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Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is in Vancouver to attend tonight’s Wings-Canucks game and then visit the WHL’s Vancouver Giants on Friday, so I wasn’t necessarily surprised when Sportsnet posted a photo gallery which accompanies their fantastic magazine article about how Mr. Hockey’s getting on just under three years after Mrs. Hockey passed away.
It should come as little surprise, however, that the Howe family has chosen to go into more detail about what they’re now admitting is a sad reality: both Marty and Murray Howe are now readily admitting to the Canadian Press’s Donna Spencer that, three years after their mother’s battle with an aggressive form of dementia called Pick’s Disease ended, their father’s now battling dementia as well:
“He’s a little bit worse than last year, but pretty close to about the same,” son Marty says. “He just loses a little bit more, grasping for words. The worst part of this disease is there’s nothing you can do about it.”
The Howe family hasn’t
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Via DetroitHockey.net’s Clark Rasmussen and RedWingsFeed, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did speak to Piet Van Zant after his blocker hand took a ding from a collision with a Canucks player during last night’s win, but I’m not sure whether this Twitter post from Aaron Ward is accurate:
Report out of Detroit that Joey McDonald has been called up.Jimmy Howard sustained a hand...
The Score has posted two videos regarding the Red Wings goaltenders’ masks over the past three weeks, and as it turns out, Ty Conklin is as uninterested in what adorns his mask as Jimmy Howard is particular about the design work Ray Bishop does for him. Here’s the Score’s clip of Ty Conklin shrugging off wearing a “back-up” mask from his last stint in Detroit…
Jiri Hudler scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Flames defenseman Chris Butler lost his balance and fell inside the Calgary blue line, allowing Valtteri Filppula to wheel around him and carry the puck deep into the Calgary zone. Filppula's centering pass caromed off the side...
The Canucks are practicing right now in Vancouver, and the Red Wings won’t even hit the ice until 3 or 3:30 PM EST, so we’re looking at some very late-afternoon off-day updates, but that’s no excuse for sitting on Wings news till this evening for the sake of comprehensiveness’s sake.
Given the Wings’ gritty 3-1 win over the Flames, Calgary’s moving tribute to Brad McCrimmon...
Another game, another two points. I'd say Detroit played a solid 53 minutes in regulation, then dominated the OT. It was just enough. Hopefully that bonus point to Vancouver doesn't come back to haunt us.Jump for an actual recap
I gave Ericsson a ton of crap earlier this year for all of his mistakes. I also said that Kindl was the better of the two. Lately, that has switched...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings padded their lead over Vancouver in the Western Conference standings with a 4-3 victory against the Canucks on Thursday night.
Both shooters beat goalie Roberto Luongo on the stick side to give the Red Wings a 6-0 record this season in shootouts. Detroit goalie Jimmy...
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Yes Canucks fans, Christmas has come early this year. We were treated to a night of celebration and a great game two nights ago, and tonight we are treated with a visit by the Detroit Red Wings. Tonight is the second half of back-to-back great games for the greatest...
Drew Miller celebrates with teammates after the Red Wings regained a 3-2 lead in Vancouver Thursday night/ (Photo by Getty Images)
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The Detroit Red Wings rode their patented combination of speed and skill to overcome Ryan Kesler and the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 shootout victory Thursday at Rogers Arena.
Kesler and the Canucks proved they can play with the best the Western Conference has to offer, but were unable to maintain an up-tempo style of play for a full sixty minutes against the...
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will be out about two weeks with a broken pinkie suffered in Thursday night's 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks, a source told ESPN.com.
While much has been made about the Detroit Red Wings' home efforts, they're starting to show significant improvement on the
Danny Cleary and Darren Helm (R) congratulate Drew Miller on his third-period goal that iced the Red Wings' 3-1 win over Calgary Tuesday night. (Photo by Getty Images)
Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings padded their lead over Vancouver in the Western Conference standings with a 4-3 victory against the Canucks on Thursday night. Both shooters beat goalie Roberto Luongo on the stick side to give the Red Wings a 6-0 record this season in shootouts.
Jiri Hudler scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Flames defenseman Chris Butler lost his balance and fell inside the Calgary blue line, allowing Valtteri Filppula to wheel around him and carry the puck deep into the Calgary zone.