Found August 16, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Washington_capitals_v_9837
I know it got garbled in code (not quite sure why), but I noted this two days ago, so I at least get to smirk and say, "Well, of course he did." The Free Press's Brian Manzullo duly notes that Henrik Zetterberg led the charge when Aftonbladet's Linus Norberg asked members of the Swedish Olympic orientation camp to weigh in on Russia's anti-homosexuality law. Zetterberg, Patric Hornqvist, Erik Karlsson, Henrik Lundqvist, Gabriel Landeskog and ten other Swedes weighed in, too, and they echoed Zetterberg's comments: Zetterberg, the Detroit Red Wings captain who will likely represent Sweden in the Olympics, reportedly told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet that the law is “awful, just awful.” "I think that everyone should be able to be themselves,” Zetterberg said. “It's unbelievable that it can be this way in this time, especially in a big country like Russia.” Continue reading "Red Wings evening stuff: new old news about Zetterberg and Hol...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Red Wings overnight report: on Kronwall’s central importance and the sked ahead

For better or worse, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall entered last season as the de-facto #1 defenseman, and while playing 24-27 minutes a night (or more) yielded both a minus-5 plus-minus rating and a tempering of his physical play to simply hold up under a tremendous workload...He proved that he could at least fill part of Nicklas Lidstrom's long shadow. This morning...

Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard discusses his Olympic ‘goal’

The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan duly noted that Jimmy Howard will probably have a little extra motivation to perform well for the Red Wings over the first third of the season--Howard's NHL performance will likely determine whether he heads to Sochi with the U.S. Olympic team--and the Bangor Daily News's Larry Mahoney spoke with Howard about his Olympic hopes on Friday evening...

Henrik Zetterberg and Victor Hedman condemn Russia's anti-gay laws

Russia's firm stance against homosexuality has been met with criticism from nearly every corner of the planet. Countless athletes and media members have expressed their concern over Russia's position against the gay community leading into the Olympics set to be held in February of next year. You can add Swedish athletes Henrik Zetterberg and Victor Hedman to the growing...

Bryan Murray suggests that Ottawa should move forward after getting the last last word on Alfredsson

After fourteen updates to the Daniel Alfredsson presser entry, OF COURSE Senators GM Bryan Murray had to do nothing less than speak to OttawaSenators.com's Chris Lund to set the record "straight" regarding what Murray seems to believe was misdirection by Alfredsson's agent, J.P. Barry... On the Alfredsson situation: Well, again, I'm disappointed that Daniel...

Melnyk gets in on the Alfredsson blame game

Yesterday afternoon, Bryan Murray tried to get his "last word" in on the Daniel Alfredsson situation, blaming Alfredsson's agent, J.P. Barry, for helping scuttle the ship, and now Senators owner Eguene Melnyk's tossing in his Toonie's worth to TSN: "For anyone to even suggest the remote possibility that Bryan Murray is not fully honest in his clear...

Ben Eaves Retires For Second Time Due To Injury by   Steven Ellis

Ben Eaves, brother of Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves, has retired from professional hockey due to injuries suffered during the 2012-2013 season. Eaves was drafted 131st overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons at Boston College before turning pro in 2004. He signed an entry-level contract with the Penguins, but with the 2004–05...

Red Wings mid-day news: on a worrisome family parallel, cap talk, the Rangers and MLB Kal

Today's survey of Red Wings-related news begins with slightly disturbing news from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. According to Iltahleti and Jokerit Helsinki's website, Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves' brother Ben, who's 31 years old, is retiring due to post-concussion syndrome. Perhaps it really does run in families, as the Moore family's issues with concussions...

Red Wings overnight report: NHL.com’s ‘30 in 30’ Wings season previews, memorials and other stuff

NHL.com's "30 in 30" slate of team previews shifts its focus to the Red Wings today, offering a quintet of articles discussing the Red Wings' present status as moving to the Eastern Conference, its roster changes, questions that the team faces, the team's "X-Factor" and possible future contributors. EJ Hradek's video discussion of the state-of...

Sens GM Bryan Murray says Alfie's version of events untrue

The breakup of the Senators and Daniel Alfredsson has turned out to be one ugly divorce. Upset with accusations that the club botched negotiations for a new deal GM Bryan Murray told the Sun Thursday he felt like he'd been "thrown under the bus" during Alfredsson's departure news conference. Speaking less than an hour after the former captain told reporters his...

Daniel Alfredsson Reportedly Asked Ottawa Senators for 1-Year, $7 Million Deal

Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of free agency this year. That’s less money than he asked the Ottawa Senators for, but more than they were willing to offer. After Alfredsson’s much-anticipated news conference Thursday at The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reported what...

Travis Yost: Melnyk Staring Down Barrel of Potential Lawsuit

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Eugene Melnyk can't keep quiet about what occurred during the Daniel Alfredsson fiasco. Since Alfredsson spoke Thursday, he's directed his vitriol to player-agent JP Barry. Speaking to the Ottawa Sun on Thursday and TSN on Friday, Melnyk offered the following concerning the agency-client relationship: "For anyone to even...

Alfredsson left after contract negotiations ‘went nowhere’

Fans looking for an answer why former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson left their team to join the Detroit Red Wings now have their answer: Money. At a press conference in Ottawa Thursday Alfredsson revealed he and the Senators structured his last contract under the assumption that he would retire before playing the last year for $1 million. That brought the average annual...

Travis Yost: Alfredsson Fires Back

The summer of contradictions in the Ottawa Senators organization following the loss of captain Daniel Alfredsson to the Detroit Red Wings has been as lengthy as it has been bizarre. I've never particularly understood why the team didn't just sever ties the more cutthroat way, and say as a matter of fact that Daniel Alfredsson wasn't worth the money he was asking for...

Daniel Alfredsson talks free agency, Senators’ owner and GM fire back

Safe to say Daniel Alfredsson’s departure from Ottawa was not a smooth one. (AP Photo) One of the biggest shocks of the past offseason’s free agency was watching longtime Ottawa Senators winger and captain Daniel Alfredsson walk away from the team. Alfredsson chose to sign a one year, $5.5 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings after talks broke down between the Senators and...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.