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Detroit Red Wings’ All-Time Enforcers

August 24th, 2010
Love it or hate it, fighting is as much a part of hockey as Zambonis and shaking hands at the end of a playoff series. In the past, the only way to make sure your star player received fair treatment was the threat of retribution. The prevailing philosophy was, “If ...

Five Moves the Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Make

July 1st, 2010
12:01 p.m. on July 1st signals the beginning of the free agent flurry, where names and numbers will be thrown around like confetti at a carnival. When free agency opens, it is truly a magical time of year. Teams who once had no offense can land the best goal scorers ...

NHL Free Agents 2010: Top 10 Free Agents and Where They’ll Land

June 29th, 2010
With the start of free agency just days away, GMs are scrutinizing their own rosters and figuring out which players to bring back, while poring over the list of players set to hit the market on Thursday. With the salary cap set to rise to around $59 million, teams believe ...

Could the Detroit Red Wings Be on the Move?

June 6th, 2010
The Detroit Red Wings are the crown jewel of Detroit sports, and a model of success for all of professional athletics. But could the team leave the city it has called home for the past 84 years?  Chances are the team will, at least temporarily, have a new address. This idea hasn’t come out ...

Have Dark Home Jerseys Killed the Whiteout?

June 3rd, 2010
Come playoff time, it’s not unheard of for the home arena to host a “whiteout.” In fact, it’s almost mandatory. Fans are encouraged to wear white, or don whatever free t-shirt is being handed out at the entrance. In recent years, however, the casual fan might become confused as to who ...

Red Wings Capology: What If Nicklas Lidstrom Returns?

May 29th, 2010
  Though the playoff run is over, the Wings’ personnel struggles are about to begin. If they hope to make another run at the Stanley Cup next season, GM Ken Holland’s next foe will be much more formidable than the San Jose Sharks. The NHL Salary Cap has depleted many teams, and turned ...

Detroit Red Wings-Phoenix Coyotes: Lessons Learned in Game One

April 16th, 2010
Heading into Game One in Glendale, Ariz., there were plenty of questions begging to be answered. When Thursday morning broke, many of them were addressed and the favored, albeit lower-seeded, Red Wings are facing a 1-0 deficit. How could this be? The hottest team in the NHL was handed its first ...

Detroit Red Wings Head To the Desert to Begin Playoff Run

April 12th, 2010
Hear those sighs of relief? That’s all of Hockeytown exhaling after the most stressful regular season in over a decade.   Detroit players spent most of the first half of the season on the IR and, subsequently, the team dropped as far down as 11th in the conference. Not exactly familiar territory ...

Detroit Red Wings Show Vulnerabilities in Back to Back Losses

April 6th, 2010
After finally securing a playoff berth in their most chaotic regular season in over a decade, could the Wings actually consider dropping games for a more favorable playoff matchup?   For the first time all season, the Wings finally have a fully healthy roster, and they’ve been on a roll since coming ...

Post-Olympic Schedule Could Spell Doom For Red Wings

March 1st, 2010
The NHL’s regular season fires back up tonight. With anywhere from 19 to 22 games to go, many teams have the opportunity to play their way in, or out, of the postseason. The biggest team on that precipice is the Detroit Red Wings.   The Wings currently stand tied with Dallas for ...