Found January 12, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
George’s note: We’re having a blog hiccup. It should be resolved shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience! Updated with trade talk from Pierre LeBrun at 10:48 PM: The Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes produced a lovely result in 100 wins for Jimmy Howard, 300 for coach Mike Babcock and a game that was, quite honestly, an incredibly spotty effort byt he Wings, who may have proven that you don’t need to go to the West Coast to play like your legs feel like lead and your brain just fuzzy enough to be sure that you can make the extra deke or pass back to a more open man instead of burying a puck and/or ensuring that you corral a rebound. Don’t get me wrong, all the credit in the world can and should go to Coyotes goalie Mike Smith for a fantastic 40-save performance, but when the Red Wings are putting that much rubber on an opposing goalie, they’re not usually the ones rallying from two one-goal deficits, clutching their sticks too tightly on the power play (whi...

Wings' Howard earns 100th career win

Jimmy Howard had a day and night to remember. The Red Wings goalie earned his 100th career win on Thursday night when Detroit beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout. Hours earlier he found out he had been selected for his first NHL All-Star Game. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored shootout goals to help Detroit win its 13th straight at home. ''It doesn'...

Red Wings' Datsyuk, Howard named All-Stars

By REED Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard, two key pieces to the Red Wings early season success, have been named 2012 NHL All-Stars. For Datsyuk, the Wings' leader in points this season with 43 and the NHL in takeaways with 59, this will mark his third All-Star honor. Howard, who leads the league with 24 wins, is making his first appearance. The two...

Red Wings’ All-Star representatives: Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk.

Instead of posting a massive press release, the NHL chose to announce its All-Star reserves via Twitter updates from its 30 teams’ beat writers and official team Twitter accounts, but they did post a press release which lists all 30 team’s All-Stars, and the Red Wings will be sending, per’s Adam Kimelman, two players—Jimmy Howard and Pavel Datsyuk. I guess that,...

Datsyuk, Howard Named to All-Star Teams; Lidstrom Embarrassingly Omitted

Updated:  See below for more information on the omission. The Wings have two players heading to the great metatropolis of Ottawa for the 2012 NHL All Star game and it's not exactly who you'd expect.  Added to the roster Thursday were five goaltenders, among them the Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, who leads the League in wins, and the Blues' Brian Elliott, who is second...

Red Wings-Coyotes wrap-up: sometimes the result is what matters (and more Winter Classic talk)

It’s just me and Mickey Redmond, it seems. I didn’t think that the Detroit Red Wings played particularly well in their 3-2 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes, though it’s hard to watch the entire shootout, or this goal in particular… And feel the need to get particularly picky about a game in which the Wings shook off some heavy legs after a very shaky four-game road...

Red Wings coach Babcock gives his team day off to freshen up

The Red Wings didn't practice Wednesday, a decision made by coach Mike Babcock that was equal parts restorative...

Red Wings off-day news: clean hockey is still effective hockey

The Detroit Red Wings may not have earned their day off after dropping a 5-1 decision to the New York Islanders, but the Wings’ physical and mental fatigue was incredibly apparent in their plain old doofy play as they wrapped up a slate of 14 of 19 games on the road, three games in four nights and continued to play a slate of 11 January games over 19 pre-All-Star break nights....

Build Like The Bruins?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, The success of the Boston Bruins is beginning to put the NHL into something of a predicament. Having won the Stanley Cup last year and having gained confidence from that achievement, the big bad Bears certainly appear to be a strong contender in the east and in the opinion of Wings coach Mike Babcock at least, they are ‘the best team...

Another benchmark for Babcock

It's been a milestone week for Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, who Thursday earned his 400th NHL coaching victory. Saturday will mark his 700th game coached. (Photo by Getty Images) ...

Babcock gives Wings day off to freshen up

The Red Wings didn't practice Wednesday, a decision made by coach Mike Babcock that was equal parts restorative and responsive.

Howard, Datsyuk named All-Stars

Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard will represent the Red Wings in the upcoming All-Star Game in Ottawa. DETROIT – Two reasons the Red Wings are near the top of t...

N.Y.I. 5, Detroit 1: Isles better than Wings 'right from the get-go'

Hours before the Red Wings played the Islanders on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum, coach Mike Babcock cautioned against taking an opponent low in the standings lightly.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock expects 'spirited' matinee against Blackhawks

Nicklas Lidstrom will awake this morning and make himself a large breakfast, befitting a man known as the "perfect human" and a defenseman with an early game.

Datsyuk Update And Conner Talk

This entire post is mostly an excuse to post this picture. (Created by Kronwalled55.) Will we see the return of the magician tonight for the game against the puppy dogs of Arizona?  Well, looks like we’ll have to see. “After three days off, of course I feel better, but I need to see,'' Datsyuk said. "After eight hours, we make decision. I hope so. Looking forward...

Wings lineup, including Datsyuk, against Coyotes unclear

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after the morning skate that he needed a little more time to decide on tonight's lineup against the Coyotes.
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