Will the Red Wings make the playoffs in 2017? Detroit News sportswriters John Niyo, Gregg Krupa and Ted Kulfan preview this and other questions for the coming Wings season.


Watch John Niyo, Ted Kulfan and Gregg Krupa of The Detroit News preview the Red Wings season, which begins Thursday in Tampa Bay.

► Can the Wings extend its 25-year playoff run?

► Will goalie Petr Mrazek bounce back after his late-season slump?

► Who will provide the offense without Pavel Datsyuk?

► Will you miss Joe Louis Arena?

Check out the first of our monthly hockey shows for all the answers and look for Wings coverage in the paper, online at, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Here's the stories from The Detroit News preview section:

► Wings TV show: Will the playoff streak end?

► Meet the 2016-2017 Red Wings

► Wings trust Larkin with larger role

► Wings' Larkin joined by rising NHL guns

► Fire still burns for Red Wings’ Zetterberg

► NHL preview: Eastern Conference predictions

► NHL preview: Western Conference predictions

► Red Wings put Teemu Pulkkinen on waivers

► Video: Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg

► Wings' Tatar seeks to extend hot World Cup run