Sure it's a spectacle, a stunt. But it's also the ultimate throwback, to how hockey was first played. After missing last year due to Covid, the annual outdoor NHL Winter Classic is set for New Years Night
A private fireworks celebration in Novi, Michigan went horribly wrong Sunday night. The medical examiner in Novi says mortar shell tipped slightly and exploded into the chest of Matiss Kivlenieks. Early report said he had fallen and suffered head trauma, but the autopsy report released Monday afternoon said it was the blast to the chest that killed him.
"Due respect to Dylan Larkin, but this remains a franchise in search of a focal point player. Are we interested in seeing how Filip Zadina develops and how Bobby Ryan continues on his journey? Sure. Are we interested in seeing the Red Wings on most nights of a truncated season? No.