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  1. Report: Colaiacovo close to signing with Detroit

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Carlo Colaiacovo

    He would help them with their defensive depth problems.

  2. NHL on NBC: Rangers, Devils series heads to New Jersey

    May 18, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates a second period goal by teammate Marc Staal #18 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Can New York bounce back from after Wednesday’s loss?

  3. Looking back at the last Boston-Detroit game on NBC

    Nov 24, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    Much has changed since that afternoon match on Sunday, Feb. 13.

  4. Ian White is making Brian Rafalski’s retirement easy to handle in Detroit

    Oct 17, 2011, 7:45 AM EDT

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    Cory Emmerton, Ian White

    The Wings are off to an undefeated start and their lone offseason pickup, Ian White, is filling in the gap for the retired Brian Rafalski.

  5. Why the Red Wings need Jonathan Ericsson to make “the leap” this year

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

    Jonathan Ericsson

    Jonathan Ericsson may have been a starter for Detroit last season, but he wasn’t lighting the world on fire with his play. The Red Wings will need him to live up to the hype and fast.

  6. Ian White might jostle with Jonathan Ericsson for spot in Red Wings’ top four

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    With Brian Rafalski out of the picture because of his retirement, the Red Wings might witness a battle between Ian White and Jonathan Ericsson for time in the team’s top two defensive pairings.

  7. Are Helm, Eaves and Miller the Red Wings’ closest thing to a new ‘Grind Line’?

    Jul 27, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

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    Darren Helm, Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves

    Many Red Wings fans are probably saddened by Kris Draper’s retirement, but four younger forwards should make that defensive transition easier. In fact, they already started it.

  8. Kris Draper announces retirement from NHL after 20 seasons

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

    Kris Draper

    After a 20 year NHL career, Kris Draper calls it quits after what ended up being an outstanding career from one that started off inauspiciously.

  9. Report: Red Wings’ Web site caption reveals that Kris Draper will announce retirement on Tuesday

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Colin Wilson, Kris Draper

    A caption on a Kris Draper photo reveals that the grinding forward will probably announce his retirement on Tuesday.

  10. Will he retire or be Detroit’s backup? Chris Osgood will announce decision on Tuesday

    Jul 18, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    Tomorrow’s conference call will reveal whether Chris Osgood will retire or spend another season as Jimmy Howard’s backup in Detroit.

  11. Teemu Selanne retirement semi-update: Bob Murray says ‘He feels fine’

    Jul 12, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

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    Teemu Selanne

    It’s still unclear if Teemu Selanne will retire or come back for another season, but Ducks GM Bob Murray said he was “feeling good” after skating on Monday.

  12. Red Wings hope to reduce impact of Brian Rafalski’s retirement with Ian White

    Jul 2, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

    Jonathan Ericsson, Ian White

    The Red Wings hope to replace some of Brian Rafalski’s production by committee. Signing former Sharks defenseman Ian White could help them do that.

  13. Red Wings announce that Nicklas Lidstrom will be back for one year at $6.2M

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Detroit Red Wings need not fear anymore: Nicklas Lidstrom will come back for one more year, according to the team. Update: the one-year deal will reportedly pay him $6.4 million, the same salary he received in 2010-11.

  14. Brian Rafalski cites injuries and wanting time with family for retiring from NHL

    May 25, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    During Brian Rafalski’s retirement press conference today, the 11 year NHL veteran and 15 year professional cited his health and his wont to be with his family more as reasons to call it a career, money be damned.

  15. Red Wings bits: Rafalski presser on Wednesday, team will play Flyers in London, Ontario

    May 24, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Four

    It’s likely that the Red Wings’ Wednesday press conference will be held to announce Brian Rafalski’s retirement. In other news, the team will play against the Flyers in a pre-season game in London, Ontario.

  16. Report: Brian Rafalski set to retire from NHL, make Detroit’s offseason more interesting

    May 23, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    There’s going to be a Red Wings defenseman announcing their retirement this offseason but it’s not the one you’re thinking it is.

  17. Should the Detroit Red Wings be worried about their defense?

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Martin Hanzl, Radim Vrbata

    No one should doubt that the Detroit Red Wings are legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup, but will a secretly shaky defense doom them against the league’s best teams?

  18. Pavel Datsyuk dazzles, Detroit’s PP takes over to give Red Wings 3-0 first period lead

    Apr 16, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings power play dominated the first period, as Detroit generated a 3-0 lead on the floundering Coyotes.

  19. Red Wings injury news: Brian Rafalski’s OK, Pavel Datsyuk day-to-day

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk

    The Red Wings were shaken up when both Pavel Datsyuk and Brian Rafalski were injured during Thursday’s game, but it looks like Rafalski will play Saturday while Datsyuk is day-to-day.

  20. The five biggest trade deadline losers

    Feb 28, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Chris Campoli, Jonathan Toews

    While there weren’t any catastrophically bad trades during a timid trade deadline, there still were teams who did something foolish (or did nothing at all). With that in mind, we count down the day’s five biggest losers … with a little twist at the end.

  21. Hockey Day Preview: Top 5 Americans who will play in Sunday’s games

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    The 2011 Hockey Day in America games will spotlight the joy of the sport in the United States. What better way to reveal that spirit than to look at the best five U.S.-born skaters appearing in the four contests?

  22. Goal of the Night – Dustin Brown (December 27)

    Dec 28, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Anze Kopitar’s great saucer pass sets up a nice Dustin Brown tally for the December 27th goal of the night.

  23. Goal of the Night – Danny Cleary (December 22)

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    rafalskiandlidstromcelebrate

    We credit Danny Cleary because he actually scored the goal, but December 22nd’s best tally was all about Brian Rafalski’s beautiful pass.

  24. This week’s three stars: Rick Nash, John-Michael Liles and Brian Rafalski

    Nov 22, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    nashentersgame

    Click “Read More” to find out why Rick Nash, John-Michael Liles and Brian Rafalski were named the three stars of the week ending on November 21.

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