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Red Wings won't announce coach until Griffins are done

DETROIT (AP) -- Don't expect any major announcements from the Detroit Red Wings about their next coach as long as their Grand Rapids affiliate is still playing. General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs. Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill has been an obvious candidate to take over the Red Wings from...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings won't announce coach until AHL affiliate's season done

  Don't expect any major announcements from the Detroit Red Wings about their next coach as long as their Grand Rapids affiliate is still playing. General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs. Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill has been an obvious candidate to take over the Red Wings from the moment...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

LSU Softball Team Kept Live Fish in Dugout For Luck

Many different teams have strange good luck traditions. The fans of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings are known for throwing an octopus onto the ice during the playoffs, fans of UPenn throw toast, the list goes on. However, the LSU women’s softball team created a good luck charm of its own recently when it kept a live fish in the dugout for its game against Auburn. "Coach told us...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Blashill to take over as head coach?

Last week, former Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock signed an eight year deal worth a reported $50 million.  After 10 years as head coach in Detroit, Babcock left Hockeytown with a .649 points percentage, and a Stanley Cup Championship in 2008.  It’s the end of an era in Detroit, and while many wonder who the next head coach in Detroit will be, you may be surprised to find...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: First Round Pick, Dylan Larkin Scores First Two Goals

Red Wings first round pick, Dylan Larkin With the 15th overall pick the detroit red wings selected Dylan Larkin out of the University of Michigan. Larkin had 47 points in 35 games with an average of of 1.34 points per game which was 6th overall in the NCAA. Larkin also represented the UnitedStates in the IIHF World Juniors in Prague. He lead the team with five goals and seven points...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock holds final press conference

Mike Babcock The now former Detroit Red Wings coach, Mike Babcock walked into the Joe Louis Arena for the last time as head coach Friday morning to clean his office. Later that day he decided to call a press conference because he felt he couldn’t just leave without saying goodbye. Babcock was head coach the Red Wings for ten years and extended the playoff streak to 24 years and...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Slava Fetisov wants to prevent young Russians from playing in the NHL

Are young Russian hockey players going to be restricted from playing in the NHL? That’s the hope of former Detroit Red Wings skater Slava Fetisov who aims to ban young hockey players from joining the NHL until they’re 28. Fetisov currently serves as a Senator in Russia and hopes a new federal law will be put in place to keep young hockey stars in Russia. The report, as seen...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced Wednesday that Mike Babcock has been named the 30th head coach in the club’s history. Babcock, 52, joins the Leafs after serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the past 10 seasons. Under his leadership in Detroit, Babcock posted a 458-223-105 regular season record.  While coaching Red...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Babcock leaving Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

After reports yesterday strongly suggested he would become the next coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock did a heel turn and is now set to become the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs per TSN’s Darren Dreger.  Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock sweepstakes down to Detroit and Buffalo?

Unless you’re Drew Sharp and truly believe your own tired schtick, it’s a big week for the Red Wings and presumably a number of other NHL teams looking to land arguably the best coach in the NHL Mike Babcock. This Wednesday, we’ll (hopefully) be learning where the coveted head coach will end up in the 2015-16 season ending what seemed to be never ending speculation on his...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Teemu Pulkkinen, Grand Rapids Griffins Eliminate Rockford Ice Hogs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are marching on in the AHL playoffs, and rising prospect Teemu Pulkkinen again was at the heart of their latest victory. Pulkinnen’s latest goal, his league-leading 13th of the postseason, came just 5:01 into Sunday’s game, sparking the Griffins to a 5-3 win over the Rockford Ice Hogs. That victory wrapped up the conference semifinal series in five...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings rename trophy to honor late CapGeek founder

CapGeek was an amazing website and the hockey community lost a valuable asset with the passing of its founder Matthew Wuest. Countless tributes were posted online honoring Wuest and recognizing just how important his contributions were to the sport of hockey. The Detroit Red Wings have joined in that effort, renaming their trophy for the NHL Prospect Tournament to the Matthew...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Gordie Howe Bridge to connect Detroit and Windsor

Gordie Howe is once again being honored for his achievements in the world of hockey. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today, that they will be naming the Detroit River span between Michigan and Windsor the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Pleased to announce that the new Windsor-Detroit bridge will be named in honour of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Mantha comment causes uproar in Hockeytown

When you read the comments that Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings Jim Devellano spoken to Keith Gave of Fox Sports Detroit about Wings prospect Anthony Mantha and the stir it caused in the Detroit media as well as the Red Wings fan base, it kind of makes you wonder […] The post Anthony Mantha comment causes uproar in Hockeytown appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Horizon League Tournament moving to Detroit

The Horizon League Tournament will transition to a neutral-site format and move to Detroit starting in the 2015-16 season, the league announced Thursday. Photo: Olympia Entertainment The deal with Olympia Entertainment is for five years. Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, will host the first two tournaments, and the final three years will take place at the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Horizon League tournament shifting to Detroit

There is going to be a change in the Horizon League conference tournament moving forward. According to a report from the Detroit Free-Press, the Joe Louis Arena and the new Red Wings Arena in Detroit will play host to the annual tournament for the next five years. Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone would not confirm the news, but the Detroit Free-Press says that there have...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fan sets Lightning flag on fire, charged with arson

A Detroit Red Wings fan took the team’s Game 7 showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning far too seriously — criminally so, even — and now faces arson charges after she attempted to set a Tampa Bay Lightning flag on fire during Wednesday’s game at Amalie Arena. Lena Sinishtaj, 35, of Sterling Heights, Mich., was...Read More The post Red Wings fan charged with arson after trying...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Kronwall suspended for Game 7 against Lightning

The Detroit Red Wings will be without their top defenseman for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for his hit on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday. Detroit's Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for charging Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov. Video:
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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