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A Hopeless Feeling In Denver

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, Right now, I sense the exact same hopeless feeling around the Avs that characterized the second half of the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons. Tony Granato coached that first team, Joe Sacco the second. The criticism of Sacco is just withering right now from most of you, or at least it seems that way. I see the #firesacco hashtags and my inbox...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro Would Gladly Stay In Washington In Exchange For A Long-Term Deal

from Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times, “If we can agree to a long-term [contract], then I’ll be more than happy to stay here,” Ribeiro said. “But I don’t know if I’m looking for two years and change place and then another two years. I don’t think I want that. So we’ll see what we’re going to come to.” What does long-term mean to Ribeiro? “Five...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk To Fill Your Morning

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal. - Most disturbing downturn this season? Tyler Myers. The Buffalo Sabres defenceman won rookie-of-the-year honours in 2010; everybody figured he was Norris Trophy worthy and an automatic for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Huge frame, nice hands, commanding presence on the ice; he was captain material with the Sabres. Now? ...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: a status report and news about Iginla, DeKeyser, Jarnkrok, etc.

I tried to combine the Red Wings-Ducks wrap-up and set-up for tonight's Wings-Coyotes game (10 PM EST, FSD/FS Arizona/97.1 FM) into one entry because that's how the narrative seemed to present itself, but not everything fit in one place, so... Prepare for an extravaganza of discussion about Jarome Iginla, Danny DeKeyser, Calle Jarnkrok, Ladislav Smid(!), Pavel Datsyuk,...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks wrap-up, Wings-Coyotes set-up: out of the frying pan, into the sauna

The Detroit Red Wings managed to hand the Anaheim Ducks their first set of home losses since January this past weekend, courtesy of a 5-1 win on Friday and a 2-1 grind-fest on Sunday night, but the Wings flew to Phoenix after Sunday's triumph to face off against the Phoenix Coyotes this evening (10 PM EDT, FSD/FS Arizona/97.1 FM), and if Sunday night's game was a task-and...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks quick take: I can be your Columbus, babies

Updated 2x at 11:03 PM: Gustavsson starts vs. Phoenix, Brunner back in: My goodness. The Detroit Red Wings rope-a-doped their way to a Jimmy Howard-powered 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, with Howard stopping a remarkable 33 shots--including 13 of 13 in the 1st and 12 of 12 in the 3rd--and the Wings building up a 2-0 1st-period lead via a net-front goal from Danny Cleary and a jam...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Limited Number Of Teams In The Iginla Mix

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Boston, L.A., and Chicago would be the only suitors for Iginla. He had four teams on his list of places he’d go to waive his no-move clause and Pittsburgh, one of them, just traded for Brenden Morrow, so they’re out.  I think it’ll be the Kings, where Darryl Sutter stands behind the bench, but that’s just an educated guess...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

FSD’s Daniels: Red Wings prospect Calle Jarnkrok will be assigned to Grand Rapids

According to Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels, Calle Jarnkrok is flying to Detroit tonight, and he will join the Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday. He's not coming to Detroit for a look-see next weekend--he's coming over to play. I'd imagine that the Wings will release Jarnkrok to Sweden for the World Championships in April as they take place in Stockholm and Helsinki...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Nolan Fined For Cross-Check

via NHL.com, LosAngeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan has been fined $1,436.94, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin in NHL Game No. 458 in Los Angeles on Saturday, March23, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 5:58 of the...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks pre-game update: Brunner out, more on Murph’s firing

Via RedWingsFeed, here's a big surprise ahead of tonight's game between the Red Wings and Ducks--and perhaps a necessary move given Damien Brunner's struggles of late... Damien Brunner a healthy scratch for 1st time as #RedWing @jtootoo22 back in the lineup as they try to best #Ducks for 4th road win in a row — Trevor Thompson (@iamtrevort) March 24, 2013...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Back To Back Transplant Tea Parties

The 19 will be well represented at the Cuddly Panda Center tonite.  Surfer Ken will be holding a sign you won't be seeing on Fox Sports Detroit.         Continue reading "Back To Back Transplant Tea Parties"
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report- Trade Of Morrow To Pittsburgh Waiting On His Approval

Source say the Pens and Stars have a trade in place for Brendan Morrow. However, he has yet to waive no trade clause. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 24, 2013
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks back-to-back game-day updates: no morning skate and praise for Kindl/Andersson

The Detroit Red Wings face a task-and-a-half in following up their 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in attempting to hand a pissed-off Ducks team its second home loss (since January) in a row tonight (8 PM EDT, FSD/Prime Ticket/1270 AM)... As of 3:45 PM EDT, it appears that neither the Ducks nor the Wings held morning skates due to the 5 PM local time start for Sunday's game...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Green Trying To Remove The Target On His Back

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Late in the Capitals’ 4-0 win over Winnipeg on Thursday night, Mike Green gathered the puck behind the net and skated to the half wall to clear it out of the defensive zone. After Green released the puck, Jets forward Evander Kane cross-checked the defenseman into the boards. It was a late and unnecessary hit, one that earned...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Yzerman Discusses The Boucher Firing

Ligntning GM Steve Yzerman met the media in Winnipeg to talk about the firing of Guy Boucher and the plan moving forward.  
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

McKenzie explains how Danny DeKeyser’s representatives will weigh teams’ offers

Over the last 24 hours, the Free Press's Helene St. James (having spoken with Ken Holland) MLive's Ansar Khan (having spoken with Jim Nill) and the Satellite Hotstove basically dissected the Danny DeKeyser sweepstakes, but TSN's Bob McKenzie posited a pair of Tweets which summarize what we've heard will take place at Newport Sports Management's offices in Mississauga...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruff In Tampa Would Be Compelling

Imagine how interesting hockey life would be in Buffalo if a team coached by Lindy Ruff came into First Niagara Center - say, three weeks from today - to battle the Sabres in a game with major playoff implications. With an opening created this morning courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, that scenario may not be so far fetched. Continue reading "Ruff In Tampa Would Be Compelling"
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Report Say Kovalchuk Out 2-4 Weeks

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said the initial progrnosis is that right wing Ilya Kovalchuk will miss two to four weeks with a right shoulder injury. Kovalchuk was injured in the third period of the Devils’ 2-1 win over Florida Saturday night. He underwent an X-ray following Saturday’s game, which Lamoriello said was “fine...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Fox Sports Detroit ‘explains’ why it fired Larry Murphy

Facing a significant amount of public furor after having fired Red Wings analyst Larry Murphy, MLive's Ansar Khan reports that Fox Sports Detroit's released a statement that does little to nothing to explain why Murphy was so suddenly and summarily dismissed: “We wanted our primary team of Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels to call the remaining games as the Red Wings...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucic Needs To Get Back To Basics

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Lucic started the season like a house on fire with anger and purpose while answering critics who said he was out of shape after not skating regularly during the 119-day day NHL lockout. He had eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in his first 11 games, and sufficiently quieted those Looch naysayers with his strong, energetic play. He clearly looked...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche Need To Be As Bad As They Can Be

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Should the Avalanche tank it to get the best shot at the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft? Publicly, I will say no. Privately? Yes, a thousand times yes. Don't misunderstand. I am not promoting the throwing of games, of athletes intentionally making bad plays or coaches intentionally benching their best players in key moments of games...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blame Yzerman, Not Boucher

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, With 17 games to go and his team five points out of an Eastern Conference playoff berth, Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman had seen enough. He made the decision early this morning to fire coach Guy Boucher with the hope the move would motivate his Lightning into a miraculous stretch run. Here’s hoping he took a good long look in the mirror...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Flyers Miss Jagr

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, For the Flyers, a team fighting for its playoff lives, the good news is this: After Sunday, they play five straight games at the Wells Fargo Center. The bad news: Including the one in Pittsburgh, they have eight more games on the road, where they are an unthinkable 4-12. That's the most road losses in the NHL. And that...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Is UFA-To-Be Iginla Worth Giving Up The Assets For Penguins?

That's really a common question at every trade deadline every year, for every team, in every pro sport, particularly those that are legitimate championship contenders. The Penguins rolled the "trade for the impending UFA" dice back at the '08 trade deadline, acquiring Marian Hossa (and "throw-in" Pascal Dupuis) for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen,...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - Game 32: Red Wings (15-11-5) at Ducks (22-4-4) 8:00

DET sit 7th in the Conference today; 3 points from 4th, and 3 points from 11th.  Last GDT I was predicting all doom and gloom for this road trip - and we won?  That just proves how little I know about hockey. But I do know about superstition - there is no chance in hell for Detroit today; we are doomed.  Play it Slow-hand! “Bring ...Back…Mur-phy” Continue reading...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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