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12/04/2022 at 5:50pm EST

Hi everyone, and welcome to tonight’s game. I missed last night’s debacle, just lucky I guess, and, I almost missed tonight’s tilt as well.

Anyway, from what I’ve read, it was a throwaway. So back to the drawing board, and fix the darn power play, and, play the full 60 minutes like it’s the last 6 minutes of the third period. We may not get the win, but we’ll get to watch something better than last night’s exercise in futility.

It’s the Wings vs the Blue Jackets. The puck is set to drop around 6:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Extra and the Red Wings Radio Network (WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit).Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and BSOH.

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Showing Some Character

12/03/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to one and all. As we all know the Wings showed some character the other night to overcome a 4-1 deficit against Buffalo only to lose the extra point in OT. Berggren opened the scoring in the first period, but after that the Wings couldn’t get anything by Buffalo until the third.

Perron led the way in the top of the third, pulling the Wings within 2, then Sundqvist pretty much stunned with 2 quick goals to tie it up midway through the third period. A lackluster power play, including a 5 on 3 in the waning minutes, led to the OT which sealed our fate in the skills competition. Yeah it’s a point, but, cold comfort nonetheless.

Tonight is the last game in the 5 game homestand and the Wings need to end it on a positive note. Fixing the power play would be a good start….

It’s the Knights vs the Wings. The puck is set to drop around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and ATTSN-RM.

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Growing Pains

11/30/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Heya everyone. After a nice four game winning streak it’s back down to Earth with the loss the other night. It was a test of sorts, and the Wings(growing pains)weren’t completely ready for the Leafs. Husso was, in my estimation, a bit fatigued after playing three games in six nights. Conventional wisdom is to go with the hot hand, but whatever.

The Wings had their chances as well with 44 SOG, but, they just couldn’t find the back of the net enough to win it. Nedeljkovic came in about halfway through and stopped all 12 shots he faced, which should prove a good warmup for his starting in goal tonight. Another plus is Seider scoring, so more goals from our blue liners is still trending well for the Wings. It’s time to move on….

It’s the Sabers vs the Wings. The puck is set to drop around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast exclusively on TNT. You can also listen on Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit).

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A Good Test

11/28/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to one and all. The Wings have been on a roll of late, and while it’s been great for all Wings fans, tonight’s game is going to be a good test of how much improvement has taken place. The Wings have to be tough and play a hard, mean, punishing, leaving it all on the ice kind of game if they want to prove they’re for real.

The Wings are playing some of the best hockey we’ve seen in recent memory, so the Leafs will be a real coming back down to Earth kind of a game for all of us. Tonight the team will debut the Reverse Retro jersey. The jury’s still out on this one until I see it worn in a game.

Hronek is leading the way once again with other blue liners(Oesterle goal)contributing as well. Husso is the most important player on the ice IMHO, and Larkin is proving why he wears the C. The Yzerplan is looking pretty good so far this season with the signing of the veteran players that do show up every night ready to go. Things seem to be coming together with this group, but, I don’t want to jink anything so I’ll leave it at that.

It’s the Leafs vs the Wings in an Original Six matchup. The puck drops tonight around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, TVAS, and SN.

It’s a Live Blog!

Exciting Hockey

11/25/2022 at 7:30pm EST

Heya everyone! I’m thinking we’re all still riding high after the last three games. The Wings have been not bad, and Husso has been very, very good in goal for us.(Stealing one on Wednesday.) He’ll be starting tonight as well. The Wings put in a solid effort in a game that could have gone either way against the Preds.

It’s probably one of the better all around games so far this season, with Husso backstopping, and Larkin and Hronek once again leading the way. It’s been exciting hockey for sure, with everyone pulling their weight, and it’s hard trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and are still able to stay awake for tonight’s tilt. It’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night at the LCA, also known around here as the Pizzarena, and the Dough Joe.

It’s the Coyotes vs the Wings. The puck is set to drop around 8:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and BSAZX.

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Coming In Hot

11/23/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to one and all on this Thanksgiving Eve. The Wings are coming in hot tonight to begin a five game home stand after a decent road trip which saw them take five of eight possible points.
They’ve enjoyed back to back wins with big contributions coming from the defense corps. Hronek is leading the way this season on the back end, with every one making big contributions. The D have combined for six goals in the last two games, and Husso has to get his props as well. After all, the goalie is the last line of defense. It’s a nice change from what we were used to watching. During this trip, Seider scored his first goal of the season as well as T-Bert. I’ve said enough for now, as not to jink the team. Knock on wood….

As always, I will say that how very thankful I am for Paul Kukla, for giving us a place to gather for what seems like a very long time now. For Bill Houlihan, our founder and Chief, who we miss, and encourage him to visit more often, and most of all, for each and every one of you 19 rascals that manage somehow to have made the time we’ve spent here a great reminder of what time well spent means. Through good times which were many, and the bad patches which we have endured.
We’re a tight knit group around here, but will welcome anyone, anytime. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

It’s the Preds vs the Wings. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and BSSO.

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Going For Two In A Row

11/19/2022 at 6:30pm EST

The Wings will finish their road trip tonight in Ohio after finally getting a win out West. It was a game that could have gone either way, but, the Wings looked like they were playing better as the game went on. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Sharks goalie gifted them a couple of goals, and, tonight the Wings will be going for two wins in a row.

The Wings should know by now that they cannot afford to start any game down by a goal, and need to start a game, playing with the same intensity they show in the last half of every third period. There are still some bad habits that need to be broken, an understatement, eh? Nonetheless, let’s just try to enjoy watching this young team grow, and the veteran presence guiding them along.

It’s the Wings vs the Blue Jackets. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and BSOH.

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Angry And Hungry

11/17/2022 at 10:00pm EST

Heya 19. After losing the last four games, it’s high time that the Wings come in as the team that is angry, and, hungry. They’re still too soft, missing that snarl, that edge, that will give them the extra boost they need to win the close games. I’ve seen the talk around here(meaning KK)and other sports outlets. One day it’s all doom and gloom, the next day it’s the Wings have a shot. All that matters is how they play tonight.

Also, I’m a bit perturbed that another player is wearing #96.(No offense to Walman.)Homer is legend IMHO. He perfected the net front presence position, and I’ve yet to see anyone do it better. I never really thought the Wings would retire his number, but, whatever……

It’s the Wings vs the Sharks. The puck drops tonight at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and NBCSCA.

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Another Late Game

11/15/2022 at 9:30pm EST

Hello everyone and welcome to another late game for those of us in the Eastern part of the country. For those of you in the West, must be nice.(Just kidding.) Tonight we are expecting the return of Tyler Bertuzzi, a big plus for the Wings and the fans. Also, Lindstrom is listed as day to day.
As we all know, the guys made a third period push last outing, but, too little too late. I’m expecting a much better effort tonight against the Ducks. Seriously…….

It’s the Wings vs the Ducks. The puck drops at 10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+, BSW, and SN1.

It’s a Live Blog!

Road Trip

11/12/2022 at 10:00pm EST

Hi y’all and welcome to tonight’s game. For those of us here, I hope you’re all ready to pull a half- nighter. It’s a late start to begin the road trip, and, the Wings need to knuckle down and play some of their best hockey right now. There’s no sense in dwelling on the last outing. It’s done and gone. The Wings need to come back to Detroit with some more points in the standings right before Thanksgiving, or, the quarter pole as it’s referred to.

It’s the Wings vs the Kings. The puck drops at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also BSW and NHLPP/ESPN+.

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Another Tough Game

11/10/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to all. Tonight the Wings will be facing an angry, and hungry Rangers team, so they better be prepared for a tough game. Jonatan Berggren will make his NHL debut, Sundqvist is expected to be back in the lineup, and Givani Smith has been called up as well. Soderblom is out for tonight, listed as day to day.

As long as the Wings can stick to the game plan, they seem able to compete against anyone. Keeping that in mind, here’s hoping….

It’s the Rangers vs the Wings in an Original Six matchup. The puck drops tonight at 7:00PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also on NHLPP/ESPN+ and MSG.

It’s a Live Blog!

Fingers Crossed

11/08/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to one and all. Tonight’s matchup is against a more than likely hungry, and, angry opponent. The Wings better be ready for another tough, hard game against Montreal. I’m not going into any details, because my superstitious nature will not allow it.

Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that the Wings will show up tonight and play very, very well, and have good luck on our side.

It’s the Habs vs the Wings in an Original Six matchup. The puck drops tonight at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+, TSN2, and RDS.

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Back To Back

11/06/2022 at 4:30pm EST

Heya everyone. I’m really hoping the Wings finish off this weekend on a high note and keep the forward progress in motion. We have a young team, so, the back to back games should be doable. Here’s hoping once again…

It’s the Wings vs the Rangers. The puck drops tonight at 5:00 PM and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+, MSG, and SN360.

It’s a Live Blog!



A Matinee Game

11/05/2022 at 12:00pm EDT

Good afternoon to you all. Today’s matinee game will feature the celebration of the Red Wings1998 Stanley Cup team. While it’s been really nice to look back and remember how good things were, it’s time to move forward and make this team better, or, at least better in the near future.

The fans in Detroit are hoping the Wings can close out the celebrations with another win, and it won’t be easy. The Islanders are coming in riding a five game winning streak. As we like to say around here, “let’s hope for the best.”

Pre game festivities will air on Bally Sports Detroit at 12:00 PM.

Today it’s the Islanders vs the Wings. The puck drops at 1:00 PM and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also on NHLPP/ESPN+, MSGSN, and SN(Sportsnet.ca)

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Reminiscing

11/03/2022 at 6:00pm EDT

Good evening to everyone. Tonight’s game is going to be played before a crowd that mostly will remember the glory days of the memorable Wings teams that were an NHL powerhouse for many, many years. The Wings are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Cup Team that ended a 42 year drought.
While reminiscing is nice, most of the players on this Wings team today were youngsters, toddlers, or, maybe not even born way back then. They get to learn firsthand from the guys that raised the Cup all those years ago. But, the game has changed since the good old days, and it’s time to look forward and make new memories. We should all enjoy tonight’s celebration for what it’s worth, while keeping our eyes on the future. Enjoy!

The pre game festivities are set to begin around 6:PM and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit.

It’s the Capitals vs the Wings. The puck drops tonight at 7 PM and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+.

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A Solid Effort

10/31/2022 at 6:30pm EDT

The Wings bounced back the other night and pulled off a win against a decent Wild team. Every player worked hard, and Lucas Raymond scored twice, potting his first two goals of the season. There will be 19 of us hoping for more of the same all around solid effort tonight.

The puck drops at 7 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Extra and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+.

It’s a Live Blog!

Not Expecting Much

10/29/2022 at 6:30pm EDT

There’s not much to add regarding the horrific game the other night. All we can do is to look forward and see what happens, one game at a time. If I’m being honest, I’m not expecting much. If there is one thing this team does well, it is to disappoint, and, that is something I will never accept as standard. So, welcome for as long as you wish to stay around here tonight.

It’s the Wild vs the Wings. Puck drops at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also NHLPP/ESPN+.

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This Is A Test

10/27/2022 at 6:30pm EDT

Tonight’s game is one way of looking at how the Wings measure up so far, by playing against one of the better teams in the league right now. We’ve has some success, but, this is a test. I’m not saying other opponents have been easy marks, they haven’t been, but, the Bruins are a better team than most of the teams we’ve faced so far this season.

Matt Luff is in for Sundqvist tonight due to an upper body injury. As always, all we expect from the Wings is an honest effort, and, to entertain and engage the fans.

It’s the Wings vs the Bruins in an Original Six stand-off. The puck drops tonight at 7 PM, and is broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NESN and NHLPP/ESPN+.

It’s a Live Blog!

One Game At A Time

10/25/2022 at 6:30pm EDT

Well, well, well. Who would have thought we’d be having such an enjoyable time watching hockey this early in the season? So far, so good, eh? One has to think this team is a pleasant surprise for all Wings fans.
Obviously we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves, so, let’s just enjoy what’s happening right now, one game at a time, and leave it at that.

It’s the Devils vs the Wings. The puck drops tonight at 7 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+ and MSG.

It’s a Live Blog!

Too Soon To Panic

10/23/2022 at 4:30pm EDT

The Wings seemed to forget how to close out a game the other night, but, it’s too soon to panic in regards to the rest of this season. We all knew going forward this is a team with a new coach, and a new coaching staff, as well as a few new players that hopefully will get it going sooner rather than later.
No excuses though. These are paid professionals that are expected to make the maximum effort, as well as keep the fans engaged, and entertained.

It’s an early game today with the Ducks vs the Wings. The puck drops at 5 PM, and will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN. You can also listen at Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit).

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Three Games In

10/21/2022 at 8:00pm EDT

The Wings are three games into the season and I’d have to say, so far so good. We’re missing two top performers in Bert and Vrana, but oh well, that’s how it goes. It’s too early to make any judgment calls on this group, that for all intents and purposes, are still getting to know each other on and off the ice. That includes the coaching staff as well.
Let’s just say, it’s been fun and exciting to watch Red Wings games for a change and leave it at that for a few weeks.

Tonight’s match up is Wings vs Hawks in Chicago, “that wonderful town.” The puck drops at 8:30 PM and is broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Extra, and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+.

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What To Think?

10/17/2022 at 6:30pm EDT

I’m just like all Wings fans right now. Only two games into this season and I’m not sure what to think. The atmosphere on the ice is calm and collected, and we see the coaching staff making adjustments throughout the game. It’s noticeably different from what we’ve been watching these past few seasons so, no complaints. Just hope for the best as usual, and try not to get our hopes up too high, too soon.

Bert is out for a while, and hopefully this newfound depth will sustain the team as far as goals, and, grit. Vrana has the night off for personal reasons, and Zadina is back in.

Congratulations are in order for former Red Wing, #15 Paul Woods aka Woodsie, who will be celebrating game #3000 in the booth tonight. It’s a big deal.

It’s Kings vs Wings. The puck drops at 7 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also watch on NHLPP/ESPN+

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A Fresh Start

10/15/2022 at 6:45pm EDT

One game is just that, one game, but last night’s game looked like a fresh start for one and all. Lalonde and his staff continued to make the necessary adjustments throughout the game. Soderblom was the pleasant surprise scoring his first NHL goal in his first game, the first goal of the new season, as well as the GWG. My, my, how sweet that is. Not to mention a great job by Husso as well.
So many players were playing the right way, it’s just a lot to take in in one outing, but, I am cautiously optimistic since the roster has changed a bit. Tonight’s game is on the road, so a different test. This group of young players, with a few of our core guys still around, and a smattering of vets look formidable.

It’s Wings vs Devils. The puck drops tonight at 7 PM on Bally Sports Detroit, and, the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket). Also, NHLPP/ESPN+ and MSG.

It’s a Live Blog!

We’re Back

10/14/2022 at 6:45pm EDT

Greetings to the 19, and, to all who may want to jump in this year. We’re back for another exciting season of Detroit Red Wings Hockey. Tonight’s home opener, Montreal vs Detroit, is an Original Six classic. The Wings have made some additions to the team this year starting with a new head coach, so, a warm welcome to Derek Lalonde and his staff. As fans, we wish you much success behind the bench. Also, we’d like to welcome all the new players into the fold.

There is so much to talk about this season, the “Yzerplan”, new players, young players, and we’ll get to that as the season progresses. For now though, let’s enjoy the first regular season game in this beautiful new home brought to us by no other than Paul Kukla. Thank you Paul, so very much.

The puck drops at 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network 97.1 (The Ticket in Detroit.) Also on NHLPP/ESPN+ depending on your location.

Drop the puck!

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Wings at Leafs Preseason Open-Post

10/08/2022 at 6:45pm EDT

Welcome one and all to our last preseason game. Thank you to the 19, and to everyone who’s been able to be here or, lurking as well. Thanks to Paul Kukla for all the hard work, and, for giving us a great place to hang out, for many more seasons to come.
The puck drops at 7 p.m., and will be streamed on DetroitRedWings.com, and broadcast on TSN4.

It’s a preseason Open Post!

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