Jake Walman

Red Wings’ End-of-Season Grades

While the 2022-23 season can be considered a step forward for the Detroit Red Wings and their rebuild, there were hopes of playing meaningful games down the stretch. The Red Wings finished with a record of 35-37-10, which is the most wins the team has had since the 2015-16 season. But, the team’s inconsistencies game-to-game […]

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Analyzing the Red Wings’ Trade Deadline and What it Means for the Future

The week entering the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline, it seemed as if the Red Wings, for the first time in seven seasons, wouldn’t be actively moving players off the NHL roster for draft capital. On Saturday, February 25th, Detroit held on to the final Eastern Conference Wildcard position and had games on teams such as […]

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Red Wings Sign Jake Walman to a Three-Year Extension

On Tuesday morning, the Detroit Red Wings announced they had signed pending unrestricted free agent Jake Walman to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.4 million. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported word of a potential extension last night after the Red Wings’ 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators Monday night. While Red […]

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Red Wings Sign Olli Maatta to a Two-Year Extension

On Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings announced they had signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a two-year, $6 million ($3 million average annual value) contract extension. The 28-year-old was signed as a free agent to a one-year, $2.25 million contract this past summer as Detroit overhauled their blueline under Derek Lalonde and Bob Boughner. Over the […]

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How Jake Walman has Revamped Detroit’s Blueline

After the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline, the feeling surrounding the Detroit Red Wings’ moves was positive. They acquired mid-to-late-round picks for depth players Vladislav Namestinkov and Troy Stecher and garnered their largest return for veteran defenseman Nick Leddy.  Leddy was traded to the St. Louis Blues at 50 percent retained ($2.75 million) along with Luke […]

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Penguins Blow 4-0 Lead, Fall to Red Wings in OT 5-4

The Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Detroit Red Wings last night 5-4 in overtime at PPG Paints Arena. Goaltender Magnus Hellberg made 19 saves after he came into the game to start the second period, replacing Ville Husso, who allowed four goals on 12 shots. Detroit improved their record to 15-11-7 this season. Forward Jason […]

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Bertuzzi and Walman return to the Red Wings lineup

The return of Tyler Bertuzzi to the Detroit lineup couldn’t have happened at a better time. After three consecutive losses, the Red Wings were looking for the added inspiration of having Bertuzzi in the lineup. The Red Wings played two good periods and once again folded in the third period as the Ducks forced overtime […]

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Red Wings enduring growing pains in November

After winning three games to start November, the Red Wings struggled in week two, picking up only a single point in three games. The Red Wings started the week on Tuesday, losing a 3-2 shootout at home against Montreal. At Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, the Red Wings surrendered six goals in the third period […]

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Red Wings set to begin long road trip

After an 8-2 thrashing against the New York Rangers on Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings can’t leave Michigan fast enough. The Red Wings started November with three consecutive wins and a shootout loss to Montreal before the debacle in Detroit. This will be a terrific opportunity for the players and coaching staff to bond away […]

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Trio set to return to Detroit Lineup

The Detroit Red Wings are ready to add reinforcements to the lineup this week. Oskar Sundqvist was expected to be in the lineup last night at home against the New York Rangers. Forward Tyler Bertuzzi and defenseman Jake Walman are expected to travel with the team on the upcoming West Coast trip. Detroit plays four […]

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