I’m baaaack! (and so are the Red Wings)

Welcome to another season of Red Wings hockey, and another season of The Winged Wheeler.

Your fearless host has taken on additional (paid!) writing assignments since starting this blog last fall, so in the interest of time management, I am streamlining things this season at The Winged Wheeler.

Here’s what you can expect to see here this season:

1. Columns. There will be the occasional 1000-worder to keep you on the edge of your seat. At least with the Internet, you can’t use columns that you don’t like to line the bottom of the bird cage!

2. Nostalgia. You can’t be 51 years old and resist the urge to post about the old days. So be on the lookout for some random nods to the past, when appropriate and relevant. Could be old photos, could be some stream of consciousness memories. You’ll just have to wait and see!

3. A look back at the 1954-55 team. Prior to the Stanley Cup win in 1997, the Red Wings hadn’t captured hockey’s biggest prize since 1955. Remember the 42-year drought that Steve Yzerman and company ended? This season marks the 60th anniversary of Gordie Howe’s Cup-winning squad. So every week throughout the season, TWW will spotlight a player from that 1954-55 team. Pretty cool, eh? Expect those spotlights every Monday morning.

4. Links to relevant stories and articles. Why should I do all the work? So I will feed you links to articles and stories of interest—not only to Red Wings fans, but to hockey fans in general.

Here’s to a great season!