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The “Yzerplan” Was Never Going to be a Straight Line

The “Yzerplan” Was Never Going to be a Straight Line

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via April 19, 2019. That was the day the clouds over the Red Wings fandom finally cleared for good; a day that signaled nothing but smooth sailing from then on out. It was the day Stevie Y came home. The hopelessness from the waning twilight of the Wings’ dynasty was immediately replaced with optimism. The Wings’ very own living legend, the man whose #19 hangs in the Little Caesars rafters, and — more importantly — the man many considered to be arguably one of the best general managers in the NHL was now back in the fold. Finally,...
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Quick Hits: The Making Space Edition

Quick Hits: The Making Space Edition

Photo by Petar Petrov /Sky Picrures Bulgaria/NurPhoto via In Red Wings Land G Jussi Olkinuora #LGRW has been placed on unconditional waivers for purpose of contract termination— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) January 31, 2023 Not much to say here. He was signed with the expectation that he’d be given a chance to shine and compete in the North American game and he went 6-8-0 in Grand Rapids with a .868 save percentage. There’s lots of context around that number and what a general dumpster fire the Griffins have been, but the dude is 32 years old. This was a...
Jan 31, 2023
Quick Hits: The Moving On Edition

Quick Hits: The Moving On Edition

Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via In Red Wings Land ‘I’ll be 100 percent ready’: Zadina focused on making impact after injury - Red Wings Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde said when Zadina does return to the lineup, the coaching staff will “hold him accountable like the rest of our guys.” “We’re not giving our opponents much space and ice,” Lalonde said. “We’d ask the same of him.” This one is a little older news (posted on the 25th), but honestly it’s this or more rampant trade speculation based on questionable insider knowledge and...
Jan 30, 2023
Quick Hits: The Little Adversity Edition

Quick Hits: The Little Adversity Edition

Photo by Daniel Garzon Herazo/NurPhoto via In Red Wings Land Dylan Larkin is still without a contract extension with the trade deadline rapidly approaching. What is his future with the Detroit Red Wings? #LGRW @Jackie_Redmond | @EJHradek_NHL | @BJaffe | #NHLNow pic.twitter.com/jpkjLRdIjP— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) January 29, 2023 Around the League ‘A little adversity’: Bruins drop 2nd straight for 1st time - ESPN “We’re facing a little adversity right now,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery said on his postgame interview on NESN. “First time all year that...
Jan 29, 2023
Quick Hits: The Break In Plans Edition

Quick Hits: The Break In Plans Edition

Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP via In Red Wings Land Red Wings’ Break Comes Right When They Need It - DetHockeyNow Yes, the break comes at the perfect time for a team that needs to recharge. The next month will certainly tell fans–and the team itself–precisely where it stands as the trade deadline nears. Appears all the diggers are on all-star break too so we’ve got this site. Not much to the entire article, but if I may be so bold, I might hazard a guess that the team itself already has a pretty good idea where they stand and that the knee-jerk stuff we’ll be...
Jan 28, 2023
Quick Hits: The Looking Hard Edition

Quick Hits: The Looking Hard Edition

Photo by Simon Marper/PA Images via In Red Wings Land Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi on contract talks with Detroit Red Wings Around the League NHL Rumour Roundup: Could the Sabres be buyers at the trade deadline? - Sportsnet The Sabres don’t have to rush out and do something ahead of the deadline, of course, and there are two factors that could come into play here. One is that, based on opponents’ win-loss records, the Sabres have one of the hardest schedules in the remaining months — only Detroit’s schedule is ranked tougher. Between the all-star break and...
Jan 27, 2023
Red Wings Look Flat in 2-0 Loss to Islanders

Red Wings Look Flat in 2-0 Loss to Islanders

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Detroit looked like a team who started their all-star break a night early The Red Wings visited Long Island tonight to take on the Islanders. It was the second of back to back games and their third game in four nights for Detroit. Exhaustion was a potential concern, especially after two over time games including last night’s overtime win against Montreal where they struggled to put the Habs away. But the Islanders weren’t exactly firing on all cylinders coming in, having lost 10 of their last 11 games and falling away from playoff contention...
Jan 27, 2023
Red Wings at NY Islanders: Rank ‘Em!

Red Wings at NY Islanders: Rank ‘Em!

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Jan 27, 2023
Gamethread: Red Wings at New York Islanders

Gamethread: Red Wings at New York Islanders

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Detroit Red Wings at NY Islanders - January 27, 2023 Time: 7:00pm Place: UBS Arena Isles Record: 23-22-5 51 PointsLast 10: 1-6-3Last Game: Wednesday 2-1L @ OTTGF: 144GA: 143
Jan 27, 2023
Red Wings @ Islanders: Gameday Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Red Wings @ Islanders: Gameday Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Gameday Updates Sens beat Isles 2-1.Isles lose sixth straight, skid now 1-7-3 and they haven't scored in the third period in 11 games. Also, PP now 3/59 since 12/10.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) January 26, 2023 Be there tomorrow night as we celebrate #Isles Legend, John Tonelli.Thanks to our friends at @DimeBank, the first 10k fans in attendance will receive a Tonelli bobblehead. ️:https://t.co/CERonsmD9K pic.twitter.com/e6ugp0Ac05— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 27, 2023 I hope @espn knows we are going to...
Jan 27, 2023
Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Islanders - Preview, How to Watch

Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Islanders - Preview, How to Watch

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via How to Watch Puck Drop: 7:00 PM ESTLocation: UBS Arena, The Tri-StateTV: ESPNRadio: 97.1 The TicketIsles’ SBNation Blog: Lighthouse Hockey Don’t look now, but the Red Wings are moving up in the standings and are threatening to move into the vaunted 5th wild card spot. I told you not to look. Stop it. In seriousness, the Wings are coming off back-to-back overtime wins on back-to-back Michael Rasmussen overtime assists. Detroit sits one point behind tonight’s opponent the Islanders and have three games in hand. The Isles are the...
Jan 27, 2023
Quick Hits: The Eyes for Sore Sights Edition

Quick Hits: The Eyes for Sore Sights Edition

Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/ In Red Wings Land Red Wings’ Rasmussen earns praise from coach, teammates - MLive “We rarely single out a guy for effort, especially the way we’re built because it literally feels every time we win it’s a complete team effort, but Ras tonight – and he was nicked up, you could tell he wasn’t 100 percent – he forechecked, he finished,” Derek Lalonde said. “Even the overtime goal, he jumps a San Jose face-off win and ends up getting three jabs at it before it ends up on Copp’s stick for the open-netter. What an effort for...
Jan 26, 2023
Dekes, Defensive Lapses, Defeated Habs, and Dads: Red Wings win 4-3 OT in Montreal

Dekes, Defensive Lapses, Defeated Habs, and Dads: Red Wings win 4-3 OT in Montreal

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Uh oh guys, Montreal is in their reverse retros that are call backs… to the Expos? I mean, I guess that’s the coolest thing Montreal could do, but man these Reverse Retros II: The Revenge are pretty much all dumb (still, a Tigers call back for Detroit would be better than what they’ve got.) So that’s my hot take! Real glad we wore ours on Tuesday so I don’t need to stare at them all night for this recap. First Period Pretty even back and forth to start things off and mostly just a lot of talk about hockey dads on the hockey dads...
Jan 26, 2023
Red Wings at Habs: Rank ‘Em!

Red Wings at Habs: Rank ‘Em!

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Jan 26, 2023
Gamethread: Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens

Gamethread: Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens - January 26, 2023 Time: 7:00pm Place: Bell Centre Habs Record: 20-25-3 43 PointsLast 10: 5-5-0Last Game: Tuesday 4-2L vs BOSGF: 127GA: 175