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BREAKING NEWS: Pavel Datsyuk has two hands and they’re very very very good. Thursday night against the Dallas Stars, Datsyuk gave Jamie Benn diarrhea with this nifty little stickhandling move. It really is unfair. Pav should have to play right-handed. Or without a stick altogether. He’s too good. via sportingnews.com [Sporting News]
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Per TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, it appears that the Red Wings have chosen to waive Jordin Tootoo:
Waivers: Amount Tootoo, Jordin DET Pinizzotto, Steven FLA
— Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) November 6, 2013
I don't expect there to be any takers for Tootoo, and if he clears waivers, the Wings would receive, per Capgeek, about $975,000 in cap relief given Tootoo...
When push came to shove, Jordin Tootoo was the odd man out. The Detroit Red Wings enforcer was placed on waivers after the Red Wings lost to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2. However, the defeat certainly wasn’t the reason why Tootoo had to be let go.
“It’s just a numbers game, (too many forwards on the roster), that’s the reality…but I think Toots is a good man, a good teammate...
DETROIT - While theyre trying to sort out their home ice deficiencies, the nagging injury bug continues to plague the Red Wings.
After Fridays practice, the Wings placed forward Johan Franzen (upper body) on short term IR, revealed that center Stephen Weiss is day-to-day with a groin issue, called up center Luke Glendening and defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids and sent...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers Wednesday.
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says if Tootoo isn't claimed by Thursday, the team plans to keep him in Detroit.
Tootoo does not have a point in eight games this season in the second year of his 5.7 million, three-year contract. He played in one playoff game last year after an eight...
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
... Darren Helm skated in the second-line center spot at Friday’s practice, but Babcock said there is no chance he will play there during the game. Babcock also said he is not splitting up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who have carried the team.
That limits their options.
“Our second line (isn’t) getting it done,’’ Babcock said...
DETROIT - Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Red Wings Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, despite squandering a 2 goal lead.
That is until forward Justin Abdelkader took a goalie interference penalty at the 17:16 mark of the third period, allowing the Dallas Stars to tie the game at 3-3 with 1:10 left in the game.
Dallas went on to score the game winning goal at...
Johan Franzen, the Detroit winger hasn’t played since last Friday and he will not play tonight at home against the Dallas Stars. It is not clear when he’ll return to the Red Wings’ lineup.
Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said “I don’t know what the schedule is on Mule, I just know he’s not feeling good.” This per MLive.com. He apparently has an upper-body injury...
Disgusting way to finish an otherwise really good game as the Wings fall to the Stars 4-3 in OT.
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I’ll just get this out of the way now: I don’t fault Howard on the goals he let in, but he’s not a $5 million goalie right now. He just isn’t. Dallas capitalized on the few chances they had. Not good enough.
I’m a little miffed that Detroit...
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While the team prepares to face the Dallas Stars this evening, as anticipated, Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers after being placed on the waiver wire yesterday by the Detroit Red Wings.
Currently, Ken Holland has stated Tootoo will remain with Detroit for the time being. However, the expectation is eventually once Jonathan Ericsson returns...
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The Detroit Red Wings put on a good effort, but only gain a point, as they’re taken down 4-3 in OT by the Dallas Stars.
The first period in this matchup was a rather uneventful one. Both sides took to playing tight, responsible defense to choke out the few offensive...
The Detroit Red Wings are on the brink of their worst home losing streak in more than 17 years.
Saturday night's matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning might provide a good chance to get back on track given their dominance in the series, though the Lightning enter as one of the hottest teams in the league.
The Red Wings (9-5-3) have dropped four straight at home, though three...
I think my eyes are bleeding... Continue reading "[11/07/2013] GDT: Red Wings vs Stars"
Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika penned quite the pair of stories about former Red Wings defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer-to-be Chris Chelios on Monday, and today, ESPN's Craig Custance relates no-less-than-legendary tales about Chelios, as told by his former teammates, opponents and friends:
For fellow American players of his generation, so many of those stories...
The Red Wings come home to Joe Louis Arena tonight after a four game road trip to Western Canada which saw them go 3-1 while getting 6 of 8 possible points to bring them back towards the top of the Atlantic Division.
Matchup: Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings
Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FSD; Dallas-
At the beginning of the Detroit...
Pavel Datsyuk is a highlight waiting to happen every time he steps on the ice.
The Russian stickhandling extraordinaire was at it again Thursday night, victimizing Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff with a vicious deke midway through the third period.
After receiving a pass from teammate Henrik Zetterberg at the point, Datsyuk bore down on Horcoff, who whiffed badly on an attempted...