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Senators owner Eugene Melnyk gives his side of the Daniel Alfredsson story

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spoke with the Ottawa Citizen's James Gordon regarding Daniel Alfredsson's departure for Detroit, and the Barbados-based pharmaceutical businessman/business mogul essentially suggests that Alfredsson was too greedy both personally and personnel-wise in his negotiations with a team that literally could not afford to meet the current Red...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

A RedWingsFeed-sponsored slate of Red Wings evening gnus about Lidstrom and Samuelsson

This entry's essentially brought to you by RedWingsFeed as I wasn't on Twitter when DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose offered a trio of "teasers" for an upcoming conversation with Nicklas Lidstrom... Spoke to Nicklas Lidstrom on several topics today, including Alfredsson, the '14 Winter Classic, and his jersey retirement night on March 6. — The...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils’ Sale Appears To Be Moving Quickly

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, The owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers appear to have emerged as the winners in the bidding process to buy the New Jersey Devils. Howard Eskin of WIP radio in Philadelphia reported today that the group headed by investment banker Joshua Harris, which also owns the 76ers, has “agreed on the money” to buy the Devils from current...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Best Players

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey, In The Cult rankings, six players were given “top player points” for each NHL year, with the points going to three forwards, two defencemen and one goalie. A player earned three points in a season if he finished first in MVP voting. So Wayne Gretzky, with his nine Hart Trophies, earned 27 of his 37 top player points in that...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

"Sergey Lavrov and I are old hockey players, and we both know that diplomacy, like hockey, can sometimes result in the occasional collision." -Secretary of State John Kerry on the diplomatic relationship between the USA and Russia. More at ABC News.
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sipple: Ken Kal’s sticking to his day job, is excited about Red Wings’ season

The Detroit Free Press's George Sipple reports that Red Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal attempted to get some, "Just in case" play-by-play practice in should he ever have to relieve one of the Detroit Tigers' broadcasters, and Kal decided that...Well, he needs some more practice... “It was alright,” Kal said of his mock run. “I need a little polish. Baseball...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: on Ian White and points of ‘exciting’ emphasis

I spend a significant amount of time reading foreign-language news websites in the summer, and finding ST.nu's Kenneth Fahlberg's interview with Henrik Zetterberg was the start of a two-parter of sorts: At the other end of the "importance to the Red Wings going forward" spectrum: Sportbox points us toward a report from Arena55.ru which states that Avangard Omsk...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Left Wing Lock reveals details of Red Wings prospect tournament/training camp tix fax sale

The Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau reports that Centre Ice Arena will be holding its by-fax sale of prospect tournament and training camp tickets, uh...today? The fax ticket sale for the remaining tickets to the 2013 Red Wings training camp tickets has been announced to begin at noon on August 9th, 2013. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Tickets to...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Author Jim Taylor Had The Gretzky Trade A Week Before It Happened

via CBC,  
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Still Trying To Sign Stepan

from Dan Martin of the New York Post, One of the few question marks surrounding the Rangers before training camp opens is the status of restricted free-agent Derek Stepan. Assistant general manager Jeff Gorton said he expects a deal to get done with the 23-year-old, but added the Rangers aren’t willing to break the bank to do it — especially with the salary cap being...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A sports fan: Roster management

Florida has a number of excellent up and coming players, an area of promise but also an area of potential disappointment. These include the just drafted Barkov, said to be ready to step into an NHL lineup right away and likely to center at some point the the Calder rookie winner Huberdeau, who has the skill to be a star player for years to come. Headlining the promising young defensemen...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

George Gwozdecky Named Assistant Coach For The Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have named George Gwozdecky as assistant coach on Jon Cooper’s staff today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Gwozdecky most recently served as head coach for the University of Denver Pioneers men’s hockey team. “I am excited to be joining the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff and am really looking forward...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacques Martin Joining Penguins As Assistant Coach

Jacques Martin returns to the @NHL. Will be an assistant coach w/@Penguins. @TVASports loses a major asset. — Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) August 9, 2013 added 10:50am,   Jacques Martin on new gig w/ Penguins: "I'm excited to be back in the NHL expecially w/ a team like the Penguins... 1/2 — Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) August 9, 2013   ...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

“We’re on that:” the Corporate America to hockey dictionary

Having spent most of my career in an office setting of one sort or another, I can tell you that Corporate America is a strange and sometimes entertaining place to ply one's trade. Among the daily amusements is the totally hysterical use of the English language. Daily life in the corporate jungle is a treasure trove of lengthy acronyms, unintelligible jargon and ill-chosen...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jody Shelley Joins The Blue Jackets Organization

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets President Mike Priest announced today that Jody Shelley, one of the most popular players in the NHL franchise’s 13-year history, has rejoined the organization as a broadcast associate and team ambassador.    “Jody Shelley is one of the most popular players in our history and we are very pleased to have him back in the Blue Jackets...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Clock Still Ticking In Phoenix

from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic, The entire community might even wear party hats if we could convince the new owners to make one final gesture: Ditch the out clause that could reignite relocation fears within the next five years, one that keeps a clock hanging over this hockey team. “I don’t understand all the attention it is getting,” NHL Commissioner...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fehr On A-Rod

from Andrew Gross of the Record, Now running the NHL Players' Association and not baseball's players' union, Don Fehr could defer all questions on Alex Rodriguez and his looming suspension in the Biogenesis scandal on the basis of not being in the loop. However, Fehr made it clear that A-Rod had every right to appeal the suspension, something the other 13 players...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on roster ‘questions,’ an interview with Zetterberg and outdoor overload

This morning's crop of Red Wings news begins with a slate of, well, questions about personnel issues which will only be answered with time. In a slate of "News and Views," the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan wonders why neither ex-Wing Damien Brunner or in-limbo-status free agent Daniel Cleary haven't found gainful employment... Continue reading "Red Wings...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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