• joined Sep 28, 2009
  • last login May 09, 2011
  • posts 28
  • comments 83

Greetings, my name is Kyle, and I like the Detroit Red Wings.. a lot.

My fan-ship started as a wee lad, finding and loving hockey after the 1994-95 strike, and consequently being shattered as that 94-95 Red Wings team went on to lose to the Devils in four games. Since then, I've been privileged enough to see Detroit capture 4 Stanley Cups, each one better than the last.

I've evolved in through hockey to acquire a rather unhealthy obsession with leagues outside of the NHL. The Wings are still my one and only, but I watch as much major junior, college, international, minor-pro, and even a little European hockey as I can. I'm a bit of a draft nut, so I find that watching this much hockey is the best way I can know if I approve of who the Red Wings draft, because as we all know, it'll be 5-6 years before they actually make the Wings.. unless you're a freak like Helm.

I've got my own blog over at Babcock's Death Stare, but I'll be providing additional coverage over here at Winging it in Motown. Look for my regular updates on Detroit's prospects.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Detroit Lions
  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • General Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
User Blog

Prospects: Emptying the Notebook


It's been a few weeks since this feature has been around. Most of that is my fault, but to be honest -- there isn't a lot to report. A lot of guys are making playoff runs, but just passing on that...

Prospects: Griffins done this year, juiced next year


Note: On a whim I've decided to drop Friday from the name of this feature. Mostly because I haven't been doing them on Fridays lately. In fact, I'm pretty sure today is Sunday. But I've got nothing...

Howard beats Pittsburgh, Crosby


It didn't end up being a third consecutive buzzer beater, but a lot of Red Wings fans will accept the team's 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. Perhaps the first good scoring chance of...

Wings use creative time management to best Canucks


The Red Wings earned themselves three points this weekend, doing the majority of the damage in under one second. Twenty-four hours ago, things weren't too pleasant. Detroit managed to scrape a...

Friday Prospects -- In the sweepstakes again


Two years ago, The Hockey News compared a young Swedish prospect by the name of Fabian Brunnstrom to Ottawa Senators' star Daniel Alfredsson. What they meant to say was this: it's really impressive...

Friday Prospects -- Two new Griffins


The Red Wings have always been a team that's not afraid to make a splash at the trade deadline. I mean, don't you remember the year they added Bill Ranford, Wendel Clark, Ulf Samuelsson, and Chris...

Kolosov adds Olympics to impressive resume


On a long-term scale, the shelf life of a prospect is pretty short. There aren't many prospects from 2004 that are still actually considered "prospects." Many have either already moved on to...

Friday Prospects -- Griffins fall to Bulldogs


This week on Friday Prospects, I had nothing to write about. Honesty, eh? However, I did go to the Griffins game last night, so I decided to push Friday prospects until Saturday (gasp) and do some...

Friday Prospects -- Ready for the run


Hey all. Taking a break from the interview scene this week. The good news is we've hardly tapped the well dry -- in fact, we're trying to cook up some new stuff to make this feature even better....

Age no concern for Tomas Tatar


The World Junior Championship is typically a tournament for 19-year-old players. It's by far the most prestigious and most popular tournament for junior hockey, earning the eye of scouts and fans...

Landon Ferraro carving out his own path


When it comes to prospects, name recognition plays a big part. Every hockey fan, and even some scouts, have that moment where they sit down to watch a game and they see a familiar name. "I wonder...

Willie Coetzee making free agent splash


The life of a junior-aged hockey player is unlike that of any other profession. Most likely, if you're at the junior level it means you've succeeded and likely dominated youth ranks all the way up...

WIM sits down with Nick Jensen


Catching up with Red Wings prospect Nick Jensen

Friday Prospects -- All Numbers


We've done it all. Profiled every Detroit prospect, save for Ryan Oulahen (AHL) and Gennady Stolyarov (KHL) who have been injured for the entire season. But the show must go on. Friday Prospects is...

Friday Prospects -- Isn't it Saturday?


Why, yes -- it is Saturday. Apologies for the unannounced holiday break. Obviously, as both Christmas and New Year's were on Fridays, these article took a seat on the back-burner. I wasn't planning...

Friday Prospects -- All Griffins


As the Detroit Red Wings injury report grows increasing complex with every game, so does the Grand Rapids Griffins transactions page. The Griffins have faced very similar problems this season --...

Friday Prospects -- Long shots


We’re getting down to it, folks. The cream of the prospect crop has already been profiled. You’re likely (hopefully?) starting to get used to seeing certain names in the "Who’s Hot?" section. You...

Friday Prospects -- The Juniors


Junior hockey. Is there anything so exciting? Well, most likely there are many things more exciting than junior hockey. But I'd like to think those who have had the pleasure of experiencing junior...

Friday Prospects -- The '06 Draft


After a brief tour around the collegiate ranks, this week's Friday Prospects is back to the farm as we profile three players taken by Detroit in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft -- potentially one of their...

Friday Prospects -- Rest of the Class


Well hello there. Did you guys hear the new joke about the Red Wings goal that didn't count? Kidding of course. Shockingly, this will be the only Wings' thing you read today that won't be about the...

Friday Prospects -- Top of the Class


In this week's installment of Friday Prospects, the weekly look into the world that is Detroit Red Wings prospects, we're getting ready to go to school. This week, I profile Detroit's top three...

Friday Prospects -- Seasoned Vets


Six full weeks of Friday Prospects. Getting tired of this yet? Good, because neither am I. In this weekly look at the world of Detroit Red Wings prospects, we turn to the American Hockey League to...

Friday Prospects -- The Sleepers


Welcome to the fifth week of Winging it in Motown's new feature, Friday Prospects. I've described what this feature is in the other posts, so if you don't know yet... then you don't read WIM...

Friday Prospects -- The Netminders


Friday Prospects is the weekly look around the world into what could be the Wings of tomorrow. It will feature a group of three different prospects each week. So far, we've looked at The Class of...

Friday Prospects -- The 2009 Trio


Welcome to the third installment of Friday Prospects. This is a weekly look around the wonderful hockey world, profiling three semi-randomly chosen Red Wings prospects to be detailed and analyzed,...

Friday Prospects -- Next Big Swede


Hey look, I made it through my first week at WIM without getting canned. Good news for me I suppose, but for all of you that means you're subjected to more of my prospect drivel. Good! If you're...

Wings go winless in Sweden


Despite playing in front of hundreds of family members and close friends, the Detroit Red Wings dropped their second straight game in Sweden to the St. Louis Blues by a score of 5-3. Much like...

Friday Prospects -- Class of 2009


A weekly in-depth look at Detroit Red Wings prospects, this week highlighted by the group making the jump to full-time NHL duty.

Showing 1 - 28 of 28
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.