WATCH: Joe Louis Tribute Video

Born in Alabama, adopted by Detroit.

Boxing great and Motor City icon Joe Louis would have been 103 years old today. Detroiters are reminded daily of his legend while passing the “Fist” in Hart Plaza, as well as the Red Wings playing in the venue named for him. In honor of his birthday, here are some of his greatest highlights.

 

 

3 options the Red Wings have for assistant coaching vacancies

The Red Wings have two assistant coaching vacancies to fill before the start of the 2016-17 Season. Tony Granato accepted the head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin, while Pat Ferschweiler was reassigned to Detroit’s press box. The good news is the Red Wings have several options to replace them. GM Ken Holland and … Read more

Little Caesars Arena won’t have LED roof

The recently named Little Caesars Arena is coming along nicely, and is scheduled to open in time for the 2017-18 season. Fans are excited for the new building, but it was recently revealed that the new home of the Detroit Red Wings will be without one of the state-of-the-art features that reportedly was to be included in … Read more

Injured Drew Miller wants to return to the Red Wings

One of the most underrated penalty-killing forwards in the league, Drew Miller’s season was cut short by injuries, appearing in only 28 games during Detroit’s 2015-16 campaign. He had previously played in 164 consecutive regular season games the past two years. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after making $1.35 … Read more

Ken Holland not exactly instilling confidence

During his year-end press conference, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said that fans need to expect less, and that if they expect Stanley Cups each year, they’re following the wrong league. In addition, he also said that expecting less “can be more exciting”, since many used to regard the regular season as “boring” and … Read more

Ken Holland’s end-of-year comments [Video]

Missed opportunities define Red Wings’ season

It’s another early summer in Hockeytown. For the third consecutive season, the Detroit Red Wings failed to advance past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s been a distant eight years since they’ve drank from the Stanley Cup. And it’s been at least four years since they’ve been regarded as a serious contender … Read more

NHL doubles down on object throwing

Everyone’s favorite sports commissioner is at it again. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has reiterated his desire to not see fans throw objects on the ice. While it wasn’t an open shot at the infamous Detroit fan tradition of throwing octopi onto the ice, it wouldn’t have been the first time. Bettman earned the ire of Hockeytown … Read more

Why isn’t Anthony Mantha playing?

While the Detroit Red Wings are searching for answers as to why they haven’t been able to contain Tampa Bay’s “Triplets” line, fans are also searching for an answer from the Red Wings’ brass – why is Joakim Andersson considered more important than Anthony Mantha? Yes, we know Mantha is a rookie with limited NHL … Read more

Detroit has advantage over banged-up Tampa Bay

Last year, the Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to overcome a healthy Tampa Bay Lightning squad and ultimately lost their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with them in seven games, despite having held a one-game lead twice. This time around though, it’s different. Tampa Bay will be without the services of sniper Steven Stamkos and stalwart defenseman … Read more

97.1 The Ticket re-signs host Mike Valenti

You may love him, you may hate him. But he’s here to stay long term on Detroit’s airwaves. 97.1 The Ticket has announced the re-signing of opinionated and abrasive on-air personality Mike Valenti to a multi-year deal. He’s one half of the highly popular Valenti and Foster show, opposite Terry Foster. “I am pleased Mike … Read more