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Detroit Chokes in Classic Fashion

In my world, the Detroit Red Wings won tonight by a score of 3-2 over the Nashville Predators. In real life, NOT TRUE.

Shea Weber scored twice in the last two minutes of the game and Nashville somehow won 4-3. They were out-shot, out-chanced and out-classed until the last two minutes and the Wings don't get a single point for it. That's what happens when you let your foot off the gas pedal.

So here's how this is going to work; I'm going to write an honest game review until the 3-2 mark, and then it's rant time. Fair enough? Here we go.

Detroit opened the scoring with Tomas Holmstrom on the powerplay; a typical Homer rebound garbage goal. Henrik Zetter...

5 Moves to Make a Good Detroit Team Better

The Detroit Red Wings are rolling through this season, on pace for yet another 100+ point season and a 21st consecutive playoff appearance. While they already have a good team in front of them, these five changes could make them into an even better one, and all of them are plausible situations.

1. TRADE FOR A GOAL SCORER

There are not a lot of pure goal scorers on the Wings. Henrik Zetterberg hasn't been a huge threat and Pavel Datsyuk is basically a great set-up man. Johan Franzen is the closest thing to it, but he is inconsistent. A player like Zach Parise is someone who can score every night and would benefit from a move to Detroit. Look for fireworks at the trade deadl...

Detroit Visits Sid-Less Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will not play Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings due to a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms.

Crosby, who missed nearly ten months because of a concussion, returned a few weeks ago and was playing excellent hockey, until a couple of collisions made the Penguins take him out of the line-up as a precaution for two games, but now that has changed to an indefinite time frame.

Jordan Staal might also sit for the Pens as well.

Detroit will have Jimmy Howard in net tomorrow at the Consol Energy Center. Detroit has lost its past two games against the Penguins, with the last win coming two years ago in Hockeytown, a 3-1 win which saw ...

Change is Good

 

There are issues in Detroit with a certain hockey team that most people will not notice. Currently sitting in a playoff spot, the Red Wings look like there aren’t many issues facing them as of now. I’m here to tell you otherwise.

A stat that I looked up might not be alarming to some, but it proves the point I have been making about this team since a few weeks into the season; consistency.

Taking into account the whole season, Detroit has not lost or won just one game in a row. It has always been two-plus losses or 2-plus wins, never a single tick in the ‘W’ or ‘L’ column. To me, this clearly whispers that there are some inconsis...

Wings Score Five Goals in One Game!

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings scored five goals in a game, the first time it's happened in a while. Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice, Nik Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen also scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots in a 5-0 shutout of the Anaheim Ducks.

Detroit finally snapped their six game losing streak by peppering Jonas Hiller and Dan Ellis with 50 shots, a season high for the Wings. Franzen finally had a shot on goal, registering six for the night and finishing off a broken play by Ian White with Dan Ellis way out of position into an empty net.

The Red Wings dominated the Ducks from the start, and didn't give them much opportunity to do anything off...

Kronwall Named Assistant Captain

When Kris Draper retired in the summer, it opened up a spot for a player to have an 'A' patched on their jersey. Forward-crusher Niklas Kronwall will wear it with pride.

Kronwall will be in the familiar rotation of three assistant captains with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

At the beginning of the season, I went through some of the possible candidates for being a captain and a few that I mentioned were Kronwall, Darren Helm and Tomas Holmstrom.

Since Holmstrom is on the decline and he is an informal leader anyway because of his experience, I thought Kronwall or Helm would be a good fit; Helm for his dogged determination, making teammates want to emulate hi...

Wings Top Avs

The Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 last night in their second gae of the season and their first road game. A day after beating Ottawa 5-3, Detroit got subperb goaltending from backup Ty COnklin, who stopped every Colorado shot to earn the shutout.

Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit.

Franzen let a slap shot go from the left side that beat Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov for a 1-0 lead. Zetterberg played give and go with Datsyuk on his one timer goal, and Datsyuk sealed the win with an empty netter with just over two munutes to play.

Ian White was very impressive in his second game as a Wing (he had a goal and an assist in the win o...