Category Archives: Around the Rink

Kindl finds his place in ‘Pure Michigan’

Jakub Kindl was no stranger to Detroit during the three-month offseason, attending Tigers games at Comerica Park, season ticket holder luncheons at the Joe, along with a bevy of other local activities. While he did manage to get home to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Wings draft viral sensation

Not too long ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning used a YouTube clip of Steven Stamkos and his unique blend of skills to entice its fan base about the future of the franchise. It worked. And if there were any Lightning … Continue reading

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2011-12 schedule highlights

The 2011-12 season is a little more real today with the Red Wings releasing their 2011-12 schedule. One of the best things for our fans is 24 of 41 regular season home games on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If that … Continue reading

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Decision made: Nick Lidstrom will play in 2011-12

He’s coming back. What happens in Vegas, apparently doesn’t stay in Vegas, as Nick Lidstrom and Red Wings GM Ken Holland announced that the future Hall of Fame defenseman will return for the 2011-12 season, his 20th as a member … Continue reading

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