On the Block: Steve Ott

Embed from Getty Images Late in the day on July 1st, 2016, the Detroit Red Wings announced that they had signed Steve Ott to a 1-year, $800,000 contract. Ott is no goal scorer or playmaker. He was brought on to the Red Wings roster to be a leader in the locker room and up the…

On the Block: Tomas Jurco

Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings trading block should be a crowded place this month. As playoff hopes begin to fade in the rearview mirror, the team is being labeled as sellers at the NHL’s March 1st trade deadline. One of the players on their trading block is the very underutilized Tomas Jurco.

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Wings Post-Game: No Time Like Overtime!

Embed from Getty Images The Red Wings visited Beantown tonight for their third of four games this season against the Bruins. Last week, the Wings had a really bad first period against Boston, falling 3-1 early on, but came back and won the game in a shootout. Every point matters for Detroit right now, making…

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Wings Post-Game: No Brotherly Love For Red Wings

Embed from Getty Images After a 4-1 beating on home ice on Friday night, the Red Wings had Saturday to lick their wounds and prepare themselves for the bounceback game. The red hot Philadelphia Flyers coasted into Detroit on an eight game win streak and an 8-2-0 record in their last ten games. In the…

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The Detroit Red Wings Need To Shoot More

Embed from Getty Images It’s the oldest lesson in the book. I can still hear the voice of my minor hockey coach echoing off the empty cinderblock walls of South Windsor Arena: “If you don’t shoot the puck, you can’t score!” This did not mean that you should take the puck coast-to-coast every shift and…

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RED WINGS POST-GAME: WINNIPEG JET DOWN

Embed from Getty Images The Red Wings flew into a snowstorm Tuesday morning as “Winterpeg” was in full force. The Red Wings were looking to close out a tedious road trip that saw a collapsing loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday and a shaky OT win in Brooklyn on Sunday. The Jets entered Tuesday’s contest on…

Alexey Marchenko Suffers Upper-Body Injury

Embed from Getty Images The Red Wings suffered another loss last night. Well, two losses really. During their 3-2 defeat to the Calgary Flames, defenseman Alexey Marchenko went down with an upper-body injury.

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Wings Post-Game: Oil Rush

Embed from Getty Images The Red Wings entered Sunday’s contest on a four game losing streak. After a day off, the Wings would play host to the Western Conference leading Edmonton Oilers. It was the only time this season that Connor McDavid and friends would visit Joe Louis Arena and they entered the contest looking…

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Wings Post-Game: Walk the Laine

Embed from Getty Images Tonight, the Red Wings played host to the Winnipeg Jets, where rookie sensation Patrick Laine would play his first and last game at The Joe. There was one more first tonight. Niklas Kronwall played his first game of the season. This is big news for a Red Wings D-corps that has…

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Wings Post-Game: A Bite Out Of the Big Apple

Embed from Getty Images Coming off a big win in their home opener on Monday, the Detroit Red Wings were looking to build off that momentum in The Big Apple. Their rivals, the New York Rangers, have had a speedy start to the season and entered tonight’s game with a 2-1-0 record. In their last…

RED WINGS ROSTER PREVIEW: ANDREAS ATHANASIOU

Embed from Getty Images Andreas Athanasiou, a.k.a AA, made his 2015-16 NHL debut last season on November 8, 2015 when the Dallas Stars visited Joe Louis Arena for the first matchup between the two teams of the season. Detroit lost by a score of 4-1, with the only goal coming from Gustav Nyquist on the…