Red Wings Sign Mike Green to 3-Year Deal

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Mike Green will help the Red Wings in 2015-16 on the back end. (Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY Sports)

One of the bigger names available on July 1, Mike Green decided he would sign with the Detroit Red Wings on a three-year deal. Green has the experience and ability to quarterback the powerplay for the Red Wings and should be a good addition to the club.

For full details on the deal, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

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2015 NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings Select Evgeny Svechnikov

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The Red Wings picked Evgeny Svechnikov 19th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Steve Wadden)

As part of THW’s 2015 NHL Draft coverage, we took a look at every pick made in the first round. Covering the 19th overall pick, I took a look at Evgeny Svechnikov when the Detroit Red Wings selected him in the first round.

For the full look at the Svechnikov pick, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

2014-15 Game of Numbers Series

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As leaders on the Ducks, Perry and Getzlaf are among the top when talking about upcoming milestones. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The 2014-15 Game of Numbers series is an exclusive look at upcoming milestones for each NHL hockey club, brought to you by The Hockey Writers.

The series looks at individual milestones (players within 50 of any 100-mark of games played, goals, assists, points, wins and shutouts), franchise milestones and players among the top 100 in NHL history in the top statistical categories.

For all the updated 2014-15 upcoming milestones, check the links for each team below (all originally published on The Hockey Writers).  Read more of this post

Book Review: The Metro Prystai Story

It’s a special ability to capture historical moments. Some are able to entrap these times in photographs and film. Others, like Frank Block, are able to tell stories. They use words – description – to recreate something that happened years prior.

Others – like myself – learn to appreciate the stories we are told. We learn and grow from the histories that are encapsulated in these moments that are recreated.

In Block’s book, The Metro Prystai Story, a life and career are relived. While many might not be familiar with Prystai and his 10 years in the NHL, Block’s retelling of his story does exactly what historical works are supposed to do. It teaches his readers about the man that was Dmytro “Metro” Prystai.  Read more of this post

News and Notes Heading into the Winter Classic

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A record number is expected to be in attendance in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A story from the beginning of the month heading into the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, I look at some of the top story lines heading into the game. Many were talked about and many were written about – from Dion Phaneuf’s extension to Luke Glendening’s fifth career outdoor game.  Read more of this post

Winter Classic: Injuries Affect Leafs and Red Wings

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Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk was a key asset for the team to have in Ann Arbor. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

Two teams – dealing with some key injuries to their squads – were set to face off in arguably the biggest regular season game of the year. Toronto was battling down the middle, trying to find a centre that could stick in the absence of Dave Bolland.  Read more of this post

Maple Leafs Analyst on Checkmates: The Show (Dec. 20)

Back at this past Friday, I was on Checkmates: The Show with Marc Skipper talking hockey. More specifically, we were talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Atlantic division, and the upcoming Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings.

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Toronto and Detroit Alumni on the field in Michigan Stadium promoting the 2014 Winter Classic. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

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