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Nick Lidstrom doesn’t block shots. He doesn’t body check anyone. He’s never thrown an elbow. His next fight will be his first.
The greatest hockey defenseman of his time, or maybe of any time, isn’t supposed to be so mild-mannered. He isn’t supposed to be less physical than a second baseman.
Lidstrom, the Red Wings all-universe defenseman, is 41 years old. In human years. In hockey playing years, he’s closer to 30, because he hasn’t used his body as a battering ram or for someone else’s target practice.
Lidstrom plays hockey like Bobby Fischer played chess and Minnesota Fats played billiards—literally. No one has seen that 200’x 80’ sheet of ice better than Lidstrom, who is always a move or two ahead of his opponent. He’s the geometric hockey player—using the puck’s caroms and angles like Fats used those green felt rails.
There hasn’t been a defenseman like him, before or since he entered the NHL in 1991. I’ll put up a batch of my wife’s Pasta Fagioli that there won’t be o
BEST OF MAXIM
That’s what Bob McKenzie tweeted today, as reposted by the Detroit Sports Site.
The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Fabian Brunnstrom on waivers Sunday, TSN’s Bob MacKenzie reported. Any NHL team can now claim Brunnstrom — if he clears, he’s likely headed to Grand Rapids for a spell. No corresponding roster move was announced.
I had to check my watch, twice, to make sure...
Popular Detroit Red Wings defender and twitter personality Mike Commodore was very confused after a high volume of negativity from Los Angeles Kings fans on Twitter yesterday.
The off-season acquisition of the Red Wings says he accidentally clicked “retweet” on an original tweet that questioned the integrity of L.A. as a hockey market.
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from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Productivity from the top line typically is not a problem for the Detroit Red Wings because whoever plays with Pavel Datsyuk usually flourishes.
But that hasn’t been the case this season. The Red Wings’ first unit has struggled, particularly Datsyuk’s linemates. Henrik Zetterberg has just one goal and one assist and Danny Cleary has no goals and two...
San Jose went into Joe Louis arena in Detroit and as expected added to the list of exciting Red Wings and Sharks games.
San Jose plays the Red Wings as tough as anybody in the NHL and tonight they grinded out a 4-2 win including an empty net goal. The numbers were almost even in all the departments that matter except face-offs, Detroit dominated that area. Even losing such an important cate...
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Quick update from the Red Wings' morning skate: Patrick Eaves and Fabian Brunnstrom are out tonight as the Wings take on the Wild at XCel Energy Center.
One of the best ways to stop a losing streak is to play a team you've had great success against. For Detroit, that team would be the Minnesota Wild. Detroit has beaten the Wild 28 times in 41 meetings with only 6 regulation losses. That's domination. But the past is in the past and only today matters. Tonight's lineup:Forwards:Zetterberg - Datsyuk - ClearyFilppula - Franzen...
Tonight Detroit faces the team who’s knocked them out of the playoffs the past two years, San Jose. The fact that Detroit’s lost to those not-so-loveable losers the past two seasons certainly irks me, but the fact that the Sharks couldn’t even do something worthwhile with the series victory makes it sting even more.
Prior to losing to the Sharks, if you beat Detroit in...
Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday in St. Paul:
Having lost two games in a row, one to a very talented opponent and the other to a lesser foe, the Red Wings see the Sharks as a great chance for to rebound.
DETROIT – The Red Wings placed forward Fabian Brunnstrom on waivers today.
The move gives general manager Ken Holland the option to recall a player from Grand Rapids, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, if he chooses.
A pair of teams that have been heading in opposite directions lately will get together tonight, as the Detroit Red Wings host the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena.
No one embodies the Red Wings' struggle to score more right now than Danny Cleary, who has two assists this season.