1. Pavel Datsyuk's Injury-Riddled Season Will Motivate Him to Beat Boston Bruins

    When considering the Detroit Red Wings ’ chances of beating the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the popular wisdom seems to set the probability scale somewhere around impossible...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 6 months ago 1,218 reads 0 comments

  2. Daniel Alfredsson's Legacy with Detroit Red Wings Begins Now

    Though July 5, 2013 will forever serve as the date of record relative to Daniel Alfredsson becoming a Detroit Red Wing, his baptism into the faith that is Hockeytown won’t take place until April 18, 2014...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 6 months ago 2,527 reads 11 comments

  3. Detroit Red Wings' Top 5 Breakout Performers of the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The Red Wings are on the cusp of extending their playoff streak to 23 years. This fact alone serves as a testament to the legacy of excellence this organization has cultivated during that time...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 6 months ago 2,604 reads 27 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard Still Has Something to Prove Down the Stretch

    Last season, when the Detroit Red Wings were facing their final four regular-season games, they knew that winning all four of them was the only way they’d make the playoffs...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 1,847 reads 9 comments

  5. Is Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist Really This Good or Just Getting Lucky?

    As of right now, life is pretty good for the Detroit Red Wings . Another late-season playoff push has the Red Wings back in the playoff picture, thanks in no small measure to the NHL 's hottest scorer—Gustav Nyquist ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 12,362 reads 50 comments

  6. Detroit Red Wings' Playoff Hopes Resting on Young Shoulders

    The Detroit Red Wings are facing their final seven games of the 2013-14 season having no idea if they will play beyond them...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 1,993 reads 11 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings Will Need to Beat NHL's Best to Make 2013-14 Playoffs

    If the Detroit Red Wings end up finishing the season two points shy of a playoff spot, their loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night might just be labeled the biggest heartbreaker of the 2013-14 season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 4,477 reads 10 comments

  8. Detroit Red Wings' Future Is Bright Regardless of Playoff Chances

    It is something fans in Detroit have been dreading for a few seasons now, and something fans in other cities have been waiting for almost as long—the decline and fall of the Red Wings...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 5,177 reads 20 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings' Injury Situation Has Become So Bad, It's Funny

    There will likely never be consensus on exactly when the Detroit Red Wings ’ injury reports morphed from being regularly depressing to flat out comical. However, the fact that they are now exactly that seems beyond dispute...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 8,330 reads 12 comments

  10. Detroit Red Wings' 2013-14 Season Collapse Is Painful, and Painfully Slow

    For the better part of a generation, fans of the Detroit Red Wings always had something good to look forward to in mid-March. By that point in the season, the Red Wings always had something to play for...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 3,806 reads 22 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson Must Become a Difference Maker, and Soon

    There’s no need to rehash what every Detroit Red Wings fan already knows to be true so it’s best to simply state it — if this team actually makes the playoffs, it will be by the skin of their teeth...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 1,494 reads 4 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings' Playoff Chances Are Getting Uncomfortably Slim

    They say that numbers can be used to prove almost anything. Then again, many will tell you that “numbers don’t lie...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 7 months ago 8,317 reads 26 comments

  13. Detroit Red Wings' Trade for David Legwand Desperate but Worth It

    When the clock struck 3 p.m. on Wednesday, it appeared the Detroit Red Wings had remained utterly silent on trade-deadline day—then came the news that one of Detroit’s more familiar foes would now become a much-needed friend...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 11,674 reads 19 comments

  14. Detroit Red Wings' Best Trade Option Is to Make No Trade at All

    Few things get NHL fans as excited as the race to the trade-deadline day. While nothing beats the excitement of the playoffs, the trade deadline is easily the second-most adrenaline-filled event of the NHL season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 4,964 reads 33 comments

  15. Only Mike Babcock Can Extend the Detroit Red Wings' 22-Year Playoff Streak

    As the Detroit Red Wings resume their 2013-14 season, the remaining schedule looks more like a sprint than a marathon...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 2,983 reads 4 comments

  16. Why Stephen Weiss Will Make Up for Poor 2013-14 Start After NHL Resumes

    As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to thaw themselves out from the freeze brought on by the Winter Olympic Games, the stark reality of their current situation is once again coming to the forefront...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 3,901 reads 8 comments

  17. Will Jimmy Howard's Uneventful Trip to Sochi Be Good or Bad for the Red Wings?

    With the Czech Republic’s elimination of Team Slovakia—and with it, forwards Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco's participation—and Henrik Zetterberg’s herniated ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 2,935 reads 1 comments

  18. How Bleak Is Detroit Red Wings' 2013-14 Outlook with Henrik Zetterberg Out?

    Henrik Zetterberg ’s attempt to lead Team Sweden to Olympic gold ended nearly as quickly as it began...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 5,306 reads 31 comments

  19. 5 Burning Questions for Detroit Red Wings' 2014 Olympians

    For the next two weeks, 10 players who have played hockey as Detroit Red Wings will shed their allegiances to their NHL team and each other to play for their respective homelands...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 607 reads 0 comments

  20. How Will the Olympic Break Affect the Detroit Red Wings' Playoff Push?

    As of now, the Detroit Red Wings ’ 2013-14 season is in a state of suspended animation. For the Star Wars fans among us, we can think of the Red Wings a bit like Han Solo ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 8 months ago 2,205 reads 5 comments

  21. Pavel Datsyuk's Return Just in Time for Sochi Will Benefit Detroit Red Wings

    If all goes as hoped, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome Pavel Datsyuk back to the lineup on Thursday against the Florida Panthers ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 9 months ago 2,978 reads 5 comments

  22. Gustav Nyquist's Successful 2014 Olympic Bid Would Benefit Detroit Red Wings

    Prior to the Red Wings’ Super Bowl Sunday tilt against the Washington Capitals , forward Gustav Nyquist had already put himself on the short list to replace teammate Johan Franzen on Team Sweden for the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 9 months ago 2,919 reads 18 comments

  23. Detroit Red Wings Forward Riley Sheahan Living Up to Draft-Day Promises

    At the start of this season, Riley Sheahan wasn ’t exactly a marquee name on the Detroit Red Wings roster—in fact, he wasn ’t on the roster at all...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 9 months ago 2,665 reads 1 comments

  24. Is Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland Moving Away from Veteran Bias?

    On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings put 37-year-old forward Mikael Samuelsson on waivers. While he is the third veteran Detroit Red Wing to be waived this season (forwards Jordin ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 9 months ago 5,295 reads 40 comments

  25. Move to Eastern Conference Is Detroit Red Wings' Silver Lining in Rough Season

    One of the lamentable aspects of the Detroit Red Wings ’ move to the Eastern Conference this season was the loss of the rivalry between them and the Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 9 months ago 2,079 reads 21 comments