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NASHVILLE One element was noticeably lacking when the Detroit Red Wings lost in five games in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last year to the Nashville Predators.
Namely, it was grit.
When Predators captain Shea Weber slammed the head of the Wings' Henrik Zetterberg into the boards at the conclusion of Game 1, it fell to aging veteran Todd Bertuzzi to respond in Game 2 by challenging Weber to a fight. Truly, he was about the only one on the team capable of doing so.
So what did the Red Wings do on the first day of NHL free agency last year? They signed one of Nashville's grittiest players, fan favorite Jordin Tootoo, to a three-year, 5.7-million deal.
On Tuesday, Tootoo made his first trip back to play against the team with which he spent his first eight seasons. Fresh insights were all around. He said after inking his deal, there were no meetings with coach Mike Babcock or general manager Ken Holland.
"I think I know my role pretty well," he s...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the first time since signing with rival Detroit last summer, Jordin Tootoo will be facing the Predators here in Nashville...
ME AGAINST THE WORLD
Part of what makes the Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk so amazing to watch is how effortless he is in dominating hockey games. The three-time Selke Trophy winner is known for his excellent two-way play, but then he can turn around and make dazzling offensive moves that leave viewers stunned. Check out this goal, where Datsyuk simply splits the defense of the Nashville Predators...
Pavel Datsyuk is as good of a stick-handler as you will ever see, and on Tuesday night he again proved exactly why. Check out Datsyuk’s incredible goal which included him skating past the entire Predators team and not apologizing one time. Easy candidate for goal of the year in the NHL. The goal also tied up the game 3-3 late in the third period but Nashville prevailed 4-3 in...
Red Wings GM Ken Holland's witnessed half his roster miss time due to injuries, and Detroit remains an injury-ravaged team (see: Darren Helm, Todd Bertuzzi, Johan Franzen, Jan Mursak, Carlo Colaiacovo and Brendan Smith, with Johnas Gustavsson, Mikael Samuelsson, Pavel Datsyuk, Ian White, Patrick Eaves and Jonathan Ericsson having returned to health, Valtteri FIlppula nursing...
I spent a significant chunk of last night's recap wondering whether Valtteri Filppula's playing his way out of town given his status as an unrestricted free agent-to-be, the salary cap going down this summer while several of the Wings' top prospects are coming off their entry-level deals, given the NHL-readiness of players like Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson and Tomas...
Of Red Wings-related note in the, "These stories didn't fit into the recap, they involve Wings alumni and their business interests, and hell, they're important" category:
This isn't good news if you've enjoyed going to Cheli's Chili's Dearborn location to watch Wings games. The Detroit Free Press's Silva Rector reports that the Dearborn branch...
Pavel Datsyuk’s dangles are borderline unfair. Tuesday night at Nashville with the Red Wings trailing 3-2 late in the third, Datsyuk decided that he didn’t need no stinkin’ teammates.
Pav took the puck out of the Wings’ zone, headed up the center of the ice where he met three Predators waiting at their blue line. Instead of the drop-and-chase, Datsyuk went magician-like...
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk is simply amazing. The things he can do with a puck are absolutely astounding. He scored this incredible goal on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators to tie the game late in the third period. Not many players have the ability to skate through five players and then beat one of the best goalies in the NHL. You could see Datsyuk...
From the Red Wings' PR department:
RED WINGS SUPPORT TROOPS THIS THURSDAY ON MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT PRESENTED BY APPLEBEE’S
… Team Hosts Military Members, Holds Care Package Collection on Feb. 21 …
Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings will host their annual Military Appreciation Night presented by Applebee’s this Thursday, Feb. 21, when the team takes...
Last night, Detroit Red Wings speedster Pavel Datsyuk might have scored the most impressive goal of the shortened NHL season so far.
It happened in the third period of the Red Wings game against the Nashville Predators as Pavel took the puck from his own end and skated past most of the Nashville defense to get a solid shot attempt against Nashville's Pekka Rinne.
The Detroit Red Wings may very well look back on Tuesday night's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville, a game which they trailed 2-0, started without Mikael Samuelsson (broken hand?), finished without Jimmy Howard (Blurry vision? Concussion?) and nearly finished without Niklas Kronwal (hit from behind) and Cory Emmerton (blocked a shot with his face), and almost lost 3-2 until Pavel...
The Detroit Red Wings will be one-third of the way through their regular season following Tuesday night’s game in Nashville. And, headed into that one, the Wings sit on the outside looking in at the playoff race, in ninth place in the Western Conference.
Injuries have taken their toll throughout the Wings’ lineup, forcing them to rely on many a young player up front and to make...
Just go ahead and let it fly. The vomit. Don't be embarrassed. We'll laugh, because watching adults throw up is funny. But we'll be spewing vomitus at the same time, which will ramp up the hilarity to a redolent degree.
Mikael Samuelsson is on the PP point. Tatar is the "big net front presence". Dan Cleary on the first unit.
The Wings have lost...
Wings' Ken Holland said Jimmy Howard has been cleared and is available to play tomorrow.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 20, 2013
Today’s Links The Tennessean – Nashville Predators fall to Colorado Avalanche The Tennessean – Preview: Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings The Tennessean – Postgame quotes The Tennessean – Jordin Tootoo returns to Bridgestone, as a Red Wing Smashville247 – Top moments of Preds-Wings rivalry Smashville247 – Morning Skate: Game 17 vs. Detroit Nashville City Paper – Weber’s...