Red Wings clinch 23rd straight playoffs appearance

It is the longest active playoffs streak in sports. The Boston Bruins own the longest playoffs streak in sports history at 29, so the Wings need six more straight appearances to tie it. Since Mike Ilitch bought the Red Wings in 1982, the team has missed the playoffs all of four times. Amazing.

Nicklas Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony [Full Video]

if you missed it, Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the best defensive players of all-time, had his jersey number 5 retired on Thursday, March 6. Lidstrom's list of accomplishments is long and distinguished —  [insert Top Gun quote here]. He's NICKnamed 'the Perfect Human' because, in addition to being one of the best hockey players, he's […]

Red Wings trade for magic leg

The Red Wings are the walking wounded. Going into the trade deadline needing defensive help Nicklas Lidstrom to come out of retirement, Kenny Holland instead found himself needing to buy a bandaid.  Detroit native David Legwand is that temporary relief. The finger in the dike.  Holland traded Patrick Eaves, prospy Calle Jarnkrok, and a 3rd round […]

Johan Franzen responds to Chris Neil’s nonsense

Chris Neil's unbuckling of Johan Franzen's helmet, punching him in the side of the head and ramming him into the boards got some play. Questions were asked and answers were given. Chris Neil brought up cosmetics [via Puck Daddy]: “I’m there first shift and any shift he wants,” he said after Senators' practice Friday. “He […]

Chris Neil unbuckles Johan Franzen’s helmet, punches him in the head

Chris Neil is a real dickhead. Just look at him peeing out of his mouth!  In Johan Franzen's second game back from a concussion, the Ottawa Senators' goon tried to goad Franzen into a fight, and when Franzen smartly refused to drop the gloves, Neil unbuckled Franzen's helmet, gave him a right jab to the […]

Tomáš Tatar scores, pays tribute to late father

Ken Daniels confirmed on FOX Sports Detroit during the Red Wings-Kings telecast on Saturday night that Red Wings left winger Tomáš Tatar indeed lost his father on Friday. As unimaginable as it may seem to have to go to "work" a mere day after losing your father, Tatar bravely decided to lace up the skates […]

Daniel Alfredsson, Stephen Weiss sign with Red Wings

While the Pistons still haven't made a move, the Red Wings made a bit of a baby splash on Day 1 of NHL free agency. After 17 years with the Ottawa Senators, the Sens' captain Daniel Alfredsson agreed to a one-year deal to win a Cup before he retires. The right winger will be 41 […]

Swallowing Game 7 sadness

Game 7 was Wednesday night; it's Friday morning and I think I'm 100-percent over the loss now. (I'll retract that statement when the puck drops Saturday afternoon.) That's all I really have to say. Okay, it's not. The Red Wings were fantastic, in my opinion – outplaying their talent threshold all playoffs and creating some […]

Red Wings take Game 3, Blackhawks’ composure

There were hockey pundits who thought the Red Wings would get swept by the No. 1 Blackhawks, arguably the best Blackhawks team ever. After a tough seven-game series against the mighty mighty Ducks, I will admit that a let down against the Blackhawks from a team that had, really, already exceeded expectations didn't seem completely […]