ICYMI: Detroit Red Wings News and Notes


This past week has been a busy one for the Detroit Red Wings. The NHL Draft was last Friday and Saturday, the team lost a key player for a few months and former players will more than likely lead the class for this years Hall of Fame candidates.

The next few weeks are only going to get busier as free agency starts Wednesday July first. Rookie camps and other forms of camps will be starting in the next month or so. The Red Wings are looking to come back this season strong with a new head coach and a maybe new look.

Lidstrom could make HOF class in first year

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Saying Nicklas Lidstrom was a great player doesn’t seem like enough. It is hard to find the perfect adjective to describe him. To explain his importance to the Red Wings as a player and organization. While in Detroit, Lidstrom won four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies. He played in 1,564 regular-season and 263 playoff games stand out. He registered 1,142 points (264-878) in his 20 year career with the Red Wings

I guess Hall of Fame player may just that perfect adjective. In just his first year of eligibility Lidstrom may end up making it, which is only fitting to a player like him. It is more than likely that he will make the Hall of Fame in his first try, if he doesn’t, well that would just be a darn shame.

Datsyuk may miss start of the season

In news that broke literally moments before day one of the draft, Pavel Datsyuk may end up missing the start of the season after under going ankle surgery. At the moment he is expected to be in a walking boot for 4-6 weeks and then would be looked at again by doctors.

Towards the end of last season Datsyuk was bothered by the injury and many thought he would get it fixed after the Red Wings exited the playoffs. Well, he didn’t, he figured rest would do the trick but, it didn’t.

General manager Ken Holland said this about the injury and the choice that was made to finally have surgery on it.

"“Pav said his ankle wasn’t getting any better, so we put this together for him to come over, see the doctor, and the decision was made today to have surgery, so he had surgery.”"

Here is to hoping that Datsyuk gets back quickly, but, fully healthy to the new season.

New Red Wings arena unveiled in 3D

Back to happy news, the Detroit Red Wings new arena has been unveiled in a beautiful 3D tour model. Here just watch the video and get excited about what the future of not only Red Wings hockey will look like, but also what sports in Detroit could really look like in the future.

The arena is supposed to hold 20,000 people and is expected to be done in the year 2017.

Miss anything this week? Well don’t forget to catch up on it here at Detroit Jock City. Free agency starts in a few days and we look at the newest Red Wings from this years draft.

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