Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hockey season is finally here, but Dearborn-area fans are split on whether or not they'll be going to a game this season.
With the NHL lockout officially over, the Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2013 schedule. The Wings will play 48 games in 99 days as Detroit looks to extend its 21-season playoff streak, the longest current streak in professional sports. Tickets to all 24 of the Red Wings’ 2013 home games are set to go on sale this coming Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Brighton Patch Facebook fans were split on whether or not they'll support the Wings season after the lockout, which lasted for nearly four months amidst union disputes. "Yawn. Not interested anymore," wrote reader Mike Voories. While Patch reader Erika Warner commented, "Too little, too late." But some just can't ignore the lure of their favorite team. "Of course," wrote David …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Wyandotte man began his career with the Red Wings in 1949 and worked in radio and TV before becoming public address announcer.
When Red Wings radio color commentator Paul Woods came to Detroit as a young player in 1977, he first met Budd Lynch. At the time, Lynch served as Detroit's public relations director, one of several hats the longtime Wyandotte resident would wear in his 63 years with the Red Wings organization. Lynch, who died Tuesday at age 95 after battling a brief illness at a local rehabilitation center, most recently served as the Red Wings' public address announcer, a post he held from 1985 though last season. He first came to Detroit in 1949 as a radio play-by-play announcer and was the longest-tenured Red Wings employee in the organization's history, according to the team. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch acknowledged Lynch's legacy with the team. “Budd…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Brighton students and staff members received a special visit from four-time Stanly Cup Champion Kirk Maltby on Friday.
Brighton's Maltby Intermediate School was a sea of red and white on Friday to welcome a special visit from Detroit Red Wings Alum Kirk Maltby and the Red Wings School Assembly Program team. Maltby was one of 115 metro-detroit schools chosen as part of the Red Wings School Assembly Program, which promotes the sport of hockey through a youth street and floor hockey initiative and encourages students to be active. More than 950 students participated in the program, asking Maltby questions about his career and winning prizes for answering Red Wings trivia questions. Students defeated teachers and staff members 1-0 in a shoot out towards the end of the assembly. Although Maltby was on the student team, he failed to score against the teachers' …
Monday, July 9, 2012
View photos of the former Detroit Red Wing's house.
Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom's house at 47725 Bellagio Drive in Novi has been sold, according to Realtor John Goodman. The house, which was built in 2004, was listed for $2.9 million, but Goodman said the house was not sold for the full listing price. The home had been on the market for 21 days, according to AOL Real Estate. Goodman could not release the name of the person who bought the house, who he said made a cash offer and is filling out the paperwork Tuesday. Goodman said the sale was the highest sale in Bellagio, but could not release the purchase price. The house in Bellagio is 6,956 square feet and is in the Northville School District. It has five bedrooms with five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. The house has a four…
After announcing his retirement from the team in May, Lidstrom won't be going far.
Former Detroit Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom will be staying with the team as a scout, according to the Red Wings website. Lidstrom announced his retirement from the team in May after playing in the NHL for 20 seasons. Red Wings Assistant General Manager Jim Nill said Sunday that Lidstrom will remain with the organization as a scout, most likely in Europe, according to the website. "We haven't really sat down [and determined] to what extent, but he'll be in the organization and do everything he can to help us out," Nill said during a session of the Red Wings prospects camp. "We might bring him back here. It depends on the situation. His terms. We wanted to keep him in the organization." In his address to the media in May, Lidstrom spoke of …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Red Wings have called for an announcement at 11 a.m.
The Detroit Red Wings announced they will be holding a press conference Thursday morning with defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and general manager Ken Holland. So the big question on everyone's mind is, is Lidstrom retiring? Lidstrom, 42, lives in Novi with his family during the hockey season and has been debating whether to retire after playing for 20 seasons in the NHL. He has won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris trophies, which recognize the top defensive player in the NHL each year. What do you think - will Lidstrom be retiring? How will the Red Wings handle the loss?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Local police and firefighters will take on Red Wings and local celebrities to raise money for area charities.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Former Detroit Red Wing Joe Kocur, along with other local celebrities and Red Wing alumni, is hosting the Third Annual Joe Kocur and Celebrity Friends Softball Tournament on Saturday at Duck Lake Pines in Highland. This year's event is in honor of Kendal Lividini, a Hartland High School student who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. The event will feature Kocur and his friends playing against policemen and firefighters from Milford, White Lake and Highland. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. Over the past three years, Kocur said, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities. "We expect to exceed $50,000 this year," he said. "This is our third season hosting this event," he said. "With all the help of the …