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Detroit Red Wings Captain Nicklas Lidstrom Retires After 20 Seasons

It's the news we all dreaded but were expecting nonetheless. Detroit Red Wings captain and surefire hall of fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement today at a press conference at Joe Louis Arena. Lidstrom's announcement wraps up a 20-year career that included four Stanley Cups and seven Norris Trophies.

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Red Wings and Griffins Put on a Show During Red & White Game in Grand Rapids

After weeks of anticipation, the Red & White Game featuring players from both the Detroit Red Wings and our very own Grand Rapids Griffins took place last night (Tuesday) at Van Andel Arena. View our photo gallery after the jump, including pictures of former Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood saying hello to fans.

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Draper To Announce Retirement

On the heels of Osgood prepping for his AARP card comes the next Wings retiree Kris Draper.  According to the Detroit Free Press expect an announcement to come  at 11am tomorrow.

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Red Wings’ Chris Osgood Expected to Announce Retirement

 

Put a fork in him he 's done as the Wings goaltender.  Look for an announcement coming later today.  Don't feel too bad for him though, looks like the Wings are gonna give him a cushy desk job somewhere in the front office.

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Nicklas Lidstrom Returns for 2011-12 Season

 

Detroit Red Wings fans can breathe a sigh of relief as team captain Nicklas Lidstrom will be back for a 20th NHL season. The decision was revealed on a media conference call today by Lidstrom and Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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Dare We Wager On The Wings Winning Game 7?

If they do, they would only be the 4th NHL team ever to come back after being down 3-0. Now before you cream your pants, realize there are still 2 more rounds to go.  In the meantime lets see how the other 3 NHL teams fared when down 3-zip

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AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Wings Lose in OT 2-1

Jimmy Howard worked some OT last night too stopping an incredible 44 of 46 shots. A fluky ricochet that slammed into the back of the Detroit net 7 minutes into overtime ended up ruining an otherwise great performance from Howard. Too bad the rest of the Wings couldn't OWN the puck more throughout the night. I spilled my beer twice popping up off the couch to scream at the lackluster offense. Seemed the Sharks pretty much kept the play in the Detroit zone for like...forever.

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Christian Peterson - Getty Image Sports
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Here We go – Wings Set For Redemption Against The Sharks

Here's hoping the Wings get some redemption from last year run-in against San Jose.  They should after a relaxing week off.  You'll recall, the Wings were gassed when they arrived in San Jose a year ago after flying through the night from Phoenix, where they'd just finished a seven-game series

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Christian Petersen, Getty Images
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Man Fined for Throwing Octopus at Detroit Red Wings Game

Who knew that throwing a slimy octopus onto a hockey rink was a 50-plus year tradition? Die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan Charlie Graves did. But what the Farmington resident didn't know was that following through with that tradition could --and would -- land him with a court date.

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Christian Peterson - Getty Images Sport
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It’s A Sweep! Wings Get Broom Out Beat Phoenix in Four Straight.

It was clear the Coyotes weren't taking the broom without a fight as last nights game 4 was tied well into the 3rd period.  6-3 ended up being the final though earning the Red Wings some time off as they now wait for their next opponent (most likely San Jose) to settle up with Los Angeles.

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Christian Peterson - Getty Images Sport
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Will The Wings Sweep Tomorrow?

Wings lead the series 3-0 after defeating the Coyotes 4-2 in game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals yesterday.  Can the Wings bring the broom out for game 4?  Thought this was suppose to be a tough series

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Dave Sanford - Getty Images Sports
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Game 2 For The Wings This Afternoon

The Wings are 1-0 in the series but "mentally" the wings have to be in it this afternoon to get the win before they head off to Phoenix for games 3 & 4.  That's the word according to Detroit Free Press writer Helene St. Ja

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