It's Not the Same NHL

With all of my posts you would think that baseball is the only sport I watch. That's not exactly true. I was raised on the Red Wings, and hockey in general, by my dad. He grew up playing hockey and I remember being 5 years old (my earliest memories) and sitting on the couch next to my dad watching the Red Wings. I love the sport of hockey but I haven't watched the NHL much...
Via Route4Sports
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Press posts a second excerpt from Darren McCarty’s memoir, addressing the Brawl in Hockeytown

The Detroit Free Press apparently wants to get in on the post-football and pre-Alfredsson-overload rush, because they posited their first excerpt from Darren McCarty's memoir (My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star) this morning, and this afternoon, they're literally going for a knockout punch, allowing the former Red Wings forward to address his fight with Claude...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Avalanche early set-up and early overnight report: Roy or no Roy, Avs present stiff test

While I made up for five hours of sleep at night with a wee afternoon nap, Paul noted that one Patrick Roy is preparing to welcome the Red Wings to town for what may be the team's biggest "barometer" game of the young season tomorrow. It turns out that the Wings did not practice on Wednesday afternoon (thus the non-practice practice post), choosing instead to fly...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hey, hey, bracket-town

The Detroit Free Press's "best nickname in Michigan sports" bracket is down to Mr. Hockey vs. The Captain... Which follows fans having named Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels the best Michigan sports broadcaster, Claude Lemieux the most hated opposing team's athlete and the 1997 Wings' Cup win as the best Michigan sports championship. Not bad, the so-called...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

No surprise here: Free Press readers name Claude Lemieux the most-hated athlete in Detroit sports

Somehow, this doesn't surprise me, per the Detroit Free Press: When it comes to holding a grudge, the Turtle is at the top of the Detroit sports fans’ list. Former NHL forward Claude Lemieux, who played with, among others, the New Jersey Devils and the Colorado Avalanche, beat out his former teammate, Patrick Roy, in our online voting tournament to “crown” the...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: villainy, Grand Marshal Kronwall and an epic article from Roose

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related stories:   While Pavel Datsyuk battles Magnus Paajarvi in TSN's Play of the Year semifinals, the Free Press's bracketed list of Michigan's most-despised opposing teams' athletes has boiled down to Claude Lemieux vs. Patrick Roy. That's such a nexus of arrogance, hubris, temper-tantrum-throwing self-important...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Press’s poll of most-hated opposing teams’ athletes down to 4: Lemieux, Roy, Pronger, Artest

The Detroit Free Press has been running a bracketed poll asking fans to weigh in as to which opposing-team athlete is the most hated by Detroit sports teams and fans, and with 2 hours left in Final Four voting--and 6 hockey players having been named out of the 24 initial candidates--Claude Lemieux, Patrick Roy and Chris Pronger are slugging it out with Ron Artest. As I said in...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UND recruit Christian Evers drafted by the London Knights

With the 99th overall pick, the London Knights are pleased to select Christian Evers in the 5th Round of the 2013 #OHLDraft! — The London Knights (@GoLondonKnights) April 6, 2013 Being a high profile program, the University of North Dakota Hockey team has had some of their highly sought recruits decommit and go a different route. It’s been highly documented as of...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Buy NHL Legend Claude Lemieux’s Arizona Mansion For $3.5 Million

Claude Lemieux had a long and storied NHL career that includes four Stanley Cup wins (with 3 different teams) and one Con…
Via Busted Coverage
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

N. American and Russians to meet in Sandy benefit

Former NHL players from North America and Russia are going to play a game to benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The Prudential Center announced late Monday that the legends game will be played on Apr. 13 at 1 p.m. with all proceeds going to the relief fund. Among the former Devils who intend to play on the North American squad are Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

16 Years Later

The rivalry ended in 2002, when the Wings were scoring at will in Game 7 against Patrick Roy. They blistered him that afternoon, reduced him to a sputtering, babbling, twitching idiot.  It, naturally, had begun five years earier.  Actually, make that six because it was '96 when Claude Lemieux wrecked Kris Draper's face from behind. Continue reading "16 Years Later"
Via Kukla's Korner
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

16 years ago today, the Detroit/Colorado rivalry was brought to a whole new level

16 years later I still get goosebumps watching the 1997 brawl between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche, an incident that took that rivalry to a whole new level. It’s one of moments in sports history where you knew exactly where you were when it happened as well as being able to recall the excitement that was brought on the next day. For me, I remember the anticipation...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for David Backes to Pay the Kronwaller

So lets get one thing straight before we hit the jump... I never, ever, ever wish harm on a hockey player from another team. Unless the other player is Claude Lemieux. Screw that guy. That said, tonight David Backes of the St. Louis Blues needs to pay the piper a bit. Hit the jump to find out why. I know what the assumption will be from Blues fans—and from Red Wings fans...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Predictions

from Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated, ...we've been asked to make 10 fearless predictions for 2013. This, of course, assumes that an NHL season of some kind will happen at some point in the calendar year. So, here we go: Either Donald Fehr or Gary Bettman won't remain at his current job -- Odds are, Fehr will be the one to go. He's 63, after all, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Essentials - Detroit Red Wing Edition

As some of you might have seen, Puck Daddy has been asking bloggers for every NHL team to tell them who are The Essentials for their franchises — everything from the defining player and trade, to the indispensable fan traditions.  We we're asked to represent the DRW and this is what we came up with. Feel free to disagree, like 1/2 the Yahoo users did.   Credit to Puck Daddy...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall Of Fame Inductions Announced

Today the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees were announced.  There was a strong class of first year eligible players including Curtis Joseph, Claude Lemieux, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan and Mats Sundin.  There is also a strong group of players held over from other seasons as well in Dave Andreychuk, Pavel Bure, Phil Housley, Sergei Makarov, Adam Oates and others...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Watching The HHOF Induction Announcement

NEW YORK (June 25, 2012) –  NHL Network U.S. will simulcast TSN2’s live coverage of the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement tomorrow, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement will be made by Bill Hay, Hockey Hall of Fame CEO and Chairman of the Board, along with Co-Chairs of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee Jim Gregory...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Brendan Lemieux committed to college route

Here is an article about future Fighting Sioux forward Brendan Lemieux and him attending the Green Bay Gamblers try out camp. There is also some good new for UND Hockey fans - Brendan's mom is a big fan of the college hockey game and that will be a big plus going forward. Weston Hodkiewicz, Green Bay Press-Gazette --- When Brendan Lemieux was little, he didn’t With Claude’s...
Via Goon's World
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hockey Hall Of Fame Bound?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, Unless the Hockey Hall of Fame committee succumbs to Maple Leaf myopia, there won’t be a second consecutive slate of Toronto-tinged inductees to announce in a few days. While it would be nice for Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts and Curtis Joseph to get in on their first try, they’ll likely be in a pool with other new eligibles behind the two strongest...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky Playoff Numbers

Wall of Fame   CAREER RECORDS – PLAYOFFS MOST PLAYOFF GOALS :122 Second: 109 – Mark Messier MOST PLAYOFF ASSISTS: 260 Second: 186 – Mark Messier MOST PLAYOFF POINTS: 382 (122 goals and 260 assists) Second: 295 – Mark Messier (109 goals and 186 assists) MOST GAME-WINNING GOALS IN PLAYOFFS: 24 Second: 19 – Claude Lemieux MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES IN...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

This Day In Playoff Hockey (5/28)

While we pause for today for Memorial Day, here is a moment from yesteryear on This Day In Playoff Hockey History. Our goal for the next couple weeks will be an attempt to find Kings and Devils playoff moments from times gone by. If all else fails, then we will expand the search. Here is our moment for today from 17 years ago. Today's gem has something to do with Claude Lemieux...
Via The Hockey Program
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Hall Of Fame Picks

At some point during the Stanley Cup playoffs I like to make my picks for who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after the playoffs complete.  This year we have a pretty good group of first time eligible players.  This list includes Joe Sakic, Jeremy Roenick, Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Claude Lemieux, Gary Roberts and Curtis Joseph.  While all the players on that...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit vs Nashvile: Game 2

Here we go! Game 2 tonight and with all that transpired over the last few days you can bet that the Wings are chomping at the bit to drop the puck on this one.Puck drops at 7:30pm on FSD, CBC & CNBCClick the jumpfor mega stats Darren Helm is out and Gustav Nyquist is in. Now is the time to win for the heart of our team. It's time to win for Zetterbergs cracked helmet,...
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

15th Anniversary: Avalanche/Red Wings brawl

On March 26, 1997, equipment littered the ice as the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche had one-on-one tea parties all over the Joe Louis Arena ice. It started with former Red Wings center Igor Larionov and former Avalanche winger Peter Forsberg getting physical in the corner. It continued with Darren McCarty pummeling a turtling Claude Lemieux in retaliation for Lemieux...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

15th Anniversary: Colorado Avalanche/Detroit Red Wings brawl

15 years ago today, equipment littered the ice as the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche had one-on-one tea parties all over the Joe Louis Arena ice. It started with former Red Wings center Igor Larionov and former Avalanche winger Peter Forsberg getting physical in the corner. It continued with Darren McCarty pummeling a turtling Claude Lemieux in retaliation for Lemieux...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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