a hand in ensuring the third victory started off on the right foot.

Tomas Nosek was selected by Vegas after being exposed by the Red Wings during this summer’s expansion draft. He had played in 17 career games with the Red Wings beforehand, with 11 of them coming last year. He had previously scored his first NHL goal prior to being selected by Vegas.

Just minutes into the Golden Knights’ first ever home opener, Nosek beat Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta with a quick wrist shot, sending the home crowd into a frenzy. Vegas would go on to win the game and improve to a perfect 3-0-0.

The Red Wings will play the Golden Knights in Las Vegas on Friday night at 10:30 EST.

Golden Knights select Tomas Nosek from Red Wings in Expansion Draft

The Detroit Red Wings won’t be losing Petr Mrazek to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but they will be losing a young piece that was a big part of their AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. Vegas pick shines bright light on how many Red Wings underperformed (and were overpaid) last season via @freep — … Read more

Griffins take 2-0 series lead in Calder Cup Finals with double-OT Game 2 win

A packed house, $2 hot dogs and beers, numerous lead changes, 11 goals, double overtime, and a Grand Rapids victory on home ice. Not much more could have been asked for in game two of the Calder Cup Finals. 10,834 people filled the stands at Van Andel Arena for Saturday’s tilt, which saw the Grand Rapids Griffins … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins win Game 1 of Calder Cup Finals

Excited for the first Calder Cup Finals game played in Grand Rapids since 2013, a crowd of 8,857 raucous fans packed the Van Andel Arena for Game 1 of this year’s edition of the Calder Cup Finals. Given the fact that both teams are playing their best hockey of the year at the perfect time, … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins Prepare for Round 2 of AHL Playoffs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are set to face the Chicago Wolves in the second round of the American Hockey League playoffs. In the first round, the Griffins swept the Milwaukee Admirals in three games to advance. It was a closer opening series than it appeared on paper for the Griffins. They needed two overtime wins … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins season comes to an end after 4-3 OT loss in game six

After falling behind 3-0 in the Central Division Finals of the AHL playoffs, the Grand Rapids Griffins won games four and five, and had a chance to tie the series up at home in game six on Monday. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way. Despite taking a 3-1 lead early in the second period, the Lake … Read more

Top pick Svechnikov joins Griffins; praised by Todd Nelson

2015 first round pick, Evgeny Svechnikov has made it to the professional level of hockey way earlier than most people expected. On Saturday, Svechnikov joined the Grand Rapids Griffins as they played Game 5 of the Central Division Finals against the Lake Erie Monsters. He recorded an assist, two shots on goal and helped the Griffins stay … Read more

Griffins push winning streak to an even dozen, defeat Texas Stars 4-1 (w/ highlight video)

Even without Anthony Mantha, the Grand Rapids Griffins are still a force. They won their 12th consecutive game last night, a 4-1 drubbing of the Texas Stars. Ryan Sproul, Tomas Nosek, Eric Tangradi, and Zach Nastasiuk all scored for the Griffins, while goaltender Tom McCollum stopped 40 of the 41 shots he faced. The Griffins received seven minor penalties throughout the course of … Read more

Ken Holland on trade deadline: ‘If there’s a fit we’ll do something’

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will be working the phones leading up to February 29th’s trading deadline. But, will the Wings actually make any moves? “Before we do anything we got to get close to the trade deadline and see where we’re at in the standings,” Holland told With eight games remaining on the … Read more

Tomas Nosek reassigned to Grand Rapids Griffins

After playing six game for the Detroit Red Wings, forward Tomas Nosek has been reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today assigned center Tomas Nosek to the @griffinshockey – — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 5, 2016 In his six games, he averaged 10:08 of ice time per game, … Read more

Jonathan Ericsson Returns to Lineup

When the Red Wings take the ice tonight for their annual New Years Eve game, they’ll have a little extra help in their quest to get back on the winning track. Detroit Red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan has confirmed that Jonathan Ericsson will make his return to the lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and … Read more

Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin out with ‘upper-body’ injury

If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan and were looking forward to watching Dylan Larkin skate against the Nashville Predators tonight, you will have to wait. According to Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill, the rookie sensation will miss the game with an “upper-body” injury. Per Coach Blashill: Petr Mrazek will start tonight in Nashville. … Read more

Red Wings recall Xavier Ouellet and Tomas Nosek

After the Grand Rapids Griffins ran their winning streak to 14 with a 6-1 win on Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings were quick to recall center Tomas Nosek and defenseman Xavier Ouellet. #Redwings recalling Ouellet and Nosek from #Griffins. #GoGRG — Pete Wallner (@petewallner) December 20, 2015 The Wings planned on calling up at least one player after the … Read more

Dan Cleary to debut with struggling Griffins on Friday

After being waived by the Detroit Red Wings earlier in the month, and then subsequently clearing waivers and being assigned to Grand Rapids, Dan Cleary will make his debut with the Griffins on Friday. He’s not played in an AHL game since the 1999-2000 season, and even then it was with another team. (Hamilton Bulldogs … Read more