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Winging It In Motown 32 mins ago
Quick Hits: The Lack of Progress Edition

Quick Hits: The Lack of Progress Edition

In Red Wings Land HBO segment takes aim at Ilitches’ lack of District Detroit progress | Freep Well, this story certainly has my attention and I’ll be watching this tonight. Not the best look for the Red Wings organization, specifically the Ilitch family. Around the League AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change | Associated Press An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams shows that almost half favor changing the format — and most of those support going back to seeding the Eastern and Western conferences 1 through 8,...
Winging It In Motown 22 hours ago
Red Wings 2018-19 Power Play Wrap-up

Red Wings 2018-19 Power Play Wrap-up

After a weekly series tracking the power play this season, here’s the season end edition. The Red Wings season has come to an end, and so has the weekly power play update series. This last article in the series will summarize the positives and negatives for Detroit on the man advantage in 2018-19. Format I’m writing this for an audience that didn’t necessarily read the power play series throughout the season. Here’s how the article is set up: Team Statistics: A final look at the metrics I tracked this season for the team. Individual Statistics: How did individual players...
Winging It In Motown Apr 22, 2019
Quick Hits: The Yzerman’s Next Steps Edition

Quick Hits: The Yzerman’s Next Steps Edition

In Red Wings Land Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has lengthy to-do list in weeks ahead | Detroit News ► Buyouts/trades: The buyout period is June 15-30 and though it’s unlikely, forwards Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen are two players with multiple years left on their contract whose roster spots could be used for younger prospects. Yzerman always has been aggressive in making trades, and along with Abdelkader and Nielsen, defensemen Trevor Daley, Jonathan Ericsson and Mike Green, all of whom have one year left on their contracts, would be potential trade...
Detroit Sports Nation Apr 21, 2019

The Captain talks about the future Red Wings captain

Hockeytown collectively rejoiced on Friday when long-time captain Steve Yzerman returned to the team as general manager after serving for nine years with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Embed from Throughout his career, Yzerman was known as the consummate leader and is widely regarded as one of the greatest if not the greatest captain […]
Detroit Sports Nation Apr 21, 2019

VIDEO: Red Wings and Blue Jackets 2009 1st round playoff series

The Columbus Blue Jackets shocked the world last week when they swept the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. Coincidently, it was also their first ever playoff series win. But who remembers their first ever playoff appearance? Of course, it came against the Detroit Red Wings, who […]
Winging It In Motown Apr 21, 2019
Red Wings Player Grades 2018-19: The Forwards

Red Wings Player Grades 2018-19: The Forwards

With the Red Wings’ 2018-19 season solidly behind us to where we can begin to look back with at least a little objectivity, it’s time to throw that to the wind and rate the players on how well they did. This time around, I’ll be tackling the forwards. To explain my grades, there is context of expectations attached to each grade here, but I’m also not a cynic and I do consider “living up to your contract” to be an expectation. I think you know what I’m getting at, but let’s start with the obvious just for that (grades are in no particular order): Justin Abdelkader #8 Age 32...
Winging It In Motown Apr 21, 2019
Quick Hits: The Could Sergei Fedorov Return Edition

Quick Hits: The Could Sergei Fedorov Return Edition

In Red Wings Land Heard today that Yzerman might bring Sergei Fedorov into the organization. Fedorov currently doesn’t have a “solid” job in hockey and he and Yzerman remain close.If true, Fedorov should demand a hefty salary, great benefits and of course his number hanging from the rafters.— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) April 19, 2019 Oh, really? I haven’t seen or read about Sergei Fedorov returning to the Red Wings from any other sources, so I take this with a grain of salt. However, I’d be all for the addition. I’m a huge Fedorov fan and would love to see him back with the...
Detroit Free Press Apr 21, 2019
Mitch Albom: Steve Yzerman back in Detroit. Happy days are here again

Mitch Albom: Steve Yzerman back in Detroit. Happy days are here again

Detroit Red Wings fans cant contain their happiness. Or hold in their smiles. Steve Yzerman has returned home.        
Detroit Free Press Apr 20, 2019
Steve Yzerman ready to go as Detroit Red Wings GM: 'I don't want to fail'

Steve Yzerman ready to go as Detroit Red Wings GM: 'I don't want to fail'

New Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman reveals his thoughts on how to rebuild the Wings, and who should be the next captain        
Puck Prose Apr 20, 2019

NHL Roundtable: Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings

In a roundtable discussion, the staff of Puck Prose talks about the Detroit Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman.  Steve Yzerman has officially returned home. After a ton of speculation, what everyone thought to be true became true. Yzerman has been hired as the Detroit Red Wings general manager. Everyone is talking about the news. Yzerman […] NHL Roundtable: Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Winging It In Motown Apr 20, 2019
Griffins Seize Game 1 and Home Ice From Wolves

Griffins Seize Game 1 and Home Ice From Wolves

Calder Cup Playoffs - Central Division Semifinals - Game 1 - Grand Rapids Leads Series, 1-0 ROSEMONT, Ill. – After allowing a goal midway through the opening period, the Grand Rapids Griffins responded with five unanswered tallies to seize a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Friday in Game 1 of the Central Division Semifinals and steal home-ice advantage in the best-of-five series. Harri Sateri’s 29 saves enabled the Griffins to withstand numerous flurries by the Wolves as the game hung in the balance, while Dominic Turgeon led the way offensively with a goal and an assist. As a...
Winging It In Motown Apr 20, 2019
Quick Hits: The Ken Holland’s Future Edition

Quick Hits: The Ken Holland’s Future Edition

In Red Wings Land Ken Holland isn’t going anywhere; signs extension with Red Wings | MLive Although the announcement of Steve Yzerman being named the new Red Wings GM grabbed the spotlight Friday, team owner Chris Ilitch also said Holland had signed a multi-year extension as the team’s senior vice-president. The length was not disclosed. Ken Holland isn’t going anywhere... for now. I still think he’ll get bitten by the GM bug and take the Seattle job. He’s said all the right things and put on a good face during this whole ordeal with Steve Yzerman, but at the end of the day I...
Detroit Sports Nation Apr 19, 2019

SNEAK PEEK: Saturday’s Detroit Free Press front page is all about Steve Yzerman coming home

On Friday, Steve Yzerman officially returned home to the Detroit Red Wings. Here is a sneak peek at the front page for Saturday’s Detroit Free Press. The front page of the Detroit Free Press: all about Steve Yzerman returning to the Red Wings
Detroit Free Press Apr 19, 2019
Chris Ilitch brings Steve Yzerman back to Red Wings, makes Mr. I proud

Chris Ilitch brings Steve Yzerman back to Red Wings, makes Mr. I proud

Detroit Red Wings owner Chris Ilitch made his dad proud on Friday, bringing Steve Yzerman back to run the Detroit Red Wings.        
Detroit Free Press Apr 19, 2019
Steve Yzerman endorses Jeff Blashill, will honor contract extension

Steve Yzerman endorses Jeff Blashill, will honor contract extension

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman didnt hesitate to laud Jeff Blashill for the job he has done with young players on Friday.        

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