When Jiri Hudler returned to Detroit in the closed season, he was welcomed back as a strong Powerplay kind of guy, and a knack for scoring opportune goals. With a modest cap hit and a proven track record, there were very few Red Wings pessimists regarding this deal. Hudler had been away from Detroit for [...]
7 games have come and gone since my last blog, and it seems the Wings are still holding firm at the top end of the Conference. I don’t expect to topple the high-flying Canucks right now, but a 5-2-0 record is not exactly a bad thing, and as we head into the final 20-odd [...]
Since my last blog, the Nabakov situation has all died down. Nabby doesn’t want to play for the Islanders, and Garth Snow is telling him he has to. Meanwhile the Red Wings have posted 6-3-0 and despite some defensive lapses, have looked pretty strong. Victories over New Jersey, Ottawa, New York [...]
So the high-profile attempt by the Red Wings to snatch Evgeni Nabakov takes another twist, this time it’s New York Islanders GM Garth Snow who says he expects Nabakov to play in an Islanders uniform. Can’t help but think he’s a little optimistic.
For those of you who haven’t been aware of the saga surrounding this, [...]
Surely everyone remembers last season, where Detroit was struggling all through the season, mainly due to injury, and then after the Olympic break, we managed to put together some excellent form and pile into the Playoffs?
What I would give for an Olympic break right now.
We’re really battered with injuries and are beginning to struggle [...]
Since my last blog, my Red Wings have posted 2-3-1, which is a little disappointing considering the form we were in earlier on. However, when you’re collecting enough points to stay top of the Division, and Conference, then I’m not about to complain.
We lost to LA in OT, and then to San Jose and Nashville, [...]
Whilst I sit in my snow-bound office, watching the droves of people panic they’ll get stuck in work, I reflect on what has been a fantastic start by the Red Wings in this 10-11 season.
As the cars slide around on the ice and snow, as Britain grinds to a halt because [...]
Well, aren’t I just the happiest little bunny (or big bunny, as at 6’4” and 250lbs I’m neither little, nor bunny-like)?
If the Red Wings were an adjective, that adjective would be awesome. At 10-3-1, top of the Central Division, just a point behind LA, the Conference leaders, and a team that looks to be brimming [...]
When Detroit allowed both Brett Lebda and Andreas Lilja to leave, there were questions about whether Nik Lidstrom’s 1 year contract was worth it. Lidstrom was given a $6.5m 1 year deal, whilst Lebda and Lilja were both offered deals they refused.
It appears, just a few games into the season, that the decision made by [...]
Detroit are looking ok in the Standings, but busy in the treatment room…again!
Currently 4th in the West behind Dallas (who have 8pts from 8), Nashville (yet to lose in regulation), and Colorado (have 6pts, but above us due to being top of the Northwest), the Wings can feel they’ve had a decent start. 3-1-1 isn’t [...]