1. Detroit Red Wings: Johan Franzen Says He Has a Concussion, Thank You, Dr. Mule

    Various sources, including MLive.com's Ansar Kahn , are reporting that Johan Franzen has diagnosed himself with a concussion following a hit by Dallas Stars forward Mark Fistric...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 1,761 reads 8 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings: Mad Men: Wings Start Season With a Chip On Their Shoulder

    At the most basic of levels, you only need a few things to play hockey. You need skates, a pair of gloves, a puck, a stick and a sheet of ice to play on. However, to win at hockey you need something else...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 1,395 reads 18 comments

  3. Mike Modano Scores, Pavel Datsyuk Scores, Fights in Red Wings' Opening Night Win

    The past two seasons, the Red Wings have lost their opening night game. Though it's hardly a harbinger of doom, starting the season in a hole isn't what any team has in mind as they drop the puck on a new year...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 628 reads 15 comments

  4. NHL Says Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom Must Be Five Feet From Goal To Score (Satire)

    As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to open the 2010-11 season at home against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, they received some unexpected news from the NHL regarding a rule change that references Tomas Holmstrom , specifically...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 1,431 reads 1 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings: Kirk Maltby Deserves To Go Out As a Red Wing

    Sentimentality is a funny thing. Someone might watch Old Yeller 100 times and never come close to thinking about shedding a tear at any time, not even when the poor old pooch ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 513 reads 1 comments

  6. Mattias Ritola of Red Wings Claimed By Tampa Bay Lightning Off Waivers

    Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman said he had no plans to poach from the Detroit Red Wings as he began assembling his management and player personnel over the summer...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 1,306 reads 17 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings: Preseason Play Provided Some Answers, but More Questions

    Before we get started here, let's enter the land of make-believe and pretend the following are true: Jimmy Howard had two shutouts and three wins in the preseason. Chris Osgood's goals-against was 1...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 471 reads 10 comments

  8. 2010-2011 NHL Predictions: One Of These 8 Teams Will Win The Stanley Cup

    You could argue that making any Stanley Cup predictions prior to the start of the regular season is a bit foolish, if not downright stupid. After all, teams have yet to solidify their rosters...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 215 reads 110 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings: Jiri Hudler's Impact and Four Other Reasons To Get Happy

    For the record, when it comes to predicting team success in the regular season, the preseason is meaningless...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 3,310 reads 7 comments

  10. Mike Babcock Vs. Joel Quenneville: Handicapping the Jack Adams Award

    "On paper, this team should..."If you haven't already, you're likely going to start seeing a lot of team previews that will sum up a team's chances of success or failure by finishing that sentence...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 4 years ago 506 reads 1 comments

  11. The Top 25 Detroit Red Wings Of All Time

    Before we begin, let me tell you that I wasn't exactly thrilled when I got this assignment. For one thing, there's already a bazillion (yeah, that's a number) "Top 10, 20, 100..." lists of all kinds in the world...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 46,266 reads 67 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview, Part 3: The Elephant in the Locker Room

    For those who have been following along, you may have already read the first two parts of this Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview which covered the forward lines and defensive pairings projected to emerge out of camp...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,777 reads 16 comments

  13. Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview Part 2: Is the Defense Ageless or Aged?

    In part one of my Detroit Red Wings training camp preview, I looked at the depth at forward and the logjam developing for spots on the fourth line...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,288 reads 20 comments

  14. Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview Part 1: Too Many Forwards a Good Thing

    What a difference a year makes, eh? Last season around this time, the Detroit Red Wings were still suffering from the shock of not only losing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on home ice, but, several important parts of their roster to boot...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,703 reads 28 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: Revisiting One Of Ken Holland's Rare Blunders: Kyle Quincey

    On Wednesday, Red Wings GM Ken Holland decided to place defenseman Derek Meech on waivers. Meech was signed to a one-year, $500,000 qualifying offer over the summer, which put Detroit in the driver's seat with regards to Meech's future...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,427 reads 5 comments

  16. NHL 2010-11: Under Pressure: Top Five Goalies Facing Make Or Break Seasons

    There was a time in the NHL when a team's potential for success was judged almost exclusively on who occupied the space between their pipes...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 5,680 reads 28 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings: Kirk Maltby Should Really Just Call It a Career

    Apparently, if Kirk Maltby wants to remain in the Detroit Red Wings organization, he can, but likely as a member of their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 681 reads 7 comments

  18. NHL: Ilya Kovalchuk and New Jersey Devils Are Damning the NHL To Hell

    And here we sit. After an entire summer of questions about Ilya Kovalchuk—where will he go? how much will he get, and for how long?—the circus appeared to be put to rest in late ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 982 reads 33 comments

  19. NHL: My Favorite Idiot: A Retrospective on Chris Chelios As a Detroit Red Wing

    Prior to March 23, 1999, Chris Chelios was an idiot.Though he had long been established as one of the NHL's best defensemen, was absolutely adored by fans of each city he played in ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 4,795 reads 21 comments

  20. NHL 2010-11: Mike Modano and Five Other Vets Hoping for Last Shot at Cup

    Old dogs, wily veterans, seasoned warriors, grizzled vets, call them what you will, you'd be hard-pressed to find an NHL team that doesn't want to add at least one of them to their lineup over the summer...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 3,609 reads 15 comments

  21. NHL 2010-11: New Faces in The Central Division

    I'm not sure about the rest of you, but, it's around this time every year when I start getting a little antsy and irritable...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 699 reads 10 comments

  22. NHL Contract Investigations Are Paving the Way for Second Shutdown

    On August 9, NHL history was made as an independent arbitrator ruled that a 17-year, $102 million contract, that was significantly (some would say ridiculously) front-loaded, circumvented the league's salary cap...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 2,076 reads 15 comments

  23. NHL's Top 10 Players Over 35: Getting Better With Age...

    You hear it all the time now, "hockey is a young man's game."The endurance, skill, and physical fitness required to play hockey at the highest level has, in general, always favored younger players...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 5,698 reads 44 comments

  24. Detroit Red Wings: Holland's Home For The Elderly Welcomes Ruslan Salei

    There's a psychological theory out there that suggests that, over the course of a lifetime, people eventually gravitate towards environments that mirror their personality...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 994 reads 5 comments

  25. Motown Modano: The Pros and Cons of Detroit Red Wings Adding a Legend

    Before we get started here, I want to be up front about a couple of things. First, about an hour after it was announced the Dallas Stars would not be offering Modano a contract for the 2010-11 season, I predicted that the Detroit Red Wings would ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 2,202 reads 23 comments