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’ 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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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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NHL Rumors: Nash, Bernier, Lucic, More

In today’s rumor rundown, Rick Nash lets teams know he’s not going to sign anywhere on July 1 and he could be considering retirement, the Detroit Red Wings have their eyes on a couple different goaltenders, Milan Lucic trade rumors won’t go away and a few other notes. Rick Nash Unsure of His Future One of the big names on the free agent board is winger Rick Nash who is rumored to…

June 28, 2018
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Detroit at Vegas: 3 Keys to a Golden Knights Victory

October 13, 2017

As of Thursday afternoon, the Vegas Golden Knights are one of four undefeated teams in the National Hockey League. I know, it doesn’t seem real to me either. Maybe the league should hold an expansion draft every year. The Golden Knights keep finding ways to win. They’re three for three in franchise history, and with the Detroit Red Wings coming to town, four for four is a distinct possibility. Drink…

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