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Quick Recap- DRW/CBJ

If you thought Detroit's Reverse Retro Jersey was going to take the team back to the glory years, well you were wrong.

Although the Wings had a so-so first period, the score was tied at 1-1.

A whole different story in the middle 20.  The Blue Jackets added 3 goals while the Wings only had 4 shots compared to 17 by Columbus.

At the start of the third period, Thomas Greiss replaced Jonathan Bernier and did not allow a goal but Detroit failed to score too.

Final- Columbus Blue Jackets 4 Detroit Red Wings 1

Detroit goal is below.

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Wingaholics, No Known Cure

I'll keep it simple. The Wings really blew it against the Cawks the other night. To give up five goals in the third period is as bad as it gets. Don't expect much to change, because it's been happening for three plus years now.

I know that this isn't exactly the best way to convince 19 stalwart, die hard fans to hangout and watch another game together, but, I cannot tell a lie.

I guess we're just a bunch of Wingaholics. No known cure...

It's a Live Blog!

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Video- Jeff Blashill Before Puck Drop

Injury updates, Larkin hopefuly back next week, Fabbri a game time decision and more.

 

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Video- Joe Veleno In Action

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Player Movement Today For The Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Michael Rasmussen from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings reassigned defenseman Gustav Lindstrom to the team’s taxi squad from Grand Rapids and reassigned goaltender Kaden Fulcher to the Griffins from the taxi squad.

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Youth On The Rise, At Least This Week

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press with here weekly stock up/down submission.

Stock up
Evgeny Svechnikov

It’s nice when good things happen to deserving people. Svechnikov, the Wings’ first-round pick in 2015, has endured testing times at the pro level, including sitting out 2018-19 recovering from knee surgery. He was waived in January, on the taxi squad since mid-February and didn’t get into the lineup until an injury to Dylan Larkin created an opening. Svechnikov, 24, came through with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-3 victory at Chicago, and a second goal in Sunday’s 7-2 loss. He would seem to have earned the right to stay in the lineup, which puts him on course to realize his dream of playing against his brother, Andrei, when the Wings are at Carolina Thursday.

Filip Zadina
Zadina posted two assists and a plus-two rating in four games. His competition level has been top-notch, his work ethic on display nearly every shift. Injuries to Larkin and Robby Fabbri forced tweaks to the lines, and Zadina has looked very good playing with Gagner and Vladislav Namestnikov. Zadina, 21, probably isn’t happy with only six points in 17 games (he missed two weeks in COVID-19 protocol) but the lack of production isn’t worrisome given how hard he’s working. The points will come.

more ($$$), Gagner and Bernier are up, Mantha and Greiss are down....

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Remaining Games Left For Fox Sports Detroit Broadcasts

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings and FOX Sports Detroit today announced the Red Wings local television schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

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NHL Trade Deadline Speculation At This Point

via Craig Custance and Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic (paid),

So it starts. Our first Trade Big Board of this season. With many updates to come.

Luke Glendening, Red Wings: He’s just about the perfect depth add for a team hoping to make a long playoff run. For a team high on skill but looking for an edge on their fourth line, Glendening might be the best option. He wins a ton of faceoffs and is miserable to play against. He’s also a pure rental. The more interesting speculation surrounds the younger Detroit forwards up the lineup. There’s also a belief that Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman would consider trading one of his younger forwards like Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha in the right deal. “I wouldn’t be shocked if (Yzerman) moved one of his top young forwards,” said one exec. “I think he’s listening on a lot of things.”

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The Debut Of The Reverse Retro Sweater Is Tomorrow Night

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Video- Game Highlights

Game highlights first, Sam Gagner and Jeff Blashill in one video below.

 

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com

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