Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/07/08 at 11:36 AM ET
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
At the height of the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry, East Lansing, Mich., native T.J. Hensick wasn’t yet a teenager.
His family had Detroit season tickets, and while dreaming of one day wearing the winged wheel on the Joe Louis Arena ice, Hensick was in Darren McCarty’s corner — so to speak — during McCarty’s avenging encounters with Colorado winger Claude Lemieux.
So when Hensick plays his first NHL game at “The Joe” on Tuesday night, it might feel a bit strange for a millisecond or two. He plays for Colorado, which will be opening a five-game trip against the Red Wings.
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