February 25 2017 01:01PM
But there are other top-2 defensemen on the market. In Colorado, there is a fire sale happening. Joe Sakic is apparently willing to part with any of his players except for Nathan MacKinnon. Most of the rumours and analyses have been around forwards Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene, but the Avalanche have some solid young defensemen on their roster too. Tyson Barrie is one of them.
Should the Red Wings consider a trade with their former rival?
February 24 2017 03:08PM
This afternoon, the Red Wings acquired a 2017 3rd round draft choice from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for F Tomas Jurco.
February 24 2017 02:05PM
It’s been a tough season for the Red Wings. We’ve lost Gordie Howe, we’ve lost Mr. Ilitch and soon we’re going to lose our 25-year playoff streak and Joe Louis Arena. However, even with all of the bad there have been some great moments in 2016-17.
February 24 2017 09:30AM
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This is part of a three-part series recognizing and reminiscing on the impact that Mike Ilitch had on both the Detroit Red Wings and the city of Detroit as a whole.
If you’re a Detroit Red Wings fan, you likely owe many of your best memories to Mike Ilitch.
Though their dynasty is running on its final legs, the Wings had an unprecedented series of success, qualifying for the playoffs 25 seasons in a row — a streak unmatched in major North American professional sport.
It’s difficult to remember a time in which the Wings weren’t good. I mean, if you were born in the 1990s or later, it’s impossible. But that wasn’t always the case. For a period of time that matches the length of their dominant years, the Wings were the laughing stock of the NHL.
Mr. Ilitch’s investment, commitment to winning, and strong leadership turned the Dead Things into the Red Wings that won four Stanley Cups, saw multiple Hall of Fame careers, and captured the imagination of the City of Detroit for an entire generation.
February 24 2017 08:21AM
As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches, the question looms about what kind of moves Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings will make. Currently sitting in last place of the Eastern Conference, the team should definitely be sellers, offloading every pending UFA in return for assets for the future.
There’s just one teensy little problem with this, though. Being sellers at the deadline means admitting the team’s playoff chances are dead, which in turn means their prestigious twenty-five year playoff streak comes to an end.
For Ken Holland, keeping this playoff streak alive is everything. It’s part his legacy as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.