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Three things to watch for in the Red Wings third preseason game

The preseason is in full gear now, as opening night is just two weeks away. The Red Wings managed to split their first two games with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading back home, we’ll start to see more prominent NHLers lace up. For tonight’s game they take on the New York Islanders, who are going with…

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Three things to watch for in the Red Wings second preseason game

The Red Wings took the first of a home-and-home matchup versus the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night. Now, the two original six franchises meet again, only this time, with much different lineups. For the first game, each team deployed some NHL regulars, but mainly featured bubble prospects or AHLers. Things get a little more exciting this…

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Takeaways from the Red Wings first preseason game

Red Wings hockey is back! Well, sorta. Preseason hockey can be very hit or miss, depending largely on the lineups being deployed. The Red Wings this year have nine preseason games on the schedule — the first two games being a home-and-home against the long time rival Chicago Blackhawks. The first matchup mainly featured the…

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What to expect from the 2019-20 Detroit Red Wings

The excitement has been tempered over the last handful of years. The feeling this time around is different. Ever since the conclusion of a 25 year run of qualifying for the postseason, and the subtle but not-so subtle shift towards a rebuild begun, the same old clichés of what to expect heading into October each…

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Red Wings announce 2019 NHL Prospect Tournament roster

Before the start of training camp each year, a collection of NHL teams head up to Traverse City, Mich. for a five day tournament featuring each team’s most prominent prospects. The Red Wings, of course, are a fixture each year, conducting their own training camp in the same arena shortly afterwards. It took some time,…

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Niklas Kronwall announces retirement from the NHL

What many have been debating for the past few months — will Niklas Kronwall return for one more season with the Red Wings? Well, we finally got our answer Tuesday morning, with Kronwall deciding to officially retire from the NHL, the team announced with an appreciation video on Twitter.

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Red Wing Prospect Master Schedule for the 2019-20 Season

The hockey season has arrived! The month of September is typically when things start to get rolling for junior and European pro leagues across the globe. Hundreds of NHL drafted and signed prospects develop with other organizations, spanning from leagues such as the AHL, CHL, SHL, Liiga, and many more. The Red Wings have a…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #7 Evgeny Svechnikov

It was not too long ago that Evgeny Svechnikov was thought to be one of, if not the best prospect within the Red Wings system. His first round pedigree as well as his joyful personality made him a quick fan favorite. The young Russian forward stole the hearts of Wings fans with his missing front tooth and…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #11 Robert Mastrosimone

The majority of the Red Wings 2019 draft class featured a plethora of Europeans, in a somewhat surprising fashion. But the Detroit scouting staff did dip their toes in North America. With their third pick in the draft — and 54th overall in the entire draft — the Wings selected Robert Mastrosimone from the Chicago…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #13: Otto Kivenmaki

Possibly the hidden gem of the Red Wings farm system — Otto Kivenmaki, taken in the 7th round just a year ago, has become a key name to know within the organization. The Finnish centerman is a skillful playmaker seen as a boom-or-bust type of prospect. He is quite undersized at just 5-foot-8, which means…

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Red Wings acquire Adam Erne for draft pick

In what has been a very quiet offseason for the Red Wings, their first notable move since the opening days of unrestricted free agency transpired Wednesday afternoon. The team has acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a 2020 4th round pick.

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #21 Seth Barton

The Red Wings 2018 draft was met with high praise right out of the gates. Names like Filip Zadina, Joseph Veleno, and Jonatan Berggren, among others, you’ll see towards the top of the WingsNation prospect rankings. One of the after thoughts of that class, however, is defensemen Seth Barton, selected 81st overall in the 3rd round. But…