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Winged Wheel Podcast – The AA Team

Losing sleep over Athanasiou? Listen to the Winged Wheel Podcast spell out a realistic scenario for your worst nightmare! Hockey news is slow but this crew never stops talking (for better or for worse).     iTunes Soundcloud RSS Feed Stitcher YouTube Facebook Patreon Follow us on Twitter: @BradKrysko, @RyanHanaWWP, @HockeytownEvan

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Red Wings Prospect Rankings: 6-10

There’s been a lot of prospect talk lately, as ESPN’s Corey Pronman recently released his top 100 NHL prospects list, as well as each teams farm rankings. The Wings managed to tie for having the 2nd most prospects on the top 100 list with 5, however the highest being at number 60. But how do…

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Four Reasons Why An Athanasiou Offer Sheet Makes Perfect Sense

As of Friday August 18th, Andreas Athanasiou, yes, your favourite Red Wing, is still without a contract. A brutal series of bad decisions has led the Wings to this crossroad and now the team is left vulnerable with this highly skilled young forward. Andreas Athanasiou is the perfect candidate for a successful offer sheet.

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The Roundup

Can Auston Matthews command $11 Million next year; does Horvat for Pastrnak have any legs; Draisaitl and Connor locked up for 8; looking at Flames prospects; the NHL got something wrong with the Jets; Kessel, Shinkaruk, Puljujarvi and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout.

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Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract 2017 sticks with what works

There are few things in life more anxiety-riddling than joining a conversation mid-stream and feeling utterly, completely lost. The rise of the first wave of hockey analytics writers occurred as I was going through high school and university, and by the time I turned my attention away from other pursuits and onto figuring out what…

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Red Wings expected to take a run at college FA Will Butcher

Will Butcher became an unrestricted free agent on Monday after not signing with the Colorado Avalanche, who drafted him in the fifth-round (123rd overall) in 2013, and will have no shortage of suitors. The 22-year-old defenseman won the Hobey Baker Award in his senior year at the University of Denver, posting seven goals and 30…

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Little Caesars Arena Update

With only 50 days until The Red Wings play their first game, The Little Caesars Arena is close to completion. The logo has been added to the roof, the largest Jumbotron has been raised and the Arena now has an address. It’s official: 2645 Woodward Avenue 🏠 A post shared by Little Caesars Arena (@littlecaesarsarena)…

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Who Is Most Likely To Be Traded This Offseason?

The Red Wings are currently on an offseason trade watch. After re-signing Tomas Tatar to a 4-year, $21.2 million contract ($5.3M AAV), the team is right up against the salary cap ceiling with one more player to lock up. Andreas Athanasiou, despite showing flashes of brilliance, will be looking for a bridge deal in the…

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Winged Wheel Podcast – Everybody Chill

The world is a crazy place, and the Winged Wheel Podcast is here to calm things down. Seriously everybody, chill out. It’s just a game!     iTunes Soundcloud RSS Feed Stitcher YouTube Facebook Patreon Follow us on Twitter: @BradKrysko, @RyanHanaWWP, @HockeytownEvan

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Analyzing Detroit’s Prospect Pool: Goaltending

Evaluating goaltending prospects can be quite difficult, as almost no goaltenders go in the top 15 of the draft nowadays. Once in a while one will sneak into the first round, and the other top goalie prospects go in the 2nd round. The NHL currently has 8 legitimate starting goaltenders who were drafted in the…