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Videos- The Detroit Prospects Talk

Besides Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider (posted in tonight's game recap), Fox SportsDetroit spoke with Gustav Lindstrom and below, Michael Rasmussen and Evgeni Svechnikov.

Added Jeff Blashill below too after the loss to Florida. added  10:53pm, Larkin, group talk and highlights below.


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Quick Recap- Detroit/Florida

General recap of Detroit's 4-1 loss to Florida.

In games like this, the lack of offensive weapons on the Detroit team shows. I would say the Wings had more chances than Florida but no finish.  They still remain offensively challenged.  Plus going 0-6 on the power play doesn't help.

Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider interviews plus Detroit goal and stats are below.

Next game is in Denver on Monday with a 3pm ET drop on MLK Day.

added 10:03pm, added the stick work by Biega below the stts...

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Back To Back

I think these back to back games are a lot harder on the 19 than they are on the Wings. Just sayin......

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Video- Jeff Blashill Before Tonight’s Game Against The Florida Panthers

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Detroit At The Trade Deadline

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press answers some fan mail.

The first question is regarding the Wings at the trade deadline,

Yzerman has said he wants to add more picks to the eight the Wings hold in the 2020 draft, but he may be hard pressed to do so. Mike Green, Trevor Daley and Jimmy Howard are among veterans on expiring contracts, but they’ve all struggled this season. Maybe a contender inquires about Green because he has been successful especially on power plays in the past on good teams, but he isn’t going to yield much in return. Daley is a mobile puck mover but he has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons. Howard has struggled too much to draw interest.

More: Detroit Red Wings' Jeff Blashill: NHL coach firings 'a bit crazy in the league'

Forward Andreas Athanasiou scored 30 goals last season, but this season has been dismal — at the time he suffered a lower-body injury Dec. 29, Athanasiou had 5 goals, 14 assists and a minis-35 rating in 36 games. That has tarnished his trade value, and there’s no sense in moving a 25-year-old with his skill set — explosive speed, soft hands — unless the return is something that really boosts the rebuild. He should still draw interest, though. Maybe the Penguins consider him, since they lost Jake Guentzel to shoulder surgery on Dec. 31.

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Video- Give The Rebuild A Few Years


Mickey Redmond tells us so.


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Videos- Game Highlights And Post-Game Talk

Highlights first, below in one video are Dylan Larkin, Jimmy Howard, Filip Zadina and Jeff Blashill.

added 10:53pm, just Blashill below.


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Quick Recap- Wings/Penguins

Final score Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 1 OT

An entertaining game to watch and good goaltending from both sides.

Crosby Penguins wins it in OT on a power play goal from Crosby.

Detroit goal and stats below.

Next game is tomorrow night with the Wings hosting the Florida Panthers at 7pm ET.

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Man Up

Will the Wings man up, play the game, and respond to the utter humiliation of the debacle on the Island? Pittsburgh is on a three games in four days schedule, tonight being game three, and, the second of a back to back. Normally, this should provide an opportunity for some semblance of a response from the Wings. No one expects miracles, just some kind of effort. Man up.....

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Black Hockey History Tour Visiting Detroit

from Ryan Patrick Hooper of WDET,

The NHL’s “Black Hockey History Tour” will visit 14 cities in total including two stops locally at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and the Little Caesars Arena for the annual Hockeytown Winterfest. You can find a full schedule of events here.

African-Americans have a history with hockey that dates back to the late-19th century with the Coloured Hockey League — an all-black ice hockey league founded in Nova Scotia in 1895.

But less than 5% of the NHL is made up of players of color — that’s 43 players out of more than 700 in the league.

Three of those players — Givani Smith, Trevor Daley and Madison Bowey — currently play for the Detroit Red Wings. That’s a first in the history of the franchise.

“That’s a real milestone for the Red Wings and that organization,” says Kim Davis, the executive vice president of social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs at the NHL.


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