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Playing For A New Contract

from Phil Curry and Mark Drummond at the Toronto Star, With a new NHL season around the corner, we’re bound to hear commentators talking about which players have contracts coming up next season and whether they’ll “step up their play” in order to get that big payday. But does this actually happen? Martin LaPointe is the poster boy for this phenomenon. From 1996-’97...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No consensus on player Wings will draft with No. 15 pick

The Detroit Red Wings don't get high draft picks very often. They will pick 15th overall Friday night in Philadelphia, which doesn't sound that high, but is the highest they have picked since 1991, when they selected Martin Lapointe with the 10th pick. Just as there's no real consensus on which player will go first overall to the Florida Panthers, there's no consensus...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Wings sweep Alumni Showdown with the Maple Leafs

Stars and legends made their return to the ice Tuesday afternoon in the Red Wings/Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown Games from Comerica Park. It was also an excellent day, especially for the Red Wings who won the first game 5-4 and the second game 6-5 in the shootout. But aside from the victories the sheer sight of names on the ice brought back a countless number of memories for not only...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Classic: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Game Rosters

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play a pair of New Year’s Eve alumni games at Comerica Park in anticipation of Wednesday’s Winter Classic. Here are a look at the lineups the teams will use in those alumni contests: Game 1 Red Wings Forwards John Ogrodnick, Dallas Drake, Jimmy Carson, Martin Lapointe, Petr Klima, Dennis Polonich, Red Berenson, Gary Unger, Kevin...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Continuing Development Of Tomas Tatar

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, “If you wanted to use him with ‘Pav’ and ‘Z,’ he’d have no problem fitting in,” Holland says. “But he also can play on our third and fourth lines because he does a great job managing the puck and he plays hard. “We like him a lot. We think he’s going to be a real good pro.” A sliver of that is likely based on Tatar’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron Has Come a Long Way Since 2004 Emmy Award Winning Performance (Video)

Patrice Bergeron is one of Boston’s most-beloved athletes these days, but how many Bruins fans remember the 18-year-old kid who joined the team back in 2003 and lived with teammate Martin Lapointe and his family? Bergie has come a long way since his rookie year, earning many individual awards, hoisting a Stanley Cup and being named the team’s alternate captain. Back when he first...
Via NESN.com
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Five Moments In Penguins-Senators Playoff History

For whatever reason, the Penguins and Senators have met an unrealistic amount of times in the playoffs. This year's series does mark the first time they haven't met in the first round. The matchups have delivered some great moments. First, some honorable mentions.   -- 2008, Gary Roberts scoring the first goal of the series then basically fighting the entire...
Via The Pensblog
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Belatedly: Coffey, Dandenault and Lapointe will participate in Winter Classic; more Bouwmeester talk

Sorry about my absence today—I literally collapsed from exhaustion—so let’s knock these two out of the way before I work on the overnight report: • The Red Wings confirmed what RedWingsFeed‘s search engine robots discovered on Wednesday evening:   THREE MEMBERS OF RED WINGS’ RECORD-SETTING 1995-96 SQUAD ADDED TO ROSTER FOR ALUMNI SHOWDOWN WITH MAPLE LEAFS … Paul...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Coffey, Martin Lapointe and Mathieu Dandenault added to the Red Wings alumni roster

More familiar faces will be returning to Detroit during the Winter Classic Festivities in late December early January. According to the Detroit Free Press, former defensemen Paul Coffey and Mathieu Dandenault as well as former forward Martin Lapointe will take part in the Red Wings’ alumni game from Comerica Park. The former Wings will join former teammates Sergei Fedorov, Slava...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings add Paul Coffey, Mathieu Dandenault and Martin Lapointe to Winter Classic Alumni Showdown

Via RedWingsFeed’s mysteriously brilliant search engine robots, the Red Wings’ website posted a 13-image photo gallery whose captions read as follows: Photo 1 of 13 - Coffey, Dandenault and Lapointe added 2012 Alumni Showdown roster. Detroit has added defensemen Paul Coffey and Mathieu Dandenault as well as forward Martin Lapointe; all three players were members of the Red...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Prospect Profile: Let Gustav Nyquist Play

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) The Detroit Red Wings have made 21 straight playoff appearances, the longest streak in professional sports. During that streak, the organization has regularly brought in veteran players to fill its top two forward lines while its prospects mature on the bottom two lines or in the farm system. Detroit’s 1997 Stanley Cup Champion forward corps consisted...
Via The Hockey Guys
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Habs hiring binge continues

Patrice Brisebois, Martin Lapointe, Gerrard Gallant. It never ends in Montreal. If compiling a slew of former NHLers to work for a club is how to win the Stanley Cup, the Habs are close to surpassing the Leafs for major contention. You know a front office has grown exponentially when two guys have been replaced by, say, eight. So the hirings: not bad. Good names. I’m a bit saddened...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2012  |  2 Comments

Martin Lapointe Joins Canadiens Front Office, Randy Cunneyworth Fired As Montreal Makeover Continues

The Montreal makeover continues. After bringing back Michel Therrien for his second stint behind the Canadiens bench on Tuesday, Montreal is set to add Martin Lapointe as the club's new director of player development, TSN reported on Wednesday. Lapointe spent three seasons on the opposite side of hockey's fiercest rivalry, playing in Boston from 2001-04. Lapointe came to...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Is a Hurricanes-Red Wings bidding war for Zach Parise on the horizon?

I believe it was the Detroit Free Press’s Helene St. James who suggested that someone like Jiri Hudler could earn “Martin Lapointe money” as an unrestricted free agent this summer because the UFA class of 2012 is so thin that extreme overpayment is all but guaranteed for anybody who can score, and along the, “Jeremy Jacobs decided to give Martin Lapointe $5.25 million a year...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Witness To Some Hockey Weirdness

from Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated, ...what weird and wondrous stuff have I seen in nearly 40 years of watching the NHL, 16 of which have been spent covering it for a newspaper? Here’s my list: • Watching Avs GM Pierre Lacroix have a between-periods screaming match with winger Martin Lapointe of the Red Wings in the hallway at Denver’s McNichols Arena in 1997. Lapointe...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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