Detroit Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde still laughing about handsome ranking

Detroit Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde, Sept.  28, 2022 in Detroit.

Derek Lalonde is still laughing about the ranking that placed his looks near the top among NHL coaches. There’s a lot for Lalonde to do in his role as first-year head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, and it’s nice to have something lighthearted to break up the workload. Lalonde finished his Wednesday morning news … Read more

Detroit Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde relieved family evacuated from Tampa

Left to right: Red Wings owner Christopher Ilitch, new Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde and general manager Steve Yzerman hold up a jersey presented to Lalonde after his introductory news conference at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Derek Lalonde had one less thing to worry about Tuesday: His family was safely out of the Tampa area and the path of Hurricane Ian. While Lalonde has moved to Detroit as he embarks on his first year as head coach of the Detroit Red Wingshis wife and children are still living in Tampa. “My … Read more

The Czech Line? Red Wings Lalonde Says It Won’t Be Happening

Filip Zadina, Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde will be having a checking line this season. However, he wants nothing to do with any thought of assembling a Czech line. The offseason addition of unrestricted free agent Dominik Kubalik from the Chicago Blackhawks, coupled with returnees Jakub Vrana and Filip Zadina is presenting Lalonde with the opportunity … Read more

Detroit Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde decries being called handsome

Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde, Sept.  21, 2022 in Traverse City.

Derek Lalonde saw a text congratulating him, but didn’t have time to read the body of the message. When he found out, he had a good laugh. A press release made the rounds Tuesday morning, declaring Lalonde was named “the third-most handsome NHL coach of 2022, according to beauty-technology analysis.” He ranked behind Edmonton’s Jay … Read more

What Derek Lalonde Said After Red Wings Red and White Game

Derek Lalonde, Tampa Bay Lightning

Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said he liked the pace of today’s annual Red and White scrimmage in Traverse City. He thought the players were putting emphasis on executing their defensive responsibilities. That’s important, given that last season the Red Wings ranked last in giving up dangerous scoring chances. Lalonde is aiming to fix … Read more

Detroit Red Wings embrace new head coach Derek “Newsy” Lalonde

Derek Lalonde coaches the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of training camp in Traverse City.

TRAVERSE CITY — Nicknames in hockey tend to revolve around a player’s proper name, but every now and then, a unique one comes along. Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin (called “Larks” by teammates) laughed Thursday after the first day of training camp when asked if he knew why new head coach Derek Lalonde goes … Read more