1. NHL Lockout: Will Valtteri Filppula's Injury Damage Red Wings' Playoff Chances?

    For Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula , the NHL season that hangs in doubt could likely not come any slower to Filppula after he injured his knee and will be out six to eight weeks (via Detroit Free Press)...

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  2. Detroit Red Wings Must Hold On to Prospect Petr Mrazek at All Costs

    When the Detroit Red Wings selected Petr Mrazek in the fifth round of the 2010 Entry Draft, the team was just trying to get deeper in the goaltending prospect pool...

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  3. Detroit Lions: As Playoff Hopes Dim, Riley Reiff Needs to Start over Jeff Backus

    The Detroit Lions ' embarrassing season continued with a 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings , which dropped the Lions' record to 4-5...

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  4. NHL Lockout: 4 Red Wings That Could Face a Buyout or Trade in 2012-13

    For the diehard hockey fans out there that have been keeping tabs on the NHL and NHLPA meetings, there has been little cause for rejoicing other than the continuous meetings between the two sides over the past few days (via Winnipeg Free Press )...

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  5. Detroit Red Wings Prospects: Petr Mrazek Called Up to AHL, Possibly Further?

    Detroit Red Wings goalie prospect Petr Mrazek just saw his career as a professional goaltender take another step forward. Mrazek has a chance to stake a claim to a permanent spot at the AHL level...

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  6. Detroit Red Wings: GM Ken Holland's Biggest Concerns Looking to 2012-13

    The Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland has not had any NHL hockey to watch this season. So he's been off on scouting trips (both near and far) of Red Wings' prospects in the minor leagues...

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  7. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Most Valuable Prospects in Their North American System

    With the current NHL lockout showing no signs of letting up, hockey fans will have to settle for other levels of hockey...

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  8. NHL Cancels More Games: 4 Reasons There Is No Hope for Hockey This Year

    The NHL has cancelled games up to and including November 1 (via NHL.com). Time is becoming short to get a deal in place. The NHL and NHLPA " have each other's numbers " (via CSNWashington...

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  9. Phoenix Coyotes: 5 Most Memorable Players in Team History

    The Phoenix Coyotes have been in Arizona for just 15 years, but already they are starting to gain prominence under head coach Dave Tippett...

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  10. Detroit Red Wings: Will a Henrik Zetterberg Captaincy Re-Ignite Him Offensively?

    Detroit Red Wings superstar forward Henrik Zetterberg could be next in line (via NHL .com) for the captaincy position left vacant by the retirement of Nick Lidstrom last May...

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  11. Detroit Red Wings: 4 Reasons They Could Struggle to Make the Playoffs

    Since the Detroit Red Wings have made the Stanley Cup playoffs every season since the 1989-90 season, one could be excused if he or she could not imagine them missing the playoffs...

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  12. NHL Lockout: Phoenix Coyotes Now Have More Time in Desert Due to Work Stoppage

    The NHL Lockout is not only a black mark on the game of hockey, but is also a financial detriment to most NHL franchises. The Phoenix Coyotes , currently owned by the NHL itself pending the sale of the franchise (via TSN...

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  13. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Prospects Who Will Lead the Next Stanley Cup Charge

    The NHL lockout may be threatening to cancel regular-season games, but the lockout cannot take away from the bright future ahead that the Detroit Red Wings have in their prospect pool...

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  14. Detroit Red Wings: 4 Reasons Lockout Will Be Beneficial for New-Look Blueline

    Most of the Detroit Red Wings team will find themselves playing elsewhere during the current NHL lockout in an attempt to maintain their skill levels...

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  15. NHL Lockout: Red Wings' Fine Shows True Disagreement in Management League-Wide

    The NHL has fined Detroit Red Wings organization a reported $250,000 for comments made by senior vice president Jim Devellano regarding the ongoing lockout...

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  16. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Ways the NHL Lockout Will Affect the Team This Season

    The Detroit Red Wings and their fans are currently enduring the fourth NHL work stoppage in the last two decades...

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  17. Detroit Red Wings: 3 Players Who Will Benefit from NHL Work Stoppage

    While Detroit Red Wings fans are sitting at home wringing their hands over another lockout in preemptive mourning over the potential loss of games played from the 2012-13 season, ...

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  18. Detroit Red Wings: 4 Big Holes They Must Fill to Bring Stanley Cup to Hockeytown

    If the Detroit Red Wings ever get to play hockey this season, fans will once again have high expectations for the franchise...

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  19. NHL Trade Rumors: Franzen Is Key Piece in Red Wings Getting Top-Four Defenseman

    Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland has expressed interest in trading for a top-four defenseman, but if he is serious about trading for a defenseman of that caliber, the price will be fairly steep...

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  20. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Ways the Wings Can Win Without Nicklas Lidstrom

    When Nick Lidstrom retired in May, it marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for the Red Wings. Detroit's captaincy sits vacant for only the second time since Steve Yzerman was appointed captain in 1986...

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  21. NHL Lockout: 5 Players That Would Lose the Most from Full-Season Work Stoppage

    If the NHL does indeed lockout the players if no collective bargaining agreement has been reached by Sept...

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  22. NHL Trade Rumors: Jay Bouwmeester to the Detroit Red Wings Should Not Happen

    With the Detroit Red Wings seeking to bolster their blue line, reports of conversations between the Red Wings and Calgary Flames regarding defenseman Jay Bouwmeester have begun to surface...

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  23. Detroit Red Wings: Grading Each of GM Ken Holland's Moves This Summer

    With the Detroit Red Wings offseason lacking the punch that many felt Red Wings GM Ken Holland needed to bring this team back into Stanley Cup contention (failing to sign Ryan ...

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  24. Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: Why Wings Are Actually Better Without Rick Nash

    When Rick Nash was traded to the New York Rangers on July 23, it marked another prominent player that Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland had failed to acquire during this free-agency period...

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  25. Detroit Red Wings: Johan Franzen Must Make Waves in Wake of Lidstrom Retirement

    Save for the Swedish heritage, Johan Franzen has almost nothing in common with Nick Lidstrom. Franzen drives to the net and throws his weight around from time to time, while Lidstrom beat his opponents with his elite mental game along the blue line...

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