KRIS DRAPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Throwback Team Thursday: 2001-2002 Detroit Red Wings

Hockey Town was at its finest in the 2001-2002 campaign, with lofty goals of a Stanley Cup Championship or bust. The Wings dominated with arguably the best roster in NHL history, which featured what will become at least ten Hall-of-Famers. Keep in mind that NHL teams are only allowed to have 23 players on the active roster, meaning on most nights nearly 50% of the team was literally...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kris Draper and Johan Garpenlov discuss Shawn Burr’s passing

This morning, a pair of former Red Wings forward Shawn Burr's former teammates remembered "Skippy," with Wings executive Kris Draper speaking with the Fan 590's Joey Vendetta, bluntly addressing both the circumstances of Burr's passing and Burr's legacy (Draper talks about the City of Detroit's municipal bankruptcy and the team's hope that the follow...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Old school T-Mac, Big Fat Bartolo Colon, and a Great Goalie Fight

It’s Friday, you ain’t got no job. You ain’t got **** to do….so let’s….read the Midday Cup Check. Blowing out the Candles Kris Draper, Detroit Red Wings stud, played 20 years in the league and helped the Red Wings win 4 cups. Not bad for a player acquired from the Winnipeg Jets (before they were Colorado, not after they were Atlanta first) in 1993 for the then-waiver...
Via Bacon Sports
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings exec Kris Draper holds court on the state of the Wings, his managerial experiences

As noted yesterday evening, Red Wings executive Kris Draper both threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Great Lakes Loons game and spoke to the Saginaw News’s Erica Perdue about his experiences as a member of the front office and the “state of the Wings,” and he continued both conversations with the Midland Daily News’s Brittney Lohmiller: “I don’t think anyone is...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: on Operation Bobblehead, booing Fedorov and an unpolished gem

Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon: • From the Wings: KRIS DRAPER VICTORIOUS IN OPENING ROUND OF OPERATION: BOBBLEHEAD – ALUMNI EDITION … Online Balloting Recommences Tomorrow at http://DetroitRedWings.com … Detroit, MI… The ballots have been tallied and Hockeytown fan favorite Kris Draper has emerged victorious from the opening round of voting in Operation...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings exec Kris Draper joins Twitter, is not immediately innundated with Parise/Suter Tweets

As the Free Press’s Helene St. James has noted, well, on her Twitter account, Red Wings executive Kris Draper, who is now a “special assistant to the GM” (Ken Holland), has joined Twitter at @kdraper33, and despite this afternoon’s Suter/Parise scuttlebutt, which MLive’s Ansar Khan discusses in a reaction-to-story column, St. James reports that Draper’s status as a ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

15th anniversary of the infamous Colorado / Detroit brawl

[youtube]uOCXfu_mWyY[/youtube] March 26th, 1997 marks a special day in NHL history for all the right or wrong reasons depending on your stance on fighting in the NHL. Fifteen years ago today fans saw one of the biggest, most heated brawls in the modern NHL. The incident might be most remembered for the specific tussle between goaltender Patrick Roy and Mike Vernon.  It's...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Yzerman says no to Classic comeback

DETROIT -- Although Kris Draper couldn't wait to put his No. 33 on again and would be fit and ready for the NHL Alumni Showdown if it took place this week, there's another longtime Red Wings player who fans were hoping to see again. That player is current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman. "I'm going to get Drapes to twist his arm and Cheli (Chris...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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