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Wings Tame the Wild in Dominating Fashion

It was the type of game you could only dream about, as far as the Detroit Red Wings are concerned.

What began as a game that could still be turned around after the first period, turned into domination in every aspect of the game as the Wings crushed the Minnesota Wild in 6-0 victory at home.

Surely, the Minnesota bench lost a bit of confidence as Valtteri Filppula scored off a Zetterberg and Kronwall assist 35 seconds into the first period. The forward would get his 20th goal of the season, but maybe he was just lucky.

The Wild tried to regroup, but that led to no positive results as Brendan Smith earned his first NHL career goal before the end of the first period, givin...

Injury-Riddled Wings and Wild Meet Tonight

It's been four months since the Wings and Wild met, and much has changed since. Tonight's game (7:30 PM, Joe Louis Arena) will be their final matchup of the regular season. The Wild stormed out of the gate and held a top spot in the West until December, but have fallen to playoff bubble status since. Detroit overcame an inconsistent first quarter of the season and is mired in a gridlock with Vancouver, St. Louis and the New York Rangers for the top spot in the league.

Minnesota leads the season series 2-1 and 2 of the 3 games have gone to overtime. Mikko Koivu (1G, 2A) and Devin Setoguchi (1G, 1A) lead the Wild in points against Detroit. Ian White and Johan Franzen both have...

Ericsson: The Luckiest Player in the NHL

It comes to nobody's surprise that even with some serious injuries this season, the Detroit Red Wings are still sitting pretty high in the NHL.

Even without their star goalie Jimmy Howard (finger), the Wings are not only on top of the Central Division, five points ahead of the St. Louis Blues, but also the Western Conference. The Wings have some star power in Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen, and contributions from Filppula, Zetterberg and Hudler have given the team some great options in every game.

Is it safe to say that there are some players who need work? Of course.

Zetterberg's production may have gotten a slow start, but what the left winger lacks in goals t...

The Calgary Flames Burn Up The Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings fall short for the second night in a row and lost to the Calgary Flames, 3 to 2.

First Period: Absolutely terrible period for the Wings. 15:41 into the first, Bertuzzi was called for hooking as well. This penalty kill was not successful as the first penalty was. It only took about 30 seconds for the Flames’ Glencross to score on the power play. The Flames took the lead and ended the period with a lead over the Wings, 1 to 0. Shots on goal: 9 shots on goal for Calgary verses 5 for Detroit.

Second Period: Another period that was just as, if not more, terrible for the Wings. 1:30 into the second Calgary scored; Comeau made the goal. About 2 minutes later, ...

White Fit

The Detroit Red Wings did not make a huge splash in free agency this offseason. Everyone probably expected them to, but with a weaker crop of players out there, Detroit did the smart thing and didn't sign James Wisniewski or Ed Jovanovski for a way too much money.

Instead they did the smart thing and signed Ian White to a 2 year deal worth $2.875 per season (ironically less than Jonathan Ericsson's whopper of a deal).

At first, Wings fans seemed to be disappointed with White's signing. I myself was sceptical as to whether he could fill Brian Rafalski...

You Give Me My Captain and I'll Give You Four Magic Beans

I read this article the other night and began thinking about the Dion Phaneuf trade. The fact that Brian Burke was able to acquire his cornerstone player and eventual Leaf captain for basically nothing still boggles my mind. Burke unloaded an underachieving pending UFA in Matt Stajan; a small, tweener defender having a career year (who was also a pending RFA looking to cash in) in Ian White; a streaky, run of the mill winger in Niklas Hagman; and a journeyman fourth line winger in Jamal Mayers. In addition to Phaneuf the Leafs also obtained well thought of at the time Flames prospect Keith Aulie and veteran winger Fredrick Sjostrom.  

Wh...