Found February 09, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
Well gang, we all know by now that Detroit’s not only hosting the Winter Classic, but also will be having a plethora of other games to go along with it. One of which is an alumni game, which can only mean one thing: Mr. Yzerman will don the Winged Wheel once again. Hit the jump for more on Yzerman and other possible alumni: I mean, he’s got to right?  Sure, there’d be a bit of a conflict of interest, being that he’s the GM of the Lightning, but he’s the “The Captain” first and a Wing at heart. Helene St. James explained that the Wings have talked to Brendan Shanahan about playing.  He “told them he'd put the screws on Steve Yzerman to come, too.”  That’s a good start Shanny and we’d love to have the Irishman play.  He’s forever a Red Wing. Other Wings have already committed.  Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby are in. I’m sure McCarty would be in as well (if he can get the time off his job on Pawn Stars of course) to get the Grind Line back together once more. I’m sure O

Classic will be Metro Detroit event

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...

GDT - Game #55:  Red Wings host Oilers (7:30)

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...

Return of Red Wings' Howard depends on pain

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who broke his index finger Feb. 2, visited a doctor Wednesday morning for an update.

Ken Beckett: Big Deal at the Big House - Leafs & Red Wings Set for 2013 Winter Classic

The NHL's Winter Classic has become a bigger event with every year. But in 2013, it gets no bigger as the Detroit Red Wings will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of an expected 115,000 fans at the Big House at the University of Michigan. Commissioner Gary Bettman officially confirmed the news which had been rumoured for months during a press conference at Comerica Park...

2013 Winter Classic finalized: Maple Leafs at Red Wings in the Big House

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...

Red Wings-Oilers wrap-up and overnight report: Miller,  Zetterberg help Wings in Homer’s 999th game

For some mysterious reason which has something to do with parallel announcements at Comerica Park (which will be streamed online at and 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”...

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman in no hurry as trade deadline nears

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Report: Red Wings to Host Maple Leafs in 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium

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...

HBO cameras might follow Red Wings again for Winter Classic

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?

Richard Cloutier: Trades! Explosions! Kung-Fu Grips!

In Wednesday night hockey action, Sam Gagner beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0. Unfortunately, the rest of the Oilers lost to the Detroit Red Wings by 0-4. Here's a bunch of random comments on the frustration that is the Edmonton Oilers. - Eberle is in the Top 10 in league scoring, and Sam Gagner is ripping up the NHL right now. Yet, five Oiler forwards had more ice-time during...

Wings extend home streak to 19, win SO (AP)

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.

Lightning's Hall makes quick return from injury

Less than a week after Adam Hall suffered a partial tear of his left biceps, general manager Steve Yzerman said he was expected to miss eight weeks. It turned out to be much less.

Red Wings and Maple Leafs to play at Big House

Next year's Winter Classic could set an attendance record.

Wings, Leafs to meet in 2013 Winter Classic at the Big House

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
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