The Detroit Red Wings have missed the playoffs for the past six seasons, last qualifying in 2016. They are in the midst of a rebuilding period, led by young players like captain Dylan Larkin and 2019 6th overall pick Moritz Seider.
The Red Wings played their final game at Joe Louis Arena in 2017 after calling it home for 38 seasons, moving to the newly constructed Little Caesars Arena that fall.
In 2019, franchise legend Steve Yzerman returned as general manager, aiming to rebuild the team into a contender once again. However, the Red Wings have continued to struggle, finishing with one of the worst records in the NHL the past few years.
The 2022-23 season saw another disappointing finish, as the Red Wings went 35-37-10, missing the postseason for the seventh straight campaign. Head coach Jeff Blashill was let go after the season ended. The Red Wings hope new coach Derek Lalonde can help guide the rebuild back towards playoff contention in the coming years.
Who Do The Detroit Red Wings Play Next
The Red Wings competition may be coming into the game playing great hockey, so be sure to check out how both teams have been performing to know if it’s worth the wager.
Detroit Red Wings Game Schedule
To know the Detroit Red Wings game schedule is to know the Red Wings’ future. Well, maybe not, but it offers some valuable insight into future betting prospects.
Detroit Red Wings Standings Today
Be mindful of where the Detroit Red Wings sit in the standings, as their playoff qualification isn’t guaranteed, as it so often was in past seasons when they made the playoffs every year from the 1990-91 campaign through the 2015-16 season.
How To Make Money Betting On Detroit Red Wings
They call Detroit Hockeytown, but there's a long-standing tradition in this hockey town that leaves those new to the game feeling somewhat puzzled. Every time the Wings take the ice, you can count on at least one octopus to rain down from the stands onto the ice surface.
The octopus first hit the ice during the 1952 Stanley Cup playoffs, when the Wings went a perfect 8-0 to sweep to the title. Two brothers who owned an area fish market concocted the idea to fire the mollusk to the ice, thinking the eight tentacles of the octopus represented the eight wins it took to claim Lord Stanley's mug.
The tradition caught on and it continues to this day. When the Wings are in the playoffs, watch for prop bets on how many octopus might hit the ice during the course of a game.