WN Roundtable: What can the Red Wings really gain by making the playoffs this year?

Adam Laskaris
April 01 2016 03:57PM

The last time the Red Wings missed the playoffs, most of the staff here at Wings Nation wasn't even born. There's a lot of other ways you could put the fact of them missing the playoffs in context as to how unusual it'd be, but there's one you probably haven't thought of yet.

Our own Sam Blazer tasked us with the question, "What can the Red Wings really gain by making the playoffs this year?" Without further ado, here's a bevy of takes both hot and cold about what use it would be for the Wings to barely sneak in this year.

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Report: Red Wings assistant coach Granato to leave for Wisconsin Badgers head coaching gig

Adam Laskaris
March 27 2016 11:18AM

According to multiple reports, it looks like Tony Granato's time with the Red Wings is coming to an end - to move to another red-and-white clad team after this season.

Today, John Buccigross tweeted that Granato favours an NCAA return, moving back to his alma mater at Wisconsin.

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Wings prospect Vili Saarijärvi sent to Finnish season with Grand Rapids

Adam Laskaris
March 25 2016 11:59AM

Per a release on the Flint Firebirds' website, the Red Wings have reassigned defensive prospect Vili Saarijärvi to the Grand Rapids for the remainder of their season.

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Wings Postgame: Larkin Sparkin a victory

Adam Laskaris
March 19 2016 08:21PM


The Red Wings travelled down to Florida for game three of their four-game road trip. Facing a tough divisional opponent in the Panthers, the Red Wings obviously saw this as a must-win game this late in the year.

Falling behind by as much as 3-1, Detroit ended up firing four straight into the Panther net and came out victorious with a 5-3 victory.

Without alluding to too much, these are the kind of games teams that end up playing more games than other teams in their season end up winning. In any case, they picked up a crucial two points in the stretch run of their season.

With the win, the Red Wings kept going forward in accomplishing their goal of playing more games after the 82 game-regular season for more years than any other team in a row. (If you must know how they're doing in that department, more details on that here.)

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Elliotte Friedman: Leafs to Host Outdoor Game on New Year's Day 2017, Red Wings likely opponent

Adam Laskaris
February 13 2016 07:31PM

It sounds like Toronto's going to be a busy place in the holiday season of 2016-17. While hosting the Canadian group of the 2017 World Juniors in the round robin, another piece of news dropped today about the Leafs organization's second-ever outdoor game, and first at home. 

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