The Red Wings officially welcomed Chris Chelios back to Hockeytown on Tuesday; the former Wing and future hall-of-famer announced his retirement and his new job as Advisor to Hockey Operations. Here’s a look around the web regarding the Chelios news and all other things Red Wings:
- Red Wings TV shares Nicklas Lidstrom, Kris Draper, and Mike Babcock’s thoughts on Chelios’ retirement and return to the team.
- Detroit Free Press writer George Sipple examines Chelios’ long and storied NHL career, and reports on Niklas Kronwall’s minor knee surgery.
- The Detroit News’ John Niyo weighs in on the retirement speech Chelios avoided for so long.
- Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News discusses the Wings’ final activities heading into spring training.
- MLive.com’s Ansar Khan also discusses the Chelios press conference, which was held at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday afternoon, and shares the latest on a possible Kirk Maltby one-year deal.
- Foxsportsdetroit.com’s Dana Wakiji speaks with Chelios after his press conference, click here to see the video.
Here’s a look around the Wings’ blogosphere:
- Bleacher Report says the Chelios position is the latest example of the Wings’ grooming players for front office jobs.
- Detroithockey.net talks about the Wings’ training camp roster.
- Fight Night at the Joe breaks down the Wings’ second defensive pairing.
- On the Wings discusses the Kronwall surgery.
- Red Wings Hardware is excited to watch Abdelkader’s hit parade throughout the season.
- The Triple Deke shares notes from the blogging round table.
- Winging it in Motown talks about the Jonathan Ericsson/Ruslan Salei possible pairing.