It’s no secret that Detroit is a struggling city. Maintaining consistently below the 85-percent national average for high-school graduates, Detroit needs every ounce of help the community can offer. The Ilitch family knows better than most the cost of living in a community holding on to its last lifeline—and few families have done more to
The 2018-19 NHL season is nearly four months away and pending a lack of offseason changes, the Detroit Red Wings roster is pretty much complete. “I’m hoping and expecting that minimum of two, maybe four or five kids between the ages of 19 and 22 are on the roster next year that weren’t on the
When Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill gets back into town following the 2018 World Championships, he and Ken Holland should sit down to discuss his next benchmate. After the Red Wings and John Torchetti parted ways earlier this spring, the role of associate head coach was vacated, leaving Doug Houda and Pat Ferschweiler
Much has been made about the top-eight draft pick the Detroit Red Wings have in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. For a rebuilding franchise, that selection has the opportunity to turn into a game-breaker and help the team return to glory sooner rather than later. The Red Wings also have another first-round pick – the
Back in the 1950s, the Detroit Red Wings were nearly unstoppable. That is, until Jack Adams broke up the band. But before Adams could attempt his own rebuild, the franchise won four Stanley Cups in six years. Between 1950 and 1956, the Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs met in the Stanley Cup semi-finals
Dylan Larkin has been a different player in each of his first three NHL seasons, but his promising play this year could spark a breakout the Detroit Red Wings drastically need in 2018-19. Gone are the days when the Red Wings would find hidden gems late in the draft like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics.
Considering the impact this year’s NHL Draft could have on the future of the Detroit Red Wings, it’s never too early to discuss possible approaches they could take. Detroit’s rebuild is in full-swing and the franchise is a few pieces and years of development away from returning to contention. With a glut of teams near
Every NHL franchise has to deal with its share of players that seem to always find the scoresheet against it game in and game out. Sidney Crosby has 108 points in 61 games against the New York Islanders, Patrik Laine is blossoming into Dallas Stars public enemy No. 1 and Nicklas Backstrom has haunted the
With the 2018 NHL trade deadline in the rear-view mirror, the focus of the Detroit Red Wings turns to developing their prospects as part of the rebuild. Player development is indeed a year-long process but is cast into the spotlight this time of year as the NHL team continues to flounder. Understanding how prospects are progressing
The Washington Capitals added depth to their blue line on Monday by trading for Michael Kempny, but another defenseman could be coming. Kempny spent parts of seven seasons in the Czech Extraliga, the top league of his native Czech Republic. The defenseman recorded 21 goals, 39 assists for 60 points to go along with a
A fairly substantial trade happened on Monday when the Philadelphia Flyers picked up goaltender Petr Mrazek. GM Ron Hextall believed giving up a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick and conditional 2019 third-round pick for a fairly proven netminder was worth it seeing as his club is currently in a playoff spot and has two injured netminders
After weeks of speculation, the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers finally came together on a deal for goaltender Petr Mrazek. Detroit’s Twitter account reported the trade late Monday night. With Mrazek heading to Philadelphia, the Red Wings are set to receive a 2018 conditional 4th Round draft pick and a 2019 conditional 3rd Round
As the 2018 NHL trade deadline approaches, the Detroit Red Wings once again find themselves in a position to sell. With Detroit providing the supply, the New York Islanders could step forward with the corresponding demand. Last month, John Niyo of the Detroit News speculated that the Islanders could be a match if the Red
In this edition of the Rumor Rundown, we take a look at three players who are rumored to be on the move. Two of which seem like sure things to be traded before the deadline and one might be acquired by an opposing team for the right deal. Where will Ryan McDonagh of the New
For the Detroit Red Wings, the 2018 NHL trade deadline represents yet another opportunity to build on their rebuild. Like last year, general manager Ken Holland will attempt to sell off veterans and rentals for prospects and picks. For fans, the deadline also represents a chance to deal players who have fallen out of favor.
In today’s Rumor Rundown, we explore some of the items brought up in “31 Thoughts” and “Insider Trading”. Both are reputable sources for the newest rumors in the NHL trade market. We also explore some insight from a few sources inside these discussed NHL franchises. Friedman Says to Watch For Defensemen Elliotte Friedman’s “31 Thoughts” is
In today’s Rumor Rundown we take a look at some teams rumored to be active as the trade deadline approaches. Are teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres ready to start pulling the trigger on some of the trade most insiders are expecting will happen? If so,
If it hasn’t already been determined, the long-term partnership between Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings is likely headed toward an impasse. Detroit’s long-time general manager is in the last year of his contract and extension talks have yet to surface. Further, the franchise is at a crossroads – stuck between making the best
This was going to be a different season for Anthony Mantha. In 2016-17, the now-23-year-old winger was on his way to becoming an elite cornerstone for the Detroit Red Wings. An opening night roster cut didn’t seem to deter him when he finally received his opportunity in mid-November. By game 25, he was tied for
Let’s start with the obvious for the Detroit Red Wings: there’s a lot to be desired after their pitiful 10-1 loss over the weekend to the average-at-best Montreal Canadiens. Just about every facet of the team failed during that Saturday night matchup. The flip side of the loss is that there’s only one way to
If you think the Detroit Red Wings were in a bad spot this offseason with regard to their salary cap issues, just wait until next summer. The 2018 offseason is setting up to be the worst yet for Ken Holland and the Red Wings. Detroit’s present situation is not enviable. The team is right up
Every year, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland uses the American Thanksgiving holiday to evaluate where his team stands and how to approach the remaining 75% of the schedule. Considering the likelihood of reaching the playoffs when you’re on the outside at this point of the season, Holland’s rationale is pretty fair. What was
Since taking over duties as the Detroit Red Wings’ general manager in 1997 following their Stanley Cup championship, Ken Holland has been the main voice guiding Red Wings’ player personnel decisions. Along with a braintrust that includes former general manager Jim Devellano, former Red Wings players, and coach Jeff Blashill, Holland has constructed a solid
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the fallout of the Matt Duchene trade. How does it affect other players and teams around the NHL? Will there be more movement right away, or are these names to keep an eye on for down the road and as the season winds along? Related: Overtime With BSC: Who
Henrik Zetterberg and Anthony Mantha are arguably the top two offensive players for the Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Larkin is certainly up there, but Mantha and Zetterberg appear to be the best at driving play in the offensive zone. The two are presently paired on Detroit’s top line but should be split up as soon as
That didn’t take long. Just one day after the Detroit Red Wings announced that they had agreed to a deal “in principle” with forward Andreas Athanasiou, corresponding moves followed on Saturday that made him eligible to officially sign with Detroit. While the Ryan Sproul-for-Matt Puempel deal with the New York Rangers saw Detroit part with
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at some of the NHL’s most popular franchises. There is a domino effect that comes from the Red Wings getting Andreas Athanasiou signed. What will be the team’s next move? Are the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens talking? Are the Habs thinking about trading one of their best forwards?
The stalemate between the Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Andreas Athansious has finally come to an end, per Bob Mckenzie. Agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season, Athanasious will now return to the Red Wings after a very lengthy contract dispute that stretched into the start of the NHL’s regular season.
In today’s Rumor Rundown we cover a lot of ground and a number of teams. Speculation is really starting to swirl now that certain teams have gotten off to a rocky start. Other rumored moves that went dormant are starting to resurface and there are some pretty big stars that may be looking at new