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Detroit Red Wings: Day 80 of the NHL Lockout Brings Major News

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday, the Ilitch organization announced that it is taking the next step forward in developing a new events center complete with residential, retail, and office space as well as Mike and Marian Ilitch’s longtime dream: a new arena for his Detroit Red Wings. For Detroit fans worried about the Red […]

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Detroit Red Wings: The 2012 NHL Lockout – A Tale of Injury and Budding Talent

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday, the NHL Lockout reached 66 days. With each passing day, the hopes of so many NHL fans fade. Some newer NHL fans likely vow to never watch the NHL again. The NHL and NHLPA met again Tuesday for the second day in a row.  While the two sides have […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Ding, Dong the ’13 Winter Classic is Dead

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Friday, the National Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic to be held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The NHL’s lockout of the players has now reached 47 days. On the surface, the NHL’s decision to cancel its most important, high profile regular season game was […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Budd Lynch – the Voice of the Red Wings Dies

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Detroit Red Wings fans will miss the voice that they have associated with Red Wings hockey since 1949. Budd Lynch, 95, died this morning in Wyandotte, Michigan. Lynch served as the team’s public-address announcer and was synonymous with Detroit hockey. Born in Windsor, Lynch served for the Essex Scottish Regiment of […]

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Detroit Red Wings: What’s Really at Stake This Lockout?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) A quick perusal of top sports websites will show that the National Hockey League lockout is not exactly a top priority. Granted, the Major League Baseball playoffs and relatively young National Football League season will probably always be more important than preseason NHL hockey in the United States, but the NHL […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Devellano Costs Detroit a Rumored $250,000

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) In the past week, many players have signed contracts overseas in an effort to continue working during the ongoing lockout. Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk signed with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, the club whose general manager is former Red Wing Sergei Federov. Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl signed with Pardubice […]

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NHL News: Detroit Red Wings Sign Colaiacovo, Abdelkader

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) As the hockey world awaits a probable lockout, the Detroit Red Wings signed a seventh defensemen and a homegrown youngster to multi-year deals. According to MLive.com, Detroit signed free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year deal rumored to be for $2.15 million his first season and $2.85 million in 2013-2014. […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard – an Elite NHL Goaltender?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings will look dramatically different on defense this season. While the team has been rumored to have made inquiries regarding Jay Bouwmeester and Keith Yandle, neither can replace the void left by the retired Nicklas Lidstrom if a deal is made. The offseason trade of stalwart stay-at-home defenseman […]

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Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Bouwmeester on the Radar?

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) While NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners cried lockout today, MLive.com reported that the Detroit Red Wings made an offer to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. Detroit has been rumored to have interest in Bouwmeester, but the news of the Achilles tendon tear suffered by Philadelphia’s Andrej Meszaros may […]

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Detroit Red Wings Prospect Profile: Let Gustav Nyquist Play

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings have made 21 straight playoff appearances, the longest streak in professional sports. During that streak, the organization has regularly brought in veteran players to fill its top two forward lines while its prospects mature on the bottom two lines or in the farm system. Detroit’s 1997 Stanley […]