Found November 30, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Bill Roose of, Like kids his age battling cancer and other childhood diseases, smiles can often be hard to come by in Riley Wild’s world. But for one day last March, he managed to forget the 40 weeks of chemotherapy than made him nauseous for days, and more than 30 radiation treatments that his young body had to endure after doctors removed a softball-sized tumor from his abdomen. Once he felt up to it, Riley’s wish was to skate with the Red Wings. What he got was a dream come true when his favor player, center Pavel Datsyuk, spent nearly an hour with him on the ice, giving him tips on shooting, puck-handling, and more. “When I first got out there, I was nervous,” Riley recalled. “But then it wasn’t as bad.” It was a day Riley will never forget. And one that earned the Red Wings’ organization national recognition as a world champion for children. Last month, the Wings received a 2011 Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ameri...

Datsyuk, Ericsson lead Wings past Lightning 4-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Tomas Holmstrom's power-play goal broke a tie early in the third period, and Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Darren Helm also scored for Detroit, which won its sixth straight. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, including stopping Matt Gilroy on...

Yzerman Returns To Detroit

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times (Wednesday edition), During a timeout in the first period of tonight’s game between the Lightning and Red Wings, the public address announcer at Joe Louis Arena will introduce Steve Yzerman. A shot of Yzerman in his seat will be shown on the scoreboard, which then will run a video tribute; at least that is the plan, the Red Wings...

Brunnstrom in as Red Wings host Tampa; players eye end of Movember

Fabian Brunnstrom gets chance No. 5 tonight to make a favorable impression as the Detroit Red Wings host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena.

Talk Of Wings Hosting A Winter Classic Game

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Detroit Red Wings are in deep discussions with the NHL about hosting an outdoor game within the next two seasons. has learned the Red Wings expect to host the annual Winter Classic either next season or in 2013-14. The Red Wings would prefer to have the game at Comerica Park, home of the Tigers, also owned by Mike Ilitch. But it might take...

Half of Brunno's wait is over

DETROIT – Fabian Brunnstrom should have been bouncing a newborn baby son on his knee by now, but with his pregnant wife five-days past date, he’s main focus is on getting back into the Red Wings’ lineup tonight. “You kno...

GDT - Game #23:  Red Wings host Lightning (7:30)

The Red Wings (14-7-1) are riding a five-game winning streak and have won 9 of 11; as they host the Lightning (11-10-2) tonight at JLA.  DET lead the Western Conference based on winning percentage (.659 - 2 overall), yet find themselves in 5th overall; two points out of the conference lead.  Only 3 points separate the 1-8 playoff positions in the Western Conference, and 5 points...

Summary: Red Wings 4, Lightning 2

First period Detroit, Datsyuk 7 (Bertuzzi, Franzen), 4:58.

Yzerman expecting an emotional return to Detroit

Steve Yzerman's name is still on a street sign outside of Joe Louis Arena, and his smiling face resides on a lighted billboard inside on the main concourse. Detroit Red Wings fans still think of him as "The Captain" for wearing the &q...

Forbes: Red Wings are fourth-most valuable NHL franchise

Forbes magazine has ranked the Toronto Maple Leafs as the most valuable NHL franchise, worth $521 million. Detroit is at $336 million

Bolts notes: Detroit fans welcome back Yzerman

Steve Yzerman tried to downplay his first trip into Hockey Town as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the Red Wings ensured that his first visit back did not go unnoticed.

Steve Yzerman to return to Detroit for first time since leaving Red Wings to become Tampa Bay Lightning GM

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Photo: Fulfilling wishes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America presented the Red Wings with its national Chris Greicius Celebrity Award for the team's efforts in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions....
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