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.

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Bob Heyrman,Site Expert

Bob's writing is comparable to the third starter in a rotation. Sometimes he throws junk that finds the barrel of the bat and gets smacked over the fence, but the odd time he can toss a complete game shutout. Bob is a passionate life long Detroit sports fan. Bob loves the city, and can often be found downtown taking in a sporting event or a cold beverage at a local watering hole.

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Tyler Kotila,Contributor

Perfect Game National Scouting Coordinator and Graduate of Miami (OH) University. Continuing my journey through the game of baseball, trying to soak up and learn as much as possible, while helping others along the way!

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Ciara Durant,Contributor

Desert dweller who is passionate about hockey. I don't like stats, just telling stories about the teams I love.

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Thomas Foydel,Contributor

Native Detroiter, 1st game at Olympia was Howe's Wings vs Orr's Bruins. Played and refereed hockey for 50 years. Now retired, I find the current rebuild of the Red Wings fascinating.

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Kaitlyn Glaza,Contributor

Watcher of the Detroit Red Wings & the team’s prospects with a focus on the Grand Rapids Griffins players. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with others. She/her

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Gary Dymski,Contributor

A retired journalist, Gary Dymski has more than 40 years experience as an editor, reporter and columnist. He has worked for major daily newspapers in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest, winning awards for his writing and editing.


Ben Heydt,Contributor

After gaining a Master's Degree in New Media Journalism, Ben spent a year interning for ECHL Week, covering the league. Hockey has been his passion ever since the first KOHO stick was placed in his palms as a child. Marrying his love for the sport and his love for writing has been a match made in heaven.

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Franklin Steele,Contributor

Franklin Steele has been in the NHL writing game for 13 years and has written for various websites, including Bleacher Report, FanSided, The Hockey Writers and The Nation Network. An avid Red Wings fan since the age of six, his all-time favorite players include Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Dan Cleary and Darren McCarty. Feel free to email him to talk hockey at franklin.steele.writes (at)

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Dane Nowland,Contributor

A longtime Red Wings fan that loves Hockey! Looking forward to discussing my favorite team with other Red Wings fans.

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