As an Original Six franchise in a hockey-obsessed city, the story of the National Hockey League simply can’t be told without lots of time being devoted to the Detroit Red Wings. The team won its first Stanley Cup in 1936 and has racked up 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.
A number of legendary players have adorned the red and white through the years, including two of the best 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.
We’ll be covering everything you need to know about betting on the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan online sportsbooks, from the best sportsbook to legally place your bets on the next Red Wings game to the best current odds on the Wings to win the Stanley Cup.
What do the odds look like for the next Red Wings game? Check the live odds feed below for the best current Red Wings puck lines, moneylines and totals at Michigan online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and lock in your Red Wings bet.
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 best current odds for the Red Wings to win the Cup, the Western Conference or their division:
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You’ll undoubtedly be looking to bet on the outcome of Red Wings games, but 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 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 that exists. 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 cover as a loser in order for a bet to cash. These lines are typically +1.5 for the underdog and -1.5 for the favorite.
The Red Wings will have the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, so the club is in a prime spot to acquire another building block. Looking back to 2020, the franchise drafted a number of intriguing prospects, but we’ll naturally have to wait and see how they ultimately develop.
|1||Lucas Raymond||LW||Frolunda (Sweden)|
|2||William Wallinder||D||Modo Jr. (Sweden)|
|2||Theodor Niederbach||C||Frolunda Jr. (Sweden)|
|2||Cross Hanas||LW||Portland (WHL)|
|3||Donovan Sebrango||D||Kitchener (OHL)|
|3||Eemil Viro||D||TPS (Finland)|
|4||Sam Stange||RW||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|4||Jan Bednar||G||Sokolov (Czech Republic-2)|
|5||Alex Cotton||D||Lethbridge (WHL)|
|6||Kyle Aucoin||D||Tri-City (USHL)|
|7||Kienan Draper||RW||St. Andrew's College (High-Ontario)|
|7||Chase Bradley||LW||Omaha (USHL)|
Looking back over the rest of the decade, here are some of the drafted players of note.
The 2020-21 NHL season was a challenging one across the entire league, given a delayed start and limited 56-game schedule because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps the only thing that accomplished from a Red Wings perspective was shortening the pain, as Detroit stumbled to a share of last place in the Central Division.
The club wrapped things up in that tie for seventh with the Columbus Blue Jackets following a record of 19-27-10, and 48 total points. The club missed the playoffs, of course, and will select sixth in the 2021 NHL Draft.
And yet, although there was no postseason berth for the fourth 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 past 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 his credit. Here’s a look at how the three men who have followed the legend have fared.
The Red Wings spent the 2018- and 2019-20 campaigns without a captain. But the club announced in January 2021 that Dylan Larkin would be the franchise’s 37th captain.
Over the past three decades, just three other members of the Red Wings had filled that role.
The Red Wings have also been fortunate in net in recent times until this past season. Jimmy Howard had been a fixture between the pipes for 15 years. Here’s a look at all of the goaltenders who have suited up for Detroit from 2005 through this past season.
Although there are 10 names on the list, Howard had 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 this 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.
Although 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 NHL attendance charts (when we aren’t in a pandemic situation).
Read more on how much revenue the Red Wings make per year and what the franchise is worth:
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 Bally Sports Detroit.
Please note that you’ll need to sign in with an existing subscription from your cable, satellite or streaming provider for full access to any or all of these options on the Web.
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. 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, respectively. Detroit is second all-time for appearances in the Finals with 24, behind only the Canadiens’ 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 death in 2017, 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 the span of 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 title drought from 1955 until 1997.
According to the latest annual evaluation of NHL franchise’s worth by Forbes, the Red Wings had a valuation of $775 million as of late 2020. 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: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, and Boston Bruins.
Although 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. Although 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 since 2015-16, the first season for head coach Jeff Blashill behind the bench. Detroit was paired up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1, losing the series 4-1.
It has been a while 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 the Western Conference semifinals.