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WGD #22: Three things to watch for against San Jose

Finishing up the California trip, the Red Wings head to the Bay Area to take on the middling San Jose Sharks. Coming up just six wins short of the Stanley Cup last season, the Sharks were expected to be competing for the Pacific division. If anything, they are closer to winning the lottery division, boasting…

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The case to claim Brandon Pirri off waivers

Once the first month or so of the season passes along, waivers generally present little or no help to the thirty other teams across the league. The first few weeks will generally feature some noteworthy players who just missed the cut, some of which are worth a claim. Whether they are needle movers or can…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Red Wings complete epic comeback in Anaheim

Well that was fun! Those who decided not to stay up late missed out on a good one, as the Red Wings came back from a two goal defect in the third period, going on to win the game in overtime. Late goals from Andreas Athanasiou and Dylan Larkin helped spark the team, and Dennis…

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Ranking the top ten moments of Anthony Mantha’s career

Anthony Mantha is quickly become a household name in Detroit — one you might reminisce about with your grandchildren one day. Having been a regular on the NHL roster since 2016-17, its crazy to think Mantha is already approaching 250 career games played. Since being drafted by the Red Wings in 2013, “The Flying Frenchman”…

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WGD #19: Three things to watch for against Vegas

The Red Wings haven’t won back-to-back games since the opening weekend of the season. Thanks to a statement win against the red-hot Boston Bruins on Friday night, the Wings have a chance to clinch a second straight victory. Doing so, they’ll have to beat the 9-6-3 Vegas Golden Knights, now in their third NHL season….

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WINGS POSTGAME: Mission Tank accomplished

The Red Wings endless fall into the chasm that is the NHL’s basement continued with a trip to the Big Apple. Taking on the New York Rangers, this was essentially the battle of the tanks. Both teams are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, so this wasn’t exactly a highly anticipated matchup. In…

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Grading the trade: Red Wings acquire Robby Fabbri from St. Louis

While Red Wings fans went into the night in anger and frustration — contemplating the team’s immediate outlook after falling to the New York Rangers in a 5-1 decision, and dropping eleven of the past twelve games — Steve Yzerman was awake, working the phones, wheeling and dealing. There has been no shortage of trade…

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WGD #17: Three things to watch for against the Rangers

The Red Wings get their first change of beat this season, playing the New York Rangers on NBCSN on Wednesday Night Rivalry. The NHL’s marquee matchup of the night (in terms of advertisement) is shaping up to be more of a tank bowl, if anything else. These two Original Six teams are among the worst…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Shutout in South Florida

The Red Wings lost. Again. This time at the hands of the Florida Panthers. Just short of a month into the season and it already looks like a lost year. Detroit is now 1-8-1 in their last ten games, and based on the way they played in Sunrise, this trend could continue. The team went…

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WN ROUNDTABLE: What should the Red Wings do with Andreas Athanasiou?

Andreas Athanasiou is no stranger to trade rumors. The 25-year-old’s name has long been speculated to be on the move, primarily to acquire a defenseman. Now in his fifth season with the Red Wings, Athanasiou put to rest any thoughts of him being an expandable asset with a 30 goal campaign in 2018-19. Or so…

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WGD #15: Three things to watch for against Florida

The Red Wings head down to sunny South Florida for a matchup with their Atlantic Divison rival Florida Panthers. On the second half of a back-to-back, Detroit is coming off a forgettable 7-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Having to pack everything up and immediately hop on a plane following such a disappointing defeat does…