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How 2020’s NHL Draft Lottery Displays a Broken System

Last Friday night’s draft lottery, at least for Detroit fans, was an emotional experience.  The Wings fell in the draft and will pick 4th overall after a future placeholder team that gets eliminated from the play-in tournament, followed by LA and Ottawa. Despite the 18.5% odds for the first pick this year, Detroit has fallen…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Flames smother Wings 4-2

On the eve of the trade deadline, the Wings hosted the Flames on their Hockey Is For Everyone night. Athanasiou and Green were scratched for “asset management” before puck drop since the previously mentioned deadline is tomorrow at 3 with the possibly they get moved. The Flames desperately needed two points to keep them alive…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Eberle, Islanders eliminate Wings

Riding high after sweeping Montreal for the first time in franchise history, the Red Wings traveled to the Nassau Coliseum with a little extra confidence in their back pocket for a game against the Islanders. Tied with Carolina for the last wild card spot, New York desperately needed 2 points tonight and to break out…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Third period breakdown cost Wings another loss

Another game in the lottery bowl, the 20-25-10 Devils hosted the 14-40-4 Red Wings at the Prudential Center. Despite 2 good periods on the road played by the Wings, a third period meltdown cost them the game and pushed their record to 0-16-1 vs teams in the Metropolitan Division. This game was ultimately frustrating because…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Losing ways continue as Wild down Wings 4-2

The last game before the All Star break, the Wings desperately needed to turn the page and overcome the growing list of injuries. With Green and Nielsen out, along with the news of Mantha possibly missing the rest of the season, a mood booster win was still unattainable. Even with Zadina’s multi-point night, the Wings…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Avalance plummet Wings after sloppy period starts, 6-3

Building off better efforts against Pittsburgh and Florida, Detroit looked to take 2 points during their only visit to Denver against their former foe in Colorado. Despite goals from Larkin, Smith, and Bertuzzi, the Wings shot themselves in the foot by not staring the second and third periods on time and letting Colorado score most…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Rodrigues, Sabres take a bite out of the Wings

Following back to back wins at home against Montreal and Ottawa, Detroit’s start to the first and third periods kept them from continuing any win streak. Trying to keep Buffalo outside of the playoff conversation after a 6-3 loss to Vancouver yesterday, it was their depth scoring that shined in this one.

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WINGS POSTGAME: Keller, Coyotes down the Wings 5-2

Facing the last game before the holiday break, Detroit desperately needed to go into the week on a positive note and turn the page from the dramatics that transpired yesterday at the end of the loss in Toronto. Without Mantha, that task became significantly harder against one of the top teams in the West.

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WINGS POSTGAME: Flying high over the Jets

Playing the second game of a home-and-home against the Winnipeg Jets, Detroit came into the match up desperate to break their 12 game winless streak and redeem themselves from the 5-1 loss on Tuesday in Winnipeg. One of the most productive first periods of the season and 3 point nights for Fabbri, Hronek, and Zadina…

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WINGS POSTGAME: Leafs crunch the Wings

After a disappointing 2-0 loss to the Hurricanes, Detroit looked to take a win from an improving Toronto team after firing former Wings coach Mike Babcock. A rough start with wacky goaltender change were only the beginning of troubles for Detroit as their lack of competitiveness kept them scoreless again.

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WGD #24: Three things to watch for against Columbus

Following their first regulation loss in 5 games, the Red Wings look to bounce back with a win inside Nationwide Arena tonight. Even after losing to Ottawa, Detroit has played better hockey as of late, but have come out on the tough end of some overtime games. The Red Wings would like to take the…