D in the D: A Deep Dive into Detroit Defensemen

Embed from Getty Images While the Detroit Red Wings continue to fumble their chances at making the playoffs this season, I began to reflect on when this team really started to stress me out. It’s obvious that this team’s most gaping hole is on the blueline. Since Nicklas Lidstrom retired, the Red Wings defense just…

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Wings Postgame: Another game, another third period breakdown

Photo Credit: Rick Ostenoski/USA TODAY SPORTS After being dealt an embarrassing 7-2 loss by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon, it became abundantly clear to the Detroit Red Wings that every game until the end of the season must be treated as a playoff game. Any loss could be the final nail in a coffin…

What should the Red Wings do with Darren Helm?

Embed from Getty Images I think about Darren Helm a lot. I think about how much ice time he gets. I think about whether he’s a better player on the wing or at centre. I think about how good of a season he had last year. But mostly, I think about how he’s in the…