Archive for July, 2008

Winter Classic Offically Announced

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

It has now been officially announced that the Red Wings will face the Blackhawks in the this season’s Winter Classic.  The game will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago at 1:00PM on New Year’s Day.  This trumps any bowl game as far as I’m concerned.  I’ll have no question about what to watch!

New Stanley Cup Banner

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings will have a ceremony at Joe Louis Arena and raise a new Stanley Cup championship banner on October 9th.  That will be the night of their first home game of the season and they will be hosting the Maple Leafs.

Dallas Drake Retires

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Dallas Drake announced his retirement on Tuesday.  He was a big part of the Red Wings success last season.  He’s a great career and I’m happy to see him go out on top.

Red Wings To Play In Winter Classic

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The Red Wings will play in next season’s Winter Classic.  The outdoor game will be against the Chicago Blackhawks and will take place at Wrigley Field.  Last season’s Winter Classic was huge success.  I can’t wait to see the Red Wings playing outdoors.

Red Wings Sign Hossa

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The Red Wings signed unrestricted free agent Marian Hossa today.  The brilliance of Ken Holland continues to amaze the hockey world.  Hossa wasn’t really even talked about very much as most of the buzz centered around Mats Sundin.

Hossa signed to a one year deal for $7.4 million making him the second highest paid Wing after Lidstrom. Hossa was one of the few Pittsburg Penguins players to be effective in the Stanley Cup finals.  He was the most dangerous Penguin player and he makes the Red Wings REALLY scary next year.  Hossa was reportedly offered more by other teams, and Pittsburg offered him a 7 year deal at $7 million per year.  Hossa said he wanted to play in Detroit because it was his best chance at the Stanley Cup.

Ken Holland has also recently signed Brad Stuart to a four year deal and potential backup goalie Ty Conklin.