Of brief Red Wings-related note this morning:
1. In the “coming attractions” category, somewhat close to literally, Fox 2 Detroit’s Woody Woodriffe spoke with Russian Five novel author Keith Gave and Russian Five film director Joshua Riehl regarding the story of the Red Wings’ most famous Russian imports.
The film was aired twice at the Freep Film Festival, and I’m assuming that it will be made more widely available soon; Gave’s novel is available on Amazon presently;
2. Red Wings play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels will appear on CBS 62 on Sunday at 10 AM to discuss his son Jamie’s battles with drug addiction on Michigan Matters. Daniels also has a book out, If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings;
3. The Athletic’s Craig Custance spoke with Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill about the beneficial aspect of playing at the World Championships, all while Custance attempts to handicap Team USA’s roster:
“It’s positive and negative,” explained Red Wings coach and Team USA head coach Jeff Blashill. “The fact you get to coach the Worlds – one of the reasons is you’re one of the coaches not in the playoffs. The positive is it’s an unreal tournament. You get to stay in a real competitive environment for another month.”
Custance continues, picking no Wings other than the already-named Dylan Larkin for Team USA’s roster.