March 12, 2022: Mark Staal played in his 1,000th the NHL game. He joined his brothers Eric and Jordan Staal as the first three siblings to appear in 1,000 games each.
Season Preview: Detroit needed a goalie to help rebuild the club and it looks like they got a good one in young Alex Nedeljkovic, in a trade with the Hurricanes. Another rising star, Moritz Seider, should give fans something else to cheer about as they move into the future. They join Dylan Larkin, Jakub Vrana, and playmaking defenseman Filip Hronek to form a solid core for the future. A winning season may be asking a lot of the Wings, and a playoff trip seems impossible. But stranger things have happened in the NHL.
Season Recap: The Red Wings finished 30th in the league in goals scored and won just 19 times. Although Detroit did not make the playoffs, new team captain Dylan Larkin played through injuries, showing he was ready to be a top two-way center and great team leader. Defenseman Filip Hronek was the team’s top scorer with 26 points, while Adam Erne led the Wings with 11 goals.
April 22, 2021: Jakub Vrana scored four goals in a win over the Dallas Stars. Vrana had joined the team 10 days earlier in a trade for Anthony Mantha…who was the last Red Wing to score four times in a game.
Season Preview: Detroit fans didn’t have much fun last season watching the Wings. The team should be better as the #1 line of Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Tyler Bertuzzi improves. Also, goalie Thomas Greiss promises to stop a lot more pucks than the man he replaces, Jimmy Howard, who had a tough year. The Red Wings may not sneak into the playoffs, but they are going to play much better hockey.
Season Recap: The Red Wings won 17 times in 2019–20, by far the lowest number of victories in the league. Detroit has hope for the future thanks to Dylan Larkin, Robby Fabbri, and Filip Hronek. All had good years and are under 25 years old. Top prospect Moritz Seider should make it to Detroit in 2020–21.
March 2, 2020: Valtteri Filppula, a member of the Wings’ 2008 Stanley Cup champions, played in his 1,000th NHL game. He was just the eighth player born in Finland to reach that mark.
Season Preview: Detroit fans have grown accustomed to cheering for old-timers, but this season the loudest cheers should be for Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Andreas Athanasiou, and Anthony Mantha. Will these rising stars bring glory back to the Red Wings? Can the return of Steve Yzerman to the team’s front office make a difference in wins and losses? These questions should make for an interesting season in Motor City.
Season Recap: Detroit fans will not be watching the playoffs for the third year in a row. The good news is that their four top goal-scorers—Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Ty;er Bertuzzi, and Anreas Athanasiou—are all under 25, so there is room for improvement. Veteran Jimmy Howard did a great job in goal, but the Red Wings will need new blood at the position soon, so all eyes are on super-prospect Filip Larsson, who begins his pro career next season.
Season Preview: Detroit fans can expect a lot of excitement this season thanks to a group of lightning-fast skaters, including Tyler Bertuzzi, Michael Rasmussen and top draft pick Filip Zadina. Whether they can score enough goals to make up for so-so defense and goaltending will be the key.
Season Recap: Detroit took a step backward in 2017–18, winning only 30 games and missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. The team ran hot and cold all year, mostly due to a lack of a major goal-scorer. By March, the Wings just seemed to run out of gas. Young Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha showed great promise, while veterans Henrik Zetterberg and Mike Green provided veteran leadership.
Season Preview: Detroit has a good mix of old stars and young prospects. If they learn to play together and everyone performs as they should, the Red Wings could make the playoffs. They will need big years from youngsters Andreas Athanasiou and Dylan Larkin to make up for an aging roster.
Season Recap: The Red Wings finished with 93 points during a season that saw exciting young players join the team’s old-timers. Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar joined veterans Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg among the scoring leaders, while Petr Mrazek won 27 games in goal at age 23. Detroit fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Lightning.
Season Preview: NHL goalies will have to keep a sharp eye on Detroit’s swift and powerful young forwards in 2015–16. They will carry more of the load this season as the team’s older stars begin to slow down, and strengthen the club’s already-lethal power play. If the defense and goaltending play well, the Red Wings will turn in anther 100-point season.
Recap: The Red Wings finished with an 100 points. Detroit got solid seasons out of Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who was among the league leaders with 49 assists. Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist also had fine seasons, finishing 1–2 in goals on the team. The Red Wings gave the Tampa Bay Lighting all they could handle in the first round, but lost the series in seven games despite being ahead 3 games to 2.
Season Preview: The Red Wings are getting older, but are they getting better? That is the question veterans like Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen, and Henrik Zetterberg will have to answer in 2014–15. They’ll get help from up-and-coming stars Tomas Tatar and Riley Sheahan. Jimmy Howard will handle the bulk of the goaltending duties.
April 8, 2014: Mike Babcock passed Jack Adams as Detroit’s winningest coach, with his 414th regular season victory.
Season Preview: Detroit nearly bumped the Blackhawks out of the playoffs last year—and CHicago went on to win the Stanley Cup. Does that make the Red Wings the second-best team in the NHL? They certainly think so. With the addition of veterans Stephen Weiss and Daniel Alfredsson, and a clutch goalie in Jimmy Howard, the Wings seem to have all the right ingredients for a championship recipe.