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Gordie Howe’s Health Slightly Improving, Legend Still Can’t Walk Or Talk

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health remains in poor condition after he suffered a stroke in late October, but he has shown some slight improvements. Though he still can’t walk or talk, the Howe family said they were able to get the Detroit Red Wings icon to sit in a living room chair for two consecutive days, according to the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of work to do, but at...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Remember The Name Anthony Mantha, You’ll Thank Me Later

Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland is a pretty solid GM as far as GMs go. He always manages to pluck these unknown Swedes out of, well, Sweden and the Wings system turns them into legitimate players in fairly short order. This time he set his sights on a gifted Canadian winger out of Longueuil, Quebec by the name of Anthony Mantha and you'd do well to track his progress in the...
Via Razzball Hockey
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim Nestrasil on waivers

Andrej Nestrasil’s time as a Red Wing has come and gone. The Red Wings announced Thursday that the Carolina Hurricanes claimed the 23-year old forward on waivers after recording 2 assists in 13 games for Detroit this season. “Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards,” said general manager Ron Francis. “He has improved...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Brendan Smith placed on IR

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been placed on short-term injured reserve and will be off the ice until Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. #168638286 / gettyimages.com According to Pro Hockey Talk, Smith has been placed on a seven day injured reserve due to an infection in his hand that he sustained from a fight. The Red Wings have called...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wings put Nestrasil on waivers

DETROIT -- The Red Wings placed Andrej Nestrasil on waivers Wednesday. If another team does not claim him by noon Thursday, the Wings will send him to the Grand Rapids (AHL) Griffins. "He needs to play in the American Hockey League. He's not quite ready for this level," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The best bet for him is to spend a couple years in the American League and see...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Datsyuk misses Tuesday's game with sore groin

Pavel Datsyuk's return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup was brief at best. Datsyuk's groin injury kept him out of the lineup Tuesday against Columbus after returning to the lineup for two games last weekend.   He had missed the previous two games before because of the sore groin.Daniel Cleary took Datsyuk's spot in the lineup, although as coach Mike Babcock said, given Datsyuk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-0 loss to Detroit

One: Your hometown boys weren't as aggressive in the forecheck department as the Red Wings were early in the game. They were buzzing around Detroit's Jimmy Howard, but unable to convert anything in the first period. It wasn't intentional as he was pushed, but Boone Jenner's goal was disallowed for a distinct kicking motion. Just my two cents, but it had shades of Manny Malhotra's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: With everything on the line, nobody better than Hasek

Now that Dominik Hasek is safely enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, can we talk about his place among the all-time great goaltenders in the game? To be sure, there is a Greatest Generation of fans who watched Terry Sawchuk (No. 1 up in the rafters at Joe Louis Arena) as nearly impenetrable for those Red Wings Stanley Cup teams in the 1950s. Others might argue for Patrick Roy,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Hot and then cold

The Detroit Red Wings (8-4-5) defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday 4-1 and then turned around to receive the same treatment by the Montreal Canadians on Sunday. Everything that went right against the Blackhawks went completely wrong against the Canadians. Friday the Red Wings looked like Stanley Cup contenders. While on Sunday they looked desperate to even be in the playoff...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Injury Update: Pavel Datsyuk misses practice as sore groin returns

Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk did not take part in the Red Wings morning practice on Monday because of groin issues.#458775771 / gettyimages.comDatsyuk sustained a groin injury during a team skate on November 7th, which caused him to miss two games before returning on November 14th. Datsyuk played two games over the weekend against the Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban’s Goal Deflects Off Thigh Of Red Wings’ Kyle Quincey (Video)

The box score gave Andrei Markov the primary assist on P.K. Subban’s goal Sunday, but it should really be credited to Kyle Quincey’s inner thigh. The Montreal Canadiens took a two-goal lead over the Detroit Red Wings in an unusual way at Joe Louis Arena. At 8:36 of the second period, Subban fired a slapshot from the point that deflected off Quincey’s leg, bounced off the ice...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Son: Gordie Howe's health 'has taken turn for the worse'

LUBBOCK, Texas — Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer “has taken a turn for the worse” after suffering another stroke recently. Mark Howe said Sunday his father’s most recent stroke occurred about a week ago in Lubbock, where the 86-year-old former Detroit Red Wings star is staying with his daughter. He was at her home last month when an initial stroke caused...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Tatar and the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy curse

The energetic fireball known as Tomas Tatar is slowly but surely building a name for himself as a Detroit Red Wing. The 23-year old from Slovakia drafted 60th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft is on pace to score 30 goals this season; a feat that would single out Tatar as the underdog that finally made it. Tomas Tatar The road to the Detroit wasn’t easy for Tatar. He had to endure...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: In Howard we trust

The Detroit Red Wings have been blessed with great goaltenders over the past two decades. Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon, and Dominik Hasek come to mind right away. I like to call them the… The Golden Generation Chris Osgood is most memorable for his longevity. He ranks 2nd all-time in franchise history as a goaltender in games played, shutouts, and wins. Beating him out in every...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Franzen, Tatar spur Red Wings's big second period vs. Blackhawks

  Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar both scored during Detroit's dominant second period, and the Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night. Franzen scored his fifth goal, with an assist from Henrik Zetterberg, at 4:49 of the second to break a 1-1 tie. Tatar added his fifth 1:10 later when he sent in a rebound of Joakim Andersson's shot. The Blackhawks were outshot...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Dominate Blackhawks In Detroit

The Blackhawks entered Friday night’s game in Detroit having enjoyed a lot of recent regular season success against their rivals. But with Pavel Datsyuk back in the lineup, the Red Wings dominated a hapless Hawks team. Giveaways by Kris Versteeg, … Continue reading → The post Red Wings Dominate Blackhawks In Detroit appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Datsyuk back in Wings' lineup Friday

DETROIT -- When Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock met with the assembled press after Friday's morning skate, he was a bit hesitant when asked if Pavel Datsyuk was in tonight's lineup against the Chicago Blackhawks. "I don't know. What did he tell you guys?" Babcock asked. Once he was informed that Datsyuk told reporters that he was playing, Babcock replied, "...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings prospect Mantha set to debut Friday in Grand Rapids

DETROIT -- The debut that many hockey fans have wanted to see will finally happen Friday night in Grand Rapids. Anthony Mantha, the Red Wings' first-round choice (20th overall) in the 2013 draft, will make his professional debut after sitting out two months with a fractured right tibia. "I'm not putting myself through too much pressure," Mantha told MLive.com. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AHL defenseman Ryan Sproul scores goal with bank shot off back glass (Video)

In AHL minor league hockey action, Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Ryan Sproul scored a second period goal with a bank shot off the back glass during Wednesday night's 5-3 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters.On a 3-on-2 breakaway, Sproul sent a shot over the crossbar and off the back glass, but the puck ended up bouncing off the back of Lake Erie's goaltender and trickled...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Gustav Nyquist Scores Another Highlight-Reel Goal

Gustav Nyquist helped the Detroit Red Wings earn a point on Sunday against Tampa Bay, his thrilling third-period goal enough to tie the game at 3-3. The Wings would wind up losing — as they always do — in a shootout. But the one-point outcome does not take anything away from Nyquist’s latest brilliance:
Via The Detroit Sports Site
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paramedics called for Pavel Datsyuk after Wings-Senators game

Following the Red Wings 3-1 loss to the Senators in Ottawa on Tuesday, there was a report that paramedics were called to the Red Wings locker room.  Wings general manager Ken Holland was very tight-lipped about it, but made a statement shortly after saying, “”It was extremely, extremely precautionary. Everyone is healthy, everyone is available to play.” Nothing was spoken...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings got away with an obvious Too Many Men penalty

The Red Wings have been on the wrong end of a ton of calls recently. Perhaps the most obvious example was the goal which was disallowed due to goaltender interference. Maybe it’s because of those recent injustices that the officials turned a blind eye to this obvious Too Many Men penalty. That’s a pretty bad miss by the officials. A puck sliding past the bench on a slow change...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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