Top 5 UFA Centres for the Red Wings to Target

Embed from Getty Images Pavel Datsyuk’s retirement from the NHL has really been hard on the Detroit Red Wings. For one, it left them with a $7.5M cap hit for the 2016-17 season, a big bruise on the books that was eating up 10% of their available cap. Somehow, against all odds, Ken Holland figured that one out. His…

5 goalies to look at drafting

Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings are in no immediate need of a starting goalie going into this year’s NHL Entry Draft. On the bench, they’ve got a shiny new contract coming for breakout goalie Petr Mrazek and the weathered, but still solid Jimmy Howard – two goalies worthy of a starter’s position,…

First Round Targets: Linus Lindstrom

Embed from Getty Images Linus Lindstrom sounds like just the kind of name you’d see on the back of a Red Wings jersey. Having spent his entire career thus far playing in the Swedish league for Skelleftea Jr., this six-foot centreman has been a pretty consistent point-getter in his home country league and at the…

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WINGS NATION YEAR IN REVIEW: TOMAS TATAR

Embed from Getty Images In a season where the Detroit Red Wings failed to find any form of consistency, it turned to its young guns to relieve pressure off their aging veterans. But the call wasn’t answered by two players who have been hailed as the future of Hockeytown: Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar. Yesterday,…

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WINGS NATION YEAR IN REVIEW: GUSTAV NYQUIST

Embed from Getty Images Any time a team has a disappointing season, heads turn to the team’s stars. There’s a lot of pressure on a team’s leaders to motivate the room, stay positive, produce when no one else is producing, and carry the team to victory. And when team leadership doesn’t do this, it’s disappointing. As…

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Wings Year in Review: Niklas Kronwall

Embed from Getty Images Along with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall is one of the Red Wings’ top three veteran leaders in the dressing room and on the ice. Under the mentorship of Niklas Lidstrom, Kronwall excelled as a young defenseman on a team transitioning from one era of superstars to the next. In…

A look at the forward prospects in the Red Wings system

Embed from Getty Images Now that the Detroit Red Wings have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, focus for Wings fans has shifted to Grand Rapids, where the Griffins are making an underdog playoff push of their own. As Andreas Athanasiou makes his way back to support the Griffins now that his NHL season…

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Why Red Wings fans should focus on 16 now and worry about 82 later

Photo Credit: Andrew Weber/USA TODAY SPORTS April is here, which means it’s time for the ice to thaw, the flowers to bloom, and for people to come out of their winter hibernation to a season of renewed hope and new beginnings. For fans of the Detroit Red Wings, April means playoff hockey. It has for…

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WINGS POSTGAME: GOODBYE REGULAR SEASON, HELLO PLAYOFFS

Embed from Getty Images On a day that has become somewhat of a good luck charm for the Red Wings, the team headed into New York to face the Rangers for both teams’ final game of the regular season. The playoffs were still a question mark for the Wings as the game got underway. They…

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Wings Post-Game: Three flew into the Mason’s net

Embed from Getty Images This is it. The beginning of the end… of the regular season. While there’s no telling yet whether or not we’ll be writing these post-game recaps next Wednesday, hope was still alive in Wings Nation as Henrik Zetterberg led the team into the final three games of their season. Tonight, the…