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Justin Abdelkader Refuses To Fight Brian Boyle — And For Good Reason

The Tampa Bay Lightning wanted retribution Sunday night after Detroit Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader battered Mike Blunden’s face two nights earlier, and Brian Boyle decided he would be the one to dish it out. After the final horn sounded in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series, Boyle grabbed Abdelkader and challenged him to drop the gloves. Abdelkader refused, however...
Via NESN.com
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning's Boyle taunts Red Wings' Abdelkader with chicken dance (VIDEO)

Things once again got a little chippy at the end of the third game of the first round Eastern Conference playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lighting. And after Tampa Bay's Game 2 win on Friday and Detroit's Game 3 win on Sunday night both ended in fisticuffs, the third game didn't disappoint either.Well ...  sort of. Game 2 ended with Red Wings forward...
Via The Other Paper
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning, Red Wings end another game with a brawl

I might be stating the obvious here, but I don’t think the Lightning and Red Wings like each other very much. The two teams ended Game 2 with major hostilities, and as the final horn sounded on the Wings’ 2-0 Game 3 win in Detroit on Sunday night, the teams commenced with more message sending as skirmishes broke out by both benches after Henrik Zetterberg got run: Justin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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
February 09, 2016  |  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 Thursday night when a crazy stick save by Mrazek denied what could have been a game-winning goal for San Jose...
Via Yardbarker
January 08, 2016  |  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

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Playoff spot far from being clinched

The Detroit Red Wings (40-23-12) are playing with fire and if they aren’t careful they are going to get burned out of the playoffs. This week the Red Wings claimed three out of eight points available to them, while their Atlantic division rivals Boston Bruins embraced the opportunity to close down the gap on the Wings by getting five out of six points. Luckily, the Ottawa Senators...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Justin Abdelkader probably faces IIHF suspension after vicious hit at World Championships

Justin Abdelkader who’s the captain of Team USA at the World Championship’s is facing IIHF discipline after destroying the Czech Republic’s Vladimir Sobotka during today’s quarterfinal match up in Belarus. Abdelkader was issued a charging penalty (his second of the game) as well as a game misconduct. If Abdelkader is suspended this would be his second suspension of the World...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Abdelkader named captain of U.S. men's national team

The Detroit Red Wings have developed some excellent leaders over the years. Now there's a new name to add to the list, according to USA Hockey's website. Team USA named Justin Abdelkader its captain Friday in advance of its first game against Team Belarus as the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation men's world championship begins. The tournament takes place from May 9-25 in Belarus...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: First line production

           Justin Abdelkader celebrates with the one-knee fist pump                  (Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Babcock has always been a coach who frequently likes to mix up his lines, and now his latest first-line combination of Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, and Justin Abdelkader is appearing to be a genius move for the Detroit Red...
Via isportsweb.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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