Puck drops just after 7:30pm ET and is on NHL Network US, FSD and Root.
Wings lineup via Bill Roose at the Wings's site (more news too).
Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Johan Franzen
Tomas Tatar-Riley Sheahan-Tomas Jurco
Andrej Nestrasil-Stephen Weiss-Mitch Callahan
Justin Abdelkader-Luke Glendening-Landon Ferraro
Niklas Kronwall-Danny DeKeyser...
Franzen Changes Up Off-Season Training, Energized for New Season
Johan Franzen stated during training camp that he’s switched up his normal off-season training routine, opting for shorter high-intensity training sessions. He says he’s never felt better, and can’t wait to take the ice to start the 2014-2015 season, and it was evident on the ice during camp. Other players quickly...
Last week I looked at the top 5 players who should stay with the Detroit Red Wings for next season. Now I’m examining at the other end of the spectrum and have picked out the top 5 players that the Red Wings need to move on without.
Who are the guys that underperformed and/or are overpaid? That was my basic principle in deciding which Red Wings should be packing their bags and...
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Johan Franzen was a force in the 2008-2010 playoffs, putting up 59 points n 57 games. For three years, he was a guy you could count on to come up and produce big points when the games really mattered. Since that 2010 playoffs, he has 10 points in 31 games. This is just simply not good enough for a guy who is expected to produce points.
This got me thinking...
DETROIT -- When you have had success in the past, expectations are naturally higher for you than for others.
But Johan Franzen's reputation as a playoff performer has taken a serious hit the last few years.
In the last 31 playoff games since the start of 2011, Franzen has seven goals, four assists and is a minus-9. He has one game-winning goal during that span.
In 51 playoff...
While the NCAA men’s basketball tournament captivated sports fans across the nation Thursday with upsets reining supreme, a case could be made that perhaps the most dramatic buzzer-beater of the night actually took place on the ice.
Hockeytown witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the entire NHL season as the Detroit Red Wings knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in...
Johan Franzen had a good post-Olympic break return.
Not only was Franzen able to play after missing 22 of 23 games due to a concussion, he had three goals and two assists in two games.
After that offensive outburst, the NHL named Franzen its first star of the week ending March 2.
Franzen assisted on both goals in the 2-1 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 26.
The long anticipated Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor is finally here! The Detroit Red Wings host their “rivals” to the north, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on New Year’s Day. The game will be televised on NBC at 1:00PM EST.
Here are the Red Wings’ major storylines, players to watch, and their key to victory with the countdown to puck drop fast approaching.
I've been battling boogers for the last two days, so I apologize for taking a dirt nap, but it was very necessary (and many thanks to Paul for keeping TMR rolling along)...And while I've generally been out of the loop, I'm aware of the fact that both those with good intentions and those who simply don't know have speculated that Johan Franzen's absence from the...
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DETROIT -- Although the Red Wings are getting players back from injury, there is no margin for error.
With six games left for both the Wings and the Nashville Predators and the Predators coming to town Friday, there is just one point separating the teams. Detroit, currently fourth in the Western Conference, has 97 and Nashville has 96.
Coach Mike Babcock said if goaltender Jimmy...