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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.

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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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Detroit Red Wings: Preparing for the Loss of the Captain

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Last week, Detroit Red Wings and Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg withdrew from the Olympics due to an aggravation of a herniated disc in his back. Zetterberg’s injury immediately gave credence to the fear so many NHL teams had regarding their star players participating in the Olympics at Sochi. Zetterberg scored the game winning goal against the Czechs last […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Olympic Pride or NHL Folly?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings have been injured way too often this season. On Saturday, Coach Mike Babcock summed up the situation perfectly. He told the Detroit Free Press, “we’ve got millions and millions of dollars that never seems to play.Babcock added, “As much as the other guys are digging in, you […]

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Detroit Red Wings: AHL Outdoor Game Will Be Televised

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Monday, the Grand Rapids Griffins will host the Toronto Marlies outdoors at Comerica Park at 5 p.m. EST, a precursor to Wednesday’s Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium between their parent NHL clubs.The American Hockey League has announced that the game will be televised live to audiences across the United States and Canada.In […]

Detroit Red Wings: Prospects Lead Canada to Victory in World Junior Tournament

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Detroit Red Wings: Prospects Lead Canada to Victory in World Junior Tournament

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Thursday, the 2014 World Junior Championship kicked off in Malmo, Sweden. With the NHL in the midst of its Christmas Break, many viewers had the opportunity to watch some of their teams prospects in action. For some American viewers, that may have included opening a second window on the desktop […]

Detroit Red Wings: NHL and Wings Set to Unveil Winter Classic Legacy Initiative

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Detroit Red Wings: NHL and Wings Set to Unveil Winter Classic Legacy Initiative

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Thursday, the NHL and Detroit Red Wings are expected to announce their joint effort to rehabilitate the Clark Park Coalition recreation center’s outdoor rink. The donation will serve as the legacy of the 2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic between Detroit and Toronto on New Year’s Day. The NHL will support the […]

Detroit Red Wings: Avoiding Overtime and the Shootout

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Detroit Red Wings: Avoiding Overtime and the Shootout

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings enter Tuesday night’s game against the Nashville Predators winless in their last six games, including five straight losses in overtime and three straight by way of shootout. November has not been good to Detroit, which boasts a 2-1-5 record this month. The offense that started the month […]

Stephen Weiss Still Adapting to Life as a Detroit Red Wing

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Stephen Weiss Still Adapting to Life as a Detroit Red Wing

  By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Wednesday night, the Detroit Red Wings will host offseason acquisition Daniel Alfredsson’s former club, the Ottawa Senators. Detroit will be looking to bounce back from a regulation loss to Phoenix on Saturday and a shootout loss to San Jose on Monday. Detroit is 6-3-1 and has 13 points, which […]

Detroit Red Wings: the Puck Drops on Another Season

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Detroit Red Wings: the Puck Drops on Another Season

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Wednesday night the Detroit Red Wings opened the 2013-2014 season at Joe Louis Arena with a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Detroit returns with a number of familiar faces from the team that pushed the Chicago Blackhawks to overtime in the seventh game in the Western Conference Semifinal last year.  While […]

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