Found February 26, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller penned a column about former Anaheim Ducks and Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei, and it’s…It’s a difficult one to read, but it’s worth your time: In one of his last acts on this Earth, Ruslan Salei made out his will. He and Bethann began planning his estate, setting up a trust for the kids. They talked about where he’d be buried. The couple had been together for 14 years and married six, had produced three beautiful children, had a gorgeous home here and a second one built to Ruslan’s specifications in his homeland of Belarus. So busy with what was happening, they hadn’t thought about what could happen. He had accumulated plenty in collecting professional paychecks for 14 seasons, the first nine of which came with the Ducks. Yet, until that day in July, sitting in some attorney’s office, not entirely sure why they were even there to begin with, the Saleis never had time for what if, never pondered just in case. Now, for some reason, they ...

Red Wings practice updates: Lidstrom, Quincey questionable tomorrow; Franzen on 3rd line

I’ve done my best to cover the news regarding the Red Wings’ trade of Mike Commodore to the Tampa By Lightning and its return—a 7th-round pick and, internally, the opportunity for Brendan Smith to play tomorrow versus Columbus and perhaps steal Jakub Kindl’s spot as the team’s #7 defenseman going into the playoffs, but the Wings’ beat writers are also reporting that neither...

Red Wings’ Ericsson out for a month with a broken wrist

As noted earlie this evening, the Detroit Red Wings will have to give Jakub Kindl and Mike Commodore at least a few weeks’ worth of attempts to regain their jobs—alongside the newly-acquired Kyle Quincey—as Jonathan Ericsson was lost to a broken wrist, as reported by MLive’s Ansar Khan... Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will be out one month...

Holland Looking For Size Up-Front

from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, With 13 of the 15 teams in the Western Conference still alive in the playoff picture, trade talks have slowed to a snail’s pace. “I’ve had some conversations over the last three or four days, a couple more today,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said in a phone interview Sunday afternoon. “There’s not a lot going on. We’ll...

Detroit vs Colorado: No Diving

The streak is over, the Wings are 2nd in the west, and have lost their last two games. As true Wings fans none of that worries us. Detroit is the best team in the NHL. They just got better with the addition of Quincey, and might still improve with another move between now and Monday.Puck drops at 7pm on FSDClick the jump for more As Chris would so eloquently put it Quincey is...

Avalanche 4, Red Wings 3

Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home. After winning 23 straight at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings have now lost two in a row on home ice, falling 4-3 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. The Red Wings hadn't been beaten in regulation in Detroit since Nov. 3. Their winning streak was snapped Thursday night with a shootout loss to Vancouver...

Getting to know: Mike Commodore

MORE COVERAGE RELATED: Lightning acquire D Mike Commodore for Conditional 7th-round pick 6-foot-4, 225-pound defenseman has played in 17 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season. Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta native spe...

Wings drop second straight at home, fall to Avs

DETROIT (AP) Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home.

Red Wings move Commodore for draft pick

The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Mike Commodore to Tampa Bay for a seventh-round pick in 2013.

Postgame Avs-Red Wings: Landy for Calder

AP/Duane Burleson DETROIT – A second box of Stouffer’s lasagna sits to my right, consumed, HBO is on the TV, I’m laying on a box spring because the mattress was too soft and I’m starting a blog at 12:15 a.m. local time. Still think I have a glam life? So anyway, Gabriel Landeskog for the Calder Trophy. I’ll have a bigger story on this in Monday’s paper, but Landy would...

Red Wings fall at home again

After winning 23 straight at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit has lost two in a row on home ice after losing, 4-3, to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Wings fall to Avs for second-straight home loss

Just like that, the Detroit Red Wings have a losing streak at home.

Around The League: Mike Commodore To The Lightning

The second trade of the day happens just a little before 1pm. Not an earth shattering move, but a move none the less. Mike Commodore is on the move as he has been traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a conditional 7th round pick. A solid physical defenseman, this is mostly [...]

Lightning acquire D Mike Commodore from Detroit

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Mike Commodore from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Commodo...
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