Sunday mishmash: Post-Wings-Leafs tidbits and Halloweenies

Of Red Wings-related note the day after Detroit’s 5-4 loss to Toronto:

  1. 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…

Happy Halloween, #Hockeytown! 👻

What’s your favorite costume? pic.twitter.com/4DAElnlZH0— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 31, 2021

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”:

DETROIT – OCTOBER 26: Detail view of the goalie mask of Dominik Hasek #39 of the Detroit Red Wings at his locker before the game against the San Jose Sharks on October 26, 2007 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

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