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Wings Nation Free Agency Targets: The Top 5 UFA Right Wingers

Similar to most other writers here at Wings Nation I believe the best course of action for Detroit this offseason is to restrict any free agent signings to 1 (MAYBE 2) year deals. If the Wings target anyone at all it should be players they believe they can flip for a pick or two at…

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Recap: The Red Wings Third Round

71 — Kasper Kotkansalo With the 71st pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Detroit #RedWings select D Kasper Kotkansalo. #DRWDraft — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 24, 2017 Kasper Kotkansalo was picked at number 71 with the first of four Red Wings third round picks. A Finn from Helsinki, Kotkansalo most recently played…

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Wings Nation First Round Targets: Jake Oettinger

  After the startling news that Detroit was planning on leaving Petr Mrazek unprotected I was planning to use this article to advocate that the Wings select the top ranked North American goaltender with their first round pick since surely Mrazek would be taken by Vegas. Apparently I was mistaken. Regardless, Jake Oettinger is a…

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Wings Nation First Round Targets: Elias Pettersson

Hailing from Ange, Sweden Elias Pettersson is a tall speedy centre who seems destined to be an NHL star. Pettersson played this past season with Timra in the Swedish second tier league. This is a high end league with players significantly older than the 18-year-old Pettersson. He finished the year second on his team in…

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Wings Nation First Round Targets: Gabriel Vilardi

Gabe Vilardi might be first round target that’s closest to home for Detroit. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Vilardi has played his junior hockey only a few kilometres south-east of Joe Louis Arena at the WFCU Centre for the Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires. Though naturally a centre Vilardi has been playing the wing for Windsor this…

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Wings Nation 2016-17 Player Review: Robbie Russo

Let’s talk Robbie Russo! Russo was initially drafted by the New York Islanders way back in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He played four years at Notre Dame before signing an entry level contract with Detroit in 2015. In 2015/16 he played a full season with Grand Rapids and again played most of the season…

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Wings Nation 2016-17 Player Review: Tomas Tatar

Our Player Reviews have reached Tomas Tatar! The Wings as a whole had a very down year as we’ve seen. It’s important, therefore, to try and keep players stats in the context of the team. Tatar struggled for the first part of the year but came on very strong near the end. He also has…

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Wings Nation 2016-17 Player Review: Gustav Nyquist

It is time for the Gustav Nyquist Year in Review! That means it’s time to ask ourselves just how loose the Goose was this year? The answer is… actually kind of hard to say. Nyquist certainly didn’t have a dominant year. He didn’t take the next step that Wings fans are (justifiably) expecting him to…

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Red Wings Year in Review – Part 3

The third quarter of this season was the first time in my lifetime I can remember having to come to terms with the fact that the Red Wings would not be in the playoffs. Despite some seriously exciting wins against elite teams (Washington, Pittsburgh…) the Wings couldn’t put wins together with any consistency. Larkin continued…

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Ode to the Joe

Joe Louis Arena. Just the name brings all kinds of memories flooding back. It’s the kind of place that has just been in the background my whole life. Steady, consistent, occasionally taking centre stage… always there. It’s the kind of place that can fade into the background until you notice that it’s gone. Until you…

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Speculation: Nik Kronwall Will Finish Career in Detroit

This past week Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman had a lot to say about Detroit in his routinely awesome 30 Thoughts article. In addition to discussing the Wings future as a whole, and Jeff Blashill’s future in Detroit he mentioned Niklas Kronwall. As Friedman points out, Kronwall has 2 years remaining on his contract. The actual money goes…

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Top 5 Joe Moments, #3: 2002 Stanley Cup

For the first time in 25 years, the Red Wings will not be in the NHL playoffs this year. We are in the midst of a re-build (maybe?) and facing an off season in which many fans want Ken Holland to tear the team up and start again. This is not the first time fans…