Archive for August, 2008

Scotty Bowman Leaves Detroit

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Scotty Bowman has resigned from his job as consultant for the Red Wings and taken a senior adviser position with the Blackhawks.  Bowman’s son is an assistant GM with the Blackhawks which factored into his decision to go there.   Scotty leaves Detroit on good terms and will always be a hero to Red Wings fans.

Personally, I think the Red Wings will miss his advise and nearly infinite hockey knowledge.  However, I’m glad to see him going to Chicago.  The Blackhawks are one of the greatest franchises of all time and they are clearly on the upswing.  I’d like to see the Blackhawks become a powerhouse again so that we can build a long term rivalry with them.  They’re certainly moving in the right direction.

Filppula Signs New Contract

Friday, August 1st, 2008

The Red Wings signed Valtteri Filppula to a 5 year deal worth 15 million dollars on Wednesday.  This is great new for Red Wings fans.  Filppula is a highly skilled forward who continues to improve.