Anthony Mantha has dealt with high expectations since being drafted in 2013, while fans are quick to point out flaws and inconsistency, they need to stay patient with the 24-year-old. There were instantly high expectations for Mantha after he was selected 20th overall by the Detroit Red Wings five years ago and what brought him explosive
To locals he was simply known as “The Captain.” Unfortunately overshadowed by two guys named Gretzky and Lemieux over most of his career, Steve Yzerman finally got the respect he deserved in 1997 when he finally led the Detroit Red Wings to that ever elusive Stanley Cup, a drought of 42 years had ended.
In today’s rumor rundown, the NHL is looking into the validity of Henrik Zetterberg’s injury, the Ducks had serious interest in Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone called out a reporter for what he called a false report and the Blue Jackets are fielding calls but have no desire to trade Artemi Panarin. NHL To Look Into
On Friday morning, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland reported that due to injuries to Henrik Zetterberg’s bad back and the inability to get physically healthy enough to play an NHL season, Zetterberg’s hockey career and time in the NHL is over. In a statement by the team, their social media post early in
In today’s rumor rundown, the Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser look like they are going to wait to sign an extension, Darnell Nurse and the Oilers are still a ways apart, and there are updates on the Columbus Blue Jackets and their two big-name stars. Finally, an end of an era in Detroit looks like
The 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings season officially kicked off with the 2018 NHL Prospect Tournament, which began Sept. 7 in Traverse City. After another long summer, Red Wings hockey is finally here. #RedWings prospects pick up the W tonight in Traverse City! Game three against the Rangers is Monday at 4:00 PM. #DRWPT #LGRW 🚨:
In today’s rumor rundown, Henrik Zetterberg’s season is more in question than it’s ever been, the Oilers are contemplating their options as it pertains to Darnell Nurse, Craig Anderson lays down the gauntlet in Ottawa and there is some discrepancy about the status of Slava Voynov. Things Not Looking Good For Henrik Zetterberg While speculation
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, Tony Wolak and Rachel Anderson are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on
In today’s rumor rundown the Red Wings just signed Dylan Larkin while Henrik Zetterberg might be questionable for the season. Mark Stone says his new deal in Ottawa doesn’t say what most insiders are suggesting it does and Ryan Ellis is still actively working on a deal with the Nashville Predators. Zetterberg 2018-19 Season Questionable
In today’s rumor rundown, there is speculation the recently awarded contract to Jacob Trouba is the writing on the wall that a trade is coming that will give the Jets salary cap space and Trouba a fresh start elsewhere. There are also reports that a KHL team is interested in Mike Cammalleri, that Henrik Zetterberg
In today’s rumor rundown, Dylan Larkin says he’s learning a lot about the business of hockey but that he and the Red Wings are close on a deal to keep the speedy forward in Detroit long-term. We also revisit the situations with Jeff Skinner and Max Pacioretty; will they be traded? Finally, is a Jason
In today’s rumor rundown, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a bit of business to attend to, the Red Wings are trying to negotiate with Dylan Larkin who appears to be willing to work with the franchise and Nashville’s policy to not give out no-trade and no-move clauses could hurt them. Nashville’s No-Move Policy Causing Issues?
With the amount of veterans they sign, the Detroit Red Wings certainly prefer to have an abundance of leadership. Captain Henrik Zetterberg is among the world’s best on- and off-ice commanders, but may not be in Hockeytown for long, per MLive’s Ansar Khan: …Henrik Zetterberg because some in the organization doubt he’ll return. But I
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed veteran defenseman Mike Green to a two-year contract extension worth $10.75 million, per TSN’s Darren Dreger as well as Bob McKenzie. Green was set to be a free agent on July 1 but the Red Wings obviously liked what they had in Green and opted to keep him on
Now that the 2018 NHL Draft is over and the Detroit Red Wings have a handful of high-quality prospects joining the system, the focus now turns to free agency. This summer will be a busy one for Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, who has a few key players in need of new contracts. As
The Detroit Red Wings have had some incredible goalies don the Winged Wheel over the past 90 years. Many of these masked men rank among the top goaltenders to ever play the game, so narrowing them down to the top three isn’t an easy task. When ranking the top three Red Wings goalies of all-time,
In honour of Glenn Hall’s incredible accomplishments, we have pulled this beauty from the THW Archives, written by former THW contributor Mike Moore and originally published Oct. 23, 2010. It seems like every season, a new hockey trivia book hits the shelves. Hockey fans love hockey trivia. “Puck-Saving Trivia”, “Super, Unbelievable, Twine-Bulging Trivia” – we
This year’s NHL Entry Draft could likely be the most anticipated for Detroit Red Wings fans since the revolutionizing 1989 draft. The current Red Wings’ sufferings are almost a mirror image of the “Dead Wings” era leading up to their infamous 1996-97 Stanley Cup victory. The Wings struggled through the draft year after year, ending
It’s officially June, which means that the Detroit Red Wings will soon be back in action at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. There, Ken Holland and his team will have a slew of picks to build for the future, with the most notable being the sixth overall selection. When Holland steps to the podium to
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