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Red Wings Winter Classic Alumni Game will be coached by Scotty

MLive’s Brendan Savage drops the first bombshell on a day certain to bring a star-studded cast of Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs legends to the fore as the Wings and Leafs will announce their Winter Classic Alumni Game(s) rosters at 12:30 PM EDT (and DetroitRedWings.com will stream the event), all while framing the Hockeytown Winter Festival. Savage reports that the only proper coach for the Wings’ alums will grace Comerica Park with his presence:

Scotty Bowman has committed to coaching the Red Wings alumni team for the Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown Dec. 31 at Comerica Park, MLive.com has learned. It is the last event before the Jan. 1 Winter Classic between Detroit and Toronto at Michigan Stadium.

Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history was an obvious choice.

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cowboycoffee's avatar

holy crap! that’s awesome!

Posted by cowboycoffee from San Francisco, CA on 07/11/12 at 02:02 AM ET

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Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 07/11/12 at 02:13 AM ET

Michiru Kaioh's avatar

And somewhere, Barry Melrose is again cursing the Wings for passing him over.

Posted by Michiru Kaioh on 07/11/12 at 03:02 AM ET


so Aaron Ward is definitely out now…lol

Posted by dca from in Mich on 07/11/12 at 04:08 AM ET

NIVO's avatar

is this gonna be shown in the states this year? Seems like it only gets on in canuckistan

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 07/11/12 at 04:16 AM ET

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Posted by gowings from MTL on 07/11/12 at 09:40 AM ET


Will Sergei Fedorov be playing ? Then Bowman could move him to defense.

Posted by mc keeper on 07/11/12 at 10:12 AM ET

YYZerman's avatar

If Homer retires and plays, maybe Bowman will make him where #11 and finally tell him that he switched to the number of the year he left the NHL, and be right.

Posted by YYZerman from Detroit, Michigan on 07/11/12 at 12:38 PM ET

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