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It's obvious that the Detroit Red Wings need to make a few changes in the upcoming months. How big or how little the changes should be varies from fan to fan. One rumor seems to be fairly certain: the Red Wings are going to make a hard push for defenseman Ryan Suter.With Brad Stuart 95% likely to leave for a team on the West Coast and the probability of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement looming, a top defenseman is needed. Plus, the fact that the Nashville Predators went out in the second round, much earlier than the team wanted after defeating their measuring stick (the Red Wings), signing a core UFA like Suter won't be as difficult.Type in "Ryan Suter" into Google, and the first option that comes up is "Ryan Suter Red Wings."Suter is a solid defenseman. His price tag at the moment is $3.5 million, which is slightly less than what Stuart is currently signed for. Granted, Suter will be looking for an increase in pay, but the Red Wings won't stress if ...
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The Red Wings' season is over, but forward Valtteri Filppula continues to make news on and off the ice.
Filppula, playing for Finland in the World Hockey Championships, had two goals and two assists in Monday's victory over Kazakhstan. He's also featured in a viral Nike advertisement that was posted on the YouTube channel BreakTheSpell2012 on May 10.
The video -- which...
The playing surface might be larger at the IIHF World Championships, but it would appear that "Kronwalled" sounds the same in any language.
Getting "Kronwalled" also looks the same on any continent.
Niklas Kronwall, who is playing for Sweden in the world championships this year, has become known for his bone-crunching checks and tooth-displacing hits across...
Kronwalled: Detroit Red Wing Niklas Kronwall is playing in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship for Sweden. Yesterday, he smashed Latvia's Kaspars Saulietis.
Every time you check twitter or...
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Here’s a round-up of the English-language news I missed due to my post-concussive equivalent of migraines, and just as the first catch-up post talked about future events before getting down to brass tacks, this post will follow the same format:
• First and foremost, Pavel Datsyuk and John Tavares will face off in the semifinals of EA Sports’ NHL 13 Cover Vote from Friday...
Sweden finished Preliminary Round play at the World Championships with a 4-0 win over Latvia, and finished the round with six wins and second in their pool behind Russia. During the second period of the Swede's game against Latvia, Swedish defense-man, Niklas Kronwall, unleashed his token hip/back/shoulder check along the boards on Kaspars Saulietis.The hit is very similar to...
Prior to taking a three-day break due to what I can best describe as the equivalent of post-concussive migraines, the World Championships’ round robin stage was still underway in Stockholm and Helsinki.
Today, the round robin portion of the tournament has wrapped up, and the top four teams from the Stockholm Group—Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Norway—will tangle...
As the World Championship’s Quarterfinals begin bright and early at 6 AM EDT with Canada and Slovakia kicking off the day’s festivities (on TSN and the NBC Sports Network), and my migraines haven’t gone away, I’m gonna tuck in early while warning you that the headaches mean that you might not see as much translated Swedish, Russian, Finnish, etc. as usual (sorry), and also...
Among the many news items in the catchy-uppy post, the Left Wing Lock’s Sarah Lindenau posted the schedule for this summer’s Red Wings prospect development camp, which will take place at its usual time, the second week of July, at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, MI:
Continue reading "On the Red Wings’ prospect camp and…training camp?"
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Plenty of Ryan Suter talk last week on Hotstove, but here’s the gist: Bonus money will probably be a huge factor, because it will not be affected by a potential labour stoppage or salary rollback. In the first two years of Brad Richards’ contract, 75 per cent of the $24 million US owed him is in bonuses. It’s $13 million (of $18 million) for Christian...
Keep your head up Kaspars.if Niklas Kronwall is on the ice.
I have written a few controversial pieces here at HockeyAnalysis.com (for example, my post on Luke Schenn back when Leaf fans thought Schenn was the best thing since sliced bread) and I suspect this might generate some controversy as well because of the conclusions made about Zetterberg’s weak defensive ability. I also want to do [...]
Barret Jackman upon hearing that Detroit might be interested in signing him.
Ned Kuflan of the Detroit News has an interesting proposition for fans of the Red Wings: if you can't get star defenseman Ryan Suter during the free agent frenzy, Barret Jackman'd do in a pinch. Are Suter and Jackman comparable? Absolutely not - they have different roles on their respective...