Category: ‘Quick Hits’
Will Ian White Be Out the Door by the Trade Deadline?
March 2nd, 2013 at 4:12 PM
For all the beatings it has taken, both physically and from the media, the Detroit Red Wings defensive corps has performed well in the last four games. Head coach Mike Babcock has stuck with the pairings of Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson, Brendan Smith-Kyle Quincey, and Brian Lashoff-Jakub Kindl for the last two games. That...
Post-lockout News and Notes: the Next Red Wings Captain
January 6th, 2013 at 5:37 PM
Anybody throwing an end-of-lockout party? Red Wings GM Ken Holland tells The Detroit free Press' Helene St. James the next captain will be named before the season begins. Pavel Datsyuk said good-bye to the KHL with this amazing shootout goal: ***VIDEO1*** Pro Hockey Talk provides each teams odds of winning the Stanley Cup (The...
WJC Roundup: Red Wings Prospect Scores Goal in Opener
December 27th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Detroit Red Wings prospect Xavier Ouellet scored the first goal for Team Canada in their 9-3 win over Germany Wednesday in the IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Ouellet, a defenseman, scored his goal on a power play. Fellow prospect Jake Paterson, a goaltender, did not play. Malcolm Subban got the...
Merry Christmas from Red Wings 101
December 25th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Merry Christmas to all my readers and their families. Red Wings 101 will be off today to celebrate. I hope you all enjoy the day (AND NO PUTTING COAL IN GARY BETTMAN'S STOCKING!!!!!!)
Several Red Wings to Participate in Charity Game in Toronto
December 17th, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Five Detroit Red Wings players will be playing in the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge in Toronto on Wednesday. The teams will be captained by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. The following Red Wings will be playing: TEAM STAMKOS Niklas Kronwall Kyle Quincey Danny Cleary Jonas Gustavsson TEAM SUBBAN Carlo Colaiacovo The game will...
Links: NHLPA to Vote on Dissolution
December 16th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
May we never forget those who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut. In case you missed it, the NHL has filed a class action suit against the NHLPA, citing unfair labor practices. CBC's Elliotte Friedman provides further insight into the NHL's lawsuit. The NHLPA will vote on decertifying the union today. The fate...
Red Wings Alumni to Hold Charity Game for Fallen Police Officer
December 3rd, 2012 at 8:01 PM
The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association in partnership with the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will be hosting a charity hockey game at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The game will be held December 21 at 7:15 PM, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the family of fallen West...
News and Notes: Forbes Ranks Red Wings 6th in Terms of Worth
November 28th, 2012 at 7:12 PM
News and notes from around the NHL. RED WINGS SIXTH IN NET WORTH: Forbes Magazine has the Detroit Red Wings as the sixth most valuable NHL franchise with a net worth of $346 million. Toronto was first on the list, worth $1 billion, followed by New York Rangers ($750 million), Montreal...
Links: a Deal on the Way?
November 5th, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Lots of good stuff about the upcoming meeting tomorrow. TSN's Darren Dreger says that the players continue to remain "cautiously optimistic." Dan Oldfield writes that a deal between the NHL and NHLPA could be near (knock on wood). The next meeting between the NHL and NHLPA will be critical, CBC's Elliotte Friedman writes. The Star Tribune's...
Quick Hits: Roundup of Red Wings in Europe
October 30th, 2012 at 9:37 PM
With all the good "30 for 30" films ESPN is putting out, fans have to wonder if there will be one made about the Russian Five. EUROPEAN ROUNDUP: Winging It In Motown provides reports of what Red Wings players did this past week for their respective European teams. Pavel Datsyuk's CSKA Moscow...
Saturday Links: HNIC Crew Speaks About Lockout
October 20th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
This edition of Saturday Links goes out to the 2012 American League Champion Detroit Tigers. Hockey Night In Canada's Jim Hughson, Kelly Hrudey, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Mark Lee, and Don Cherry all see Thursday's failure as a glimmer of hope for an NHL season. Add Red Wings' Forward Danny Cleary to the optimist...
Classic Red Wings Game an Option for Hockey Night in Canada’s ‘Your Pick’
October 15th, 2012 at 6:26 PM
While the lockout continues to drag on, CBC is giving hockey fans a chance to pick which classic game to air every Saturday night at 8:00 PM. One of the picks this week is a playoff game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Winnipeg Jets. The game, which was played April...
Quick Hits: Jobs for Locked Out Red Wings
October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 PM
These Quick Hits go out to the late great Budd Lynch. HELP WANTED: The lockout is no laughing matter, but there is nothing wrong with using humor to lighten the mood. Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press suggests possible jobs for Detroit Red Wings players who have not found...
Funeral Arrangements Set for Budd Lynch
October 10th, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Budd Lynch, the former Detroit Red Wings public address announcer who passed away Tuesday. Visitation will be held at RJ Nixon Funeral Home Friday from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A Rosary service will follow at 7:00. The funeral home is located at 2544 Biddle...
Weekend Quick Hits: Gary Bettman Says He Wants His Hockey
October 6th, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers. Gary Bettman sat down for an interview with The Globe and Mail's Roy MacGregor. A quote from Bettman, "I want my hockey." Hockey is back on ESPN. A schedule of seven KHL games that the network plans to air. The NHL lockout is expected to impact Detroit area...
Joe Louis Arena to Host Open Skate Monday
October 5th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
As part of the "Hockeytown Thanks" initiative, the Detroit Red Wings will host an open skate Monday at Joe Louis Arena. There will be a total of four one-hour sessions, with the first beginning at 10:00 AM. The last session will end at 2:00 PM. Admission and parking are free, but fans...
Quick Hits: the Lockout is ‘Sad’
October 2nd, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg had the following to say to The Detroit Free Press about the NHL canceling regular season games: "[I]t's not a big surprise for us. We are prepared for it. It's just sad for everyone around it." Sad might be an understatement for most fans (and writers). SENATORS GET...
Red Wings in Europe: Datsyuk, Filppula Contribute for Their Teams
September 29th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
While the NHL and NHLPA continue their CBA negotiations, two Detroit Red Wings players were both on the ice in Europe Friday. Pavel Datsyuk tallied two assists for the KHL's CSKA Moscow in a 4-3 loss to Traktor Chelyabinsk. Datsyuk and CSKA Moscow will be back in action Saturday when they take on Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. Valtteri Filppula scored in...
Programming Note: Taking the Weekend Off
September 28th, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Just a reminder to all readers, I will be occupied the entire weekend with my friend's wedding. I have scheduled a couple of articles to go up Saturday and Sunday. Other than that, Red Wings 101 will be taking the weekend off. If anything happens to break regarding the ongoing CBA discussions,...
Podcast: Hockey Today with John Buccigross
September 28th, 2012 at 1:52 PM
ESPN's John Buccigross talks with CBC's Elliotte Friedman about the NHL lockout in the Hockey Today Podcast.