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Red Wings rumor roundup: Mike Babcock’s contract demands; Some new defensemen on trade block

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch says he’s hearing talk that Flyers defenseman Nick Grossman and Luke Schenn are […]

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Enjoy the Red Wings’ comeback, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves

Everybody saw Danny DeKeyser stop a shot on an empty net with his leg, Justin Abdelkader stop another with the little patch of cloth on his pants that hangs below his junk, Niklas Kronwall glide around with his arms open and a stupid look on his face after scoring off Evgeni Malkin’s skate, Henrik Zetterberg’s get his […]

The Stephen Weiss conundrum and what it means for the Red Wings

He’s scored 20 goals in a season four times. He’s notched more than 60 points twice. Yet he’s resigned to press box purgatory, watching guys eight and 10 years younger fill his spot. Before Saturday, Stephen Weiss hadn’t played in an NHL game since December 10th. The past two years, he’s missed 66 percent of […]

Red Wings rumor roundup: The latest on Tyler Myers and a list of some other defenseman Detroit has interest in

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • The Red Wings inquired about acquiring Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers, according to TSN’s Elliotte Friedman. The Sabres wanted Anthony […]

The Book On: Gustav Nyquist, the worst shootouter in Red Wings history

Gustav Nyquist is the absolute worst, and he’s extending his lead. Despite being one of the Red Wings’ most skilled players this side of Pavel Datsyuk, Nyquist’s shootout numbers are the lowest ever seen in a Red Wings uniform. Before Nyquist came along, no Red Wing had more than four shootout attempts without a goal. […]

A fancy stats NHL preview of sorts: How many attempts does it take to figure out a player’s shootout talent?

This summer we delved into the #fancystats revolution and tried to apply it to the only consistent one-on-one, pitcher-vs-batter matchup hockey provides: the shootout. I, for one, learned a lot, from why the shootout is important, to the best way to measure how much a goalie/player contributes to his team’s success in it, to the fact […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Daniel Alfredsson comeback sidelined; Pavel Datsyuk gets new line mate

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. The Red Wings offered a training camp tryout to defenseman Raphael Diaz according to Ansar Khan of MLive.com. Diaz, who […]

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