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Shaffee Bumps Into Red Wings Greats [PHOTO]

You never know who you'll see when you walk the streets at night.  The other night in Grand Rapids I bumped into a couple of pretty good retired hockey players, former NHL stars Chris Chelios and Chris Osgood

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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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Getty Images/Bruce Bennett
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2012-2013 Red Wings Schedule Released

The Detroit Red Wings will definitely have a different look in 2012-2013. No Nick Lidstrom on the blue line, which means the team will have a new captain, and no more Tomas Holmstrom causing havoc in front of the opposing team's goaltender

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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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Top 5 Coaching Meltdowns

The recent Schwartz vs Harbaugh MMA Fight..er, I mean coaches brawl isn't the only instance of coaching meltdowns. Actually it compares kind of mild compared to some that I've discovered recently. Sit bac

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Draper To Announce Retirement

On the heels of Osgood prepping for his AARP card comes the next Wings retiree Kris Draper.  According to the Detroit Free Press expect an announcement to come  at 11am tomorrow.

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Red Wings’ Chris Osgood Expected to Announce Retirement

 

Put a fork in him he 's done as the Wings goaltender.  Look for an announcement coming later today.  Don't feel too bad for him though, looks like the Wings are gonna give him a cushy desk job somewhere in the front office.

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Nicklas Lidstrom Returns for 2011-12 Season

 

Detroit Red Wings fans can breathe a sigh of relief as team captain Nicklas Lidstrom will be back for a 20th NHL season. The decision was revealed on a media conference call today by Lidstrom and Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.

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Boston Bruins Defeat Vancouver Canucks to Win Stanley Cup

So much for home ice advantage.

The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, on the Canucks’ home ice Wednesday night to win the Stanley Cup, the first time the franchise has claimed hockey’s holy grail since 1972.

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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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Game 2 For The Wings This Afternoon

The Wings are 1-0 in the series but "mentally" the wings have to be in it this afternoon to get the win before they head off to Phoenix for games 3 & 4.  That's the word according to Detroit Free Press writer Helene St. Ja

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