1. NHL, NHLPA: What Do League's Proposals for New CBA Mean for Players?

    Lockout. It's a word no hockey fan wants to hear, especially after the 2004-05 lockout cancelled the entire season. But RDS reporter Renaud Lavoie has essentially spelled out what the NHL 's initial position is in the negotiations with the NHLPA...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about almost 2 years ago 4,979 reads 30 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: 4 Things Jordin Tootoo Brings to Red Wings

    When Jordin Tootoo signed with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, most Red Wings fans probably didn't even blink as they were too focused on the team potentially signing Ryan Suter and Zach Parise...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 7,901 reads 62 comments

  3. Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: Tomas Holmstrom Deserves Roster Spot This Season

    The Detroit Red Wings offseason rolls on, and for many Red Wings fans, it hasn't gone as they had hoped or planned...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 3,877 reads 54 comments

  4. 2012 NHL Free Agents: Could Alexander Semin Be on Detroit Red Wings' Wish List?

    If Alexander Semin will " most likely hit the market " come unrestricted free agency on July 1, then he should be on the Detroit Red Wings ' radar...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 4,395 reads 30 comments

  5. NHL Draft 2012: Red Wings' Best Pick, Worst Pick and Diamond in the Rough

    The Detroit Red Wings had six draft picks in the 2012 NHL entry draft, but were without a first-round pick for the 10th time since 1997 ( per the Red Wings website )...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 6,733 reads 15 comments

  6. NHL Draft 2012: Why Jordan Staal Trade Was Like Mike Richards Trade

    Jordan Staal and Mike Richards may draw a lot of comparisons after last night. June 23rd, 2011, then a member of the Philadelphia Flyers , Mike Richards, along with prospect Rob ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 982 reads 5 comments

  7. NHL Draft 2012: 5 Potential Busts from Round 1 of the Draft

    The 2012 NHL draft kicks off tonight, with the first round beginning at 7pm ET from Pittsburgh. Being drafted in the first round is a great honor, but with that great honor also comes great expectations...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 4,279 reads 8 comments

  8. Detroit Red Wings: What Does Darren Helm's Contract Mean for Other UFA Targets?

    The Canadian Press reports that the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Darren Helm on Tuesday. Helm, a key bottom-six forward and grinder, will be with the Red Wings for the next four years and will make $8...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 4,066 reads 112 comments

  9. NHL Draft 2012: 3 Defensemen Detroit Red Wings Should Look at in 2nd Round

    The Detroit Red Wings will partake in the 2012 NHL Draft but are without a first-round pick for the second year in a row. The lack of a first-round pick hasn't seemed to thwart the Red Wings' success in the draft over the past two decades and more...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 2,371 reads 8 comments

  10. NHL Awards 2012: Breaking Down the Odds for the Players Up for the Norris Trophy

    The NHL Awards Show is Wednesday, June 20th at 7 p.m. ET. There are many close races, but perhaps none more neck-in-neck than for the Norris Trophy. This year's Norris Trophy candidates are Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara and Erik Karlsson...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 2,878 reads 47 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings: Does Latest Suter Report Mean Done Deal for Red Wings?

    Ryan Suter will test the unrestricted free-agent market according to an NHL .com report released today by Nashville Predators general manager David Poile...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 8,782 reads 110 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: What Would a Ryan Suter Trade Mean to Red Wings?

    The Detroit Red Wings ' plans to pursue Ryan Suter have apparently gotten more complicated, after TheDetroitSportsSite...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 5,338 reads 46 comments

  13. Detroit Red Wings: 4 Wings Prospects Who Will Break into the NHL in 2012-13

    The Detroit Red Wings organization has had the luxury of great scouting over the past 30 years. The notion that a team can draft a player in the sixth or seventh round of the draft ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 121 reads 22 comments

  14. Watch: Steve Bernier Puts New Jersey Devils in Huge Hole with Major Penalty

    Steve Bernier is going to be kicking himself for the rest of his life. At 10:10 of the first period, Bernier was assessed a game misconduct and a five-minute boarding major for his hit on Rob Scuderi ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 993 reads 3 comments

  15. Devils vs. Kings: Live Blog, Highlights and Analysis of Stanley Cup Final Game 5

    The New Jersey Devils host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with the Kings leading the Devils 3-1 in the best-of-seven series...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 4,112 reads 16 comments

  16. Detroit Red Wings: 6 Things That Need to Happen for Return to Stanley Cup Finals

    The NHL 's Stanley Cup Finals are here and Detroit Red Wings are...not playing hockey any more. For Red Wings' fans, this tune of "one and out" or "two and out" has to be getting old...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 6,477 reads 59 comments

  17. Stanley Cup Final 2012: Why the Los Angeles Kings Are the Best 8th Seed Ever

    The Los Angeles Kings must get another win against the Devils to win the Stanley Cup, but regardless of whether the Kings get that win, they are the best eighth seed in NHL history...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 2,119 reads 4 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings: 6 Defensemen They Need to Pursue Via Trade or Free Agency

    The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to fill at least one (but likely two) spots on their blue line this coming season, and though there are many names to look at, few are worth consideration...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 3,975 reads 62 comments

  19. NHL Salary Cap to Be Temporarily Set at $70.3 Million, Will GMs Take the Bait?

    According to James Mirtle of Globe and Mail , the NHL off-season salary cap will rise to $70.3 million. In all the chatter regarding the Stanley Cup Finals and the NHL Draft later this month, this tentative cap rise could be easily overshadowed...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 818 reads 21 comments

  20. Phoenix Coyotes: Do 'Yotes Have a Long-Term Financial Chance in the Desert?

    The Phoenix Coyotes had the best season in their franchise's history this year. The Coyotes won their division for the first time in their brief history and also won two playoff ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 1,120 reads 4 comments

  21. Nicklas Lidstrom: An Open Letter to the Retiring Superstar

    Nicklas Lidstrom will reportedly announce that he is retiring tomorrow . Earlier today, Arron Ward tweeted that Lidstrom will announce his retirement tomorrow at an 11 a.m. EST press conference at Joe Louis Arena...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 2,194 reads 51 comments

  22. 2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Stanley Cup Finals Drinking Game

    NHL players often drink out of the Stanley Cup after winning it. But for the rest of us that don't get to drink out of the Cup, we might as well grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy the games...

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  23. Detroit Red Wings: 10 Prospects Most Vital to Detroit's Future Success

    The Detroit Red Wings seem like they can't go wrong with their draft picks over the past two or more decades...

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  24. L.A. KingsĀ vs. Phoenix Coyotes Game 5: Live Score, Analysis and Reaction

    The Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will meet in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, with the Kings up 3-1 in the series...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 6,144 reads 16 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings: 10 Free Agents at the Top of GM Ken Holland's List

    The Detroit Red Wings are going to be spending at the start of the NHL free agency period. The only questions are "who will they sign?" and "how much will they spend?" The Red Wings are sitting pretty with $20...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 years ago 7,131 reads 81 comments