Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press
Published 9:55 p.m. ET March 6, 2020 | Updated 12:17 a.m. ET March 7, 2020
The Detroit Red Wings don’t need the draft lottery to climb out of the cellar of the NHL standings.
They just need more Jeff Daniels and Dave Coulier.
The accomplished actors are Michiganders and longtime Red Wings fans. And on Friday, before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Little Caesars Arena, they were in the locker room to announce the Wings’ starting lineup.
“I wish I weren’t drunk,” Daniels, 65, said in a video posted by the Red Wings.
Daniels then handed the lineup over to Coulier, a 60-year-old St. Clair Shores native, who announced the players in a thick Canadian accent (think the McKenzie brothers … or Carl Spackler, as a Canuck).
“Hockey is the best beer sport in the world, eh?” Coulier said.
The Wings showed renewed energy after the introduction, beating the Blackhawks 2-1 to snap a six-game losing streak.
Daniels, who grew up in Chelsea and attended Central Michigan, was in the Wings’ locker room when they won the Stanley Cup in 1997, snapping a 42-year drought.