Category Archives: Mike Babcock

Training Camp Thoughts

DETROIT – While Red Wings players will use Traverse City as a home base over the next 48 hours, going through morning skates before traveling to road preseason games, I’m back here in the D. Just some thoughts: – Mike … Continue reading

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Babcock, Lidstrom transcripts

Transcripts from this morning’s media availability with Mike Babcock and Nick Lidstrom regarding the tragic plane crash in Russia. MIKE BABCOCK What can you tell us about the news out of Russia this morning? “I’ve heard everything that you’ve heard … 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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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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Around the Rink – February 16th Edition

The Red Wings will be joined a few special guests as they trek through the Sunshine State this weekend. You see, this is the annual father-son road trip for Mike Babcock’s team, something to liven up the mood amongst a … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – December 13th Edition

Not your ordinary hockey weekend, eh? Two games. Two wins. One in front of an electric crowd at Joe Louis Arena, while the other featured boisterous Wing Nuts who ventured to the Prudential Center in Newark. As an organization, we … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – December 10 Edition

The bell broke. Ken Holland was chatting with a fan at Hiller’s Market in Northville, a bell for the Salvation Army in one hand, gesturing with the other. Almost nonchalantly, the ringing stopped and an audible ‘ping’ rose from the … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – November 30 Edition

Photo by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings Mike Modano is a very painful topic in the Whinged Wheel web world this week after undergoing surgery to repair a severed tendon in his right wrist. “You’re looking at a minimum … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – April 10th Edition

Around the Rink is the new Hockeytown Blog feature that will highlight Red Wings coverage from the media and blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Wings fell 4-3 to the Nashville Predators last night in the shootout at Joe … Continue reading

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