Found August 08, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Very briefly, or nearly so: Paul already posted this, but my reaction to ESPN's Paul Grant's suggestion that, "If you could pick one player in their prime, would you pick Zdeno Chara over Nicklas Lidstrom?" has some basis in reality...Well, it goes something like this: Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day quickies: a baffling ‘either-or,’ curious preseason scheduling and prospect gnus"

Red Wings afternoon news: on Ian White and points of ‘exciting’ emphasis

I spend a significant amount of time reading foreign-language news websites in the summer, and finding's Kenneth Fahlberg's interview with Henrik Zetterberg was the start of a two-parter of sorts: At the other end of the "importance to the Red Wings going forward" spectrum: Sportbox points us toward a report from which states that Avangard Omsk...

Detroit’s sports teams will help lift its city

  In a time where it’s city needs them the most, I will tell you why the Detroit sports teams can be the difference from lifting the place they call home. With its finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy last month. So now, with their backs against...

Red Wings mid-day news: On Andersson, number retirements, Tweets of note and Wings jobs

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news... Joakim Andersson spoke with's Mattis Wikstrom--albeit very, very briefly--about re-signing with the Wings... Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: On Andersson, number retirements, Tweets of note and Wings jobs"

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...

Red Wings overnight report: World Junior prospect news, on Alfredsson, alumni and Kronwall

Normally I spend a pretty decent amount of time choosing the order of stories I place in my digest posts--in fact, I think that crafting some sort of narrative flow is essential to what I do--so I want to state for the record that this entry's going to be particularly "clunky" because I'm getting up at what the ass crack of dawn by my standards, and as such, I&...

More memories of Shawn Burr from Keith Gave, and a charitable note

Kris Draper, Dino Ciccarelli, Steve Yzerman and Mitch Albom (times two thanks to a reprint of an 1990 article) are among the Red Wings and pundits who've paid tribute to Shawn Burr over the past 24-or-so hours, and this morning, former Free Press Red Wings writer Keith Gave penned a tribute to Burr... [W]hile so many recent stories focused on his charismatic personality...

Colorado’s Matt Duchene Bids on Zdeno Chara Jersey For Young Bullied Bruins Fan in Random Act of Kindness

Sports can bring out some of the biggest rivalries, but it can also remind us about the important things in life. The Minden Times brings the story of one young Bruins fan who learned just how generous an athlete can be when she received a random act of kindness from Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene. Trista Greer had been having a tough time at school with bullies. Even after...
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