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In Red Wings Land

In 25th season together, Ken Kal, Paul Woods share passion for Red Wings, broadcasting | Detroit News

Simply put, they love doing what they do.

“I still get excited about calling hockey games,” said Kal, hours before the Wings faced the Boston Bruins last week. “When they’re (the Wings) winning, it’s great. But even when they’re not winning games, I love broadcasting hockey games. Every game is different, you never know what is going to happen, and it’s just exciting for me, to get in the booth and start describing the action.”

Ken Kal rules and absolutely deserves any praise and attention that is thrown his way. Between him and Ken Daniels, Red Wings fans are pretty fortunate to have such great play-by-play voices on the TV and radio broadcasts.


Listen to WIIM Radio: The Stabbing Westward Edition | Winging It In Motown

You can listen via the embedded player above or subscribe using your favorite podcasting service. If you put your head really close to somebody else listening, you can probably hear it that way and also make a new friend. Enjoy!

As always, WIIM Radio is rated R for language and violations of personal space.

The best Red Wings podcast in the universe.

Feel the Power (Rankings)

NHL Power Rankings: First-Quarter MVP Edition | Sportsnet

26. Detroit Red Wings

Everyone on the top trio of Dylan Larkin between Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha has performed well. Mantha’s 11 goals, however, can’t be overlooked.

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus players who need to step up for every team | ESPN

27. Detroit Red Wings

Previous ranking: 31

Call it the Robby Fabbri effect. The Red Wings have turned things around with three straight wins. This is a prime opportunity for another new addition -- Brendan Perlini -- to get his career back on track. He’s scoreless in seven games.

The Wings are rising up the rankings.