Plans for the mixed-use development to be anchored by a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings were announced on Wednesday as the Downtown Development Authority approved a financing plan for the project.
A non-binding Memorandum of Understanding was agreed to by the DDA, Olympia Development and Wayne County, detailing the responsibilities for financing and management of the development, to be bounded by Woodward Ave.
The Grand Rapids Griffins claimed their first-ever Calder Cup Championship on Tuesday night, defeating the Syracuse Crunch 5-2 to complete a 4-2 series win.
Forward Tomas Tatar was named the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. He scored twice in the final game for a total of 16 goals and five assists for 21 points in 24 playoffs..
Hours after his agent revealed that Pavel Datsyuk was close to coming to terms on a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk himself confirmed that the two sides had agreed to a three-year deal.
"Signed 3 yr. extension. Detroit, glad to be here for 4 more yrs.Thanks to our fans, friends and Ilitch family." Datsyuk tweeted..
The National Hockey League announced on Friday that Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg was awarded the NHL Foundation Player Award for the 2013 season.
The award recognizes the player "who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community.".
Miller, 29, had been set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5. Originally drafted by the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003, he has spent the past four seasons with the Red Wings after having been claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009..
The Detroit Red Wings rallied from down 1-0 heading into the third period on Wednesday but couldn't stop the Chicago Blackhawks, dropping Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinal series between the teams in overtime.
Brent Seabrook gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 win at 3:35 of the extra period.
For the seventh time in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs the Red Wings were outscored in the third period, with a final-frame collapse by Detroit on Monday giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win to force a deciding Game Seven.
Detroit carried a 2-1 lead into the third in Monday's Game Six with the opportunity to eliminate Chicago.
Following a 4-1 loss in Game Five in Chicago on Saturday, the Red Wings get their second chance to eliminate the Blackhawks as they host Game Six tonight in Detroit.
Chicago is expected to make no lineup changes following the win that kept their playoff hopes alive. Detroit will also go with the same lineup, which is also what they used in their three consecutive wins..
The Detroit Red Wings had their first chance to eliminate Chicago from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday night and failed, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Blackhawks.
After winning three consecutive games, the Red Wings carried a 3-1 series lead into the game but could never get anything going as the 'Hawks staved off elimination on home ice..
Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard stopped all 28 shots he faced on Thursday night, leading the Red Wings to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The victory gave the Wings a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Semifinal series between the two teams.
Jakub Kindl's power play goal at 10:03 of the second period was the difference-maker.