Detroit Red Wings

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Are you a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan? Think you know all there is to know about the team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to pull out some key moments by some of the great players and coaches in the franchise’s history. How Well Do You Know the Wings’ History? How many Stanley
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Few people have had a more transcending impact on the NHL than legendary coach and general manager Jack Adams. For 36 years, Adams led the Detroit Red Wings organization in some capacity, coaching the likes of Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel and Larry Aurie. Today, more than 100 years after Adams first became involved
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“I’m going to have a beer and I’m going to think about [who starts Saturday].” Mike Babcock uttered that statement after the Detroit Red Wings clinched their 24th consecutive playoff appearance in 2015, his last year as head coach. It was in response to a question on who would start for Detroit the rest of
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Michael Rasmussen, the Detroit Red Wings’ 2017 first-round draft pick, has officially signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team. Rasmussen, Detroit’s second-highest draft pick since selecting Keith Primeau third overall in 1990, has been a controversial topic in Hockeytown, to say the least. When Ken Holland and company announced the 6-foot-6 center’s name as
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The Detroit Red Wings were not a subpar team last year. They were worse. The team’s 33-36-13, 79-point effort signified the end of a connection to the last quarter-century of Red Wing history that saw four Stanley Cups, six conference championships and six Presidents’ trophies along with many other accolades and countless memories. The team’s
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Niklas Kronwall, once one of the most formidable and hardest hitting blue-liners on the Detroit Red Wings, is facing one of the harshest truths that every professional athlete must come to terms with, that the human body can only take so much punishment. Due to a lingering and debilitating knee injury, the 36-year-old veteran defenseman
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At this point in the offseason, the Detroit Red Wings have nine defensemen signed to NHL contracts, including two newcomers: Trevor Daley and Luke Witkowski. While Daley will have a prominent role this coming season, Witkowski is a versatile depth player and may play more games at forward than defense. With so many defensemen on
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With the rebuilding process underway, the Detroit Red Wings will look build for the future rather than reload for a deep playoff run. While tanking is not exactly the plan, the Red Wings hope to open Little Caesars Arena with a young, competitive team that will give fans optimism for what’s to come. During the
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During just about every broadcast of a nationally televised Detroit Red Wings game, there’s a reference to Hockeytown’s rich history of late-round draft steals. Usually, Pierre McGuire gives credit to Ken Holland, Hakan Andersson and Detroit’s European scouting staff for finding diamonds in the rough who other teams pass on. Now, it appears that the
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For the Detroit Red Wings, this summer’s Development Camp was a great event to evaluate their recent 2017 draft picks and establish how far their other prospects have come since last year’s camp. With Detroit’s full management team on hand, prospects were given a stage to impress their employers and learn from some of the
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Before the 2017-18 NHL season begins, the Detroit Red Wings need to trade one of their three goalies. Accomplishing this will prevent in-season headaches and reinforce the rebuild-on-the-fly philosophy. If the season started today, Petr Mrazek, Jimmy Howard and Jared Coreau would need to be on the Red Wings’ roster – none can be assigned
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With the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft and the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in the rearview mirror, the Detroit Red Wings now turn their attention to free agents. They have some key restricted free agents to re-sign and may add a player or two from the unrestricted free agent pool on July 1. As of
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With the Ninth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Detroit Red Wings Have Selected Michael Rasmussen From the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. About Michael Rasmussen Another player that was kind of ranked all over the map, the Detroit Red Wings took Michael Rasmussen with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He’s a big
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On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings submitted their protected list for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft along with the other 29 NHL teams. These lists were made available to the public yesterday. Red Wings GM Ken Holland previously stated that he was going to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie. Which specific
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As Grand Rapids Griffins forward Mitch Callahan raised the Calder Cup Tuesday night, it was a familiar feeling. For Callahan, being a champion isn’t exactly new. The 2017 Calder Cup victory marked his third championship in nine years. Callahan, 25, has spent six seasons in Grand Rapids, winning two Calder Cups as an American Hockey League champion.
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When the Detroit Red Wings make their first round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it will be their highest pick since drafting Keith Primeau third overall in 1990. With such a good position in the draft, how does Hockeytown approach it? Ken Holland and his management team have quite a bit of homework
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The 2016-17 season was a disappointing one for the Detroit Red Wings and their entire fan base. Finishing with a record of 33-36-13, the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 1989-90, ending their consecutive postseason appearance streak at 25 seasons. Most fans could recognize the warning signs a few years ago –
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The Grand Rapids Griffins are heading to the Calder Cup finals for the second time in franchise history, and have a chance to capture their second Calder Cup in five seasons. They won their first championship back in 2013 against the same Syracuse Crunch they will begin to play against this weekend. In this week’s
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It’s going to be an offseason of change for the Detroit Red Wings. After a brutal, draft lottery-qualifying 2016-17 season, Ken Holland and the Red Wings will continue the rebuilding process through the draft, free agency, and trades. If you’re concerned about Holland’s ability to execute the latter transaction type, don’t fret. There have been
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Next month’s Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft could present the Detroit Red Wings with an opportunity to improve their team, despite the guarantee they’ll be losing someone. In fact, most teams will be wheeling and dealing before the Golden Knights nab a player from each of their unprotected lists. Since all 30 teams are in
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The Detroit Red Wings have their first top-10 pick since 1991, after landing the No. 9 pick in last month’s draft lottery. And while this year’s draft isn’t as heavy with talent as years past, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any quality players who can grow into top-end talent. The Red Wings certainly lack depth
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There has officially been enough conversation about which goaltender the Detroit Red Wings might protect for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft. It’s going to be Petr Mrazek. Not Jimmy Howard. Definitely not Jared Coreau. As the expansion draft approaches, plenty of articles have suggested that someone other than Mrazek should be the one goalie
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Though the Detroit Red Wings have been around since the 1926-27 season, they’ve only had a few 50-goal scorers don the winged wheel – only six, in fact. While the NHL underwent a scoring revolution in the 1970s and 80s, the Red Wings were deep in the midst of their “Dead Wings” era and did