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Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

Petr Mrazek has earned the benefit of the doubt, and should be the Red Wings’ starter over Jimmy Howard. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have been ugly Detroit...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Player’s Newborn Daughter Delivered In His Car On Side Of The Highway

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm is known for his speed and apparently his newborn daughter will be too. She couldn’t even wait for Helm and his girlfriend to make it to the hospital before deciding it was time to be born. #RedWings Darren Helm told story of his second daughter being born in his […] The post NHL Player’s Newborn Daughter Delivered In His Car On Side Of...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Driver's Assistance: Detroit Red Wing Darren Helm's baby born in an Audi on I-96

Detroit Red Wings' forward Darren Helm's newborn daughter Rylee Klaire Helm was newly the backseat of her dad's Audi on I-96 at 2:15 a.m. Monday.Rylee was a week early. And 5 minutes from the hospital at the time of arrival. "I didn't really have a chance to think about it until after," Helm said Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. "I mean, during, I was petrified. But things ended...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Darren Helm spears Mike Smith in the junk

We’ve mocked Mike Smith a lot over the last few weeks. First, he jumped over a shot and allowed a bizarre goal. Next, he shot the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. What could possibly follow up those two incidents? How about a spear in the junk from Darren Helm? Smith has a reputation for diving, but it looks like Helm makes decent contact. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings F Darren Helm's daughter born in car

One thing Red Wings forward Darren Helm is known for is his impressive speed, something that he apparently passed on to his newborn daughter very quickly. According to Wings’ beat reporter Bill Roose, the Helms were forced to give birth to the new baby girl in their car on the side of the highway early Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Miller punched the Blues logo off Petteri Lindbohm’s helmet

The Blues-Red Wings game from Sunday is one most of us never want to talk about ever again. That is, the only way we will talk about it is if it’s in regards to the NHL admitting they blew the broken stick call in overtime. With that in mind, there was one pretty noteworthy incident worth sharing. Petteri Lindbohm stood up to Drew Miller following a big hit on Jori Lehtera, but...
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Abdelkader to the rescue

The Detroit Red Wings (39-21-11) are scrambling to hold onto third place in the Atlantic Division. Justin Abdelkader gave them a little more breathing room Sunday afternoon by banging home an overtime rebound goal to push the Red Wings past the St. Louis Blues, 2-1. The Wings desperately needed these two points with the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators chasing them down and after...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock comments on Detroit’s controversial OT goal

The Red Wings defeated the Blues in overtime on a disputed goal which was scored with a broken stick. The officials elected to not review the goal (?) and instead decided that the goal counted. One look (here’s the video and overhead) would have potentially altered the game, but the Blues were left asking for answers. Via STLToday, Ken Hitchcock discussed the play: “The goal...
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader scores OT game-winner with broken stick (Video)

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Sunday's game against St. Louis despite his stick breaking in half as he shot it into the net.Abdelkader was in perfect position for the loose puck, and his stick held together just long enough for him to push it into the net:The Red Wings beat the Blues 2-1, with Abdelkader providing an assist...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Downs Blues In OT With Broken Stick Goal

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was posted in front of Jake Allen on the powerplay when a Marek Zidlicky shot hit his stick. The puck dropped at his feet and he began to hack away when his stick completely broke. Before dropping the stick though, Abdelkader put the puck into the net for the […] The post Justin Abdelkader Downs Blues In OT With Broken Stick Goal appeared...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Red Wings score winner with a broken stick

The Detroit Red Wings OT winner against the St. Louis Blues was pretty controversial. Justin Abdelkader tapped in the winner, but the review clearly showed he was using a broken stick. Under the NHL’s rules, a goal can not be counted if it’s scored with an illegal – in this case broken – stick. Amazingly, this goal wasn’t even reviewed and the broadcast didn’t acknowledge...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Slumping at the right time?

The Detroit Red Wings (38-21-11) have lost six out their last eight games. The recent trend of winning one game and dropping their next two has Hockeytown fans looking for the panic button. How could this be happening now, this late into the season? Everything was going so well. Two weeks ago the playoffs looked all but locked up, but now a 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs’ type of...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Left Wing lock: Detroit drops the puck against the desperate Florida Panthers

With 14 games left to play before the playoffs, and sitting just 4 points above Boston at 87, these upcoming games mean quite a bit for the Red Wings. Detroit has two games in hand on Boston and three games in hand and both Montreal and Tampa Bay. Detroit will also face off once more against Boston and Montreal and twice more against Tampa. Additionally the Red Wings will finish...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Mrazek is the best option in goal

After dropping 4 out of their last 5, the Detroit Red Wings pulled things together Monday night and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. This impressive win against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins also saw the return of Petr Mrazek in goal. Including Monday’s victory, Mrazek has won 14 games in goal for the Wings this year. Mrazek replaced the Red Wings usual starter Jimmy Howard,...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings/Penguins Ties Season-Low Overnight on NBC

Two of the biggest TV draws in hockey delivered NBC’s lowest overnight rating of the season on Sunday. The Red Wings/Penguins NHL regular season game drew a 0.8 overnight rating on NBC Sunday afternoon, down a tick from Flyers/Penguins last year (0.9), down a third from Bruins/Penguins in 2013 (1.2), and tied as the lowest [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings May Have Found Their Brad Stuart in Marek Zidlicky

The addition of Marek Zidlicky has fortified the Red Wings’ blue line almost like the addition of Brad Stuart in 2008. (the_mel, Flickr) All the way back in 2008, nobody knew for sure if the Detroit Red Wings could win the Stanley Cup. They had come close to doing so during their run in 2007, but fallen apart down the stretch. The 2008 team was solid throughout, but had one notable...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg hopes Red Wings have hit rock bottom

The Red Wings were crushed on Saturday, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 7-2. The Red Wings’ performance was one of their worst in recent memory and marked the team’s fourth loss in five games. The club is slumping at the worst time and their captain hopes that this is rock bottom. Henrik Zetterberg: "Hopefully we've hit rock bottom." — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen slowly being groomed

There is a reason why the Detroit Red Wings have had continued success over the last two decades, success which includes a record 23 straight postseasons — and counting — along with a handful of Stanley Cup championships over the years. They develop their prospects with patience, and only when they are ready to play a […] The post Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen slowly...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The hidden benefit of “the Red Wings way”

The 2015 NHL trade deadline saw Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings make two big splashes in the trade market. The one move closer to the deadline involved a very low-cost moving of draft picks to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Marek Zidlicky. The more intriguing transaction saw Erik Cole sent from the Dallas Stars in […] The post The hidden benefit of “the Red Wings...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Prospect Disarms One Defender, Dangles Around Another En Route To Sick Goal

The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings) took on the Charlotte Checkers (Hurricanes’ affiliate) on Tuesday night, and Griffins forward Andreas Athanasiou had one of the better highlight-reel goals to come out of the minor leagues so far this season.   With a little over six minutes to go in the second Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Marek Zidlicky’s OT winner gives Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Rangers

In case you missed it last night, Marek Zidlicky made an almost immediate impact upon his arrival in Detroit. After taking a bogus holding penalty in the first (where of which the Rangers were warned for diving, go figure) Zidlicky was in the box for New York’s first goal to tie the game at one a piece. The veteran defenseman however would get his retribution in OT as he found...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Won Trade Deadline for Not Mortgaging Future While Improving Present

The Red Wings may have won the NHL trade deadline with acquisition of Erik Cole (above) and Marek Zidlicky. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) Ken Holland has been through plenty in his last four years on the job. He’s been in charge of trying to find the right ways to skillfully reinvent the Detroit Red Wings, who were caught in the midst of hockey purgatory. Should the team, with an...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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