I'm not sure which is more hideous. The Detroit Red Wings defense or Jeff Blashill's facial expressions. His face must hurt after each Red Wings game. It's not as painful as Red Wings fans watching Justin Abdelkader though. I've seen turtles on pot move faster than #8 does.
Can the NHL please rename the Norris trophy the Bobby Orr Trophy? I realize Bettman wants to pretend the NHL started in 19... Read More »
It was 22 years ago when the Red Wings ended their 42 year Stanley Cup drought. Sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers it looked to be the beginning of a Red Wings Dynasty. A week later one of their best defensemen, Vladimir Konstantinov's career ended abruptly due to a terrible limousine accident.
Like all Red Wings fans, I was in shock. I couldn't believe this happened. The selfish Red Wings fan p... Read More »
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The Detroit Red Wings used to be the envy of the NHL. The Gold Standard. Even the Chicago Blackhawks wised up and emulated the Red Wings successful model for building a hockey team. The Red Wings were once legitimate Stanley Cup contenders from 1993 to 2009. They somehow made the playoffs in 2014 and in 2015. The 25 consecutive playoff streak is both an excellent ach... Read More »
It's been a frustrating summer for most Red Wings fans. Red Wings GM Ken Holland promised "changes were coming. We're going to be aggressive fixing our defense." Well that never really happened.
The only positive move Holland made was when he was able to trade Pavel Datsyuk's contract to the Arizona Coyotes. In doing so Holland passed up the chance to draft the highly touted young defenseman n... Read More »
Being a Red Wings fan, I used to loathe Sidney Crosby. We all knew his supreme talent level. We all heard about "Sid the Kid" years before he was drafted. He was to be the "Next one."
In 2008 I watched the Red Wings shut down Sid in the Stanley Cup Final thanks in large part to Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom. I shook my head each time as Sid whined at a referee or dove like an Olym... Read More »