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Wings Nation 2018-19 Player Review: Thomas Vanek

The Red Wings have long been known for their reliance on veteran players to carry the production. This year was one of the first where the bulk of it came from young players, while the vets were counted on to guide them through the hills and valleys of an NHL season.

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Wings Nation 2018-19 Player Review: Justin Abdelkader

At this point of the rebuild, the focus for the Red Wings has focused to the young players with their whole careers ahead of them. That doesn’t bode well for someone like Justin Abdelkader, who benefited greatly earlier in his career from playing with one of the NHL’s all-time greats, Pavel Datsyuk.

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REPORT: Ryan Martin Staying Put In Detroit, Horcoff Likely Staying Too

All management changes in professional sports come with uncertainty. Will the new guy clean house? Will the old guy take his favorites with him to his new location? The Red Wings have been no exception to this with all of the shuffling happening between them and the Edmonton Oilers. When Steve Yzerman took over, it…

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Pavel Datsyuk Considering Return To Detroit

The rumours started earlier this year that Pavel Datsyuk may be considering a return to the NHL. They were initially described as “whispers”, with the 41-year-old unwilling to confirm or deny his intentions past this year. Well, the whispers have turned into loud voices as Datsyuk announced the end of his time with SKA St….

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Best Player Available: The Steve Yzerman Draft Philosophy

Today we were treated to a Q&A with Steve Yzerman courtesy of Craig Custance at The Athletic. In between games at the U18 World Chapionship in Sweden, Craig spoke to the Red Wings new general manager about some big (and small) prospects and his overall draft philosophy.

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Yzerman Preaches Patience, But Big Moves Need To Be Made Immediately

The theme of Steve Yzerman‘s Friday morning press conference was patience. Maybe four or five times throughout the hour-long event at Little Caesars Arena, Yzerman tempered expectations by saying that this is going to take time. And he has all the time in the world. Not only is he a new general manager in Detroit,…