WGD: GAME 45: RED WINGS vs. BRUINS

Brock Seguin
January 18 2017 10:13AM

Don’t look now, but the Red Wings are fighting to keep their season alive right now. After going 4-8-3 over a 15-game stretch from December 9th to January 12th, the Red Wings returned to Joe Louis Arena on Saturday and kicked off a season saving stretch with a huge win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. They followed that up with a shutout over the Canadiens on Monday and will need to carry their play tonight vs. the Boston Bruins. 

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What's going on with Dylan Larkin?

Adam Laskaris
January 17 2017 07:33PM

In his rookie season a year ago, Dylan Larkin was THE GUY in Detroit.

An all-star, 23 goals, a playoff appearance and the youngest Detroit Red Wing since seemingly the moon landing, Larkin was the American Dream personified if there ever was one. Stepping into a big role immediately for his boyhood team, for once, the Wings had a youngster they could show off to the rest of the league. 

This season, he's on pace for a whoppin' 29 points. Matching up with the performance last season of... Antoine Roussel. By comparison, both Thomas Vanek and Henrik Zetterberg have 30 and 31 points respectively so far this season. If this team is Larkin's to lead, this year isn't looking like the one he'll do it.

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NHLN Notebook: Patrick Maroon, Nolan Patrick, and Mascots Fighting

Christian Pagnani
January 17 2017 01:18PM

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Patrick Maroon is a 5-on-5 beast, the NHL isn't happy about mascots fighting, Nolan Patrick returns from injury, and Maroon's son gets denied by Laurent Brossoit.

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NHLN Power Rankings: Jan. 17, 2017

Scott Maxwell
January 17 2017 12:25PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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Consolidated 2017 Draft Rankings: January

Jeremy Davis
January 17 2017 11:00AM

It's been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that's one of the most important events of the season for draft eligible prospects, it factors heavily in the perception of many of the players.

Let's take a look at the potential first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as it looks in mid-January.

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