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  1. Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for game 1,500 tonight

    Oct 22, 2011, 10:22 AM EST

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    Nicklas Lidstrom is scheduled to become the 14th player in NHL history to cross the 1,500 regular season games played mark tonight.

  2. Mike Babcock hates the Red Wings’ schedule

    Oct 19, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Mike Babcock

    In the midst of a huge layoff between games, Detroit’s head coach is getting antsy.

  3. Babcock excited for protégé Paul MacLean’s opportunity

    Oct 7, 2011, 10:25 PM EST

    Paul MacLean

    Former Red Wings assistant coach Paul MacLean makes his head coaching debut against his former team. Now that he has a new gig, he might need a new team.

  4. Second-chance Swede: Fabian Brunnstrom signs one-year deal with Detroit

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

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    Fabian Brunnstrom

    Fabian Brunnstrom spurned the Detroit Red Wings once to sign with Dallas. This time around he’s thankful to get a contract from them after having a solid tryout with the team.

  5. 2011-2012 season preview: Detroit Red Wings

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven

    Once again, the Wings have the talent to not only make the playoffs, but do some damage once they get there. With Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom around for yet another season, just how deep can the winged-wheel go this season?

  6. Red Wings rule Pavel Datsyuk out of final two preseason games

    Oct 1, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

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    It doesn’t sound like his back problems are too serious, but the Red Wings decided to keep Pavel Datsyuk out of the team’s last two preseason games this weekend.

  7. Brendan Smith feels ‘terrible’ about illegal check on Ben Smith

    Sep 30, 2011, 8:11 PM EST

    Dave Bolland, Brendan Smith, Ben Smith

    Although he said that he didn’t intend to hit Ben Smith in the head, Brendan Smith still expressed remorse for the end result.

  8. Coaches with different perspectives regarding the Smith on Smith hit

    Sep 29, 2011, 1:24 AM EST

    Dave Bolland, Brendan Smith, Ben Smith

    Both Mike Babcock and Joel Quenneville saw Brendan Smith’s hit on Ben Smith. It was only one play, yet the two coaches have two different perspectives on what went down at the United Center.

  9. Shocking: Ian White energized to play with Lidstrom

    Sep 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Talk about signing with the right team. After signing with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent in the offseason, Ian White will be paired with Nicklas Lidstrom on the blueline.

  10. Is Dan Cleary the heir to Tomas Holmstrom’s throne in front of the net?

    Aug 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EST

    Dan Cleary, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Tomas Holmstrom isn’t going to be a menace in front of opposing nets for the Red Wings forever. Could Dan Cleary be the heir to Holmstrom’s home in front of the goalie?

  11. Red Wings expected to name Western Michigan coach Jeff Blashill as one of their assistants

    Jul 8, 2011, 11:23 AM EST

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    Mike Babcock, Drew Miller

    Western Michigan coach Jeff Blashill left his post today to become an assistant coach for Mike Babcock (pictured) and the Red Wings.

  12. Moving on from Atlanta: Dudley joins Maple Leafs staff, Ramsay talks with Babcock

    Jun 24, 2011, 3:48 PM EST

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    Two executives move on from bad luck with the Atlanta Thrashers: former GM Rick Dudley will be one of Brian Burke’s assistant GMs in Toronto while former head coach Craig Ramsay seemingly had an interview to be an assistant coach for Mike Babcock in Detroit.

  13. Senators officially name Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean new head coach

    Jun 14, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

    Joel Quenneville, Paul MacLean

    It’s official: Red Wings assistant coach Paul MacLean will be the Ottawa Senators’ next head coach. Click “Read More” for some background on MacLean and what he’s going up against in Ottawa.

  14. Report: Ottawa Senators primed to hire Paul MacLean and his tremendous mustache

    Jun 13, 2011, 1:41 PM EST

    Joel Quenneville, Paul MacLean

    The Senators are expected to announce Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean as their new head coach tomorrow, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

  15. What Went Wrong: Detroit Red Wings

    May 13, 2011, 3:56 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven

    The Red Wings played about as good a seventh game and a series as you’re going to see but they still came up short. What went wrong? There’s not a lot to find.

  16. Red Wings hold significant Game 7 experience advantage over Sharks

    May 12, 2011, 11:17 AM EST

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    Nicklas Lidstrom

    The Red Wings hold a significant experience advantage over the Sharks when it comes to handling the pressure of Game 7s.

  17. Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision, Johan Franzen might also play in Game 7

    May 11, 2011, 10:44 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision for the Sharks while the Red Wings haven’t ruled out Johan Franzen for Game 7.

  18. Five Thoughts: Detroit is making life miserable on San Jose

    May 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Niklas Kronwall, Valtteri Filppula

    Things just got a lot more interesting in the Western Conference and if you’re the San Jose Sharks this is not at all what you wanted to have happen.

  19. Mike Modano will take Johan Franzen’s place if he can’t play on injured ankle

    May 9, 2011, 6:16 PM EST

    Mike Modano

    If Johan Franzen’s bum ankle gives him too much trouble, it’ll be Mike Modano that gets to take his spot in the lineup.

  20. Five Thoughts: Pavel Datsyuk continues to impress; Roenick sounds off on Patrick Marleau

    May 9, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Pavel Datsyuk

    A day after the Wings’ big win in Game 5, we’re left marveling at Pavel Datsyuk. We’re also awfully curious about Jeremy Roenick’s take on Patrick Marleau too.

  21. Will Mike Modano end his NHL career as a healthy scratch?

    May 6, 2011, 4:03 PM EST

    Mike Modano

    Maybe Mike Modano should have retired last year, but he can hang up his skates knowing that he didn’t retire with gas left in the tank.

  22. Mike Babcock announces lineup changes, predicts San Jose’s response

    May 4, 2011, 3:43 PM EST

    Mike Babcock, Drew Miller

    Mike Babcock announced some changes he’ll make for Game 3 … and predicted Todd McLellan’s counter-moves as well.

  23. Red Wings line shake-up on the way? Zetterberg and Datsyuk split up at practice

    May 3, 2011, 4:13 PM EST

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Two

    The Red Wings are looking for a bit more offense and coach Mike Babcock might be splitting up his dynamic duo to make it happen.

  24. No octopi-fly zone; NHL looking to eliminate traditional octopus toss in Detroit?

    Apr 15, 2011, 4:26 PM EST

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    Is the NHL looking to kill a tradition in Detroit or just trying to rein things in when it comes to flying cephalopods? You make the call!

  25. Mike Modano a healthy scratch tonight against Phoenix

    Apr 13, 2011, 12:19 PM EST

    Tomas Holmstrom, Mike Modano

    Mike Modano probably didn’t expect what might be his last run at a Stanley Cup in the playoffs to start in the press box, but that’s where he’ll be tonight against Phoenix.

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