From around the league and around the world coming at you right into your home. Bringing you Tid-Bits! Not as tasty and Tim Horton’s Timbits but hopefully just as filling… well… yeah.
Who said the off season was boring? I promise I will not mention Ilya Kovalchuk.
Anyone else hear that Antti Niemi had a press conference today? No? The Blackhawks Stanley Cup winning goaltender held a press conference in Helsink, Finland at 1:30 local time. What was his big news? Well according to Juha Hiitelä (Finnish sports writer who can be found on Twitter @jhiitela ) Niemi did not mention anything about the status with his contract negotiations. However! Neimi did announce that he has no idea when he will have the Stanley Cup this summer but he will take it to sauna.
Yup. That was the press conference.
Yesterday the Detroit Red Wings organization flew in Mike Modano to have a lunch meeting to discuss the idea that he join his hometown team. Modano a Westland, Michigan native has spent his entire career with the (North)Stars organization. This is, up until they told him that his services were no longer needed. Ouch. After the lunch meeting Red Wings GM Ken Holland along with Head Coach Mike Babcock took Modano to a Detroit Tigers game. (Hey, I am looking for a job, someone want to fly me in and take me to lunch and a sporting event on their tab? – just thought I’d ask).
According to newly appointed head of Pro Hockey Talk on NBC’s Joe Yerdon: Chris McCosky reported:
“There isn’t any other team,” said Modano, standing outside Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch’s suite at Comerica Park Tuesday night. “It will be here or I’m not playing. I think it’s narrowed to that.”
Who says we give Modano a one hour special to announce his plans once he decides what he is doing?
It is summer. This heat wave is making sure the entire East Coast doesn’t forget that. So that means it is time for Hockey School!!!
Do you or do you know someone that wants to attend a Sniper Hockey Camp? What about if I told you you could do so with NHL sniper Cam Janssen (Yeah I had that same thought when I first read that too).
For real though St. Louis Blues forward Cam Janssen is putting on a camp July 26-29. For more details check out the website: http://www.brulehockey.com/SummerCamps/snipercamp.html
On July 5th Probert was rushed to a Windsor hospital after having chest pains and collapsing while on his boat on Lake St. Clair. To those wishing to pay their last respect so a man that was as widely loved with hockey fans as he was feared the services will be open to the public.
Visitation is Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. and again Thursday from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Families First Funeral Home in Windsor. The funeral is Friday at 10 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church in Windsor.
Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Center
3260 Dougall Avenue
Windsor, ON N9E1S6
Windsor Christian Fellowship
4490 7th Concession
Windsor, ON N9A 6J3