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FSD analyst bids goodbye; Hall-of-Fame player to replace him?

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Fox Sports Detroit and the Detroit Red Wings bid farewell to Darren Eliot, a studio analyst for Fox Sports Detroit on Tuesday night. Eliot announced he was taking a job with the Vegas Golden Knights as vice president of hockey programming and facility operations.

Eliot had been with Fox Sports Detroit since 2011, and also oversaw Little Caesars youth hockey operations for the Red Wings since 2014. With Vegas, he will be overseeing facility operations for City National Arena in Nevada, and will also be the executive director of the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights program.

Meanwhile, 97.1 The Ticket’s Kyle Bogie announced through his Twitter that former Red Wings defenseman and Hall-of-Famer Larry Murphy would be returning to the network.

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Murphy was let by by Fox in 2013 because of, as he put it, “ratings”. He was acquired by the Red Wings from Toronto in 1997 and was a member of the 1997 and 1998 Stanley Cup winning teams, often paired on the ice with Nicklas Lidstrom.

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Red Wings decide to waive little-used forward

This isn’t the first time this has happened.

The Detroit Red Wings have made the decision to waive forward Martin Frk for the second time. He was previously waived in October of 2016 and claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, but was subsequently waived again and re-claimed by the Red Wings.

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With one goal and four assists in 25 games this season, it’s been a struggle for Frk. He was re-signed this summer after putting up 11 goals and 14 assists in 68 games last year thanks to his strong right-handed shot, but he wasn’t able to find any kind of consistency this year.

Originally drafted 49th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Red Wings, he was signed to a three-year entry level deal. During the duration of his deal, he played with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Toledo Walleye.

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SNEAK PEEK: Saturday’s Detroit Free Press front page is all about Steve Yzerman coming home

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On Friday, Steve Yzerman officially returned home to the Detroit Red Wings.

Here is a sneak peek at the front page for Saturday’s Detroit Free Press.

Well done by the Free Press!

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REPORT: Sergei Fedorov could return to Detroit Red Wings

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On Friday, Steve Yzerman officially came home to the Detroit Red Wings.

But could one of his old pals be joining him in the Motor City?

According to 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger, he heard today that Yzerman might bring former Red Wings’ great Sergei Fedorov into the organization.

Nation, would you like to see Fedorov back in the Red Wings’ organization? Do you think he would consider coming back before his No. 91 is retired?

BREAKING: Steve Yzerman officially introduced as Detroit Red Wings’ GM

97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti interviews Steve Yzerman

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97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti interviews Steve Yzerman

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Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere are celebrating the official news that Steve Yzerman is now the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.

Take a listen as he joins 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti to talk about the timing of the hiring and some additional insight.

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Ken Holland the architect of Steve Yzerman’s return

Well, who would have thought that?

According to a report from Sportsnet, it was none other than Ken Holland who was the leading force behind Steve Yzerman’s return to the Red Wings to take over his position, and has been working on it for months.

Of course, it was Ken Holland who declined this move the first time around in 2010. Red Wings ownership allegedly wanted to tap Yzerman as the successor to Holland, who didn’t want to move “upstairs” just quite yet. Yzerman then went to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and for the past nine years, has built them into a powerhouse and yearly contender for the Stanley Cup.

Holland, who has been the team’s GM since 1997, was asked earlier this month on 97.1 The Ticket about remaining with the Red Wings.

“That’s a great question,” Holland said. “I don’t have an answer for you. But I am a proud, proud Red Wing and I love being a Red Wing and I love living in Michigan. We’ve put roots down. I love the fans, I love the people that work for the Red Wings, I love the young players.

“Certainly would be very difficult for me to leave.”

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Tampa Bay Lightning swept in Round 1

Wow!

In perhaps the most shocking playoff result in recent memory, the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning were swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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