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Detroit Tigers, Red Wings Owner Mike Ilitch Dead at 87

Multiple sources are reporting that Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and the founder of Little Caesars Pizza has died today at 87.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Tyler Bertuzzi Recalled to the Red Wings

The news is out today, 21 year old Tyler Bertuzzi is Recall to play for the Detroit Red Wings.

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Olbermann Tribute To Gordie Howe Touching.

Keith Olbermann does a lot of things right. He also does many things loud and boisterous. And on a rare occasion, he sermonizes perfectly.

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Grand Rapids Griffin Scores Twice In Nine Seconds!

The Griffins, being the farm team of the Red Wings, have 2 jobs. Try and win the Calder Cup and get players ready for the NHL. And they have done a pretty good job of both. One of the Red Wings prospects, Teemu Pulkkinen, is turning into one of those stars.

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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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2014 NHL Winter Classic: Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs [Video]

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic has the Detroit Red Wings facing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The two NHL teams are playing outside in front of more than 105,000 at The Big House of Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich...

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Red Wings + Griffins = History?

The Red Wings still have a way to go to win he Stanley Cup. They are up on Chicago 3-1, but they then have to get past either San Jose or the defending champion LA Kings. THEN they would have to beat the Eastern Champs. That could be Boston or Pittsburgh. A long way to go.

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Red Wings Schedule Announced…Yay!

The Red Wings official schedule was announced yesterday! NHL hockey is back! Yay! The Griffins and college is great, don't get me wrong, but the NHL is the NHL. Next thing the league needs to do--Fire Bettman!

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Red Wings Announcer Budd Lynch Dies At 95

Sad news out of Hockeytown today. Red Wings announcer and PA announcer Budd Lynch has passed away at 95. Lynch was one of the lone ties to the Winged Wheel glory days of the 50's to the Cup winning teams of the 90's and 2000's. His distinctive voice had been gracing Joe Louis Arena since 1982.

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Hockey In June! Griffins Have A New Coach!

The Griffs and the Red Wings made it official today! The new head coach of the AHL team is West Michigan's own Jeff Blashill! The former Red Wings assistant and Western Michigan University coach is the new head man in the Griffins organization! The announcement broke on Twitter today, and was even a trending topic! Go Griffs!

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BREAKING NEWS: Red Wings, Lidstrom Schedule Press Conference For Thursday @ 11am.

Hmmmm. Wonder what this is about. Like you couldn't see the writing on the wall. It MIGHT be to announce Nick is signing a one year contract to stick around. But more than likely it has to do with Mr Lidstrom's 20 year playing career coming to an end.

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Pavel Datsyuk trades in his #13 for fallen teammate, friend and countryman Ruslan Salei during training Camp in Traverse City.
Pavel Datsyuk trades in his #13 for fallen teammate, friend and countryman Ruslan Salei during training Camp in Traverse City.
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Fallen Former Red Wing Remembered In Traverse City

As many NHL players head over to Europe during the summer to play in other leagues, such players as Defenseman Ruslan Salei, former assistant coach Brad McCrimmon and Wings prospect Stefan Liv, who has been playing here in Grand Rapids with the Griffins along with 40 other players were killed Friday September 9th in a plane crash near a river just north of Moscow.  The Kontinental Hockey League's "Lokomotiv" hockey team icluded such NHL stars as Pavol Demitra along with Salei.

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