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Sept. 25 :: Pond Hopping for Some Hockey

WHAT’S ALL THIS THEN? While everyone else in the blogosphere continues to suffer through the financial crisis known as the NHL lockout, TPL’s commitment to the game remains firm and unwavering. Simply: we go where the hockey is (or where the real jobs say we need to go.) So with the Nokia box on lockdown […]

New Guys

I haven’t done much of anything Red Wings this offseason, but here’s a couple of digital sketches of the newcomers to the team.


If you’ve ever wanted a drawing from me, now is the time to get it. I’m opening up commissions, ideally to raise a bit of money to a certain winter event coming up. Details behind the cut. (And don’t worry, I should be posting a few more Red Wing cartoons here soon-ish, and as always, […]

Four of Russian Five to Return

This afternoon, the Detroit Red Wings announced a few more participants for this upcoming Winter Classic’s Alumni Game. Viacheslav Fetisov, Sergei Fedorov, and Vladimir Konstantinov have committed to representing the Wings at Comerica Park, adding a touch more nostalgia to the game that will already be rife with it. Their Russian Five “linemate” Igor Larionov […]

2012-13 Pledge Season

Note: at the bottom of this post, you’ll be able to submit your pledge. We will post the form in several places, but you may always return to this page to pledge. We will make it a permanent link on the Blogroll to the right. –> WHAT Unless you’re new around these parts, you’re familiar […]

In the rearview: July

Now that it’s three-quarters over, it’s as good a time as any to look back at July, 2012 — the first month of a summer that was supposed to be one of the most aggressive in recent team history thanks to a third straight early playoff exit and a metric ton of cap space to […]

Wings & Q avoid arbitration, agree to two-year deal

A few weeks ago, Kyle Quincey filed for arbitration against the Detroit Red Wings, as the two sides were unable to come to an agreement yet, and Q wanted to take advantage of the only real leverage that a restricted free agent has. Thankfully for both sides, there will be no bad blood thanks to […]

Wings hire Renney

So, scratch all of the names I explored a little while back. The Wings went off the board and made an excellent hire in Tom Renney. Mike Babcock’s newest assistant (actually dubbed “associate coach” by the Detroit Red Wings) has signed a three-year deal to join the Wings bench. He was the Oilers’ coach the […]

Tick Tock: Time to Change Course?

At the beginning of this offseason, the normally reserved Ken Holland said something that many of us had been waiting to hear for a long, long time: “We’ve going to be active and aggressive in free agency.” Really, he had no choice. Nick Lidstrom’s retirement and Brad Stuart’s need to be with his family meant Holland was […]