Televised Preseason Game Notes

Hey, the Red Wings are actually on TV tonight! And it only took to the midway point of the exhibition schedule. Go FSN!

Oh, and it’s also on the radio for people who are away from a TV but close enough to Detroit to get AM 1270.

It looks like we’ll see the people I’m most interested in, if Khan’s roster is right…

(Forwards)
Holmstrom-Filppula-Hossa
Kopecky-Draper-Maltby
Abdelkader-Helm-Leino
Ritola-Emmerton-Downey

(Defense)
Rafalski-Kronwall
Lebda-Lilja
Quincey-Chelios

(Goalies)
Howard (whole game)
Larsson

Hossa, Kopecky, Abdelkader and Leino were the guys I wanted to see in exhibitions. Hossa because he’s the new guy, Kopecky because he’s coming back from injury, Abdelkader ’cause he’s the local guy and Leino ’cause he might be another one of those brilliant Red Wings moves.

A couple game notes… Start time is 7:30. FSN will be airing a special about Dan Cleary‘s time with the Cup at 7:00 (likely to be re-aired 108 times over the next month or two given FSN’s usual airing habits).

Oh, yeah, and don’t be surprised when the Wings step onto the ice with straight nameplates on their jerseys, no one ever remembers but the team does this every year during the preseason. The vertically-arched lettering will return on October 9.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.