Smiles from The Namesake

So we've hit a bit of a lull in the Free Agent Market news.  So I thought today would be a good day to share a bit of "feel good" news. Let me start by asking a question – what would the Chicago series have looked like if #43 in the Winged Wheel would have […]

Honest Question

Are you happy with today? I was, but then a moment of reflecting upon our acquisitions and non-acquisitions made me see the light. We lost Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula to free agency. We gained Stephen Weiss-not-VVeiss and Daniel Alfredsson. So what? If we remove context, and someone says to me, seemingly out of the […]

Free Agent Frenzy Open Post

Well…it's time for the traditional Free Agent Open post.  I'll keep this thing running with all the updates as often as I can. We kick it off with a doozy… Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive 27s Damien Brunner and Craig Adams both hitting UFA market Ruh roh. Updated 12:10 PM: Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames #RedWings' negotiations with […]

Seeya Carlo – Colaiacovo Is Gone

Well that didn't last long.  Per the Free Press:  Vincent Lecavalier will not be joining the Detroit Red Wings, neither will David Clarkson nor Nathan Horton. Stephen Weiss, on the other hand, could be wearing a Wings sweater next season. And defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo will be bought out by the team. Poor guy barely gets […]

About that Lecavalier Guy…

Wouldn't it be great to have a guy like Vincent Levacalier on the team? What an upgrade he'd be over Filppula!

Cap Anxiety

NHL Free agency is just days away, so it’s time to prepare yourselves for disappointment. That’s not to say Ken Holland won’t have a good summer or that the Wings won’t be able to fill all of our perceived holes. When I say to prepare yourself for disappointment, I mean someone is going to get […]

Red Wings Draft Updates

The NHL Draft is now behind us and the Red Wings selected 8 players. They took 6 forwards and 2 defensemen. After the jump we’ll take a look at each pick and mention some of the most interesting transactions of the day. The aforementioned jump: The Wings traded their 18th overall pick to the Sharks […]

Buyouts Buyouts Buyouts! Come and Get ‘Em

The draft and free agency are just days away, and with the cap coming down mixed in with teams being able to buyout as many as 2 players starting today things are heating up quick. News broke about an hour ago that the Lightning will buy out former 1st overall pick and captain Vinny Lecavalier. […]

Becoming the next Jimmy Howard: What does it take to be a Good Goalie?

Becoming the next Jimmy Howard: What does it take to be a Good Goalie? Although the Detroit Red Wings lost against the Chicago Blackhawks in game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals, it is still an undeniable fact that every Red Wings game is something to watch out for. For the fans of the perennial […]

They Closed

I’m late to the party, but wanted to write about the Griffins’ Calder Cup championship win. First of all, I’m glad they were able to finish the job. Syracuse is a great team and being up 3-0 was a bit unexpected as far as I’m concerned. How does that BS line go? ‘If you had […]

Datsyuk Signs for 3 More Years

The question of whether or not Pavel Datsyuk would head to Russia after playing the final year of his contract has been answered by

Signings, Rumors and Griffins Updates

A lot has happened since the last time I posted something. I know I said that we’d keep you up to speed, then pretty much disappeared. Oops. Won’t happen again. Until it does. Updates after the jump: If you haven’t been paying attention, the Griffins have a 3-2 series lead on the Syracuse Crunch. That’s […]

NOHS Mailbag 06.12.2013

Here’s a bit from our NOHS mailbag, in which we get sacks and sacks of letters. This one comes to us from a reader in our Desert Contingent here in Arizona, and it regards the issue of our self-proclaimed rivals in the Phoenix Coyotes and, at a larger issue, Detroit’s move to the ranks of […]

Players We Need to Keep and Let Go

Now that the offseason is here, let’s take a look at whose contract is up and who needs to be bought out. This will be an interesting summer, to say the least. We’ve got a superstar to keep, the cap is going down, a bunch of UFAs, RFAs and some possible buyouts. The UFA market […]

Griffs Aim for Calder Finals

The kids are all right. This was the first time since I can remember…there was not ONE mention of the Red Wings' age being a hindrance to their play-off performance.  I take that back…they were actually talking about the YOUTH of the organ-i-zation…when was the last time THAT happened? There's a lot of reasons to […]