Thursday, March 14, 2013
L'Anse Creuse North graduate Steven Oleksy has been signed by the Washington Capitals and already has made his mark in the NHL.
Steven Oleksy, a L'Anse Creuse North graduate and Chesterfield Township native, has been signed by the Washington Capitals and recently made a big "hit" in the NHL. In a video posted on YouTube, Oleksy took on fellow Michigan native Drayson Bowman of the Carolina Hurricanes March 12 in a fight. The Macomb County native - in his first fight - showed he could be an enforcer for the Capitals.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The NHL and Players' Union reportedly have reached an agreement to end the lockout. While there is an agreement to return to work, will you return to watch the NHL?
Labor peace may finally be returning to the NHL after the league and players reportedly reached an agreement to end the 113-day lockout, the Huffpost Detroit reported. The league will reportedly try to schedule a 48-game season. When hockey returns, will you watch? Share your opinion in our poll?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Detroit hockey fans take to Twitter to hope for a new star as free agency kicks off Monday.
Detroit Red Wings fans on Monday helped fuel the beginning of the NHL's free agency period with rumors and discussion of where hockey's brightest stars would land. Would All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter leave Nashville for Hockeytown, effectively replacing future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom on the Red Wings' first line after the 20-year veteran retired in May? Could the American forward Zach Parise, considered by Yahoo! Sports to be the most-coveted free agent in hockey, pick Detroit over scores of other teams? The Red Wings also bid farewell to forward Jiri Hudler, who played on the team's top six last season. Hudler signed a contract worth $16 million with Calgary on Monday. To date, forwards Jordin Tootoo and Mikael Samuelsson have …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Superstar defenseman caps 20-season NHL career in Detroit.
It's official. Longtime Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is retiring. Lidstrom, 42, lives in Novi with his family during the hockey season and had been debating whether to retire after playing for 20 seasons in the NHL. Lidstrom announced his decision Thursday during a press conference alongside Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch and general manager Ken Holland. Lidstrom was named captain of the Red Wings for the 2006-07 season following the retirement of longtime captain Steve Yzerman. In his address to the media, Lidstrom thanked Holland for assembling a competitive Detroit team each year. "I never even wanted to leave Detroit," he said. "I always believed in this team, and this organization and what they would do to win another …