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Toni Lydman, Jason King Announce Retirements by   Steven Ellis

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman and St. John’s IceCaps forward Jason King have announced their retirement from hockey. King will become an assistant coach with the IceCaps. Lydman was drafted by Calgary in the fourth round, 89th overall at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He spent four seasons playing in Finland’s SM-liiga for Tappara in Tampere and HIFK in Helsinki...
Via The Hockey House
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Palumbo: Toni Lydman Retiring?

According to Aaron Ward of TSN, former Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman has decided to retire from the NHL. While not as shocking at the exodus of former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk, Lydman's departure does come as a bit of a surprise. The 35-year-old native of Finland was an unrestricted free agent after spending the last three season with the Ducks. It...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

All Bob Murray

On the Detroit series I didn’t expect to have meetings with players at this moment. But we got beat. We got schooled. We got schooled by a very good playoff team and they schooled us from top to bottom, and it’s something we have to deal with here going forward. We got beat. On losing Toni Lydman to injury Losing Toni Lydman in this series really hurt more than you...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Abdelkader’s short handed goal helps Wings down Ducks in Game 7

Remember when everyone was ******** about Justin Abdelkader being on the same line as Pavel Datsuk seemingly believing that he (Abdelkader) didn’t belong? Well how do you feel about that now? After sitting out two games well deserved games for a vicious hit on Toni Lydman, Abdelkader scored his second playoff goal this season coming shorthanded as the 7th seeded Red Wings defeated...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks-Red Wings Preview

Ryan Getzlaf has been dominant when the Anaheim Ducks have needed their captain most, scoring clutch goals in two of their three wins. ''Isn't that what he's supposed to do?'' coach Bruce Boudreau asked after his team arrived Thursday night in Detroit. ''Your best player is supposed to be your best player.'' It hasn't worked out that...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Selling Wings fans short via conspiracy theory

From the land of virus fun: a certain coworker forwarded me a column from Yahoo Sports' Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski involving serious criticism of WBBL's Bill Simonson's...Well, serious critique of the 2-game suspension Justin Abdelkader received from the NHL for his high hit on Toni Lydman, and, well...I'd prefer to let you read what Simonson had to say...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 4: Ducks at Red Wings

[singlepic id=51 w=484 h=100 float=]   Matchup: Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI Time: 8:00 PM EST Television: Detroit- FS-D; National- CNBC Series- Anaheim leads 2-1   Answers. That is what the Detroit Red Wings are once again searching for after a dismal performance in game three that put them in a 2-1 series deficit...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Suspends Justin Abdelkader Two Games for Hit

The NHL suspended, Detroit Red Wing player, Justin Abdelkader for two games because of his illegal hit on Toni Lydman of the Mighty Ducks. Lydman is suffering from migraines and neck stiffness and is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game.   The post NHL Suspends Justin Abdelkader Two Games for Hit appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.
Via FF Locker Room
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The hit that got Abdelkader suspended for two games

Justin Abdelkader will be lost for the Red Wings for Games 4 and 5 after a devastating hit he left on Anaheim’s Toni Lydman in the second period of Game 3 Saturday night. After the game, Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock didn’t think any suspension was in order for Abdelkader suggesting it was a shoulder to shoulder hit with no contact being made to the head. “To me, I watched...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Abdelkader Deserved To Be Suspended. Now Lets Move On…

    My initial reaction to the Justin Abdelkader’s hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman was probably the same as yours; “AWESOME ABS! GO GET ‘EM!” and then “PSH! Typical cheap-ass Ducks, running Abs for a clean hit!” annnnnnd then “WHAT?! FOR THAT?!?!?! SHOULDER TO SHOULDER! OVER-REACTING TO BIG HITS IS RUINING THE LEAGUE!!!!!!!!!! [...]
Via Detroit Sports Nation
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

About the Abdelkader suspension, penalizing results and the Red Wings’ tasks at hand

Okay, so Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman resulted in a predictable probable concussion and, as is customary in Wings-Ducks series, a 2-game suspension (and quite the meandering from one Mitch Albom, which was a good read, honestly), as well as a healthy discussion of the art of hitting in the Shanaban-era NHL. After Sunday's worth of continued defense of the hit...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

HockeyBuzz Wire: Abdelkader Suspended 2 Games

NHL.com NEW YORK – Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader has been suspended for two games for charging Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman during Game 3 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series in Detroit on Saturday, May 4, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 15:11 of the second period....
Via HockeyBuzz
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Abdelkader suspended for two games

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday's hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman. The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Anaheim Shuts Out Detroit; Abdelkader Suspended

After the Ducks and Red Wings split the first two games in Anaheim, the series headed to Detroit.   Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked by the media if the goal  was to win one of the two games in Detroit to regain home ice advantage. "We're going there to win two," was the captain's response.  It was not a cocky or arrogant reply, but one of confidence...
Via On the Duck Pond
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit's Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday's hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman. The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Abdelkader gets two-game suspension

DETROIT Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader's season could be over. The NHL suspended Abdelkader two games for his hit on Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman during the second period of Saturday's Game 3. Abdelkader received a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct. In a video explaining the additional punishment, NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Abdelkader gets two-game suspension

The verdict is in: Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader has received a two-game suspension for his hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman on Saturday. Watch the below video to hear the NHL's explanation:
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Suspended 2 Games for Hit on Toni Lydman: Video

Justin Abdelkader missed the final period-plus of the Detroit Red Wings’ Game 3 loss to Anaheim after being ejected. He’ll now sit out Games 4 and 5, as well. NHL dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan announced the punishment for Abdelkader’s hit on the Ducks’ Toni Lydman following a phone hearing Sunday. Shanahan explained his decision: “Abdelkader skates a considerable...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Babcock defends Abdelkader

DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Mike Babcock defended Justin Abdelkader on Sunday and believes he should play in Game 4 on Monday. Of course, former Wing Brendan Shanahan, currently the NHL's director of player safety, will make that call at 4 p.m. At 15:11 of the second period Saturday night, Abdelkader leveled Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman, who didn't return to the game....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman

Justin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman late in the second period of Game 3 was the turning point. He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct as a result. The Ducks then scored 18 seconds into the power play to go up 1-0. That was all the Ducks would need, but they added some Aflac with another three goals in the third period. Goodbye, home ice; it was nice having...
Via Detroit4lyfe
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Make A Big Hit Then Fear A Suspension?

from Brendan Savage of Mlive, After teammate Justin Abdelkader was ejected Saturday from Game 3 of the Red Wings' playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks for a charging major that knocked Toni Lydman out of the game, Quincey admitted he's had to change his way of thinking since he was suspended a year ago for a big hit of his own. "For a defenseman, there'...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader ejected for hit on Toni Lydman

The Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was ejected for this hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman during the second period of game three.  It was a close-checking tie game and this hit seemed to change the whole series in favor of the Ducks.  Lydman was knocked out of the game with a possible concussion and Abdelkader was given a five-minute major for charging and...
Via Diehardsport
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

To suspend or not to suspend?

DETROIT -- Will the Detriot Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader be suspended or not? Only Brendan Shanahan knows for sure. If it were up to the Anaheim Ducks, Abdelkader is as good as gone; however, if it were up to the Red Wings, Abdelkader shouldnt have even received a penalty for his hit to the shoulderhead area of Anaheims Toni Lydman on Saturday. To me it was a hard check, Red...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

To suspend or not to suspend?

DETROIT -- Will the Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader be suspended or not? Only Brendan Shanahan knows for sure. If it were up to the Anaheim Ducks, Abdelkader is as good as gone; however, if it were up to the Red Wings, Abdelkader shouldnt have even received a penalty for his hit to the shoulderhead area of Anaheims Toni Lydman on Saturday. To me it was a hard check, Red...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks shut down Wings in Game 3

Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play -- 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman -- and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman square in the side of the head with his left shoulder...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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