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Player Spotlight – Darren Helm

It’s crazy to think that Darren Helm made his Red Wings debut in a time when Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana, Drew Carey had just replaced Bob Barker on The Price is Right and the first iPhone had yet to be produced. Luckily for Wings fans, the 34-year old Manitoba native returned from a…

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Predators vs Red Wings 02/23/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Detroit Red Wings are 11-3-0 in their last 14 games against the Nashville Predators. The Red Wings hope to keep their surprising success against the Predators going with a victory on Tuesday night in the first game of a two-game set against Nashville. Detroit is a +140 underdog…

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Friday Folklore – The 🇷🇺 Five

In light of the events surrounding Alexander Navalny and Russia announcing it’s new “team” name for the next two Olympics, it felt fitting to revisit Detroit’s Russian Five. In the summer of 1989, at the behest of Red Wings owner Mike Illitch, Jim Devallano started drafting Soviet born players. While the return on their investment…

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Blackhawks vs Red Wings 02/15/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Detroit Red Wings are 1-5-1 in their last seven games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings will be looking for better results when they host the Blackhawks in back-to-back games this Monday and Wednesday night in Detroit. Detroit is a +120 home underdog on the NHL odds…

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Friday Folklore – The Production Line

The Wings have a history of great line monikers. The Grind Line, The HUM Line, The Russian Five, even the modern-day MLB Line are all classics. While it may not be the sexiest, The Production Line was the original and also reflected a double entendre. During the 40s, Detroit was the production capital of the…

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Player Spotlight – Givani Smith

Sometimes a team just needs a spark, especially during an 8-game losing streak. And in true Hockeytown fashion, Givani Smith delivered a good ol’ Gordie Howe hat-trick when the Wings needed it most. Smith was an absolute menace against the Panthers, recording a goal, assist, and a scrap in their 4-1 victory. While he was…

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Red Wings vs Panthers 02/09/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Detroit Red Wings were 0-8 on the moneyline in their previous eight games against the Florida Panthers before snapping that losing streak with a 4-1 win on Sunday night. The Red Wings will try to earn another upset win over the Panthers on the road on Tuesday night….

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Red Wings vs Lightning 02/03/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Detroit Red Wings are 1-16 on the moneyline in their last 17 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings hope to break out of their current losing streak with a big upset win over the Lightning on Wednesday night. Detroit is a +260 road underdog on…

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Friday Folklore – 7-in-7

During the mid-90s to early 2000s, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fiercer rivalry than that of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche. These two teams detested each other, and the fact that they clashed in the playoffs five times in six years only added to the hatred. That’s why in this week’s episode…

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Red Wings vs Stars 01/26/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Detroit Red Wings are 0-9 in their last nine road games. The Red Wings will try to snap their road losing streak on Tuesday night when they visit the Dallas Stars. Detroit is a +175 underdog on the NHL odds in Dallas at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The…

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Friday Folklore – Scotty Bowman Comes to Hockeytown

‘Cause Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know Scotty doesn’t know   Clearly, Matt Damon wasn’t singing about Scotty Bowman, because Scotty knows everything, especially when it comes to winning Stanley Cups. Let’s imagine there was a hiring fair for hockey coaches. Legendary coaches like Glen Sather, Al Arbour, Joel Quenneville, and Jack Adams…