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Detroit Red Wings: Winged-wheeling and (Not) Dealing

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Another Trade Deadline has come and gone. While the Detroit Red Wings moved their first round pick for defenseman Kyle Quincey last season, the past several seasons have been relatively quiet for the organization. This season, Detroit made no deals before the 3 pm deadline on Wednesday, though the team did […]

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Flyers Acquire Kent Huskins From Red Wings

While the Philadelphia Flyers are expected to be sellers at the deadline, the team desperately needed depth at Defensemen. With Braydon Coburn and Andrej Meszaros out for the year, Philadelphia has acquired Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings. The compensation is a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2014. The 33 year old Huskins was without a team until after […]

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Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard on the Verge of Long-term Extension

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Earlier this week, MLive.com reported that the Detroit Red Wings and all-star goaltender Jimmy Howard are nearing a deal that would keep Howard in the winged wheel for six to seven years. The contract would average approximately $5 million per year. The story has since been picked up by several news […]

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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 […]