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Chance to Win a VIP Suite to a Spring Red Wings Game

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 Uncategorized 5 February 2011

The Red Wings and TGI Friday’s are partnering to offer the chance to win a VIP suite for a home Wings game in March and April.  Sadly I don’t live in Michigan but hopefully some of the locals can win…
DETROIT, February 2, 2011 – T.G.I. Friday’s® and the Detroit Red Wings invite hockey …

A Lesson in Spelling

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 Uncategorized 7 January 2011

photo: Maureen Landers/Flickr
I’ve read 3 articles today pertaining to Nicklas Lidstrom.  A piece about the Mike Babcock’s philosophy of allowing his players to have fun from the Globe and Mail, in light of their recent curling competition.  An article from the Toronto Star on Dustin Byfuglien’s emergence as a defenseman and the …

Maltby Hangs Up His Skates

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 Uncategorized 12 October 2010

photo: David Guralnick/ Detroit News
Being a Red Wing really is an honor.  When I was traded here, I didn’t know why I was coming, what I was going to be doing, or how long it was going to be for.  The journey it has been for me in Detroit, from …

Riley Sheahan Live Chat

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 Uncategorized 21 September 2010

Just noticed this tiny postscript on the bottom of a St. James article on Modano from this past Sunday…
Riley Sheahan, the Red Wings’ top pick in the 2010 NHL draft, will answer readers’ questions in a live chat at 2 p.m. Thursday at freep.com/sports.
So.  There you have it.  Head over …

Pieces are Falling into Place

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 Uncategorized 6 August 2010

Mike Modano has signed.  Darren Helm signed an extension.  I’m assuming Abdelkader will sign on any day now, and if Kenny can work his magic, maybe even another defenseman (Willie Mitchell?).
It’s suddenly August, and things are picking up steam a bit.  I’ve signed up for a half marathon on October …

Quick Glance at Riley Sheahan

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 Uncategorized 25 June 2010

With the 21st pick in the 2010 draft, Detroit selected Riley Sheahan out of Notre Dame.  This is the third Fighting Irish player currently in the Wings system with Lebda (I know he’s as good as gone, but anyway…) and Jordan Pearce who played with Toledo and Grand Rapids last …

Howard Steals Yet Another Job From Osgood

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 Uncategorized 3 June 2010

Not content to merely take the starting goaltender job from Chris Osgood this season, Jimmy Howard has also taking it upon himself to steal all of Ozzie’s dreams, one at a time.
Today he was invited to take batting practice with the Tigers (along with Draper, Miller, Chelios, and McCarty), and …

No Worries, Nick’s Coming Back

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 Uncategorized 1 June 2010

*Phew*
That’s really all I have to say.
Nicole from the Red Wings sent out an email confirming that Nick Lidstrom has signed a contract to return to the Wings for the 2010-2011 season.
detroitredwings.com:
The giant breeze that rolled up the freeway arteries leading out of downtown was the collective exhalation of a …

HHOF, Firefly to Publish Six Hockey Books

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 Uncategorized 6 May 2010

I work in publishing.  I’m a publishing nerd.  That said, here’s some non-Red Wings specific news for anyone who’s interested.  Both of these sound pretty cool.  Also: 244 player profiles with 400 4/c photographs for $19.95?  Nice.
source: Publishers Weekly
Firefly Books Inks Partnership with Hockey Hall of Fame
by Leigh Anne Williams
May …

0-3

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 Uncategorized 4 May 2010

It’s all life or death from here on out.
The 1975 Islanders were the last NHL team to rally back from a 3 game to none deficit.
Will history be made?
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