-- Johan Franzen
used a strong showing on DetroitRedWings.com
to capture the latest round of voting in the Red Wings’ Operation: Bobblehead campaign. As a result, production will begin on Franzen’s likeness for a special bobblehead to be given away to the first 7,500 fans in attendance at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, Dec. 8 when Detroit plays host to the Phoenix Coyotes.
Franzen joins teammates Pavel Datsyuk
(Oct. 13), Henrik Zetterberg
(Nov. 3) and Nicklas Lidstrom
(Apr. 5) as players to be featured in the Red Wings’ season-long Bobblehead Thursday promotion, with just two more spots yet to be determined by the forthcoming results of Operation: Bobblehead. Recommencing at one minute past noon today with none of the votes from last week counting towards this week’s total, balloting for Operation: Bobblehead is conducted simultaneously at DetroitRedWings.com and via the club’s official Facebook page.
With four of the six players to be featured on Bobblehead Thursdays at The Joe in 2011-12 now set, citizens of Hockeytown are invited to have their voices heard and select which remaining members of the team will round out the bobblehead giveaway lineup. Voting will be conducted on a week-by-week basis and will close at noon every Monday. The following day (Tuesday) at 12:01 p.m., voting will begin anew; no ballots cast the previous week will count towards each player’s total. Red Wings’ 2011-12 Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule
Thursday, October 13 vs. Vancouver – PAVEL DATSYUK
Thursday, November 3 vs. Calgary – HENRIK ZETTERBERG
Thursday, December 8 vs. Phoenix – JOHAN FRANZEN
Thursday, January 12 vs. Phoenix – Winner of Fan Vote #3
Thursday, February 23 vs. Vancouver – Winner of Fan Vote #4
Thursday, April 5 vs. New Jersey – NICKLAS LIDSTROM(NOTE: all games begin at 7:30 p.m.)