Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

Bylsma spent two seasons as the Buffalo Sabres Head coach from 2015-2017. In addition he managed the Penguins starting in 2008-09 season where he led the Penguins to a championship over the Red Wings. As an NHL head coach his record is 320-190-55. Jeff Blashill and Dan Bylsma made a connection while coaching team USA…

Griffins Summer Spotlight: Dylan McIlrath

This segment of Griffins Summer Spotlight will feature defenseman, Dylan McIlrath. McIlrath played in first full season with the Griffins during the 2017-2018 season. He was acquired by the Red Wings last season via trade. He was a part of the deal that sent former Red Wings forward Tomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers. The…

Griffins re-sign Elson and Shine to one-year contracts

The Grand Rapids Griffins have agreed to one-year contracts with forwards Turner Elson and Dominik Shine. Elson collected 21 points last season (9-12-21) in his first season with Grand Rapids. He battled injuries for part of the season, but was effective playing in 57 games. In five postseason games, he added two goals. The 25-year…

Griffins Summer Spotlight: Eric Tangradi

  The first segment of Griffins summer spotlight will feature forward, Eric Tangradi. Tangradi played in his third season as a member of the Griffins. He made one appearance for the Red Wings during the 2015-2016 season. The big forward had the best season of his pro career, collecting 64 points (31-33-64) while appearing in…

Keys to the Off-Season

As we all know the Red Wings season has been over for awhile now, and the NHL season is almost over. Therefore the off season will be an exciting time for Wings fans. In my opinion this is one of the most important summers for this franchise in a long time. The first priority is…

2018 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

After more than 2500 regular season contests and nearly 80 postseason games, it is time for the Stanley Cup Finals. It is personally my favorite time of year in the sports calendar (even if the Wings aren’t apart of the series). The Finals are the culmination of a long and rigorous hockey season and they…

2018 Stanley Cup Preview: Conference Finals

After a second round filled with lots of great hockey, it brings us one step closer to crowning an NHL champion. There are a lot of new faces in this year’s Conference Finals with only Tampa having Stanley Cup appearances. Here’s how I see the next round shaking out and who will be advancing to…