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Kevin Sporka

Kevin Sporka is the Senior Media Analyst and Detroit Red Wings beat writer at HOHM. He is also the author of the Fantasy Hockey Fridays, In Retrospect, Milestone Monday, and Legends By the Number segments.

Detroit Snaps Lengthy Losing Streak With 5-1 Win Over Jets

The Red Wings snapped a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday night against a strong Winnipeg Jets squad by a score of 5-1. Detroit dominated the first and third periods in the win. Justin Abdelkader scored first from Nyquist and Zetterberg near the midway mark of the first period, followed by Nyquist four minutes later (Tatar, Kronwall). Detroit dominated the shot …

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Red Wings Defeat Sabres, Must Continue to Take Advantage of Schedule

The Red Wings moved into a tie for third place in the Atlantic Division with the Ottawa Senators following the team’s second home win in a row, this time against the Buffalo Sabres. After finishing a four-game road trip in which they won twice, they are now on a five-game homestand. Usually, October/November is a home-heavy time for Detroit, whereas …

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Detroit’s Young Stars Shine in 5-3 Win Over Arizona Coyotes

The trio of Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Andreas Athanasiou was the difference maker in Tuesday’s Halloween thriller. Athanasiou has only played three games, but he has picked up right where he left off last season. That line has lightning fast speed, power, and a lot of skill. If they continue to show impressive chemistry, this will be a dangerous …

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As Athanasiou Sits, Martin Frk Takes Advantage in Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their season on Thursday night at the brand new Little Caesars Arena. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance for the milestone first game (quotes on my Twitter, link at the bottom). As RFA Andreas Athanasiou continues to sit out, forward Martin Frk, drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft (same draft …

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Hicketts, Sulak Impress for Red Wings Despite Back-to-Back Losses

Here’s a double dose of Red Wings recaps for you. On back-to-back nights the Red Wings played pre-season games at Little Caesars Arena. Thursday vs. Chicago On Thursday night, they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Thursday’s lineup was the weakest Detroit had iced all pre-season. The top line consisted of David Booth, Riley Sheahan, and Ben Street. Meanwhile, the …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 3 and Overall Assessments

After the highlights of Day 3, you will find all my individual player assessments. But first, here’s a little snippet of the Team Delvecchio practice.     Joe Hicketts has succeeded and defied the odds at every level of hockey that he’s played at. His intentions are clear this year: to play a game at the NHL level. The small-in-stature …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 2

A lot of content in this recap of the second day of Red Wings training camp. Included in the various practices was another scrimmage (and a shootout). You can see that shootout below, as well as an array of photos from the day’s events, interview videos, quotes, and my observations. #redwings #drwtc Day 2 — Kevin Sporka – HOHM …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 1 (9/15/17)

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their 2017 training camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and there were some new faces present. Newly acquired defenseman Trevor Daley (signed as a free agent in July), along with veteran NHL forward David Booth (of Shelby Township, Michigan) and P.A. Parenteau, all took part in the first day of the camp. Before we get …

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