Red Wings

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 […]

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. […]

Some thoughts on Gordie Howe

I never saw Gordie Howe play. I never heard that many stories about him to be honest. That’s not to say I don’t know him. I grew up playing hockey in Michigan. The Howe family influence is everywhere. Because of that, you learn the story of Gordie through osmosis. He was physical, he could score, […]

Breaking down the Red Wings’ first segment: What’s been the reason for their fast start?

After 11 games, the Red Wings have accomplished something they didn’t do all of last season: gain 15 points in a segment. Last year, I started breaking down the Red Wings by 10-game (or in the case of the first and last, 11-game) segments, just like Red Berenson had taught me.  To do that I […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: Daniel Alfredsson update; More on Jeff Petry, Tyler Myers

• Ken Holland told the Detroit News’ Ted Kulfan that Daniel Alfredsson could still return to the Red Wings. He’d have to skate with the team for two or three weeks before Detroit signs him. • SportsNet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that between the Flyers, Red Wings, possibly the Ducks and maybe a couple other teams, there’s […]

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