Anthony Mantha Nearing Debut, Hockey Moms Are Tough and more…


Detroit Jock City Morning Drive

Red Wings Wednesday Edition

The Detroit Red Wings are hot and cold.  When they are hot they are blazing ripping off a 3 game win streak.  When they are cold they are icy dropping two in a roll and remaining scoreless on the power play.  As the Red Wings struggle with consistency there may be help on the way.

After suffering an injury early in training camp, prize prospect Anthony Mantha is nearing his AHL debut and could be skating for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the next couple of weeks. He could end up being a key set of fresh legs down the stretch this season as the Red Wings try to extend their playoff streak.

Meanwhile somewhere in Canada crazy hockey moms are stalking coaches in what could be the latest episode of “when hockey moms attack”.

Links to all of these stories and more on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive Detroit Red Wings Wednesday Edition.

This Weeks Links

From the Freep: Anthony Mantha Nears AHL Debut

"The 20-year-old Detroit Red Wings prospect saw his highly anticipated training camp crash to a halt when he fractured a tibia in mid-September, an injury from which he only has just started to recover. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that Mantha “has been given clearance to partake in some practice drills this week. Barring setbacks, sometime in the next couple of weeks, we hope we’re talking about dressing him for a game.”"

From Yahoo Sports: Court Order Hockey Mom To Stop Harassing Coaches

"Who doesn’t love crazy hockey parents? The only sport that beats them is … well, nothing. Maybe soccer or tennis, but that’s about it. And we have another instance of a parent of anonymous sons, that are reportedly junior hockey stars, gone so crazy that a British Columbia judge ordered her to stop contacting her children’s coaches and NHL officials."

From MLive: Gordie Howe Recovering At A Remarkable Rate

"Less than 10 days after suffering a severe stroke that left him unable to walk, severely affected his speech and caused him to lose some function on his right side, Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is showing significant improvement."

From DETNEWS: Tomas Tatar Starting To Feel Good About Himself

"Tomas Tatar felt his goal-scoring was going to come around, he simply needed a lucky bounce, or a fluke play, and the tide would turn a positive way. Tatar kept saying it while scoring only one goal in the season’s first nine games. But a goal Friday against Los Angeles led to another one Sunday, in the 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo, and suddenly Tatar has two goals in two games and the look of an offensive player who can get on a roll. Which would suit the Red Wings well."