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Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Daniel Alfredsson update; Toledo continues to fill out roster

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.   Not much going on this week: Daniel Alfredsson will begin skating next week. He reiterated that he […]

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Sunday Red Wings rumor Roundup: Ken Holland gives latest in search for another defenseman; Mike Babcock contract extension on hold

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. • Ken Holland told 105.1 FM that he still wants to trade for a right-handed defenseman but the […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: The latest on restricted free agents, Griffins sign prolific college scorer

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. • Griffins tough guy Tristan Grant signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. • Thanks to the […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Who is untouchable?; When to expect a Daniel Alfredsson decision

New feature! 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. • In a mailbag, MLive’s Ansar Khan says that Gustav Nyquist, Anthony Mantha, and the Red Wings’ […]

Beating the system: Can the Red Wings increase their shootout prowess with better shot choice?

When we last convened, we established that an eight percent increase in SPDO equals one shootout win and that the Red Wings’ poor shooters cost them two to three points last year, which led to the question: What’s the best way for the Red Wings to increase their shooting percentage, and in turn, their SPDO? The answer […]

Measuring shootout effectiveness using fancy stats and why it should matter to NHL teams, including the Red Wings

On Monday, we determined that on average a team has 10 extra points* available to it per season due to the shootout. The goal for NHL teams then should be to put them in the best position to gain as many of those 10 possible points total in the shootout. How do they do that? […]

It’s Shootout Week! An introduction and why you should pay attention

Late one night about a month ago, I mindlessly clicked a link that I had favorited on Twitter. My browser went to a month-old Yahoo! story about some professor who had been teaching a class on Sabermetrics — “The Study of Baseball as a Science” — at Tufts University. He was now teaching the class […]

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