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Restoring Pride to the Wings

From Brian Compton at NHL.com,

“Jimmy was just a little bulldog,” Torrey said. “He didn’t work just during the season, but throughout the year. He’s smart, industrious … nothing but hockey 24 hours a day. I put him in charge of our amateur scouting and player development, and then I made him assistant GM. I made him look so damn good, (Red Wings owner) Mike Ilitch called me and stole him to Detroit.”

It certainly was a tremendous opportunity for Devellano to restore pride to the Detroit franchise. With the Joe Louis Arena less than half-full on most nights, it truly would be the biggest challenge of his career.

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*A comprehensive article on the history of Detroit Red Wings’ Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor, Jim Devellano.

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  Tags: bill+torrey, jim+devellano

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