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Dater Updates Roy’s Coaching Status With Avs

via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, Time will tell if Patrick Roy’s brother jumped the gun a little — or a lot, like all the way over — on his proclamation to me on the phone and on his own Facebook page that Patrick will be the next coach of the Avalanche. The Avs this morning are saying there is no deal in place. That’s about all they’re saying so far. So, we...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Players Missing In Action

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, It has been a tough playoff season for some of the NHL’s rich and famous, the players who are supposed to be difference makers at this time of year. For the teams already on the sidelines, Corey Perry of the eliminated Ducks finished 10th on his team in scoring with two assists in seven games, tied with David Steckel and Ben Lovejoy...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk On A Tuesday Morning

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - The Minnesota Wild may want to rid themselves of a chunk — possibly two-thirds — of Dany Heatley’s $7.5-million salary with the amnesty buyout. But they can’t buy out an injured player, and Heatley recently had knee surgery.  He’s essentially a secondary player making first-line money. - The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Detroit’s 3:00 Minute Mark Warm-Up Tradition Explained By Kris Draper

Cassie Campbell of HNIC caught up with Draper to talk about the origination of this tradition.  
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

earninRed Wings overnight report: on defensive learning curves, Brunner, Abdelkader and the coach

I am annoyed. I happen to love mammoth, twenty-printed-page blog entries that eat bandwidth and crash browsers...But ever since we've moved to our now not-so-new software platform, I've got a character limit, so during the playoffs, when the press push is absolutely masive I've had to separate multimedia from the game wrap-ups, and now I'm positing an overnight report...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 3 wrap-up: out-Winged, out-Hawked, outworked

The Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their second round series was somewhere between a Gustav Nyquist-style master stroke and a Muhammad Ali "rope-a-dope," including its share of controversy and enough post-game chatter to merit its own multimedia post. In terms of the wrap-up thereof, I cannot help but start at what many believe was...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 3 multimedia post

As an adjunct to the quick take, and because this stuff comes together before all the stories are available to concoct an actual wrap-up--and hopefully to make said wrap-up a little easier to read--here are the multimedia offerings from the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their second-round series, starting with NBC-narrated higlights: Continue...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dater: Colorado Avalanche will name Patrick Roy their next coach

Mon dieu! Per the Denver Post's Adrian Dater: Patrick Roy will be the next coach of the Avalanche, according to Roy's brother, Stephane. "They're discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge," said Stephane Roy, the younger brother of his famous sibling. The Avalanche...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hawks, they wuz robbed! But what if the roles were reversed?

You probably know by now that the Chicago Blackhawks could have tied their game against the Detroit Red Wings had a goal not been waived off because one Andrew Shaw was ruled to be interfering with Jimmy Howard, as ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers noted... “I disagreed with the call,” Quenneville said. “He didn’t touch the goalie. ... It certainly [changed the momentum of...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Down

No...not down. Hammered. May 16, 2013|Dan McNeil Right now the Blackhawks are the hammer and the Red Wings are the nail. That will not change during the duration of these Western Conference semifinals. The Blackhawks are too fast for Detroit. They're too deep. The Hawks are much more experienced, especially at the blue line. They're too well conditioned. ...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Best Thing About This Clean Andrew Shaw Hit…

Carlo Colaiacovo got up.  
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 3 quick take: take your anger and shove it into the net

I get it. The Hawks will look at the goalposts and at the waved-off goal by Andrew Shaw and insist, despite the penalty disparity, that they should still be playing the Red Wings, who managed to hang on and defeat them 3-1. I get that the media will insist that Shaw was pushed into the crease by Jakub Kindl, and that it should at least be 2-2--Puck Daddy already has the play of...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- You Make The Call, Chicago Goal Waved Off

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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Thinking Of You Oklahoma

My thoughts and prayers go out to the fine folks in The Sooner State and hope the many KK members and readers from Oklahoma are safe and secure.   BREAKING: State medical examiner's office: 51 killed in Oklahoma tornado, with children among the dead -RJJ — The Associated Press (@AP) May 21, 2013
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist pulls the ‘Ray Sheppard,’ dekes Crawford down and scores

Ray Sheppard was as slow as Larry Murphy and had hands of stone in terms of puckhandling, but he scored 50 goals for the Wings the year before they flipped him to San Jose for Igor Larionov, and he did so by skating in on goalies and simply waiting for them to take themselves out of the play. Gustav Nyquist made a Ray Sheppard-like deke on Corey Crawford tonight, but he only did...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings hope to aid fallen firefighter’s family on Thursday

According to Red Wings community relations manager Christy Hammond, the Red Wings are holding a charitable drive for a fallen firefighter's family this Thursday: The Detroit Red Wings encourage fans coming down to Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals to make a donation to help ‘Fill a Boot’ at any of the arena entrances this Thursday, May 23, against the Chicago...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Burn Down The West

Syd Crosby earned his first Messier Leadership Award Nomination in 1998 at the tender age of 11.  Naturally, his glorious NHL career wouldn't start for another 3 years, but Gary Bettman felt his future endeavors warranted the nomination.  The fact that the award hadn't been invented yet was inconsequential to the diminutive commissioner. Ten years later, Crosby lost his...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Other Goalie Has Been Better

from Pat Pickens of Slap Shot, At the start of the Rangers’ series with the Boston Bruins in the N.H.L. Eastern Conference semifinals, most fans and pundits gave New York a sizable advantage in goaltending. It is no secret that Henrik Lundqvist is one of the league’s best goalies. He is the defending Vezina Trophy winner and was nominated for the award again this year...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ken Holland’s low expectations = proper expectation management?

SI's Stu Hackel suggests that Red Wings GM Ken Holland's purposefully low-set expectations for his team's 2013 season serve as nothing less than a sterling example of how every team's management and ownership should realistically address their team's personnel issues, using the "Cuppy Cuppy Cuppy" turned every-spring "Woe is us!" phenomenon...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

High heat and humidity might make the Joe’s ice less than ‘fast’ tonight

As noted in the game-day update thread and as mentioned this morning, Southeastern Michigan's expecting temperatures to peak around 90 degrees this afternoon and evening, and the local weatherpeople are forecasting a significant possibility of severe thunderstorms, so while the Chicago Blackhawks gushed about playing on the "fast ice" at Joe Louis Arena yesterday, the...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cotsonika offers a definitive profile of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock

Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika wrote one helluva profile of Wings coach Mike Babcock, and like Babcock himself, it pulls no punches while leaning heavily upon the impressions Babcock has made upon Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl: The Wings made the playoffs for the 22nd consecutive season, winning their last four games to get in. They upset the second-seeded Ducks in...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Three things: does Chicago ‘suck?’; praise for Datsyuk; 8:47 of Babcock being Babcock

Two of the three stories which follow are in the Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 3 update thread, which will continue to be updated this afternoon, but these three stories also merit specific mentions: Topic 1: I happened to wonder aloud whether the Chicago Blackhawks' hatred for the Red Wings is analgous to that of Ohio State fans' hatred for everything related to the University...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Said It?

The older I get, the better I was. I was fortunate to be on an Oyster River High School soccer team that was at the tail end of a dynasty (we went 96 straight regular season games without a loss) and we made it to the state championship game in two of my last three years in school. I played soccer at UNH before I had a Joe Theismann-type broken leg... came back for one more season...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Fair To Call The Washington Capitals Chokers?

from Neil Greenberg of Capitals Insider, In fact, it is because this team wins so much that it has fostered what I like to call a Culture of Perennial Disappointment: failing to advance past the second round since its dark-horse run in the 1998 Stanley Cup playoffs. So, we should be able to agree this organization is made up of winners. However, is it also made up of chokers...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk advances to EA Sports’ NHL 2014 Cover Vote semifinals

FYI, Red Wings fans: Datsyuk moves on in #NHL14CoverVote. Pavel faces Martin Brodeur in the semi's. Log on & vote: nhl.com/covervote twitter.com/DetroitRedWing… — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) May 20, 2013 You can't vote by way of hashtags on Twitter anymore: you have to go to http://covervote.nhl.com regis,ter, and vote there.
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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