2017-18 Red Wings Coaches Preview

The 2016-17 season left a lot to be desired when it comes to coaching for the Red Wings. Let us take a minute to look at the coaching staff going into the 2017-18 season. Jeff Blashill (Head Coach): Going into his 3rd season behind the wheel for the historic franchise, Jeff Blashill has not exactly…

2017-18 Red Wings Defense Review

It’s time again to dissect our Red Wings, and for my contribution to the annual review, I gladly accepted the task of looking at our blue line.  There is no Rafalski, nor Lidstrom, no Chelios, or Vladdy to be seen. This group entering camp has long been the weakness since the departure of our “Perfect…

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…

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…

Griffins resign Campbell

On Thursday, the Griffins resigned winger Colin Campbell to a two-year contract. During the the teams championship run, the 26 year-old had career highs in points with 20 and assists with 11.  Campbell was especially effective on the penalty kill for the Griffins during the post season. Campbell played his college hockey for Lake Superior…

How Ken Holland Botched The Off Season?

As we approach the start of training camp, we are left with our beloved Red Wings a mess.  Head scratching contracts, signings or lack of, and youth knocking on the door in Grand Rapids. Has anything really changed? In short, no.  Our tenured GM, Ken Holland, has talked a game of “retooling on the fly”…