Found June 24, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Tony Amonte
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
The first Bob Probert Memorial Ride took place less than a year after the former Red Wings and Blackhawks enforcer's passing, and it was an incredibly emotional event. Three later, the annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital's angioplasty and cardiac programs soldiers on a little more quietly, though it's incredibly well-attended and always studded with former NHL stars. The Windsor Star's Emma loop reports that Doug Gilmour and ride captain Tony Amonte led a gigantic crop of riders through Windsor and Essex Counties... Continue reading "Three years in, the Bob Probert memorial ride quietly soldiers on"

Detroit Red Wings Reportedly ‘May Look to Deal’ Jordin Tootoo, Carlo Colaiacovo

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Red Wings fans’ viewing options for Game 6: WDIV will not air the game

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Ashley Woods shares Red Wings memories amidst talk about Joe Louis Arena’s inevitable demise

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‘Terrible Ted’ remains the innovator of the Stanley Cup skate-around

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If you want to watch the Grand Rapids Griffins’ championship rally, the entire event’s available

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It was another long run, but ultimately the Kings’ bid to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings 15 years ago to repeat as Stanley Cup champions came up short, as their inability to score as well as win on the road finally caught up to them and they fell to the Chicago [...]
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