Detroit Red Wings’ 2011 Draft Preview: Who will the Wings take with their first pick?

The Detroit Red Wings have the 24th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and speculation is abounding about who exactly they will take with that first pick.  It’s pretty much gospel at this point, that if the Red […]

Ken Holland’s mettle will be tested this offseason


Beyond the glitz and glamor of scoring goals and winning championships, there is also a business side to the game of hockey, and it seems to staring the Detroit Red Wings square in the face.  It has been well publicized […]

Which Red Wings prospects will get a shot at the NHL next season?


If we have learned anything about the Detroit Red Wings development system, it’s that they like to let their prospects almost over-ripen.  Ken Holland always says “this is a man’s game, so we want men on our team.” The Red […]

Why the Red Wings should not trade Jiri Hudler


Ever since the Detroit Red Wings entered the offseason, there have been rumors swirling around about what changes will be coming to the team for next season.  The questions about the future of the defense have been well documented and […]

Red Wings sign prospects Almqvist and Nestrasil to entry level deals

It was announced earlier this week that the Detroit Red Wings have signed two of their 2009 draft picks, defenseman Adam Almqvist and forward Andrej Nestrasil, to three year entry level contracts. Nestrasil has committed to playing for Detroit’s AHL […]

Who Should The Red Wings Get To Replace Rafalski?


The retirement of Brian Rafalski threw a proverbial wrench into the Red Wings offseason system.  After all, the Wings were going into this summer worrying about captain Nick Lidstrom hanging ‘em up, not Rafalski.  Not their number two guy. With […]

Red Wings’ Rafalski planning to retire


In a completely unexpected turn of events, Sportsnet in Canada is reporting that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski is set to announce his retirement in the near future, possibly on Wednesday.  Rafalski, 37, just completed his 4th season with […]

Ilari Filppula leaves Red Wings organization for Finland


Valterri Filppula’s older brother, Ilari, has decided to leave the Red Wings organization after spending one year with their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Ilari Filppula was signed last summer to a one year two-way deal, and it was […]

What will the Red Wings’ defense look like next season?


At this time last year, the biggest question facing the Detroit Red Wings was whether or not captain Nicklas Lidstrom would retire.  One year later, and this question pops up yet again. Lidstrom had a stellar year this season as […]

Jonathan Ericsson Wants To Remain A Red Wing, But Turns Down Multi-Year Offer


Multiple sources are reporting that the Detroit Red Wings have offered defenseman Jonathan Ericsson a multi-year deal that would pay him $2 million a year.  Ericsson has since turned down this offer, and it is assumed that negotiations between himself […]

Red Wings Don’t Win Game 7 But Should Still Be Proud


Oh so very very close, but alas, no cigar.  The Detroit Red Wings had a chance at a historic win on thursday night to advance to the Western Conference Finals, but were unable to capture that magical 4th win in […]

Don’t Stop Believing: Red Wings Win 3-1 To Force Game 7


Whether or not you like their music, Journey came up with a mantra that is perhaps most appropriate in the world of sports.  “Don’t Stop Believing” are the three words the Detroit Red Wings have been consumed by over the […]