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from of Puck Daddy, I spoke to Datsyuk last week about the upcoming playoffs, NHL rules changes, Alex Ovechkin and Alex Radulov, and other League topics. But as you’ll read, our conversations went in many other interesting places, including:
• His early hockey years, including wearing figure skates and a locker room fight.
• The people with whom he’d most like to have dinner.
• The evils of hockey camps.
• His favorite sport other than hockey.
How do you feel about HBO cameras following you around before the next Winter Classic for their 24/7 show?
I really liked those shows. I didn’t watch all the episodes, but the ones I saw I really enjoyed. And if they follow me around, I just have to be myself. I don’t want to be seen as someone I am not. I am just going to be me, who I am every day. I won’t change for the cameras. If you try to be fake, people will notice it right away.
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Ty Conklin will be in net for the Red Wings on Wednesday in New York.
According a tweet from FSD's John Keating, Conklin cleared waivers and will get the start against the Rangers.
Rookie Jordan Pearce will be Conklin's backup.
Jimmy Howard, who is nursing a sore groin, says he might be ready to play Saturday at home against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Wishful thinking was on display after Red Wings practice on Friday.
Many of the injured players were encouraged with their progress leading head coach Mike Babcock to believe that Captain Nick Lidstrom (ankle bone bruise) was ready to rejoin the lineup.
Nicks in, isnt he?" Babcock asked reporters after practice.
When the coach was informed that Lidstrom indicated that he...
from Ansar Khan of Mlive, “We’ll see what the coaching staff and trainers want to do, that’s why it’s hard to say right now whether I’m going to play or not,’’ Lidstrom said. “Just have to wait it out tomorrow and see how it feels.’‘
He said he feels better than he did 2-3 days ago, but still has some pain when he’s turning. He is concerned that he might reaggravate...
If you thought that things couldn't get any worse then you haven't been watching Red Wings hockey over the last month. The final ten games of the season kicked off Monday night vs Washington with a 30 minute effort that saw the Wings fall 5-3. Tonight they play the east leading New York Rangers at MSG Puck drops at 7:30 pm on NBCSNClick the jump for more
0 out of 20 points...
The Rangers report that Artem Anisimov said he felt great at practice today, but it is up to the coach whether he plays or not....Torts usually defers to the medical staff on injuries so if they clear him expect to see AA back in the line-up tonight....if AA returns, the question is who sits? Fedotenko is a little banged up so he is a possible candidate.Meanwhile, Pat Leonard at...
Way better effort tonight by the Wings. Not the result we wanted, but we're getting there. If the Wings keep playing like that, they'll be fine.Jump for the recap:
Conklin was very good out there. I'm not surprised. He's played very well in Grand Rapids and I knew he'd be ready if the call came.The PP was better tonight. Good movement and some decent shots...
Conklin cleared waivers today and is scheduled to start against the Rangers at MSG.
Jordan Pearce will be the backup even though Jimmy Howard felt he could fill that position tonight. Howard also mentioned he’d like to start on Saturday.
No change in Johan Franzen, did not skate but received off-ice treatment.
Lidstrom did more skating at the optional practice today, so far...
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
The visiting Detroit Red Wings lost 2-1 in overtime to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, but played well enough to win.
The Red Wings are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, which is Detroit’s longest since a six-game losing streak at the beginning of October. Detroit is a feeble 3-6-2 in its last 11 games and is only in fourth in the...
The Detroit Red Wings' recent slump has coincided with a rash of injuries, though their captain is nearing a return.
Nicklas Lidstrom is a game-time decision when Detroit looks to avoid its longest losing streak in 21 years Saturday night against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.
Detroit (44-25-5) sits one point ahead of Nashville and Chicago for the No. 4 seed and home-ice...
On the heels of an emotional win over the Devils, the Rangers went out and defeated the Detroit Red Wings on the back of birthday boy Ryan Callahan. What started off as a slow-paced game, gained steam as the night wore on and ended in fireworks when Cally ripped a shot from the high slot to secure a 2-1 victory in overtime.
On to the notes from the game…
The game started...
Credit to Tiger Blood Tuzzi.
Are you Mike Babcock?A) Yes. You just finished a pregame routine that includes staring at a frozen steak until it cooks itself. Now you will go coach a hockey team.B) No.-The Triple Deke
Tyler, over at the recently risen from the dead Triple Deke, was sick of not having control of the games and decided that he would have a choose your...
The New York Rangers (45-20-7) host the Detroit Red Wings (44-25-4) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio 1130AM, XM 213Live Stream (Don't click...
From the NYCBL
For the Geneva Red Wings, this summer baseball season looks promising as they are relying on the “strength and speed of their outfield” says owner Dave Herbst.
“With a good blend of all players from the various divisions, the Geneva Red Wings consists mostly of D1 Guys” says Herbst. Among those D1 guys, is big hitting outfielder Dan Saluga (Youngstown State...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 45-20-7 (97 pts). The Rangers [...]