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Watch Griffins’ home opener on Facebook Watch

Grand Rapids Griffins fans were fortunate to be able to watch the team’s first two road games last weekend, and they’ll be in luck again for the home opener. The AHL announced Thursday the league will feature a Game of the Week on Facebook Watch during the 2018-19 season. The Griffins’ game Friday against the Hershey…

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Uneventful first AHL game for Filip Zadina

Ever since Filip Zadina fell to the Detroit Red Wings at No. 6 overall during this past draft, the hype surrounding the 18-year-old has continued to grow. A projected top-three pick, Zadina quickly vowed to make the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators rue the day they passed on him by saying, “I’m going to fill their…

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Red Wings should utilize behind-the-net power play

Goals haven’t been easy to come by for the Detroit Red Wings during the past few seasons, and that is especially true on the power play. They haven’t had a power-play percentage above 20 since the 2014-15 season (23.81), their last season with Mike Babcock as coach. Part of the problem has been zone entries,…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Red Wings 4, Bruins 3 (OT)

The young players have given Detroit Red Wings fans a lot to look forward to, even if this season might be a little rough. The youngsters continued to impress, as the Red Wings continued their perfect preseason, beating the Boston Bruins 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena. Things Worth Mentioning… Filip Zadina…

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Report: Niklas Kronwall considering retirement after 2018-19 season

The creator of “Kronwalled” could be hanging up his skates next year. NHL.com’s Mike Zesberger reported Niklas Kronwall, 37, understands he isn’t the player he used to be and can’t keep up with the fast pace of the game. The Swedish defenseman said: I love the game. I can’t say enough good things about it….

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Grand Rapids Griffins release 2018-19 promotional schedule

Star Wars, princesses, a teddy bear toss, and cheap beer and hot dogs are just some of the promotions you can expect from the Grand Rapids Griffins this season. The Griffins released their 2018-19 promotional schedule Thursday, highlighted by the return of $2 beer and $2 hot dogs for all 14 Friday home games from…

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Henrik Zetterberg’s loss could be Filip Zadina’s gain

After a somewhat slow second half of July, the Detroit Red Wings made a big splash Friday with two pieces of news. Firstly, Dylan Larkin finally got his new contract, signing a 5-year, $6.1-million deal. It’s a deal that makes sense for both sides: Larkin gets paid a fair amount for the production we’ve seen…

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Red Wings Future Stars: Seth Barton

With their sixth pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the Detroit Red Wings picked defenseman Seth Barton (third round, 81st overall), their third straight defenseman after picking Jared McIsaac and Alex Regula in the second and third round, respectively. It’s no secret the Red Wings need help on the blueline, and Barton hopes to be…

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Why Filip Zadina should spend less than 10 games in the NHL in 2018-19

After this morning’s news of sixth overall pick Filip Zadina signing an entry-level deal with the Detroit Red Wings, and The Athletic’s Craig Custance reporting the NHL ruling he was on loan to Halifax, a number of things went through my head. Firstly, I selfishly hoped the Red Wings would leave Zadina in the AHL for…

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The good and the bad of the Vanek, Green signings

The Detroit Red Wings were not quiet on the free-agency front. Granted there was no big John Tavares-esque signing, but the Red Wings added a few pieces that could affect younger players. First, they brought back winger Thomas Vanek with a one-year, $3-million deal. Vanek had 17 goals and 24 assists in 61 games for…

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Should Red Wings make a push for Ilya Kovalchuk?

With the NHL season officially over, we now are in the speculation season when everyone attempts to determine where free agents will sign and what trades will be made at the draft. Early Tuesday morning, TSN insider Darren Dreger tweeted something that caught my eye.