Red Wings coach, general manager, alums ring bells for Salvation Army in Metro Detroit.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Submitted by the Detroit Red Wings: Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Mike Babcock and Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland successfully defended their bell ringing title on Tuesday as the four duos of Red Wings personnel brought in a grand total of $24,438.69 for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at stops throughout Metro Detroit. During a two-hour span of bell ringing at Hiller’s Market in downtown Northville, Babcock and Holland raised $13,462 for the nonprofit, which included an anonymous $5,000 donation. Babcock and Holland saw a 37.9 percent increase over the $9,761.06 amount raised by the duo last season. “We can’t thank Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, some of the team's most beloved former players and the entire …
Dr. John Finley helped keep Red Wings players healthy for 46 years.
For 46 years, Dr. John Finley of Birmingham helped ensure the Detroit Red Wings stayed healthy. Working behind the scenes for the team from 1957-2003, Finley treated multiple generations of all-time Red Wings greats ranging from Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman. Finley documents his experiences with the team over its storied history in a new book, Hockeytown Doc, which Finley promoted Wednesday at an appearance at Kroger in Plymouth Township. "I started recording little excerpts that occurred as I'd think about it," he said. "Then we put it all together and made a book out of it." Finley said his initial plans for the book were to make it a keepsake and not necessarily a published work. "I was originally going to do it for my family, as a …