Red Wings Development 2018-19: What to Expect

Unbeknownst to many Detroit fans, the Red Wings have been in full development mode since 2014. Until recently, the dirty “rebuild” word was never thrown around as much as it currently is. Rebuilding is not uncommon to any sports franchise but the Red Wings fandom today doesn’t remember (or were not alive) for the last rebuild. I wasn’t and I highly doubt many others were. Consequently, we can’t grasp the…

July 19, 2018
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Red Wings Prospects Ready to Take Veterans Jobs?

For the Detroit Red Wings, the appropriate time to “play the kids” is an age-old debate, with fans, media, and management each having varied opinions on the matter. But as Bob Dylan said about the times, they are a-changin’. Sort of. During Detroit’s end-of-season press conference, general manager Ken Holland stated that he expects two or more Red Wings prospects to push for NHL jobs in the fall. Michael Rasmussen…

July 17, 2018
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The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Top Power-Play Unit

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 Red Wings topics. Over the past three seasons, the Detroit Red Wings have lacked the “advantage”…

July 16, 2018
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NHL Rumors: Panarin, Larkin, Ellis, More

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? Adam Vingan of The Tennessean is suggesting the Predators stance to not give out no-move…

July 15, 2018
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Red Wings’ Mantha Helps Balance Roster

No doubt in recent weeks, Detroit Red Wings fans have been once again questioning management. Having re-signed Mike Green and Tomas Vanek during free agency, they seemed to be heading in a more “road-worn” direction. Not a moment too soon, Detroit announced they also came to terms with Andreas Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha. Primarily with the re-signing of Mantha, the Wings are creating a balancing between veteran players and future…

July 15, 2018
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Red Wings’ Next Captain an Obvious Choice

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 don’t believe anyone knows for certain, maybe not even Zetterberg himself. Thanks to a balky…

July 10, 2018
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How to Fix the Red Wings’ Jerseys

The Detroit Red Wings have one of the most iconic sets of jerseys in the National Hockey League – in all of sports, really. Constantly at or near the top of best-dressed lists, the Red Wings take to the ice in kits that really haven’t changed all that much since 1934 – and not at all since 1987, save for template updates to the NHL’s uniform system. Don’t get me wrong, there’s…

July 9, 2018
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The Grind Line: Red Wings Roster Chaos

After a few questionable moves, it appears that the Detroit Red Wings are done adding players this summer. However, there’s still work to be done to finalize Detroit’s roster and become salary-cap compliant. As of now, Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin are in need of new contracts. Both are expected to be a part of the 2018-19 Red Wings. But apart from those two, questions still remain: How can the…

July 9, 2018
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Phantom Sniper Fires Up Red Wings’ “Terrible Ted”

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 five times. Detroit won every series, but the games often got heated between the two…

July 8, 2018
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USHL & OHL Making Lasting Mark on Red Wings

Underrated and often overlooked until the draft, leagues like the USHL and OHL are enormous contributors to the growth of hockey. Much like other sports, the farm teams and junior leagues are never even a thought to the general public until a superstar emerges at the professional level from one of the junior teams. The NHL as a whole is an “underserved” league, as NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, describes it….

July 8, 2018
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