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Red Wings 2009 Draft Class the Strongest Since 1989?

20110530-110958.jpgWith the signing of both Adam Almqvist and Andrej Nestrasil (pictured) this week, the Detroit Red Wings have inked six of their seven 2009 draft picks. The only remaining unsigned prospect is college defenseman Nick Jensen, who has three years of NCAA eligibility remaining but is also a strong contender for a contract in a couple of years. The other 2009 selections with NHL contracts include Landon Ferraro (32nd overall), Tomas Tatar (60th), Gleason Fournier (90th), and Mitch Callahan (150th).

Detroit enters each draft year with the hopes of finding at least one … Continue Reading

Red Wings to Join the Coaching Carousel

With the recent announcement that Assistant Coach Brad McCrimmon’s will not return, the Red Wings will need to hire a replacement. McCrimmon, who had been with Detroit since 2008, had the primary responsibility for coaching  the defense corps and guiding the special teams. With five head coaching positions open across the NHL, the Wings will likely have to wait their turn before being able to fill their vacancy.

Below is a list of potential candidates, though additional candidates could emerge once the final decisions on five NHL head coaching positions are … Continue Reading

May 13th Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on May 13, 2011. We talked NHL playoffs and a few prospects related notes. To listen to the show click here.

History Lesson: Stanley Cup is the Only Historical Moment That Matters

 The Red Wings could make history tonight completing a comeback of epic proportions against the San Jose Sharks with a game seven victory. It was just last week that they lost the opening three games of the series and were on the verge of elimination. With three straight wins and a dominating performance in game six, this is a team that enters tonight’s game with a chance to do what just three other teams have done.

While much of the talk in media circles has been of this potential history making win, this … Continue Reading

May 9th Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I made a surprise appearance on the Vic McCarty show on May 9, 2011. We talked all things Stanley Cup Playoffs. To listen to the interview, Click here.

Red Wings Extend Training Camp

The Detroit Red Wings have confirmed that they will use the Centre I.C.E. arena as a home base for the first few days of their preseason schedule. The Traverse City portion of camp was originally scheduled to conclude on September 20th with the Red and White Game. The Wings now have preseason games on September 21st and 22nd in Pittsburgh and London, Ontario and will use fly out of Traverse City on those two dates. No announcement about additional practice sessions has been announced, but it is expected that at least … Continue Reading

April 29th Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on April 29, 2011 for an extended discussion. We covered the royal wedding (yes I kid you not), second round of the playoffs, and Ben Marshall.  To hear the complete interview click here: part 1 and part 2.