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NHL 2016 DRAFT RADAR: DANTE FABBRO

Photo via BCHL Dante Fabbro out of the BCHL currently sits behind five other North American defencemen in the draft rankings. He’s been steady at the 18th draft ranking position from Central Scouting for a while now. He’s committed to Boston University, a phenomenal program for developing future NHL talent (see Eichel/Hanifin most recently) and thus is seen as a bit…

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Red Wings Year in Review: Justin Abdelkader

Embed from Getty Images In November of this year Justin Abdelkader inked a seven-year $29.75M dollar extension. It would see Abdelkader signed into the latter half of his thirties and it immediately polarized the fan base. On one half, we see the Abdelkader purists. He’s a homegrown boy, he’s a future piece of the team leadership, he’s…

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Wings Year in Review: Darren Helm

Embed from Getty Images Darren Helm used to be the ace in our back pocket. We’d say things like, “yeah, but imagine if Helmer was healthy, things would be different,” or “Helm could be the best third line centre in the league,” and we totally believed it then. This was after all, the man who put…

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RED WINGS YEAR IN REVIEW: ALEXEY MARCHENKO

Embed from Getty Images Drafted in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft, Alexey Marchenko has seemingly already surpassed any expectations the organization may have had with their late pick. While he’s not the diamond in the depths we saw with Zetterberg or Datsyuk, the fact that he’s proving himself a serviceable NHL defenceman is definitely…

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Wings Postgame: Change can be a Good Thing

Embed from Getty Images There’s been a lot of talk about lines lately. Some were upset when Mantha was sent back down. Others thought maybe Mrazek would have been the smarter choice down the stretch despite his terrible March. Some were left scratching their heads as the defensive play of the team crumbled and Smith…

What to Expect: Detroit’s Final Week

Embed from Getty Images It’s probably been difficult for you to focus lately. If you’re reading a story with a title like this then you’re one of us. You care a lot about what others are going to consider a nothing week in April. You’re probably a Wings fan but you could be a Bruins…

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WINGS POSTGAME: BACK IN IT

Embed from Getty Images When you come into a game like this there are always a few butterflies as a fan. Your team is fighting for everything while the team across from you, in reality, would likely benefit more from a loss. That’s not just me supporting the tank; it’s not an accident that Garret Sparks was…

5 RFA’s that the Red Wings need to focus on signing

Embed from Getty Images Restricted free agents just don’t seem to have the same urgency as the unrestricted ones. Especially when this year’s UFAs include names like Steven Stamkos, Kyle Okposo, Milan Lucic and Eric Staal just to name a few. But restricted free agency comes with its own set of stresses and strains. We…

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WINGS POSTGAME: WHY NOW

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY SPORTS The Tampa Bay loss earlier this week got ugly fast. But we composed ourselves and thought, well, at least giving up six doesn’t happen too often. The optimist in me saw it as an opportunity for the team to get it out of their system, retool, and move forward…