Lucas Raymond earns place in history alongside Red Wings legends
OK, nobody is comparing the Detroit Red Wings prized rookie to franchise legends, but for one memorable night, Raymond earned a place next to those names. “Of course, it feels great,” Raymond said. The Red Wings began training camp with Filip Zadina on the top line. “He’s getting a hell of an opportunity, and he’s earned some of it. I’m trying to get in there more and more.”More: Seider, Raymond usher in new era for Red Wingsmlive.com
Lucas Raymond’s historic night lifts Red Wings past Blackhawks
It was a historic night for the Detroit Red Wings rookie. The Red Wings (3-2-1) got well following losses to previously winless Calgary (3-0) and Montreal (6-1). The Red Wings needed to kill three penalties, including a five-on-three power play for 1:34, midway through the third period to prevent the Blackhawks from mounting a comeback. Carter Rowney and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored goals for Detroit while Mitchell Stephens contributed a pair of assists. The Red Wings scored three goals in a span of 4:57 during the first half of the second period to take a 4-1 lead.mlive.com
Gordie Howe digital art up for auction to mark 75th anniversary of debut
Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe made his NHL debut 75 years ago this month. The Howe Foundation is commemorating the anniversary with a six-day auction of The Gentl9man 2021 NFT Art Collection that begins Friday. “Gordie Howe, the man, was far greater than Gordie Howe, the hockey player,” Howe’s son, Mark, the Red Wings director of pro scouting, said. Gordie Howe died on June 10, 2016. The Howe Foundation benefits children in sports and women working in the business of sports.mlive.com
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill ‘awestruck’ playing golf with Nicklaus, Trevino and Izzo
– As head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill is around some of the greatest hockey players in the world on a daily basis. Nicklaus and Trevino are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame and are two of the most recognizable names in golf history. Although Blashill won championships at every level he coached at before assuming the Red Wings head coaching job in 2014, he doesn’t possess the resume of his three playing partners. Blashill laughed when he was jokingly asked if he gave any golf tips to Nicklaus or Trevino. And he admitted to being nervous when hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th as well as the opening tee shot on No.mlive.com
Patrick Marleau poised to pass Gordie Howe as NHL’s all-time games leader
Patrick Marleau has played at least one game against 37 percent of players who have played in the NHL’s 104-year history (3,009 of 8,100). Now Marleau is poised to become the league’s all-time games played leader. NHL’s all-time games played leaders1. Patrick Marleau 1,7673. Brent Burns 1,157Lonest active games played streaks1.mlive.com
A look at Alex Trebek’s most memorable ‘Jeopardy!’ moments
DETROIT – As Alex Trebek’s final episodes of “Jeopardy!” air all this week we are taking a look back on the career that made him a true television icon. With more than 9,000 shows recorded, Trebek had plenty of memorable moments over the decades. For those unfamiliar with “Jeopardy!,” Trebek presented himself as scholarly, serious, reserved -- all business, but he was really a down-to-earth person who had a bit of a wacky sense of humor. There were a few unexpected events over the years on “Jeopardy!” -- even a handful of wedding proposals. Even at age 80 and in stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Trebek brought optimism to the show ever day.
A look at Alex Trebek’s love for ‘Hockeytown’ Detroit
DETROIT – As Alex Trebek’s final episodes of “Jeopardy!” air all this week we are taking a look back on the career that made him a true television icon. Here is how Trebek’s love of sports gave him a special connection to Detroit. Hockey is what made the Detroit connection with Trebek. Growing up he idolized the championship Red Wings of the 1950s and in particular hockey legend Gordie Howe. While Trebek had many fans in this country, he was a national hero in Canada especially among hockey fans.
Foes of new Detroit-Canada bridge lose key court decision
DETROIT The Michigan appeals court ruled in favor of the state Thursday in a challenge to a second bridge being built between Detroit and Canada. Companies controlled by the Moroun family, owners of the Ambassador Bridge, sued over the condemnation of land to make room for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Canada assumed financial responsibility for the project, and any money spent by Michigan is reimbursed by Canada, the appeals court said. While some Michigan funds might be used momentarily, no Michigan funds are ultimately expended under the crossing agreement.The Legislature requires the Transportation Department to keep it informed with various reports, the court said. The bridge, named for a native of Canada who played hockey for the Detroit Red Wings, is expected to open in 2024.
It has been 3 years since Gordie Howe left us
DETROIT Gordie Howe died June 10, 2016 at age 88. It's a little unsettling to think it's been three years already without the hockey icon. Howe played more than 1,700 games in the NHL and scored more than 800 goals -- only Wayne Gretzky has more. Watch: File footage of Red Wings legend Gordie HoweIn Detroit, he is a legend. Take a moment to remember him with this tribute:
On this day: October 15
1989: Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, passing Gordie Howe's 1,850 career points with goal to tie a game between his current team, the Los Angeles Kings, and his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, at 4-4. He would score again in overtime to give the Kings the win. By the time he retired in 1999, Gretzky had collected a total of 2,857 points in his career. Hide Caption