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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Crossover appeal

Jim Leyland will drop the puck for the opening faceoff at Joe Louis Arena, Thursday. I'm wondering if the skipper is really a big hockey fan. Hmmm.
Here's the teams press release ...

The Detroit Red Wings will hold a special ceremonial puck drop prior to their home game on Thursday, April 3rd as Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland will do the honors and drop the puck just prior to face-off between the Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Leyland, currently in his third season as Manager of the Detroit Tigers, has guided the team to a 183-142 record during his tenure. He is the 36th Manager in Tigers history and a veteran of 43 years in professional baseball. Leyland was named Major League Manager of the year in 2006 by Baseball America, and American League Manager of the Year by both the BBWAA and The Sporting News after guiding the Tigers to their first playoff berth since 1987. Leyland won a World Series title in 1997 as the Manager of the Florida Marlins.


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