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Looking Into Why The Red Wings Struggle To Hold The Lead

As Happy Gilmour once said, “YOU BLEW IT!!!”. That pretty much sums up every Red Wings fan’s reaction following a blown lead that cost the team two points. It’s no secret the Wings can’t consistently maintain a lead, specifically in the third period, which is pretty evident with ten of their games going passed regulation….

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Red Wings Mid-Season Player Grades

Forty-one games down, forty-one games to go for the Red Wings, who are entering their bye week 6 points back of the final wild card spot with 3 games in hand (not sure if that’s a good thing, or bad thing). With half the season completed, it’s only fitting to reflect on what our thoughts…

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December Prospects Update: 3 Sucesses and 3 Struggles

As we leave the year 2017 in the rear-view mirror, the month of December was capped off with a D-Boss bobblehead giveaway, a complete meltdown of the Ottawa Senators, and a visit from Santa Claus. Let’s take a look at three Wings prospects that were enjoying eggnog this month, and which three were saying “bah…

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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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4 Red Wings Prospects To Play In World Junior Championships

Final rosters for the WJC have now been released, and a grand total of four Red Wings prospects avoided being cut by their respective country. Of these four, three are defensemen, and one is a goaltender, all of which were selected past the 1st round, and three in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Dennis Cholowski…

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WN 2018 NHL Entry Draft Mid-Term Rankings: Top-50

What sticks out most about this draft class as we enter mid-term, in particular, is the ongoing list of top defensive prospects. 4 defensemen land in the top-10 of the rankings. For comparison, 2 went in the top-10 of the 2017 Draft.

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WINGS WARS: THE LAST ELC

With all of the Star Wars hype right now, I thought it was appropriate for the Wings to get their own story from a galaxy far, far away.

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It’s Time To Give Jeff Blashill The Boot

In 2015, former Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock looked for a new adventure, joining the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs. And even with Babcock’s exit, there were still reasons for optimism. Babcock was handing the torch off to an up-and-coming head coach who had an AHL championship under his belt. Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar…

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Filip Larsson Commits To The University of Denver

I’m sure before the season started, the majority of you didn’t even know who Filip Larsson. Larsson has quickly garnered the attention of many, with his jaw dropping start to the year with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. 18 games into the season, he has a .946 S%, 1.45 GAA, 5 shutouts, and 15…

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5 Red Wings Prospects named to WJC Preliminary Rosters

It’s December, and all you prospect gurus knows what that means. The World Junior Championships are almost upon us! The nations competing in this event, the biggest tournament in the junior hockey world, have started to assembled their rosters. A total of five Red Wings prospects have been selected for their respective countries preliminary roster…

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November Prospects Update: 3 Successes and 3 Struggles

November was an interesting month to say the least. Turkey day came along for both sides of the border, Matt Duchene escaped Hell, and apparently David Booth is a first liner. Outside of the NHL, some prospects in the Wings system had a November to remember, and some not so much.