Monthly Archives: July 2011

Your Kris Draper tributes

An emotional Kris Draper announced his retirement on Tuesday, thanking just about everybody that touched his hockey career, including the fans. And they were more than happy to share their love and affection back, for a player they’ve known over … Continue reading

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Kris Draper retires

How can one properly sum up Kris Draper’s NHL career? Drapes had success at the highest level, winning the Stanley Cup four times with one of the most gorgeous playoff beards in NHL history. He was acquired from the Winnipeg … Continue reading

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Your Chris Osgood tributes

On Tuesday, we took to our Facebook page asking for your Chris Osgood tributes. Five lucky lyrical souls will walk away with an Ozzie mini-Fathead, but all of the responses touched our hearts. Our contest winners: Chris was a true … Continue reading

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Fans Sound Off: Draper and Osgood

On Friday, we took to our Facebook page looking for your thoughts on the tough decisions facing Ken Holland on the future of Chris Osgood and Kris Draper. It’s hard to find two more loyal, dedicated members of the organization, … Continue reading

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Abby soars, Holland faces tough decisions on Ozzie and Draper

On Wednesday, one Red Wing player will take his career to new heights. That’s when Justin Abdelkader will make a special guest appearance with the world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. Abdelkader’s ride will take … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Notes

As the heat swelters throughout Michigan, Centre Ice in Traverse City is the place to be. Red Wings prospects and coaches gathered in Northern Michigan for ‘Development Camp’, a week of drills, scrimmages and off-ice workouts that allow players to … Continue reading

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Life at Development Camp

TRAVERSE CITY – Red Wings prospects arrived in Detroit earlier this week before boarding a bus to Traverse City and the club’s 2011 Development Camp. For the 2011 Draft Picks, like Tomas Jurco, Xavier Ouellet, Alan Quine and Ryan Sproul, … Continue reading

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