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No. He didn't say that. Not even to Helene via text or message over the PS3. But this will be cool for the three days Babcock actually keeps the line together...
Babcock said he'll use his two-best players, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, on the same line at the start of the season, which is expected to begin with games at St. Louis Jan. 19 and Columbus Jan. 21, barring a change in the schedule.
“They've been playing (in Europe) and they're in shape,'' Babcock said. “They play good together. Last year they started out slow, never got going.''
He said 26-year-old rookie Damien Brunner will start on that line. He's the leading scorer in the Swiss league, where he has formed great chemistry with Zetterberg.
And, just like all 19 of us, our Uncle is absolutely convinced Johan Franzen will be ready to go right from the jump and sustain a high level of play through August 11th when Gary says the Finals will end.
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The NHL lockout has came to an end and all there's left to do is to finalize all the details in the agreement. Expect a flurry of player movement before the start of the shortened. Also players will have to get themselves into shape pretty quick.
The Detroit Red Wings aren't going to be the force they were for the better part of the last decade. Age, injuries and retirement...
As a change of pace from their usual routine, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters took a day Monday to help fill the void left by the cancellation of the 2013 NHL Winter Classic by playing an outdoor basketball game on the ice at Millenium Park at Portage, Michigan.
Using special ice shoes and hockey helmets, and using Detroit Red Wings alumnus Kevin Miller as their "secret...
from Larry Mahoney of the Bangor Daily News,
“There’s a lot of excitement in the air. I wish we had a chance to play a couple of preseason games, but everyone is in the same boat,” said Howard.
He spent the year in Detroit, training with his Red Wing teammates four to five times a week.
“We’d have 10-15 players every day,” said Howard.
He is currently...
What will you remember most about Detroit Red Wings’ forward Tomas Holmstrom, a man who’s reportedly decided that he’s ready to hang up the skates?
For some, it will be how he seemed to perpetually wear a smile at all times, no matter what was going on during games. Others will always laugh and recall his very unique accent, perhaps the best personification of “swinglish...
APNewsNow. Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is expected to play in the KHL All-Star Game in Russia on Sunday.
Datsyuk is one of a number of players who went to the Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout. Now that players and owners have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout, the KHL has needed to replace several selections to its All-Star Game. But a spokesman for...
The Detroit Red Wings will play at least their first two games of the shortened 2013 schedule away from home, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reported.
According to Pleiness, the Wings will open the year with a game at St. Louis on Jan. 19, then travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets two nights later.
Detroit’s original, 82-game schedule included a Jan. 20 road game...
Hockey is back and Max and Andrew literally cannot wait to tell you about it.
They are joined by Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy Blog. He touches base on everything from the KHL-NHL feud to what superhero and super villain he’d like to see faceoff in the shootout.
Later, the guys tackle which Red Wings player they are most excited to see perform this year and talk...
Red Wings fans rejoice! HOCKEYTOWN is open for business!
After a 113 day labor dispute that locked out hockey for Red Wing and NHL fans alike the sport returns to the motor city. This news also comes in light of plans revealed a month ago on the possible new home for the Detroit Red Wings which could certainly attract a new and even broader fan base.
But first lets take a look at...
This discussion of our 3rd and 4th lines will be a bit tricky. Reason is there are guys that play in the top 6 that I don’t think should be there and there’s one guy, we’ll call him G. Nyquist, who I think should be getting more minutes. But, I’m not the coach.
We have a lot of guys to discuss, so we’d better get to it.
Full bottom 6 preview after the jump:
The mid-January forecast in St. Louis? Bitterness with a touch of jealousy, sprinkled with torrential downpours of paranoia and insecurity, mixed.
The Detroit Red Wings are expected to open the season at St. Louis on Jan. 19 and then play at Columbus on Jan. 21.
That's Khan(!) and it's interesting.
Obviously with Gary's schedule calling for all Western Conference...
Has the Lockout made every hockey fan just a little bit crazy? If you haven’t heard about Don Cherry’s latest tirade on keeping foreigners out of Canadian hockey, get the best recap and analysis of Cherry’s xenophobic rant from JJ (the one from Kansas) over at WIIM.
But there is another outrageous article regarding foreign hockey players that we here at NOHS are talking...