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from Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press, You will never figure him out.
Everybody around the Red Wings says that about Nicklas Lidstrom. Tell them you want to get inside the mind of Lidstromāto understand his genius, to see what he sees. They laugh or shake their heads.
āItās impossible to know how he can think that good,ā coach Mike Babcock said.
āHeās Picasso,ā general manager Ken Holland said. āThey think differently. Itās a gift.ā
OK, fine. Letās just observe. Sit in the stands. Watch Lidstrom. Come back and watch again, and again and again, and ... well, admit it: You see nothing. You know you are watching one of the best players in hockey history. But he looks like just another good player to you.
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It wasnāt long ago that the Detroit Red Wings had lost six straight games and looked like a confused, beaten team.Ā The Wings have looked better since then, but have still showed signs of shakiness that was not present during the teamās 23-game home winning streak.
Iām here to tell you to throw all that out the window.
Now, itās playoff time, a time where the Detroit Red...
This 'How to Beat the Goalie' story will be going over Joey MacDonald, the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard going into the First Round series. If you want to see Jimmy Howard's 'How to Beat the Goalie' story is, scroll on down the page.Ā How to Beat the Goalie: Joey MacDonald
Joey MacDonald is going to be the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard in Game 1. MacDonald...
PK for GM.
via Craig Custance tweet, Dan Cleary says heās about 50 percent. Will play game 1 in Nashville.
via Ansar Khan tweet, Cleary said he will play in opener. Will need pain killing injection before each game. Said he has tear in knee, bone on bone rubbing.
What do you think, is a Dan Cleary at 50% a better choice than any other player at 100%?
First Round: #5 Detroit Red Wings (48-28-6) vs. #4 Nashville Predators (48-26-8)The Nashville Predators will be playing the Detroit Red Wings in the First Round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Predators and Red Wings will be playing each other in the First Round for the third time all-time. Nashville has finished the season off ahead of Detroit for the first time ever.Ā Read...
Detroit played well enough to win this game, but they didn't get the breaks they needed to pull it off. The defense is playing fine, Howard is playing well and the forwards are getting good chances, but they just won't go in the frigging net. This has been going on for about two months now.Ā Detroit claimed the 5th spot and will play Nashville. Not the best outcome, but I...
Patrick Kane scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in the final game of the regular season for both teams.
Despite the loss, the Red Wings clinched the fifth seed in the Western Conference and Blackhawks finish as the sixth seed.
Viktor Stalberg and Andrew Shaw scored for Chicago. Patrick Sharp had two...
Nashville-Detroit is another matchup that will be a great series but for different reasons than the four/five matchup in the East. Itās also another case of how unfortunate it is to lose one of these teams in the first round.
The Nashville Predators' Shea Weber (By Dan4th Nicholas from Cambridge, MA, USA via Wikimedia Commons)
Detroit got off to a great start this season and...
Paul for Georgeā¦
from Ansar Khan of Mlive, After a seven-goal outburst against Columbus on March 26, the Red Wings have scored seven goals in five games. They have not scored more than two goals in any of those games.
āWe havenāt scored a lot, but I also think itās the time of year,āā Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. āI donāt think thereās going to be (a lot...
The regular season finale between the Blackhawks and Red Wings went to a shootout last night, allowing two of the NHL's best danglers to showcase their stuff one last time before the playoffs. The Wings'Ā Pavel Datsyuk pulled out a sick through-the-legs deke but missed on the shot...
...but the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane did not.Ā
George improving but Paul still hereā¦
Babcock says Helm looks good, Helm says not there yetā¦
from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Everyone, right down to Darren Helm, was on the ice. Helm wore a grey āno touchingā jersey, because heās only just begun his comeback from a sprained MCL. Butābut, but, butāhe probably wonāt be in grey for much longer. He...
The complete first round schedule for the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings was released today in a special one-hour show on the NHL Network.Wed April 11 - 7 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, CNBC, CBCFri April 13 - 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, CNBC, CBCSun April 15 - 11 a.m. -Nashville at Detroit,Ā , NBC, CBCTues April 17 - 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, NBC Sports Network...