Found January 29, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ken Holland
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
from Joe Guillen of the Detroit Free Press, A representative of the Ilitch family’s business organization vowed on Wednesday to support the creation of a neighborhood advisory committee to give input on a wide range of development issues related to the proposed Red Wings arena downtown. The advisory committee’s structure and its responsibilities have not been finalized, but Gregg Solomon of Olympia Development of Michigan told members of the Detroit City Council at a public hearing Wednesday that the committee would be involved in issues such as parking, the arena’s design, vending and security. “Olympia is excited to pledge to work with City Council on the creation of a neighborhood advisory committee,” said Solomon, whose company would operate the new arena for Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch.... Several others spoke in support of the project, including Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland. Holland noted the team’s success and the downtown parades tha...

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Detroit Red Wings: Tuesday night’s matchup

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Wings notes: Zetterberg could return Friday

DETROIT -- There's a good chance the Red Wings will get their captain back for Friday's game. Henrik Zetterberg practiced with the team Thursday but his status won't be known until after the morning skate. "Had a good day today," Zetterberg said. "It's fun to skate again. I skated a little bit (Wednesday). Hopefully I'll feel good (Friday) after...

Confidence-building moment for Red Wings' Sheahan

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Expect more yelling and some discussion regarding the Red Wings’ follow-on rink today

Yesterday, the Free Press's Joe Guillen reported that Detroit's City Council will be reviewing the land transfer deal the City has to sign off upon for the Downtown Development Authority to expand the "downtown" footprint to include the Red Wings' follow-on rink, and as such, a coalition from the Cass Corridor area where the rink will be built will put forth...

Khan: Brian Rafalski’s comeback ends quickly

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Wings' Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk out Tuesday

The Red Wings will be without star forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg on Tuesday when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers. But Jimmy Howard could be available — and Joakim Andersson, also. That’s where the injury list stands heading into the Flyers game, which will be important in terms of the wild-card chase. Zetterberg was a late scratch for Sunday’s game against...

Rapping Red Wings: Uninspiring Effort Leaves Concerns About Detroit’s Mental State

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Red Wings-Flyers quick take: goalposts, dumb luck and an egg-laying effort

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Inexperienced power play shorts out Red Wings offense

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Detroit Red Wings Drop Choppy Game to Flyers 5-0

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It Appears Johan Franzen Will Not Be Going To Sochi

#RedWings F Johan Franzen (concussion symptoms) not going with Team Sweden to #Sochi2014 — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 30, 2014

After The Morning Skate

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Franzen was placed on short-term injured reserve (seven days minimum) and will miss at least a few more games. “Any time it’s a head injury -- we’ve been through it a number of times -- they’re hard things,” coach Mike Babcock said. “Obviously, Mule thought he was ready and then found out he wasn’t. “He’ll be out a few (games...

What's the deal with Pavel Datsyuk?

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