ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

I ran into Tomas Holmstrom on Thursday at the Big House in Ann Arbor.

He hitched a ride with the NHL's refrigeration truck, which arrived Thursday from Toronto. Homer says he's a little bummed he's not playing in this year's Winter Classic, but he's enjoying retirement.

He says most of his time is spent taking his daughter to her hockey games and she's "better than most of the boys."

As for the alumni game NYE at Comerica Park, he said he hasn't practiced much, but he'll be ready.

"We have to beat those Canadians!"

-- Jamie Edmonds, Local 4 Sports Reporter