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WINGS THINGS Red Wings Team History .................................... 5 Red Wings in the Community............................. 17 CCHA Update .................................................. 21 Your 2010 -11 Detroit Red Wings...................... 25 Hockeytown Trivia ............................................ 35 Detroit Red Wings Welcome Back ..................... 47 Coaches Corner: Q&A with Mike Babcock ........... 59 Alumni Reunion with Jim Shoenfeld..................... 63 Detroit Red Wings Photo of the Month ............... 67 Wings & Things with Kris Draper ....................... 69 Dining & Beverage Guide ............................. 72 -73 Ticket & Seating Information .............................. 77 Red Wings Game Schedule ............................... 79

GAME DAY LIVE Game Notes ................................................... 39 Today’s Line-Up ..........................................40 - 41

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In Position to Win ....... 6 By Jeff Sanford

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DETROIT RED WINGS - HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Owner/Governor..........................................................................MIKE ILITCH Owner/Secretary-Treasurer....................................................... MARIAN ILITCH President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings, Inc..................................CHRISTOPHER ILITCH Senior Vice President/Alternate Governor..................................JIM DEVELLANO Exec. Vice President/General Manager/Alternate Governor............ KEN HOLLAND Vice President/Assistant General Manager............................................JIM NILL Advisor to Hockey Operations.................................................... CHRIS CHELIOS Senior Vice President of Operations & Legal Affairs.....................ROBERT E. CARR Assistant General Manager of Hockey Administration...................... RYAN MARTIN Executive Assistant..................................................................... KATHI WYATT Head Coach............................................................................MIKE BABCOCK Associate Coaches.............................. PAUL MacLEAN AND BRAD McCRIMMON Goaltending Coach....................................................................... JIM BEDARD Video Coach...................................................................... KEITH MCKITTRICK Director of Pro Scouting................................................................MARK HOWE Pro Scouts......................GLENN MERKOSKY, BRUCE HARALSON, KIRK MALTBY Director of Amateur Scouting...................................................JOE McDONNELL Amateur Scouts.................................. MARK LEACH, DAVID KOLB, JEFF FINLEY Director of European Scouting............................................HAKAN ANDERSSON European Scouts...............VLADIMIR HAVLUJ, NIKOLAI VAKOUROV, ARI VOURI Part-Time Scout.......................................................................... MARTY STEIN Director of Player Development.....................................................JIRI FISCHER Athletic Therapist......................................................................PIET VAN ZANT Assistant Athletic Therapist...................................................... RUSS BAUMANN Equipment Manager.................................................................... PAUL BOYER Assistant Equipment Managers........................JOHN REMEJES, ADAM SHEEHAN Team Masseur............................................................... SERGEI TCHEKMAREV Team Masseuse.................................................................... LYNNE NEWMAN Medical Director....................................................... DONALD W. WEAVER, MD Team Physicians............... ANTHONY COLUCCI, DO; DOUGLAS G. PLAGENS, MD Team Dentists................................. DR. JEFFREY BOOGREN, DR. RANDY FREIJ DETROIT RED WINGS - BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Vice President of Finance..................................................... PAUL MacDONALD General Accountant..............................................................BRIDGET MERRITT Accounting Administrative Assistant............................................... JULIE DAILEY Senior Director of Communications................................................. JOHN HAHN Detroit Red Wings Foundation Director...........................................ANNE HAYES Media Relations Manager..............................................................TODD BEAM Community Relations Coordinator.......................................CHRISTY HAMMOND Public Relations Coordinator......................................................RICK BOWNESS Director of Marketing................................................................. ROB MATTINA Executive Producer, Event Entertainment.................................AYRON SEQUEIRA Marketing Manager..............................................................KIMBERLY PALTER Marketing Coordinator..................................................................JIM BIEWER Fan Development/Youth Hockey Manager......................................PHIL PIERCE Manager of Retention & Service............................................ MOLLY WURDACK Manager of Inside Sales..............................................................MIKE MARTIN Senior Ticket Service Retention Representative............................. RACHEL LUPO

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DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM HISTORY

HISTORY BEHIND THE NAME Detroit joined the NHL for the 1926-27 season and was known as the Cougars. After an unsuccessful four years of play, coach Jack Adams thought a name change might help spur a winning season. The name was changed to the Falcons beginning with the 1930-31 season. When James Norris, Sr. purchased the hockey franchise in 1932, he changed the name a third time to the Red Wings. Red was a part of the name because the existing uniforms were red and white.

TEAM COLORS Little is known about why red and white were chosen for the team’s colors back in 1926. However, red is an emotionally charged color, demonstrating passion, strength, energy, fire and excitement. And initially, the sport of ice hockey, with roots dating back to the mid-1880s, was played outdoors surrounded by snow, thus the color white. The colors of red and white do indeed seem fitting for an energetic hockey team that provides so much excitement to its fans.

THE LOGO After James Norris, Sr. changed the name from the Falcons to the Red Wings, he searched for a new logo. He was reminded of the logo worn by the Montreal Winged Wheelers – an amateur hockey team he had played for years before as member of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association. That logo’s wheeled center seemed quite appropriate for Detroit, a city that had put the world on wheels, and the wing would denote speed as the players soared around the rink in smooth flight.

EVOLUTION OF THE LOGO The original Red Wings logo was rather crude, but it has been refined over the years. When Mike and Marian Ilitch purchased the team in 1982, they enlarged the logo on the game jerseys to demonstrate the pride they felt for the hockey team and the franchise’s long and rich history.

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NICK-NAME: Nicklas Lidstrom is in prime position to win his seventh Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. And while he is among the league’s elite defensemen in total points, it’s his attention to detail and flawless execution on the ice that has earned him the nickname The Perfect Human.

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ockeytown legend Nicklas Lidstrom is no stranger to making history. Back in 2008, the Red Wings’ captain became the oldest player in NHL history to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy — awarded each year to the league’s best overall defenseman — at the tender age of 38. Three years later, No. 5 is looking to break that record again. Lidstrom, who turns 41 on April 28, is playing as if he’s in the prime of his career and has again established himself as a top Norris contender — all at an age at which most players swing more golf clubs than hockey sticks. Through 56 games, Lidstrom was second among defensemen in points, just behind Phoenix’s Keith Yandle, and third in goals.

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But statistics, especially in Lidstrom’s case, can’t tell the whole story. The intangibles, such as his Zen-like attention to detail and flawless execution, make up an essential part of his game and have earned him the eerily accurate nickname The Perfect Human. “Just the way he gets to the boards, he always knows where he has to be on the ice,” said teammate and fellow defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.“He’s always in the right position. It doesn’t always have to be a great play, but he always makes the right play.” Lidstrom and the Norris Trophy, which is named in honor of NHL icon and former Wings owner James Norris, have quite the history together. Lidstrom has won the award six times in the last nine


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TEAM LIDSTROM: Defenseman Shea Weber (6) was chosen by Lidstrom to be one of his 2011 All-Star Game teammates. Weber, also a Norris Trophy candidate, showed great respect for his All-Star captain calling him “one of the best defensemen of all time.”

seasons, taking the trophy home in three consecutive years from 2001-2003, with another three-peat between 2006-2008. Since the NHL started giving out the award following the 1953-54 season, only two players — legendary defensemen Bobby Orr (eight) and Doug Harvey (seven) — have won it more. But this season just feels different. Winning the Norris at 38 was remarkable; winning the award at 41 just doesn’t seem possible. Yet Lidstrom’s age-defying season is making players and fans rethink what can be done these days. Clearly, Lidstrom is a special, once-ina-generation player. Sports Illustrated 10

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named him “NHL Player of the Decade” in 2009, and the respect he commands around the league is unparalleled. Defenseman Shea Weber, captain of Detroit’s division rivals the Nashville Predators and another top Norris contender this season, had the pleasure of playing for Team Lidstrom during the 2011 All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C. “It was obviously a pleasure,” said Weber. “He’s one of the best defenseman of all time and it’s just special for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it’s definitely something I’ll never forget.” They may battle over Central Division standings, but Weber said he doesn’t feel


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CONCENTRATING ON HIS GAME: Lidstrom has never been one to let the Norris Trophy race weigh heavily on his mind. “I always see that (the Norris Trophy) as being a bonus.” However, Lidstrom is quick to admit that it would be an honor to receive his seventh Norris Trophy at this stage of his career.

like he’s competing with Lidstrom for the trophy. “No, no,” said Weber, laughing. “He’s having a great year, without a doubt. I think he’s going to win it. There’s a couple of other guys that have a good chance, too. But I definitely wasn’t thinking about (the competition) at all.” For the man himself, however, the Norris Trophy does not seem to weigh heavy on his mind. “I never thought of the Norris being a priority for me,” Lidstrom said. “I always see that as being a bonus. Having a good year, a solid year, just having a chance to be nominated.” 12

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Despite being one of the most decorated players in the league, the always-modest Lidstrom was quick to point out what an honor receiving the Norris is. “It would mean a lot to be one of the players nominated for that award,” he said. “Especially getting up there in age. Having won it in the past, it’s still an honor to be nominated.” Regardless of what happens on June 22 when the trophy is awarded in Las Vegas, having a season like Lidstrom is having at the age of 40 is no small feat. But if he keeps up the incredible play he has displayed all season long, it will be very difficult to deny Lidstrom that seventh Norris.


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the Red Wings game on television. They also played some mini-sticks hockey in the Community Living Center. For Modano, the experience of sharing some time with those who have sacrificed so much for a nation, was overwhelming. “It really is tough, because a couple of them are homeless and they’re living there, and a lot of them are not in touch with their families anymore,” Modano said. “Hopefully it lightened up their day a little bit as we watched a little bit of the game together, and hung out. … It was certainly an honor to meet them.”

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DETROIT RED WINGS JUSTIN ABDELKADER

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Born: February 25, 1987 Muskegon, MI - USA

Born: February 2, 1975 Sudbury, ON - Canada

Pos: LW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’1” Wt: 215 lbs.

Pos: RW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’3” Wt: 225 lbs.

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PAVEL DATSYUK

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Born: December 18, 1978 Carbonear, NL - Canada

Born: July 20, 1978 Sverdlovsk, Russia

Pos: RW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’0” Wt: 210 lbs.

Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 5’11” Wt: 197 lbs.

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Born: May 24, 1971 Toronto, ON - Canada

Born: May 1, 1984 Calgary, AB - Canada

Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 5’10” Wt: 190 lbs.

Pos: RW Shoots: Right Ht: 5’11” Wt: 190 lbs.

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Born: March 2, 1984 Karlskrona, Sweden

Born: March 20, 1984 Vantaa, Finland

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’5” Wt: 220 lbs.

Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 6’0” Wt: 193 lbs.

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Born: December 23, 1979 Vetlanda, Sweden

Born: January 21, 1987 St. Andrews, MB - Canada

Pos: RW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’2” Wt: 220 lbs.

Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 5’11” Wt: 195 lbs.

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Born: January 23, 1973 Pitea, Sweden

Born: March 26, 1984 Syracuse, NY - USA

Pos: LW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’0” Wt: 205 lbs.

Pos: G Catches: Left Ht: 6’0” Wt: 210 lbs.

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Born: January 4, 1984 Olomouc, Czech Republic

Born: March 26, 1980 Agawam, MA - USA

Pos: LW Shoots: Left Ht: 5’9” Wt: 178 lbs.

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’1” Wt: 215 lbs.

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Born: February 10, 1987 Sumperk, Czech Republic

Born: January 12, 1981 Stockholm, Sweden

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’3” Wt: 210 lbs.

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’0” Wt: 190 lbs.

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Born: April 28, 1970 Vasteras, Sweden

Born: February 17, 1984 Dover, NJ - USA

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’1” Wt: 193 lbs.

Pos: LW Shoots: Left Ht: 6’2” Wt: 170 lbs.

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Born: June 7, 1970 Livonia, MI - USA

Born: January 20, 1988 Maribor, Slovenia

Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 6’3” Wt: 212 lbs.

Pos: RW Shoots: Right Ht: 5’11” Wt: 184 lbs.

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Born: November 26, 1972 Peace River, AB - Canada

Born: September 28, 1973 Dearborn, MI - USA

Pos: G Catches: Left Ht: 5’10” Wt: 180 lbs.

Pos: D Shoots: Right Ht: 5’10” Wt: 195 lbs.

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Born: February 8, 1989 Mimico, ON - Canada

Born: November 2, 1974 Minsk, Belarus

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’2” Wt: 195 lbs.

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’1” Wt: 212 lbs.

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Born: November 6, 1979

Born: December 1, 1990 Ilava, Slovakia

Pos: D Shoots: Left Ht: 6’2” Wt: 215 lbs.

Pos: LW Shoots: Left Ht: 5’11” Wt: 176 lbs.

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Born: October 9, 1980 Njurunda, Sweden

Head Coach In his sixth year as Wings head coach.

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Pos: C Shoots: Left Ht: 5’11” Wt: 195 lbs.

PAUL MacCLEAN

BRAD McCRIMMON

Assistant Coach In his sixth year as Wings assistant coach.

Assistant Coach In his third year as Wings assistant coach.

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Goaltending Coach In his 14th year as Wings goaltending coach.

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How well do you know this month’s opponents? Test your knowledge with this quiz that looks at NHL history involving the Capitals, Penguins, Canucks, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Blues, and Wild. 1. Which former Red Wing helped lead the Capitals to the 1998 Stanley Cup fi nals before eventually being swept by Detroit? A. Aaron Ward B. Mike Ramsey C. Shawn Burr D. Adam Oates 2. What former structure stood at the site of Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, and is rumored to have paranormal activity? A. Former Civil War battlefi eld B. An Ohio penitentiary C. An old sports arena D. A fi re department 3. Which Michigan (Grosse Pointe Woods) native did the Predators take with the second overall pick in the 1998 NHL draft? A. David Legwand B. Greg Johnson C. Mike Dunham D. Adam Hall 4. How many times did former Pittsburgh Penguin great, Jaromir Jagr, win the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the league leader in scoring? A. 2 B. 5 C. 3 D. 6 5. Which Big Ten school did Canucks forward, and Livonia, Mich., native Ryan Kesler attend and play one season? A. Michigan B. Michigan State C. Ohio State D. Wisconsin 6. What year did the Red Wings and Maple Leafs fi rst play in a seven game Stanley Cup fi nals? A. 1942 B. 1945 C. 1940 D. 1950 7. Before winning the 2010 Stanley Cup, when was the Blackhawks’ previous championship? A. 1992 B.1973 C. 1965 D.1961 8. Before his trade to St. Louis in 1995, which organization drafted Chris Pronger with the second overall pick in the 1993 NHL draft? A. New Jersey Devils B. Edmonton Oilers C. Philadelphia Flyers D. Hartford Whalers 9. Before Johan Franzen’s fi ve goal game (Feb. 2, 2011), which Minnesota Wild player was the last NHL star to score as many goals in a game? A. Brian Rolston B. Pavol Demitra C. Marian Gaborik D. Mikko Koivu 10. In 2006, the Hurricanes won their fi rst Stanley Cup in franchise history. Who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs MVP? A. Rod Brind’Amour B. Justin Williams C. Cam Ward D. Eric Staal ANSWERS: 1 (D) Oates played four seasons with the Wings. He was later traded to Caps by Bruins in seven-player deal in 1997; 2 (B) Nationwide Arena, which opened in 2000, was built on the site of an old Ohio penitentiary that opened in 1834; 3 (A) Legwand played for the Plymouth Whalers before being drafted by Nashville; 4 (B) Jagr was the first European player to win the Ross Trophy in 1995; 5 (C) In Kesler’s lone season with the Buckeyes – 2002-03 – he recorded 31 points in 40 games; 6 (A) The Wings jumped to a 3-0 series lead, but the Leafs won four straight, becoming the first NHL team to rebound from 0-3 down to win the Stanley Cup; 7 (D) Chicago defeated the Red Wings, 4-2, in the 1961 Cup finals; 8 (D) After the 1994-95 season the Whalers traded Pronger to St. Louis for Brendan Shanahan; 9 (C) Gaborik netted five against the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist in a 6-3 win for Minnesota on Dec. 20, 2007; 10 (C) Ward had an outstanding spring, finishing with a 2.14 GAA and .920 save percentage.

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MIGHTY MO’S RETURN: Veteran center Mike Modano is welcomed back by Red Wings’ fans at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena on Feb. 26. The Livonia native, who missed 41 games, returned to action – for the first time following wrist surgery – in the Wings’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Sabres. He was scoreless in his return with four shots in 13:46 of ice-time. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images).

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PLAYOFF IMPACT: Fillling-in for an injured Brian Rafalski, Jonathan Ericsson made a physical impact and played key minutes against the top line of the Anaheim Ducks during the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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The impressive rookie performance had Wings’ fans excited to see what Ericsson could do in a full NHL season. Yet last season, it appeared that the young defenseman took a step backward, recording only 13 points with minus-15 rating in 62 games. “He might have had a little too high of expectations for himself,” Kronwall said. “But I think this year he’s coming into his own. He’s really playing well back there and making that first easy pass and joining the rush. He’s got a great shot, good passer, moves his feet, so he’s got all the tools.” Those tools – along with his 6-foot-4 and 220-pound frame – have been on full display this season. The last person selected in the 2002 draft, Ericsson has already surpassed last year’s total in points, and is now fighting for the team lead in plus-minus. While he maintains that he has not changed much off the ice, Ericsson said he knows he has grown as a defenseman, with more improvements to come.


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SIMPLICITY IS KEY: After struggling through much of the 2009-10 season, Ericsson now tries to keep things simple which helps his performance in both the offensive and defensive zones.

“I try to work on the consistency of my game,” he said. “I’m trying to be consistent, be a guy the team can count on every night. I think I can be a little bit more physical out there, harder to play against and tougher to play against, so I’ve been trying to work on all those things.” Ericsson said that he tries to keep things simple on the ice now, which helps his performance at both ends of the ice. “I have been focusing on the defensive play mostly, and the offensive parts are going to come automatically, almost as a bonus,” he said. “So I’m just trying to focus on the defensive play, be consistent in my own end every night.” Ericsson credited his veteran teammates when he was asked how he stayed motivated during his struggles last season. 54

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“If you look at all the leaders and the veterans on this team, how hard they work on and off the ice every day, you can’t come in as a young player and not work as hard as they are,” he said. “You have to try to keep up with the same work ethic that they are putting out, so it’s inspiring to see all of those guys working so hard.” Kronwall said Ericsson has shown the mental toughness needed to excel at this level. “There’s no doubt that he’s motivated,” Kronwall said. “He’s one of those guys who works hard and he wants to be the best. It’s just about hard work, and that’s what he does. He can be a little bit too hard on himself sometimes, but that’s something he learned over the years too – to kind of let go and look forward – and I think he’s doing a great job of that this year.”


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MIKE BABCOCK I knew I wanted to be a Coach when … they wouldn’t let me play anymore, knowing in reality that I was a player-coach overseas at the time. For relaxation, I … like to spend time with my family. Obviously for me, the two most comfortable places for me are at home with my family and standing behind the bench. The other thing I like to do is hunt. I can’t live without … my family. My favorite player growing up was … Bobby Orr. The Coach I most admire in any sport is … Clare Drake, who coached at the University of Alberta; Scotty Bowman, who’s embraced life on learning and has the energy of a 45-year-old; and Bill Belichick in New England, who I think is one of the best coaches right now. My greatest moment as an athlete was … probably the World Student Games in ’85 representing Canada in Battle Creek, Mich. The one retired player I’d want my GM to deal for, no matter the price, is … Scott Stevens, who I wouldn’t mind having on this team right now. The last vacation I took was to … above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, hunting. My biggest role model in life … are my folks, no question. The best thing about my job is … the players and the interaction with young people at being the best in the world, and working at their craft each and every day. The worst job I ever had … was working at Intercontinental Packers in Saskatoon on the line, yet it was probably the best job, too, because then I knew what I didn’t want to do.

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Jim schoenfeld By Bill Roose Do you keep in touch with any of your former Red Wings teammates? If so, who? “I would say sporadically. Teammates that were here were teammates in other places. I was only here for a short period of time. But I would say that Derek Smith was one of my closest friends in the game, and he came to Detroit in the trade for Danny (Gare). So Derek and Danny for sure.” Which of the current Red Wings is your favorite? And why? “It’s hard for me to look past (Nicklas) Lidstrom. I think when Stevie Yzerman was here he was the class of the organization, and I think that moniker can easily fit Lidstrom.” What was your favorite memory as a Red Wing? “To be honest with you, in my time here, if I could rewind the clock a little, I would do things a little better. It was kind of toward the end of my career and like most players in the end you think that you should be playing a lot more than you are. … But same thing here as it was everywhere; it was the relationships that you make with the players, a lot of terrific guys. But in the year and a half that I was here, I wouldn’t say that there were a lot of team highlights.” Which of the guys you played with was the toughest? “Toughness is measured in different ways. When I was in Boston, Terry O’Reilly and I were teammates for a short period of time, but he was as tough and competitive as they came. Danny Gare, I always felt, was a highly competitive player, and he would go where he had to go to score the goal that needed to be scored. And he was willing to take on someone who was bigger.” Who had the biggest heart? “I think it goes back to the competitive people, the O’Reillys and the (Bob) Nystroms of the world, who I played with and against. (Bryan) Trottier and (Clark) Gilles, I thought those guys had tremendous heart, though I didn’t play with them. Again, I think Danny Gare, when you have to fight through what you need to, that’s a lot of heart.” How has the NHL changed since you played? “I think it’s changed in some ways dramatically, and in some ways not at all. The standard line is that the players are bigger and faster. That’s true. Each generation in any

sport, the level of excellence has the bar raised. For a time the four-minute mile was unheard of. But then someone breaks it so now it’s the standard. … The players coming in are more physically prepared to play the game.” Toughest team (other than the Red Wings) when you played? “I always felt that the Islanders were a real tough team because they could play the game any way you wanted to play it. Their skilled guys would play in the combative areas, the Nystroms, the Gilles, the Trottiers. They were big, strong and mobile, and when push came to shove they just played a hard, in-your-face game. Boston had a similar team, but didn’t have as high a level of skill.” What do you love most about the game? “The relationships. To me that’s the only thing that endures. The money will probably get spent by you, your wife, your kids, or somebody after you’re gone. Whatever fame you had will probably be forgotten. The only thing that endures is the wealth of the relationships that you build. We’ve been very blessed to be with quite a few organizations and we have a lot of close friends all around the world. The rest is all gravy if you have all of that.” What advice would you give to kids playing today? “It’s a hard thing to do, because there is such an emphasis on results and winning, but I would say somehow pull yourself back as an observer of yourself, and realize just how enjoyable this thing is. Ever since we’re little piss-pots we’re players and then we make it and we forget that this is a dream come true. Just keep gritting your teeth and be the best that you can be that day, and then try to raise the bar a little bit higher the next day.”

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FOOT RACE: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk battles New York Rangers center Brandon Dubinsky for a loose puck at Joe Louis Arena on Feb. 7. For Datsyuk, it was his first game back after a broken wrist sidelined the Wings’ star for 19 games. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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22

16

21

23

ANA

25

26

28

27

PHX

30

NSH

NOVEM BER SUN

MON

1

TUES

2

WED 3

CGY

4

FRI

THURS 5

EDM

8

9

10

11

14

15

16

17

21

22

23

24

29

30

PHX

TUES

MON

6

SJ

7

13

LA

14

1

DAL

8

22

27

28

29

SUN

MON

TUES

MON

3

4

5:00

EDM

2

10

16 23/30

WED

ANA

CBJ

PIT

22

23

27

28

CHI

29

30

LA

9

10

ANA

STL

VAN DAL

10:00

MTL

16

17

CHI

STL

24

11

APRIL SUN

NJ

MON

26

18

BUF 7:00

THURS

SJ

WSH

FRI

4

SAT

5

PHX

10:30

8:00

10

11

17

18

19

25

26

EDM

12

STL

8:00

7:30

CBJ

7:00

VAN

24

STL

31

NSH 8:00

TOR

7:30

7:00

7:30

TUES

WED

THURS

1

FRI

2

SAT

NSH 3:00

3

MIN

4

10

CHI

11

7:00

6

5:00

8

CAR

13

9

7:30

7:00

12

CHI

14

15

16

4:00

25

31

NYI 7:00

FRI

THURS

7

CGY

HOME GAMES

1

SAT

8

9:00

14

17

18

19

20

21

22

24/31

25

26

27

28

29

9:30

CBJ

15

7:00

STL

ALL LOCALLY AVAILABLE GAMES BROADCAST ON

VAN

CBJ 7:00

8:00

7:00

AWAY GAMES

10:00

13

7:30

25

8:00

30

6

NJ

19

10:30

8:30

23

3

LA

7:00

WED

5

SAT 4

FLA

7:30

7:30

7:30

FRI 3

DAL

7:30

12

PIT

2

21

11

COL

TUES

20

THURS

24

10:00

7:00

9:00

9

1

27

8:30

9:00

SUN

PHI

MARCH

7:30

CHI

18

10:30

MIN

ATL

TB

LA

16

26

7:30

J ANUA RY 2

28

8:00

12

7:30

15

7:30 21

7:00

23

14

25

NSH

15

20

COL

SJ

7:00

7:30

5:00

MIN

27

BOS

SAT

NSH

7:00

17

7:30

13

STL

WED

7:30

26

22

7:30

7:30

19

21

6:00

10:30

SUN

12

MIN

20

19

SJ

DECEM BER 5

20

9

COL

11

7:30

8

7:00

5:00

16

10

7:30

VAN

7:30

5:00

CBJ

14

7

18

7:30

28

15

NSH

6

13

EDM

9

10:00

12

7:30

CGY

SAT 6

9:00

9:30

7

BOS

7:00

7:30

8

12:30

7:00

29

NYR

7:30

13

9:00

7:30

24/31

PHX

8:30

7:30

7

8:30

7:30

COL

6

5

7:30

7:00

CHI

2:00

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