I realize this is all just rumor and posturing, but it is still interesting.
"In the wake of Friday’s news that the Detroit Red Wings, through Olympia Entertainment, weren’t renewing their current lease at Joe Louis Arena and instead would pursue a new deal — which, in turn, allows the city relief on the Cobo issue — the rumor mill has coughed, sputtered and sparked to life.
The gossip: The Detroit Red Wings might play at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Or the Detroit Pistons might jointly build a new hockey-basketball venue downtown to share with the Wings."
And another link to the original blog gossip:
"The rumor mill is churning like crazy in the Detroit sports world. The latest talk is that the Detroit Red Wings are going to play one more season at Joe Louis Arena and then join forces with the Detroit Pistons as a tenant at The Palace of Auburn Hills."