Found May 26, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
I've got KK to myself tonight, and as such, while I've already posted a multimedia post in addition to a quick take on the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to Chicago, Hockey Night in Canada's Cassie Campbell posited a profile of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, and for Wings fans, it's wonderful, must-watch video in which a man who's had to live up to the legacies of Nicklas Lidstrom and Steve Yzerman does just that... Through the same quiet determination and lead-by-example style that his predecessors taught to him. Zetterberg learned from the best, and that's why he's one of the best today.

Joakim Andersson subtly produces for Wings

Chicago -- When you're playing on a line with Damien Brunner and Gustav Nyquist, you're not going to get a lot of attention. But that doesn't bother Joakim Andersson. "They're more skilled than I am and maybe they're more pretty to watch," Andersson said, smiling after Saturday's morning skate. Brunner had 12 goals and 14 assists in 44 games during...

Red Wings prospect Martin Frk’s Halifax Mooseheads win Memorial Cup

News is still rolling in on this one so highlights will eventually be added, but Red Wings prospect Martin Frk registered a goal and an assist as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the Memorial Cup Final, allowing the QMJHL-champion Mooseheads to capture Major Junior Hockey's most prestigious trophy. The Canadian Press,'s Adam Kimelman...

Red Wings GM Ken Holland continues discussion regarding ‘standing pat’ at deadline on Fan 590

I posted this in the Red Wings-Blackhawks game-day update post, but it merits its own entry: Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke with The Fan 590 this morning, and in addition to addressing the Wings' youth movement as it pertains to attempting to win Game 6 against the Blackhawks tonight, Holland spoke at length about the reason why he stood pat at the trade deadline in terms of...

Wings need to get their groove back Monday

The good news is, despite their laissez-faire effort Saturday night in Chicago, the Detroit Red Wings lost a hockey game, not the series to the Blackhawks. The bad news is, if the Wings continue to go through the motions, they will allow the Blackhawks off the elimination hook. This was a disjointed effort by Detroit. At times, the Wings lacked energy, discipline and cohesion...

Kulfan: Justin Abdelkader’s parents narrowly avert fire from burning home down

Well this is crappy news with a significant silver lining, per the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan: Losing Game 5 Saturday was bad enough, but forward Justin Abdelkader received more bad news afterward. His parents' house in Norton Shores, Mich., the house Abdelkader grew up in, suffered damage in an electrical fire Saturday night. The damage was contained to the detached...

GDT - WCSF Game 6: Red Wings (3-2) host Hawks (2-3) 8:00

Said Uncle Mike of game 5:  "They were good and we were watching.'' Captain Obvious says:  "It'd be good to finish this tonight, but DET are going to have to be way better to do that - way better."  Here is hoping for the handshake line after the game. "Flags In,"   Soldiers of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participated...

He’s No Adams, But Uncle Mike Is The X Factor Tonite

Naturally, because he's the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, Mike Babcock wasn't nominated for the Jack Adams award.  Joel Quenneville, with the most talented team in hockey, was.  Babcock, even before the Anaheim series, has been brilliant all along.  He raised the little puppies when all (ok...many) of us thought he was literally trying to get fired.  He recovered from...

Western Conference Semi Finals Game 6: Blackhawks at Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will get a second chance to close out the Chicago Blackhawks after a sluggish performance in game five leading to a 4-1 loss and tightening up the series at 3-2 in favor of the Red Wings.   [singlepic id=70 w=484 h=100 float=center]   Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI Time: 8:00 PM EST...

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 5 wrap-up: after awful effort, Wings insist they’ll nail Chicago

The Detroit Red Wings played a poor game in losing Game 5 of their second-round series to the Chicago Blackhawks by a 4-1 tally, and, as noted in the multimedia post, the Wings and their coach made no excuses for what was unacceptable play. The Wings have gotten worse in games 4 and 5 while the Blackhawks have gotten better, having registered 73 shots on Jimmy Howard, including...

Note to Blackhawks fans: this is not ‘Kronwalling’

Amongst the Chicago Blackhawks fans' trash talking after the Red Wings' Game 4 loss, they suggested that Bryan Bickell "Kronwalled" Niklas Kronwall. This hit: 1. Does not fit the "Kronwalling" definition as it was a hit from behind; 2. And while I happen to think that the hit was cheap, it's worth noting that Kronwall got up, skated away and...

Red Wings-Blackhawks pre-game 6 videos: recapping the series thus far and Babs’ presser

Ahead of tonight's Game 6 between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, with a post-game show on FSD, and the game-day post is jam-packed with comments from both teams' players and coaches), the Wings' website posted a pair of game-day videos, first chronicling the team's battles against the Blackhawks thus far... And...

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Game 5

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: NBC Still Trailing Last Year’s Action

The Red Wings/Blackhawks and Rangers/Bruins series have been hot draws for NBC Sports Network, but not-so-much for NBC. Last Sunday’s Game 2 of the Rangers/Bruins second round Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 1.4 final [...]

Morning Skate: Second time's the charm?

By DAVE DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings have played the unfamiliar role of underdog quite well during these playoffs, eliminating No. 2 seed Anaheim and taking a three-games-to-one lead on top seed Chicago. The expectations, however, changed considerably once they put the Blackhawks on the brink of elimination after Game 4. The Wings didnt seem to handle...

Watching Game 4 Chicago/Detroit

from Paulsen of Sports Media Watch, Game 4 of the Blackhawks/Red Wings second round Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 1.1 U.S. rating and 1.8 million viewers on NBC Sports Network Wednesday night, the highest rated and third-most viewed second round game ever on the network. Only Rangers/Capitals Game 3 last year (1.9M) and Sharks/Red Wings Game 2 in 2010 (1.8M) drew more viewers...
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