1. Detroit Red Wings: Motown Redemption: Todd Bertuzzi Makes Most of Second Chance

    The most important thing to remember about second chances is they only come around once. For the life of me, I can't recall who in my youth imparted that profound aphorism to ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 235 reads 23 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings: At the Quarter Mark, Wings Look Like Champions in the Making

    I'd bet you wouldn't have to think too hard to remember the kid's name. You know the guy: the kid in school that was always at the top of the class, knew all the answers to the ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 611 reads 6 comments

  3. NHL Trade Rumors: Brad Richards To Toronto Maple Leafs Talk Is Just Hot Air

    Compared to the sports media community, a seventh-grade girls locker-room cannot hold a candle to the rampant rumor mongering that rages on a daily basis. It's true, as sports fans, we love rumors almost as much as the game itself...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 91 reads 60 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings: Waiving Jiri Hudler May Prove More Sensible Than Playing Him

    Remember last season in Detroit when the Red Wings were so decimated by injuries that half the roster resembled the Grand Rapids Griffins? Did you ever wonder what would happen ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 3,059 reads 51 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard's Contract Extension Should Happen, And Soon

    To date, there's been no serious negotiations. No proposals and counter-proposals furiously faxed and emailed between agent and team. Money, term, bonuses, clauses...all these details remain nebulous and negotiable...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 129 reads 7 comments

  6. Detroit Red Wings: Hot Wings Face Cold Blues Tonight, So Expect Some Steam

    Things couldn't be going much better in Hockeytown these days. With the Red Wings in the middle of a six-game home-stand that has seen them go 3-0, Jiri Hudler getting of the ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 488 reads 10 comments

  7. NHL Trade Rumors: You Can't Fire Me, I Quit: Jarome Iginla Should Demand Trade

    So, here we go again, for the second season in a row, Jarome Iginla is smack-dab in the middle of the trade rumor-mill and isn't likely to get out of it until he's traded, or his season ends...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 2,876 reads 23 comments

  8. Red Wings Soaring: Detroit Pulling Away from Pack in Central Division

    So far this season, each of the five teams in NHL's Central Division have spent some time as the No. 1 team in the division...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,623 reads 18 comments

  9. Detroit Red Wings: 10 Things We've Learned After 10 Wins On The Season

    In what has become the ultra-competitive Central Division, the race to the top, for each team who's been there, has been anything but easy, and their hold on the No. 1 position, anything but safe...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 2,447 reads 17 comments

  10. NHL: New Jersey Devils Request to Forfeit Season, Kovalchuk Contract (Satire)

    SATIRE—In what was billed as a battle for last place, two of the NHL's worst teams so far this season, the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils faced off on Wednesday night...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,825 reads 17 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings: Jiri Hudler Becoming a Casualty of Detroit's Healthy Start

    It's something an old boss of mine commonly referred to as a "high-quality problem." A situation that may be stressful, unexpectedly demanding or difficult to deal with—but in a good way...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,481 reads 31 comments

  12. NHL: Best Faces In New Places: Ranking The 10 Best Acquisitions Of 2010

    At their core, all NHL general managers are gamblers. They have to be. When it comes to building a successful NHL team, there is no such thing as a sure thing, no guaranteed methods for picking winners and seldom, if any, safe bets...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 4,501 reads 15 comments

  13. Detroit Red Wings Face Tough Test Against Desperate Calgary Flames Team

    It may sound strange, but I'd bet dollars to donuts Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock would much rather face a loaded Vancouver Canucks squad on a seven-game winning streak than ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 294 reads 1 comments

  14. NHL: Why Fellow GMs Owe New Jersey Devils' Lou Lamoriello One Big "Thank You"

    Perhaps, this was his plan all along. Perhaps the decision, so foolish and damaging on the face of it, is part of a larger, more altruistic purpose. Perhaps Lou Lamoriello, the subject of much ridicule so far this season, is, in fact, a messiah...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,063 reads 17 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: October Start Should Set Up Excellent Regular Season

    Almost no human activity is immune from this simple and undeniable fact—a good start, is the best start...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 612 reads 2 comments

  16. Red Wings Goalie Jimmy Howard Out With Back Spasms, Will Not Play Tonight

    The Detroit Red Wings will face the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena tonight without starting goaltender Jimmy Howard . Howard began suffering back spasms after practice Thursday afternoon and will be evaluated again on Friday...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 443 reads 0 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings: Tonight's Tilt Against Phoenix Coyotes Could Be Toughest Yet

    What's that they say about injured animals...that's when they're the most dangerous? Well, if that's the case, I'm guessing Coyotes are no exception...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 245 reads 2 comments

  18. NHL: Will Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin Remain in the NHL This Season?

    Taylor or Tyler? That was the question that swirled around this year's NHL Entry Draft as the two top prospects were equally worthy of going to Edmonton as the first overall pick...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,147 reads 6 comments

  19. NHL Plus-Minus: The 5 Best and 5 Worst Performances So Far This Season

    The plus/minus statistic in the NHL has always been a bit of a controversial metric. First employed in the 1950's by the Montreal Canadiens, the stat became officially tracked by the NHL in 1968...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 2,737 reads 29 comments

  20. Mike Modano and Red Wings' Third Line Not Much of a Factor...Yet

    We all wondered how long it would take, and thankfully, we didn't have to wait long. After all the hoopla surrounding Mike Modano's "homecoming" to Detroit , quite possibly to ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,222 reads 6 comments

  21. Red Wings-Ducks: Todd Bertuzzi May Sit, Andreas Lilja Returns

    In order to head into another four-day layoff on a three-game win streak, the Detroit Red Wings will need to achieve the quick start that Mike Babcock so demands. Tonight's game has a few interesting story lines...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 258 reads 1 comments

  22. Rick Rypien's 6 Game Suspension Far Too Light a Sentence

    Think back, for a moment, to all the things that got you in trouble as a kid in grade school. Sure, there were things that got you busted at home too, but school was the place ...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 412 reads 9 comments

  23. Detroit Red Wings: Kris Draper Out Up to 6 Weeks—A Blessing in Disguise?

    Before you read this, please read this . You won't have to read much; in fact, you can go ahead and stop at the second slide...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 622 reads 0 comments

  24. Detroit Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg Yet To Score, and Four Other Trends of Note

    So, five down, 77 to go. Man, when you say it like that, making any statements about a team after completing just six-percent of their season seems a little silly...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 1,606 reads 4 comments

  25. NHL Injuries and The Hurt Factor: Key Injuries Already Putting The Hurt on Teams

    In a sport as fast, aggressive and dangerous as hockey, injuries are simply a part of the game. Like slap shots, power-plays and hip checks, injuries are one of the things that makes hockey the game that it is...

    Matt Hutter Written by Matt Hutter about almost 4 years ago 3,502 reads 18 comments