QUICK HITS: The Near-Dynasty Edition
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. I hope you’re staying healthy, staying safe, and staying home. Here are some cool headlines to pass your time today.
KULFAN: Ken Kal waiting, hopeful NHL season will resume
“At the end of the season you start planning for the summer, and there are a lot of things I’ve planned like you plan for every year taking place at the proper time (development camp, Entry Draft),” Kal said. “But the problem you have right now is you don’t know (when they’ll take place). You’re basically in a holding pattern. You don’t know when things will happen.”
In his latest column, Ted goes one-on-one with radio broadcaster Ken Kal, a familiar personality to Red Wings fans. In the interview, Kal talks about these unprecedented times, and life without the job he loves. A good read, especially if you’re a Kal fan (who isn’t).
FISCHLER: Red Wings nearly became NHL dynasty in late 1930s
This was a real cool read from Stan Fischler as a part of his weekly scrapbook. In the piece, he chronicles the dynasty of Jack Adams, and the forgotten team that he built before the Howe era.
Sportswriters who covered baseball and hockey in those years likened Adams’ Red Wings to the New York Yankees, who won the World Series in 1936 and 1937. Adams begged to differ.
”Wrong!” he would snap. “We’re not the Yankees of hockey. The Yankees are the Red Wings of baseball.”
Adams would underline his argument by pointing out that his top line, featuring Marty Barry, Herbie Lewis and Larry Aurie, was regarded as the NHL’s best.
Another Goalie Fight!
Fox Sports Detroit gives us a little throwback on the first day of April, it was one year ago yesterday that Chris Osgood went toe-to-toe with Patrick Roy (repulsive loser). Osgood weighed in on the scrap.
And then there was that other goalie fight on April 1, 1998: Osgood vs. Roy. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/FYoQTTdwRe— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) April 1, 2020
Stay healthy, friends. We got this.