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Holmstrom teaches Wings' prospects net presence

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- When the cheering stops for a professional athlete, a feeling of uncertainty and some time to decompress are often needed to figure out which path to pursue next. Former Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom felt that way when he called it quits. Although he didnt officially announce his retirement until January 2013, he knew after the 2011-12 season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmstrom still hanging around town

NOVI, Mich. -- You can take Tomas Holmstrom off the Detroit Red Wings but you can't take him out of the state of Michigan -- at least not yet. Holmstrom joined his closest friend, Nicklas Lidstrom, in retirement before the current season started. But unlike the former Wings captain, Holmstrom isn't quite ready to pack up his family and head back to Sweden. "I'm...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The real story about Tomas Holmstrom’s decision to wear #96

I'm still positing updates regarding tonight's game between the Red Wings and Dallas Stars tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD Plus, FS SW Plus, WXXYT AM) in a single post, but even though Paul has already pointed KK readers toward the CBC's Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts column, this quip merits mentioning in a stand-alone fashion. When Tomas Holmstrom retired a week ago...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit's Holmstrom makes retirement official

Tomas Holmstrom has made his retirement official after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Holmstrom's announcement Tuesday was no surprise, but the Red Wings held a news conference before their home opener to give the Swedish winger a chance to reflect on a career that included four Stanley Cups and over 1,000 regular-season games. Holmstrom, who turns 40 on Wednesday,...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Tomas Holmstrom Press Conference

Holmstrom will be announcing his retirement from the NHL at 4:30pm ET. As long as the stream holds up, you can watch it below... Continue reading "The Tomas Holmstrom Press Conference"
Via Kukla's Korner
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Now Holmstrom Can Go Home

via Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo on 2/10/12, In March 1998, late in his second season with the Detroit Red Wings, Holmstrom gave up No. 15 to newly acquired veteran Dmitri Mironov. He switched to No. 96 to honor the year he arrived in the NHL, but coach Scotty Bowman suggested something else. The details have gotten hazy, and they depend on who you talk to. But the conversation...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings RW Holmstrom to retire

Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Holmstrom is expected to announce his retirement before the start of the season, according to the Macomb Daily in Michigan. In 15 seasons with the Redwings, Holmstrom, 39, scored 243 goals and played more than 1,000 games. He was a part of four Stanley Cup championships. He was best known for positioning himself in front of the opposing net and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Longtime Red Wing Tomas Holmstrom expected to announce retirement before the start of the season

One of Detroit’s biggest draft bargains looks like he’ll be hanging up the skates come the start of the regular season. In a report by’s Ansar Khan, Red Wings veteran forward Tomas Holmstrom is expected to announce his retirement in the coming weeks during a press conference at the Joe Louis Arena. Holmstrom reportedly informed the organization of his intentions a...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Homer don’t play that: Tomas Holmstrom tells Ted Kulfan he’s a Red Wing for life

Via RedWingsFeed, what, did you think that Tomas Holmstrom’s agent was doing anything more than blowing smoke? Seriously? Yeah, right. Tomas Holmstrom told the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan that he will only wear Red Wings red and white, despite Howard Gourwitz’s claims to Expressen’s Oscar Brostrom: “Not true at all,” Holmstrom said. “It’s playing in Detroit, or nowhere...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Holmstrom nominee for the NHL's Masterton Trophy

DETROIT -- Being a professional athlete is not always an easy job. But it has to be even harder when you get hit, pushed, mauled and otherwise abused in the course of your everyday work. Such is the life of the Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom, who has made a living -- albeit not a bruise-free one -- standing in front of the net, trying to deflect pucks past the goaltender. Holmstrom...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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