Defensive presence an off-season need for Red Wings

It’s no mystery in the fact that the Red Wings’ early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs brings plenty of speculation in regards to what needs to be addressed going into next season. Both Petr Mrazek and Jimmy Howard played well during the regular season and even with an early exit, they played well in … Read more

Red Wings recall defenseman Xavier Ouellet

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will be available for game five should the team choose to put him in the lineup. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the @griffinshockey. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 20, 2016 Alexey Marchenko missed … Read more

Niklas Kronwall suffers apparent knee sprain

The Detroit Red Wings may once again be without the services of defenseman Niklas Kronwall for an extended time. He suffered a lower body injury in the 2nd period of Detroit’s 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon and did not return to the game. Afterwards, he said he didn’t feel … Read more

Xavier Ouellet sent back to Grand Rapids, Jonathan Ericsson set to return

Fresh off the return of defenseman Niklas Kronwall in Tuesday night’s game, the Detroit Red Wings now expect another regular to return to the lineup. Red Wings' Ericsson expected to play at Coors Field via @freep — Carlos Monarrez (@cmonarrez) February 24, 2016 With Ericsson’s impending return, the team sent defenseman Xavier Ouellet back to the … Read more

Xavier Ouellet recalled by Red Wings

After announcing that defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is questionable for tomorrow’s tilt with the Boston Bruins, the Detroit Red Wings recalled Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today recalled defensemen Xavier Ouellet from @griffinshockey. #LGRW — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 13, 2016 In 38 games with the Griffins, Ouellet … 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

Red Wings recall defenseman Jakub Kindl

In a somewhat surprising move, the Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl, less than a month after he was waived and sent to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Red Wings calling up defenseman Jakub Kindl, expected to be available for Thursday game. Want to have seven defensemen — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 3, 2016 He isn’t … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins’ Ouellet and Hoggan have strong AHL All-Star Game performances

Monday’s AHL All-Star Game saw two Grand Rapids Griffins represented. Griffins captain Jeff Hoggan and defenseman Xavier Ouellet sported some pretty slick looking uniforms as members of the Western Conference’s Central Division. After participating in 4 total games, the Central Division came out as the 2016 AHL All-Star Game victors. Hoggan tallied a goal and … Read more

Red Wings should pay steep price to acquire Stamkos and Drouin from Tampa Bay

Remember about a month ago when I wrote about the idea of the Red Wings acquiring super-star Steven Stamkos from the Tampa Bay Lightning? I theorized that it would make sense for Detroit to offer up Tomas Tatar, Jakub Kindl, Andreas Athanasiou, and a first round draft pick to Tampa for Stamkos. It wasn’t the most popular or widely-received idea I’ve ever … 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

Grand Rapids Griffins tie franchise record with 11th straight win

Things in the Detroit Red Wings system are looking really good right about now. The Red Wings have recorded at least a point in 13 consecutive games, and the success is trickling down to the minor leagues as well. Since getting off to a slow start to begin the year, the Grand Rapids Griffins have turned things … Read more

Looking Ahead: Red Wings 2015-16 Season Preview

In the 2014-15 season, we saw an improved Detroit Red Wings team who was one year removed from an incredibly injury-riddled season. While they were still eliminated in the first round, they took a very good Tampa Bay Lightning team to a 7th game in the series. If it wasn’t for a suspension to Niklas … Read more

Update on Danny DeKeyser’s injury; Ouellet to be paired with Green

Danny DeKeyser’s leg injury that he suffered on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, had everyone thinking the worst. It was a little worrisome when he was seen in a walking boot, on crutches and scheduled for an MRI. Well Red Wings fans, we can breathe a sigh of relief as he is only expected … Read more

Anthony Mantha and Tomas Nosek lead the way in Red vs. White game

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up training camp on Monday with their annual Red vs. White scrimmage and many of the youngsters made quite an impression. Anthony Mantha, Detroit’s 1st overall pick in 2013, potted two goals playing on a line with Tyler Bertuzzi and Andreas Athanasiou. He is champing at the bit for the puck … Read more

Red Wings have six prospects in’s top 100 NHL prospects

ESPN compiled their annual list of the top 100 NHL prospects throughout the league, and there are six familiar faces among the ranks for Detroit Red Wings fans. After being ranked 99th a year ago Dylan Larkin, Detroit’s first-round pick in 2014, now sits at 10th in the list of 100. In that time he … Read more