Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jimmy nearly steals one for the Wings

SAN JOSE – It wasn’t the result everyone was looking for. The Red Wings came out, survived the first 10 minutes and scored the first goal of the game. After a lengthy layoff, fans had to be feeling pretty good … Continue reading

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Time to finally play!

Are you ready? Okay, that’s a pretty stupid question, but it has been a while right? The Red Wings have made their way to HP Pavilion, where Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal gets underway in a few hours. … Continue reading

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Kris Draper is happy to be #winning

SAN JOSE – Leave it to Jimmy Howard to describe the staying power of the ‘One Dollar Man.’ “Kris Draper is a competitor and he loves being out there, even for practice,” Howard said. “I think that’s one of the … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

One of the misconceptions of flying on the team plane is the assumption that those five-hour West Coast flights would go by faster. Yet there I was, struggling to entertain my ADD self with books, episodes of Seinfeld and movies … Continue reading

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Everyone has a favorite moment

Jimmy Howard remembers being on the edge of the living room table, counting down the final seconds with dad. The future NHL goaltender was just 10-years-old when the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. … Continue reading

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How about a little regional flavor?

You think this is happening in the Nashville-Anaheim series? I was on a team flight, sitting with Ken Kal, Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels not too long ago, as the three gentlemen discussed NHL realignment. As the fourth estate, I … Continue reading

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The “I’ll smile in June” first round wrap up!

There was a lot to like about the Red Wings four game sweep over Phoenix. – 13 different Red Wings scored, which is exactly the display of depth you need at this time of year. – Unlike last year’s Phoenix … Continue reading

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Potential Detroit Winter Classic gets help from NFL schedule makers

The Red Wings are up 3-0 in their first round playoff series. And that isn’t the only bit of good news we’ve got for you on this Wednesday. TV ratings are up, fans are clamoring for playoff tickets, the Red … Continue reading

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What the new NHL TV deal may mean for YOU?

The National Hockey League and NBCUniversal have agreed on a 10-year TV deal that will keep the sport on NBC and VERSUS, which will be rebranded, through the 2020-21 season. To win the TV rights, NBC beat out other bidders, … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – Playoff Schedule Released

Now the real fun begins. After 82 regular season games, the Red Wings have a playoff opponent in the Phoenix Coyotes. The dates and times are as follows. GAME 1 – April 13th – Joe Louis Arena – 7:00 P.M. … Continue reading

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