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I'm a trial attorney with a hockey problem. Between trials and mens league hockey games, I cover the Detroit Red Wings for @TheHockeyGuys.
Detroit Red Wings: the Most Important Factor in the Early Success

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Detroit Red Wings: the Most Important Factor in the Early Success

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) With Friday night’s 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, the Detroit Red Wings are 6-2-2 and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. Many talking heads would argue that the record is more successful than the Red Wings should be. The pundits have been quick to cite the strong […]

Detroit Red Wings: What Sort of Team is the 2014-15 Version?

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Detroit Red Wings: What Sort of Team is the 2014-15 Version?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) One week into the season, and the Detroit Red Wings are already a conundrum. They won their opener against a perennial contender in Boston that is also an enigma so far this season. They lost a game in the final minute against another Stanley Cup hopeful in Anaheim and likely deserved […]

Detroit Red Wings: Babcock to discuss new contract

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Detroit Red Wings: Babcock to discuss new contract

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Earlier this summer, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock created a stir when he made statements about signing an extension with the team. At the time, Babcock indicated that he might go year-to-year with Detroit or that he would consider coaching with Red Berenson at Michigan. Babcock also indicated that he […]

Detroit Red Wings: Prospects Tournament Information

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Detroit Red Wings: Prospects Tournament Information

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Red Wings will host the sixteenth annual prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan from September 12th to 16th. This year’s tournament will include prospects from the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Detroit. The teams will be divided […]

Detroit Red Wings: Renney Leaving as Granato Agrees to Coach

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Detroit Red Wings: Renney Leaving as Granato Agrees to Coach

  By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN tweeted that Detroit’s associate coach Tom Renney would be introduced as president of Hockey Canada in Calgary on Tuesday. Dreger also reported that current Pittsburgh assistant coach Tony Granato accepted an assistant coaching position with the Red Wings to replace Bill Peters, who was […]

Detroit Red Wings: Czech Free Agent Signed

Detroit Red Wings: Czech Free Agent Signed

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of Czech free agent Tomas Nosek to a two-way, two-year deal. Detroit had its eyes on Nosek at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and continued to monitor his progress even after he went undrafted. In his third season with HC Pardubice in […]

Detroit Red Wings: An Off-season of Change

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Detroit Red Wings: An Off-season of Change

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)   Detroit’s season ended in disappointment after a mere five playoff games against the Boston Bruins. Fans should expect some changes this off-season, including the departure of several familiar faces.One area in which the Red Wings are not likely to encounter many changes is behind the bench. Shortly after the team’s […]

Detroit Red Wings: Celebrating the NHL Playoffs

Detroit Red Wings: Celebrating the NHL Playoffs

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The NHL playoffs are perhaps the most exciting time in every year. While they may not bring with them the physical gifts that come with birthdays and other holidays, the gifts abound for any fan of sports in general.NFL football captures the attention of the largest audience whether on television or […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Streaking into Professional Sports History

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Wednesday night, the Detroit Red Wings clinched a 23rd consecutive playoff berth after gaining a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.To put that streak in perspective, forward Riley Sheahan, who scored the game tying goal late in regulation, is 22-years-old and was not born when that […]

Detroit Red Wings: The Donut No Team Wants

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Detroit Red Wings: The Donut No Team Wants

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings made a shrewd acquisition at last week’s Trade Deadline when they acquired Detroit-area native David Legwand for prospect Calle Jarnkrok, forward Patrick Eaves, and a third round pick in this year’s draft.The 33-year-old Legwand was Nashville’s first draft pick when the Predators selected him second overall in […]

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