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Joe Kocur Foundation For Children 6th Annual Softball Game

Over the weekend the 6th Annual Softball game to benefit the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children took place north of Detroit, Mich. Celebrities including NHL, NFL and MLB alumni along with radio and television personalities including: Joe Kocur, Darren McCarty, Kirk Maltby, Kris Draper (yes all of the members of the grindlines), Eric Hipple, Dino Ciccarelli, WRIF’s Meltdown, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Top 30 Commentator Calls in Hockey History

After hours of work, here is my countdown of the top thirty commentator calls in hockey history: 30. New York Rangers win the 1994 Stanley Cup (Sam Rosen)29. Paul Henderson scores 1972 Summit Series GWG (Foster Hewitt)28. Darren McCarty highlight-reel goal versus the Flyers (Gary Thorne)27. Rick Nash amazing goal against Phoenix (Jeff Rimer)26. Alexander Ovechkin incredible falling...
Via Hockey Fan Land
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Top 30 Commentator Calls in Hockey History

After hours of work, here is my countdown of the top thirty commentator calls in hockey history: 30. New York Rangers win the 1994 Stanley Cup (Sam Rosen)29. Paul Henderson scores 1972 Summit Series Winning Goal (Foster Hewitt)28. Darren McCarty highlight-reel goal versus the Flyers (Gary Thorne)27. Rick Nash amazing goal against Phoenix (Jeff Rimer)26. Alexander Ovechkin incredible...
Via Talk Hockey
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The fourth annual Bob Probert Memorial Ride was a rumbling success

The fourth annual Bob Probert Ride took place on Sunday, and the Blackburn News's Ricardo Veneza reports that all went well: “Don’t get it wrong, it was Proby’s [Bob Probert] tears early on because he couldn’t be here, then he opened it up for us,” says Darren McCarty, the former Detroit Red Wings enforcer and friend of the late Bob Probert commenting on the beautiful...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Hell Is Going On With Dan Girardi?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can do unbelievable things to players’ reputations. The sample sizes are small and the stakes are as high as they’ll ever get. Sprinkle in the fact that games, especially in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, are being watched by the entire hockey world and thus under the magnifying glass, and it’s a recipe for defining moments and players...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Probert Ride’ to be preceeded with charity hockey game in Tecumseh, ON this evening

The annual Bob Probert Memorial Ride, a charitable motorcycle ride which benefits Windsor's Hotel-Dieu Grace, will take place on June 22nd, but if you're looking to watch some of its participants take part in a hockey game, the Blackburn Daily News's Adelle Loiselle reports that several NHL alums will be playing a charity hockey game tonight in Tecumseh, ON: Hockey...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: Picking Our Detroit Red Wings All-Time Lineups

The challenge was simple: Build an all-time Detroit Red Wings starting lineup … on a strict budget. The Detroit Free Press issued the task on Twitter (a few days after BallisLife.com asked hoops fans to craft a five-man roster). The Freep set a cap of $18, then assigned a salary of between $1 and $5 to Wings legends at each position. Fans: Construct your all-time #RedWings starting...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on the playoff chase, Darren McCarty and the JLA lease

The Red Wings took Monday off to watch Opening Day and apparently drink some terrible beer in the owners' suite at Comerica Park... What an awesome afternoon for the @tigers game. Gorgeous day and a walk off win. #GoTigers! @MBeurmann pic.twitter.com/aTi9PHeHqf — Danny DeKeyser (@DeKeyser5) March 31, 2014 But the team will resume practicing today at Joe Louis...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What Possibly Could Darren McCarty Be Talking About?

from the Detroit Free Press, The "Bloody Wednesday" game, as it has been called, was certainly the wildest game I was ever involved in. When the buzzer sounded to end that contest, the two teams had combined for 18 fighting majors. My memorable first-period encounter with Lemieux almost didn't happen because Colorado defenseman Adam Foote grabbed me just as...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jericho Interviewing a WWE Diva, SmackDown Rating, Batista as Drax

- Below is the first full trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with a better look at Batista as Drax the Destroyer: - Natalya noted that she will be a guest on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast this Friday. Jericho’s current guest is retired NHL star Darren McCarty. - Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.98 rating, down from the previous week’s...
Via Wrestle Scoop
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Jericho Interviewing Natalya, Friday's SmackDown Rating from Friday, More

- Natalya noted that she will be a guest on Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast this Friday. Jericho's current guest is retired NHL star Darren McCarty. - Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.98 rating, down from the previous week's 2.15 rating. As noted, the show drew 2.831 million viewers, also down from the previous week. - Below is the...
Via Ring Side News
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings finally reveal rosters for Games 1 and 2 of Alumni Showdown

DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose revealed the Alumni Showdown rosters via Twitter earlier today, and over the course of a pair of articles by Andrea Nelson and Roose, now we're finding out about Game 1 and Game 2 (1 PM and 3:30 PM starts, respectively, on FSD, the CBC and NBCSN--with the 2nd game on tape delay starting at 4) in terms of their formats... Tuesday’s games...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Press posts an excerpt from Mark Howe’s memoir

Wings fans have a pair of excerpts from Darren McCarty's memoir, My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star as the Free Press posted McCarty's tale about killing time almost resulting in Steve Yzerman falling to his demise from a Phoenix hotel room due to a wrestling match and his vivid recounting of the Brawl in Hockeytown (which the Hockey News also printed on...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Regner's Red Wings memories

With the Winter Festival and Winter Classic fast approaching, Art Regner takes a skate down memory lane, tells his favorite stories about 11 Red Wings alumni. Additionally, Regner and former Detroit Free Press hockey writer Keith Gave discuss the impact the Russian Five had on the Red Wings and the NHL as a whole. Video: Regner's alumni memories: Darren McCarty Steve Yzerman...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Regner's Red Wings memories

With the Winter Festival and Winter Classic fast approaching, Art Regner takes a skate down memory lane, tells his favorite stories about 11 Red Wings alumni. Additionally, Regner and former Detroit Free Press hockey writer Keith Gave discuss the impact the Russian Five had on the Red Wings and the NHL as a whole. Video: Regner's alumni memories: Darren McCarty Steve Yzerman...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Press posts a second excerpt from Darren McCarty’s memoir, addressing the Brawl in Hockeytown

The Detroit Free Press apparently wants to get in on the post-football and pre-Alfredsson-overload rush, because they posited their first excerpt from Darren McCarty's memoir (My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star) this morning, and this afternoon, they're literally going for a knockout punch, allowing the former Red Wings forward to address his fight with Claude...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Press posts an excerpt from Darren McCarty’s memoir

A significant chunk of blog bandwidth of late has been dedicated to a pair of memoirs and a historical book, with Mark Howe's memoir, Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life Lived in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey, the Windsor Star's Bob Duff's Original Six Dynasties: the Detroit Red Wings and Darren McCarty and Kevin Allen's My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings director of pro scouting Mark Howe addresses his least-touched-upon subject: his day job

The Utica Observer-Dispatch's Don Laible penned a superb review of Mark Howe's memoir, Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey, and co-author Neil Greenberg told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat's Mike Mastovich that Howe was nearly as blunt as Darren McCarty was was with Kevin Allen in providing honest and forthright recollections about his...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Krupa reviews former Red Wings enforcer Darren McCarty’s memoir, and it’s an honest one

One of the biggest reasons that Darren McCarty's "book tour" through Southeastern Michigan's noteworthy is because he doesn't live here any more. McCarty moved to Florida after his last bout of legal issues about a year-and-a-half ago. In a Metropolitan area where every hockey fan wants to buy one of the Red Wings' greatest folk heroes a drink--and that...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Windsor Star’s Duff offers a pre-review of former Red Wing Darren McCarty’s memoir

Red Wings pro scout Mark Howe's been on something of a "book tour" promoting what the Utica Observer-Dispatch's Don Laible reports is a very revelatory memoir in, Gordie Howe's Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey, and the Detroit News had reported that Darren McCarty's going to spend a decent chunk of December visiting Michigan to promote...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

TMR book corner: Darren McCarty about to embark on book-signing tour; a review of Mark Howe’s memoir

Former Red Wings enforcer Darren McCarty's about to get particularly busy promoting the My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star, the book he and Kevin Allen co-wrote (the book comes out on December 1st, and Allen's working on a Chelios memoir as well), as noted by the Detroit News's Susan Whitall... Darren McCarty, the feisty former Detroit Red Wings...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

USA Today offers a slate of articles discussing fighting in hockey

USA Today engaged in an intriguing exercise this morning, having Calgary Flames president Brian Burke pen a "guest column" in support of fighting, USA Hockey's Michael J. Stuart and the Mayo Clinic's David W. Dodick and Aynsley M. Smith pen a guest column aruging for the abolishment of fighting in hockey, and USA Today's Kevin Allen speaking with NBC Sports...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

No Goons Needed In Detroit

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, “Am I concerned going to the East?” Holland said. “Would I like to have a big, tough guy in the middle of the lineup? Yeah. But I haven’t really bought into having fourth-line guys that don’t have much skill and are one-dimensional players. I guess I put more of a premium on goals.” There is no debate that many fans like fighting...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Red Wing Darren McCarty promotes Joe Kocur’s charity softball game on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM

Former Red Wings forward Darren McCarty spoke with Detroit Sports 105.1 FM's Drew Lane and Marc Fellhauer this afternoon, discussing his post-hockey life, his teeth, his upcoming book he's working on with USA Today's Kevin Allen (which will be coming out around Thanksgiving), the possibility of Grinder reuniting before McCarty takes part in the Winter Classic Alumni game...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sipple: Red Wings alum Joey Kocur’s charity softball game this weekend involves more than softball

Red Wings alumnus Joey Kocur's charitable foundation will be holding a charity softball game in Highland, MI this Saturday, August 24th, and fourteen Red Wings alums, celebrities like Jeff Daniels, Dave Coulier and Brian Vander Ark will tangle with police officers and firefighters from Milford, Highland and White Lake townships to raise funds for a slate of Southeastern Michigan...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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