Found January 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
We know that the Red Wings’ players displayed a little moxie before tonight’s game as the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Niklas Kronwall, the Wings’ NHLPA player rep, was one of two representatives to actually vote to approve the NHL’s realignment plan, players’ and owners’ very valid concerns about the plan included. Somewhere between Thursday night’s conference call, the team’s father/mentor-son/friend tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame and puck drop on Saturday night, the Wings’ focus on the ice waned, however, and it bit them in the ass in a big way on an international stage—with Kronwall delivering the fatal, self-inflicted blow in a 4-3 loss to Toronto. Continue reading "Red Wings-Maple Leafs quick take: late start, inefficiency doom Wings"

Red Wings off-day news: Holmstrom, Helm still out; Kindl in, Howard near 100 wins

As the Red Wings prepared for Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs (7 PM EST, FSD/CBC/WXYT) in Toronto on Friday, Wings coach Mike Babcock didn’t deliver encouraging news regarding the states of Tomas Holmstrom and Darren Helm’s respective groins while speaking to MLive’s Ansar Khan: “They haven’t been made eligible to us at all, so I don’t know when they’re going...

Detroit vs Chicago: Pour on the Hate

Tonight Detroit takes on Chicago for the second time this season, and this one is not your average regular season game.Detroit can hop Chicago and St. Louis (yes St. Louis) in the standings with a W tonight, and Jimmy can become the 9th Red Wing goaltender to reach 100 wins while wearing the iconic Wheel.Puck drops at 6:30pm on NBC Sports Network.Let's all go to hockey church...

Um, wow. Red Wings VP Jimmy Devellano says he’d nix fighting

From the New York Times’ Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel, Red Wings GM Jimmy Devellano is not exactly on the same page as Brian Burke regarding fighting: “I would abolish fighting, like today,” Devellano, the Red Wings’ senior vice president, said on a podcast for the New York cable network SNY. “I would eliminate it immediately. I can do without it. I don’t need it....

Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 2, OT

Pavel Datsyuk banked in a shot from a bad angle off Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy for the winning goal 3:08 into overtime, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night. After Corey Crawford made two point-blank saves, Datsyuk got to the loose puck along the goal line to the goalie's left, whiffed once and then snapped a rising shot that hit Leddy and bounded...

Red Wings-Maple Leafs Preview

Jimmy Howard's reliable play has made it easy for the Detroit Red Wings to keep starting him. Jonas Gustavsson is hoping to develop into that kind of goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs. While Gustavsson will try to earn another start, Howard will go for his 100th career victory and league-best 25th this season Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. Howard has started 30 of...

Red Wings-Blackhawks set-up, more realignment talk and an overnight report: more than a handful

The Detroit Red Wings head into Chicago to play the Blackhawks tonight (7:30 PM EST, NBC Sports Network/TSN2/WXYT) hoping to catch a pissed-off tiger by its jaws instead of its tail. Just as the Wings’ 4-3 loss to Toronto and their status as the third place team in the Central Division, as well as the fifth place team in the Western Conference heading into their 41st game, should...

Red Wings' roar back, then fall

TORONTO (AP) -- Joffrey Lupul scored at 7:10 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Saturday night. With the game looking to have slipped out of Toronto's control, Lupul grabbed a rare turnover from Henrik Zetterberg behind the net and lifted a shot over goalie Jimmy Howard for his 19th goal. More importantly...

Ken Beckett: Maple Leafs Game Day - Game 41: Red Wings vs. Leafs

Starting off the new year with two wins in a row, the Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay in the win column as they welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town for an original six match-up on Saturday night. This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. In last season's lone game, Detroit picked up a 4-2 victory on home ice at Joe Louis Arena. Saturday's game marks...

Red Wings activate Holmstrom from IR

The Detroit Red Wings activated forward Tomas Holmstrom from injured reserve Sunday after he missed five games with a groin injury.

Hawks Lose Tight 3-2 Game Against Detroit

For a Hawks fan like me, when the blind rage dies down, we'll realize that a defensive effort like the one Sunday night will see the Hawks through this season quite well. We'll realize this is the point where the Hawks have to be. It'll be clear to us, when the clouds of anger subside, that sometimes calls don't go your way. Or that the Hawks had enough chances to...

So far, 2012 has been cruel to Blackhawks

CHICAGO - Seconds after Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk turned his hockey stick into a magic wand and scored...

Red Wings activate Tomas Holmstrom, send Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings activated forward Tomas Holmstrom from injured reserve and sent Gustav Nyquist to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Sunday's matchup: Red Wings at Blackhawks

TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Sunday; NBC Sports Network, WGN-AM 720.

Blackhawks face divisional foe Red Wings

2012 has been cruel to Blackhawks

Effort better in overtime loss to Red WingsDavid Haugh: These Hawks possess too much talent and experience to set the low-water mark of the post-championship era. So far in January, they have been as useless as that shovel in your garage.
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