Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch paid Rosa Parks' rent for 10 years

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SInce then, the Red Wings have raised four Stanley Cup banners here, 11 in franchise history altogether. The Blues have played superbly away from home of late and can wrap up a flawless five-game road trip when they visit the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. The volume of condolences and kind wishes overwhelms us, and we appreciate it more than words can express.

By LOU KORAC "I do actually, amusing you ask. You have my blessing to do that, but let me ask you a question..." said Shaub.

For the second time in a week, racist graffiti has been found inside a Detroit building. "It's for $2,000, dated November the first, 1994".

Many, many more exist, but it all likely comes to a close for the Blues here tonight.

The Ilitches donated millions to Detroit's Wayne State University and invested in Little Caesars Arena, the future home of the Detroit Red Wings as well. "It's a very special place". Meanwhile, no one is paying tribute to the tens of thousands of workers who must labor at poverty level wages to coin the profits on which the Ilitch fortune is based. Goaltender Jake Allen, who was benched for poor play last month, was named the NHL Second Star of the Week after winning all three starts while posting a 1.00 goals-against average and a.967 save percentage.

Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of the Red Wings, the Tigers and the Fox, died last Friday at 87 years old.

Thomas Vanek has turned out to be an excellent gamble for general manager Ken Holland, though, and the Red Wings clearly miss him whenever he's not in the lineup.

"Our goalies are winning games for us, but we've also really focused on defense since Mike took over", St. Louis defenseman Joel Edmundson said. "They have an affinity for ownership, they know what special owners we have". They're always good in their building.

"He didn't want to see people suffer", Keith said. "It was clear that he wanted us certainly to make the right decisions and just great, great passion". There's going to be a lot of people coming through.