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July 22nd Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on July 22, 2011. We discussed Chris Osgood’s retirement and legacy as well as developments around the NHL prospects tournament which will be hosted in Traverse City. To listen to the show click here.

July 8 Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on July 8, 2011. We discussed the Red Wings draft, The Development camp in Traverse City, the coaching staff and off season moves among other topics. To listen to the show click here.

Live from Traverse City, MI: MSGN to Broadcast Tournament Games

The Madison Square Garden Network has confirmed that the network will broadcast all New York Ranger prospect games. The broadcast is expected to reach approximately 12 million subscribers. No other broadcast or internet feed has been announced but stay tuned to the LWL as more details emerge. The confirmed schedule of broadcasts include:


  • September 10 7:00 pm: NY Rangers Vs. St. Louis
  • September 11 6:00 pm: NY Rangers Vs. Dallas Stars
  • September 13 3:30 pm: NY Rangers Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • September 14 TBD depending on final tournament standings

* Editors note that … Continue Reading

The Benefactor: Osgood’s Retirement Will Help McCollum

Despite announcing his retirement, Chris Osgood will still be expected to provide at least one more big save for the Red Wings. This time, however, that save won’t be on the ice but rather helping to rebuild the confidence of goalie Thomas McCollum.

Much is expected from the 21 year-old McCollum as he enters his third season as a professional. Unfortunately his lack of development last season left the Red Wings with few options other than to re-sign Joey MacDonald earlier this month. While the move adds depth to … Continue Reading

Joel Ward: Profile in Persistence

Quitting was never an option for Joel Ward.

 After years of toiling in the minors, the 29-year-old forward is a key contributor with the Nashville Predators. Ward’s responsible defensive game helped him land an NHL job, and his offensive contributions – 30 goals and 69 points in the past two seasons – have cemented it.

Despite his success with the Predators, it wasn’t long ago that the 6-foot-1, 218 pound forward was an undrafted free agent trying out for the Detroit Red Wings in Traverse City, Michigan. Ward participated in both the … Continue Reading

Training Camp Ticket Fax Sale Starts Today

A fax ticket sale will begin as of noon on Monday July 11th for all remaining tickets for the 2011 Detroit Red Wings training camp. To purchase your tickets, please click here for the order form and fax it to (231)-933-3037.

Ticket availabilty for September 17, 18, and 20 is limited to standing room only. All ticket levels are available for September 19. The aditional practices scheduled for September 21 and 22 are available for general adminission price of $10.  For more on ticket pricing and other camp details click … Continue Reading

Red Wings Add Free Agents to Development Camp Roster

The first photos from the Red wings Development Camp have emerged. One in particular shows several additional free agent try-outs. Only the last names are identified, but here’s an educated guess on the additions:

  • Tyson Teichmann – (pictured) A 6-foot, 146 pound goalie who plays for the Belleville Bulls. The former first round selection in the OHL priority draft backstopped the Canadian Under-18 team to a gold medal in 2010. Teichmann is a butterfly style goalie who’s inconsistent play is likely the reason why he was not drafted and … Continue Reading

Wings Keep Options Open With Inexpensive Defense Contracts

When the NHL free agency period opened at noon on Friday, the Red Wings hoped they would be able to shore up their defense. When players like Jame Wisniewski and Christian Ehrhoff signed long-term big ticket contracts, Detroit  was left looking for cheaper options. Ken Holland and company would find them in Mike Commodore (pictured) and Ian White whose combined salary cap hit is less than $4 million.

With a weak defensive market this off season, the Wings did not want to commit long-term to a player out of necessity. Instead, … Continue Reading