One final plug for the Red Wings’ ‘Celebrity and Alumni Game’

I'm going to be spending thirteen hours at Centre Ice Arena today because I cannot in good conscience miss the, Red Wings' Alumni and Celebrity game, whose roster got a little bigger, per MLive's Brendan Savage... Hall of Fame defensemen Chris Chelios and Mark Howe, coach Mike Babcock and general manager Ken Holland headline the rosters for tonight's Detroit...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Is Defenseman Michael Del Zotto Worth A Reclamation Project?

Michel Del Zotto isn’t attracting a ton of attention, but could the Red Wings take a chance? (Derrick Bostrom, Flickr) Over time, the Detroit Red Wings have been known as a team where unwanted players can go to get reborn. Recently, the likes of Dallas Drake, Dan Cleary, Darren McCarty and Brad Stuart have come out of the woodwork and put past issues behind them to plat a major...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings sweep Alumni Showdown with the Maple Leafs

Stars and legends made their return to the ice Tuesday afternoon in the Red Wings/Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown Games from Comerica Park. It was also an excellent day, especially for the Red Wings who won the first game 5-4 and the second game 6-5 in the shootout. But aside from the victories the sheer sight of names on the ice brought back a countless number of memories for not only...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s a presser from Game 1 of the Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown

I wandered into a Red Wings locker room FULL of legends after the Wings' "B Team" took Game 1 5-4...And kind of sort of accidentally didn't see the sign that said that after Game 1, the room was closed. Walking amidst the Fedorovs and Yzermans and Chelioses and Holmstroms and Lidstroms, I just did what I do--I made a beeline for someone I know, in this case Jiri...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Classic: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Game Rosters

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play a pair of New Year’s Eve alumni games at Comerica Park in anticipation of Wednesday’s Winter Classic. Here are a look at the lineups the teams will use in those alumni contests: Game 1 Red Wings Forwards John Ogrodnick, Dallas Drake, Jimmy Carson, Martin Lapointe, Petr Klima, Dennis Polonich, Red Berenson, Gary Unger, Kevin...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings morning news: on the Celebrity and Alumni game, a Q and Mickey and the Wings’ blueline

The Red Wings' "Red and White" game on Sunday (at 11 AM) tends to stand alone as the centerpiece of training camp, but tonight's Celebrity and Alumni Game at Centre Ice Arena (at 7 PM) may steal the show. Wings GM Ken Holland, new Fox Sports Detroit analyst Chris Osgood, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill and goalie coach Jim Bedard will be tending the...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings alum Dallas Drake discusses the training camp alumni game, Jimmy Howard’s Olympic chances

The centerpiece of the Red Wings' training camp activities is usually their Red vs. White game, which will take place on Sunday the 15th at 11 AM, but the alumni and celebrity game on Saturday the 14th at 7:30 may take the cake instead. Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Chris Chelios, Chris Osgood, Mark Howe, Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, Ken Kal and Jiri...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues fans likely to love Lapierre

Over the years there have been a few memorable ones — proverbial players Blues fans despise when they’re on the opposition and absolutely adore once they put on the hometown sweater. The most unpopular or popular as it were include Geoff Courtnall Garth Butcher Harold Snepsts Esa Tikkanen Dallas Drake and Basil McRae. The player who hopes to become the next in that long line...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings to hold ‘executive fantasy camp’

If you've always wanted to be treated like a Red Wings player, and you've got the money to spend, he Detroit Red Wings are hosting one hell of a fantasy camp experience in August: RED WINGS TO HOST EXCLUSIVE FANTASY CAMP PRESENTED BY MILLER LITE … Participants to Join Hockeytown Legends for Ultimate Fan Experience at Joe Louis Arena … Detroit, MI… The Detroit...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Finally….Datsyuk’s Found His Niche

Draper. Gilchrist. Dallas Drake and hell, how about Darryl LaPlante?  Checking forwards, or at least forwards we expected little offense out of, right? Now you can add Pavel Datsyuk to that list. Finally, after a decade, the Wings have finally figured out how to use this man.  It's been frustrating, hasn't it? We've watched him for years, constantly wondering..."...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NHL Players Jean-Francois Jomphe, Rich Costello Arrested After Late-Night Scuffle With ‘Kids’ at Jack In the Box

Former NHL player Jean-Francois Jomphe dropped the mitts in the 1990s with such players as Dallas Drake, Shane Doan and Brandon Convery. On Thursday night in Laguna Beach, Cali., however, he tried got into a little scrap with a group of kids. According to CoastLinePilot.com, Jomphe and fellow NHL alum Rich Costello were arrested around 1 a.m. after an alleged fight outside a Laguna...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings add Klima, Ysebaert, Drake, Unger to Winter Classic Alumni Showdown

From the Red Wings, the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown will include more blasts from the past: CONFIRMED: Dallas Drake, Petr Klima, Garry Unger, and Paul Ysebaert to participate in 2012 Alumni Showdown festivities. twitter.com/DetroitRedWing…— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 23, 2012
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2008 All Over Again?

Similarities exist between this season and the cup winning 2008 season and those similarities have most of us convinced that the Wings are still the team to beat this year. However, there are some key differences. We'll explore those, then I'll let you decide how much whiskey to add to your glass.Jump to start the exploration: Okay, so it's late in the season and Lidstrom...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Why I Love to Hate the Blues

Such a silly little franchise. Always has been, always will be. I remember one summer day back in 2002 when I was trying to decide which item from the Red Wings' latest Stanley Cup championship I would buy. Do I buy the hat? The shirt? Both? Oh, but I also need the DVD. And a window flag. Sigh. Being the fan of such an awesome team is hard work. Then I got to thinking about Blues...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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