Detroit Red Wings Best Draft Class

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manger gets it right […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Adam Erne

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed winger Adam Erne to a two-year deal and in doing so avoid arbitration. Erne’s deal carries an AAV of $2.1 million dollars through the 2022-23 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman broke the signing on Sunday morning. Adam Erne and DET settle at 2x$2.1M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 15, […] READ MORE


Should the Detroit Red Wings Offer Sheet Elias Pettersson?

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For those who follow me on Twitter (@RivardNHL if you don’t), you already know my thoughts on offer sheeting Elias Pettersson. Having said that, I believe in objective journalism. I’ve been wrong before and I’m certain I’ll be wrong again. This has brought us here: the crossroads of a potentially large move. About a month […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Re-sign Alex Barre-Boulet

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year deal at league minimum. His first year of the contract has a two-way clause while the final two years are one-way. We have signed forward Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year contract worth $758,333 AAV. 📝: https://t.co/rYnKUzEhyv pic.twitter.com/qleVF2PxZB — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July […] READ MORE


A Realistic Look at Trading Tyler Bertuzzi

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Elliotte Friedman’s interview on 630CHED set off a storm in Hockey Twitter Land this week. In it, he posited that the Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking to acquire Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for quite some time. With Zach Hyman reaching unrestricted free agent status, it’s no surprise that general manager Kyle […] READ MORE


How the Detroit Red Wings Should Finish the Season

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Friday night is the second-to-last game of the season for the Detroit Red Wings. They’ll be squaring off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a back-to-back series to close out their 2020-21 NHL season. As of right now, the Red Wings are tied for 28th place with the New Jersey Devils. The Blue Jackets sit […] READ MORE


The 2021 Detroit Red Wings Were Better Than Expectations

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The bar was low for the 2020-2021 Detroit Red Wings. The team’s forgettable 2019-20 season helped both fans and the front office to temper expectations on this season. Thankfully, the year was full of pleasant surprises. Filip Zadina improved every aspect of his game. Michael Rasmussen emerged as a competent, solid center. Even new arrivals […] READ MORE


How the Detroit Red Wings Could Deploy Prospects in 2021

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The window is open for the 2021 Detroit Red Wings prospects. Only nine players on the Red Wings’ roster have contracts through the 2021-22 season. Many, like Tyler Bertuzzi, will obtain contract extensions. But with so many spots opening — and with the Seattle Kraken expansion draft looming — change is inevitable in Detroit. There […] READ MORE



The Detroit Red Wings Youth Movement Is Here

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The time has finally come. After years of head-scratching decisions and frustrating signings, the Detroit Red Wings‘ youth movement is here. It’s come at a slower pace than many have expected, but it appears to be paying off. By playing it conservatively, the Red Wings have slowly injected younger players into their lineup. This allows […] READ MORE