I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Just heard on the radio, Jack Johnson,Ryan Kesler and Marty Turco are in town doing a promo for the NHL 2K11 video game. A select number of people will get a chance to play the video game against them. Today they will be out in Westland for a couple hours at Best Buy starting at 11am. They will also be parked out infront of Commerica Park tonight before the Tigers game from 5pm-7pm. And two stops tomorrow one at Lifetime Fitness in Commerce Twp around 9am-11am. They will also be at GameStop in Farmington Hills at 1pm-4pm. Look for the NHL 2K11 RV
He's old, but Babcock knows him, so the scales tilt toward the good side here. Their third pair was weak last year, so this can't hurt too much.
Sorry if this got posted and i just missed it but Chris Chelios is back with the Red Wings. His position in the organization is up in the air still, but the article (http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2010/08/chris_chelios_joins_red_wings.html) says that he could be doing anything from helping Babcock to just learning about the front office positions. Glad to have him back and still cracks me up that he said that he would never play for Detroit and now he is joining our front office.
For those of you who didn't know and/or go, the Summer Hockey Showcase was today at Yost, and I couldn't help but notice that the area the band has been in the last couple of years has been overhauled in a very not-band fashion. They appear to definitely be moving again, probably back to their old spot. Anybody who can confirm this feel free to do so.
Other things about the showcase:
Red Berenson still owns the ice
The Under-35 team that had Jack Johnson and Mike Cammalleri somehow lost 6-3
Mgoblue.com has an article up on Berenson's grandfathering of the alumni hockey players on campus. In said article, bad ass Berenson is seen wearing a bad ass jersey. I've never had it before, and I'd like to not not have it. Does anyone know where this thing can be found? I'm having one hell of a time locating it; I like to think I've tried the usual suspects (MDen, google searches, ebay, other stores whose names have been since forgotten).
The Altoona Mirror is reporting that Penn State is "close" to announcing a new ice arena and the addition of Men's and Women's D. 1 Hockey.
Needless to say this would be cool, and a huge boost to the mythical Big Ten Hockey Conference.