The latest news from the Michigan Hockey scene
The Michigan Hockey scene is heating up, with the latest news from around the state.
In the college ranks, the University of Michigan Wolverines are off to a great start, with a 6-0-0 record in conference play They are currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, and are looking to make a run at the Frozen Four.
In the professional ranks, the Detroit Red Wings are off to a slow start, but they are still one of the top teams in the NHL. The Red Wings are currently seventh in the Central Division with a record of 10-11-3.
Highlights from around the state
In case you missed it, here are some of the top hockey stories from around Michigan over the past week.
Detroit Red Wings sign prospect Filip Zadina to three-year entry-level contract:
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The latest from the Mitten State:
In a hard-fought battle, the Michigan Wolverines took down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 3-2. The game was close throughout, with neither team able to gain a significant advantage. A Power play goal by junior forward Max Jones late in the third period proved to be the difference maker, as the Wolverines held on for the victory.
In another exciting match-up, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the University of Michigan 4-3 in overtime. The Spartans got off to a hot start, scoring twice in the first period. But the Wolverines battled back, tying the game late in the third period. Spartan forward Matt Berkovitz scored the game-winning goal just over a minute into overtime, giving his team the win.
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Rumors and speculation
While the Detroit Red Wings have been front and center in the NHL offseason news with their coaching change and speculation surrounding potential trades, the other Michigan-based NHL team has been relatively quiet.
The 2016-17 season was a successful one for the Red Wings who made the playoffs for the 25th consecutive season. They were eventually ousted in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins
In the offseason, Detroit made headlines by hiring former St. Louis Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock to replace Jeff Blashill behind the bench. The move comes after Blashill led the Red Wings to a 34-36-12 record last season, missing the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
Hitchcock, who won a Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999, is known for his defensive style of play. He’ll look to instill that same mindset in a Detroit team that allowed 2.94 goals per game last season, which ranked 23rd in the NHL.
The Red Wings have also been linked to several trade rumors this offseason, most notably involving defenseman Mike Green and forward Gustav Nyquist. Green is entering the final year of his contract and carries a cap hit of $6 million, while Nyquist is signed through 2019-20 with a cap hit of $4.75 million.
Meanwhile, up in Traverse City, things have been relatively quiet for the other Michigan-based NHL team – The GRand Rapids Griffins.
After winning their second Calder Cup championship in franchise history last season, head coach Todd Nelson and his staff have been hard at work preparing for another run at hockey’s top minor league prize.
Nelson will once again be relying on a mix of veteran leadership and young talent as he looks to guide the Griffins back to glory in 2017-18. Among those returning are forwards Matthew Ford (16 goals) and Eric Tangradi (15 goals), who will provide a boost to an offense that averaged 2.67 goals per game last season (19th in AHL).
defensively, Grand Rapids will once again be anchored by veteran defenseman Nathan Paetsch (3 goals, 18 assists), who will be joined by newcomers Joe Hicketts (1 goal, 5 assists) and Robbie Russo (2 goals, 9 assists).
Off-ice news and notes
The latest news and notes from around the world of Michigan Hockey
For Red Wings fans, the post-season has been a tough pill to swallow. But, as always, there is hope on the horizon in the form of the team’s prospects. In this article, we will take a look at some of the Red Wings’ top prospects and what they have been up to lately.
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NHL news and links
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional Ice Hockey league composed of 30 teams, of which 27 are based in the United States and 3 are based in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice Hockey League in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
NHL news and links:
-The Detroit Red Wings have released their schedule for the upcoming season [click here for the schedule](https://www.nhl.com/redwings/schedule)
-The Detroit Pistons have announced their roster for the upcoming season [click here for the roster](https://www.nhl.com/pistons/roster)
-The Chicago Blackhawks have announced their preseason schedule. [click here for the schedule](https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/schedule)
-The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced their training camp schedule. [click here for the schedule](https://www.nhl.com/penguins/schedule)
-The Tampa Bay Lightning have released their promotional schedule for the upcoming season [click here for the schedule](https://www.nhl.com/lightning/promotions)
-The Nashville Predators have announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming season [click here for the schedule](https://www.nhl