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Red Wings Top 25 Under 25: Anthony Mantha Loads on the Spice at 2

Red Wings Top 25 Under 25: Anthony Mantha Loads on the Spice at 2

The Vitals Position: Right WingHeight: 6’5”Weight: 225 lbsShoots: LeftBorn: 9/16/94Birthplace: Longueuil,Quebec, CanadaDrafted: 2013, 1st round, 20th overallCurrent Team: Detroit Red Wings2017-2018 statline: 80 GP, 24 goals, 24 assists Anthony Mantha came into the 2017-18 season, his second full season in the NHL, with a lot on his plate and a lot to prove. The previous season saw him struggle with consistency at times and he looked to take that next step into becoming the Red Wings go-to goal scorer. The season started out quite promising in that respect as he would log 10 goals and...
23 hours ago
Quick Hits: The Preseason Push Edition

Quick Hits: The Preseason Push Edition

In Red Wings Land Krupa: A pivotal preseason begins for the Red Wings | The Detroit News It’s a pivotal preseason that could lead to an entertaining regular season. I think we’re all in agreement that the Red Wings probably won’t be very good this season and there could be a lot of losing in our future. However, that doesn’t mean the games have to be boring. The potential to have Michael Rasmussen, Filip Zadina, Filip Hronek and maybe more kids injected into the lineup could provide some exciting games. Those three in addition to Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi and...
Sep 18, 2018
A Preview Of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (Part 3)

A Preview Of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (Part 3)

It’s never too early to zero in on the next crop of young talent. Thus begins a new series covering many of the top prospects eligible for 2019. And we are back again, with the third part of this ongoing series on the the top prospects in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. As a bit of recap, my rankings up until this point are as follows: Jack Hughes Kaapo Kakko Alex Turcotte Alex Newhook Bowen Byram Vasili Podkolzin Peyton Krebs Dylan Cozens For those who haven’t checked out the first two parts of this series yet that are just tuning in, the first two parts can be found here and here. Today,...
Sep 18, 2018
Top 25 Under 25: Filip Zadina’s blend of skill and swagger puts him at 3

Top 25 Under 25: Filip Zadina’s blend of skill and swagger puts him at 3

It’s been relatively easy to excite Red Wings fans when it comes to prospects, mainly because the organization has always managed to find talent in the draft, but they’ve never managed to scrape up a truly elite top-10 prospect. Filip Zadina changed that this summer. The Vitals Position: LW/RWHeight: 6’0”Weight: 196 lbsShoots: LeftBorn: 11/27/99Birthplace: Pardubice, CZEDrafted: 2018, 1st round, 6th overall2017-2018 statline: 57 GP, 44 goals, 38 assists By now, you’ve probably seen the highlight reels posted on YouTube. When the Red Wings selected Filip Zadina back in June, I’m...
Sep 18, 2018
Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 18th

Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 18th

The last day of Training Camp gets in motion today as the teams will finish the last of their drills, the Red Wings will send home “group 3” with instructions on what to do with whatever team they’re assigned to (or well-wishes for those released from tryouts), and things will start to get finalized for the first preseason game happening Wednesday. Here’s today’s schedule: Day 4 ✔️ | #drwtc pic.twitter.com/Wn881MY0la— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 17, 2018 No new roster updates, but we should have a presser this afternoon explaining the new round of...
Sep 18, 2018
Quick Hits: The Right Message Edition

Quick Hits: The Right Message Edition

In Red Wings Land As He Walks Away, Zetterberg Wary Of “New Normal” For Red Wings | 97.1 The Ticket “Not playing playoff hockey sucks. That’s why we play hockey, you want to be there in the playoffs. Not being there the last two years has been hard, especially on the guys that are used to going to the playoffs. We don’t want it to become a new normal here. The normal here is making the playoffs, so it’s been hard,” Zetterberg told the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket. That’s a good message for Henrik Zetterberg to leave for the young Wings as he heads into...
Sep 17, 2018
Listen to Fer Sure - Episode 31: Katie Strang

Listen to Fer Sure - Episode 31: Katie Strang

Peter and Jay take you around the NHL and beyond Here’s what Peter and Jay have for you this time (all time locations are without the opening ad): Karlsson Trade and Seguin Extension : (00:00 - 18:50) Ottawa gets fleeced, Dallas locks up Seguin long term, and Peter can’t remember the word “wool.” That last part will make sense when you listen (although there are sheep that have hair). Yzerman Steps Down: (18:50 - 30:29) Steve Yzerman is no longer the GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning. We talk about processing the news and what it could mean for Detroit in the future. Interview: (30:29...
Sep 17, 2018
Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 17th

Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 17th

Just two days left of training camp for the Wings as they’ve already started cutting down their roster in preparation for preseason games to start on Wednesday. Here’s today’s camp schedule: Here’s Filip Zadina making me like him even more: "I'm so glad I can play with them. These experiences I'm getting right now are huge. I'm so glad I can be there on the ice, it's awesome." - Zadina | #drwtc pic.twitter.com/D2buJgyy2e— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 16, 2018 And here’s the latest roster update:
Sep 17, 2018
Quick Hits: The New Scoring Line Edition

Quick Hits: The New Scoring Line Edition

In Red Wings Land Detroit Red Wings scrimmage: Filip Zadina shows off finishing skills | Freep It’s only training camp for the Red Wings, but I’m glad we saw some potential fulfilled in the Red-White game. The line of Filip Zadina - Andreas Athanasiou - Thomas Vanek has been the focus of a lot of the stories coming out of Traverse City and that’s likely to continue after both Athanasiou and Zadina scored goals in yesterday’s scrimmage. I’d love to see that line develop some solid chemistry during the preseason and fulfill even more of that scoring potential during the regular...
Sep 16, 2018
Red Wings Reduce Training Camp Roster by 10

Red Wings Reduce Training Camp Roster by 10

Sixty-One Players Remain in Traverse City for Final Two Days of Camp DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Zach Gallant and Brady Gilmour and defensemen Cole Fraser, Jared McIsaac, Alec Regula and Reilly Webb to their respective major junior teams. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Pavel Gogolev, Maxim Golod and Nicolas Guay and goaltender Justin Fazio from their amateur tryouts. The Red Wings currently have 61 players on their training camp roster: 36 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goaltenders. Detroit will hold two more days of training camp at Centre Ice...
Sep 16, 2018
A Preview Of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (Part 2)

A Preview Of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (Part 2)

It’s never too early to zero in on the next crop of young talent. Thus begins a new series covering many of the top prospects eligible for 2019. In my previous article, I went over four prospects which, in my (too) early rankings, could end up being top 4 picks in 2019. We covered Jack Hughes, the young phenom playing for the USNTDP’s U18 squad this year. We covered Kaapo Kakko, the Finnish sensation playing for TPS in the Finnish Liiga. And we covered the speedy two-way centers Alex Turcotte and Alex Newhook, both fantastic talents in their own right. Today we discuss four additional...
Sep 16, 2018
Henrik Zetterberg will go down as one of the Red Wings greatest leaders

Henrik Zetterberg will go down as one of the Red Wings greatest leaders

It wasn’t just about the way he played, it was about who he was When you think of what the Red Wings have long been built on, it’s the “every-dayer” as former head coach Mike Babcock coined. When you think of what the model Red Wings style of play is, it’s always been about playing both ways... And when you think of who filled that mold seamlessly, it has long been Henrik Zetterberg. It’s absurd that Henrik Zetterberg never won a Selke Trophy, and then when you really think about it, it’s even more absurd that Pavel Datsyuk won it three years in a row in Hank’s prime years....
Sep 16, 2018
Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 16th - Red & White Game Time, How to Watch

Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 16th - Red & White Game Time, How to Watch

The Wings will play their Red & White game today, which will mark the point in camp where kids start going back to juniors and the roster is about to be cut into preseason rosters for the two teams that will begin playing preseason games next week. But first, here’s some stuff from yesterday: Kronwall sporting a nice helmet homage today pic.twitter.com/lEKjHwCEvz— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) September 15, 2018 Top shelf where grandma keeps the peanut butter! pic.twitter.com/1kfT2kqcGR— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) September 15, 2018 Coach Blashill recaps day 2 and gives us some...
Sep 16, 2018
Quick Hits: The Potential Edition

Quick Hits: The Potential Edition

In Red Wings Land Detroit Red Wings’ Filip Zadina thrilled to play on line with veterans | Freep I’m thrilled too. A line of Filip Zadina-Andreas Athanasiou-Thomas Vanek has potential to be very deadly offensively for the Red Wings (and just make sure to shelter them big time too). Speaking of AA... Red Wings’ Athanasiou likely to soak up Zetterberg’s minutes | Detroit News Sign me up for this. Evgeny Svechnikov hopes hard sprinting puts him on fast track to Red Wings | MLive Sorry, Evgeny, but hope is not a strategy. Around the League EA Sports ‘NH 19’ Review: Gameplay...
Sep 15, 2018
Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 15th

Red Wings Training Camp Schedule for September 15th

Training camp continues today in Traverse City. Here’s some updates from yesterday of the less-soul-crushing variety. A few other #RedWings tidbits that will definitely get lost in the shuffle: Jared McIsaac sprained his shoulder, out 3-4 weeks and then back to juniors. Mike Green cleared for contact, will play 2-3 late preseason games. Abdelkader not here b/c his wife's due to give birth soon— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) September 14, 2018 Here’s what’s on the schedule for today: No cuts as of yet (those come later), so here are the teams as originally announced - Team...