Quest for the Calder | Finishing Touches

By now, the confetti has settled and the great halls of the Van Andel Arena have fallen silent; void of the hockey fans that graced them only a few days ago. The echos of the crowd chants and whistles have faded into summer. For now, the famous "Freezer on Fulton" will be transformed night after … Continue reading Quest for the Calder | Finishing Touches

Joe Hicketts | More Than Just a Rookie

As I watched the last few moments of Thursday's practice at the Van Andel Arena, trying my hardest not to be star-struck (because lets face it, AHL players are pretty much famous), I stole my breath and tried to calm my nerves. Hicketts, or otherwise affectionately known to his teammates as "Little Joe," first caught … Continue reading Joe Hicketts | More Than Just a Rookie

Russo and the Wings | A Detroit Fairytale

Amidst the mumbling of fair-weather fans, critics and realists scattered throughout the world of hockey, there are a few helpless romantics that love a good comeback and a Cinderella story. I would dare to venture that Michigan-based fans specifically, know the the rollercoaster-esque feelings that our local sports teams can induce. This season, in the … Continue reading Russo and the Wings | A Detroit Fairytale