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DETROIT -- For the Detroit Red Wings, the less they hear Chelsea Dagger over the next couple weeks, the better.
The song, performed by The Fratellis, is blared at the United Center in Chicago every time the Blackhawks score a goal.
Some opponents might despise the catchy tune for obvious reasons, but not Henrik Zetterberg.
It is a good song, the Red Wings captain said. But you wish you would hear it in different circumstances.
Theme songs aside, Zetterberg has witnessed quite a transformation in the atmosphere at the United Center during his 10 seasons in the NHL.
The Blackhawks have created one of the leagues best home-ice advantages in recent years.
The first couple years I was here, we basically had more fans in there than they did, Zetterberg said. The last few years, its loud. Its a lot of fun to play in that building.
Zetterberg and the Red Wings will have the odds stacked against them when they open up a playoff series Wednesday night in Chicago.
The Blackhawks are th...
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The next round, against Chicago, may be a lot tougher. The top-seeded Blackhawks are the darlings of the 2013 season, they are rested, they are deep, they are experienced, and they are really good.
And these are still the Wings. Criticize them all you want, but count them out at your own risk.
That's from Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press where you can read more on...
The Detroit Red Wings have been in the Western Conference for like, I don't know, 30 years. Something like that. The specifics escape me and most of you know the weight I give facts, anyway.
Well, there are a few--facts, that is--that I like to fall back on. They help me sleep. They make me feel warm, almost like the Speed Racer footy pajamas I wore my freshman (and only...
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, the best defensive forward in the league was again nominated for the Selke. Per NHL.com:
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the finalists for the 2013 Frank J. Selke Trophy.
Here's the league's blurb on Datsyuk:
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Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Venue: United Center; Chicago, IL
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With the Red Wings set to flip over to the East next season, this will be the last...