2017-18 Red Wings Preview: Goaltenders

Detroit is set to open up it’s preseason tonight in an Original Six match up against the Boston Bruins. Both teams are looking to bounce back from poor showings last season, as neither made the 2017 playoffs. A question that has been swirling among Detroit throughout the summer and into the fall has been the…

Winged Octopus at the Hockeytown 5K

In case you didn’t hear, the Hockeytown 5K took place last weekend with thousands of participants showing up to run, walk, and explore downtown Detroit along with Little Caesars Arena. Among the many fans present included two of our very own Winged Octopus writers: Tess and Michael (yours truly)! We wanted to share our experiences…

Former Griffins captain signs with Rochester 

Defenseman and former Griffins captain Nathan Paetsch has agreed to a one year deal with the Rochester Americans of the AHL.  This will be the third stint Paetsch has had with the Amerks. He returns after spending five seasons and winning two Calder Cups with the Grand Rapids Griffins.  The defenseman had 18 points last…

Miller headed for Chicago 

After 8 seasons with Detroit, Drew Miller is moving on with a new chapter in his career.  The 33 year old, a Michigan State alum, is leaving his hometown team in hopes of making it in Chicago. He received a professional tryout from the Blackhawks and will join them in their training camp.  In his…

Red Wings ink Russo for two more years

The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two year, two way contract with defenseman Robbie Russo. The 24 year-old is expected to begin the season with the defending Calder Cup champion Griffins. Russo has one more season to play where he is exempt from waivers. Russo spent some time with the Red Wings last…