Red Wings

Why does Henrik Zetterberg refuse to shoot high in the shootout?

Henrik Zetterberg had to score. Boone Jenner had just beaten Jimmy Howard to give Columbus a 2-1 lead over the Red Wings in the shootout on Tuesday. Zetterberg was shooter No. 6. He skated in, faked a slapshot and then tried to slide the puck between Sergei Bobrovsky’s legs. It would’ve been slick if it […]

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Breaking down the Detroit Red Wings’ third segment: A tail of two five-game stretches and Pavel Datsyuk’s rare performance

(Note: The following doesn’t include Tuesday’s Blue Jackets game. That was game No. 32 and will go into the next segment)  I stole the segment idea from Red Berenson who stole the idea from Mike Babcock. At the time (I can’t say for sure any more) Berenson utilized 10-game segments to evaluate his team, so […]

Is this really the best Red Wings team since 2009 as Mike Babcock says?

Brady Hoke was in his first year at Michigan when I covered the team. In that new period, before everyone figured out his style, it was amazing to watch him handle the media. He’d be engaging and interesting — and then when you went back to transcribe what he said you’d realize he said nothing. […]

What a power outage and the Detroit Red Wings can remind us about sports

Waiting on the power to be restore at JLA. #RedWings, #Panthers morning skates in a holding pattern. pic.twitter.com/QWatKWTeVW — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) December 2, 2014 The first time the lights went out, on Sunday against the Canucks, it was quirky. Stuff happens. In an 82-game regular season something needs to break the monotony. A […]

Should the Detroit Red Wings trust Jakub Kindl more?

It’s Jakub Kindl’s fault. The Red Wings being weak on the back end, the rampant Tyler Myers rumors, it’s all because of Kindl. He’s a former first-round pick that kind of sort of panned out. The two-way hope for him is gone. He’s a bottom pair defenseman and one who makes more than Danny DeKeyser […]

Breaking down the Red Wings’ second segment: This is the story of how special teams can save a team

Not too long ago, people were worried about the Red Wings power play. LOL. The Red Wings completed their second segment on Monday. They went 5-3-2 in the 10 games, earning 12 points. When combined with their 15-point segment in the first 11 games, they’re ahead of where they were after 21 games a year […]

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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