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Detroit Red Wings: Off-season Analysis and Predictions

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) For the second weekend, some Red Wings are likely golfing instead of practicing. After losing to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 7 on their second round series, the Detroit Red Wings’ off-season is in full swing. Unlike some teams, Detroit is currently well under the cap for next season with […]

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Detroit Red Wings: One Down, a Long-time Rival to Go

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Sunday night, the Detroit Red Wings officially exceeded the expectations of most by beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 to win their opening playoff series 4-3. The Detroit organization and its players will not admit that they have exceeded expectations or that they are done just yet, but the Red Wings […]

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Detroit Red Wings: 22 in a Row – 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings extended their professional sports leading playoff streak of 22 consecutive appearances with a decisive 3-0 shutout of the Dallas Stars. With that victory, Detroit finished the season on a four-game winning streak and clinched the seventh playoff position. The Red Wings were 5-2-3 in […]

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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 […]