Detroit News "Think about the wives and girlfriends, coach Mike Babcock said. With the Red Wings pretty much camped at home for the past month, think about the aggravation of their wives and girlfriends and the fact the ladies need a break. It's time for the Red Wings to hit the road, for a while. "You..." December 27
Detroit News "It's been a puzzle at times this season, a source of frustration for the Red Wings. When the Red Wings' power play goes into deep slumber, it's fair to ask how a unit with so much offensive talent can go so silent. The unit ranked near the bottom of the league through much of the first..." December 26
Detroit News "The holiday break is going to be a little sweeter for the Red Wings. They made mistakes and lost two players during the game, but they scored some goals for a change and defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-3. Tomas Tatar had two power-play goals, and Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen (power..." December 24
Weiss confirms he is in tonight. Mrazek first off ice, so he is starting.
Pro Hockey Talk "Stephen Weiss is “ready” to play, and it’s expected he’ll in the lineup when Detroit hosts Buffalo Tuesday night. Weiss has been injured and out of the lineup since Dec. 12. Limited to just 11 games this season, the 31-year-old forward has managed an impressive four goals and six assists. In..." December 23
Denver Post "It was only fitting that, after producing just 12 shots and riding goalie Calvin Pickard for the scoreless first two periods, the Avalanche would ride the rookie sensation all the way to the extended end Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Pickard, who entered overtime having allowed just two..." December 22
Lighthouse Hockey "For some reason that only the benevolent hockey gods can explain, the New York Islanders have had lots of recent success against the Detroit Red Wings, particularly at Joe Louis Arena, and now that the Islanders are a top team in the league the hockey gods have not yet seen fit to change..." December 20
Detroit News "The last thing Stephen Weiss needed was another injury, something else to knock him out of the lineup. But Weiss hurt his shoulder Dec. 12 against Florida, and back on the sidelines Weiss went for the last three games, hoping he'll return for Sunday's game against Colorado but not knowing for..." December 20
Fox Sports "Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey. He also apparently has traits of Superman. The legendary NHL star, 86, was reported to have been battling for his life following a series of strokes. However, it was recently reported that the former Detroit Red Wing Hall of Famer had taken a turn for the better...." December 19
Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been ill at ease, physically and statistically. He practiced today for the first time this week, after battling a sickness bad enough that he got blood work done. He never feared that he had mumps, the infection that has spread through NHL locker..." December 18
The Cannon "In a game of playoff-level intensity, the Blue Jackets brought sixty five minutes plus of effort and notched a thrilling 1- 0 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings. It's a December to Remember. The Blue Jackets took their six game winning streak into The Joe on Tuesday night, hoping to..." December 17
Pro Hockey Talk "Over the course of the last nine seasons the Detroit Red Wings have been at the bottom of the league when it comes to fighting majors in every season but one. That doesn’t mean the team’s general manager, Ken Holland, is against fighting. “I’m not against fighting. We prioritize that on our..." December 17
kuklaskorner "The Detroit Red Wings face a stiff task in ending their 0-1-and-2 streak against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that's a) won 6 straight games and b) has a 7-2-and-1 record against Detroit of late when the teams tangle this evening (7:30 PM on FSD/FS Ohio/97.1 FM), and the Wings' morning skate..." December 16
Daniel Cleary is now one game away from collecting a $1M performance bonus for appearing in 10 games this season. #RedWings
Babcock said Tatar and Franzen expected to play tomorrow. Just sick. Not mumps.
Hearing separated shoulder for Stephen Weiss.
Pro Hockey Talk "From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, it’s… …prospect Dylan Larkin, a roster player along the lines of a Riley Sheahan or Tomas Jurco, and a first-round pick. Debate among yourselves whether Myers is worth that. Assuming the report is accurate, GM Ken Holland has no doubt been debating it..." December 13
Toronto Sun "The last time James Reimer started a game was all the way back on Nov. 15. But when he finally got his chance between the pipes again, he didn’t disappoint. Reimer made at least a half-dozen highlight reel saves among his 41 stops as Toronto defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout in Detroit..." December 11
Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock won’t be testing the open market after all. According to a report in The Windsor Star, Babcock and the Red Wings are nearing a deal, which will keep the 51-year-old behind Detroit bench long-term. Bob Duff reports the deal could happen as early as this month and will make..." December 11
Detroit News "Justin Abdelkader was back on the ice and working with his Red Wings teammates Tuesday, but don't expect a quick return just yet. Abdelkader has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury but was back at practice Tuesday wearing a gray, non-contact jersey. "I'm feeling better,"..." December 10
Detroit News "No morning skate, little time to rest after an emotional victory the night before, but it didn't matter for Pavel Datsyuk. He was ready to go Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes. "We didn't have practice, I like it," said Datsyuk, who along with linemates Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm led..." December 08
Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock, with that legendary stare and time ticking in his current contract, has now won 500 games as a National Hockey League head coach. He achieved the milestone Saturday night, as his Detroit Red Wings came back to defeat the New York Rangers by a final score of 3-2. The Red Wings..." December 07
Detroit News "They got to the third period against the Stars on Thursday, ahead by a goal, and one had to wonder how it would go. Among the recent priorities for the Red Wings is closing out games. Often enough this season, with a lead in the third period, the team's foot has come off the gas pedal, and..." December 06
Michigan Live "After Anthony Mantha went pointless for the fourth time in five games, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill was unconcerned Friday as he stressed the jump the touted rookie is going through. After two goals in his first four games, Mantha has since been scoreless with just one assist. He..." December 06
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings returned to their productive ways, restoring order to their week. Two nights after an outing described as brutal by their coach, they built a good lead, and then rebuilt it, to earn a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. "Huge for us get a good..." December 05
Detroit Free Press "Justin Abdelkader was back on the ice today at Joe Louis Arena. And before he met with the media inside the Detroit Red Wings dressing room, locker neighbor Pavel Datsyuk told him what he wanted to hear. "I just want positive delivery of message," Datsyuk said. So, Justin, how are you..." December 05
CBC Sports "Longtime Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson officially announced his retirement from the NHL at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. A free agent who has not played this season, Alfredsson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Senators and will skate with the team during warmups..." December 04
Detroit News "There were signs the last few weeks. Goals were being scored in bunches, but the Red Wings were allowing quite a few, too. "The thing I don't like about what's gone on lately is we're giving up too many goals," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said in the midst of that stretch. "I don't mind if..." December 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The lights went out Tuesday morning at Joe Louis Arena. They came back on for the Florida Panthers in the evening as they salvaged the second night of a back-to-back tour through the Midwest with a 4-3 victory against the Red Wings. It took Detroit's Public Lighting Department five hours to..." December 03
Detroit Free Press "Hockey legend Gordie Howe is in intensive care after suffering another stroke. Son Mark Howe told the Free Press today that he is in en route back to Lubbock, Texas, where Gordie Howe has been staying with his daughter, Cathy, since late summer. " December 02
Babcock said Abdelkader hurt his shoulder. Not significant. Day to day.
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings increased their season-high win streak to four games today after waiting out a 34-minute power outage at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings scored two power plays goals against the Vancouver Canucks and went on to win, 5-3. It was the fourth time in their past seven games that..." December 01
Detroit News "The Red Wings rallied from a three-goal deficit in regulation — then won the shootout for the first time this season. The holiday weekend just got a little better all the way around. The Red Wings won 5-4, winning the shootout 1-0 with Gustav Nyquist scoring the lone goal for the Red Wings..." November 29
Detroit News "The Red Wings beat the Flyers 5-2 with a line made up of three centers, two of whom are often on gurneys in the M*A*S*H unit, and a third who has been there too much for his liking lately. So unusual is the combination, Mike Babcock pronounced himself undecided after the game about whether..." November 27
Detroit Free Press "Gustav Nyquist has used every opportunity to quell questions as to whether he's a one-season wonder or the real thing. As the Detroit Red Wings enter the second quarter of their season -- they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday -- Nyquist leads the Wings with 10 goals in 21 games. He has..." November 26
Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26
Detroit News "Stephen Weiss probably earned some good news like this. After all the injuries, frustration of not playing, criticism of his performance after signing a big free agent contract, after all the sitting and waiting for a chance to play — good karma was surely headed his way. Weiss got into the..." November 25
Toronto Star "There was one play that summed up the term “battle” more than any other in the Leafs’ 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday night. The tale of the tape for James Van Riemsdyk vs. Nik Kronwall, a heavyweight tilt in the third period, gives the Leafs forward the decision. It didn’t show up on the..." November 23
Detroit Free Press "Justin Abdelkader credits a good summer for his good autumn. Abdelkader is second in scoring for the Red Wings, who visit the Maple Leafs tonight. Abdelkader contributed two points to make sure the Wings entered Air Canada Centre on a two-game winning streak. His goal and assist in Winnipeg..." November 22
Yahoo! Sports "Daniel Alfredsson's retirement possibility seems to be getting clearer and clearer -- as if that wasn't the case already for the injured Red Wing. Per TSN's Darren Dreger in The Dreger Report: "Sources tell The Dreger Report that Alfredsson has decided not to play this season and while the..." November 22
Detroit News "A Muskegon woman, 32, pleaded guilty to theft charges in caper involving the swiping the puck from Red Wings' forward Gustav Nyquist's first NHL goal. Amy Lynn Jones entered the plea as part of deal on larceny by conversion and concealing stolen property as a fourth felony offender in Kent..." November 21
Detroit News "For two periods Thursday, the Red Wings didn't look like a team capable of swiping any sort of victory. But, that final 20 minutes, that was a different matter. They looked like a different team, and it was that effort that enabled the Red Wings to grab a 4-3 victory in Winnipeg, banking..." November 21
Detroit News "The Wings will be without the services of defenseman Brendan Smith for at least another week. General manager Ken Holland placed Smith on the seven-day IR Wednesday. Babcock said Smith got an infection in his hand during a fight with the Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno on Tuesday. Smith didn't..." November 20
Detroit News "The message evidently got across to the Red Wings. Coach Mike Babcock wanted to see more out of the Red Wings than he did in Sunday's ugly loss to Montreal. And Babcock did, as the Red Wings defeated Columbus Tuesday at Nationwide Arena 5-0. "He wasn't too pleased but I don't think anyone..." November 19
Daniel Cleary in for Datsyuk tonight
Babcock said Datsyuk making trip to Columbus. Doesn't know if he'll play. Same groin issue.
Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens parlayed a couple of goals in each of the last two periods and a solid defensive effort, spearheaded by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, into a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban supplied the goals in the second..." November 17
Cleary and Nestrasil appear to be healthy scratches again. Weiss (IR) continues to skate.
Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg paused and irritably scratched at his beard for a couple seconds. The question was about his countryman and line mate Johan Franzen and the impact he's had on the Red Wings the past five games since coming off a groin injury. "Yeah, like, I can't really understand people that..." November 16