1. Ville Leino's Success Evidence of Great Scouting, Not Bad Trade by Red Wings

    If you're a Detroit Red Wings fan and have continued to watch the playoffs beyond Game Five of the Sharks series, you've likely thought or uttered some of the following: "Who the hell ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,701 reads 29 comments

  2. Homer Stays Home: Detroit Red Wings Sign Holmstrom To Two Year Deal

    The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed UFA forward Tomas Holmstrom to a two-year, $3.75 million contract. The deal will pay Holmstrom $2.25 million in 2010-11 (his salary from last year) and $1...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 858 reads 8 comments

  3. Angry Chicago Fan To File Suit Against Chris Pronger for 'Stealing' Puck

    On Tuesday, one day after the Chicago Blackhawks took a 2-0 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals, one story dominated the headlines...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 2,638 reads 42 comments

  4. Nicklas Lidstrom Returning To The Red Wings Just First Step in Offseason Plan

    It's official. Nicklas Lidstrom will return to the Red Wings next year for a 19th, and most likely, final season. Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland announced that he has signed a one-year deal with the iconic defenseman for $6...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 632 reads 7 comments

  5. Really, Gary Bettman? NHL To Announce Two Outdoor Games for 2011

    TSN.ca is reporting that the NHL will soon announce their plans to hold two outdoor games in 2011. The first game will be the now-traditional Winter Classic on New Year's Day, and will ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,001 reads 36 comments

  6. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Experts Say Series Is More Even Than You Think

    There are favorites, and then there are overwhelming favorites. With the odds-makers in Vegas giving them a 3-to-1 shot at winning the Cup, you can consider the Chicago Blackhawks to be the latter...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 851 reads 7 comments

  7. Steve Yzerman: Leaving Detroit Organization but Will Forever Be a Red Wing

    Damn. This hit me harder than I thought it would. Though he's now five years removed from the ice, knowing that Stevie Y was still in the Red Wings organization did provide some comfort that my hockey hero was still a Red Wing...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,028 reads 9 comments

  8. Dustin Byfuglien's Agent Says Change Of Spelling "A Must" For Hawks Star

    On Monday, just one day after scoring his second game-winning goal in as many contests, helping his team sweep San Jose to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in the process, Dustin Byfuglien was presented with some shocking news...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,688 reads 3 comments

  9. The Blow-Up Option: Five Steps the San Jose Sharks Should Take This Summer

    Man, if you're a Sharks fan, this has got to be getting old. Not only are the Sharks and their fans suffering through yet another year of shattered hopes and quashed dreams, but for ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 2,289 reads 24 comments

  10. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Are the Days of the 'Big Money Goalie' Over?

    If you're a fan of Cinderella stories, then this year's NHL playoffs likely has you beside yourself with glee...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 356 reads 12 comments

  11. What if Lidstrom Does Retire? Red Wings' UFA Shopping List

    Really, this isn't anything any Red Wings fan wants to think about. The thought of seeing the best defenseman in franchise history leave the team, when he's still capable of playing at a high level is a painful one...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,940 reads 17 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings: Three Soon-to-Be Former Wings Face Uncertain Future

    "We can't keep everybody." Now, I heard that phrase escape Red Wings GM Ken Holland's lips about 56,874 times last season. Facing the impossible task of extending Marian Hossa's one-year, $7...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,848 reads 9 comments

  13. NHL Says "What If..." Campaign All About Engaging Fans, and It's Working

    "What if Bobby didn't fly?" That was the first of several "what if..." questions posed using the NHL's newest ad campaign that began at the beginning of the NHL playoffs...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 758 reads 20 comments

  14. Pierre McGuire Is Now the Front-Runner for Tampa Bay GM Job

    Several sources are reporting that Detroit Red Wings Vice President of Operations, Steve Yzerman, has turned down an offer to become GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 757 reads 2 comments

  15. NHL 2010 Western Conference Final: A Testament To Red Wings' Excellence

    They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Now, when I whipped out this sentiment to my 2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Ford, as an explanation as to why I wasn't "making fun of her" but simply, "flattering her", she didn't buy it...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,300 reads 7 comments

  16. The 10 Biggest Questions Facing the Red Wings This Summer

    With their season officially set to "off" mode, the Detroit Red Wings face no small amount of uncertainty as they set their sights on the 2010-11 season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 6,246 reads 22 comments

  17. NHL Playoffs: Can Detroit Make History and Come Back From 3-0 Deficit?

    Let me begin by saying that, honestly, any talk about a historic mid-series sweep is silly, if not down-right delusional. There is a reason this has happened only twice in NHL history and has not happened once in the past three decades...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 3,524 reads 24 comments

  18. NHL Playoffs: Beating Red Wings Could Yield Finals Appearance for Sharks

    As a deeply passionate Red Wings fan and columnist, it makes me nauseous to think that, largely by their own doing , the Red Wings have effectively ended their 2010 playoff run...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 567 reads 15 comments

  19. Red Wings All but Dead After Swimming Through Shark-Infested Waters

    For an athlete, there are few things worse than losing. Not getting a chance to compete at all, that's one. Realizing you and you alone cost your team the game, that's another one...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 2,191 reads 14 comments

  20. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings Will Win Game Three Tonight

    For those of you in the know, you understand how significant whipping out these silly "Crystal Ball" predictions have been for the Red Wings. For those of you who wonder what the hell I'm doing, let's review...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 1,023 reads 10 comments

  21. NHL Playoffs: Can Red Wings Turn Game 6 Meltdown Into Game 7 Motivation?

    On Saturday, the NHL saw two of its best teams overcome incredible odds en route to improbable victories. In the East, the Penguins had seemingly squandered a chance to close out their series against the Ottawa Senators...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 372 reads 5 comments

  22. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Red Wings-Coyotes Series Could End a Cinderella Story

    The Cinderella Team. What would the NHL playoffs be without them? Whether it's your team or not, as a hockey fan, you've got to give a lot of respect to those teams that can, despite ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 791 reads 11 comments

  23. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Red Wings-Coyotes: Detroit Will Win Game Four, Even Series

    Alright, as the Wings are now on the brink of being on the brink of elimination (read it again, it makes sense), I thought it was time to bring out the heavy artillery...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 420 reads 19 comments

  24. Detroit Red Wings' Lack of Intensity Will Result in a First-Round Exit

    "Intensity" is a word that gets tossed around a lot come playoff time in the NHL. In fact, it gets used so often that it almost becomes just another cliche to describe whatever intangible asset one team has and another does not...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 4 years ago 461 reads 13 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings Steal More Than a Game From Phoenix Coyotes

    When considering a seven-game series, the general consensus is: a series isn't a series until the road team wins a game. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series...

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