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Detroit Red Wings: Lashoff Signs Three-Year Extension

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Monday, the Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year one-way extension worth $725,000 per season. The 22-year-old would have become an unrestricted free agent in July. Detroit has suffered a rash of injuries on its blue line this season, but the team called up Lashoff to see […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Homer, Sweet Homer

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 22: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings sits next to Executive Vice President & General Manager Ken Holland as he announces his retirement before the NHL home opening game against the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on January 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Dallas won 2-1 (Photo by […]

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Detroit Red Wings: The Worst Kept Secret In The NHL

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings announced superstar forward Henrik Zetterberg as the team’s third captain in 28 years. Zetterberg will take over for retired legend Nicklas Lidstrom and former mentor, nearby locker mate, and legend Steve Yzerman. Zetterberg certainly has big shoes to fill, but the 32-year-old is ready. Zetterberg […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Post-Lockout Plans

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) With the players expected to ratify a memorandum of understanding later today, all NHL fans can breathe a sigh of relief. There will be hockey. Some can stop watching football, basketball, or whatever substandard program has become the steady replacement for NHL hockey. Earlier this week, Detroit head coach Mike Babcock […]

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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 […]