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The Red Wings’ unsuccessful courtship of one Jaromir Jagr definitely turned me off regarding the massive ego and mercurial tendencies of a player who’s turned into something of a diva—even at 40 years of age—but just in case Jagr tests the free agent market and decides to, say, not stay with Philadelphia, or decides not to fulfill a stated dream of playing for the Montreal Canadiens, MLive’s Ansar Khan takes a look at Jagr’s potential “fit” with the Wings this morning:
Strengths: Returning to the NHL after a three-year stint in Russia, this future Hall-of-Famer was productive for the Flyers, despite his age. A big man who protects the puck well, he can set up teammates or finish himself.
Weaknesses: He is not strong defensively. His age might catch up to him in a hurry.
At 6’3” and 240 pounds, Jagr also continually battles hip and groin issues…
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Jaromir Jagr enjoyed his first season in Philadelphia, but not enough to prevent him from checking out what other opportunities may be available to him next year. Jagr appears set to test the free agent market on July 1, as was first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger on Monday. Despite his age, the 40-year-old veteran will attract plenty of interest with precious few proven scorers...
Helene St. James’ amazing powers of deduction and her ability to text and tweet simultaneously without breaking nails has brought us this late-breaking, but completely unsubstantiated, ditty.
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ESPN’s Scott Burnside offered something of a teaser regarding Pavel Datsyuk’s thoughts about the post-Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings last night, and the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater engaged in a lengthier conversation with Datsyuk in a column penned for Sports Illustrated—and let’s all be surprised that Dater milks up the, “Ding dong, the Wings are finally dead” angle for...
We know that the NHL schedule will be released later this morning, usually sometime between 11 AM and 12 PM EDT, and we know that the Red Wings will open their 2012-2013 schedule, CBA negotiation gods willing, against the Nashville Predators, at Joe Louis Arena. We don’t know whether current and former members of, let’s say the Wings’ opposition, might be cheered or booed ...
The Philadelphia Flyers have released their schedule for the 2012-2013 season.
The Flyers kick off the season home at the Wells Fargo Center against Zdeno Chara and the Tim Thomas-less Boston Bruins on October 11,2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The much hated Pittsburgh Penguins will come to town October 18,2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the Flyers third game of the season. Expect the gloves to drop early...
The NHL Draft takes place tomorrow and Saturday in Pittsburgh (TSN covers the draft in Canada; NBC Sports Network and then CNBC will air the 1st round, which starts at 7 PM EDT on Friday, and the NHL Network and NHL.com will cover rounds 2-7 on Saturday starting at 10 AM), and the Red Wings’ have the 49th overall pick in the second round and then the 20th overall pick in rounds...
It wasn't a huge shock this morning when word filtered out that the Detroit Red Wings had re-signed center Darren Helm to a four-year contract extension. Helm, 25, has completed three full seasons with the Wings and fully established himself as the club's third line center this past season before injuries to his knee and wrist ended his campaign. RED WINGS AND FORWARD...
Via Paul, the Wings have knocked one of their three restricted free agent signings off the list by re-signing Darren Helm, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger:
Darren Helm agrees to 4 year, $8.5 deal in Detroit.
That’s $2.125 million per season..
Update: MLive’s Ansar Khan confirms:
Wings have re-signed Darren Helm to four-year deal worth $8.5 million
Per a statement from the official Philadelphia Flyers Facebook page, Claude Giroux will be on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 13.
Claude Giroux had this to say in an article on NHL.com:
"The support fans have given me throughout the campaign has been unbelievable."
That is all you guys. This should be a national example to anyone who ever questions the Philly fan base...
Claude Giroux will be on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 13. Giroux beat out Nashville Predators’ goaltender Pekka Rinne in the video game’s first Cover Vote Finals, where fans voted which player they would like to be on the cover of the video game. Giroux’s victory in the Cover Vote was announced last night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Giroux is the fifth different...
The NHL put out the league's schedule today, here is the 2012-2013 Philadelphia Flyers schedule, courtesy of the Flyers website:
The Flyers will begin their season at home on October 11th versus the Boston Bruins. Just a week later the Flyers will face the Penguins for the first time since we eliminated them.
Is this the year?
The trashing and scapegoating of Ilya Bryzgalov over the past year has been carried to such ridiculous proportions that I think a little counterweight is in order to present a more realistic and balanced picture both of his 2011-12 season and prospects moving forward.
No one would tell you that Bryzgalov had the type of season that the team hoped to see. He was extremely inconsistent...
The Detroit Red Wings released their 2012-13 schedule on Thursday, with the regular-season opener set for Oct. 12 Continue reading →
The Detroit Red Wings have locked up pending restricted free agent Darren Helm for the next four seasons Continue reading →