clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Operation Eaves Follow-Up

New, comments
Patrick Eaves shows off the poster Josh made of all the supportive comments from Wings fans to come out of Operation Eaves.
Patrick Eaves shows off the poster Josh made of all the supportive comments from Wings fans to come out of Operation Eaves.

Earlier in the month, a fan project from Red Wings blogs called Operation Eaves started with a simple goal: to show injured Red Wings' forward Patrick Eaves that we're pulling for him as he recovers from the head injury he suffered in a game this season by sacrificing his body to block a shot. Our own Josh Howard put those comments together in a poster and collected the gifts/cards to deliver to the Red Wings to give to Eaves.

Today, he received a response from Patrick to share with the fans:

To the Fans:

"I want to thank everyone who sent a get well card or left a message on this website with such encouraging comments. I appreciate everyone keeping me in your thoughts during this tough year for me. Between the cool poster and all the kind words, I was blown away by the best fans in hockey. The cards and comments brought up my spirits and I just want to thank all of you for your support. I look forward to coming back next season."

Patrick Eaves

You are the best fans in hockey. Thank you to everybody for participating in this awesome project.