What It Feels Like to Miss the Playoffs For a Red Wings Fan

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Well, this is weird. For the first time in 25 years (and my entire lifetime), my favorite team--the Detroit Red Wings--have missed out of the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs. I had seen this day coming for a long time, probably since December or January. I realized that the team I watched hit

NHL Department of Player Safety Controversy

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The NHL Department of player Safety announced yesterday that it had suspended Jets Defenseman Jacob Trouba for 2 games for his illegal check to the head of Mark Stone. This announcement was shrouded in controversy, with many people feeling that 2 games was not enough for the deed that Trouba committed.

What Mike Illitch Meant to Me

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On July 20, 1929, a baby boy was born on the west side of Detroit. Little did anyone know at that time that this little man would be the author of a revival of the city he was born in. That man was Mike Illitch, who died yesterday at age 87.

Red Wings Game Recap, Game 48- Pasta -BOS 4, DET 3(OT)

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This team is killing me. Red Wings lose, 4-3, in overtime(again!?!?) to the Boston Bruins. Another point but the agony of losing in the extra session continues. I can't really rip on the powerplay considering that they only had one opportunity, the Bruins played a pretty clean game.(Sarcasm, I'll get to

Red Wings Game Recap, Game 47- Lungfist- NYR 1 DET 0(OT)

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You have to score to win, guys. Red Wings lose, 1-0 in overtime to the New York Rangers. An extra point opportunity squandered for the second straight game, and the powerplay continues to struggle. One of the story lines before this game was the return of Wings D Niklas Kronwall, who has

Red Wings Game Recap, Game 46- Buffa(L)o- DET 2 BUF 3(OT)

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Welp. Red Wings lose, 3-2, to the Buffalo Sabres in overtime. A poor 3rd Period performance, another exposure of the miserable powerplay, and a missed opportunity for two points against the only team in the Atlantic with less points than the Wings. The teams were evenly matched in the first period, going

Red Wings Game Recap, Game 45- Boston Bru-Wins -BOS 5 DET 6 (SO)

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  Petr Mrazek (#34) of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 6-5 shootout win over the Boston Bruins with teammates at Joe Louis Arena on January 18, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Get it? Bru-Wins? Red Wings WIN! In a comeback, 6-5, over the Boston Bruins in a shootout,