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Red Wings' Abdelkader on Barkov hit: 'I don't think I'm a cheap player'

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader defended his hit that forced Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov from Monday's game at Joe Louis Arena.Abdelkader used his left shoulder to lower the boom on Barkov during the second period of Detroit's 3-0 victory. No penalty was called on the play, but Florida was in a frenzy as the 20-year-old Barkov missed the remainder of the...
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Red Wings: Justin Abdelkader defends ‘cheap shot’, Panthers pissed

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is the target of the Florida Panthers’ ire this morning a day after he laid out Aleksander Barkov with an alleged ‘cheap shot’ in Detroit’s 3-0 win. The play itself happened almost midway through through the second period when Abdelkader applied the nasty open ice hit to Barkov who did have his head down as he was getting rid of the...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Red Wings and their girlfriends enjoy All Star break in St. Maarten

Three young Red Wings answered the question of what non-NHL All Stars do during All Star weekend.  Justin Abdelkader, Tomas Tatar, Brendan Smith and their fetching girlfriends enjoyed their All Star break in St. Maarten.  Lucia Slaininkova, Tatar’s girlfriend and a master at Instagram, photographed their trip starting from them boarding a private plane to the bikini-clad chicks...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader, DeKeyser help Red Wings beat Islanders 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Abdelkader and Danny DeKeyser scored 1:11 apart in the second period to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night. Brad Richards scored in the first period and Petr Mrazek stopped 27 shots to give the Red Wings their second win in five games (2-2-1). Luke Glendenning added an empty-netter in the final minute to...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Petr Mrazek gives the Red Wings the best chance to win

With veteran starter Jimmy Howard going through a serious rough patch, goaltender Petr Mrazek is getting plenty of opportunities to help the Detroit Red Wings win more games.Needless to say, he has been rising to the occasion.The San Jose Sharks got a good taste of that on Thursday night when a crazy stick save by Mrazek denied what could have been a game-winning goal for San Jose’s...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Abdelkader keeps promise by graduating college

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader traditionally has been intent on finishing what he starts.With that in mind, Abdelkader concluded what had become an unintentional 10-year journey by receiving his college degree from Michigan State University last month. The 28-year-old Michigan native, who netted the clinching goal against Boston College in the 2007 NCAA final, didn't...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Justin Abdelkader’s 7-year deal worth it?

Does history repeat itself? It was reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie that Justin Abdelkader and the Detroit Red Wings reached a seven-year deal with an AAV of $4.25 million, bringing the total of his contract to $29.75 million. Abdelkader, who was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round of the 2005 draft, is going to be 29 when the deal kicks in and will finally end once he...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign Abdelkader to 7-year, $29.75 million dollar deal

Justin Abdelkader will be a member of the Red Wings for a very long time. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the team and impending 2016 unrestricted free agent have agreed to a seven-year, $29.75 million dollar contract extension. $4.25 million AAV per year — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 12, 2015 After a hot start to the 2015-16 campaign...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings close to Abdelkader extension

TAMPA, FL – APRIL 25: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates the goal by Riley Sheahan #15 (not pictured) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) It looks like...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings: Justin Abdelkader named NHL’s first star

Red wings forward Justin Abdelkader was named the NHL’s first start of the week after a four goal and five point start to the season. This included an opening night hat trick against his former head coach Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Aside from his point production, when Abdelkader has been on the ice for the Red Wings, things have happened signified by this plus...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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