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Not Much Of An Update This Morning

Not sure if the Wings held a morning skate this morning, but this is the only Detroit related news I saw.

I'll post video of Blashill here if it becomes available.


added 12:33pm, Jeff Blashill this morning,


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ilovehomers's avatar

On this day in 2014….


Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 01:34 PM ET


Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 12:34 PM ET

Damn. That’s ugly except for that 4th line. Loved that 4th line.

Posted by godblender on 01/28/22 at 01:51 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Sweet Sassy Molassy what a top line.  Or second.  Or third.  Fourth was a pretty good fourth.

Posted by RWBill on 01/28/22 at 02:11 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider have had a dramatic impact on the Red Wings as NHL rookies.

Can the Wings be fortunate enough to have another forward/defenseman duo arrive soon and make a similar impact?

They just might.

The way forward Jonatan Berggren and defenseman Simon Edvinsson are playing this season it’s possible they too could bring results.

Seider dominated in the Swedish Hockey League last season. Edvinsson is making a similar impression this winter, rating among the best prospects outside the NHL in the minds of many analysts.

continued ($$$)

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/22 at 02:26 PM ET

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Gemel Smith from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to the team’s taxi squad from the Griffins.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/22 at 02:57 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

hey Pauly - yep, Edvinsson and Berggren look like top prospects on the rise -That’s awesome !

But the one OVERWHELMING issue with the Wings these days is that they are;

>  Too small/Too soft
>  Too weak on the puck and in corners
> ...and WAY TOO EASY to play against !

I love Seider and Edvinsson’s games - and they both fit the bill and will help immensely,..

But even if Berggren and Vrana get in line-up down the road, that still does absolutely nothing to help address the three areas of weakness I noted above.

Stevie needs to address the size/toughness issue up front…and on the back end too (even with Seider and Edvinsson). Man I hope he can do it !

Thanks, Bigfoot

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 01/28/22 at 06:41 PM ET

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Sucks big time.  Watched the Pens last night and they got outplayed by the Kraken, and beat in OT.  So this is their second night they will probably beat us 8-0.  So will I feel better by watching the Wings tonight or by not watching ?  How about just the highlights ??

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 01/28/22 at 06:43 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Casey DeSmith who has struggled this season, in goal for the Pens.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/28/22 at 06:45 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

It won’t be pretty tonight. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 01/28/22 at 08:05 PM ET

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