Wings Postgame: Canucks, Eh?

What a weekend it’s been! Not only did the Red Wings agree to a one-year deal with speedy winger Andreas Athanasiou on Friday, they made two smart trades on Saturday, sending Riley Sheahan to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Scott Wilson and Ryan Sproul to the New York Rangers for Matt Puempel. With the news of…



Welcome to the second edition of Wings Weekly, my weekly review of the Detroit Red Wings 2017-18 season. This week was by far the harder of the first two weeks of the season. With games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Washington Capitals, the Wings 4-1-0 start would be challenged…


Wings Postgame 10/16/2017: Capital L

With the news of Andreas Athanasiou signing his one-year deal breaking a few hours prior to puck drop, Wings Nation was steeping in emotion. AA, one of the Wings young speedsters, would soon be making his return. But first, some roster moves need to be made to be cap compliant. In the midst of all…


Wings Post-Game: Struck By Lightning

The Detroit Red Wings headed into their toughest week of the season yet as the Tampa Bay Lightning strolled into town Monday night. Though it would be their sixth game of the season, it’s only the second in Little Caesars Arena. After a 4-2 victory to open the arena, the Wings looked to get a…



After baptizing Little Caesars Arena with a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday evening, the Wings boarded the team plane and made their way to Canada’s capital for game two of the season.


With Preseason Concluded, Red Wings Continue To Narrow Down Roster

The Red Wings concluded their preseason Saturday night with a 3-2 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. For many players, it was the final step of their audition for the NHL stage. It was a roster full of young prospects as only two of the players who dressed had guaranteed roster spots (three if…


Joe Hicketts Makes Strong Case For Making Red Wings

At the end of Detroit’s 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night, the online chatter wasn’t around the Maple Leafs trio of young superstars, it was around Joe Hicketts. The 5’8” defenseman played in his third and final preseason game on a squad, and against a squad, that were made up mostly of…


Red Wings Preseason Riddled With Injuries

One week into the preseason and the Red Wings are already riddled with injuries. It started with Niklas Kronwall. The 37-year-old missed all of training camp and hasn’t played a preseason game yet as he’s been nursing back spasms. Then, Ryan Sproul failed his physical after offseason knee surgery, Justin Abdelkader tweaked his groin, and…


Why Now Is The Right Time To Trade Mike Green

There’s no question that the weakest link on the Detroit Red Wings is their defense corps. Two years ago, badly in need of a right-handed puck moving defenseman, the team inked Mike Green to an $18-million contract with an average annual value of $6-million. At the time, Green was coming off of a 45 point…


Wings Nation Monday Mailbag: Plan B

As the start of training camp nears, the Red Wings have some unfinished business. Andreas Athanasiou is still unsigned (I’m starting to feel like a broken record) and their roster is on the wrong side of the cap ceiling. Something’s got to give as the October 5th season opener approaches.