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WGD #69: Three things to watch for against Chicago

After a much needed three day break, the Red Wings are back in action tonight. Their fellow Original-6 rival Chicago Blackhawks are the opponent in question. While a long-shot to make the postseason, Chicago is still very much in the Western Conference playoff mix. They sit less than 10 points behind in the wild card…

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February Prospects Report — Playoff time, Svechnikov en fuego

The hockey calendar has officially reached playoff territory. The Red Wings won’t be partaking in the postseason but the same can’t be said for members of the farm system. The regular season in Russia and Western Canada has already wrapped up, with college hockey and Finland not far behind. Meanwhile in Grand Rapids, the Griffins…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Avalanche of losses continue to pile up in 2-1 defeat

Make it six in a row for the Red Wings. Still without a win since Feb. 18 and that trend doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. The star-studded Avalanche came into town with a hobbled roster, missing Mikko Rantatnen and Philip Grubauer to injury. Michael Hutchinson even got the starter nod. Alas, the Red…

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WGD #68: Three things to watch for against Colorado

March is here and the season is officially in the final quarter. 15 games remain for the Red Wings who need to reach the offseason faster than anybody. The losses keep piling up and so are the injuries. Adam Erne is the latest victim of the injury bug and his absence for tonight creates a…

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Adam Erne expected to miss ‘significant time’ with broken hand

Adam Erne’s first season with the Red Wings has been a disappointing one. Acquired from Tampa Bay by Steve Yzerman, his former GM, in the offseason, the vision was to bring in a power forward with great skating ability. The belief was the 24-year-old had untapped potential, something to build upon his 20 point season…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Bernier’s brilliance not enough in shootout loss

The Red Wings got a point tonight by way of the loser point. Progress(?)! In reality, the team took their foot off the gas towards the end of a game that was very much winnable. Jonathan Bernier was his normal self, making brilliant, clutch saves to extend the contest all the way to the shootout….

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Carter Gylander named AJHL goaltender of the year

Some much needed good news for the Red Wings organization — 2019 draft pick Carter Gylander has been named the top goaltender in the AJHL for the 2019-20 season. Gylander, 18, was selected in the 7th round by the Red Wings in last June’s draft. He responded with a dominant season in the Junior-A league.

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Red Wings trade Athanasiou to Oilers for Gagner, two draft picks

It’s been a long day for Red Wings fans, who have eagerly awaited what would happen with Andreas Athanasiou. Long been rumored in the trading mill, especially since Steve Yzerman took over as GM, Athanasiou has finally been dealt. The trade: Athanasiou and Griffins’ winger Ryan Kuffner to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Sam…

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Red Wings claim Dmytro Timashov off waivers

The trade deadline is here and the Red Wings are making moves. This time of year, specifically, sees a ton of activity on the waiver wire. Once the deadline passes, NHL teams are limited on call-ups and anyone not on an AHL roster by 3 P.M. ET isn’t eligible to play in the minors the…

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WGD #63: Three things to watch for against the Islanders

Tonight the Red Wings will play in their last game before the trade deadline on Monday. With a handful of player’s futures in limbo, this could be the final go-around in the winged wheel for some. The opponent in question: The New York Islanders, who will be hosting the game at the famed Nassau Coliseum….