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DETROIT -- The NHL Winter Classic is finally coming to the Detroit area, and it's going to be a celebration of hockey that will take place in the city and throughout the entire region.
The worst-kept secret in sports became official at a pair of news conferences Thursday, one at Comerica Park in Detroit and one at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Although the game itself between two Original Six rivals, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, will take place at Michigan Stadium, all the other events will be held at Comerica Park and downtown Detroit.
"(Red Wings owner) Mike and Marian Ilitch are deeply committed to their beloved Detroit," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "That commitment has never wavered.
"The Hockeytown Winter Festival is just the latest example of their passion for their city and for hockey."
Some thought that the Winter Classic should be held at Comerica Park, but the Ilitches soon realized that the event could impact m...
BEST OF MAXIM
19 straight wins at home after a 2-1 SO victory. I told you, you don't disrespect the number 19 in Detroit. You just don't. Recap after the jump:
Post, post, post. Detroit got out shot in this game, but they did have plenty of great chances. Yes, the PP is bad, but they are getting chances. Once they start burying those chances, the PP will go from terrible to bad. I guess...
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who broke his index finger Feb. 2, visited a doctor Wednesday morning for an update.
There’s no place like home for DET (35-17-2). The Wings look to reach 18 consecutive home wins tonight, it is the league’s longest home win streak in nearly 36 years. The Wings sparkling 20-2-1 home record is due in large part to their blistering home scoring, they are averaging a whopping 3.83 goals per game at JLA, as opposed to only 2.52 goals per game on the road. And the...
DETROIT - It was announced today, in an official press conference hosted by the Comerica Park, that the 2013 NHL Winter Classic will have the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings in Michigan Stadium on January 1st, 2013.
Often considered the worst kept secret in the NHL since the 2012 Winter Classic ended, the 2013 Winter Classic will take on a new form. In addition...
For some mysterious reason which has something to do with parallel announcements at Comerica Park (which will be streamed online at NHL.com and DetroitRedWings.com) at 10:30 AM on Thursday and Michigan Stadium at 1:15 PM on Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings won’t practice on Thursday, but they earned the day off to promote the 2013 Winter Clas…I mean engage in a “major announcement”...
The Red Wings have several sparkling personalities -- Jimmy Howard, Danny Cleary, Tomas Holmstrom and the inimitable Pavel Datsyuk -- but will they be too elusive for HBO to catch next autumn?
The Big House is going to be home to hockey's biggest stage in 2013. According to TSN, the Red Wings will host the Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium for the 2013 Winter Classic. The news is expected to be officially announced on Thursday and will air live on the NHL Network at 10:30 a.m. ET. Comerica Park will be the center stage of all events during the week leading up to the...
Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Detroit tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the second-longest home streak in NHL history. The 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-30 Bruins won 20 consecutive games at home.
Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Next year's Winter Classic could set an attendance record.