Lidstrom

(My Lidstrom Slideshow) Those who played with Nicklas Lidstrom still say he’s the best defensemen they ever played with. Those who played against him say he’s the best defensemen they ever played against.  The Red Wings never missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Lidstrom’s 20 seasons.  He won four Stanley Cups wearing the red sweater.  […]

Chelios

My portrait of Hockey Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Chris Chelios.  Cheli is one of hockey’s top 10 defensemen ever (best among U.S.-born players) and won two Stanley Cups while playing for the Detroit Red Wings. And he is the only player to have ever taken a hockey stick to my camera after a frustratingly-close […]

Pavel Datsyuk

The Magic Man is back! It was so great to see Pavel Datsyuk return to the ice – the first time since February.  The Detroit Red Wings have been plagued with injuries this year to the point that a playoff spot (their 23rd in a row) is far from assured.  But we are heading into […]

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Go Blue!

The Michigan Wolverines take the field

Lidstrom

The perfect human, our fearless Captain Nicklas Lidström

off-season

Vines highlight how a once-beautiful stadium lay in ruins, awaiting demolition.  Baseball had been played on the site since 1896… five years before the Tigers or the American League existed.  In 1999, the last Tigers game was played in old Tiger Stadium as the team moved to Comerica Park.  I attended that final season and […]