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Filling Joe Louis A Priority

from Tom Walsh of the Detroit Free Press,

“Detroit’s Hockeytown crown has slipped,” wrote SI hockey writer Michael Farber.

Not so fast, says Mike Ilitch, owner of the Red Wings.

On Monday, Ilitch announced the hiring of Steve Violetta as senior vice president for business affairs, a new position reporting directly to Ilitch. Ken Holland, executive vice president and general manager, will continue to run the hockey operation.

Violetta’s mission is clear: Get more butts back in those seats. ASAP.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: arenas, fans, mike+ilitch, steve+violetta

Wings Get Some Off-Ice Help

via the Tennessean,

Steve Violetta, executive vice president of business affairs for the Predators, will leave the organization in early December to take a similar position with the Detroit Red Wings, a Predators spokesman confirmed.

A Detroit native, Violetta is in his third season in Nashville, where he’s helped boost attendance and season-ticket sales even as the Predators have raised ticket prices.

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  Tags: detroit+red+wings, nashville+predators, steve+violetta

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