Found February 14, 2013 on
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
I was more than a little pissed off after the Red Wings allowed some very bad habits to manifest themselves along the way toward surrendering a 2-0 lead and eventually losing in OT to the St. Louis Blues by a 4-3 tally, and I don't feel like backing off my assessment very much.
The Wings, playing without Todd Bertuzzi (back), Darren Helm (back), Johan Franzen (hip flexor), Mikael Samuelsson (groin), Jan Mursak (shoulder), Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder), Brendan Smith (shoulder) and Jonas Gustavsson (groin), also lost the services of Brian Lashoff and Niklas Kronwall for chunks of the game due to either minor injuries or equipment trouble...
But the Red Wings, who were playing the Blues for the third time this month and the fourth time this season, could have easily taken out Jake Allen and the 0-for-February (0-5-and-1) Blues had they not stopped playing after the first period, and had they not started playing a brand of hockey that the 2013 Wings cannot afford to play. Cont...
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Todd Bertuzzi may be done for the season, or more seeing as how he is 38.
The Detroit Free Press reported earlier tonight that Bertuzzi had been admitted to the hospital with extreme back pain.
Bertuzzi has missed Detroit’s last three games with his chronically-injured back and, following a 5-3 win over St. Louis last Thursday, “could barely walk” according to the Detroit...
Gustav Nyquist is up from Grand Rapids for the Detroit Red Wings’ Friday night game against Anaheim. The reason? Well, as Chuck Pleiness reported, another Red Wings forward has suffered an injury.
Which forward? Good question.
According to Pleiness, Wings GM Ken Holland simply revealed that a forward is hurt — but would not reveal which one, leaving the mystery until Friday’s...
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk is known for his skill, but you can’t forget about how incredibly smart he is. He picked up his own rebound, looked at the net, realized he had enough space and fired it from behind the net off the back of the glove of St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jake Allen. Unfortunately for Datsyuk, his magic wasn’t enough as the Red Wings blew...
The Detroit Red Wings are back on the ice at Joe Louis Arena, hoping to rebound from a 4-3 OT loss to St. Louis despite facing a very, very tough task on Friday in battling the 9-2-and-1 Anaheim Ducks, who haven't played since defeating the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday. I'm going to be out of the office from about 12:30-2, so if there's big breaking injury...
Six nights ago, the Wings went into STL on a damn ugly two-game skid, and the prospects for the Wings season were dire. DET looked like world-beaters at STL, winning 5-1 and starting a season high three game win streak they skate into The Joe with tonight.
Things couldn't be worse for STL. The Blues stormed out of the gate, 6-1 in January, but since that time are 0-4...
The Macomb Daily's Jerry Wolfe reports that Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall's going to donate tickets for Red Wings games to families affected by autism, starting this season, in association with the Autism Alliance of Michigan:
Kronwall, 32, was turned onto AAoM after hearing Anthony Ianni speak about awareness and safety training for those with autism who face...
Normally, I'd try to keep the game-day updates regarding tonight's game between the Red Wings and St. Louis Blues (7:30 PM EST, NBCSN/TSN/97.1 FM) in one thread, but surprising and unpleasant injury news regarding a player whose size and strength the Wings rather desperately needed to employ against St. Louis merits its own entry. According to the Macomb Daily's Chuck...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Many observers liked the Blues to take another step forward with a long playoff run next spring. Some, including this scribe, liked the Blues to use last season's successes to catapult themselves to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship, much like what Los Angeles did last season.
Forward T.J. Oshie and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk...
I don't know what the *#$%@& to say. The Red Wings had a 2-0 lead on the sleeping St. Louis Blues, and then, somehow, a team that'd won 3 straight and 3 straight games against St. Louis managed to find a way to wake a sleeping giant and *#$%@& themselves over as thoroughly as possible en route to a 3-2 OT loss to the Blues.
The Red Wings took all of 5 shots in the...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
On this day, the Blues coaching staff was on board a bus that transported them from their hotel to Joe Louis Arena at 8:30 a.m. Their "office" at the arena is a AAA minor hockey team dressing room next to the team's dressing room. By 9 a.m., there are seven laptops up and running plus a big screen television with video capability. The...
Scott Burnside is embedded with the St. Louis Blues, traveling on their three-game, five-night road trip to Detroit, Calgary and Vancouver.
CALGARY, Alberta -- The visiting coaches' room at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary is a first cousin to a broom closet.
By the time the St. Louis Blues' coaching staff and their bags and computers are in the room, there is...
I know it's early, but its always fun to speculate. What will the Red Wings look like in 13-14? There are some questions that need to be answered, mainly how can they upgrade on defense, and can they keep both Filppula and Brunner?
Who's out, and who's in?
Take the jump for more speculation.
Looking at CapGeek we can see that Kenny will have to make a...
Uggghhhh. Nice to get a point against a division team, but...
Okay, let us just get through this recap. This is painful for me (as I don't drink near as much as I used to weeknights).
First Period – Just as Pierre and Edso are talking about what a great rookie Barrett Jackassman was and how he totally deserved to win the Calder over Z, Tatar takes the puck...
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Tonight the Calgary Flames will take on the St Louis Blues and itâs sure to be a battle. Both teams have just turned around a losing streak and will be determined to extend it. St. Louis has had a respectable start to the season sitting at 7-5...