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Why Andreas Athanasiou Is Better Off On The Wing

On Friday night’s victory over the New York Rangers, Andreas Athanasiou snapped a sixteen game goal-less drought in what was the most dominant performance of his career. What was different about this game was that AA was moved off the 4th line center role he’s been occupying to the 2nd line right wing spot (due…

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WGD: GAME 38: RED WINGS VS. PENGUINS

It is New Years Eve so I don’t have time to write this and you don’t have time to read it so I will keep it short and sweet! The Red Wings are coming off of a 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers on Friday, ending a three-game losing skid. Tonight they welcome the Pittsburgh…

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WINGS WEEKLY 12/31/2017: HOLIDAY HANGOVER

Welcome to another edition of Wings Weekly, a weekly review of the 2017-18 Detroit Red Wings season! After a brief Christmas hiatus last Sunday, I’m back with the final column of the year, one with a mixed bag of good and bad, satisfied and unsatisfied, excited and scared. Despite some good moments in 2017, the…

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Year In Review: The Five Best Red Wings Moments In 2017

It’s that time of year where everybody puts on their rose-colored glasses and looks back fondly at the last twelve months. For the Red Wings, it certainly wasn’t an uplifting year, but it was a historical year for the team and the league. They played in the first game of the NHL’s centennial season. They…

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WINGS POST-GAME: NO MORE HOLIDAY HANGOVER

Detroit returned from the Christmas break with a bit of a Holiday hangover as they dropped Wednesday’s game to the Devils by a score of 3-1. It was their third loss in a row so, with the Rangers rolling into town, they were looking to steal a win. With Jimmy Howard and Henrik Lundqvist between…

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WGD: GAME 37: RANGERS @ RED WINGS

The last time these two teams faced each other was on November 24th at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 2-1 in overtime, despite being outshot 41-31. It was the third straight loss for the Red Wings in what would eventually turn into a seven game losing streak. The Wings, in the midst of another…

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The Current State of Detroit Sports and Who’s Better Off

It is no secret to any Detroit Red Wing fan that the Wings are not a good team. In fact, it seems to have been a general consensus among the fan base and media for years now that this was not a team in contention for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The only person who hasn’t received…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions For the Red Wings

2017 was a hard year for the Detroit Red Wings. In addition to missing the playoffs for the first time in twenty five years, the team said goodbye to its historic arena that was home to four Stanley Cups in the last twenty years. To top it all off, the team said an emotional goodbye…

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WINGS POST-GAME: MORE OF THE SAME IN NEW JERSEY

The Red Wings were back on the ice after the Christmas break against the New Jersey Devils.  The Devils were predicted by many to be a bottom feeder this season but found themselves atop the Metropolitan Division at 47 points in 35 games coming into tonight’s game.  The Red Wings, on the other hand, entered…

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WINGS POST-GAME: BAHD IN BAHSTAN

The Wings had one game to go before breaking for a few days for the Christmas break. They rolled into Boston following a loss in Philadelphia and needing an important two points against a division rival.