Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The team's warmups at Compuware Arena in Plymouth are open to public.
While its home venue, Joe Louis Arena, is booked for the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit Red Wings are offering fans a chance to see the team prepare for its lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season in Plymouth. The Red Wings opened training camp Sunday before about 2,000 fans at Compuware Arena, 14900 Beck Road, in Plymouth, according to the Detroit Free Press, and began a second session at noon Monday. The team returns to Plymouth at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and will hold its Red vs. White game later that evening, beginning at 6 p.m. The Red vs. White contest also will be carried live by both Fox Sports Detroit, with Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond and Larry Murphy calling the shots, and on 1270 AM with Ken Kal and Paul Woods. The …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Will you support the season after the National Hockey League's lockout, which lasted for nearly four months amidst union disputes? Leave a comment!
With the National Hockey League lockout officially over, the Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2013 schedule. The Wings will play 48 games in 99 days as Detroit looks to extend its 21-season playoff streak, the longest current streak in professional sports. Tickets to all 24 of the Red Wings’ 2013 home games are set to go on sale Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. [Will you support the Wings' season after the lockout, which lasted for nearly four months amidst union disputes? Leave a comment!] The Red Wings are acknowledging the lack of support fans might feel. That's why they've announced the "Thanks for sticking with us" initiative – a 35-hour no-fee promise for ticket-buyers. The club and Ticketmaster will have no fees for any …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Wyandotte man began his career with the Red Wings in 1949 and worked in radio and TV before becoming public address announcer.
When Red Wings radio color commentator Paul Woods came to Detroit as a young player in 1977, he first met Budd Lynch. At the time, Lynch served as Detroit's public relations director, one of several hats the longtime Wyandotte resident would wear in his 63 years with the Red Wings organization. Lynch, who died Tuesday at age 95 after battling a brief illness at a local rehabilitation center, most recently served as the Red Wings' public address announcer, a post he held from 1985 though last season. He first came to Detroit in 1949 as a radio play-by-play announcer and was the longest-tenured Red Wings employee in the organization's history, according to the team. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch acknowledged Lynch's legacy with the team. “Budd…
Monday, July 9, 2012
View photos of the former Detroit Red Wing's house.
Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom's house at 47725 Bellagio Drive in Novi has been sold, according to Realtor John Goodman. The house, which was built in 2004, was listed for $2.9 million, but Goodman said the house was not sold for the full listing price. The home had been on the market for 21 days, according to AOL Real Estate. Goodman could not release the name of the person who bought the house, who he said made a cash offer and is filling out the paperwork Tuesday. Goodman said the sale was the highest sale in Bellagio, but could not release the purchase price. The house in Bellagio is 6,956 square feet and is in the Northville School District. It has five bedrooms with five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. The house has a four…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Detroit hockey team schedules a press conference for 11 a.m.
The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for Thursday morning and the guest stars will be defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and general manager Ken Holland. So the big question on everyone's mind is, is team captain Lidstrom retiring? Lidstrom, 42, who lives in Novi with his family during the hockey season, has been debating whether to retire after playing for 20 seasons in the NHL. He has won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris trophies, which recognize the top defensive player in the NHL each year. What do you think - will Lidstrom announce his retirement? And if so, how do you think the Red Wings handle the loss?
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A recent survey taken of state voters indicates Republicans prefer the Tigers over the Lions while Democrats pick the Lions.
So, it's time to vote. No, not in the presidential primary — what we want to know is, which professional sports team in Detroit is your favorite? A recent survey of 560 Michigan voters questioned Feb. 10-12 shows the Tigers are the current favorite out of all four major professional sports franchises in Metro Detroit. The Tigers edged the Lions football team, 29 percent to 27 percent, despite being the least-favorite among respondents who identified themselves as African-American. The poll by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC, has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent. Meanwhile, Republicans questioned prefer the Tigers over the Lions by 36 percent to 27 percent, while Democrats pick the Lions over the Tigers, 32 percent to …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Six Detroit players, coach and general manager scheduled to collect donations in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Members of the Detroit Red Wings will be sporting red kettles Friday in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy to raise money for the Salvation Army, according to a news release from the team. Coach Mike Babcock and Ken Holland, the team's executive vice president and general manager, will collect donations from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Hiller's Market in downtown Northville. Holland is serving as the honorary chairman for the Salvation Army's 2011 Red Kettle Campaign for the sixth straight year, according to the news release. Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula of the Red Wings will be at the Kroger in Plymouth. Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm will collect donations in front of Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Fans at …