As an Original Six franchise that plays its home games in a hockey-obsessed city, the story of the NHL simply can’t be told without lots of time being devoted to the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings hockey team was founded as the Detroit Cougars in 1926. The club changed the name in 1932 to its current moniker, and success soon followed.
The team won its first Stanley Cup in 1936 and has racked up a total of 11 titles. That’s good enough for third all-time in the history of the NHL, and the Wings have the second-most Stanley Cup Final appearances to boot.
There have been a number of legendary players who have adorned the red and white through the years, including two of the best players in NHL history: Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman. Dylan Larkin is among those leading the way on the current roster as the club looks to recapture the magic of its glory days.
Let’s cover everything you need to know about the Detroit Red Wings from past to present. We’ll also get you up to speed on things such as the best spot to legally and safely place your bets on the next Wings game. Read on.
So what do the odds look like for the next time the Red Wings are set to hit the ice? Here’s the latest, thanks to our live NHL odds feed:
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As for betting on the Red Wings, you’ll have a number of choices to consider, including:
The road to the Stanley Cup is a long one, but you can get a peek at the race at any time. Here’s what our live odds feed has to say about the chances for the Red Wings and all of the other NHL squads:
While skating around with Lord Stanley’s Cup at the end of the season is the ultimate goal, there are other stepping stones along the way. Let’s take a look at how things look for the Red Wings on that front.
While you’ll undoubtedly be looking to bet on the outcome of Red Wings games, be sure to take the time to explore other NHL betting opportunities. Two of the biggest markets you should check out are prop betting and futures.
Props can typically be found by clicking through on the individual games, while there’s usually a dedicated futures tab to be found after you click on the NHL link. Here’s what you need to know about both bet types.
Props are additional wagering opportunities on what may happen in a game. Prop bets are based on specific circumstances that might come up from a game, team, or player perspective. Here are some examples of what you might see.
These are wagers you can place on events that will happen in the future. The biggest futures market you’ll find is for the winner of the next Stanley Cup, but that’s not all there is. Here are some of the other popular futures bets you can consider.
Props and futures open up the doors to even more betting action for the Red Wings and the rest of the NHL. There are a number of enticing options for you to consider at any time, so be sure to check them out.
If you want to bet on an individual hockey game, the most popular bet type is a moneyline bet. The favored team is expressed as a negative number, such as -160, while the underdog has a plus sign in front of its odds, such as +140.
There are also bets similar to a spread bet called puck lines. The line represents the number of goals a team must win or lose by in order for a bet to cash. These lines are typically +1.5 for the underdog and -1.5 for the favorite.
The 2019-20 NHL regular season was suspended on March 12, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league plans to forego the rest of the campaign and jump right into a 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs tournament in summer 2020.
Unfortunately for the Red Wings and their faithful, they’ll be on the outside looking in. Detroit closed out the season with a record of 17-54-5. That translated into 39 points, which left them in the basement of both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference.
Since only the top 12 teams in the two conferences were invited to the tournament, the club gets a head start on preparing for next year. While the season was a disappointing one, there were still some signature highlights for fans to cheer about.
Detroit enters the offseason with a big to-do list, but the club already knows it’ll have the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. In a perfect world, that means another strong foundational piece will soon be on the way to HockeyTown.
The Red Wings will have the fourth-overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft, so the club is in a prime spot to acquire another building block. Looking back to 2019, the franchise drafted a number of intriguing prospects, but we’ll naturally have to wait and see how they ultimately develop.
|1||Moritz Seider||D||Mannheim Eagles|
|2||Anttii Tuomisto||D||Assat - Finland|
|2||Robert Mastrosimone||W||Chicago Steel|
|2||Albert Johansson||D||Farjestads - Sweden|
|3||Albin Grewe||W||Djurgardens - Sweden|
|4||Ethan Phillips||C||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|5||Cooper Moore||D||Brunswick Prep|
|6||Elmer Soderblom||W||Frolunda - Sweden|
|6||Gustav Berglund||D||Frolunda - Sweden|
|7||Kirill Tyutyayev||W||Yekaterinburg - Russia|
|7||Carter Gylander||G||Sherwood Park Crusaders|
Looking back over the rest of the decade, here are some of the drafted players of note.
The 2018-19 NHL season was a challenging one for the Red Wings. The club wrapped things up in seventh place in the Atlantic Division and 14th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-40-10, which was good enough for 74 points.
This was the club’s second season playing at the Little Caesars Arena, but the home-ice advantage was moot, as the team skated to a mark of 17-19-5 in the friendly confines. Nonetheless, the team continued to pack them in, averaging 98 percent capacity for the season as a whole.
After alternating between struggling and being in the middle of the pack for much of the campaign, Detroit managed to close out the year playing pretty well with a record of 9-8-1 down the stretch in March and April.
While there was no postseason berth for the third consecutive season, the team showed some signs that there may indeed be better things to come as the youngsters continue to develop.
As an Original Six franchise, the Red Wings have quite the storied history, and a number of legendary players have worn the red and white. Here’s a look at five of the best players in Detroit history.
Numerous players who have at least spent some time with the Red Wings have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, while the club has retired the numbers of eight of its most legendary players.
The past decade of scoring leaders for Detroit is chock full of familiar names. Here are the leading goal scorers for the last 10 seasons of Red Wings hockey.
The Red Wings franchise has been fortunate in that they’ve had a good deal of stability at head coach. There have been just 27 in the team’s history, which stretches all the way back to 1927. Since the turn of the century, just four have manned the bench.
Scotty Bowman, one of the greatest coaches in NHL history, ended his run in 2002 with three Stanley Cups to show for it. Here’s a look at how the three men who have followed the legend have fared.
Blashill and company are still working towards rebuilding the Red Wings, but the vote of confidence via an extension points to him being on the right track.
The Red Wings spent the 2019-20 campaign without a captain, the second straight season the club has gone that route. Justin Abelkader, Luke Glendening, Dylan Larkin, and Frans Nielsen served as alternates.
The next player named as team captain will have quite a set of shoes to fill. Over the past three decades, just three members of the Red Wings have filled that role.
Those are three of the best players in franchise history, so it certainly makes sense for the rebuilding club to take its time and make sure it gets it right for the next player deemed worthy enough to wear the “C”.
The Red Wings have also been fortunate in net in recent times. Jimmy Howard has been a fixture between the pipes for 15 years. Here’s a look at all of the goaltenders who have suited up for Detroit over that span.
While there are nine names on the list, Howard has been the dominant presence in net with more than 500 games played under his belt for the Wings. Mrazek is the only other goaltender to make more than 100 appearances over that span.
After playing host to Red Wings games from 1979-2017, Joe Louis Arena shut its doors and was slated for demolition afterward. The Little Caesars Arena is the new place to be in HockeyTown. Here are the key details on the venue for Detroit home games.
While the Red Wings have struggled on the ice for the past few seasons and missed the playoffs, the club remains quite the draw for home fans and consistently ranks highly on the NHL attendance charts.
National broadcasts of select NHL games can be found on the following: NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network and ESPN+. For Red Wings games specifically, the place to go is Fox Sports Detroit.
On the streaming front, you have a few options. Fox Sports is included in some cord-cutting packages, and you can also gain access on the web via FoxSportsDetroit.com or on mobile with the Fox Sports App.
Please note that you’ll need to sign in with an existing subscription from your cable, satellite, or streaming provider for full access.
The flagship radio networks for Red Wings games are WXYT AM and FM, which can be found at 1270 and 97.1 on the dial, respectively. The feed for games is also picked up by numerous affiliates throughout Michigan.
You can also find live audio on NHL.com via the TuneIn player on site. Listeners can also download the TuneIn app to catch Red Wings action on the go on their iOS or Android devices.
The Detroit Red Wings are one of the Original Six NHL franchises, along with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers.
The franchise is third on the all-time list for Stanley Cups won with 11, behind only the Canadiens and Maple Leafs, who have 24 and 13 apiece. Detroit is second all-time for appearances in the Finals with 24, behind only the Canadiens at 34.
Here are some of the other details you need to know about one of the most iconic franchises in the NHL, including the all-time team leaders in several statistical categories.
The Red Wings are owned by Ilitch Holdings. Mike Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza franchise, purchased the team in 1982 for $8 million. After his passing in 2017, the official ownership was transferred to the holding company which bears his family name and is owned by his surviving wife Marian Ilitch. Here is the complete ownership history of the franchise prior to that.
The Red Wings have captured the Stanley Cup title a total of 11 times, which ranks third all-time in NHL history behind the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. The last crown came in 2007-08, which was their fourth in a little over a decade. Prior to that impressive run in which Detroit was one of the top franchises in the NHL, the team had a lengthy drought with its last Stanley Cup win coming in 1954-55.
According to the latest annual evaluation of NHL franchise’s worth by Forbes, the Red Wings have a valuation of $800 million. That ranks them in eighth place among the league’s 31 franchises. The New York Rangers top the list at $1.65 billion. Four other NHL franchises have a valuation of $1 billion or higher: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, and Boston Bruins.
While the team has featured a number of legendary players through the years, just eight numbers have been retired by the franchise. Here’s the list.
The tradition dates back to 1952 when a local fish market owner threw an octopus onto the ice during a Stanley Cup playoff game. The eight legs of the octopus were said to be representative of the eight wins it would take for the team to win the Stanley Cup, which they would go on to do that season. While there have been pushes here and there to end the tradition, it’s still going strong to this day.
After being a regular participant in the NHL playoffs for three decades, the Red Wings have missed out the last three seasons. The team’s last appearance came in 2015-16, which was the first season for head coach Jeff Blashill behind the bench. Detroit was paired up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in round one, losing the series, 4-1.
It has been awhile since the team from HockeyTown has been able to turn that trick. Back in 2010-11, the Red Wings finished atop the Central Division with a record of 47-25-10, which translated into 104 points. After sweeping the Phoenix Coyotes in the opening round of the NHL playoffs, the club fell to the San Jose Sharks in seven games in round two.