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Tracing the Detroit Red Wings’ roster roots: How one draft pick in 1990 is still paying dividends

On June 16, 1990, the NHL converged upon BC Place Stadium in Vancouver for the NHL Entry Draft. The Red Wings’ Bryan Murray was in his first year as coach and GM and was tasked with improving a team that had posted a 28-38-14 the previous season and finished last in the Norris Division Murray […]

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Jimmy Howard isn’t getting better, he’s just sucking less

Red Wings Twitter exploded after Jimmy Howard made the save above in Detroit’s 5-0 win over Columbus on Tuesday. Most of them said roughly the same thing: “I’ve been a Howard detractor, but he’s been really good this year.” Howard’s goals against average is down to 1.97 from 2.66 and his save percentage has risen 14 […]

What facing a real-life Monstars football team taught us about the Detroit Lions

Jim Caldwell was calm. Matt Stafford was calm. Ndamukong Suh was short — but calm. They stood at the podium and in the hallway and spouted off about how they had to be better, how that Cardinals team was good, how the offense needed to score off those two interceptions. Those could be their true emotions. […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: Tyler Myers, Mike Green, Marc Methot, Tom Gilbert all linked to Detroit; Daniel Alfredsson deadline coming

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction rumors from the previous week. • TSN’s Darren Dreger (via Chris Nichols) say the Red Wings have been “the most persistent and consistent” team in their pursuit of Tyler Myers. The last Dreger heard the Sabres were asking for Dylan Larkin, another […]

What’s wrong with Jimmy Howard in shootouts? The answer is simple; fixing it is much harder

So the Red Wings suck in shootouts. Again. Sunday’s loss to the Lightning made the Red Wings 0-3 in shootouts this season. Over the last year plus Detroit is 5-12 in the skills competition. The Red Wings’ shooters’ struggles are nothing new. They’re 1-for-8 this year (12.5 percent) after converting at 21.6 percent last year. […]

Things might not bode well for the future, but for once it’s about the present for the Detroit Lions

It’s never easy. It’s never get the ball with minutes, grind out the clock and score with seconds to go. No, it’s go three-and-out, set up a situation where the Dolphins need one first down to clinch the game and have the defense knock the ball away on third-and-five. It’s Miami covering the swing route, […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: Daniel Alfredsson situation at standstill; What’s Red Wings’ timetable for acquiring a defenseman?

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week.   SportsNet’s Damien Cox says that at this point Daniel Alfredsson would only get a two-week tryout with the Red Wings, not a guaranteed contract. Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. […]

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