Jan 18, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) pushes Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to Octopus Thrower, the Detroit Red Wings news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Octopus Thrower is dedicated to providing top-notch Red Wings news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Peter Fish, editor

Born and raised in Metro Detroit. I have been a hockey player and Wings fan for longer than I can remember. Hockey isn't just a sport, It is a lifestyle.

Michael Becker, Staff Writer

Red Wings fan and hockey enthusiast. Being born in 1991, I have never witnessed a playoffs without the Wings, and I never want to....

Nate Brown, Staff Writer

A diehard Wings fan living in Chicago. My next trick? Raising my newborn daughter to be a Wings fan in Chicago.

Christina Roberts, Staff Writer

A lover of all things hockey and Marvel. I wait impatiently for every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. I turned Frankenmuth, MI, into Johan Franzen's own magical land in Sweden, known as Franzenmuth. "Pavel Datsyuk In: A Case of Dangleitis" was also my creation. I wrote the novel "On The Border," my first venture into published fiction work; check out out on Amazon.

Howard Ward, 3rd Shift Hockey

Names Howard. I am a Hockey fan. In particular the Detroit Red Wings, I have watched the sport for as long as I can remember . I played the game up until High School. I watch and try attend as many games as I can and have taken a huge interest in the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Prospect Systems that Ken Holland and the Wings utilize. I grew up idolizing Steve Yzerman and Martin Lapoint. My current favorite players are Zetterberg and Towes and probably half of the Griffins. I have a strange soft spot for Todd Bertuzzi, what can I say I am a sucker for second chances and repentance...double marks if you have both going for you.

John Evans, Staff Writer

John has been a Red Wings fan since he first started watching hockey with his dad in high school. He lives in Columbus, OH. While he was in college, John worked as a Sports Producer for a local radio station and co-hosted a hockey podcast. Now that he's a washed up has-been, he blogs! You can make like Dan Ellis and follow him on twitter @jtevans0.

Jack Mullen, Staff Writer

17-year-old Winged Wheeler from Detroit, raised in Royal Oak. Red Wing addict, musician, and stubborn as can be. Thanks for checking me out! Follow me on Twitter @JackMullz for game-time rantings and general shenanigans.

Nick Tylwalk, Staff Writer

Living proof that you can be a fanboy for a living, Nick is currently FanSided's Senior Editorial Director - Entertainment, a fancy way of saying he helps coordinate almost all the sites that don't cover sports. He's the editor of Bam Smack Pow and gets to post cool stuff about comics, video games and entertainment on FanSided.com. Sometimes he even wears pants when he works.

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