Tag archives for Detroit Red Wings

The good old hockey game

There’s the National Hockey League season, short as it was thanks to the lockout. And then there is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. a season in its own that will stretch to the end of June this year. As a Detroit Red Wings fan, I was relieved that the Wings qualified for the playoffs for the […]

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No cutline necessary

There are pictures that tell it all. Wednesday night, Jose Valverde, nicknamed the Big Potato, returned to Detroit to close and save a 7-5 victory over Kansas City. Given that the Tigers had discarded Valverde after his playoff and World Series meltdowns (despite saving 110 of 118 games in three years), his return was just […]

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Mr. Hockey at 85

On the occasion of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday. I can say proudly that I have taken a Mr. Hockey love tap (ouch!) to the upper arm! Only Jud Heathcote’s love taps compared. God bless Gordie Howe.

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The very definition of a Datsyukian deek

I’ve been meaning to post this video of the Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk taking the puck in his own defensive end and skating away from and through the entire Nashville team on Feb. 19 to score a goal. It’s the best end-to-end rush I can remember seeing since a Stanley Cup goal by the New […]

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Winging it

I used to write columns, cover games and manage sports departments in my pre-academic days. So it isn’t often that I sit down to write a full-bodied column. But the elimination of the Detroit Red Wings from the Stanley Cup playoffs on April 20 — April 20! — was enough to motivate me to take […]

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Why I love the Detroit Red Wings

How could you watch something like this and not be a Detroit Red Wings fan?  

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.