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Quick Hits: The Red Wings Draft Options Edition

Former WIIM writer, and friend of the blog, Michael Petrella takes a stab at predicting what theRed Wingsmight do with their first round pick depending on where they fall in the lottery that takes place this Saturday.

WINGINGITINMOTOWN.COM - 2018-04-22 10:00:01

Three Things I Learned About the Wings from Watching the Jets-Wild Series

Last night, theWinnipeg Jetsfinished off theMinnesota Wildin a 5-0 rout to win the Central Division series, 4-1. Winnipeg looked every bit the cup contender they’ve been rumored to be, and Minnesota’s ability to hang was seriously impeded by injuries toRyan SuterandZach Parise, plus nagging issues w

WINGINGITINMOTOWN.COM - 2018-04-21 12:56:17

Quick Hits: The Griffins Calder Cup Quest Edition

Why didDrew Doughtyget suspended for his hit onWilliam Carrier, butNikita Kucherovdidn’t for his hit onSami Vatanen? The NHL did their best to explain the reasoning behind some recent on ice shenanigans.

WINGINGITINMOTOWN.COM - 2018-04-21 10:00:02

Quick Hits: The Top Prospects Edition

Filip Hronek needs to be on the Red Wings roster on opening night next season. Can you imagine him and Rasmus Dahlin as pair for the next 10 years? Makes sense to to have Michael Rasmussen start on the wing. He can follow the same path as Dylan Larkin and eventually transition to center. I think the


Tomas Tatar the latest Detroit Red Wings castoff to disappoint elsewhere

The Detroit Red Wings look like early winners in the Tomas Tatar trade. Tatar has joined the list of Wings players who have not performed as expected after leaving Detroit. The Vegas Golden Knights wrote another chapter in their delightful story on Wednesday when the expansion franchise advanced to


Detroit Reassigns Cholowski to Griffins

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings have reassigned defenseman Dennis Cholowskifrom the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Detroit's first-round selection, 20th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Cholowski combined for 6


Red Wings Reward Loyalty Over Possibility: Counter-Counter-Point

DISCLAIMER: In this article, I put aside all of Kyle's expertise, analysis, logic, and logical reasoning. So, it happened again. Loyalty to organizational veterans and favorites won out once more over the possibility of bringing new blood to the Red Wings. Should we have expected anything different,


Red Wings bringing back coach Jeff Blashill for 4th season

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are bringing coach Jeff Blashill for a fourth season. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced the decision on Tuesday, saying the team played hard for Blashill until the end of the season. Detroit didn't make the playoffs this year or last year after extendin


A Look at the Playoff History of the Colorado Avalanche

Ray Bourque (left) and Joe Sakic celebrate with the Stanley Cup. When the franchise known as the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver in 1995, nobody could predict the immediate impact they would have. Quebec had qualified for the playoffs only twice in their previous eight seasons, losing in the first


Detroit Red Wings' coach JeffBlashill may get to coach Detroit's Dylan Larkin in world championships

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, front, skates past New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee in the second period on Saturday in Detroit. Larkin may join his coach, Jeff Blashill, with the U.S. team at the world championships taking place in May in Denmark. (AP photo) By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey


Red Wings fall short of low expectations in new arena

DETROIT (AP) TheDetroit Red Wings‘ debut season at Little Caesars Arena fell short, even of low expectations.Detroit was not projected by many to make the playoffs but the Red Wings didn’t come close.Detroit won just 30 games and finished 24 points behind the wild-card teams in the Eastern Conferenc


Red Wings Draft Lottery Odds Set for April 28th Selection

The Red Wings' season is over and, although the NHL standings aren't yet finalized, they're closed out for the positioning we still care about. The Red Wings finished 5th from the bottom of the league standings after the Vancouver Canucks were able to pass them late Saturday night with a point earne


The Grumpy Fan Post: Red Wings Swear Jar

I want to start off by thanking everybody in the WIIM Community for helping us keep finding the fun in what was another challenging season for our favorite squad. As the Red Wings continue to struggle through a host of issues that have led them down the path of decline from their last cup victory in


Tavares scores in OT as Islanders rally past Red Wings, 4-3

DETROIT (AP) John Tavares scored 3:16 into overtime as the New York Islanders rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the season finale on Saturday night. Tavares, set to be a free agent in the offseason, snapped a wrist shot past Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau on the stick side. Ryan


Red Wings extend GM Ken Holland, for better or worse

Some teams dive in the deep end when it comes to rebuilding (and/or "tanking"). Generally speaking, the Red Wings have instead opted to dip their toes in that pool. With that in mind, it's probably not too surprising to see the team hand GM Ken Holland a two-year contract extension. As the Red Wings


New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings [Game 82]

The New York Islanders season finally comes to a close as they take on the also-awful Detroit Red Wings in a game that means absolutely nothing for the Islanders. Tonight's game marks the first time the Islanders visit the Little Caesar's Arena. That's really the most that can be said about this gam


Detroit Red Wings extend general manager Ken Holland for two seasons

Detroit Red Wings president and CEO Chris Ilitch and general manager Ken Holland answer questions Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena. In extending Ken Holland for two years as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, president and CEO Chris Ilitch referenced his favorite way to fly. "W


Red Wings vs. Islanders: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports First things first: We'd like to echo this sentiment from WIIM in regards to last night's tragic bus accident: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the @HumboldtBroncos and all of those affected by tonight's tragic bus accident in Sask. Blashill confirmed Luke Glendening


Quick Hits: Focus On The Future Edition

In the death-throes of a tough season, it's important to remember that good days lay ahead for the Red Wings. The evidence for this can be found in our new batch of young-guns, who aren't slowing down in the face of a long summer golfing and an impending lottery pick. It's Time For Action | Ken Dryd


Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Islanders, Predicted Lineups, How to Watch

The Wings had a 4 game point streak snapped on Thursday with a loss to the Habs. Yes, they had 3 wins and an OT loss. Yes, it was the sameRed Wings.