WGD: Game 57: Matinee Madness

Adam Laskaris
February 18 2017 10:35AM

Early afternoon games are always a bit of a gongshow, but the Red Wings somehow managed to have them on back to back days!

Today, the Washington Capitals roll into town to take on the Winged Wheel.

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Roundtable: Who's been your pleasant surprise this season?

Adam Laskaris
February 18 2017 09:52AM

Ah, the Red Wings. What a wild year it's been. Though much of the team's been nothing but disappointment, there have been a few bright spots this season. So we asked our staff: Who's been your pleasant surprise this season?

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Remembering Mr. Ilitch - Part One: Paying Respect to the man who Treated Detroit like Family

Cam Lewis
February 17 2017 08:00AM


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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. 

Mike Ilitch treated Detroit like family.

Over the past week, it’s been made clear that the people of Detroit — those who have been touched by his generosity, his spirit, his creativity, his ability to see and strive for greatness, and both his passion and compassion — echoed that sentiment, as hundreds poured into his public funeral to offer sentiments of gratitude to the man who built Hockeytown.

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The Nation Notebook: Leafs cap room, Jagr's milestone, Strome's ESPN-worthy goal

Christian Pagnani
February 17 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

Dylan Strome scored a goal that was interesting enough to get ESPN talking about hockey! On TV, too! Curtis Lazar was healthy scratched again, so we have to talk about the possibility of his days in Ottawa being numbered. Again! And Jaromir Jagr reaches another milestone, becoming the second player in NHL history to record 1900 career points. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 17 2017 05:00AM

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The Leafs are in on every trade rumor, Canucks taking calls, Nyqvist somehow only gets 6 games, the Jets still have holes, Flames aren't sure if they are buying or selling but March-Andre Fleury is not the answer in net, breaking down the potential moves in the Pacific and Central divisions and plenty more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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