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Lawsuit against company allegedly selling unauthorized Datsyuk merch going to trial in September

I don't know if you remember this, but waaaaaayyy back in February, Pavel Datsyuk's attorneys managed to stop a company called "Pasha LLC" from selling Datsyuk-branded merchandise without Datsyuk's consent. The injunction remains in place, but (via RedWingsFeed), WDIV's David Bartkowiak Jr. reports that the suit will go to trial this September: The...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Prince Albert Raiders to retire Mike Modano’s #9

The Dallas Stars are retiring Mike Modano's #9 on March 8th, 2014, when the team hosts the Minnesota Wild, but Modano's junior team plans on beating the big club to the punch. The WHL's Prince Albert Raisers announced that they'll be retiring Modano's #9 on November 1st: The Prince Albert Raiders are pleased to announce that they will be retiring the first...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings release details of Saturday’s single-game ticket sale at JLA

DetroitRedWings.com's Ayron Sequeira posited a press release regarding the Red Wings' sale of single-game tickets, which begins at 10 AM EDT on Saturday, August 24th. The Red Wings are going to hold special events at the Joe, and will be selling select $9 seats and "Coke Zero Fan Packs" as well: Continue reading "Red Wings release details of Saturday’s...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Henrik Sedin On Contract Talks, Luongo And Tortorella

via Sportsnet,  
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Evening Line

When asked by a reader if she really hates the Flyers... You just have to understand a few things: In addition to liking the Rangers, I'm a Mets and Giants fan, which means I am preconditioned to dislike and distrust the Phillies and Eagles. I grew up about halfway between New York City and Philly, so the allegiances of my peers were split, which made for a more intense...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings listed with seventh-best forwards in ESPN’s Custance’s ‘summer skate’ lists

As part of ESPN's Insider-only "summer skate" series, ESPN's Craig Custance penned lists of the NHL's top 10 forward and defensive groups, and the Red Wings made the former's cut, but not the latter: 7. Detroit Red Wings: GM Ken Holland had one of his best offseasons in recent years, and the forward group is the biggest beneficiary. The surprising addition...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Honeymoon On The Back Burner For Carey Price

from Annie Fowler of the Tri-City Herald, Pucks were ringing off the boards Wednesday morning at Toyota Arena. They don’t have the same musical tone as wedding bells, but by week’s end, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will have heard them both. It’s a busy week for Price, who will marry Kennewick native Angela Webber on Saturday, then leave Sunday for the...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings release 2013-2014 season local radio and TV broadcast schedule

RED WINGS, FOX SPORTS DETROIT AND CBS RADIO ANNOUNCE 2013-14 BROADCAST SCHEDULE 74 Wings Games On FOX Sports Detroit – 85 On 97.1 The Ticket or 1270 AM Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings, FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio today announced the 2013-14 Red Wings local television and radio schedules. For the 14th year, all Wings regular-season and playoff games will be carried...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins to hold charity golf tournament on Monday, August 26th

Per the Grand Rapids Business Journal's David Czurak, the Grand Rapids Griffins are holding a charity golf event on Monday to benefit the Griffins' Youth Foundation, and as far as I know, the Calder Cup will be in attendance given that Luke Glendening will have his "day with the Cup" in Grand Rapids on Friday: The Grand Rapids Griffins will hold their 19th...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks combine tiered pricing with ticket price increases

The Chicago Blackhawks had already informed the public that their single-game ticket prices would be going up prior to the team's second Stanley Cup championship, and today, the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton reports that the team's introducing a tiered "premium pricing" system as well: The Blackhawks confirmed to the Tribune that they have increased...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins release 4th and 5th ‘Between the Benches’ videos, yield 2 total hours of video

After posting over seventy-six minutes of video chronicling the team's playoff journey, the Grand Rapids Griffins posted their final two "Between the Benches" videos today, and "100 games" is 37:26 alone... Continue reading "Grand Rapids Griffins release 4th and 5th ‘Between the Benches’ videos, yield 2 total hours of video"
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sipple: Red Wings alum Joey Kocur’s charity softball game this weekend involves more than softball

Red Wings alumnus Joey Kocur's charitable foundation will be holding a charity softball game in Highland, MI this Saturday, August 24th, and fourteen Red Wings alums, celebrities like Jeff Daniels, Dave Coulier and Brian Vander Ark will tangle with police officers and firefighters from Milford, Highland and White Lake townships to raise funds for a slate of Southeastern Michigan...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Staal Has No Issues With Knee Injured In World Championship Game

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, Staal skated and stick-handled. He shot the puck, played some two-on-two and had a few laughs with the guys. If you didn't know Staal had suffered a major knee injury in May, after taking a dangerous knee-on-knee hit, you would have thought it was just another day at the rink for the Canes captain. Staal didn't...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadian Medical Association Rips NHL Owners On Violence Issue

from Andre Picard of the Globe and Mail, Canada’s docs are delivering a body blow to National Hockey League owners, saying they are too accepting of violence in the sport. Delegates to the Canadian Medical Association annual meeting on Wednesday voted to “condemn the complacency” of NHL owners. “The owners have a financial interest in tolerating and promoting...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ongoing Summer Stories

from Sean McIndoe of Grantland, The NHL offseason isn’t a scripted TV show. (We know this because scripted TV shows don’t go weeks at a time with absolutely nothing happening.) But that hasn’t stopped this year’s edition from featuring its share of abandoned story lines. Here are five subplots that seemed like they’d be important pieces of the 2013 offseason but...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: Weiss talks about joining the Wings; scouting the B’s, pro camps and Tatar

Paul duly noted that the National Post's Michael Triakos asked whether Stephen Weiss, who's taking part in the Biosteel Camp in Toronto this week, will live up to expectations with the Red Wings. As Triakos suggests, a 30-year-old center is both coming off wrist surgery and will be returning a hockey-mad atmosphere and high-pressure environment for the first time since...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins to play pre-season games in Plymouth, Windsor

The AHL has yet to release its 2013-2014 regular season schedule (though it should be released this week) but as a "teaser" of sorts, the Grand Rapids Griffins have posited their preseason schedule--and their pair of pre-season games will take place in Plymouth, MI and Windsor, Ontario: GRIFFINS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The 2013 Calder...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

I believe that’s a ‘no comment, please’

For those of you who'd been wondering whether the Russian Olympic orientation camp players will be willing to discuss Russia's anti-homosexuality laws, Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov asked Russian Hockey Federation spokesman Mikhail Zakharov about that topic, and while this is an incredibly rough translation of his response, you'll get his drift: Continue reading...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hodgson Says He Wants To Be Part Of Sabres’ Future

Restricted free agent Cody Hodgson hinted this morning on Toronto's TSN 1050 Radio that he's looking for contract negotiations with the Sabres to reach a successful conclusion so that he can rejoin the club. Continue reading "Hodgson Says He Wants To Be Part Of Sabres’ Future"
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Dub: Happy Hockey New Year!

WHL teams open training camps this week, including the Portland Winterhawks. August 21st therefore marks the official end of the off season in the Rose City. While we bid a fond farewell to players who are moving on to other pursuits, it’s also time to welcome our future superstars, some of whom were just drafted this past summer. The changing of the guard affects the coaching...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Improved Fighting In NHL 14 - Yay, Nay Or Who Cares?

from the CP at CBC, "When I look back at NHL 13,I feel like we fell short a little bit on the aggression piece of it," said Ramjagsingh. That meant upping the ante on big hits and fights. "There is a code in hockey and when it's broken, you have to respond," EA notes in a press release. Critics may decry the improved fighting component. Fans...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Would You Pay Kessel $70M Over 8 Years?

from Damien Cox of The Spin, It's fair to say the conversation around Phil Kessel changed somewhat with his performance during last spring's memorable playoff clash with Boston, and with Kessel apparently in improved physical shape this summer heading into a contract year, there's every chance he may finally become the consistently explosive player the Leafs (and...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Day 2, Biosteel Camp

You have to love seeing Ken Dryden pumping some iron.  
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Weiss Ready To “Help Out” The Wings

Michael Traikos of the National Post spoke with Stephen Weiss at the Biosteel Camp, One might think that Stephen Weiss signed with the Detroit Red Wings this summer because he finally wanted to be a star on a star team. After all, the 30-year-old has spent the last 10 seasons living in anonymity in Florida, where he was the No. 1 centre of a perennial non-playoff team. And now...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bernier Ready For The Challenge

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com. Jonathan Bernier stepped on the ice at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility Tuesday wearing enemy colors, and he couldn't have been happier. Bernier was one of four NHL goaltenders taking part in the CCM/Reebok Goalie Summit, a gathering that allows them to try on their new pads and shoot some promotional material for the company...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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