1. Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview: Part 1: Forward Fight Hot at the Bottom

    Before we get started... According to my 'To Do' List, this preview should have come out yesterday. However, the biggest tragedy in recent sports history rendered that plan moot...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 971 reads 17 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings: Plane Crash Kills Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei and Stefan Liv

    Amidst what was already a tragic summer for the NHL, a devastating blow has been dealt to the game itself and the Detroit Red Wings in particular...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 768 reads 15 comments

  3. Nicklas Lidstrom, Jarome Iginla and 8 Other NHL Players Impossible to Hate

    If you've ever played sports, or competed in any event that pit you against one or more opponents, you likely know that one of the hardest things to do is to give the other side anything resembling praise...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 2,209 reads 95 comments

  4. NHL Predictions: Johan Franzen and 5 Other Detroit Red Wings on the Hot Seat

    To be fair, these are usually the kind of articles I hate. You know, the ones that make predictions about players and which of them need to "step up" during the season before the ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 998 reads 10 comments

  5. NHL Predictions: Detroit Red Wings Will Be Solidly Fragile Stanley Cup Contender

    With NHL training camps a little over a month away, making predictions of any kind is a little ridiculous...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 1,441 reads 11 comments

  6. NHL Free Agents 2011: Detroit Should Claim Trent Hunter, Waive Jiri Hudler

    First and foremost, let me clarify that what is suggested in the headline has not happened, nor has it been suggested as possibly happening. Well, until now...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 2,362 reads 20 comments

  7. NHL Free Agency: Detroit Red Wings Roster Is Full, Is Ken Holland Done Dealing?

    Though Detroit GM Ken Holland had a pile of money to spend on free agents this summer, here he sits, apparently ready to stand pat with $5 million burning a hole in his pocket...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 5,258 reads 16 comments

  8. Detroit Red Wings: 7 Best Free-Agent Deals of Ken Holland's Tenure

    He's been called many things over the past 14 years—a "genius," a "wizard," the "best GM in the NHL ." Since July 18th, 1997, Ken Holland has been at the helm of one of the most successful sports teams in the world over that same period of time...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 2,753 reads 7 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings: Chris Osgood to Retire, Will His No. 30 Be Retired as Well?

    Say what you will about the man, but today marks the end of an era. Chris Osgood is perhaps the most polarizing Detroit Red Wings player of all time...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 983 reads 22 comments

  10. NHL Free Agent Rumors: When Will Ty Conklin Be a Detroit Red Wing Again?

    If this were Nicklas Lidstrom, I could understand. If it were the vacant slot left by Brian Rafalski, I wouldn't be perplexed. Hell, if it were Patrick Eaves or Drew Miller, it wouldn't surprise me...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 3 years ago 63 reads 16 comments

  11. NHL Free Agency: Detroit Red Wings Continue Search for Jimmy Howard's Back Up

    No, it wasn't Kevin Bieksa and James Wisniewski, but, with the signing of Mike Commodore and Ian White, and the retention of Jonathan Ericsson, the Detroit Red Wings have secured their blueline for the 2011-12 season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 1,645 reads 20 comments

  12. NHL Free Agency: Detroit Red Wings Miss out on Big Names, but Save Big Money

    Did you ever score a nice wad of cash for a birthday when you were a kid? Maybe you banked 100, even 150 bucks from caring but unimaginative aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 4,535 reads 27 comments

  13. NHL Free Agency: Detroit Red Wings Dodge Jaromir Jagr, Sign Miller and Eaves

    Mark my words ladies and gentlemen, the Red Wings have dodged quite a bullet in not landing Jaromir Jagr...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 567 reads 12 comments

  14. Detroit Red Wings: The 10 Most Memorable Moments of Nicklas Lidstrom's Career

    Does the date June 17, 1989, have any significance to you? I know I may have inadvertently just made mention of your birthday, or perhaps the date of your high school graduation or wedding anniversary, but that's not what I was getting at...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 1,338 reads 5 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings:5 Reasons Nicklas Lidstrom's Return Will Help Land Free Agents

    After an unexpectedly busy month of May which saw the Red Wings bid adieu to two assistant coaches and one Brian Rafalski, the largest question looming over Hockeytown has been answered—Nicklas Lidstrom will return for the 2011-12 season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 3,770 reads 9 comments

  16. Detroit Red Wings: Nicklas Lidstrom Returning to Team for One Year at $6 Million

    Various sources, including the Detroit Free Press are reporting this morning that Nicklas Lidstrom will return to the Red Wings for a 20th season. Lidstrom will reportedly earn the same salary as he did last season, $6...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 415 reads 21 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Ex-Wings That Could Fill Vacated Assistant Coaching Slots

    As soon as the Red Wings were bounced out of the second round of the playoffs, the biggest question mark hanging over the team was whether or not Nicklas Lidstrom would retire...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 1,749 reads 4 comments

  18. NHL: Ottawa Senators Snag Paul MacLean from Detroit Red Wings as Head Coach

    While the Detroit Red Wings await word from Nicklas Lidstrom as to his playing future, another unexpected exit from Detroit has occurred in the interim...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 901 reads 17 comments

  19. Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Tim Thomas and 5 Others We'd Like to See Lift the Cup

    So, unless you are a Canucks or Bruins fan, the dreams that danced through your head in October about your team's captain lifting the Cup over his head in June have been long since dashed...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 890 reads 7 comments

  20. NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons Shea Weber to Detroit Red Wings Will Never Happen

    With the Detroit Red Wings ' second straight second-round exit (read it again, it makes sense) at the hands of the San Jose Sharks , a multitude of questions surrounded the team's ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 258 reads 23 comments

  21. Brian Rafalski of the Detroit Red Wings Expected to Retire, but Why?

    Various sources including TSN.ca and NHL .com are reporting that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski will announce his retirement from the NHL as early as this Wednesday...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 1,165 reads 53 comments

  22. Detroit Red Wings Speculation: Should Nicklas Lidstrom Stay or Should He Go?

    As a young man in Sweden, long before he became one of the greatest hockey players who ever lived, Nicklas Lidstrom was a student. Specifically, Lidstrom studied electrical engineering...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 2,728 reads 10 comments

  23. NHL Free Agency: Detroit Red Wings McCrimmon Leaving...Nick Lidstrom Returning?

    Mlive.com's Ansar Khan is reporting that Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Brad McCrimmon will not be returning to the team for a fourth season behind the bench...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 1,136 reads 18 comments

  24. NHL: The 10 Biggest Questions Facing the Detroit Red Wings This Summer

    So, here we are again, unfortunately. Another second-round loss to the San Jose Sharks , another longer than expected summer for the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 2,678 reads 21 comments

  25. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Open Letter to the San Jose Sharks—Go Win the Stanley Cup

    Dear Sharks, First and foremost, to you and your fans, let me say "congratulations" on a very hard-fought series and a thrilling Game 7 victory. As a Red Wings fan, I could get into excuse-making here...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about 3 years ago 624 reads 35 comments