1. 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 over 3 years ago 628 reads 35 comments

  2. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons the Detroit Red Wings Will Win Game 7 in San Jose

    You know, a hockey fan could get pretty used to this. After decades of believing that a team coming back from a 0-3 series deficit was about as likely as witnessing Big Foot emerge ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 3,796 reads 80 comments

  3. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Could Mike Modano Be the Key to a Red Wings Game 6 Win?

    My guess is we'll never know exactly what it was, but, there was some kind of magical substance passed around the Detroit locker room before the third period of Game 5...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 975 reads 25 comments

  4. NHL Playoffs 2011: Detroit Red Wings Might Be Too Satisfied for Their Own Good

    Despite my arguments and true belief in the contrary , the Detroit Red Wings will not be beating the San Jose Sharks in Round 2...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 728 reads 15 comments

  5. 2011 NHL Playoffs:Detroit Red Wings Down 0-2 to Sharks but History Not Repeating

    Despite what Detroit Red Wings ' fans might think, now is no time to panic. Yes, for the second straight year, the Detroit Red Wings are facing an 0-2 deficit to the San Jose Sharks in the second round of the playoffs...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 2,371 reads 38 comments

  6. NHL Playoffs 2011: Five Reasons the Detroit Red Wings Will Beat the Sharks

    And here we are again. Just like last year, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Phoenix Coyotes in their own barn in Round 1 of the playoffs. And, just like last year, they're headed to San Jose to begin Round 2 against the Sharks...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 2,082 reads 48 comments

  7. Nicklas Lidstrom Nominated for Norris Trophy, but Winning It Is a Long Shot

    For the 11th time in his 19-year NHL career , Nicklas Lidstrom has been officially recognized with a Norris Trophy nomination as one of the three best defensemen in the league...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,199 reads 37 comments

  8. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings Start March Towards Stanley Cup with Sweep

    Well, that was quick. With 2011 NHL playoff hockey just a week old, the league has already seen the end of a series...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,459 reads 29 comments

  9. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why Detroit Red Wings Are Rolling

    Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you I'm a stickler for accountability. This being the case, let me draw your attention to this article penned by yours truly stating my assertion that the Red Wings are destined for an early playoff exit...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,756 reads 14 comments

  10. NHL Playoff Predictions 2011: 5 Playoff Teams With No Chance of Winning the Cup

    It took the very last game of the season to determine who was in, but, as of now, 16 NHL teams are preparing themselves for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 7,409 reads 47 comments

  11. Nicklas Lidstrom and Ken Holland Think Mix of Age and Youth Key for Red Wings

    On Monday, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and his team's captain, Nicklas Lidstrom , spoke with Bleacher Report a day after clinching their ninth Central Division title in 10 ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 718 reads 4 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings Will Make Playoffs for 20th Straight Year, but Won't Get Far

    Let's get something straight right off the hop: this isn't some Chicken Little, knee-jerk reaction to the Red Wings ' recent evisceration on home ice at the hands of the St. Louis Blues ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 2,353 reads 55 comments

  13. Jimmy Howard's Injury Could Yield Unexpected Benefits for Detroit Red Wings

    On Saturday night, right about the time Joffrey Lupul's 206 pounds came crashing down on Jimmy Howard 's left shoulder, a flash of horror came over me, and likely a few thousand other Red Wings fans...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,956 reads 20 comments

  14. NHL Head Shots: Matt Cooke Proves Rule 48 Not Working, but Punishing Teams Would

    Last season, the NHL felt forced to do something about the increase in blatant hits to the head. After losing high-profile players such as Marc Savard and David Booth to head ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,356 reads 28 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: Top 10 Things We'd Like To See in the Last 10 Games of Season

    Head coach Mike Babcock has said he doesn't evaluate his team from game to game, but looks for patterns that emerge after 10-game segments of the season...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 2,263 reads 2 comments

  16. NFL Lockout Should Unlock Potential for NHL to Expand Its Fanbase

    NFL Fans, we feel your pain. The same frustration, disgust and anger currently sweeping through the NFL's fan base worked it's way through the NHL over six years ago. It's a special kind of fury...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 324 reads 4 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Reasons Why Stanley Cup Talk Is Crazy Talk...for Now

    Though the NHL playoff picture is about as clear as black tar, there is no shortage of predictions regarding not only who will make the postseason, but who'll end up skating away with the big sliver mug that comes at the end of it...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 881 reads 15 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings: With Chicago and San Jose Closing Fast, Top Seed Is No Lock

    When it comes to the Western Conference playoff race, the ridiculously small point differential between teams looking in or outside of the playoff picture has most pundits slapping their collective heads in disbelief on a nightly basis...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 437 reads 7 comments

  19. Detroit Red Wings Extend Goalie Jimmy Howard for 2 Years: A Brilliant Move

    Despite the expectations that the Detroit Red Wings would be silent on trade-deadline day, they've made a pretty loud statement just hours away from the 3pm EST deadline— and it's not even a trade...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,225 reads 21 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen Scoring Drought: Were Ya' Kicked By a Mule?!

    The past six games have arguably been the best stretch of hockey the Detroit Red Wings have played all season long...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 523 reads 6 comments

  21. NHL Trade Rumors: Stars Send James Neal to Pittsburgh, Brad Richards Next?

    The Dallas Stars have traded forward James Neal and defenceman Matt Niskanen to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Alex Goligoski...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,279 reads 18 comments

  22. Detroit Red Wings Win 5th Straight and 5 Other Trends That Need to Continue

    It may be hard to believe, in a season that has seen so much success so far, but this is the Red Wings' longest win streak of the year. Five game win streaks aren't usually worth writing about in Detroit...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 927 reads 6 comments

  23. NHL Trade Rumors: As Long As Detroit Red Wings Keep This Up, No Moves Are Needed

    It's hard to believe that, just over a week ago, the idea that the Wings could be in the thick of trade rumors this week seemed reasonable, even probable...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 1,725 reads 17 comments

  24. Strange Days: Detroit Red Wings Looking to Beat Steve Yzerman's Team on Thursday

    If you're a Red Wings fan and you're anything like me, you've been looking forward to February 17, 2011 since the start of the season. No, that's not the new trade deadline date, that's a couple weeks after...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 838 reads 0 comments

  25. Peter Forsberg To Announce Retirement, But Still Planning to Return (Satire)

    After just two games into his second return to the NHL, Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg is set to announce his retirement. The 37-year-old Swede was one of the most gifted players in the game in the mid-90's and early 2000's...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about over 3 years ago 734 reads 11 comments