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Detroit Recalls Brian Lashoff

Update: Here's the Red Wings' press release:

… Defenseman Has Appeared in 122 Games with Red Wings Since 2012-13 …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Brian Lashoff from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Lashoff, 26, has appeared in 47 games with the Griffins this season, totaling 10 points (3-7-10) and 26 penalty minutes. He has also skated in five games with the Red Wings, giving him 13 points (2-11-13) and 57 penalty minutes in 122 NHL games since 2012-13. An eighth-year Griffin, Lashoff has totaled 315 games for Grand Rapids since 2008-09, registering 68 points (16-52-68) and 159 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 221-lb., blueliner has also chipped in 12 points (3-9-12) in 51 postseason games for the Griffins, helping the franchise capture the AHL’s Calder Cup for the first time in 2012-13. He currently stands fourth in Griffins franchise history in playoff games.

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Avalanche wrap-up and Red Wings-Coyotes set-up

The Red Wings plain old didn't play very well in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, and the Wings will have to play much sharper as they face the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 PM EDT on FSD/FS Arizona/97.1 FM). The Coyotes have won 3 straight and 4 of their past 6 games, and are coming off a 3-2 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings...

While the Red Wings are coming off yet another embarrassing road loss. The Wings still "travel well," however, and that made the Wednesday night's game all the more enjoyable for the hometown Avs, as they told the Denver Post's Terry Frei:

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The Fox Sports Detroit crew shares their memories of the Joe

The Free Press's Kirkland Crawford spoke with Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond, Chris Osgood, John Keating and Trevor Thompson regarding their feelings toward and memories of Joe Louis Arena, and what resulted is a heck of an article:

For more than a generation of fans, the Joe represents all that’s right with hockey. The people of Fox Sports Detroit have presented Wings games for nearly two decades. They’ve been front row for nearly every memory hatched at the old arena.

“Walking into this building,” said play-by-play man Ken Daniels, “there’s a certain smell to this building. It’s just different.”

“Stale beer,” FSD host John Keating quipped. “When you walk into any great building, especially the older ones, you have this smell of stale beer. To me, that’s a reminder you’ve been in a place that people have gathered for a long time.”

Daniels, who’s first NHL game was as a Maple Leafs radio announcer at Joe Louis Arena in 1984, joined the Wings announcing team before the 1998 season. But more than the celebrations or career commemorations, his lasting memory of the building is off the ice.

“It’s the people you see on the walk to the (press) box. For me, it’s the same path every time. Going pass the Zamboni, you see the guards downstairs and Eugene in the elevator,” Daniels said. “For me it’s the people, and hopefully you’ll see many of the same faces in the next place, and you’ll get used to that walk, and then you’ll make the new memories.”

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Griffins signee Dominik Shine has no guarantee of Wings deal

The Grand Rapids Griffins signed Northern Michigan University forward Dominik Shine to an amateur try-out and an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season. On most AHL teams, an "ATO" late in the season precedes an NHL contract, but Shine tells the Marquette Mining Journal's Ryan Stieg that he's not been guaranteed any sort of deal with Detroit:

Shine attended the Edmonton Oilers’ development camp last summer and knew that some teams were interested since the Wildcats’ season had ended, but wasn’t aware that the Red Wings were among those teams until after NMU’s season had ended about a week and a half ago.

Now that he’s with the Griffins, he’ll get to play with former Wildcat goalie Jared Coreau, who recently came back to Grand Rapids after a long stint covering for the injured Jimmy Howard in Detroit.

Shine, who is currently staying in a hotel in Grand Rapids for the remainder of the Griffins’ season, is hoping that he gets a chance to try out with the Wings before the start of next season.

“I’m hoping I can get a shot to make Wings camp this summer, but that depends on how I perform. I definitely have a contract with the Griffins, but it’s nice to know that the Wings are always watching.”

During his time at NMU, Shine racked up 97 career points in 131 games, and this past season he became the first Wildcat to reach the 20-goal mark since 2007-08. He earned a spot on the All-WCHA Third Team and was a member of the Second Team the year before.

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Red Wings-Avalanche quick take: worse than the worst

The Red Wings kicked off a stretch of "home and home" games against the Colorado Avalanche (with a game against Phoenix thrown in) on Wednesday night in Denver, and the Red Wings hoped to capitalize on the Avs' struggles.

The Red Wings were the team that got out-worked, out-played and possibly "out-skilled" by the Avs, losing 3-1 in what was a distressingly familiarly flat performance.

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Chelios chats with ‘the NHL Now’ from Wayne Gretzky’s Hockey Camp in Vegas

Chris Chelios sat down with "the NHL Now's" Steve Mears and EJ Hradek to talk about his appearance at the Wayne Gretzky Hockey Camp in Las Vegas, the longevity of his and Jaromir Jagr's careers, and Joe Louis Arena's imminent end:

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The NHL Tonight on the Wings-Avs rivalry

Ahead of tonight's game between the Avalanche and Red Wings, the NHL Tonight's crew spoke about the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry for seven minutes, with former New Jersey Devils Ken Daneyko and Mike Rupp discussing the teams' scraps:

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25 years of Red Wings playoffs, 25 memories

FanRag Sports' Craig Morgan prepared for the Red Wings' visit to Arizona with a fine 25-item list of "25 Memories From the Red Wings' 25-Year Playoff Streak":

How is this for overt symbolism?

The Detroit Red Wings’ 25-year playoff streak — the longest current streak in professional sports and the third longest ever — is going to end this season. Sadly, so too did the life of its magnanimous owner in February and so, too, will the life of Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings’ home for all of those 25 playoff seasons, including four that produced Stanley Cups.

Little Caesars Arena is scheduled to open in September near Ford Field (home of the NFL’s Lions) and Comerica Park (MLB’s Tigers) and will house both the Red Wings and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, who will leave The Palace of Auburn Hills, bringing all four of Detroit’s teams back downtown for the first time since 1978.

Joe Louis Arena is scheduled for demolition after Little Caesars Arena opens. Writers, players and executives have been celebrating The Joe all season long. In truth, it is a terribly outdated relic with poor amenities, foul odors and years of grime, in much the same way vein as the old Montreal Forum, Boston Garden and Chicago Stadium. But it also has an abundance of history and charm, just like the team that has called it home.

As the Red Wings’ 25-year postseason run dies on a slow death march to the April 9 finale against New Jersey (the NHL should have had a so-called Original Six opponent for this one), we look back at 25 memorable moments in those 25 seasons.

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Evening news: A Game-Day Preview video; On Tatar, a difficult campaign, the Avs & pregame multimedia

Of Red Wings-related note this evening:

1. Here's the Red Wings' Game-Day Preview video, which includes Anthony Mantha, Tomas Tatar and Jeff Blashill:

2. The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan penned an article regarding Tomas Tatar's late-season surge:

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History On Riley Sheahan’s Side And New Seats Going In At LC Arena

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill believes Riley Sheahan's 2016-17 season is an aberration, that the big forward can produce double-digit goal totals in this league again.

Why? Because he's done it multiple times.

"History," Blashill said. "I look at career averages and say that's probably what they are up until now. Isn't that the existentialist theory, you are what you do? That's why I think that, because he's done it in the past."

Sheahan had no goals in 65 games heading into Wednesday night's contest in Colorado.

He wasn't an offensive player at Notre Dame or with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. But he scored 14 and 13 goals, respectively, his past two NHL seasons and notched nine goals in just 42 games as a rookie in 2003-14.

"I don't think Riley was ever going to be judged solely on points and goals," Blashill said. "Obviously, we'd like him to have more than he has. He's been a 13-, 14-goal scorer in this league. I think he's still a real good two-way player."


from Dana Afana of Mlive,

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