Category Archives: Hockey

“Ace” Bailey – June 13, 1948 – September 11, 2001

The tribute is small, but it is worth its weight in significance. Yours truly spent four seasons covering hockey at Boston’s TD Garden before landing in the Motor City. On the press level of that building, located high, high, high … Continue reading

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Putting together the wish list … Babcock ‘100 percent optimistic’ of a Lidstrom return

We all have our wish list. With just 15 days to go before the start of free agency, Red Wings GM Ken Holland has the luxury of financial maneuverability. Still, questions linger. Brian Rafalski’s retirement opened up a chunk of … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – “Why not us?” Edition

“Why not us?” As rough as the ending to Game 3 might have been, Jimmy Howard said it best. “Other teams have done it before, not only in hockey but in other sports,” Howard said. “Like I was telling everyone … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – January 24th Edition

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Talk about a whirlwind. Cory Emmerton was called up to the big club just hours before the Red Wings and Blackhawks met in a Saturday afternoon showdown. After spending a few hours navigating … Continue reading

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Game recap: Flames 6, Red Wings 5, SO

By Christy Hammond The Detroit Red Wings (44-15-9) fell to the Calgary Flames (40-22-6) in the shootout, 6-5. The game was a tale of two teams. In the first two periods, Detroit outshot Calgary 39-13 and led the game by … Continue reading

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Game recap: Red Wings 6, Predators 2 and NHL video highlights

By Christy Hammond The Detroit Red Wings (38-12-8) scored five goals on the power play en route to a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators (27-28-3). Johan Franzen and Nicklas Lidstrom each posted two goals and an assist in the … Continue reading

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Watch Motor City “Fil” aka Valtteri Filppula in the Red Wings TV tribute to Groundhog Day

Last night’s win over the St. Louis Blues put an end to the Red Wings’ five-game losing streak, but what about winter in Hockeytown? Will it ever end? Yesterday’s news reports confirmed Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but what about … Continue reading

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Game recap: Stars 4, Red Wings 2 and NHL video highlights

By Christy Hammond The rising Dallas Stars (22-18-7) snapped a seven-game home winning streak for the Detroit Red Wings (31-10-7). Detroit is now in a four-game losing funk after the 4-2 loss with a chance to end it in a … Continue reading

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Is AC/DC’s “Back in Black” the perfect hockey soundtrack?

ESPN’s John Buccigross aka The Decider recently declared AC/DC the official music act for the sport of hockey. He even goes so far as to break down the band’s iconic “Black in Black” album song by song, outlining each track’s relationship … Continue reading

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