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The Detroit Red Wings will be reminded of their departed friends in Philadelphia next Tuesday, when Mark Howe’s #2 is retired, because Brad McCrimmon’s family will also be in attendance and will be recognized by the Flyers, and today, the Wings’ press corps reports that the family of another one of the Wings’ friends in Stefan Liv’s wife and two young sons. Jonathan Ericsson spoke to DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose about hosting the family for a few days and bringing Liv’s oldest son, Herman, down to the Joe on Thursday…
“Now we have some kids in the house it’s hard to play around with those guys,” said Ericsson, who suffered a fractured left wrist last Saturday. “Carrying them around I usually have one in each arm. Now I can’t really do much with either of them.”
Acting as a chaperone, Ericsson was in the Wings’ locker room Thursday introducing his teammates to five-year-old Herman Liv. His three-year-old brother Harry and their mom, Anna, did not attend Thursday’s practice
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DETROIT -- Its been a frustrating week for Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who thought that his sore ankle would be healed enough by now to allow him to play.
Its still sore, Lidstrom said. They wanted me to take the weekend off and reevaluate it on Monday.
"Its been longer than I thought it was going to be, so were just going to have to wait it out and see how it feels...
APNewsNow. Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom missed his second straight game Friday night because of a deep bone bruise in his right ankle suffered on Feb. 25.
The veteran defenseman will miss at least two more games with the injury. Lidstrom's ankle has been X-rayed twice.
It is only the 37th game that Lidstrom has missed in his 20-year career.
The seven-time Norris Trophy...
From a purely practical perspective, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock’s decision to give his players as many days away from the rink as possible from the middle of February on plain old makes sense. After game 55 or so, even if you’ve got special teams that are as inconsistent as the Wings’ have been, and even if you’re one gritty and ugly win removed from a three-game losing...
The Red Wings have gotten to a point in the season where addressing the team’s issues in terms of special teams play, attention to detail and consistency of effort can only be hammered into players who’ve played over 60 games together so much before the coaching staff’s talking to a wall, and as such, while the Wings could have practiced after Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the...
Jimmy Howard made 19 saves for his 11th career shutout, Valtteri Filppula had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists in the Detroit Red Wings 6-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
The Red Wings snapped the two-game skid at home that followed its NHL record 23-game winning streak in Detroit.
Ian White a goal and an assist and Brendan...
The Detroit Red Wings’ 6-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild was both a case of a smart, veteran Wings team pouncing upon an opponent that got into town very, very late and a Red Wings team that started the game sans Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle), Pavel Datsyuk (knee) and Jonathan Ericsson’s (wrist) services, and played the 3rd period without Todd Bertuzzi (Wings coach Mike Babcock...
Jimmy Howard and the Lidstromless Red Wings welcome the Minnesota Wild to the Joe tonight where they hope to get the ball rolling on their winning ways once again.Puck drops at 7:30pm on FSDClick the jump for more
With regulars Nick Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson out of the lineup, Detroit's other stars and youngsters will get the chance to shine. Brendan Smith...
That just happened. Detroit scored early and often and beat the Wild 6-0. This was an all around great effort by the entire team.Full recap after the jump:
It was only the Wild, but Detroit played outstanding without their two best players. Filppula and Zetterberg were on fire tonight. That last goal by Hank was one of the best passing plays I've seen this year. Val's...
In assessing Jan Mursak's play, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock began by saying how it was too bad the guy had broken an ankle.
From reader Brian Hessier, here's a Detroit Red Wings fan that would be welcome in any NHL arena, assuming she had a pitcher in one hand and a plate of smoked meats in the other.-Puck Daddy
Jersey foul? I think not.
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Henrik Zetterberg celebrates his third period goal from behind the Columbus goal line
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
The Detroit Red Wings enter tonight’s 7:30 pm tilt with the Minnesota Wild in a much better position than their opponent. In three games this season, however, the Wild have given the Red Wings as much of a challenge as any other team and actually boast two victories...
Per the Windsor Star’s Dave Waddell, I’m sure that Coach’s Corner will involve some anti-Red Wings and anti-Maple Leafs talk after Wings GM Ken Holland and former Leafs president Richard Peddie offered the following takes on banning fighting in developmental programs, perhaps all the way up to the CHL level at some point:
“I’d love to see it at the lower levels,” Holland...
The Red Wings had a good laugh amongst themselves after seeing their opponent credited with 33 hits Tuesday night. The stats crew at Nationwide Arena only gave the Wings two hits the whole game. -Detroit Free Press
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