Sure it's a spectacle, a stunt. But it's also the ultimate throwback, to how hockey was first played. After missing last year due to Covid, the annual outdoor NHL Winter Classic is set for New Years Night
It's been a very heavy week in the world of hockey. While ESPN and other sports sites have reported on what happened 11 years ago with a Chicago Blackhawks player being sexually assaulted by a coach, there's hasn't been much in the mainstream news. In 2010, team management chose to sit on the story for three weeks, in the name of team chemistry.
The Kalamazoo Wings have a new parent club, the Columbus Blue Jackets (of the NHL) and more directly, the Cleveland Monsters (of the AHL). Here's some trivia, the Monsters are owned by Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert.
Ron Hextall probably doesn't have time to celebrate and reflect on what he did 32 years ago yesterday. It's NHL trade deadline day and he's busy getting his new team, Pittsburgh, into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
“Our top priority has always been the health and safety of our fans, players, coaches and staff at Wings Event Center, and we determined it was in the best interest of our hockey community to sit out this season.