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Player Spotlight -Valtteri Filppula

In today’s Player Spotlight, we shine the light on Valtteri Filppula. Unfortunately, as we enter the final stretch of this crazy season, Wings playoffs are a distant possibility. And the natural course of action is to shift our focus to the offseason. That’s why it felt fitting to dive a little deeper into the Finnish…

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Friday Folklore – The Legend of the Octopus

Considering yesterday marked the 69th anniversary, it felt only fitting that in this week’s edition of Friday Folklore, we go back to when two brothers started one of the best traditions in hockey: The Legend of the Octopus. The famed tradition started in 1952 when Pete and Jerry Cusimano were working at their family’s fish…

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Let’s Meet The New Boys In Town

After Steve Yzerman’s busy trade deadline day, it feels necessary to introduce Wings fans to the new boys in town. But before we discuss the new fellas, let’s start off by wishing Anthony Mantha, Jon Merrill, Brian Lashoff, and Patrik Nemeth the best with their new squads. Of course, it always stings when a team…

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Friday Folklore – Longest Game in NHL History

On March 24th, 1936, the Montreal Maroons and the Detroit Red Wings took the ice at 8:30 p.m. for Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Semifinals matchup. The Red Wings were led by their top scorers Marty Barrie and Larry Aurie. As well as two future Hall of Famers, Syd Howe, and Herbie Louis. The…

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Trade-Storm-a-Brewin’?

While the recent roster additions of Frans Nielsen, Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith, Evgeny Svechnikov, and Alex Biega from the taxi squad could be to deal with injuries to Bobby Ryan, Sam Gagner and some other battered bodies. Wings fans have an inkling that some trades could be-a-brewin’. April 12th is on the horizon, and because…

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Player Spotlight – Filip Hronek

As a young-lad, I was lucky enough to visit Prague, or as the locals call it – Praha. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to visit Hradec Králové, or as Filip Hronek calls it – home. By all accounts, the small town of 100,000 people is absolutely stunning, but the fact it raised Detroit’s top-performing defenseman is…

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Coach Spotlight – Jeff Blashill

After Detroit’s heartbreaking loss to the defending Stanley Cup Champions, it felt like the perfect time to shine a little light on Jeff Blashill. Obviously, there’s no denying that many Wings fans are calling for their club to move on from the Detroit-born coach, but as we all know, Steve Yzerman has always kept his…

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Player Spotlight – Jonathan Bernier

As Detroit sits in the basement of the Central Division, Wings fans have had very little to cheer for this season. But now, more than ever, we need to stay positive! This is why it felt fitting to shed some light on one of the few bright spots of the season: the play of Jonathan…

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Let’s talk about… trades

As Salt-N-Pepa said, “Let’s talk about….Trades.” Okay, they may have been talking about something else, but we need to talk about trades right now. Honestly, at this point, I think it’s safe to say that Wings fans aren’t envisioning Bobby Ryan, Sam Gagner, Marc Staal, and Jonothan Bernier hoisting the 2020-21 Stanley Cup. And you know…

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Player Spotlight – Darren Helm

It’s crazy to think that Darren Helm made his Red Wings debut in a time when Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana, Drew Carey had just replaced Bob Barker on The Price is Right and the first iPhone had yet to be produced. Luckily for Wings fans, the 34-year old Manitoba native returned from a…

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Friday Folklore – The 🇷🇺 Five

In light of the events surrounding Alexander Navalny and Russia announcing it’s new “team” name for the next two Olympics, it felt fitting to revisit Detroit’s Russian Five. In the summer of 1989, at the behest of Red Wings owner Mike Illitch, Jim Devallano started drafting Soviet born players. While the return on their investment…

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Friday Folklore – The Production Line

The Wings have a history of great line monikers. The Grind Line, The HUM Line, The Russian Five, even the modern-day MLB Line are all classics. While it may not be the sexiest, The Production Line was the original and also reflected a double entendre. During the 40s, Detroit was the production capital of the…