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In Lost Red Wings Season, Zetterberg Shines Bright

After 137 Detroit Red Wings playoff games appeared in, 36 and a half year-old Henrik Zetterberg will find his mid-April normal routine rather unsettled in a few weeks. Of all current Red Wings players, Zetterberg may have had the longest time-investment in “The Streak” given he’s been present and accounted for the past 13 of…

Red Wings Selling But The Summer Extensions Continue To Haunt

Embed from Getty Images There’s often a “middle ground” when something doesn’t work out in a professional relationship.  It’s hardly a universal principle that there’s only blame to shared one way, and not the other. Take the case of Tomas Jurco, now a Chicago Blackhawk, as the Hawks are going shopping to fortify the supply…

Maple Leafs An Unfair Benchmark for Red Wings To Shoot For

Embed from Getty Images Well, you could feel it, and you could see it, too.  Joe Louis Arena as it creaks into it’s “15th round” was invaded by Maple Leafs fans, who were loud, passionate, and for a rare time in the last couple decades, able to be quite celebratory at a Maple Leafs/Red Wings…

80 Point Pace for Red Wings But Positives Exist

Embed from Getty Images Everyone knew the 11 game stretch that’s almost complete that featured 10 on the road, including the Centennial Classic on New Year’s Day in Toronto would be a telling one for the Red Wings, and it has been.  But maybe not for the reasons originally thought.  After last night’s OT loss…

Wings In Atlantic Playoff Cluster

Embed from Getty Images The Christmas season is certainly a time for giving, and it shouldn’t take long for the Detroit Red Wings’ Christmas season schedule to “give” the Red Wings and their supporters more perspective on just where this team is going — and going refers to two journeys, one is the short-term 2016-17…

Injuries Forcing Hard Questions About The Wings

Embed from Getty Images It’s been the proverbial tale of two seasons for the Detroit Red Wings so far this season — two notable segments of relative success (6-2-0) and failure (2-6-1), the latter being the most recent stretch, leading to tonight’s game in Washington, a team that’s lost only 10 games in regulation at…

Red Wings Piling Up Points — Real Or Fake Progress?

Embed from Getty Images With last night’s win in St. Louis, the Detroit Red Wings are starting to get not their just own fanbase, but countless NHL observers to stand up and take notice.  There are some impressive factors that have led the Wings to snag 12 points in 8 games so far.  How good…

Red Wings’ October Moves Were Already Made In July

Embed from Getty Images Far more than the usual questions and raised eyebrows and shrugged shoulders at the Red Wings moves surrounding the NHL’s waiver wire this week.  The Red WIngs surrendered two players to opposing organizations, Martin Frk to Carolina, and 70-game NHL vet Teemu Pulkkinen to Minnesota. In an ideal circumstance, you aren’t…

World Cup Benefits The Red Wings In Two Ways

Embed from Getty Images Well, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey has finally concluded.  It actually didn’t take that long — 13 days between when pool play started on September 17th and last night’s September 29th conclusion.  The perception is it took so long because one team faced little drama in romping to six straight…

Zetterberg Out Of World Cup With “Knee Injury”

Embed from Getty Images I wouldn’t expect a ton more detailed information on this story, but it is official – there won’t be any games played by Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg at this month’s World Cup of Hockey.   The Team Sweden press release is describing Zetterberg as “injured” and made the speedy decision…

Red Wings Have Too Many Forwards – Does A Trade Await?

Embed from Getty Images While the Red Wings’ signing late this week of 27-year old Luke Glendening to a four-year contract extension is probably worthy of its own analysis, the larger picture of a very “crowded house” of Red Wings forwards for the 2016-17 season is also certainly topical and of considerable interest to many…

Helm Re-Up Bad News For Younger Wing Forwards

Embed from Getty Images Look, we all have done it, we all do it, and we all will continue to do it.  We look around our individual workplaces and judge how others are perceived in comparison to us.  Now, that’s not necessarily rooting against others (unless they’re utterly incompetent and evil incarnate), but you certainly…