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The State of the Detroit Red Wings

It’s been quite the bounce back season for the Detroit Red Wings. They’ve been able to stay healthy for the most part (knock on wood), the young trio of Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, and Gustav Nyquist has proven that last year’s opportunity was not a fluke, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk continue to provide the veteran leadership the young team…

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There Will Never Be Another Dominator Like Dominik Hasek

There will never be another goaltender like Dominik Hasek; I’m quite confident. And I was lucky enough to have watched and witnessed “The Dominator” in the prime of his NHL career as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. When the Sabres raised Hasek’s blue and yellow number 39 to the rafters of the First Niagara Center earlier this week, I…

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Red Wings Fortunate With Jimmy Howard’s Timetable

He’s inconsistent. Absurd in the shootout. Not clutch in the playoffs. These sentiments have been uttered during goaltender Jimmy Howard‘s tenure in Hockeytown, which has lasted since his rookie season in 2009-10. While the 30-year old’s received his share of criticism and has had his share of struggles at times in his career, way more often than not, he has…


Teemu Pulkkinen Gets Long-Awaited Call-Up to Detroit

When you think of a signature shot, you think Brett Hull. Tremendous scoring ability? Jarri Kurri. Combining a wicked shot with an uncanny scoring ability? You have Teemu Pulkkinen. While comparisons to either of these players are very premature at the NHL level, Pulkkinen has a background and potential to make it a conversation. The 23-year old was taken 111th…

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1

Dylan Larkin Already Paying Dividends for Red Wings

When the Detroit Red Wings elected to choose Waterford native and USA National Team Development Program’s Dylan Larkin with the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was evident they saw something special in the young man. The organization tends to find diamonds in the rough, picking late in rounds due to their long-standing success of the…

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