It Won’t Be Doan

Gloom and…well I wouldn’t say “doom”…but most certainly gloom surrounding the quiet off-season that Detroit is having this summer. With big departures like Nick Lidstrom and Brad Stuart and Jiri Hudler (less so) and Tomas Holmstrom (probably)- we were expecting big additions like Ryan Suter or Zach Parise or Alex Semin or Matt Carle or […]

Tough to Swallow

No Semin in Detroit. According to, The Carolina Hurricanes signed Alexander Semin to a one year, $7 million contract. And there goes another one. “I’m very happy to be a Carolina Hurricane.  It’s a great fit for me. I look forward to playing with great players, and putting together a winning season.” –Alexander Semin […]

Special Guest Coach at WC

The Winter Classic is at least a small portion of why some of us are so restless in this dismal off-season. We thought that it might have been a big enough carrot to keep Nick Lidstrom around for another year.  Aside from a clinching game in the Stanley Cup Final – is there a bigger […]

No News is Normal News

So I was in Costa Rica and basically internet-less for all of last week.  What good news did I miss?  None? Great. At least when I came home, the Tigers were first in the Central Division…haven’t been able to say Detroit was 1st in the Central for quite a while. Here’s a little bit of […]

Summer of ‘Meh’ So Far

Anyone else getting sick of going to for news and seeing “Market Should Start Heating Up” day after day after day after day? Only thing more frustrating than waiting for Parise and Suter to make up their minds is the lack of the domino effect we were promised once they finally did. So we […]

Report: No Schultz

According to The Detroit News, soon-to-be Free Agent Justin Schultz will NOT be coming to Detroit to play for the Red Wings. Many fans were getting excited about this 21 year old defensemen from the University of Wisconsin…but apparently, he has no interest in joining the greatest franchise in all of sports. There’s about 5 […]

Shopping List Re-Visited

This Sunday marks a pivotal day for the near future of our beloved franchise… I can’t remember a more important July 1st than the one four days from now.  Are you excited? Anxious?  Nervous?  You should be. There has been a lot of good chatter around here with varying opinions of upcoming Free Agents.  I […]

Good News…Booze!

One week from tomorrow is the NHL Entry Draft.  By then – Ryan Suter’s right may or may not be traded to a team he may or may not sign with.  Since July 1st is a Sunday this year – we should have no problem bringing you the hour-by-hour coverage that we’ve done here at […]

Kings Win!…Moving On

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings…who can say they didn’t deserve the Cup this year?  Sure, the #2 and #3 seeds in the West were WAYYYYYY over-rated…but they still beat a solid team in Vancouver in five games and a solid team in New Jersey in the fourth and final round.  Is this year’s Stanley […]

Holland Will Be Aggressive

For those of you who still had lingering fears of Mr. Ken Holland being timid about the Free Agent Pool this off-season – you can put those fears to bed. Kenny “Tick Tock” Holland has heard our pleas for help with this team.  He heard our collective groans as we stood idly by at the […]

Detroit in December – Be There

Why not get side tracked a little today by looking about six months down the road to one of the bargaining chips that we thought we had to keep Lidstrom around one more year *sigh*. From the Detroit Red Wings’ Official Site, there’s a preliminary schedule that has been released in regards to the Winter […]

YouTribute to Nick

I’m not ready to start the “what’s to happen next” chat just yet…for me, the grief is still too near. So let’s keep rolling with Nicklas Appreciation with a little tribute with some gems that I found on the old YouTube. Please feel free to post your own favorites in the comment section…after 20 years […]

Pulkkinen Signed

Amidst all the rumblings around here about Dominik Hasek yesterday, the Red Wings went out and made an official signing – their fourth round NHL Draft selection back in 2010. 20 year-old Teemu Pulkkinen has been signed to a three-year entry level deal. Pulkkinen is just the second Finnish born player that Detroit has ever […]

An Unlikely Return

So I caught whispers of a rumor that Jan Mursak may be changing his number next season.  In fact, it may be for the same reason that Johan Franzen changed his number from 39 to 93 after his rookie season in 2005-2006. The return of Dominik Hasek. I wouldn’t post such a ridiculous notion unless […]

Desert Night Life – Irresistible

Almost all desert animals are smart enough to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. They stay deep underground in burrows. There the sand is much cooler, and burrowing animals, like the antelope squirrel, the badger, the gopher, the coyote and the kit fox, sleep while you are playing on […]