Three things: Kronwall on leadership, DeKeyser and Blashill on ‘Shep, Shower and Shave’ and a busy, busy rink

Of Red Wings-related note this evening:

1. In the multimedia department, part 1: Niklas Kronwall spoke with Fox Sports Detroit’s Trevor Thompson regarding the Wings’ tradition of leadership as it’s been handed down through the Swedish players…

2. In the multimedia department, part 2: WDFN’s Matt Sheppard broadcasted live from training camp on Friday, and the latest episode of, “Shep, Shower and Shave” included interviews with Danny DeKeyser and Jeff Blashill:

3. And in the, “News about the rink” department, per WWJ Newsradio 950:

In its first year of operation, the new Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit has quickly become one of the busiest places in all of North America.

Last week President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Chris Ilitch, said the arena has welcomed nearly three million guests since it opened, including Detroit Pistons and Red Wings games, concerts, various sporting events, and a number of other entertainment events.

“We’re so proud to share that Little Caesars Arena now ranks as the third busiest venue in North America, only behind Madison Square Garden in New York and Barclays Center, in New York as well,” Ilitch said.

According to a report from Crain’s Detroit, the arena has a chance to be the most visited arena in the entire world in 2018 in terms of concerts after the 1.5 million in attendance for Wings and Pistons games is subtracted.

LCA was named earlier this year as the recipient of the Sports Business Journal 2018 Sports Facility of the Year Award, beating out the likes of Notre Dame Stadium, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Minneapolis’s Target Center and US Bank Stadium.

Fix the damn ice!


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