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Grand Rapids Griffins One Game Away From Calder Cup Championship

With 5:00 remaining in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch were tied 2-2.

Grand Rapids took a 3-2 lead with 4:49 left, then added another to secure a 4-2 win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of seven series.

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Legendary Red Wings PA Announcer Budd Lynch Dies

Legendary Detroit Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95.  I always loved his voice and how he delivered the game's information to the fans at Joe Louis Arena.  I thought he was the very best at what he did and that's why I often found myself trying to sound like him when I took over as public address announcer of the Atlanta Thrashers prior to the 2008-2009 season

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Red Wings Sign Free Agents

Sunday was a busy day for the Detroit Red Wings as they signed some free agents.

The new Wings...

Mikael Samuelsson - The 35 year old right winger signed a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars

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Great News For Alcoholic Hockey Fans in Michigan

On January 1st, 2013 the NHL's annual Winter Classic will take place at Michigan Stadium as the Detroit Red Wings will face the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Yesterday, the Michigan Legislature approved the sale of alcohol at the game, meaning fans might not feel the need as much to sneak a flask into "The Big House" like so many do on Saturdays in the fall

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Griffins Player Dies

Bryan Rufenach, a 23 year old defenseman who played 13 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins last season, died this week while traveling in Switzerland.

After 4 years at Clarkson University where he earned a degree, the Detroit Red Wings selected him with the 208th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft

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What Hockey Camera Men Do While Not On the Air

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have been quite a bumpy ride thus far this year. Penalty minutes are up, hits become a bit harder, more blood is shed. Let us take a minute then and enjoy a gentler side of this physical sport, gawking at females in the stands.

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Top 5 Most Hilarious Zamboni Disasters! [Video]

According to the Star Tribune a Zamboni driver working periods between a pee wee hockey game became so intoxicated he ended up slamming into the boards and driving all over the ice erratically. Dude must of been REALLY messed up if fans of the game are calling the cops on him. But just how dangerous could it be to get all juiced up and dri

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Little Known Facts About The Grand Rapids Griffins [Sponsored]

Our own Grand Rapids Griffins have helped to solidify the pride our state has for the mighty sport of hockey. Eager fans fill the seats during every game and have a blast doing it! They are an affiliate to our beloved Red Wings and here are some other facts you might not have known!

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Tragic Plane Crash in Russia Claims The Lives of 2 Detroit Red Wings

A Russian jet carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team crashed, claiming the lives of it's passengers. Among them were two Red Wings. Former Red Wings coach Brad McCrimmon and player Ruslan Salei were among the victims. McCrimmon served as assistant coach for last years lineup of the Red Wings and Ruslan Salei played defense for the Wings.

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It’s A Sweep! Wings Get Broom Out Beat Phoenix in Four Straight.

It was clear the Coyotes weren't taking the broom without a fight as last nights game 4 was tied well into the 3rd period.  6-3 ended up being the final though earning the Red Wings some time off as they now wait for their next opponent (most likely San Jose) to settle up with Los Angeles.

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Will The Wings Sweep Tomorrow?

Wings lead the series 3-0 after defeating the Coyotes 4-2 in game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals yesterday.  Can the Wings bring the broom out for game 4?  Thought this was suppose to be a tough series

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Hockey Coach gets Mad Then Strips [VIDEO]

Most hockey coaches just scream down refs who make bad calls on the ice but not Colorado Eagles coach Greg Pankewicz.  He finds it more effective to strip off his clothes and throw them on the ice.  See how this new form of protest works out for him

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