Found August 11, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
This morning’s crop of news, both Red Wings-related and otherwise, is a little different than usual, even for the summertime, so let’s begin our little survey with Red Wings color commentator Mickey Redmond’s charity golf outing to benefit the Escanaba Area Junior Hockey Association at the Nahma Golf Club, where he spoke to the Escanaba Daily Press’s Justin Marietti about his endeavor… “I’m good friends with the owners of the Nahma Inn, and they know the Escanaba hockey gang, so the word came out and they wanted to see if I could come up to help raise money for the hockey program. And here we are three and a half months later on a beautiful day in Nahma,” Redmond said. Although he is a resident of Detroit during hockey season, Redmond is no stranger to the U.P. “I have property in the Eastern U.P., and my wife and I are regular visitors,” he added. “We love it up here. And if you’re in my business (hockey), it’s great because there’s plenty of Red Wings fans up here.” His tak

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