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Wings Lose 2-1 In OT To Montreal

Strong game by the Wings but the power play needs fixing and one goal is not going to win many games. The Zetterberg goal is below along with the waived off goal by Datsyuk. Discuss.... Game Recap from Ansar Khan,  Pavel Datsyuk's return to the lineup Tuesday dominated the headlines for the Detroit Red Wings. But their team defense and goaltending continues to...
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McKenzie: Stewart “Much In Demand”

With so many pending unrestricted free agents on a losing Buffalo team, it was only a matter of time before trade rumors began popping up. This one comes from the best of the best in reporting. Continue reading "McKenzie: Stewart “Much In Demand”"
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BONJOUR

 It seems appropriate since we are in Montreal tonight. Most consider the Habs to be the greatest of the "Original Six." 24 Stanley Cups. Rocket and Pocket Rocket, Beliveau, Boom Boom Geoffrion. Those are the old guard. The Wings countered with Abel, Lindsay, Howe, Sawchuk. Our old guard. I realize some of you aren't too familiar with some of the old names. But,...
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Nathan Horton Health Update Not Good

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in...
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Dean Lombardi On The Slava Voynov Suspension

from Rich Hammond of Kings Blog at the OC Register, After practice today, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi met with a group of beat reporters in his office to discuss Slava Voynov’s arrest and suspension.  Here is the first half of the transcript of what Lombardi said...  DEAN LOMBARDI  (On when and how he found out about Voynov...)  ...
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Penguins GM Wants Marc-Andre Fleury To Be His Goalie

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, There's been much speculation about the future of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh, if for no other reason than the goaltender is playing the final year of his contract and wasn’t extended this past summer.  But people shouldn't read into that,Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. He doesn’t believe Fleury...
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Babcock’s In Canada, You Know What That Means

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, Babcock will talk to you about a lot of things: his team, his life’s credo, probably his favourite haunts in the McGill Ghetto, around the school where he played four seasons for the Redmen three decades ago. But the 51-year-old would not be travelling down the contract road Tuesday noon, following his team’s morning skate at...
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Video- Ken Kal Previews Wings/Canadiens

About half way through the video, hear from Justin Abdelkader, Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Babcock.  
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Last Chance On Long Island

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, “Every team’s going to go through spells throughout the year when they lose some games, but the good teams find a way to not lose three, four in a row,” Okposo said. “They find a way to eliminate that, and they find a way to get points. That’s one thing that we have to learn from. It has to be this year. We have to learn now, because...
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Alex Galchenyuk Should Have Been Given A Penalty, Not A Goal

from Kerry Fraser of TSN, Alex Galchenyuk had only touched the ice with one skate after exiting the penalty box and therefore was not deemed legally on the ice when he stole the puck off the stick of Nathan MacKinnon.  By the letter of the law Alex Galchenyuk should have received an additional minor penalty for interference (56.2) and no goal would have resulted in what...
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Randy Carlyle On Nazem Kadri

via Shawn McKenzie tweets, Carlyle on Kadri "Is it confidence? Is it overconfidence? Is it cockiness? Is it all of those things?" Thats what you ask yourself" Carlyle cont'd "I look at it as a strength. When you are able to not just talk it, you have to live it." Carlyle "I'm sure he'll (Kadri) get some shifts tonight against...
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The Detroit Red Wings Get A Big Boost With The Return Of Pavel Datsyuk

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, Pavel Datsyuk is returning to the Red Wings lineup. Datsyuk will make his regular-season debut Tuesday night when the Red Wings play the Montreal Canadiens. "It's a big boost for us," said captain Henrik Zetterberg, who'll skate on a line with Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader. "He's been skating pretty good...
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Observations On The San Jose Sharks

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, Ten random thoughts on the Sharks... There hasn’t been a single player more noticeable from shift to shift than Brent Burns, and it sure seems like no one on the ice has their stick on the puck more than Burns through the first five games other than maybe Joe Thornton. He’s obviously done some good things so far with seven points, but he’s...
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Afternoon Line - Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk shows off humor when asked about '13-14: "It's last year, I not remember. You remember. Maybe newspaper remember but not me." — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 21, 2014
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The Wings Morning Skate In Montreal

Pavel Datsyuk is taking his normal spot on the first line and..   Datsyuk and Sheahan join the #RedWings top power-play unit with Zetterberg, Nyquist and Kronwall. — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) October 21, 2014 Also reports state Cleary and Weis are not taking normal shifts.   The #RedWings second power-play unit looks like Jurco, Helm, Nestrasil...
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The Declining Production Of Eric Staal

fromo Travis Yost of TSN, The organization appears headed towards a full-fledged rebuild, and Eric Staal – whose $8.2-million AAV contract expires at the end of the 2015-2016 season – is an asset that could be shopped to potential suitors. If Staal’s ever made available, expect numerous playoff-hopeful teams to show interest. A lot of this is because Staal has been...
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Check Out BoltDraft- Pick A Forward, Defenseman And Goalie For A Chance To Win Cash

BoltDraft.com is the place to put your fantasy hockey knowledge to the test. KK members and readers are invited to try out this nightly game.  Here is the link to an exclusive free contest with a $100 prize over at BoltDraft. The contest goes live Tuesday at 7:00pm ET, so get your picks in now. (It takes 10 seconds to register and less than a minute to pick your players.) BoltDraft...
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Mark Hunter Named Director Of Player Personnel For The Toronto Maple Leafs

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that Mark Hunter, a veteran forward of 12 seasons in the National Hockey League, has been named the club’s Director of Player Personnel. The Petrolia, Ontario native played in 628 career NHL regular season games and 79 more in the postseason from...
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The Boston Bruins Could Use Jordan Eberle

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, ... “You can’t trade (Nail) Yakupov, because nobody’s going to take him,” said (Don) Cherry, as per Sportsnet.ca. “(Jordan) Eberle or one of those guys have got to go. It’s a tough deal giving one of (the young players) away, but something’s gotta go.” While it’s a bit of hyperbole to say nobody would take the No. 1 overall pick...
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Game Notes- Detroit vs. Montreal

First a little old school talk with Ted Lindsay and Maurice Richard. Below are the game notes...   Continue reading "Game Notes- Detroit vs. Montreal"
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Frustration In Winnipeg

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun, Frustration was evident among the Winnipeg Jets and their head coach Monday, a day after the team suffered its fourth straight loss during a demoralizing start to the NHL season. They are struggling to score, haven’t managed a single power play goal in five games and have lost the last four by at least two goals during a 1-4 start. ...
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Mike Smith Knows He Needs To Be Better

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, As reporters crowded around Coyotes goalie Mike Smith following Monday's practice to gauge his psyche after yet another six goals-against Saturday, backup Devan Dubnyk quipped that Smith isn't the only one who's experienced a slide like this and he, too, could offer up some insight. But Smith isn't looking to deflect...
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Goals Against A Problem For the Colorado Avalanche

from Nick Groke of the Denver Post, Patrick Roy's yelling echoed off the walls of the Avalanche's practice rink Monday. That was between the team skating lap sprints. After a rough, four-game road trip that left Colorado reeling, Avs coach Roy wasn't going easy on his slipping team. "The way we practiced today, this is how we'll get back on track...
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All Jason Spezza

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Here are Five Questions with … Jason Spezza: Obviously it's a major adjustment going from Ottawa to Dallas, so what has it been like for you? Has it been strange, different, challenging? How would you describe the adjustment? "I would say it's all of the above. "The strange is starting to wear off. It's definitely...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Nazem Kadri

Talent-wise, there’s not too much difference, to be honest. -Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs, comparing himself with John Tavares of the New York Islanders.  More on Kadri and the Leafs from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star.
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