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Welcome to the Winged Wheel Podcast - the biggest Detroit Red Wings podcast on the air! Tune in to hear the best and latest analysis about the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL, and the rest of the hockey world!

Welcome to the Winged Wheel Podcast - the biggest Detroit Red Wings podcast on the air! Tune in to hear the best and latest analysis about the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL, and the rest of the hockey world!


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Welcome to the Winged Wheel Podcast - the biggest Detroit Red Wings podcast on the air! Tune in to hear the best and latest analysis about the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL, and the rest of the hockey world!




Line Combinations and Roster Projections - Aug. 7th, 2022

The NHL offseason is in full swing, which means it's time to take a look at next year's roster, contract value, Detroit Red Wings prospects at the World Juniors (and beyond), & lots more! Tune in as we take a look at the Red Wings prospects playing in the World Juniors, including Simon Edvinsson, Sebastian Cossa, & plenty more (5:30) before diving into Steve Yzerman's free agency moves & exactly how much they improved Detroit's projections based on Dom Luszczyszyn's analytical models. Also,...


Kadri, Klingberg, and Detroit's Rebuild Timeline - July 31st, 2022

With the offseason well underway, it's primetime to take a look at some wild speculation! Tune in as we address the "rumors" of the Detroit Red Wings & Nazem Kadri - would the soon-to-be 32 year old center be a fit in Hockeytown? What kind of deal would Steve Yzerman offer him? How would he fit into the roster & impact the team? (4:25) We also have a candid discussion on Detroit's rebuild timeline, their decisions to go out and acquire players like Copp, Perron, Chiarot, Maatta, & Kubalik,...



We are thrilled to be joined for the first time (of hopefully many) by Detroit Red Wings legend and Director of Amateur Scouting, Kris Draper! Tune in as Kris talks to us about the ins and outs of scouting for the NHL Draft, his thoughts on Marco Kasper, Amadeus Lombardi, & more Red Wings prospects, what it was like to scout & draft Moritz Seider & Lucas Raymond, and more! He also discusses his thoughts on the Detroit Red Wings rebuilding, working with Steve Yzerman, Copp, Chiarot, & the...


Detroit's Offseason Overview ft. Max Bultman - July 24th, 2022

Tune in as we're joined by Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit to take a look back at all that's happened in the world of the Red Wings! The discussion opens with a look back at Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper & Co. drafting Marco Kasper 8th overall in the 2022 NHL Draft, as well as the rest of the Red Wings draft class (4:12), before analyzing Yzerman's aggressive approach to free agency & what might happen with Dylan Larkin & Tyler Bertuzzi's contracts (23:12). Also, some early projections as...


Tkachuk Mania and Red Wings Prospects ft. Daniella Bruce - July 21st, 2022

With all of the hype around free agency behind us (for now), it's time to take a look back at the Detroit Red Wings Development Camp! Tune in as we're joined by Daniella Bruce of the Detroit Red Wings to discuss the recent Red Wings Development Camp, including first looks at Marco Kasper, what Simon Edvinsson's next steps might be (relative to Moritz Seider), thoughts on Sebastian Cossa, Amadeus Lombardi, Mazur, Niederbach, & other Hockeytown prospects (4:40)! We also touch on Steve...


Yzerman's Roster Plans and Klingberg Rumors - July 18th, 2022

As the rush of the NHL Draft & Yzerman's wild Free Agency shopping spree settles down (for now), we take a look at where the Detroit Red Wings roster has landed. Tune in as we discuss another depth signing in Pysyk (4:13), as well as Steve Yzerman's press conference, in which he spoke of creating competition for roster spots & how Simon Edvinsson could crack the roster, where Chiarot & Maatta will fill in next to Seider & Hronek, news on Jake Walman (who's filing for arbitration) & Robby...



The Yzerplan has picked up steam... In a chaotic day as the NHL Free Agency period opened, Steve Yzerman was quick out of the gates, making multiple major moves for the Detroit Red Wings. Tune in as we discuss every new signing in Hockeytown & discuss their contract value & rating, play style, how they fit into the team, & more: Andrew Copp (5:43), Olli Maatta (20:15), Ben Chiarot (26:10), David Perron (35:33), and Dominik Kubalik (44:44). We also discuss overall free agency impressions...


2022 NHL Draft Review (Detroit Red Wings Picks) - July 9th, 2022

The Detroit Red Wings selected Marco Kasper 8th overall, Steve Yzerman made a big trade, the 2022 NHL Draft unfolded in a wild manner...and the Winged Wheel Podcast is here to break it all down in our annual mega-Draft Review episode! Tune in as we open by discussing Yzerman's trade for goaltender Ville Husso (and subsequent signing), how it affects the crease in Hockeytown with Nedeljkovic already there (and Sebastian Cossa on the way), the value of the trade & contract, & what this means...


Final 2022 NHL Mock Draft - July 6th, 2022

For the last time before the real thing, our 2022 NHL Mock Draft! We're joined by Prashanth Iyer as we go through all 32 picks in the 1st round, including all of our preferred picks for Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings at 8th overall, as well as some rumors & news on more improbable picks to go to Hockeytown... Will it be Savoie? Will Östlund's name come to fruition? Where does Frank Nazar go? Does Shane Wright hold 1st overall over Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley? Tune in and find...


2022 NHL Draft Preview - July 4th, 2022

The full 2022 NHL Draft Preview is here! Tune in for our full, comprehensive analysis of the 2022 NHL Draft, especially from the lens of the Detroit Red Wings & what Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper & Co. might do. Will they land Matthew Savoie, Frank Nazar, or Marco Kasper? Will they opt for a big Conor Geekie or take the risk with Brad Lambert? Will Nemec, Jiricek, or Gauthier fall, & how will Wright, Slafkovsky, & Cooley shake out? We start by covering some Red Wings news re: new head coach...



EMERGENCY PODCAST TIME - THE DETROIT RED WINGS HAVE A NEW HEAD COACH! Steve Yzerman has hired Derek Lalonde, (now former) Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach under Jon Cooper. Tune in as the Winged Wheel Podcast is joined by Prashanth Iyer (and his small special guest) to discuss what Lalonde's hire means for Detroit's future & how his "player's coach" personality will mesh with the likes of Dylan Larkin, Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond, & the rest of the Red Wings. Plus, hear all about his...


Lalonde Rumors and Surprise Draft Rankings - June 29th, 2022

The 2022 NHL Draft is looming, and so is Steve Yzerman's decision on who will be the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Tune in as we discuss Derek Lalonde of the Tampa Bay Lightning being seen & rumored as a likely candidate to coach in Hockeytown, what Yzerman might be looking for, & who else is in the mix (5:05). We also discuss Sebastien Cossa's run at the Memorial Cup & what his path forward looks like (11:00). Additionally, a look back at Frank Nazar, center prospect out of the...


Trotz Out and Detroit Draft Dilemmas - June 26th, 2022

Tune into this episode as the Winged Wheel Podcast starts by reliving the Detroit - Colorado rivalry through the ESPN E:60: Unrivaled documentary, commemorating the best rivalry in sports history: McCarty's punch on Claude Lemieux as revenge for the hit on Draper, Konstantinov's dominance & tragic story, & so much more (6:47). Also, Barry Trotz is off the board for Steve Yzerman's head coaching search - what does this mean for the Red Wings? Could Lalonde, Halpern, Groulx, or Warsofsky be...



MORITZ SEIDER IS THE CALDER TROPHY WINNER! Tune in as we discuss the first Detroit Red Wings player to be named NHL Rookie of the Year since 1965, as we break down Seider's phenomenal rookie season, the awards ceremony, Yzerman, Ilitch, & Larkin attending, impact on his next contract, his best moments, the messages from teammates (including a Fedorov cameo), Lucas Raymond & Alex Nedeljkovic's votes, & so much more (5:20)! We also discuss some other Red Wings news involving Edvinsson,...


Lambert's Risk and Petry Trade Debate - June 19th, 2022

After an eventful personal weekend for the Winged Wheel Podcast hosts, tune in as we start by covering some Detroit Red Wings news, including Sebastian Cossa's AHL eligibility, Kirill Tyutyayev's new contract with Grand Rapids, Mickey Redmond's recent Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction, & more (3:05)! After a bit of a story from Ryan, we discuss & debate the news of Detroit being interested in Jeff Petry, whether he'd be a fit for Detroit, worth it for Yzerman to trade for, & how that...


Cossa's Future and Kakko Trade Rumors - June 15th, 2022

The Red Wings' future stars are raking in the accolades! Tune in as we open with a recap of Sebastian Cossa's WHL Championship on the back of his 5 shutouts, a look forward to the Memorial Cup, & whether he's due to join the Grand Rapids Griffins or return to the Edmonton Oil Kings next season (4:55). We also cover a new goalie signed in Jussi Olkinuora (14:54), Elmer Söderblom's recent award (following the footsteps of Moritz Seider), some news about Tyler Bertuzzi that could affect his...


Soderblom, Nemec, and Stanley Cup Final Predictions - June 12th, 2022

Elmer Söderblom is coming to Michigan, the 2022 NHL Draft is fast approaching, & the Stanley Cup Final is set! Tune in as we break it all down, starting with updates on Detroit's head coaching search - Barry Trotz & Bruce Cassidy being linked to the Red Wings, as well as Steve Yzerman interviewing David Quinn, & possibly waiting for the likes of Derek Lalonde & Benoit Groulx. (4:18) Also, Elmer Söderblom's ELC, & what he can do for the Grand Rapids Griffins or Detroit Red Wings next season!...


Cutter Gauthier - 8th Pick? and Bruce Cassidy Fired - June 8th, 2022

A full roster once again but recording remotely, tune in as the Winged Wheel Podcast notes some recent (and well-deserved) recognition for Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond, & Bally Sports Detroit! (5:53)! We also tackle what's happening in Boston and whether Bruce Cassidy could be a potential head coaching candidate for Steve Yzerman & the Detroit Red Wings. (6:55) We also revisit a notable center prospect: Cutter Gauthier. Is he a viable option to play center in Hockeytown, will he be available...


Trocheck, Lekkerimaki, and Coach Candidates - June 5th, 2022

The coaching search continues, and we're all anxiously awaiting Steve Yzerman's decisions...tune in as we cover where Detroit may be at in finding the newest head coach of the Red Wings, timelines, & what the rest of the NHL can tell us about the search in Hockeytown (4:10). We also take a look at a potential free agent target: Vincent Trocheck. What would he cost, would he make sense for the rebuild right now, & would he or Yzerman even be interested? (16:55) Finally, Jonathan...


2022 NHL Mock Draft ft. Max Bultman - June 1st, 2022

It's about that time...get ready for our first Mock Draft of the season! Tune into this episode as we first open with some Detroit Red Wings news, including Yzerman's decision to not sign 3 prospects (including Otto Kivenmáki & Alex Cotton), as well as an impending ELC for Elmer Söderblom (6:39), before speculating about whether Dylan Strome might be a fit in Hockeytown (15:00). We're also joined by Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit for our first 2022 NHL Entry Mock Draft - tune in to...