Monthly Archives: August 2011

So close you can feel it

Joe Louis Arena is the coldest it has been in months. It has nothing to do with the weather outside, which until this afternoon, had been quite comfortable. It has everything to do with Al Sobotka and his crew building … Continue reading

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One Million Strong?

In a social media universe, vacation doesn’t exist. It is merely time spent out of the office, somewhere in this great country of ours, constantly checking a cell phone/laptop with OCD tendencies. And while sites like HootSuite exist to help … Continue reading

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How do we get better on social media in 2011-12?

Over the weekend, we asked fans how we could do a better job on social media during the 2011-12 season. Your suggestions were numerous, with some GREAT ideas. The purpose of this blog post is to address some of them … Continue reading

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Cleary gets his wish, will be bobbled up!

Dan Cleary really wanted to be a bobblehead. And on Tuesday, he got his wish. Thanks to your votes and some excellent campaigning, Cleary emerged as the third winner of ‘Operation Bobblehead.’ His likeness, in bobble form, will be given … Continue reading

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Dream Team Winner

Congrats to Roman Tov and his team of All Europeans, winners of our first ever ‘NHL Dream Team’ challenge. Here’s another look at his team. ALL EUROPEANS: Roman Tov Alex Ovechkin (WSH) / Pavel Datsyuk (DET) / Ilya Kovalchuk (NJD) … Continue reading

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Your ‘Dream Team’ finalists!

When we opened up our ‘Dream Team’ concept last week, we knew our fans would come up with talent-laden rosters that would compete for Lord Stanley’s Cup . Still, your support was overwhelming. Some ‘300 Dream Teams’ have been narrowed … Continue reading

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Inside Red Bird III

Images – Nicole Blaszcyk This is the plane the Red Wings will use for travel in 2011-12. Given the amount of travel an NHL club does throughout the year, this beautiful new bird should serve as a competitive advantage. Having … Continue reading

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How about a bobbleMule?

You wanted Mule? You got him! Johan Franzen took home the popular vote on Facebook and DetroitRedWings.com, becoming the second winner of ‘Operation Bobblehead.’ His likeness, in bobble form, will be given away to the first 7,500 fans in attendance … Continue reading

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Create YOUR NHL Dream Team

The General Manager of a hockey team is one of the most coveted positions in professional sports. You make the decisions on drafting, free agency, trades and contract extensions. You are also in a very public spotlight where moves are … Continue reading

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YouTube = Heaven for Hockey Fans

One of the more dangerous aspects of my job is trying to avoid the wonderful world of YouTube. NHL team sites are big on video, as they should be. We have the greatest supporters in the world and their demand … Continue reading

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