Following 15 seasons with the New York Rangers, All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist joined the Washington Capitals on a one-year contract. However, he won’t be suiting up this season – or potentially ever again. Lundqvist announced earlier in the month that he’d be forced to miss the entire 2020-21 NHL Season due to a heart condition. … Read more
The Detroit Red Wings traded for veteran defenseman Marc Staal from the New York Rangers earlier today, along with a second round draft pick in exchange for future considerations. Embed from Getty Images The 33 year old veteran of Thunder Bay, Ontario comes to Detroit having played 892 regular season games with the Rangers. Let’s … Read more
Former Detroit Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock will have to wait for another NHL head coaching gig. Embed from Getty Images He had been listed as a “legitimate” candidate for the Washington Capitals head coaching position after interviewing for the formerly vacated position. The Capitals announced that veteran head coach and 2006 Stanley Cup … Read more
Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock could very well soon have himself a new NHL address. Embed from Getty Images According to a report from SportsNet, he’s interviewed with the Washington Capitals for their head coaching position. Washington dismissed coach Todd Reirden earlier this week following a second straight … Read more
Our Game of the Day series continues by throwing it back to the legendary 1996-97 season and one of the greatest individual performances in NHL history! Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov scored five goals vs. the Washington Capitals on the day after Christmas in 1996, a 5-4 Red Wings overtime victory!
The Detroit Red Wings finished the mission they set out to accomplish following the tragic automobile accident a mere week after raising the Stanley Cup in 1997 – to do it again. Detroit defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1 in the deciding Game 4 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals, winning their second straight championship and … Read more
The Detroit Red Wings entered the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals heavily favored to repeat as champions. And while Game 1 of the series wasn’t exactly the greatest game from either team, Detroit was able to squeeze out a narrowly fought 2-1 win thanks to goals from Joe Kocur and Nicklas Lidstrom.
We’re now into our countdown of former Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s best trades during his time in the Motor City. For those of you who missed number five on the list, check out the details of the move that would turn into Jiri Hudler in the Winged Wheel: No. 5: Acquiring 2nd round … Read more
The Detroit Red Wings appear to have reinforcements headed to the Motor City from Sweden, a nation they’ve profited from greatly! Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet is reporting that Swedish forward Mathias Brome will be headed to Hockeytown on a one year, two-way deal: With 43 points in 52 games last season for Orebro HK in … Read more
Our Game of the Day series continues as we take a trip to the nation’s capitol for Game 3 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals between the Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals. Embed from Getty Images Detroit had taken a 2-0 series lead with a wild 5-4 overtime comeback win in Game 2, but … Read more
For those of you looking to get your fix of hockey after the NHL announced the suspension of regular season play thanks to the spreading coronavirus, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be posting plenty of highlights from some of the all-time great games in Detroit Red Wings while we wait for the season to (hopefully) … Read more
New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad did his best impression of former Detroit Red Wings All-Star Sergei Fedorov last night at Madison Square Garden. Embed from Getty Images He scored five goals in the Rangers’ victory over the Washington Capitals, including the overtime winner. Of course, Fedorov accomplished the feat (also against the Capitals) in … Read more
This is so cool! Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin passed former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman for 9th all time on the NHL goals scored list with 693 earlier last week. And afterwards, the current Red Wings GM had a message for Ovechkin: 9. Alex Ovechkin (693)10. Steve Yzerman (692) Keep climbing @Ovi8!! 🚨 … Read more
Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer in the NHL since the 2004-05 lockout, and he’s now tied another NHL legend in total goals. The Capitals captain tied former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman on the NHL’s total goal scoring list with 692. He also passed former Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario … Read more
The summer of 2020 will be Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman’s second full offseason with the team since returning to the organization he starred with in April of 2019. And let’s face it, his team’s goaltending situation isn’t exactly ideal at the current time. Neither Jimmy Howard or Jonathan Bernier would be starting … Read more