Of Red Wings-related note the day after Detroit’s 5-4 loss to Toronto:
- This Tweet from the Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons, via Kukla’s Korner, is telling:
Surprised and pleased to see the speed, talent and tenacity on the Red Wings. This has the makings of a very good hockey team. It will take time. NHL is always better when Hockeytown has a competitive team.— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) October 31, 2021
2. At the other end of the spectrum, the Maple Leaf navel-gazing is in full effect with this non-geoblocked video headlining TSN right now:
3. In the Halloween vein, the Red Wings posted a clip of players discussing their favorite Halloween costumes…
4. And Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff penned a subscriber-only article discussing some of the most famous goalie masks in team history:
Red Wings Engine: Dominik Hasek
A two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Red Wings, when Hasek returned for his third tour of duty with Detroit in 2006, he added artwork to his helmet and cage-style mask.
The Dominator’s mask displayed an engine block coming off a winged wheel, flaming exhaust shooting out the tail pipes.
I’m an old helmet-cage kind of guy, so I’m a fan of these two “masks”: