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News Of The Day

- David Backes did not skate with the team today but Ken Hitchcock said... via Mark Lazerus tweet, "He’s not going to play unless he’s healthy. You never know, he could be skating in another rink. Lot of rinks in Chicago." So going by Hitchcock's remark, Backes is a game time decision. Hitchcock also menioned Brenden Morrow is out for the series. ...
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Quick Hits

from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report, * Right now the Broad Street Bullies are being bullied by the non-Smurf Rangers. * Put it another way, as I predicted before the series, one major advantage New York has over Philly is in the area of coaching. * Say this for the Bruins; when they finally get serious against the well-coached Red Wings, it was for the most part...
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This Is Where Things Stand With Henrik Zetterberg Today

Zetterberg participated in a full practice today and stated he will skate tomorrow morning, meet with the doctors, then...   Zetterberg wouldn't confirm not deny his availability for Game 4. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 23, 2014 So, one of 19, should he play if the doctors give him the go-ahead, or should he wait another game? added 1:20pm, via Craig Custance...
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Video- 55 Years Of On-Ice Stanley Cup Celebrations

Starting in 1949...  
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Ouellet Recalled As The Wings Hit The Ice For Practice

via Ansar Khan tweet, Wings have called up defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids. he's in the ice for practice. Updates will come as needed. added 12:06pm, via Chuck Pleiness tweet, No Datsyuk. Kronwall. Alfredsson at practice. Zetterberg out there again. added 12:24pm, another Pleiness tweet, Zetterberg skating hard. Looks like he's very close...
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Your Calder Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (April 23, 2014) -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition," the National Hockey League announced today. The Lightning is the first...
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Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 tailings: If we believe the Bruins’ media, ‘it’s over’; Wings disagree

This morning, a few more stories related to the Red Wings' 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins popped up on the radar screen. Some of them, like CSNNE's spotlighting of Tony Amonte's commentary, NESN's Mike Cole's praise for Jordan Caron and discussion of the Bruins' "room for improvement," CBS Boston's interview with Bruins play-by-play man Dave...
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KK- The KK Donation Drive Is Now On

It is once again the time for the semi-annual KK Donation Drive. For a $25 donation, you as a KK member can have the vast majority of ads removed for you browsing pleasure for one year. If you have donated in the past and have no-ads status and wish to donate again, a $20 donation will add another year to that status when your first donation reaches its original expiration date...
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The LA Kings Are Down 0-3 To The San Jose Sharks, Is A Shakeup In Their Future?

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, This team has stayed largely intact for five or six years, led by a core that has grown up together and lifted the Stanley Cup together but now must consider the possibility it will be broken up in order to fix the weaknesses that led to this stunning playoff deficit. General Manager Dean Lombardi carefully lifted this team out of...
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Only In Philadelphia

from Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer, The protocol of the NHL postseason requires Steve Mason to stay quiet about the nature of his "upper-body injury." So even before a Flyers' public-relations representative began shooing reporters away from Mason's locker after the team skated at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday morning, Mason peeled off his pads...
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The Montreal Canadiens Sweep The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, Game Four exemplified what the Canadiens were able to accomplish all through their series against the Lightning. • They got goals from each of their four lines. • Outside of a brief letdown in the early part of the third period, the Canadiens got airtight defence and rock-solid goaltending from Carey Price. • Unlike the...
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Ron MacLean Of Hockey Night In Canada Offers An Apology For His ‘French-Canadian’ Referee Comment

from CBC, CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean apologizes for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. MacLean suggested during the second intermission that a French-Canadian referee should not be working the game. The context for his comment was a controversial call...
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Bruins Marchand Responds To Critics

Just about 24 hour after Minnesota Wilds' Matt Cooke took out Colorado Avalanche Tyson Barrie with a knee on knee hit it would be Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith with a similar hit himself on Bruins Brad Marchand, only this time after initial outrage at Smith for being reckless on social media turned on Marchand claiming it was a dive and he was faking it.  Bro if you...
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After The First Week Of The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Here’s Your Top 10 Goals, TSN Style

Just about 3 1/2 minutes of goals...  
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A Night For Dan Carcillo

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Carcillo, inserted into the lineup at the expense of fresh-faced freshman Jesper Fast, who seemed out of his element through the opening two matches at the Garden. Carcillo, of course had been persona non grata around the Garden for years since whaling on Marian Gaborik right here in the Flyers’ building on Jan. 22, 2010 while wearing...
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Red Wings prospect news, Joe news and video…stuff…

What follows is a bleary-eyed blogger's assortment of "stuff that didn't make the recap" (I worked really *#$%@& hard on that recap...at least give it a glance...) and prospect news. The latter before the former: None of the Wings' prospects who took part in playoff hockey had good Tuesdays. In the QMJHL, Anthony Mantha had a hat trick, but his Val-d...
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Red Wings prospect news, Joe news and video…stuff…

What follows is a bleary-eyed blogger's assortment of "stuff that didn't make the recap" (I worked really *#$%@& hard on that recap...at least give it a glance...) and prospect news. The latter before the former: None of the Wings' prospects who took part in playoff hockey had good Tuesdays. In the QMJHL, Anthony Mantha had a hat trick, but his Val-d...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news, Joe news and video…stuff…

What follows is a bleary-eyed blogger's assortment of "stuff that didn't make the recap" (I worked really *#$%@& hard on that recap...at least give it a glance...) and prospect news. The latter before the former: None of the Wings' prospects who took part in playoff hockey had good Tuesdays. In the QMJHL, Anthony Mantha had a hat trick, but his Val-d...
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Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 wrap-up: ‘We Need More from Everybody’

The Detroit Red Wings' 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins included a telling moment. Sergei Fedorov, who is both CSKA Moscow's general manager and an every-summer resident of Metro Detroit, was spotted in the press box, speaking with Ken Holland and Chris Chelios. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of the Red Wings' fans would've given their left knee (or the...
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Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Penguins and Bruins’ head-shots

George here on the late shift...As I attempt to pen a little recap of a disheartening Wings loss, I at least got to see Jimmy Fallon make fun of NHL players' head-shots, playing a high-school-style "Most Likely to Be Voted to..." game: Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett, Simon Despres and Matt Niskanen and Boston's Brad Marchand, Dougie Hamilton and Zdeno Chara...
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Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 quick take: Wings were awful, but B’s might overlook ‘em now

After watching what may have been the worst Red Wings game since...The 6-1 loss to Ottawa, this time a 3-0 loss to Boston, I have two hopes: 1. I sincerely hope that the Red Wings' forwards start doing things other than cheating toward offense and begging their defensemen to be the only ones who shoot pucks on the power play; 2. I hope the Bruins buy into what their media...
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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed the first period of the Tampa/Montreal game and a few other topics including Cherry's view of the Matt Cooke hit last night.  
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All Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman is in Philadelphia tonight for the Rangers/Flyers game and did a Q & A with the media... from Randy Miller of NJ.com, • On whether he likes shootouts: Bettman: “I like the shootout in the way we use it. I wouldn’t like the shootout in the playoffs, and the fact is I like the shootout better than ending a game in a tie. And so the issue is can we...
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Open Post- Get On The Edge Of Your Seat And Watch 5 1/2 Hours Of Playoff Hockey Tonight

Tonight Tampa Bay must produce a win in Montreal or else they can start making tee times tomorrow. Big game in Detroit with the Wings trying to bounce back from an ugly loss in Boston. The Rangers and Flyers are tied 1-1 in the series and now Philadelphia has home ice for the next two games. Biggest question for the late game is can the LA Kings slow down the San Jose Sharks...
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Have You Heard The News About Uncle Joe And His Obscene Live Blogs?

There are no trends. Some would say, during the playoffs, that nothing real exists. We boiled the Easter Bunny on Sunday, a nifty addition to a growing list of domestic pets sacrificed in the name of our cause. We've turned an innocent train, just a small, clean little choo choo, into a den of sin and drunken excess. We've done everything possible to assure an easy entrance...
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