POSTGAME: What a Weekend

Embed from Getty Images After the first two games of the season, Wings Nation was on edge. The team was not looking good after a disappointing summer and those first two games solidified their worries. But a good game vs. Ottawa got fans back on top. Then another win over the Rangers and things were seeming…

WINGS POSTGAME: MAYBE NEXT TIME

Embed from Getty Images Starting the season in Florida was not only going to be incredibly difficult but also very important. Four potential points between two division rivals. No points against the Lightning, that was expected but a depleted Panthers team missing two of their top-six forwards? That should be a viable two points. As we…

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Andreas Athanasiou Makes Final Roster But Will He Actually Play?

Embed from Getty Images Almost somewhat to the surprise of Wings fans, Andreas Athanasiou has actually made the Red Wings 2016-2017 roster straight out of camp. With the 22-year-old still being waiver exempt many thought he may start the year in Grand Rapids instead of losing players to the waiver wire, but, well, I guess we all…

Martin Frk Claimed off Waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes

Embed from Getty Images Another one has been lost to waivers. This afternoon the Hurricanes kept their streak alive of profiting off of other teams mismanagement by claiming Martin Frk off waivers. This follows up their claim of Andrej Nestrasil from Detroit just two offseason’s earlier in an identical situation. Nestrasil had almost as many points as…

TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME: PENS VS WINGS

Embed from Getty Images After getting trounced by the Blackhawks Tuesday evening, the Wings got back on the ice in Pittsburgh with a slightly more experienced lineup. The biggest takeaway from this one: the Wings had their legs tonight. This showed at 5v5 mainly, where the Wings really set the pace despite the Pens being one of…

Is it time to panic over preseason roster usage?

Embed from Getty Images We heard the Wings coaching decisions’ critiqued throughout the season last year in regards to both where players were situated in the lineup and also the amount of play time they saw each game. The animosity was mainly directed at the lack of minutes for Andreas Athanasiou even after looking like the…

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RED WINGS ROSTER PREVIEW: JONATHAN ERICSSON

Embed from Getty Images Want to her something insane? Last year was actually one of the best years Jonathan Ericsson has ever had in the NHL. Really, that’s a true statement after quickly perusing his stat lines. This is a guy who takes a lot of heat from the Wings fanbase and maybe that’s warranted but…

What would the Wings have to trade for Jacob Trouba?

Embed from Getty Images When the offseason began we looked at some possible RFA’s targets the Wings should keep their eye on this summer. Whether it was due to cap issues or roster openings, there were arguments to be made that maybe one of these young players could be snatched away from their respective teams. As…

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RED WINGS ROSTER PREVIEW: GUSTAV NYQUIST

Embed from Getty Images There are few things as enjoyable as watching the Goose get loose in Detroit. The saviour of the 2013-2014 season with 28 goals in 57 games ended up setting the bar rather high for himself. But he did manage to follow it up the next year with 27 goals and a career-high 54 points. His…

RED WINGS ROSTER PREVIEW: HENRIK ZETTERBERG

Embed from Getty Images To some he is their fearless leader. To others he is potentially the fearless leader of the Las Vegas (insert) Knights. Regardless of your opinion, Zetterberg is still captain of the Detroit Red Wings and likely to place high again on team scoring. Take that as you will. 

RED WINGS ROSTER PREVIEW: BRENDAN SMITH

Embed from Getty Images Brendan Smith is a tough one to place. Whether it’s attempting to position him in a line up, determine his role, understand his best attributes, even the Wings coaching staff struggle with it. Sometimes a healthy scratch in the regular season only to draw into the lineup when a playoff series isn’t going…

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LOOKING BACK AT THE 2007-2008 DETROIT RED WINGS SEASON

Embed from Getty Images After a full lockout during what would have been the 2004-2005 season, two very important things happened. First, the Pittsburgh Penguins were gifted the first overall pick in the upcoming draft in a full thirty team lottery. With these honours they were able to select Sidney Crosby. The second and even more important…