Monica McAlister

An avid hockey lover that grew up in Michigan and lived in the Washington D.C. area while going school for Sports Management. Volunteer with the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA); and follows as much SM-liiga and Elitserien as possible along with the vast array of North American leagues.

Recent Articles by Monica

Niklas Kronwall Public Enemy Number One

Niklas Kronwall Public Enemy Number One

Well look at that! Those too old, too soft, too European Red Wings are at it again with their uncouth goon behavior. Do those in Detroit not know that North […]

by · March 9, 2012 · 2 comments · Detroit Red Wings
Fighting the Good Fight: Taking a Look at Adam Proteau’s Book

Fighting the Good Fight: Taking a Look at Adam Proteau’s Book

To fight or not to fight that is the question… And it keeps going un answered because as hockey fans we are already a niche market in the United States […]

by · March 8, 2012 · 1 comment · Hockey Books
Minnesota are free falling down the standings since losing captain Mikko Koivu to injury. (Monica McAlister/THW)

Even Harding Couldn’t Hackett Against Red Wings

Last night the Minnesota Wild headed to Detroit for the second night of their back-to-back road trip. It would be the second road trip that Minnesota was without their captain […]

by · March 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild
Red Wings Darren Helm is part of the stealth youth movement in Detroit; can they keep up with once rivals out of St. Louis? (Icon SMI)

So the Red Wings Did Less Than You Wanted Yesterday

Get over it. With team General Mangers hiking up prices for players, and giving out inflated contracts combined with the parity in the league right now the trade deadline become […]

by · February 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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What Players Really Think About the Red Wings, Playing in Detroit

It is no secret that fans and media alike are constantly giving their opinions on matters. During any given NHL game you can login to Twitter and see opinions being […]

Jimmy Howard returns as the Sharks look to end the winning ways in Hockeytown (Icon SMI)

The Winged Wheel Keeps On Rolling

Anyone out there still thinking Pavel Datsyuk was over rated being picked first overall for the fantasy draft by Zdeno Chara? Just as everyone in the building was getting ready […]

by · February 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
21 And Not Done

21 And Not Done

History was made last night at the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 to set a new NHL record of 21 consecutive home wins; they even saluted the […]

by · February 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings
Valentines Day Shopping For Your Hockey Loving Girl Made Easy

Valentines Day Shopping For Your Hockey Loving Girl Made Easy

It is not time to panic but Valentines Day is only a week away. If you have a hockey loving girlfriend (spouse, fiancée, mistress, or just a girl you are […]

by · February 7, 2012 · 2 comments · Uncategorized
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Red Wings In Phoenix With Goalie Debate In Hand

The Detroit Red Wings are down in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes tonight in their first post Super Bowl game. Hopefully the guys were not partying too much last […]

by · February 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Detroit Red Wings
Feb. 11 & 12 Ottawa Park Ice Rink in Toledo, Ohio

What is different about outdoor hockey in Toledo? It’s Special

Within the last few weeks the hockey world has had a few out games including the NHL’s Winter Classic and having Ohio State University and the University of Michigan playing […]

by · January 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Cares
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Valtteri Filppula Racking Up Points, Still Underrated

Christmas is over and we have all heard the song of Rudolph basically on repeat about the overlooked reindeer that ended up being just what Santa needed. Well on a […]

by · January 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings

Winter Classic 2013: Octopi Detroit

We are just a few hours away from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic brought to us by Bridgestone yet before the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers even take […]