On this date–from AM640 in Toronto

December 30, 2005

On This Date

On December 30th in 1985, Harry Neale was fired as Coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Happy New Year Harry. Neale was replaced by Brad Park. The Wings were at the bottom of the NHL at the time of Neale’s firing, they were 8-23-4 and they had lost 10 out of 11. The icing on the cake was the Wings blowing a 4-0 lead against Toronto losing 5-4. It was Neale’s first season as coach of Detroit. Park coached the Wings for just 45 games winning 9.

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