Found January 24, 2012 on Barry Melrose Rocks:
It's the last game before the All Star break which brings it's own kind of fun. But we need to honor the end the first half of the season, mostly because I said so. Any half of a season in which the Wild spent a good amound of time at the top is a half of a season to remember.Moment of silence for when Minnesota was good.All right, now, let's talk about drinking and watching TV midweek. The final game is between the gritty, perennially awesome Detroit Red Wings and the aloof, perennially whiny Montreal Canadiens. Sure, they have history that goes back further even than the Red Wings, but sacre bleu, Montreal. Just because you speak French doesn't make you better than us.  All right, let's go. DRINK... Anytime the All Star captains Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson are mentioned. Or the All Star Draft. Or the Skills Competition. ... Any time a word is uttered in French. Once per word, friends!... Whenever there is a commercial featuring a personality from anoth...

Here’s Red Wings great Darren McCarty trying to pawn 14-foot alligator (Video)

Last September, we told you about Darren McCarty's rather interesting career move: Working for American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit, a pawnshop featured on the truTV series "Hardcore Pawn." On Tuesday night's episode, we get to see how the former Detroit Red Wings grinder got the gig, but not before we see Darren McCarty try to pawn a 14-foot taxidermied alligator...

Wings outfight Blues for 17th straight home win

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings had to fight to extend their franchise record home winning streak to 17 games. Literally. But in the process of their 3-1 victory, they showed their Central Division rival, the St. Louis Blues (29-13-6), that you have to be a little choosy as to when you fight. The Wings (33-15-1) were not upset they trailed 1-0 late in the first period, they were...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Should NHL dump All-Star Game? Plus Ken Daniels on Wings, Boston vs. Thomas

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Red Wings fall to Canadiens

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Morning Skate: January 26

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Red Wings talk injuries, Montreal and Angry Birds

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Red Wings look to extend home win streak

Red Wings top Blues for 17th straight home win

Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win -- the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.

Wings top Blues 3-1, earn 17th straight home win

Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win — the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.

Red Wings keep Central lead, win 17th straight at Joe Louis Arena

DETROIT - The Red Wings fought, hit, skated and scored Monday to secure themselves a 17th straight victory at...

Lidstrom (flu) has games played streak halted

Nicklas Lidstrom's consecutive-games streak ended at 213 on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings captain sat out against the Montreal Canadiens because of the flu.

Canadiens 7, Red Wings 2

At Bell Centre, Montreal
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