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Show Caption Hide Caption Jeff Blashill: If these two Detroit Red Wings are overexcited, ‘there’s a reason’ Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, Oct. 14, 2021. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press Detroit Red Wings (0-0-1) vs. Vancouver Canucks (1-0-1) When: 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. TV: Bally Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1)
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Show Caption Hide Caption Jeff Blashill: ‘I’m pissed off’ Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin faces punishment Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, Oct. 15, 2021. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press The NHL Department of Player Safety slapped Dylan Larkin with a one-game suspension for an incident the Detroit Red Wings argue needn’t have
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Show Caption Hide Caption Jeff Blashill: ‘I’m pissed off’ Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin faces punishment Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, Oct. 15, 2021. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press Jeff Blashill delivered a defense of Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin, whose future is uncertain both because of a possible injury and disciplinary
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Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin is in trouble with the NHL for punching a foe in the season opener Thursday. The league’s Department of Player Safety tweeted Friday morning “Larkin will have a hearing today for Roughing Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph.” Larkin was ejected at 11:40 in the second period of the 7-6 overtime loss
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Gene Myers and Helene St. James | Special to Detroit Free Press Tyler Bertuzzi’s incredible four-goal game in Thursday night’s Detroit Red Wings opener evoked memories of Sergei Fedorov’s five-goal game during the 1996-97 season. Bertuzzi nearly reached five in the Wings’ 7-6 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena. The
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The Detroit Red Wings move onto their next game encouraged by having scored plenty — and wondering if they’ll have their captain in the lineup. Larkin was ejected from Thursday’s season opener after retaliating against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph, who hit Larkin in a vulnerable spot. That and the 7-6 overtime loss detracted
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Two-time defending Stanley Cup champs? No problem. A lineup of former captains like Alex Delvecchio, Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom and Steve Yzerman on the ice to welcome the newest captain, Dylan Larkin? No pressure. A victorious scoring outburst in front of a wild, raucous and jubilant Hockeytown for the 2021-22 NHL season opener? Unfortunately, just
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Former Detroit Red Wings captains Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg were on the ice Thursday for a delayed celebration honoring Dylan Larkin becoming the 37th captain in franchise history. Yzerman bestowed the “C” on Larkin before the start of the 2021 season, but the pandemic made it impossible to have much of a ceremony.
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Free Press sports writers share their thoughts on how the Detroit Red Wings‘ season will play out, and go on the record on whether the team can end their five-season playoff drought: Helene St. James Best-case scenario: The Red Wings enjoy good health and play competitively — and finally win the draft lottery. Worst-case scenario: Injuries decimate
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They live together, carpool together, reminisce about their time in Sweden — and form the basis of the Detroit Red Wings‘ rebuild, as authored by Steve Yzerman. Defenseman Moritz Seider and forward Lucas Raymond, first round picks from 2019 and 2020, respectively, are poised to make their NHL debuts when the Wings open the 2021-22
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Bally Sports Detroit isn’t going anywhere. The regional sports network, part of Sinclair Broadcast Group, has agreed to multi-year contract extensions with the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings to continue broadcasting games, sources with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Tuesday night. Terms of the deal are currently unclear. A formal
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The Detroit Red Wings have a new potential star in net this season in goalie Alex Nedeljkovic, who was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in July. Nedeljkovic led the NHL in goals-against average (1.90) and save percentage (.932) while finishing third in voting for the Calder Trophy (awarded to the NHL’s top
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NHL rosters are due Monday, and while there are several straightforward decisions for Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman, there is also intrigue. The Wings went 4-4-0 through the exhibition season, using the evaluation time to get extended looks at young players and to enable veterans to rid themselves of the rust from long
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