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The Red Wings Need More From Andreas Athanasiou

Everyone knew the Red Wings were in for a bad season, but nobody expected it to be this bad. At the time of this writing, the Wings are dead last in the league standings with a 4-12-1 record and a dire -33 goal differential. They haven’t won in four games.

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WINGS POST-GAME: Wings Go Up In Flames, Drop Third Straight Game

This game got ugly fast. At least it didn’t happen until the 3rd period, though. Periods one and two were pretty palatable hockey, though with very little conversion. The Wings tried to stem the bleeding from their losing streak, but the Flames rose higher and the fire got bigger. The final score was 5-1.

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Report: 2019-20 Red Wings Will Not Have A Captain

As the team prepares for training camp, news is starting to trickle out. The first bit of news comes from head coach Jeff Blashill: instead of handing out Henrik Zetterberg‘s captaincy to a young, star player, the team will instead proceed with four alternate captains for the 2019-20 season. They will be Dylan Larkin, Justin…

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3 Takeaways From the Red Wings First Game of the Prospect Tournament

Hockey is BACK! Finally, the annual prospect tournament in Traverse City got underway and the Red Wings opened their tourney with a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a good game, a fast game. The Wings went down 4-1 in the first period, but clawed back in the second only to lose the game…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #4 Jonatan Berggren

Our #4 prospect is a kid who is part of the Red Wings excellent, and partially lucky, 2018 draft class. With two first round picks, the club snatched Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno. The topic of today’s projection, Jonatan Berggren, was expected to go late into that first round, but fell to day two, where…

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2019-20 Red Wings Point Projections Based On Absolutely Nothing

We live in an interesting time when it comes to evaluation and projecting talent in the National Hockey League. The analytics movement is moving ahead at full speed, with many teams creating entire departments to support and draw conclusions from them. This is great for the game of hockey and competition in general. It means…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #23 Givani Smith

Givani Smith just wrapped his first pro season with the Grand Rapids Griffins to mixed reviews. He was a big boy in junior, one of the toughest guys in the OHL, but when you’re suddenly playing with men in a professional league, you can feel pretty small at 21-years-old. When the Red Wings drafted him…

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Top 25 Red Wings Prospects of 2019: #24 Joe Hicketts

There’s no telling where Joe Hicketts would be right now if he was only a few inches taller. The 5’8″ defenseman from Kamloops, British Columbia has been told his whole life that he’s too small for a professional career in hockey. It’s why he went undrafted. But Hicketts never listened to those voices. He stayed…

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7 Days Later: What’s Left For the Red Wings of the UFA Market

A week after free agency period opened and the dust has started to settle on the 2019 UFA class. Most teams have made their big signings and the amount of players on the market has shrunk considerably, but it has not dried up completely. There is still a small amount of players out there who…

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Red Wings Reportedly Showing Interest In Nikita Gusev

The Vegas Golden Knights had a late-season win prior to the playoffs when they signed Russian winger Nikita Gusev. Now, with the KHL leading scorer reportedly asking for a two-year, $8-million deal (with an AAV of $4-million), the Golden Knights might be forced to trade him. The Red Wings are one of the teams that…