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Three Things to Watch for During Preseason

Training camp/preseason can be quite the drag. We all just want the regular season to start since the results actually matter. Nevertheless, it’s all part of the process. We’re forced into arguments of who the 7th defensemen should be, overreact to PTO signings, and so on and so forth. But in the end, this stuff…

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Could Steve Yzerman Save the Red Wings?

Could it be? Could Steve Yzerman finally be coming home?! Well, that fantasy became a little more real on Tuesday as Yzerman shocked the hockey world by stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Traverse City recap: Detroit lead by first rounders defeats Dallas 3-1

The Red Wings’ prospects were back in action Saturday night, taking on the Dallas Stars in their second game of the Traverse City prospects tournament. The buzz going into the game was around Detroit’s newly form top line of Michael Rasmussen, Joe Veleno, and Filip Zadina – all former first round picks. Dallas entered the…

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Wings Nation 2019 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings: 16-31

Continuing with my preliminary rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft, today we look at rankings 16-31. If you missed rankings 1-15, you can read that here. Not only will I be going over the second half of the list, but I will also include a list of honorable mentions (in no particular order).

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Wings Nation 2019 NHL Draft Preliminary Rankings: 1-15

The initial feeling with the 2019 NHL entry draft is that it’s almost polar opposites with the 2018 NHL entry draft. It is a very deep center draft, with a few standouts on defense, but not in abundance like 2018 had. The WHL is loaded as well, while the 2018 class from Western Canada was…

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Red Wings Re-Sign Dylan Larkin To Five Year Deal

Maybe the most important moment of the foreseeable future for the Red Wings – Detroit has come to terms with restricted free-agent Dylan Larkin on a long-term deal. Larkin’s new contract locks him up for the next five years for $30.5 million. The AAV will come in at $6.1 million. They only buy one year…

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Projecting Detroit’s Roster For the 2018 Prospect Tournament In Traverse City

The annual prospects tournament in Traverse City is almost upon us! Spanning from September 7th to September 11th, the prospects of the Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and of course your Detroit Red Wings will play each other in this annual summit of prospect…

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The Red Wings Power-Play: No More Excuses

This Red Wings power-play over the last two years has been nothing short of terrible. You know your man-advantage is bad when Steve Ott is used to give it a spark. After posting a power-play percentage of 15.08% in 2016-17 – The team’s worst in over thirty years – head coach Jeff Blashill made it…

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Red Wings Future Stars: Jared McIsaac

Despite much speculation of Detroit’s desire to grab a few defensemen with their first four picks, it took until the last pick at 36th overall when a blue-liner was selected. With that pick the Red Wings selected Jared McIsaac, adding him to a defensive prospect pool stocked with NHL hopefuls, but not many sure things….