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Friday Folklore – Scotty Bowman Comes to Hockeytown

‘Cause Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know   Clearly, Matt Damon wasn’t singing about Scotty Bowman, because Scotty knows everything, especially when it comes to winning Stanley Cups. Let’s imagine there was a hiring fair for hockey coaches. Legendary coaches like Glen Sather, Al Arbour, Joel Quenneville, and Jack Adams…

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Player Spotlight – Filip Zadina

Whether we maintain the hockey-status-quo with Zads, give an ode to Tone Loc with Funky Cold Zadina, or keep his Halifax nickname Funky Goal Zadina, the Red Wings Czech young gun needs an official nickname. All the Wings greats have had iconic nicknames, and regardless of which one we settle on, Zadina’s going to be special for years to come and will hopefully…

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Friday Folklore – Sergei Fedorov’s Defection

When you look back at Sergei Fedorov’s arrival to North America, it reads more like the plotline of an 80s spy movie than that of a hockey player joining the NHL. Hotel lobby meetings, secret letters and private jets, but what makes this story especially compelling is that it was all being done by a…

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And then there were 22…

Nothing says hockey is back more than the Wings releasing their official 22-man roster. Fans may still be skeptical given last season’s 17–49–5 record, but being slotted in a top-heavy division will force the Red Wings to come out of the gate strong. If they’re able to capitalize on their back-to-back games against the ‘Canes…

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No Fans Means New Mental Challenges

Back in August, 24 teams entered the Edmonton and Toronto bubbles and gave fans 65 days of non-stop hockey. While it was amazing to have hockey back, it was definitely a little eerie watching games without the roar of the crowd. At the time, this was assumed to be a temporary measure, as health experts…

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Friday Folklore – Stevie Y’s Greatest Goal

Folklore: traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people There are only a handful of clubs that have a history like the Detroit Red Wings. That’s why it felt fitting to introduce a new segment – Friday Folklore. Every Friday we will celebrate some of the greatest moments of the Wings’…

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The ‘Taxi’ Boys

As we are well aware, this season CLEARLY isn’t going to be like any other. No pre-season, there’s only 56 games and a new caveat… ‘The Taxi Squad.’ The origin of this term dates back to the 1940’s with the AAFC (All-America Football Conference) and its creator, Paul Brown. The progressive Cleveland Browns coach came…

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The X-Factor Line – An American, a Canadian and a Czech

Barring injuries and COVID complications, the trio of Bertuzzi, Larkin and Mantha will likely be the top-line when the Wings host the Carolina Hurricanes on January 15th. But it’s the second line that will undoubtedly be the X-Factor line. The addition of Sens-castaway Bobby Ryan, the emergence of Filip Zadina and playing Robby Fabbri at…

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Past, Present and Future – Jon Merrill

After last season’s disappointing results, Steve Yzerman and the Wings’ brass needed to have a busy off-season. A flurry of signings and releases has meant the Detroit Red Wings’ roster is going to have a different look this upcoming season. Every hockey player has a past, present and, most importantly for Wings’ fans, future. Although…

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Past, Present and Future – Vladislav Namestnikov

After last season’s disappointing results, Steve Yzerman and the Wings’ brass needed to have a busy off-season. A flurry of signings and releases has meant the Detroit Red Wings’ roster is going to have a different look this upcoming season. Every hockey player has a past, present and, most importantly for Wings’ fans, future. Although…

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Past, Present and Future – Troy Stecher

After last season’s disappointing results, Steve Yzerman and the Wings’ brass needed to have a busy off-season. A flurry of signings and releases has meant the Detroit Red Wings’ roster is going to have a different look this upcoming season. Every hockey player has a past, present and, most importantly for Wings’ fans, future. Although…

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Past, Present & Future – Bobby Ryan

After last season’s disappointing results, Steve Yzerman and the Wings’ brass needed to have a busy off-season. A flurry of signings and releases has meant the Detroit Red Wings’ roster is going to have a different look this upcoming season. Every hockey player has a past, present and, most importantly for Wings’ fans, future. Although…