Detroit Free Press "Gustav Nyquist has used every opportunity to quell questions as to whether he's a one-season wonder or the real thing. As the Detroit Red Wings enter the second quarter of their season -- they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday -- Nyquist leads the Wings with 10 goals in 21 games. He has..." November 26
Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26
Detroit News "Stephen Weiss probably earned some good news like this. After all the injuries, frustration of not playing, criticism of his performance after signing a big free agent contract, after all the sitting and waiting for a chance to play — good karma was surely headed his way. Weiss got into the..." November 25
Toronto Star "There was one play that summed up the term “battle” more than any other in the Leafs’ 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday night. The tale of the tape for James Van Riemsdyk vs. Nik Kronwall, a heavyweight tilt in the third period, gives the Leafs forward the decision. It didn’t show up on the..." November 23
Detroit Free Press "Justin Abdelkader credits a good summer for his good autumn. Abdelkader is second in scoring for the Red Wings, who visit the Maple Leafs tonight. Abdelkader contributed two points to make sure the Wings entered Air Canada Centre on a two-game winning streak. His goal and assist in Winnipeg..." November 22
Yahoo! Sports "Daniel Alfredsson's retirement possibility seems to be getting clearer and clearer -- as if that wasn't the case already for the injured Red Wing. Per TSN's Darren Dreger in The Dreger Report: "Sources tell The Dreger Report that Alfredsson has decided not to play this season and while the..." November 22
Detroit News "A Muskegon woman, 32, pleaded guilty to theft charges in caper involving the swiping the puck from Red Wings' forward Gustav Nyquist's first NHL goal. Amy Lynn Jones entered the plea as part of deal on larceny by conversion and concealing stolen property as a fourth felony offender in Kent..." November 21
Detroit News "For two periods Thursday, the Red Wings didn't look like a team capable of swiping any sort of victory. But, that final 20 minutes, that was a different matter. They looked like a different team, and it was that effort that enabled the Red Wings to grab a 4-3 victory in Winnipeg, banking..." November 21
Detroit News "The Wings will be without the services of defenseman Brendan Smith for at least another week. General manager Ken Holland placed Smith on the seven-day IR Wednesday. Babcock said Smith got an infection in his hand during a fight with the Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno on Tuesday. Smith didn't..." November 20
Detroit News "The message evidently got across to the Red Wings. Coach Mike Babcock wanted to see more out of the Red Wings than he did in Sunday's ugly loss to Montreal. And Babcock did, as the Red Wings defeated Columbus Tuesday at Nationwide Arena 5-0. "He wasn't too pleased but I don't think anyone..." November 19
Daniel Cleary in for Datsyuk tonight
Babcock said Datsyuk making trip to Columbus. Doesn't know if he'll play. Same groin issue.
Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens parlayed a couple of goals in each of the last two periods and a solid defensive effort, spearheaded by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, into a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban supplied the goals in the second..." November 17
Cleary and Nestrasil appear to be healthy scratches again. Weiss (IR) continues to skate.
Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg paused and irritably scratched at his beard for a couple seconds. The question was about his countryman and line mate Johan Franzen and the impact he's had on the Red Wings the past five games since coming off a groin injury. "Yeah, like, I can't really understand people that..." November 16
Only change tonight is Lashoff in for Kindl. Kindl didn't play last 30 minutes on Friday. Babcock declined to say why but he is healthy.
Detroit Free Press "A few days ago, Tomas Tatar pulled Tomas Jurco aside and gave him a history lesson. When last season began, Tatar wasn’t a regular in the lineup for the Red Wings. And when he did get in, he scored a couple of goals, then went cold for 10 games. And every day, the sun still rose, and soon..." November 15
Detroit News "That four-day break between games apparently did wonders for the Red Wings. They returned to the ice Friday and swarmed the Chicago Blackhawks, winning 4-1, outplaying one of the NHL"s premier Stanley Cup contenders most of the game. "All around, that was probably the best game we've played..." November 15
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will be in the lineup vs. #Blackhawks tonight.
Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot — currently sidelined with back and hip injuries — is reportedly drawing interest from a number of NHL clubs, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. More: [Methot] saw a specialist last week who confirmed his injury is soft-tissue based. That’s Good news. Early next..." November 14
Detroit Free Press "Today has been set aside for special-teams work, a benefit of having a long stretch between games for the Red Wings. Wednesday’s practice was as physical as the Wings have had since they began the season 15 games ago. After losing in a shoot-out to Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Wings don’t play..." November 13
Detroit Free Press "Some fans questioned the move when Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland gave Kyle Quincey a two-year, $8.5 million contract in July. Quincey was coming off a solid season with the Wings and Holland was convinced the defensemen could continue to evolve. "I think he turned the corner..." November 12
Detroit News "The Red Wings don't play again until Friday, when the Chicago Blackhawks visit Joe Louis Arena. By that point, Pavel Datsyuk could be ready. "I hope to be ready for the next game," said Datsyuk, who took part in Monday's practice; he is recuperating from a sore groin. Datsyuk came down..." November 11
Tampa Tribune "Six weeks into the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are well on their way to proving all the preseason hype surrounding them was warranted. The Lightning picked up their sixth consecutive victory on Sunday, beating Detroit 4-3 in a shootout in front of an announced crowd of 20,027 at Joe Louis..." November 10
Quincey ready to return Sunday vs. Tampa Bay. Howard is starting in goal. Said he was late for practice due to "little trouble with alarm."
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings lost their most dynamic player just before the game, then went out and lit up the Devils. Dominating their domain, the Wings used an explosive performance from their back end to distance themselves from a bad road trip, notching a 4-2 victory over New Jersey Friday at Joe..." November 08
Pro Hockey Talk "Dan Cleary was in the press box for Detroit’s first 12 games this season so, when finally called upon Wednesday night, he knew he needed to take advantage of the opportunity. Which he did. Cleary scored midway through the second period of a 4-3 OT loss to the Rangers two nights ago. That,..." November 07
Pro Hockey Talk "The comparisons to Michael Jordan continuously overshadowed Kobe Bryant throughout his career. Would Bryant become Jordan’s heir apparent? Will Bryant ever match or eclipse Jordan’s sixth NBA championships? Bryant enters the Lakers’ (0-5) game on Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets (2-3) at..." November 07
New York Post "It sure felt as if the emotional well-being of the team was sitting out there, encapsulated in a wobbling puck, waiting on the outskirts of the blue paint for the Rangers to either seize the moment or let another one slip away. Finally, the Blueshirts had their hero in Derick Brassard, who..." November 06
Ottawa Citizen "Nobody is talking about the Ottawa Senators having too many defencemen now. Patrick Wiercioch, number eight on the defensive depth chart and the odd man out when the season began, emerged as the hero Tuesday, scoring the game-winning goal in the Senators’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at..." November 05
Page Six "Former NY Ranger Sean Avery had a Shia LaBeouf-style meltdown on the set of his off-Broadway play “Negative Is Positive” and quit two days before it was due to open, after a stage manager politely offered him pizza. “He’s a playwright’s worst nightmare,” said “Negative” author Christy..." November 05
Michigan Live "Daniel Cleary will make his season debut for the Detroit Red Wings tonight against the New York Rangers. Cleary has been a healthy scratch during the Red Wings first 12 games but after back-to-back losses to start their three-game road trip that concludes tonight, coach Mike Babcock tweaked his..." November 05
Fox Sports Detroit "Things may be looking up for Mr. Hockey. Red Wings great Gordie Howe has always been tough, but a serious stroke suffered a week ago Sunday appeared to be a big blow. His son, Dr. Murray Howe, said the stroke took away his father's ability to walk and use his right side. It also affected his..." November 05
Detroit News "Mike Babcock doesn't view it as a referendum on his legacy, but it does say something about the Red Wings' success under Babcock. When the Red Wings faced Ottawa on Tuesday, Babcock opposed one of his former assistant coaches, Paul MacLean, who have gone on to coach their own teams. MacLean,..." November 05
Detroit News "Tomas Tatar felt his goal-scoring was going to come around, he simply needed a lucky bounce, or a fluke play, and the tide would turn a positive way. Tatar kept saying it while scoring only one goal in the season's first nine games. But a goal Friday against Los Angeles led to another one..." November 03
Die By The Blade "The Sabres won their first home game thanks to a tying goal from Chris Stewart and a nice shootout performance. It wasn't always pretty - and with this team, it so rarely is - but when it was all said and done, the Buffalo Sabres earned their first home victory of the season 3-2 in a shootout..." November 03
Detroit Free Press "When he steps on a sheet of ice, Pavel Datsyuk to this day thinks about his childhood in Russia. It’s that effervescent joy that has helped keep him such a dazzling talent, even as he has entered what passes for middle age among professional athletes. Datsyuk notched his third straight..." November 03
Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings finished the first month of the season with 14 points after a dominating effort against the defending Stanley Cup champion. The Wings jumped out to a 4-0 first-period lead on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2. Gustav Nyquist led the..." November 01
Wings will put Weiss on short term IR
Detroit News "Who had Justin Abdelkader as the Red Wings' goal-scoring leader at this point of the season? The grinder is turning into an offensive machine, adding two third-period goals Wednesday, leading the Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Capitals. Abdelkader scored his fourth and fifth goals,..." October 30
Detroit News "Hockey legend Gordie Howe, 86, suffered a serious stroke Sunday in Texas, and has lost some function on one side of his body and has difficulty speaking. The Red Wings great, whom millions across North America call "Mr. Hockey," is resting at his daughter's home in Lubbock, according to his..." October 29
Detroit News "Daniel Alfredsson's future is still in limbo because of a back injury that has kept him out since training camp. Alfredsson, who will be 42 in December, still is contemplating whether to return or retire. "Nothing has changed from my perspective," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said...." October 29
NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Stephen Weiss to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning. Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 following hernia surgery. The 31-year-old forward recorded four points (2-2-4) and 12 penalty..." October 28
CSN Philly "Ray Emery saved the Flyers from themselves, start to finish. Kept them in the game. Gave them a chance. Nick Grossmann had one of his finest games ever with a goal, six blocked shots, five hits and the kind of inspiring defensive performance that had a trickle-down effect with players diving to..." October 26
Everyone skating for Wings except Franzen (groin), who's eligible to come off IR tomorrow but apparently not ready.
Babcock said Gustavsson starting tomorrow in Philly, where "we haven't won since Christ was a kid." Last win there Game 2 of '97 Cup final.
Detroit News "What an amazing comeback Thursday for the Red Wings, getting two points when none looked probable. Justin Abdelkader capped the unexpected turn of events with a goal with 43.5 seconds left in overtime, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Abdelkader jumped on a..." October 24
Detroit News "The Red Wings didn't get back to Detroit until after 2 a.m. Wednesday following a 2-1 overtime loss in Montreal, so instead of the scheduled on-ice practice, coach Mike Babcock gathered his players for a little chalk talk. "I wanted to clear up a lot in our game," Babcock said. "We had a..." October 23
Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The goal off a rebound of a shot by Max Pacioretty brought an end to a tight game dominated by the goaltenders. Jimmy Howard, who missed..." October 22