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Comparing Red Wings’ 2017-18 hot start to 2016-17

We’re only six games into the regular season, and the Detroit Red Wings’ season is starting out awfully similar to last season when they started 4-2-0 after six games before losing nine of their next 13 games to begin a freefall to the bottom of the standings. This season, the Red Wings are 4-2-0 after…

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Little Caesars Arena offers complete fan experience

DETROIT — “Wow!” That was the first word that came to Cory Case’s brain when describing Little Caesars Arena. The Farmington native was one of nearly 20,000 people who experienced the first regular season game at LCA on Thursday, in what ended up being a 4-2 win for the Detroit Red Wings over the Minnesota…

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Red Wings Notch First Win at Little Caesars Arena

It may only be preseason, but the Detroit Red Wings put on a show for the fans attending Little Caesars Arena’s first hockey game by beating the Boston Bruins 5-1 on Saturday night. The Red Wings also got their first win of the preseason, after losing to Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago. Obviously, the wins don’t…

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Red Wings Sign Defenseman Robbie Russo to Two-Year Deal

On Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings signed 24-year-old Robbie Russo to a two-way, two-year extension, per MLive.com’s Ansar Khan. #RedWings signed D Robbie Russo to 2 year deal. 2 way, 650K NHL and 125K and 250k AHL @griffinshockey — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) September 5, 2017 Russo played 19 games with the Red Wings last…

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What will the power play and penalty kill look like next season?

The Detroit Red Wings have some work to do on their special teams. They were an atrocious 15.1 percent on the power play (27th in the league) and 80.9 percent on the penalty kill (16th). The team also had trouble scoring at five on five — 1.8 goals per game — and that inability to score…

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Projecting Andreas Athanasiou’s next contract

Last week, the Detroit Red Wings agreed to a four-year, $21.2-million contract with Tomas Tatar. Now, the focus shifts to Andreas Athanasiou, the team’s final restricted free agent. According to Cap Friendly, the Red Wings are about $3 million over the $75 million salary cap. This doesn’t account for Johan Franzen’s cap hit, which will…

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Analyzing Red Wings’ 2016-17 expected goals

The Detroit Red Wings had a forgettable 2016-17 season. They missed the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons and recorded their lowest point total (79) since the 1990-91 season (76), the first season that started the 25-year playoff streak. The team had a plethora of problems, one of which was its inability to…

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Red Wings’ Expected 2017-18 Point Total

The expansion draft is done, the entry draft is over and the Detroit Red Wings made a couple of depth free agent signings to fill out the roster. With training camp a couple of months away, there’s plenty of time to speculate what the 2017-18 opening night roster will look like. Our own Brock Seguin…