Found June 21, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
Ok let’s think the absolute worst case scenario for the Wings when it comes to free agency and filling in the needs on defense. If Ryan Suter, Matt Carle, Jason Garrison, Dennis Wideman, and Justin Schultz all land anywhere but Detroit this offseason, Ansar Khan of, believes that Ottawa’s Filip Kuba could get a call… “… a decent two-way defenseman with good size and mobility. (Kuba) contributes offensively, is solid defensively and logs a lot of minutes. He led the Senators with 149 blocked shots. He went from a minus-26 rating in 2010-11 to a plus-26 rating in 2011-12 under first-year coach Paul MacLean, the former Red Wings assistant. It helped being paired with Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson …” I still have a firm belief that the Wings will end up getting Ryan Suter when all is said and done. If not it would be very surprising that they don’t get their next option in Matt Carle. Kuba could be a decent addition to the Wings as long as he’s brought in with someone els...

Ottawa's Erik Karlsson wins Norris Trophy

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Erik Karlsson's Norris Trophy Win Shows Little Regard for Defense in Voting for NHL's Best Defenseman

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The Norris Trophy Is Now A Sham

Nice shirt Karlsson, you fruit. The NHL "awarded" Erik Karlsson with the Norris Trophy last night and proved to the world that the trophy, much like the people who vote on said trophy, is nothing more than a joke. Now, I know I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for that statement, but I completely stand by it. Erik Karlsson is not a Norris Trophy worthy candidate...

Thursday Cornucopia of Sens News

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Pierre Dorion: Speaks Again Before the Draft

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