Red Wings

Breaking down the Red Wings’ sixth segment: Niklas Kronwall’s finest hour

It took 61 games but the Red Wings are finally back to last-season form. Two shootout losses and two shutout losses pushed Detroit to a 5-3-2 record over the past 10 games, earning the team for 12 points. The Red Wingers garnered 12 points per segment consistently throughout all of last year and barely made […]

Petr Mrazek might actually be even better than the Red Wings think

Sooner rather than later Petr Mrazek is going to make that two-and-a-half hour drive along I-96 from Detroit to Grand Rapids. When he does, it’ll likely be a lot calmer drive than the one he took the other way. There will be no nerves, no moments of self doubt. Mrazek’s teammates, coach and GM all had […]

No, Detroit hasn’t found an answer to the publicly-financed stadium scam

A little shuffle forward is still a step in the right direction. That little shuffle can lead to the next little shuffle which leads to the next and after a while you’re in a completely different place from where you started. But does thinking about making the shuffle do anything? Does theorizing it and proposing […]

Surveying the Detroit Red Wings’ playoff landscape with 30 games to go

There will be no worrying about the playoff streak, no standings watching to see what middle-of-the-pack team found another creative way to lose and gift the Red Wings a spot in the standings, no last-minute chaos just to make a tournament that more than likely will end for Detroit after the first round. With 30 […]

Breaking down the Red Wings’ fifth segment: Detroit sets record marks, but not everything cheery

Last season the Red Wings never accumulated more than 14 points is in a 10- or 11-game segment. After shutting out Colorado on Thursday, they’ve done it twice this season. Detroit’s 3-0 win over the Avalanche ended the Red Wings’ fifth segment. They went 8-2-0 in it, earning 16 points — a record-high since I […]

Breaking down the Red Wings’ fourth segment: It’s time to declare the power play legitimate

The Red Wings have reached the halfway point of the season. Right now. Everything is good. They just went 5-3-2 in the last segment, earning 12 points. They’re third in the Atlantic, one point behind Montreal and three points behind division leader Tampa Bay with a game in hand. But there could be some trouble down the […]

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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