Star defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom retired today after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ending one of the best blue-liner careers in hockey history. The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner as the league's best defenseman made a very emotional announcement as he said goodbye to the NHL. From the AP: … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons
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Detroit Red Wings and Coach Mike Babcock: Will There Be a Seven-Year Itch?
It’s hockey season in Detroit again. Time to put up with another 82-game grind. In the city's self-ascribed “Hockeytown,” it’s considered par, not impolite, to look past the months of October through March so that the fans can worry about playoff match-ups. The 82-game regular season is something that is tolerated in Detroit, not necessarily enjoyed. It’s a longer opening … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings and Coach Mike Babcock: Will There Be a Seven-Year Itch?
Unemployed Detroit Man REVELS in Lions, Tigers, Wolverines Successes
This comes to me from a Detroit area man, and sports fan, who's enduring a professional setback, and some personal financial uncertainty right now. Yes, you might have heard a thing or two in the news about the city of Detroit and its economic hardships. Now you're hearing about their athletic successes as well. Well the media often likes to present those two situations … [Read more...] about Unemployed Detroit Man REVELS in Lions, Tigers, Wolverines Successes
Tigers Leading ALDS, Lions and Wolverines 9-0: Pure Michigan
Bloomberg News reported that the success of Detroit sports would inject another $140 million into the economy. As the Detroit Red Wings get started, the motor city's most famous and successful sports brand complements the Lions winning ways (4-0, one of just two undefeated teams left in the NFL), the Detroit Tigers winning the AL Central and leading the New York Yankees in the … [Read more...] about Tigers Leading ALDS, Lions and Wolverines 9-0: Pure Michigan
Detroit Red Wings Announce Another Round of Cuts
The Detroit Red Wings today announced another round of cuts. 16 more players have been dismissed from the team’s training camp roster, leaving 39 players remain in camp. Members of both the Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) will hit the ice at Western Michigan University’s Van Andel Arena (see pic of WMU cheerleader below) later today for a Red-White intrasquad game. … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings Announce Another Round of Cuts