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Robbie Russo Set To Make His Red Wings Debut

Robbie Russo is all set to make his debut in the Winged Wheel tonight in Toronto. Russo was called up after Ryan Sproul sprained his knee during the team’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night. Russo joined the team in Toronto today for the morning skate. Robbie Russo checking in at #RedWings practice….

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Red Wings Show First Signs Of Culture Shift With Active Trade Deadline

The Red Wings have reached their crossroads. After twenty-five straight postseason appearances, the team is crumbling under the weight of their own mediocrity. Going into their bye week, the Wings were dead last in the Eastern Conference and about 9 points out of a wild card spot. There’s nothing like being at the bottom of…

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Jimmy Howard Starts Conditioning Stint in Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings assigned goaltender Jimmy Howard to the Grand Rapids Griffins today  for a conditioning stint. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today assigned goaltender Jimmy Howard to the @griffinshockey for conditioning. pic.twitter.com/1mU4hSKqHz — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 4, 2017

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WINGS POST-GAME: PLAYING WITH FIRE

(Candice Ward – USA Today Sports) In their first game since leading goal scorer Thomas Vanek was traded to the Florida Panthers, the Red Wings entered the Saddledome in Calgary to take on a red hot Flames team. The Wings were coming off an overtime victory against the Canucks and the Flames were looking to…

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WN ROUNDTABLE: KEN HOLLAND’S TRADE DEADLINE – WIN OR LOSE?

(Charles Leclaire – USA Today Sports) This year’s trade deadline has now come and gone and the Red Wings were one of the more active teams, shipping out Brendan Smith, Thomas Vanek, Tomas Jurco, and Steve Ott for a bevy of draft picks in the next two seasons.  For the first time of his career,…

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What the Brendan Smith Trade Means For The Red Wings

(Brace Hemmelgam-USA Today Sports) The trade deadline has now come and gone and Ken Holland was as active as I’ve seen him in a long time. Yesterday morning, in Holland’s second move of the deadline season, he sent Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers for a 2nd round pick in 2018 and a 3rd…

Should the Red Wings Consider A Trade For Tyson Barrie?

Embed from Getty Images The first domino has fallen in the Red Wings trade deadline season. It’s clear the team is hungry for action on the trade market and one of their biggest needs is a top-2 defenseman. Kevin Shattenkirk may be the most desired asset on the market this year, but a trade for…

What’s Ken Holland’s Legacy?

Embed from Getty Images As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches, the question looms about what kind of moves Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings will make. Currently sitting in last place of the Eastern Conference, the team should definitely be sellers, offloading every pending UFA in return for assets for the future. There’s just…

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Red Wings Post-Game: Singin’ the Blues

Embed from Getty Images After a beautiful tribute to their late owner, the Red Wings looked to end their three game losing streak against the visiting St. Louis Blues. Every game is important to the Wings right now as they try to claw their way out of the basement of the Eastern Conference. Tonight, they…

Gustav Nyquist To Receive Hearing For Slash On Jared Spurgeon

Embed from Getty Images Gustav Nyquist will receive an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his high stick to the face of Jared Spurgeon. This allows for a suspension of six games or more. Gustav Nyquist has been extended an in-person hearing by @NHLPlayerSafety — allowing for a suspension of longer…

Mike Illitch Has Passed Away

Embed from Getty Images Mike Illitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers organizations, has passed away. He was 87 years old.

On the Block: Gustav Nyquist

Embed from Getty Images Once hailed as a future Eurotwin, Gustav Nyquist has had high expectations placed on his shoulders ever since his entry into the league in 2011-12. While he struggled to crack the lineup for a couple of seasons, in 2013-14, he put up a staggering 48 points in 57 games to cement…