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January 20th Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on January 20, 2012. We discussed the Red Wings shoot goals, their home record, Mattias Backstrom and the 2012 Winter Classic. To listen to the show click here.

Great Expectations: Filppula Finally Delivering on Scoring Promise

Valtteri Filppula is having the kind of season that’s been expected for the past four seasons. Now in his sixth full season with the Detroit Red Wings, the 27 year-old forward is becoming the dynamic offensive player that the Wings coaching staff has long thought he could be. Through 47 games this season, Filppula has 15 goals and 39 points and is just a single point shy of his career best point total of 40 during the 2008-2009.

The Vantaa, Finland native became the first Finnish born player to ever play … Continue Reading

January 6th Appearance on the Vic McCarty Show

I appeared on the Vic McCarty show on January 6, 2012. We discussed Petr Mrazek, the World Junior Championships, the Winter Classic, and the red Wings upcoming schedule. To listen to the show click here.

World Junior Watch: Mrazek Leaves Lasting Impression

Photo Courtesy: Larry Wong/Edmonton Journal/Postmedia News

Petr Mrazek has become the star of the 2012 World Junior Championship. The 6-foot, 162 pound netminder has been the backbone of the Czech Republic team which eventually fell to the Russians eliminating them from medal contention. Mrazek’s most impressive outing was the 52 stop 5-2 victory over team USA sending them to the relegation bracket.

The 19 year-old goalie has become known for his exuberant on-ice celebrations following big saves or key goals for his team. But Mrazek has every reason to be excited with his … Continue Reading