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Thank you, Hockeytown!

Tuesday, 10.18.2011 / 12:28 PM ET
By Bill Roose - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com / The Wheel Deal
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‘Hockeytown Thanks’ was an overwhelmingly huge success this week.

And why shouldn’t it? After all, with five off-days between games, the Red Wings had some time to burn, and what better way to do it than to say ‘thank you’ to those diehard fans, who’ve supported this team through thick and thin.

Over the last two days – and through the collective assistance of the team’s corporate sales, marketing and public relations staffs – nearly every player went into the community as a gesture of goodwill, thanking fans, as well as corporate sponsors.

Players welcomed customers at seven different retail stores in western Wayne and Oakland counties, spending an hour each at a Meijer, Kroger, Tim Hortons (see video below), Little Caesars, Belle Tire, AT&T, and Szott Dodge/Ram. They also visited the downtown Detroit offices of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Quicken Loans, where they greeted employees. 

It’s fair to say that hundreds of BCBS employees were beyond surprised as they arrived to work Monday morning and saw forwards Tomas Holmstrom, Drew Miller and Fabian Brunnstrom standing in their lobby.

Perhaps the best light-hearted moment at BCBS occurred when Miller greeted a group of employees, who were making their way to the lobby escalator and beyond.

Sounding like he took a page from the socialist manifesto, Miller told the small, yet swift-moving group, “Welcome to work”. Of course, his message drew a mixture of employee responses, from a few grumbles to a spattering of laughs.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 56 30 20 6 163 150 66
5 DET 56 29 18 9 138 134 67
6 NJD 57 29 21 7 125 124 65
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
9 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 BUF 57 23 28 6 135 156 52
15 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89