Found September 01, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard's new mask mostly pays tribute to the City of Detroit, but WXYZ's Brad Galli duly noted that its backplate's American flag-themed background wouldn't be out of place atop a Team USA jersey. The Free Press's Helene St. James spoke with Howard about his uphill battle in terms of out-dueling Jonathan Quick, Ryan Miller, Craig Anderson and Cory Schneider for one of three available spots on Team USA's 2014 Olympic roster (depending on the "expert," Howard's either expected to back up Quick, duke it out with Anderson for the #3 spot or not make the team at all). Howard told St. James that he understands the first three-or-so months of the regular season will determine whether he'll book a ticket to sunny Sochi... Continue reading "Red Wings overnight report: on Howard’s Olympic hopes, stolen jerseys and oversimplification"

Red Wings Sunday gnus: more Howard stuff, international/rookie news and another ‘Detoilet’ comment

I shook off my "sleeper" antidepressant to watch Manchester United tangle with Liverpool this morning (think the Wings, circa 2003, versus Boston, circa 2010),so I figured that I may as well put some work in, and here are the results thereof. MLive's Brendan Savage penned an article about Jimmy Howard which ties nicely into the Free Press's Helene St. James'...

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard preparing for what could be especially memorable season

Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wing are in store for a season that will be busier than usual. Especially in the next six months. "We've got a lot going on don't we?" the Red Wings veteran goaltender said. "Winter Classic. A lot of guys here are trying for Olympic spots. 'HBO 24-7.' It's going to be pretty hectic around here." Yes it is...

Detroit Red Wings: Finding space for Thomas Tatar

The hockey preseason is about two weeks away. If you didn’t realize that I understand, football season is here. I get it. But for those that did, don’t get too excited it’s still only the preseason, #IsItOctoberYet. Important season ahead for Thomas Tatar. (Photo Credit: Cory Morse / It’s fair to say we have already been introduced to a majority of the young faces...

Jimmy Howard has new Spirit of Detroit mask

The 2013-14 NHL season is right around the corner and with that comes a new look for many goaltenders around the NHL. This includes Detroit’s Jimmy Howard who via and Bishop Designs unveiled his new Spirit of Detroit inspired mask. @ayronatthewings here's a pic of Howies' new lid! The entire album is up and live at:

Jimmy Howard’s new goalie mask has nipples on it

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has always had his goalie mask dedicated to the city of Detroit in some way.  This year, he had the Detroit Spirit Statue put on his mask, holding up the city of Detroit.  No doubt this is a great gesture, but the amount of detail on the mask looks incredibly strange, especially because the mask has nipples on it. Perhaps he should have mixed...

Red Wings overnight report: on packin’ up, Quincey, Filppula, Alfredsson and charitable Whalers

The Red Wings were a little busy at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, and I'm not talking about the players who took part in Friday's informal practice (Daniel Alfredsson included): What does it take to get the Wings to Traverse City for Camp? A lot of people, a lot of hours & a truckload of gear. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings...

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard’s new mask channels the Spirit of Detroit

Goalie mask-painting maestro Ray Bishop revealed Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard's 2013-2014 season goalie mask this morning, and Howard's lid has a very specifically Detroit-related theme: @ayronatthewings here's a pic of Howies' new lid! The entire album is up and live at: — Bishop Designs (@BishopDesigns...

Red Wings overnight report: for better or Samuelsson

As September begins and the Red Wings prepare for the prospect tournament (which begins on Thursday in Traverse City) and their main training camp (from Thursday, September 12th to Tuesday, September 17th), there's a fly in the ointment in terms of the Wings' status as over the cap by about $638,000 (per Capgeek) and over the 23-man roster limit by 2 players. If the Wings...

Pavel Datsyuk vs. Pavel Datsyuk in Red Wings’ Top Plays final, just like TSN’s POY

This seems to be a familiar result given Pavel Datsyuk's win over Pavel Datsyuk for TSN's Play of the Year title... Well our @Flagstar Top Plays Showdown Finals is Datsyuk and...Datsyuk. Vote now for which magical play was the best! — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 2, 2013 Which Datsyuk goals made the cut? Let's...

Alfredsson skates as Red Wing

After a tumultuous summer Daniel Alfredsson was finally back to doing what he does best -- playing hockey. Alfredsson made his Red Wings debut Friday at Joe Louis Arena -- wearing No. 11 ... so long Dan Cleary. Alfredsson took part in an informal practice session with several teammates including captain Henrik Zetterberg. “It felt good to finally come here and skate” Alfredsson...

Red Wings mid-day quickies: Ferraro’s journey, Athanasiou’s slick move and Franzen’s ‘numbers’

Today's Red Wings-related stories mostly involve "tidbits," but I did find something of a tale of two prospects who are taking part in the Red Wings' main camp and prospect tournament, respectively, on what is a bit of a "slow day." Grand Rapids Griffins forward Landon Ferraro is making a 2,260-mile trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to Grand Rapids...

Three Red Wings players are listed among EA Sports’ NHL 14’s top 50 players

Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien took a look at's pictorial-form list of EA Sports' NHL 2014 player rankings, and I'm happy to say that O'Brien found a familiar face near the top of the heap: kindly shared the top 50 player ratings for EA Sports’ upcoming NHL 14 title on Friday, so that naturally opens the door for outrage and excitement...

Fox Sports Detroit’s Regner speaks with new Red Wing Daniel Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson made his first "official" (at least media-viewed) appearance at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, and after taking part in an informal skate with the Wings, he spoke with Fox Sports Detroit's Art Regner about his acclimatization process... “It felt good to finally come here and skate,” Alfredsson said. “It’s been a few months since I signed,...

Previewing The Detroit Red Wings

Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington has been doing an Eastern Conference preview over the summe.  Today he takes a look at the Wings. Our take: The Red Wings will trade in their bitter rivalries with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues for new ones with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. And that’s a good thing. The Red Wings barely got...

Does This Make Any Sense?

Someone please tell me why Detroit's bankruptcy was brought up in this statement? from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, The Red Wings on Friday tweeted the first pictures of newcomer Daniel Alfredsson on the ice, wearing his bright red Winged Wheel sweater. Painful for most onlookers from Ottawa, and a few here in the Hub of Hockey. The Bruins made an aggressive...
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