OT: Larkin Leads Wings to 3 Straight Wins

OT: Larkin Leads Wings to 3 Straight Wins

Submitted by soupsnake on November 1st, 2018 at 10:39 PM

The Wings have won three straight after a rough start. Larkin has 6 points over that stretch.

Howard on Larkin: 

“He’s been tremendous for us this year. He’s one of our best players night in and night out. He’s been flying, creating a lot of havoc in the offensive zone and been really responsible in the defensive zone. He’s made so many great strides. We all knew how special a player he was when he was coming in.” 

 

OT: Red Wings playoff streak officially over

OT: Red Wings playoff streak officially over

Submitted by Lionsfan on March 28th, 2017 at 10:38 PM

With a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes tonight, and the Leafs and Bruins both winning, for the first time since 1990, the Detroit Red Wings will not be playing postseason hockey

 

Detroit's streak of 25 consecutive trips to the #StanleyCup Playoffs has officially ended; it ties the 3rd-longest such run in NHL history.

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 29, 2017

Most Consecutive Appearances in #StanleyCup Playoffs:
29: BOS, 67/68–95/96
28: CHI, 69/70–96/97
25: STL, 79/80–03/05 and DET, 90/91–15/16

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 29, 2017

While I wish we could have broken Boston's 29 year record, this was a good streak. Unlike the Blues and Blackhawks during their streak, we actually won the Stanley Cup, and unlike the Bruins, we did it over multiple decades of our streak

OT: Kris Draper Posts on his Career and March 26, 1997 on the Players' Tribune

OT: Kris Draper Posts on his Career and March 26, 1997 on the Players' Tribune

Submitted by Huzilla on March 15th, 2017 at 12:12 PM
"Whenever somebody tells me I was traded for a bag of pucks, I have to politely correct them — because a bag of pucks would’ve been a lot more expensive. But I loved it, because the whole story just added to my underdog mentality."

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/kris-draper-red-wings-avalanche-march-97/

 

 

OT: Sling TV Beta Multi-Stream (FSD)

OT: Sling TV Beta Multi-Stream (FSD)

Submitted by PeterKlima on April 17th, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Cord cutters:

I see that Sling TV is now offering Fox Sports Detroit (and other regional Fox Sports channels) as part of its new Beta Multi-Stream service.  The price is the same as the traditional single stream service, but without Disney channels.

I am wondering if this is finally a way to get, cheap, legal broadcasts of Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings games?  (Is this going to work easily or is there some catch?)

If this works then I may never go back to cable.  I'll just force myself to the bar for the 3 or so crappy Michigan football games on Big Ten Network.

Anyone try it out?

 

EDIT:  I see that "Disney channels" includes the ESPN channels and not just Disney, Disney Jr., etc.  That changes things.

OT - Babwatch 2015

OT - Babwatch 2015

Submitted by FormAFarkingWall on May 20th, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Looks like a bidding war has ensued between Buffalo and Toronto, who appeared out of the running as late as yesterday.  Wings final offer is firm at 5 years, 20 million.  Buffalo and Toronto said to be in the 65 million total range, with 6.5/year thrown around. 

Safe to say that Babcock is likely gone at this point unless he REALLY loves Detroit. 

OT: Red Wings Arena District plans unveiled

OT: Red Wings Arena District plans unveiled

Submitted by soupsnake on July 20th, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Plans have been published for the new Arena District. Lots of interesting stuff included. Crains Detroit has a series of 6 articles. You can check them out here

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20140720/NEWS03/140719845




 

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Deconstructed design: Most arenas are built as a big box with the playing surface and seating ringed by concourses, concession stands, team offices and restaurants. But the new arena will be “deconstructed” with the outer-ring functions moved into structures just set off or pulled away from the core inner playing surface and seats. They won’t be separate buildings, but linked by a first-ever interior streetscape.

 

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Glass covered streetscape: The area between the seating bowl and the outer buildings will be covered by glass to create a “covered via,” or interior streetscape, filled with trees, retail, dining and other amenities. Bridges and walkways will connect the outer buildings to the seating bowl through this covered interior street.

 

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Lighted roof design: The roof of the arena will be fashioned with the most modern programmable lighting so that different images can be produced for a given event. In the rendering provided by Olympia Development, the roof shows the Red Wings logo as it will on hockey nights. But the roof could be green for St. Patrick’s Day or something else for a concert by Kid Rock or Eminem, Ilitch said. He described the desired effect as “classy, not gaudy.”

 

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Playing surface: The playing surface will be set about 32 feet below ground level to lower the profile of the building, producing a more human-scale environment in the district where most buildings will rise just two to four stories. That follows the practice at Comerica Park and Ford Field, where the playing surfaces were set below ground level.

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A DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE HEART OF DETROIT will begin in September, when the Ilitch family breaks ground on the construction of a $450 million Detroit Red Wings arena concurrently with another $200 million in apartments, restaurants, office buildings, parks and shops over 45 blocks. This is the city’s entertainment district, super-sized.

 

This could be huge for Detroit and it seems like the Illitches are really committed to seeing the full plan happen. Chris Illitch even went so far as to commit to spening "10's of millions" beyond what they had already guranteed.

Thoughts?

NHL Wolverines free agency/trades updates

NHL Wolverines free agency/trades updates

Submitted by CalJr3000 on July 1st, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I saw the Guptill and Porter threads but thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive thread since a few more deals have gone down and more Wolverines hockey alumni are on the move:

Trades:

Free Agents:

OT: Wings Vs. Bruins Game 3

OT: Wings Vs. Bruins Game 3

Submitted by TheDirtyD on April 22nd, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Game 3 Tonight for the Red Wings. First home playoff game for Detroit of the 2014 playoffs.

Puck Drop 7:30 EST 

TV: NBCSN or FSD 

Daniel Alfredsson is out. In is Jokiam Andersson. This will be his first game played in the 2014 playoffs. Andersson played 14 games last year as a rookie.

Jakub Kindl replaces Alfredsson at the point, along with Danny DeKeyser) on the second power-play unit (joining Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan and Jurco).

Here are the lines the Red Wings skated with this morning:

Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Justin Abdelkader

Tomas Tatar-Riley Sheahan-Gustav Nyquist

Tomas Jurco-Darren Helm-Joakim Andersson

Drew Miller-Luke Glendening-David Legwand

LET'S GO RED WINGS!