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Red Wings, FSD release 2011-2012 broadcast schedule

FYI, per the Detroit Red Wings and Fox Sports Detriot:

Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings and FOX Sports Detroit today announced the 2011-12 Red Wings local television schedule.

FOX Sports Detroit (FSD) continues its award-winning production and carriage of Red Wings games by airing a total of 73 regular-season and pre-season contests with 61 games slated for FSD and 13 on FOX Sports Detroit Plus (FS PLUS).  Additionally, FOX Sports Detroit will carry all non-exclusive games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs if the Wings advance.

Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond return as the Wings TV on-air broadcast crew with former Red Wing and Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Murphy filling in for Redmond during select road games and serving as a between-the-benches reporter for home games.  John Keating will serve as primary host of the RED WINGS LIVE pre-game shows which air 30 minutes prior to most game times.  RED WINGS LIVE postgame follows most FSD telecasts with live reaction, analysis and game highlights.

Daniels is this year’s recipient of the Ty Tyson Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award as presented by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, and is the reigning Michigan Sportscaster of the Year from the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Meanwhile, Redmond is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Foster Hewitt Memorial Award as presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, to be awarded Nov. 14 as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremonies in Toronto .

All 82 regular-season games, all playoff contests and five preseason games will be carried live by 97.1 FM The Ticket with Ken Kal and Paul Woods providing the call of the games.

DETROIT RED WINGS

2011-12 PRESEASON

DATE       DAY     OPPONENT       SITE                         TIME (ET)    TV         ^RADIO

Sept.    21   Wed.  at Pittsburgh       CONSOL Energy Center           7:00                 AM 1270

          22   Thur.  at Philadelphia     John Labatt Centre ( London , ON )  7:00

          23   Fri.    PHILADELPHIA   Joe Louis Arena                     7:30                 AM 1270

          25   Sun.    CHICAGO         Joe Louis Arena                   *5:00     FSD

          28   Wed.  At Chicago         United Center                       8:30

          30   Fri.    TORONTO       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD       AM 1270

Oct.      1   Sat.    At Toronto         Air Canada Centre                 7:00                 AM 1270

          2   Sun.    PITTSBURGH     Joe Louis Arena                   *5:00     FSD

*-Time changed from originally released schedule.

2011-12 REGULAR SEASON
DATE       DAY   OPPONENT       SITE                         TIME (ET)    DET TV   US TV   CAN TV

Oct.      7   Fri.    OTTAWA         Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

          8   Sat.    at Colorado       Pepsi Center                       9:00     FSD

          13   Thur.  VANCOUVER     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          15   Sat.    at Minnesota       Xcel Energy Center                 8:00     FSD

          21   Fri.    COLUMBUS       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          22   Sat.    at Washington     Verizon Center                     7:00     FSD       NHLN

          25   Tue.    at Columbus       Nationwide Arena                   7:00     FSD

          28   Fri.    SAN JOSE       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD       NHLN

          29   Sat.    at Minnesota       Xcel Energy Center                 8:00     FSD

Nov.      1   Tue.    MINNESOTA     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          3   Thur.  CALGARY         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          5   Sat.    ANAHEIM         Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

          8   Tue.    COLORADO     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          11   Fri.    EDMONTON     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          12   Sat.    DALLAS           Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

          15   Tue.    at St. Louis         Scottrade Center                   8:00     FSD

          17   Thur.  at San Jose       HP Pavilion                       10:30     FSD

          19   Sat.    at Los Angeles     Staples Center                     4:00     FSD       NHLN

          20   Sun.    at Anaheim         Honda Center                       8:00     FS Plus

          23   Wed.  CALGARY         Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD                 TSN

          25   Fri.    at Boston           TD Garden                         1:00     NBC       NBC

          26   Sat.    NASHVILLE       Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

          30   Wed.  TAMPA BAY       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     VS         VS

Dec.      2   Fri.    at Buffalo         HSBC Arena                       7:30     FSD       NHLN

          4   Sun.    at Colorado       Pepsi Center                       8:00     FS Plus

          6   Tue.    at St. Louis         Scottrade Center                   *7:30     FSD       VS

          8   Thur.  PHOENIX         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          10   Sat.    WINNIPEG       Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD                 CBC

          13   Tue.    at Pittsburgh       CONSOL Energy Center           7:00     FSD

          15   Thur.  at Nashville       Bridgestone Arena                 8:00     FSD

          17   Sat.    LOS ANGELES   Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD       NHLN

          19   Mon.  at Edmonton       Rexall Place                         9:30     FSD

          21   Wed.  at Vancouver     GM Place                         10:00     FSD                 TSN

          22   Thur.  at Calgary         Pengrowth Saddledome           *9:30     FSD                 TSN

          26   Mon.  at Nashville       Bridgestone Arena                 8:00     FSD

          27   Tue.    ST. LOUIS         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD       VS

          30   Fri.    at Chicago         United Center                       8:30     FS Plus

          31   Sat.    ST. LOUIS         Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

Jan.      3   Tue.    at Dallas           American Airlines Center         *8:00     FSD       VS

          7   Sat.    at Toronto         Air Canada Centre                 7:00     FSD       NHLN   CBC

          8   Sun.    at Chicago         United Center                       7:30     VS         VS

          10   Tue.    at NY Islanders   Nassau Coliseum                   7:00     FSD

          12   Thur.  PHOENIX         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          14   Sat.    CHICAGO         Joe Louis Arena                   12:30     NBC       NBC

          16   Mon.  BUFFALO         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          17   Tue.    at Dallas           American Airlines Center           8:30     FSD

          19   Thur.  at Phoenix         Jobing.com Arena                 9:00     FSD

          21   Sat.    COLUMBUS       Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FS Plus

          23   Mon.  ST. LOUIS         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus   VS

          25   Wed.  at Montreal         Bell Centre                         7:30     VS         VS       TSN, RDS

              ALL-STAR BREAK

          31   Tue.    at Calgary         Pengrowth Saddledome           9:00     FS Plus

Feb.      2   Thur.  at Vancouver     GM Place                         10:00     FSD

          4   Sat.    at Edmonton       Rexall Place                       10:00     FSD                 CBC

          6   Mon.  at Phoenix         Jobing.com Arena                 8:00     VS         VS

          8   Wed.  EDMONTON     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus             TSN

          10   Fri.    ANAHEIM         Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD       NHLN

          12   Sun.    PHILADELPHIA   Joe Louis Arena                   *7:30     #NBC/VS NBC/VS

          14   Tue.    DALLAS           Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus

          17   Fri.    NASHVILLE       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus

          19   Sun.    SAN JOSE       Joe Louis Arena                   12:30     NBC       NBC

          21   Tue.    at Chicago         United Center                     *8:00     FSD       VS

          23   Thur.  VANCOUVER     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD       NHLN

          25   Sat.    COLORADO     Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FSD

          28   Tue.    at Columbus       Nationwide Arena                   7:00     FS Plus

Mar.      2   Fri.    MINNESOTA     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          4   Sun.    CHICAGO         Joe Louis Arena                     4:00     FSD       NHLN

          6   Tue.    at Philadelphia     Wells Fargo Center                 7:00     FSD

          9   Fri.    LOS ANGELES   Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus

          10   Sat.    at Nashville       Bridgestone Arena                 8:00     FSD

          13   Tue.    at Los Angeles     Staples Center                     10:30     FSD

          14   Wed.  at Anaheim         Honda Center                     10:00     FSD

          17   Sat.    at San Jose       HP Pavilion                       10:30     FSD

          19   Mon.  WASHINGTON   Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          21   Wed.  at NY Rangers     Madison Square Garden           7:30     VS         VS

          24   Sat.    CAROLINA       Joe Louis Arena                     7:00     FS Plus

          26   Mon.  COLUMBUS       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          28   Wed.  at Columbus       Nationwide Arena                   7:30     VS         VS

          30   Fri.    NASHVILLE       Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FS Plus

Apr.      1   Sun.    FLORIDA         Joe Louis Arena                     4:00     FSD

          4   Wed.  at St. Louis         Scottrade Center                   7:30     VS         VS

          5   Thur.  NEW JERSEY     Joe Louis Arena                     7:30     FSD

          7   Sat.    CHICAGO         Joe Louis Arena                     4:00     #NBC/VS NBC/VS

*-Time changed from originally released schedule.

^-All Regular Season Games on 97.1 The Ticket

#-Game may be selected by NBC or VS two weeks prior.

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Tuba Guy's avatar

I fear the day Ken and The Mick retire. I would also love to see Scott the “Gator” Anderson run a pre-game show in full Keating impression mode.

Posted by Tuba Guy from Royal Oak, MI on 09/13/11 at 09:45 PM ET

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I am assuming the dozen or so games scheduled for Fox Sports Plus will be moved to the main channel if the Piston games those nights are not played due to the NBA lockout ?

Posted by mc keeper on 09/13/11 at 10:37 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Finally got some photos and video loaded from Saturday in TC. I’ll post some thoughts and observations about everything tomorrow evening. In the mean time….links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74537351@N00/sets/72157627534794727/detail/

http://www.youtube.com/user/nviper1208?feature=mhee#p/u

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/14/11 at 01:22 AM ET

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err..  whoops. There should be 9 video clips from this year on that youtube link in case you’re making sure to watch them all. Plus a couple from last year on there as well.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/14/11 at 01:27 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

“Homersonic” is subscribed to your channel already. I remember stumbling onto your clips a while ago smile Thanks for the coverage—I wish I was there, I really do, but am grateful for your work.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/14/11 at 01:40 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

Red Wing prospect stats:

It is interesting to see the top 4 or 5 guys.

http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=327743&seasonid=7679

Posted by w2j2 on 09/14/11 at 10:46 AM ET

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The usual suspects are at the top. Ferraro is hanging in there…had hopes he’d be doing a bit better, but maybe a year or two in Grand Rapids will provide him the tools he needs to succeed.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 09/14/11 at 01:23 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

The one game I saw, Ferraro played a very lazy game. I’m not surprised he’s a team leading -3. Nyquist however, is amazing.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/14/11 at 01:45 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Good to see three pre-season games will be televised.  I got FSD as part of a new sports package down here on my BrightHouse cable about half-way through last season, but the Wings’ games were all blacked out.  I’m wondering if the pre-season games will be on since they are not being televised by the NHL anywhere.  Hope so!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 09/14/11 at 02:23 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Sorry for the delay, but here’s my report from Saturday in TC. Some video and photos are a couple of posts up. This here is gonna be a bit long.

My father and I arrived at the arena around 11am. In time to catch the tail end of the Blues practice. The Wings got started late, as a pane of glass shattered behind the net on the north end in the final minutes of the STL session. Practice sessions were pretty empty. The drills that day were not particularly complicated, but it was cool to see just the same. And with the small crowd, much of what was said was audible.

After lunch and bumming around town, back to the arena for games which started at 3PM. We watched most of the Minnesota/Buffalo game. Carolina and Dallas played on the adjacent rink. Caught parts of the CAR/DAL match while the MIN/BUF game was at intermission, but Dallas was clobbering the Canes. Buffalo won their game, but was a much better match.

Finally the Wings played at 7:30. Here were the lines, which were rotated pretty evenly so long as the team was at full strength.

Jurco - Andersson - Nyquist
Nestrasil - Ferraro - Parkes
Tvrdon - Aubry - Coetzee
Callahan - Quine - Estoclet

Smith - Ouellet
Lashoff - Rufenach
Nedomlel - Sproul

Mrazek

I’m not going to get into much detail about the game itself, as you can probably find a recap somewhere and I don’t remember much detail. The first period looked like the Red Wings we all know and love. Passes were connecting, the attack was pressed and shots were well in favor of the good guys. But in the 2nd and 3rd, the ugly side of the Red Wings game we all know reared it’s ugly head. Passes no longer connected and everything fell apart. The Wings prospects were unwilling to engage on the boards and tried to force to many passes. On defense, the forwards collapsed too low, leaving clear shots from the tops of the circles and providing fantastic screens. Final score, Wings lose 3-7.

Some observations about specific players who stood out in the game for one reason or another:
- Brendan Smith started the game strong. He was involved in everything, made fantastic outlet passes, and worked the attacking blue line. His vision is good and his agility is surprising for someone his size. He scored a goal on a screened wrister from the blue line in the 1st period, and after that his game declined somewhat. Like the rest of the team, he started trying to force things, resulting in several turnovers and failed rushes. I’m not sure if he got a bit cocky or what, but the focus was not the same in the 2nd half of the game. His strong physical game was the only constant.
- Gustav Nyquist...wow. This kid was noticeable every time he was on the ice. Wind him up and let him go. See a player in red weaving through the neutral zone and barreling toward the opponent’s net? That’s Nyquist. He has the moves to deke with the smarts and acceleration to burn plenty of Dmen when he makes them hesitate. Top it off with a fantastic wrist shot and he’s a threat every shift. He was a bit of a hog with the puck, but has the skills to back it up and was usually leading the rush. Yet he showed excellent vision passing when his opponents started adjusting to his “drive the net” style. And that willingness to drive the net is the most exciting part of his game. Really impressed with what I saw from him, and I expect him to be a call-up at some point this season.
- Landon Ferraro gets noticed for the wrong reasons here. He played a very lazy game. It’s clear he has speed, but he spent most of the game coasting around the ice and following well behind the puck rather than anticipating play. The one positive I noticed about his play was his work on face-offs. He’s quick and won most of them pretty clean.
- Petr Mrazek didn’t play poorly, but neither was I impressed with his game. I felt he played too deep in the net (leading to some of the screened goals), and his movement laterally was not controlled at all. His rebound control seemed decent for a player of his experience.
- Ryan Sproul did not show any of the poise I expected for a guy who put up 33 points in 61 games in the OHL. His passes were telegraphed, and he had trouble keeping the puck when he tried to bring it up himself. Rough game for the kid.
- Xavier Ouellet played a solid game paired with Brendan Smith. He’s fast and makes good simple plays. Even showed some flash carrying a rush once or twice. Was surprised to note he was one of the youngest on the squad.
- Mitchell Callahan is an instigator. He didn’t do anything especially noteworthy with the puck, but he certainly got the attention of his opponents throwing his body around and likely saying hurtful things about their mothers.
- Tomas Jurco was quiet for most of the game. But in the 3rd period his play began to stand out. With line-mate Nyquist getting extra attention from the defense, Jurco found himself with the puck more and showed those Datsyukian skills we all hope make it to the NHL. He’s still a bit weak on his skates, but the hands and vision are there. He’s not afraid to work in traffic and was able to find seams in the D.
- Richard Nedomlel reminded me of Lilja. Big guy, kinda plodding, made some wince-inducing mistakes. Probably fine for a 3rd pair, but not terribly exciting.

General event observations:
- The early games seemed to have a larger crowd than the past couple of years. From what I overheard, it sounded like there were more friends and family of players. That’s pretty cool I think, as it exposes the awesome of Michigan. And it’s just one more reason the players love it in TC.
- Less “official” presence this year than previous. There were still swarms of scouts and team brass around, but there was less mingling in the public areas. Not really a surprise with the massive facility upgrade over the past couple years. And there were still chances to rub elbows. Notable people I saw wandering the main concourse included Holland, Babcock, Fischer, Ozzy, Draper, Ken Hitchcock (he was constantly in the public areas but I don’t think anyone knew who he was), and Joe Nieuwendyk.
- Notable jersey/sweater sightings: Hasek white, Fedorov red, random Polish national team (didn’t get the name), Griffins Helm, a Plymouth Whalers, one standard dark BJ’s and 2 alternate BJs with cannon logo. And best of all, 2 Medicine Hat Tigers which Mike Babcock was thrilled to have the chance to sign.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/15/11 at 12:09 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

Nate:

Thanks!
Did you notice Anderson or Tvrdon?

Posted by w2j2 on 09/15/11 at 01:55 AM ET

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How can I watch more games in southern cal without spending part of my rent money on center ice?  Used to use atdhe.net but the damn govt rained on that parade.

Posted by 619wingsfan from Dago on 09/15/11 at 04:16 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

Ryan Sproul’s stats look very good:

http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=327743&seasonid=7679

Posted by w2j2 on 09/15/11 at 10:40 AM ET

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More on Ryan Sproul:

http://www.redwingscentral.com/2011/06/26/2146/skys-the-limit-for-hard-shooting-sproul/

Posted by w2j2 on 09/15/11 at 10:47 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

Sarah Lindenau on Sproul:

http://www.theleftwinglock.com/2011/09/15/sproul-shines-in-traverse-city/

Posted by w2j2 on 09/15/11 at 10:52 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Didn’t really notice Andersson or Tvrdon much in the game I watched. Was hoping to see something offensively from Tvrdon. Best I can tell ya is Tvrdon made a good read on a play in the 1st, backing up for a pinching defenseman and helping to shut down the opposing rush. Tvrdon tried to do some of the fancy puck juggling with Jurco at the end of the morning practice, but he couldn’t keep up.

Andersson I didn’t notice specifically either, but must’ve been working reasonably hard for all the times the puck came out of the zone and to line-mate Nyquist.

From what little I know about Sproul, i was surprised at his lackluster performance on Saturday. But it was just one game. Tough to get a good read on anyone in that span. His stats from the tournament look like he settled in. And apparently he did have a goal in the game, and I just didn’t remeber, heh.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/15/11 at 12:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Super job, Nate!
Thanks!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 09/15/11 at 03:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Ha!

D-Mac goes Hard Core.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 09/15/11 at 08:59 PM ET

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Wings preseason games are all televised except for the Philly games.  There will probably be blackouts for some (preseason) games due to them being on NHLN and VS.

I should be able to see all the televised ones smile

Posted by drumnj on 09/16/11 at 04:06 AM ET

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