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Four Reasons Why An Athanasiou Offer Sheet Makes Perfect Sense

As of Friday August 18th, Andreas Athanasiou, yes, your favourite Red Wing, is still without a contract. A brutal series of bad decisions has led the Wings to this crossroad and now the team is left vulnerable with this highly skilled young forward. Andreas Athanasiou is the perfect candidate for a successful offer sheet.

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Post Deadline Positives: How to Move Forward

(Charles Leclaire-USA Today Sports) We saw a little bit of something we hadn’t seen in a long time from the organization at this trade deadline: honesty. First of all, the team seemed to be honest with the fans. When Ken Holland went on TSN and said things like, “it became pretty obvious we were going…

THE MYTH OF THE ‘BAD DRAFT’

Embed from Getty Images “Yeah, but this year is a weak draft.” We’ve all heard this a hundred times already. Whether it’s a TSN Insider, hockey Twitter, some bogus blog or that dummy you work with who has a Leafs tattoo, everyone seems certain this draft is unusually terrible. Granted, there isn’t an Auston Matthews…

POSTGAME: ISLES REIGN

Embed from Getty Images Detroit entered this one red hot after back-to-back wins against the Capitals and the Pens. With the deadline approaching and their bye-week coming up, there are a lot of decisions to be made regarding the roster, the direction and the overall look of this team. This Tuesday evening showing against the…

POSTGAME: NOT ON ZETTERBERG’S WATCH

Embed from Getty Images Fresh off their shootout win against the Capitals, the Wings had a quick turnaround for their 3PM start in Pittsburgh against Sid and the Pens. The surprise win yesterday had the Wings riding high into this matinee but would the momentum hold up against one of the leagues best offences?  This…

POSTGAME: SATURDAY MATINEE

Embed from Getty Images The Wings found themselves coming into this Saturday matinee on a five game slide. This shouldn’t be a surprise to many given the quality of competition and if anything Red Wings fans have spent more time researching the 2017 draft than they have been checking the standings. 

POSTGAME: 2 MINUTES? NAH, 2 POINTS

Embed from Getty Images Tonight’s meeting was an important one for both teams. The Wings came in on a two game win streak, desperate to make the playoffs and keep the streak alive. Meanwhile, the Jackets have lost 9 of their last 15 and have been trying to recapture some of the magic they had earlier in…

POSTGAME: LAZY SUNDAY

Embed from Getty Images The morning came with some peculiar news for the Wings. Kronwall was ready to return to the lineup which meant someone had to come off the roster. To the surprise of many, the Red Wings opted to waive perennial healthy scratch Drew Miller as opposed to returning someone to the AHL….

END OF YEAR 2016/2017 SEASON REVIEW: THE BOTTOM SIX

Embed from Getty Images It’s time to continue our trek though the Red Wings lineup to end the 2016 calendar year. If you missed our review of the top six, you can check that out here. For now though, we’re going to attempt to tackle what can only be labeled as the bottom six (plus some…

WJC POSTGAME: USA vs LATVIA

Embed from Getty Images Boxing day is the real Christmas for a lot of us, because it marks the return of the World Junior Championship. If you’re Canadian, it’s all encompassing. Family dinners are scheduled around it, you’re talking weeks in advance about the advantage for your team on the smaller ice and you’re all imaging…

End of Year 2016-17 Season Review: The Top Six

Embed from Getty Images It’s Christmas time and a New Year is nearly upon us. While the NHL takes a quick break for the holidays at least fans can rejoice in what looks to be another stellar World Junior Championship. Maybe you just need a break from how underwhelming your team has been through the first 30ish…