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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’ […]

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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 […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: What it might take to land Mike Green and why Detroit might be down two assistant coaches

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.  •  Danny DeKeyser chose not to file for arbitration, according to MLive.com’s Brendan Savage. He remains a […]

After a week of free agency, the Red Wings’ extension of Jonas Gustavsson looks even worse

Two weeks before the NHL free agency began, the Red Wings signed backup Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year extension. The move immediately looked bad. As I pointed out at the time, Gustavsson was below-average last year. Six backup goalies were slated to hit free agency that performed better. When the team disclosed the money, the signing looked […]

A YouTube video scouting report: Red Wings first-round pick Dylan Larkin

  About a dozen times every season Darren Helm makes a play that seems to confuse time. He’ll poke the puck off a stick and then glide past three guys. He’ll take a pass in his own zone and seemingly teleport past the defense. He’ll make up 20 feet of ice in a race to a […]

The Red Wings are bringing back Jonas Gustavsson; Why it might not be the right move

Free agency doesn’t start for another two weeks, but the Detroit Red Wings’ plans are already taking shape. They’ll search for a forward and a defenseman or two, but not a backup goalie. Ken Holland says Jonas Gustavsson will remain Detroit’s No. 2. Based on last season, that’s not such a good thing, especially if Gustavsson remains […]

Future Red Wings who are still playing: Stanley Cup Final edition

  Every year I write about one soon-to-be free agent from each of the four conference finalists that would be a fit for the Red Wings the following season. I got it right once and have been living off that call for the past three years. (Don’t pay any attention to the fact that I’m 1-for-12 overall, or […]

Breakdown: the Red Wings’ best and worst five-on-five players

Last week, we looked at the best Red Wings by Adjusted GRM. It gave us the best indication yet for the performance of each Red Wings player with the data we had. The system had some flaws, though. The main one: penalty kill wizards Luke Glendening and Joakim Anderson were penalized — probably too much — […]

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