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In Babcock's return to Detroit, Abdelkader posts hat trick in Red Wings win

DETROIT -- Mike Babcock bowed his head and rubbed his brow after seeing a fourth puck go in his team's net. There wasn't much else the Toronto coach could do while watching his former team rout the franchise he's trying to revive. Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick and Dylan Larkin scored in his NHL debut, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Babcock-led Maple Leafs 4-0 on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings LIVE postgame 10.9.15: Jeff Blashill (VIDEO)

Jeff Blashill addresses the media after getting a victory in his first game as Red Wings coach.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings LIVE postgame 10.9.15: Dylan Larkin (VIDEO)

Rookie Dylan Larkin recounts his three-point night in the Red Wings' 4-0 victory over the Maple Leafs on opening night.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader has hat trick, Red Wings beat Leafs, Babcock 4-0

DETROIT (AP) Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick and Dylan Larkin scored in his NHL debut, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Mike Babcock-led Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Friday night. Jimmy Howard stopped 21 shots for his 21st career shutout for the Red Wings, who won their season-opening game and dropped Toronto to 0-2 with its $50 million coach. The Maple Leafs lured Babcock...
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Red Wings postgame 10.9.15 (VIDEO)'s Andrea Nelson and Bob Duff of the Windsor Star discuss Dylan Larkin's NHL debut and Justin Abdelkader's hat trick in Friday's postgame report.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Red Wings season preview (VIDEO)'s Andrea Nelson previews the Red Wings' 2015-16 season with's Bill Roose and Dana Wakiji.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Mrazek’s new RoboCop Peter Griffin mask

A new Red Wings season means a new mask for goaltender Petr Mrazek who’s always seems to get pretty creative with it. This year is no different as he’ll debut some kind of Peter Griffin, RoboCop hybrid Saturday night when he gets the start in goal in Carolina. And since Petr is playing in Detroit, of course his buddy on his mask is transformed into the super cop from the...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best Pavel Datsyuk Vine ever

Pavel Datsyuk is so hot right now…and still currently rehabbing his ankle and due back some time in November. Meanwhile… [Detroit Red Wings] Vine
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Dylan Larkin makes team, Cleary on his way out?

In preparation for Friday night’s season opener, the Red Wings announced that 19-year old forward Dylan Larkin has made the team. The Waterford native and Big Ten freshman of the year for the University of Michigan last season, Larkin becomes the first teenager in over 15-years to make the Red Wings roster out of camp. Here’s new Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill commenting...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings place four on I.R.

  The season hasn’t even started officially and the Detroit Red Wings find themselves with injury woes. On Sunday, the Red Wings placed four players – Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko on injured reserve. That opens up four roster spots for Detroit. The Red Wings have already dealt with a few injury issues thus far that don’t look to be long...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings preseason progress report

Sep 24, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) receives congratulations from center Dylan Larkin (71) after scoring in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports With a handful of games played in the preseason for the Red Wings, there’s already a lot to look at. As Red...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings (Last Season: 43-25-14, 3rd in Atlantic)Coach: Jeff Blashill (first as NHL coach)Key Departures: Stephen WeissKey Additions: Mike Green, Brad RichardsKey Player: Pavel DatsyukEven at age 36, Datsyuk put on a show last year. The Russian center put up 65 points at a clip of 1.03 per game, the seventh post-lockout season he has scored at a point-per-game clip. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Young forwards leading the way, Franzen returns

The first week of the Detroit Red Wings’ preseason has seen the organization’s forward prospects performing very well. Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins saw an explosion from three of the organization’s particularly highly touted forwards: Teemu Pulkkinen, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates with fellow rookie Tyler Bertuzzi...
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Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia page loves his beard

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Henrik Zetterberg’s Wikipedia, as you might expect, speaks to his hockey prowess…yada, yada, yada.  But his beard. His beard is downright legendary. Perfectly trimmed for every game and public appearance.  The flecks of grey help command respect in the Wings’ locker room.  This beard is absolutely no nonsense. Patchiness is the name of...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings' Larkin shines in home debut

DETROIT -- It was just one week ago that the Detroit Red Wings arrived in Traverse City for training camp. All eyes were on the Wings' top prospect, Dylan Larkin, throughout the five-day camp. And many more eyes were on the youngster as he made his home debut Thursday night in Detroit's 6-1 victory over the Penguins. Larkin, the Wings' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: What to watch for this preseason

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to build upon last season, a season in which the Wings were booted from the first round of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. Below are five things to watch for this preseason from the Winged Wheel. Anthony Mantha Anthony Mantha Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Mantha is one of the most intriguing prospects the Red Wings have...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland on Mike Babcock: “We want to kick his ass.”

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland didn’t mince words when discussing former head coach Mike Babcock, telling the Toronto Sun’s Mike Zeisberger he “wants to kick his ass!” The words may seem harsh, but it’s not surprising Holland wants to take down Babcock, who coached the Red Wings for over a decade. It’s not a sign of anger or disrespect, but likely comes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Larkin signed with Red Wings because of Babcock's departure

Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin said Mike Babcock’s departure was one of the main reasons he decided to sign with club this offseason. In an interview with Mike Brophy of, the 5th ranked prospect by, revealed that he’s hoping there’s a new youth movement following the hiring of new coach Jeff Blashill. “That is one of the reasons I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Agreement

Gustav Nyquist filed for arbitration earlier this month, according to the NHLPA, but that won’t be needed after the 22-year-old forward agreed to a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. “We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Friday in a press release. “He’s quickly become an important part...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings expecting Pavel Datsyuk to miss the start of the season

Pavel Datsyuk underwent surgery for ruptured ankle tendons and the Red Wings are planning on the veteran forward missing the beginning of the 2015-16 season. This report comes from the Detroit Free Press and indicates that the Red Wings are planning on having a healthy Datsyuk at some point in November. Datsyuk’s agent believes he’ll be ready in time for October (the Red Wings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Officially Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach

DETROIT — The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was introduced Tuesday as Detroit’s new head coach. Blashill has coached Detroit’s minor league affiliate...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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