Red Wings’ former Blues brace for St. Louis return
Ever since Steve Yzerman took over as the Detroit Red Wings general manager nearly four years ago, he has seemingly had a direct line to Doug Armstrong, his St. Louis counterpart. Yzerman has made four trades with St. Louis and signed a free agent from the Blues, and those players have made a significant impact. Some of them return to St. Louis tonight when the Red Wings visit the Blues (8 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). But at the same time, it would be a lot sweeter going into St. Louis and getting a win. More: Red Wings happy but not surprised by Jakub Vrana’s early success in St. Louismlive.com
Dexter area’s new fire chief ready to boost staffing, plan for new station
“I think it’s an exciting time for the Dexter area and the Dexter Area Fire Department. In his new role, he’ll have to help guide the continued expansion of the fire department serving Dexter and some surrounding townships. His role is to provide Dexter City Council with the best information possible as the body makes a decision, which he expects in the coming weeks, he said. “I think the (Dexter Area Fire Department) Board had this planned all along. Along with the new Dexter fire station, Armstrong will be tasked with overseeing a significant expansion in department personnel.mlive.com
Assistant fire chief struck by semi while directing traffic near Ann Arbor I-94 exit
ANN ARBOR, MI - A tractor trailer struck a vehicle operated by a top Scio Township firefighter early Thursday morning, Dec. 15 while he was directing traffic around a crash on I-94 near an Ann Arbor exit. Assistant Chief Doug Armstrong wasn’t seriously injured, according to Scio Fire Chief Andrew Houde, though the fire department SUV he was in was left badly dented, missing a side mirror and with other damage. The crash left the Scio fire vehicle out of commission, with damage to both driver’s side doors, broken wheels and ripped sheet metal. The driver of the semi was issued a citation for the incident, according to Michigan State Police officials. More from The Ann Arbor News:Robotics event hosted by Ann Arbor District Library serves as tune-up for seasonLegal agreement with township allows 159-acre solar farm in rural Washtenaw County to go aheadUniversity of Michigan dorm plans may be opportunity for Treeline trailSentencing for Michigan DT Mazi Smith delayed until after end of seasonmlive.com
New Red Wings Jake Walman, Oskar Sundqvist eager for ‘new chapter’
Oskar Sundqvist and Jake Walman were on the plane Monday in St. Louis, preparing to depart for Washington, when they got a call from Blues general manager Doug Armstrong telling them they had been traded to the Detroit Red Wings. It was the start of a hectic 20 hours that culminated Tuesday in their first Red Wings practice prior to their debut tonight at Little Caesars Arena against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:30, Bally Sports Detroit). “Get off, find your suitcase and your stuff and right after that (Red Wings GM Steve) Yzerman called and welcomed me and said there was someone that wanted to talk to me. “(Former Red Wings defenseman and current Washington Capital) Nick Jensen has done a really good job of that over his career. But it’s a new chapter now and we’re ready to go.”More: Steve Yzerman defers comment on coach Jeff Blashillmlive.com
Firefighters douse blaze at former Pizza Hut building in Scio Twp.
SCIO TWP., MI — Several fire departments responded to a fire early Saturday morning at a former Pizza Hut building in Scio Township. Smoke was also coming out of different areas of the roof, Armstrong said. The Dexter, Ann Arbor City, Ann Arbor Township, Pittsfield Township, Chelsea and Superior Township departments assisted in putting out the fire, according to Armstrong. No one was injured in the fire, and while the building suffered significant damage, Armstrong said the structure itself is intact. The gas line to the building – which has been vacant since 2015 – had been turned off, but the building still had active electricity, Armstrong said.mlive.com
Pietrangelo leaves Blues, embraces new challenge with Vegas
FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Florida Panthers' Aleksi Saarela (28) chase after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Louis. The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms on a $61.6 million, seven-year contract with top free agent Pietrangelo, a person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)Alex Pietrangelo heard it can snow in Las Vegas and wasn't worried about bundling up his four children if necessary. After leaving the Blues he led to the 2019 title to sign a $61.6 million contract with the Golden Knights, Pietrangelo hopes to play a big role in getting the young franchise to the top of the NHL. Talking with Foley and seeing the other moves the Golden Knights have made to move into perennial Cup contention convinced Pietrangelo to put St. Louis in his past and sign with Vegas.
Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core
FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. The Blackhawks moved on from Corey Crawford, the Washington Capitals did the same with Braden Holtby, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded fellow goalie Matt Murray and forward Patric Hornqvist and the St. Louis Blues signing Torey Krug means captain Alex Pietrangelo will sign elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core
FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. Hornqvist was “blindsided” the Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to trade him. The past several weeks have featured several recent Stanley Cup winners breaking up their championship core by saying goodbye to a key player with his name on the trophy. The agitating, go-to-the-net winger helped Pittsburgh win the Cup in 2016 and 2017.
Blues Bouwmeester Collapse Brings Back Scary Memory For Wings Fans
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert and moving his arms and legs as he was transported from the arena. After a couple of minutes, Bouwmeester was taken out on a stretcher through a tunnel next to the Blues bench and transported to an Orange County hospital. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the Blues bench. The last player to collapse on an NHL bench was Dallas forward Rich Peverley in 2014. Bouwmeester is in his 17th NHL season and has for that time been known for his strong skating and conditioning.detroit.cbslocal.com
"He is doing very well": St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester recovering after collapsing, team says
St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (19) controls the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode during the first period of Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Mark J. Terrill / APArmstrong and players lauded the Ducks and Blues medical staffs for their quick work. Each medical team regularly rehearses the evacuation of a severely injured player before the season and all players are screened for serious cardiac conditions. The last player to collapse on an NHL bench before Bouwmeester was Dallas forward Rich Peverley in 2014.cbsnews.com