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Draft Countdown – #8 – Chaz Lucius

You have to be good to pull off the name Chaz, and this man definitely is. Lucius honed his skills at Gentry Academy, a school that was founded by his parents to help Chaz’s as well as his brother Cruz’s development. Hockey is clearly in this family’s blood, and come draft day, a lifelong dream…

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Draft Countdown – #9 – Jesper Wallstedt

Carey Price, Marc-Andre Fleury, Andrei Vasilevsky, and Semyon Varlamov are all familiar names for hockey fans because they know you need a good goalie if you ever want to go deep. This is exactly why today’s prospect should be intriguing for Wings’ fans. The Swedish youngster is a talent with a tremendous upside, and let’s…

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Draft Countdown – #10 – Xavier Bourgault

We are a little over a month away from the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, and Wings fans need to have their finger on the pulse. Why? Well, one of these studs could be the next Hall of Famer for the Red & White. Detroit will be picking sixth overall in the first round, and as…

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Grab your ticket…it’s lottery time!

Unfortunately, Wings fans aren’t watching their squad in the playoffs this year. But tonight at 6 p.m. ET, they finally get to enjoy their consolation prize – the lottery draw. The 2021 NHL Draft will be held virtually July 23-24 and the odds for the No.1 overall pick are as follows: Buffalo Sabres: 16.6% Anaheim…

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It’s Not About How You Start, It’s About How You Finish

I know this may be an overly optimistic way to analyze the Wings’ 2021 season, but in the words of the late Robert D. Halas – “It is not how you start the race or where you are during the race – it is how you cross the finish line that will matter.” While nobody…

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Player Spotlight – Joe Veleno

As Detroit heads to Columbus tonight, Wings fans will be eagerly anticipating their first look at Joe Veleno. The young prospect is expected to make his NHL debut, and given the state of the current season, it’s the perfect time to give the youngster a shot. That’s why it felt like the perfect time to…

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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…