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Richard Nedomlel: ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Nedomlel1When Richard Nedomlel is on his game, he’s the type of player you don’t notice on the ice. The 6-foot-5, 231 blueliner is a stay at home defenseman who doesn’t shy away from physical play, but also doesn’t go looking for it either.

“I would say I am more of a stay at home defenseman who kills penalties,” he said. “That’s why Detroit drafted me and that’s what they want me to do. I am happy to play that role.”

The 20 year-old surprised many in the organization with his offensive numbers the … Continue Reading

Jared Coreau: Rounding into Form

Coreau1Jared Coreau has come a long way since being called a ‘stylistic mess’ by the Red Line Report. The 6-foot-5, 207 pound goalie has worked tirelessly with his goalie coach to improve his game and get ready for the next level.

“I think that comment was mostly referring to my game in tight,” he explained. “They say big guys have big holes so I was really opening up and making snow angels. My goalie coach in Ottawa and the coaches I have had throughout the years have worked with me on being … Continue Reading

Defensive Gains: Jurco Contributing More Than Offense

jurcoTomas Jurco is trying to become a complete player for the Red Wings. The 6-foot-2, 193 pound forward made a successful transition from the QMJHL to the AHL last season. In 74 games with Grand Rapids, he scored 14 goals and 28 points. The numbers, while not staggering, are impressive considering he was one of the youngest players in the league last year.

“Jurco was really young in our league last year and in the first half he had some struggles,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I thought he was great the whole … Continue Reading

Red Wings Finally End Tournament Drought

CupThe Red Wings won their first NHL Prospect Tournament Monday night beating the defending champion Buffalo sabres by a 4 – 2 margin. Detroit, who has hosted the tournament since 1998, has played in the final three times but wasn’t able to win until tonight’s victory.

“It was a fun tournament,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “There were lots of real great players in the tournament and I thought our guys did a good job of competing on a shift by shift basis. The scouting staff in Detroit has done an unreal job … Continue Reading

September 9, 2013 Prospect Tournament Gallery

Paterson Aiming for a Break Through Year

Paterson1Jake Paterson has a lot on the line heading into this season. The 6-foot-1, 183 pound goalie is focused on having another strong season with Saginaw of the OHL. His numbers last year – 3.53 goals against and a .901 save percentage through 50 games – are strong when you factor in the youth and limited depth of the team.

“I thought it was a pretty good season,” he said. “We had a younger team, but we definitely learned a lot throughout the year. I think the younger guys started to come … Continue Reading

September 8, 2013 Prospect Tournament Gallery

September 8, 2013 Red Wings Practice Gallery

Mantha: Ascending the NHL Learning Curve

ManthaAnthony Mantha is getting a crash course on professional hockey during his first few months in the Red Wings system. The 18 year-old is playing in his first NHL Prospects Tournament and has helped the Red Wings take a commanding lead of the Howe Division. Mantha, who has been held to just a single assist through two games, has had plenty of offensive opportunities playing along side Martin Frk and Calle Jarnkrok.

“It’s just fun playing with those two guys because they are so good with the puck,” he said. “We’ve had … Continue Reading

Offensive Minded Pulkkinen Ready for the North American Challenge

Pulkk1Teemu Pulkkinen knows he has a lot to learn on and off the ice in his first season in North America. The Vantaa, Finland native is entering his first full season with the Red Wings after spending his entire playing career in Finland.

“It’s fun to be here,” he said. “I am just getting used to the time difference and I know I need to work on my language. Of course I also have many thing in the rink that need work too.”

The 5-foot-11, 183 pound left wing is blessed with a … Continue Reading

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