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Lindback Experiencing Growing Pains

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, In the course of less than a year, Anders Lindback went from the obscurity of being the backup to a perennial Vezina Trophy candidate right on to center stage as the Lightning's presumed No. 1 netminder. But the spotlight sometimes blinds both the subject and the audience. At times this shortened season, Lindback has been...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Fantasy Hockey Matchups

I'd like to introduce to you Fantasy Feud, a new advertiser and sponsor of Kukla's Korner through the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Please make them feel at home and participate in their 'feuds'. -Paul By Justin LaLonde of Fantasy Feud, The high volume of games each week is the only silver lining in a condensed season. For fantasy hockey enthusiasts...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

McGratten Traded To The Flames

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Brian McGrattan from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Joe Piskula. The Flames have assigned McGrattan to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. McGrattan has played two games with the Nashville Predators and six games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) this season...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Looks Like We Have A Trade Coming Today

Trade will be announced today involving a Points West client. Details to follow. — Rich Evans (@Hockeyagent) February 28, 2013 If you want to do some deep-digging, check out the Points West website for a video and slideshow of some of their clients.
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Who Says The NHL Isn’t On ESPN?

Or maybe we should say just Henrik Lundqvist is...  
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Good Or Bad Hit From Zolnierczyk?

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers, Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was whistled for a 5-minute major “kneeing” penalty with under 30 seconds to play in Wednesday’s 4-1 shellacking after laying out Washington’s Mathieu Perreault in open ice.  Oates’ star player, Alex Ovechkin, took exception to the hit and tangled with Zac Rinaldo. “It was like...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Top Goals Of The Week, CBC Style

The Top 5 Goals from the past week presented by CBC.  
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings Play A Great Road Game, But…

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Daniel Cleary was cut by a high stick, Brendan Smith was dazed by a blindside hit, and the Detroit Red Wings felt they were burned by the officiating Wednesday. The Red Wings played a strong defensive game against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, holding a one-goal lead much of the night. But, they took one penalty too many...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Let The Corey Perry To Toronto Talk Begin

from Damien Cox of The Spin, We're waiting for the first big move by Dave Nonis as GM of the Maple Leafs. It might have to be a really big one. See, if it turns out, as is being widely speculated, that the Anaheim Ducks can afford to keep only one their dynamic duo, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, and that Getzlaf is the one most likely to get the new long-term deal...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - Game 21: Red Wings (9-8-3) at Sharks (9-6-3) 10:30

I did not see the game last night, only glanced at the box score - a face-off violation?  Wings remain 0-fer on the road PP; and give up the 5-3 against.   The loss drops DET to 10th in the West.  Capt. Obvious says they have to start winning some of the road games, tonight would be a good time to begin. Continue reading "GDT - Game 21: Red Wings (9-8-3) at Sharks (9-6-3) 10:30"
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Whitney Continues to Grow Moss

It’s a different defenceman, but the same story. The Edmonton Oilers, who can’t really afford to run veteran top 4 defencemen out of town seem to be doing just that. Sheldon Souray was the most recent defenceman to have a public dispute with the team, was then subsequently sent to the AHL. Could the same thing happen with Ryan Whitney? Continue reading "Ryan Whitney Continues...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Whitney Continues to Grow Moss

It’s a different defenceman, but the same story. The Edmonton Oilers, who can’t really afford to run veteran top 4 defencemen out of town seem to be doing just that. Sheldon Souray was the most recent defenceman to have a public dispute with the team, was then subsequently sent to the AHL. Could the same thing happen with Ryan Whitney? Continue reading "Ryan Whitney Continues...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

I NOW Consider Evgeni Malkin A Hall Of Famer

One question I have spent a lot of time thinking about is at what point in their career a player first establishes himself as a Hall of Famer regardless of what may happen in the rest of their career.  This selection made the threshold about a month ago and I have yet to write the post.  I believe Evgeni Malkin has now cemented himself as a future Hall of Famer. The final step...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

After 2 Periods, Wings Up 1-0 Over Kings

Kyle Quincey with one of the stranger goals this season.  Puck is comes off of the glove hand of Bernier, hits him in the back of the head and directs into the back of the net. I can't pull a Malik and stick around for the end of the game, so feel free to use this post for post-game too. George does need a new laptop and will be shopping early tomorrow for one, so hopefully...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Milbury Rips Ovechkin

After the 2nd period of the Washington/Philadelphia game, Milbury points out some shortcomings of Ovechkin. thanks to gwyshynski for getting the video up quickly.  
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Mike Brown With A Major For Checking From Behind

Along with the major comes a 10 and a game misconduct. No need for that final push from behind.  Again, take the player ouf of the play, not the game!  
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Mule Stood There Bright As The Sun On That California Coast

Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band are touring our nation.  I've not yet seen a confirmed San Diego date.  I will go scorched frigging earth if he hits the west coast, does Portland, NoCal and skips my transplanted home city.  Uncle Mike Babcock doesn't care. He doesn't care about Bullet Bob and he doesn't care about the calorie count in a Charleston Chew. ...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Darren Dreger Says Realignment Not A Slam Dunk Yet

Darren Dreger of TSN was on the NHL Network today and discussed the Kesler injury and if the Canucks would make a move, realignment, Getzlaf and Perry and the trade involving Cole and Ryder. Regarding the realignment talk, Dreger says it is not at a point where it could go off the track, but there is still some back and forth talking going on.  The PA is getting input from the...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Have Some Signings To Do

from Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider, As it stands now – and a primary assist to CapGeek on this – the Kings have 49.26 million dollars allotted towards 13 players for the 2013-14 season. Because the salary cap drops to 64.3 million dollars next season – and there’s certainly a chance that will happen – unless players currently under contract for next season are traded...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Woops…Scotty?

It's been a while since I posted anything other than a live blog (you deserve an explanation and you'll get it). I'm not even sure how to do it, but I'll give it a shot. We've never cared too much whether our Uncle Mike was liked by the players.  There have been murmurs of friction, but the Wings won so much that those were always viewed as stupid whispers...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kesler Out With A Fractured Foot

AV: Kesler had a CT scan this morning. He has a fractured foot. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) February 27, 2013   AV: "I assume Kesler will be out for a little while." #Canucks — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) February 27, 2013
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings Lineup For Tonight’s Game Against The Kings

Filppula is out tonight just in case you were unsure...   Babcock said Quincey and Smith are in tonight. White and Huskins are healthy scratches. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 27, 2013
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Winners Of The NHL Realignment Plan

from Brian Cazeneuve of Sports Illustrated, So the Red Wings are a definite winner in the newest proposal that moves them to the East. They will lose the Hawks as a frequent foe, but they'll be in the same division (the new Central) with three other Original Six teams (Maple Leafs, Bruins and Canadiens) and conference with another (Rangers). In addition, they will make shorter...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Audio- Jarret Stoll On Pavel Datsyuk

via LA Kings Insider,  
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brunner Another European Found By The Wings

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, To Wings GM Ken Holland, there is a simple reason why players such as Brunner go undiscovered for so long: The NHL is the best men’s league in the world, and players become men at different ages. Some are men at 18. Most grow into men later – some much later, some in out-of-the-way places. Brunner is listed at 5-foot-11 and 184 pounds...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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