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TIGERS HIRE GARDENHIRE, DROP SANCHEZ.....F, 10/20/17

>>caption:  NEW TIGER MGR
RON GARDENHIRE<<

@ COMERICA PARK:

    The Tigers introduced former
Minnesota Twins skipper Ron
Gardenhire as Detroit's new manager
at an early Friday afternoon news
conference.

    Gardenhire received a three-year contract as 38th Tiger manager.

    From a long list of 47 potential candidates, ten interviews were
conducted and Gardenhire was the final person interviewed on Tuesday.  
Gardenhire was the only interview special consultant Al Kaline sat in on.  

    Gardenhire, who turns 60 years old next week, spent May through
the NLDS as bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks after surviving
a bout with pancreatic cancer.

    Gardenhire wore uniform #35 with both Minnesota and Arizona.
He was issued #15 by Detroit because #35 was, of course, an iconic
number worn by recently traded Tiger superstar RHP Justin Verlander
who will try to keep Houston alive vs the New York...   [ Read More... ]


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When Gordie Howe broke into the NHL as a 1946-47 Detroit Red Wings rookie he wore uniform #17, a high number reserved for newcomers.  Who wore Howe's later famous #9 for Detroit when Gordie started with #17?  
Jim Conacher
Roy Conacher
Fernand Gauthier
Tony Licari
 


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  • Fan Fact

    OCTOBER 20, 1971:     The Red Wings remained winless on the road, dropping to 1-4 on the season including 0-3 away from Olympia in a 4-3 defeat to the Bruins at the Boston Garden. Beantown fans were treated to a special night by Bruins DEF Bobby Orr who had a goal and two assists. This night's effort gave Orr 400 scoring points in his first 333 NHL regular season games. Orr would register 3-G & 4-A in a half dozen games vs Detroit in 1971-72 with Boston winning five of the six season series meetings.  


    POW Award

    HENRIK ZETTERBERG
    The Red Wing Captain had a 6-pt week as Detroit went 2-1 to wrap-up a 3-1 road trip during the period of October 9th--15th, 2007.  Hank assisted on Detroit's first goal in a 4-2 loss at Dallas OCT 10TH, then scored a tying goal in a 4-2 win at Arizona OCT 12TH.  Z had a lucky Friday-the-13th with a goal and three assists in a 6-3 victory at Las Vegas.  Zetterberg helped the Red Wings to take first place in the early NHL Atlantic Division standings.  Zetterberg earned his third Player-Of-the-Week Award this year and 18th POW Award overall.



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