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Successful Surgery For Jimmy Devellano

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stonehands-78's avatar

Good news!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/14/19 at 02:53 PM ET

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DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano underwent successful surgery today to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor. The procedure was performed by Dr. Vittorio Morreale. Devellano is currently resting comfortably in his hospital room. He is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.

Devellano, 76, is currently in his 38th season with the Red Wings and his 53rd season overall in the National Hockey League. His tenure with the Red Wings makes him the longest-serving hockey employee in team history. He is a seven-time Stanley Cup champion (three with the New York Islanders and four with Detroit). Devellano reached the pinnacle of his profession when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category on November 8, 2010.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/14/19 at 03:02 PM ET

d ca's avatar

I am sure he was surrounded by all the chattel (how he described the players but actually said “cattle”) and dumb/simpleton “average Joe’s (how he described the fans) well-wishers.

But that wasn’t even the worst of his comments, his worst of all his full-throated defense of Gary Bettman.

Maybe a few of you forgot about those comments, but I haven’t.

I don’t wish ill on the man, but I certainly don’t extend my sympathies to a man that views me like gum on his expensive shoes…and you shouldn’t either.

Posted by d ca on 10/14/19 at 03:14 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Very good news!

I’ve been fortunate to meet Jimmy D a few times over the years. Every time he was very present and personable. Without Jimmy there is no yzerman and the first three cups.

I hope he heals quickly without complications.

And if you have not read his book Road to Hockey Town please do it. It’s a gem.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/14/19 at 09:00 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Great news.  grin

Posted by bigfrog on 10/14/19 at 09:22 PM ET

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