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Joe Louis Arena to host clearance sale on Detroit Red Wings memorabilia Saturday | The Scene

If you missed the auction, here’s some good news!

The Red Wing's old stomping grounds, Joe Louis Arena, is still selling off old memorabilia — with a last-call clearance sale planned for Saturday, Dec. 23, Olympia Entertainment reports.

Around the NHL

How a change of scenery helps a player find new confidence -

This is a good look at how players can have a revival in a different setting. Not that this is relevant to Detroit ;)

I’m always amazed how often we see a player who is given up on or who struggles in one market move to a different organization and immediately flourish. It can drive a fan base absolutely bonkers to lose out on what might have been.

How does this happen? How does a player get better after changing teams? Is it not the same player who is prone to the same mistakes?

Sometimes it’s the result of a coach, the organization, or the player himself, but the vast majority of the time the reason for a rebound is the same: Landing with a new team is a chance to hit the reset button and feel wanted.

A prime example this season is former Edmonton Oiler Jordan Eberle, who has 13 goals this season after being traded to the New York Islanders.

Where was this player in Edmonton?