1. Is Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland Still Right Man for the Job?

    Before we get into this, let’s clarify that questioning whether or not Ken Holland is still the right person for the job of general manager of the Detroit Red Wings is not an activity one engages in lightly...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 4,392 reads 84 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings Trade for Mike Green Would Be Desperate and Risky

    Various sources including Ansar Khan at Mlive .com and Art Regner at Fox Sports Detroit are reporting that Washington Capitals ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 6,428 reads 72 comments

  3. Detroit Red Wings' Decision to Trade for a Defenseman Should Not Be Made Quickly

    The Detroit Red Wings are entering the long end of summer still nursing the sting that came with losing out on every free-agent target they sought to acquire on July 1...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 9,924 reads 70 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings Are Free-Agency Losers, but How Big Are the Losses?

    Though 2014 NHL free agency is still just hours old, the winners and losers among the league’s 30 teams have already emerged—the Detroit Red Wings find themselves among the latter group...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 8,378 reads 101 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings Should Look to Acquire Both Christian Ehrhoff and Dan Boyle

    The Detroit Red Wings are heading into the start of the NHL free-agency period, which begins July 1, in desperate need of improving their defense. As Helene St...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 5,733 reads 30 comments

  6. Detroit Red Wings Should Consider Daniel Alfredsson an Option, Not a Priority

    One of the questions the Detroit Red Wings were facing heading into the offseason was whether or not Daniel Alfredsson would be interested in returning to the team in 2014-15. That question now appears to have been answered...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 1 month ago 2,563 reads 20 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings Coaching Staff Needs to Start Looking Familiar

    When it comes to assessing an NHL team’s chances for lasting success, one will have to get pretty deep into the analysis before coming to a discussion about a team’s assistant coaches—if there’s a discussion at all...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 2 months ago 2,993 reads 26 comments

  8. Detroit Red Wings Must Simply Cut Ties with Dan Cleary and Embrace Future

    In what might have been construed as an April Fool's prank but for the date on the calendar, the Detroit Red Wings are reportedly in contract discussions with forward Dan Cleary ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 2 months ago 7,429 reads 45 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings Are Now on the Other Side of Stanley Cup History

    It was a question many fans and teams alike asked themselves every time they saw the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup from 1997 to 2008: When will it be our turn? Indeed, ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 2 months ago 6,529 reads 33 comments

  10. Tomas Tatar Deserves More Than a Qualifying Offer from Detroit Red Wings

    It is the relatively informed opinion of some that, along with Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar represents a big part of the future core of the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 2 months ago 1,799 reads 4 comments

  11. Will Detroit Red Wings Be Compelled to Pursue Free Agent Martin Brodeur?

    You can almost hear the words coming out of Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland’s mouth now—comments about Hall of Fame credentials, references to being a ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 6,988 reads 38 comments

  12. Why Detroit Red Wings Should Offer Bridge Contract to Danny DeKeyser

    That the Detroit Red Wings will surely seek to have defenseman Danny DeKeyser on the roster next season is beyond question. However, the method via which his services should be secured, well, that’s a topic worthy of some debate...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 2,240 reads 0 comments

  13. Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar Are the Future Core of Detroit Red Wings

    The unexpected youth movement Detroit underwent this past season revealed a relatively bright future for the Red Wings. Youngsters like Riley Sheahan , Tomas Jurco and Luke Glendening all proved worthy of regular roster spots...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 3,804 reads 40 comments

  14. Should Detroit Red Wings Use Darren Helm as Trade Bait?

    It’s a funny mentality that some fans adopt when considering which players a team should trade out of town. Often, those players fans deem as expendable are those viewed as ineffective, overpriced or just plain bad...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 6,660 reads 119 comments

  15. Kyle Quincey Should Still Be an Option for Detroit Red Wings, at the Right Price

    After being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL entry draft, Kyle Quincey suited up for Detroit just a handful of times before being placed on waivers at the beginning of the 2008-09 season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 3,046 reads 28 comments

  16. Why Johan Franzen Is Not a Real Problem for Detroit Red Wings

    The knowledge is so common that it’s almost silly to provide evidence supporting it— Detroit Red Wings fans are very annoyed with Johan Franzen ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 1,873 reads 14 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings Should Take Advantage of Free-Agent Goalie Glut in Offseason

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the worst statistical season of his NHL career in 2013-14...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 5,569 reads 57 comments

  18. How Hard Should Detroit Red Wings Pursue Free Agent Matt Niskanen This Summer?

    With the Pittsburgh Penguins having recently been thrown into the same boat as the Detroit Red Wings —that being a team that's been eliminated from the 2014 Stanley Cup ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 6,736 reads 30 comments

  19. Will Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland Fully Embrace Youth Movement This Summer?

    This past season, the Detroit Red Wings ’ massive injury problems forced the team into an unexpected youth movement, and though general manager Ken Holland has long preferred ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 months ago 3,486 reads 21 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings' Mike Babcock Clear Winner Among Jack Adams Finalists

    As the NHL announced on May 6 , Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is among three finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the 2014 NHL coach of the year...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 2,541 reads 12 comments

  21. Why Daniel Alfredsson Might Not Return to the Detroit Red Wings Next Season

    Wherever he is, whatever he’s doing, Daniel Alfredsson is an unsatisfied man. Be it a warm, sandy beach or the familiar surroundings of his homeland in Sweden, Alfredsson certainly did not envision being where he is in early May...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 6,114 reads 31 comments

  22. Mike Babcock Contract Extension Should Be Detroit Red Wings' Top Priority

    As the Detroit Red Wings enter a disappointingly early summer, they will have quite a while to consider what moves they should make to avoid a similar fate next year...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 2,498 reads 6 comments

  23. Final Report Card for Detroit Red Wings' 2013-14 Season

    June 21 is officially the first day of summer in 2014. But for the Detroit Red Wings , summer arrived on Saturday, April 26...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 3,742 reads 28 comments

  24. Detroit Red Wings Are Beating Themselves in Boston Bruins Playoff Series

    That the Detroit Red Wings are in a 2-1 series-deficit against the Boston Bruins is hardly surprising—that they’ve aided the Bruins in digging the hole is a little unexpected...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 853 reads 0 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings Learned Valuable Lesson with Split Against Boston Bruins

    While the Red Wings loss in Game 2 was certainly not the outcome desired by the Hockeytown faithful, splitting the first two games in Boston is perhaps the best start Detroit could have hoped for...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 months ago 874 reads 2 comments