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from Chris Johnston of the CP at TSN,
The experiment is off to a rousing start.
When the Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent forward Damien Brunner over the summer, they did so with the idea of playing him alongside Henrik Zetterberg. The NHL lockout put a hold on those plans -- at least until Zetterberg contacted his new teammate a couple weeks back and inquired about joining him in Switzerland with EV Zug.
They've been inseparable ever since.
"Detroit said they were going to put (Brunner) on a line with Zetterberg, so I got to do it first," Zug coach Doug Shedden said Wednesday in an interview. "I texted (Red Wings GM) Kenny Holland and said: `It works."'
Has it ever.
Zetterberg is playing like a man possessed with seven goals and 11 points in just five league games -- four of them victories for Zug to go along with a shootout loss -- while Brunner sits on top of the Swiss scoring table. The third member of the line, former Edmo...
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Lev Prague bought the KHL rights to Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar as an investment in the future rather than with short-term plans in mind, Lev general manager Normunds Sejejs told R-Sport on Thursday.
With nine games for the Red Wings since signing in 2009, Tatar has previously hinted he will look to Europe if he fails to break into the Detroit...
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,
Detroit is dying a little without Datsyuk right now, and Datsyuk is dying a little without Detroit. Asked if he missed Detroit, he did not hesitate.
"Yes," he said. "A lot."
What about it?
"Hockey," Datsyuk said. "Fans. Locker room. People. It's tough a little bit. After over 10 years, you...
Well folks, sorry I was mistaken in reading the schedule. There was a game last night;
Wednesday, October 31st
Pittsburgh (4-5-0) @ Washington (7-3-0)
Pittsburgh dropped to below .500 in an absolute blowout. Washington reams Fleury. WSH 5 – 1 PIT
Thursday, November 1st
Detroit (5-4-0) @ Calgary (3-3-2)
After a three game win streak to start the season, the Flames haven’t won...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
Not to be a contrarian here, but all the gnashing of teeth over the National Hockey League’s reported intention to cancel the Bridgestone Winter Classic later this week is completely misplaced.
If the league does it, it won’t be despite the fact that it was Toronto versus Detroit, two storied franchises, a first inclusion of a Canadian...