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Tick Tock: Time to Change Course?

At the beginning of this offseason, the normally reserved Ken Holland said something that many of us had been waiting to hear for a long, long time: “We’ve going to be active and aggressive in free agency.” Really, he had no choice. Nick Lidstrom’s retirement and Brad Stuart’s need to be with his family meant Holland was […]

How Much Is Too Much?

As #SuterWatch clears Day 3 without any answers, seemingly more questions have begun to arise around the financial factors weighing on the 27 year-old defenseman. We now know that both Detroit and Minnesota sent representatives to Suter Farms in Madison, WI today, and the report from Helene St. James is that the Wings elevated their […]

Here’s The Plan…

With 18 hours to go before the Detroit Red Wings change the course of a franchise that needs some new direction, there’s only one thing to do. Drink. No seriously, start drinking. It’s the only way you’ll get through a night with whoever you decide to hang out with without completely pissing them off. Dinner […]

Country Grammar: Previewing the Predators

Country Grammar: Two Ways. Take your pick. WHO’S THIS GUY? Wait, you don’t remember me? I don’t blame you. It’s been almost three months of Hollis-free TPL and I’m surprised Petrella and Disch even let me back in the front door. Three months of watching the Wings go from on top of the world to […]

Rapid Fire: injury updates, Fedorov and Hasek to retire?

Thanks to the excellent work done by MLive’s Ansar Khan and The Detroit News’ Ted Kulfan at today’s morning skate, we have a clearer picture of the injury situation as the season very quickly winds down. First, the good news. It sounds like Jakub Kindl is ready to return to active duty tomorrow night against […]

Conklin clears, Lidstrom nears

Ty Conklin has cleared re-entry waivers and will start tonight in New York. That’s good news. Approximately. A handful of injured Red Wings said they’re getting closer to returning to action. The gist: Nicklas Lidstrom could return Saturday vs. Carolina. There’s still some pain when he turns, so I bet he holds off another game […]

We Left Brad Stuart in El Segundo

The Red Wings are out west for a three-game run in California in hopes that they can get back above .500 on the road. The fun kicks off tomorrow night in Los Angeles, before heading to Anaheim in Wednesday, and ending in San Jose on Saturday. Injuries are still a massive issue, and Gustav Nyquist […]

Roster A Go-Go

The rash of injuries to the Detroit Red Wings continues, as Jimmy Howard left last night’s game after the first period with an undisclosed (of course it was) lower body injury that was revealed to not be his finger that kept him out 8 games earlier in the season. Adding insult to (wait for it) […]

Datsyuk out two weeks, Cleary to return tonight

Here’s an odd, out-of-left-field story for your Tuesday afternoon: Pavel Datsyuk had minor arthroscopic surgery to remove some bone fragments removed in what was dubbed “an old thing” by coach Mike Babcock. It was done now to make sure that he’s back to 100% for the playoffs. Datsyuk comes out of the lineup, and Dan Cleary […]