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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 06:  Former Detroit Red Wings Nick Lidstrom and his wife Annika and family enter the ice arena prior to the Nick Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony at Joe Louis Arena on March 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Chris Ilitch: ‘I Was Proud To Represent The Owners Of The Team, My Parents’

On a night of celebrating the illustrious past of the Red Wings, Ilitch made it clear the team intends to build on that past.

CBS Detroit–03/07/2014

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Mike Ilitch Won’t Attend Nick Lidstrom Jersey Retirement

“This past year, I had a medical procedure that has kept me out of the spotlight for awhile.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Joe Nathan #36 and Geovany Soto #8 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after a 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers will now play a American League Wild Card tie-breaker game on Monday September 30, 2013.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

New Closer Joe Nathan Excited For What Revamped Roster Will Do For Tigers

As much of a topic as offense has been this off-season, Nathan believes the defense will make the difference in 2014.

CBS Detroit–01/31/2014

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex, downtown Detroit. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Residents, Business Owners Concerned Over New Red Wings Arena

Detroit City Council schedules a special session for Friday morning to discuss plans for a potential new hockey arena for the Red Wings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  (L-R) Manager Jim Leyland, team owner Mike Ilitch and General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers celebrate with the American League Championship trophy after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ilitch Charities To Donate $150,000 To Local Non-Profits

Ilitch Charities, a non-profit organization affiliated with Detroit entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, will donate $150,000 in grants to three prominent southeast Michigan charitable groups during a check presentation at Comerica Park Friday, September 20.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2013

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images, File)

State Agency OKs Bonds For New Red Wings Arena

A new hockey arena for the Detroit Red Wings got another step closer to reality Wednesday with Michigan Strategic Fund Board approval of $450 million in bonds for the structure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex downtown Detroit. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Location Unveiled For Red Wings Arena, Entertainment District

A tentative deal has been reached for a $650 million events center in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013

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Dave Bing Slams Local Media, Says They Have No Love For Motor City

With Detroit’s fiscal woes simmering and threat of an Emergency Manager looming, Mayor Dave Bing said he wishes the local media would stop focusing all of its attention on the negative and show the Motor City some love.

CBS 62–03/01/2013

(Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

NHL Owners Unanimously Approve Labor Deal

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman felt all the anger directed toward him as the lockout dragged on and threatened to wipe out the entire hockey season.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2013

(credit: WWJ/Stephanie Davis, File)

Snyder Signs Bills For Detroit Transit, Lighting, Red Wings Arena

A lot of fanfare and a little protest in Detroit as Gov. Rick Snyder signed several bills that he says will help the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

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