Found January 14, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
ESPN's Sean Allen has penned a fantasy hockey column noting intriguing personnel moves by NHL teams which may help you in your fantasy hockey pool, and he offers an unconventional observation regarding Red Wings try-out Mike Knuble...And a more conventional observation regarding Damien Brunner: Mike Knuble is apparently headed to camp with the Detroit Red Wings. His numbers dropped off significantly with the Washington Capitals least season after he strung together nearly a decade of 20-goal seasons. But, to be fair to Knuble, the Capitals were not the place to be to score goals last season and it's likely his one-dimensional offensive game was not being used effectively by former coach Dale Hunter. Knuble certainly would have 25 goals left in his tank if he is used on a scoring line by the Red Wings. However, things are getting a little crowded for the Wings on offense. Continue reading "Red Wings try-out Mike Knuble, depth guy or 25-goal-scorer?"

Khan: Mike Knuble’s been invited to the Red Wings’ abbreviated training camp

MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings have decided to give 40-year-old Mike Knuble a thank-you for helping out the Grand Rapids Griffins...and they're giving him a chance to finish his career with the team he wanted to finish his career playing for: Veteran forward Mike Knuble, 40, will be attending Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout. The 6-foot...

Capitals adjusting to new coach Oates

The Washington Capitals are back on the ice and adjusting to new coach Adam Oates virtually on the fly. Washington opens the season on Saturday at Tampa Bay, giving Oates just six practices and a scrimmage to install his system, which is a cross between Bruce Boudreau's up-tempo scheme and successor Dale Hunter's defensive-oriented game plan. Winger Matt Hendricks said...

Helm receives good news on back injury

PLYMOUTH, Mich. Darren Helm is happy the NHL is back but he's not happy that he has yet another injury. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be a serious one. Helm tweaked his back doing some squats during off-ice workouts last week. "It was just weird how it happened, it was light weights, I was warmed up," Helm said at Compuware Arena after the Red Wings' first...

New Capitals Crabb and Hillen Adjusting to Rent Prices, Traffic, and Life Under the Great Communicator

Despite varying systems and styles of play, hockey is something of a universal language. D.C., meanwhile, can take some adjusting to. Take rent prices. That’s what new Capitals forward Joey Crabb found most surprising about the location of his latest team—and he’s lived in both Chicago and Toronto. “This doesn’t even compare to them,” Crabb says of D.C.’s high rent...

Henrik Zetterberg to Be Named Detroit Red Wings’ Captain on Tuesday

The Detroit Red Wings are ready to share the worst-kept secret in Hockeytown: Henrik Zetterberg will inherit the team’s captaincy, which came open when Nicklas Lidstrom retired. Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily confirmed the news — the Red Wings will make it official on Tuesday. “It’s a great choice,” Danny Cleary said after the second day of training camp. “He would...

It’s official: Henrik Zetterberg is the Red Wings’ captain

The Red Wings just made things official. More Tweets and stuff to come between now and the scrimmage at 6 PM (on FSD and WXYT AM):   Henrik Zetterberg presented with a new letter for his jersey tonight. #RedWings #Unlocked… — MiHockey (@MiHockeyNow) January 15, 2013 Update: Officially, officially official: Continue reading "...

St. James, Khan confirm: Zetterberg to be named Wings’ captain Tues, Holmstrom to retire Thu or Fri

If you missed it in the first training camp, day 1 post, the Free Press's Helene St. James reported that the Red Wings will officially name Henrik Zetterberg their captain on Tuesday, and that Tomas Holmstrom will probably officially retire on Thursday or Friday... The Red Wings are starting their campaign to win back fans angered by the lockout by having a free Red and...

Wings' Henrik Zetterberg ready to fill big skates

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer Henrik Zetterberg has some big skates to fill. The Detroit Red Wings are expected to officially name Zetterberg their captain soon, and he's already been leading the team on the ice during practices this week. Zetterberg deflected questions Tuesday about the honor everyone in the Motor City knows...

Video: Henrik Zetterberg Talks to the NHL Network About Being Named Captain

The Detroit Red Wings, as expected, named Henrik Zetterberg captain on Tuesday, making the veteran forward just the third team captain since 1986. Zetterberg replaced Nicklas Lidstrom in that role — Lidstrom retired last summer following the Wings’ playoff loss to Nashville. Zetterberg talked with the NHL Network about what the honor meant and how he expects to lead in the locker...

Henrik Zetterberg to be named the 36th captain of the Detroit Red Wings during a 4:45 press conference

History is set to be made today. In an announcement that will come during a 4:45PM ET press conference from Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth, Henrik Zetterberg will be named the 36th captain in Red Wings history. Via “He and I have a relationship where he doesn’t mind getting mad at me and I don’t mind getting mad at him,” coach Mike Babcock said of Zetterberg...

Red Wings players weigh in on the effort necessary to ensure fans stick with them

This morning, 97.1 the Ticket's Jeff Riger wonders aloud whether free access to training camp and a 36-hour window of tickets available for purchase minus Tickemaster fees, starting on Thursday, will give Red Wings fans enough reasons to forgive the NHL's lockout trespasses and "stick with" the team. He asked several Wings players about their thoughts on the uphill...

Capitals Sign Eric Fehr

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Fehr, 27, recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) and was a plus-13 in 21 games with HPK of the SM-liiga (Finland) this season. He led the team in goals and was tied for second in points despite playing...

What is more fun than Russian razor commercials?

Nothing, really, as this TV spot starring Alexander Ovechkin illustrates. If this doesn't make you yearn for a close shave, nothing will.
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