Dylan Larkin gives fans an optimistic outlook for the remainder of Red Wings’ season

It certainly hasn’t been the easiest of years for the Detroit Red Wings. While there have been improvements on the ice over last season’s ghastly 17-49-5 record, it hasn’t translated into that much more winning. Currently sitting at 7-16-3 going into tonight’s game, the Red Wings have had to deal with COVID-19 complications as well … Read more

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman earns high praise around the NHL for his free-agent moves

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has been busy since the start of free agency, bringing aboard several new faces including the likes of forwards Bobby Ryan and Vladislav Namestnikov, as well as defenseman Troy Stecher and Jon Merrill, and goaltender Thomas Greiss. Embed from Getty Images The Athletic‘s Craig Custance spoke to several executives … Read more

Flashback: Future teammates Robby Fabbri, Vladislav Namestnikov fight one another (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings have remained busy in free agency, with Russian-born forward Vladislav Namestnikov the latest name to be brought to the Motor City by GM Steve Yzerman. During the 2019-20 regular season, Yzerman also made one of the most underrated deals in the NHL, trading for former St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri … Read more

Player Profile: Vladislav Namestnikov

In preparation for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, I have been profiling players who may be available when the Red Wings make their first selection at 24th overall. I’ve hit most of the nationalities that make up the Red Wings roster so far, including a Canadian, a Swede, and a Finn. The other day, I profiled Tomas Jurco, and while there are no current Red Wings from Slovakia, his hometown is just a four hour drive from that of prospect Tomas Tatar.

While there is currently only one Russian on the Red Wings, and none necessarily coming up the pipeline, the past and present of the Wings franchise has been shaped by enormous contributions from players who hail from the former Soviet Union. From Pavel Datsyuk now, to the famous Russian 5 of the mid-ninties, they all have a connection to this next player.

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