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Interview with the Boss

Mitch Album sits down with the best owner in Pro Sports for a lengthy interview. Definitely worth a read.

NHL Realignment: What Does The NHL Owe The Detroit Red Wings?

In NHL realignment, the Detroit Red Wings feel entitled to move to the East. But the NHL may decide a more level playing field for the entire league is more important.

"The commissioner (Gary Bettman) promised me I was next. We even had a meeting over lunch this past...

"The commissioner (Gary Bettman) promised me I was next. We even had a meeting over lunch this past season, and he had all his people here, and he goes, 'Yeah, I promised Mike he'd be the next one to go in the Eastern Conference.' So I expect to be in next year. Jimmy D (Devellano) is on the phone every other week reminding them."

Mike Illitch on the possibility of the Red Wings moving to the Eastern Conference.

That Cursed Lease: On Hockey Economics, Arenas, the Nassau Coliseum Problem

There are strange parallels of timing and fortune in the arena situations for the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders, two teams with contrasting reputations.

Mike Ilitch Wants To Purchase Pistons And Move Them To Detroit

Mike Illitch wants to buy the Pistons and move them to Detroit.

Yzerman's leaving tough on Wings' family

If you didn't already know - and most do, I think - this is the type of guy the Lightning signed on as GM. Detroit Red Wings fans aren't angry about him leaving. They're all sad but grateful - and hope that Lightning fans appreciate the gift that they received. They're all just like Mike Illitch.

What people are saying about Yzerman taking the Tampa Bay GM position

Former Detroit Red Wing great, Steve Yzerman, has reportedly accepted the GM position with the Tampa Bay Lightning. What are people saying about that?

Off Topic: Tom Wilson rides again

In an off-topic hat tip to the past, we make mention of former Palace Sports and Entertainment CEO Tom Wilson's new job.

Please Put What You Can In The Hat The Ushers Are Passing Around...

I don't know how many Wings fans know that Marian Illitch also owns Motor City Casino, one of the three casinos in Detroit. But this item that crossed the Bloomberg wires bears mentioning... M...

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