Red Wings color commentator Mickey Redmond will be “roasted” for the sake of the Jamie Daniels Foundation this Saturday at the MotorCity Casino, and Mickey spoke with the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan regarding the event:
“All I know is when you’re in a position to make a difference, you need to pull the trigger and make a difference and not sit in the background,” Redmond said. “That’s all I’m trying to do. They can have all the fun they want at my expense.
“It’ll be a blast. It’ll be able to see a lot of people I normally don’t get to hang out with in that way. It’s usually serious business when we do what we do.”
Former Red Wings coaches Scotty Bowman and Mike Babcock, broadcaster and roast host Mike Emrick, front office executive John Davidson, Redmond’s first roommate Marcel Dionne, and comedian Ian Bagg are just a few of the scheduled roasters.
“When Ken asked me about the roast, I said, ‘Hey, you know what, I’m OK with it,’ if it can do what you expect it can do in raising money for this type of thing,” Redmond said. “One thing about what we do is you can never be afraid to laugh at yourself and have fun with yourself, and you want that to come across to people because we’re no different than anybody else.
“We have a great passion for the game. That goes without saying, doing what we do.”
Update: The Detroit News also posted a video of Redmond speaking with Kulfan: