Found January 24, 2012 on
If Brad Stuart decides to play closer to home and Nick Lidstrom decides to re****, two of their top 4 defensemen will have to be replaced.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Detroit Red Wings haven’t started contract talks with Brad Stuart because the defenseman hasn’t decided where his future lies—in Detroit or closer to his home on the West Coast.
If it were strictly a hockey-related decision, it would be easy, Detroit would be Stuart’s first choice. But his wife and kids, two young sons and a stepdaughter in high school, live in San Jose, and that is where they must stay.
So it has been difficult for Stuart being away from his family for long stretches, flying to the West Coast and back during breaks in the schedule.
“It is going to be a tough decision,” Stuart said. “It’s not going to be all based on hockey and what I want for my career. It’s going to be a little bit (about) family, which is important. Those are things I still have to kind of sort out, try to figure out what’s go...
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings had to fight to extend their franchise record home winning streak to 17 games. Literally.
But in the process of their 3-1 victory, they showed their Central Division rival, the St. Louis Blues (29-13-6), that you have to be a little choosy as to when you fight.
The Wings (33-15-1) were not upset they trailed 1-0 late in the first period, they were...
Nicklas Lidstrom's consecutive-games streak ended at 213 on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings captain sat out against the Montreal Canadiens because of the flu.
The 41-year-old defenseman practiced with his teammates earlier Wednesday, but was unable to play in the NHL's last game before the All-Star break.
Lidstrom, an 11-time participant in the All-Star game...
Credit Josh Howard for this awesome 300 inspired photo. And F U Eddie
There are two things I hate in this world. Blackhawks "fans" and Blues "fans" both for the simple fact that they know absolutely nothing about the sport they claim to be real fans of. Yet they spew unintelligible nonsense about the team and city I love.Puck drops at 7:30pm on NBCSN. Eddie...
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The Red Wings fought, hit, skated and scored Monday night to secure themselves a 17th straight victory at home.
The Blues once again failed to respond to a Red Wings charge and
The Detroit Red Wings probably wish their final game before the All-Star break took place at home, where they have won 17 straight.
The Red Wings are on a roll with 16 straight victories at Joe Louis Arena.
Nicklas Lidstrom's consecutive-games streak ended at 213 on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings captain sat out against the Montreal Canadiens because of the flu. The 41-year-old defenseman practiced with his teammates earlier Wednesday, but was unable to play in the NHL's last game before the All-Star break.
PHT: We’ve seen plenty from the Red Wings and Blues this season, but when they get together tonight in Detroit (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) it’s about as big of a game between the two teams as we’ve seen in a long time.
1) Just finished writing a Red Wings book. Hereâs a leftover bit about Gordie Howe from former teammate Bryan âBugsyâ Watson.
âOne of the greatest goals I ever seen scored,â starts Bugsy. âGordie had this long piece of hair, he didnât have much up there but he had this one long piece that dangled down. We were in Toronto and Kent Douglas had...