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Darryl Sutter Post-Game Last Night

On the franchise not having played in a Game 7 since 2002: “Who cares? So should we have a major announcement tomorrow that we haven’t played a Game 7? [Reporter: Just wondering if there was anything extra that you need to say.] Not really, no.” On the key to Game 7: “I think probably for us would be to stay away from those penalties early. Other than that, I thought...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Need Improvement In Certain Areas

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Hockey is a slippery game, as Emile Francis once observed. It is played on ice. Mistakes are part of it. Tortorella often speaks about wanting players who are not afraid to make a difference. But too often it seems as if players are afraid to make mistakes. It is impossible to win that way. If coaching’s most direct impact is on...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

If Tonight’s Home Team Has A 1 Goal Lead With 1 1/2 Minutes Left

Use this as an example on how to finish a game, courtesy of the San Jose Sharks last night...  
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - WCSF Game 6: Red Wings (3-2) host Hawks (2-3) 8:00

Said Uncle Mike of game 5:  "They were good and we were watching.'' Captain Obvious says:  "It'd be good to finish this tonight, but DET are going to have to be way better to do that - way better."  Here is hoping for the handshake line after the game. "Flags In,"   Soldiers of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participated...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 set-up: Wings hope home-fan advantage will help them knife the Hawks

The Detroit Red Wings don't necessarily have to win Game 6 tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, post-game on Fox Sports Detroit), but between dropping Game 5 in rather dreadful fashion and the fact that the Wings taught the Anaheim Ducks a stiff lesson about the fact that a "winner-take-all Game 7" situation is dangerous (never mind the...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL announces starting times for both Kings-Sharks Game 7 and Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 7

Take this for what you will, from the NHL: NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR POTENTIAL GAME 7s IN  BOTH 2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS NEW YORK (May 26, 2013) – The National Hockey League announced today the starting times and broadcast information for the two potential Game 7s in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals. ...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Martin Frk’s Halifax Mooseheads win Memorial Cup

News is still rolling in on this one so highlights will eventually be added, but Red Wings prospect Martin Frk registered a goal and an assist as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the Memorial Cup Final, allowing the QMJHL-champion Mooseheads to capture Major Junior Hockey's most prestigious trophy. The Canadian Press, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Defeat The Kings To Force Game 7

The 2-1 victory by San Jose means the Sharks and Kings will play a winner take all game on Tuesday in Los Angeles.  Puck drops just after 9:00pm ET and should be a game that can't be missed 
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 6 WCF - Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Jose Sharks have an opportunity to force a game 7 In LA Tuesday by defeating the Kings tonight. Will it happen or will the Kings advance to the Western Conference Finals tonight and await the winner of the Chicago/Detroit series? Discuss the game below or anything NHL related.  The game starts just after 8:00pm ET on NBCSN, TSN and RDS.
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

What Saad’s Playoffs Tell Us

Brandon Saad is a Calder Trophy nominee this year.  I argue that he is the worst choice for an award nominee this season and I think his playoffs are going a long way toward verifying that.  In the playoffs this season he has been a non-factor.  He has posted only one point and a +/- of zero in over 16 minutes per game. The narrative for Saad's nomination was that he must...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- HNIC Opening Montage, Game 5 Wings/Blackhawks

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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Crosby cleared to ditch his headgear

According to NHL.com's Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby's been given the OK to play without the jaw protection "headgear" he had to don after he returned from a broken jaw: To protect his jaw and teeth that were damaged when a puck deflected up into his face March 30, Crosby was required to wear a clear plastic apparatus that extended...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Sunday practice updates: after optional skate, Babcock preaches an even keel

The day after the Detroit Red Wings dropped a 4-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Wings doubtlessly gathered at Joe Louis Arena with more "even-keel" comments in mind as they prepare for Game 6 on Monday (8 PM, NBCSN/CBC/97.1, with a post-game show on Fox Sports Detroit), but the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa reports that the coaching staff rather wisely decided...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 5 tailings: Ratings talk, Air Jordin and reassuring words from Cleary, Z

While we await the Red Wings' Sunday practice (turns out that it's an "optional," per the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa: more on it soon) subsequent to the Wings' 4-1 loss to Chicago in Game 5 of the teams' second-round series, some intriguing Tweets regarding playoff scheduling and TV ratings popped up... RT @bradyfan590: Told Bruins/Pens starts...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

North American Hockey In A Crisis, KHL Should Step In

from Alexei Bayer of The Moscow Times, Even though the NHL is still the most prestigious hockey competition, hockey in North America is in crisis. The NHL has been convulsed by regular strikes and player lockouts. But there are deeper problems. In North America, hockey is played on narrow rinks, where big, fast defensemen make it very difficult to skate. Goal cages...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Is This Torey Krug Guy?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Now let’s end the No. 4 comparisons. Krug is no Bobby Orr. Said another way, there will never be another Orr, which is both a good and bad thing in our town. They build statues for players like Orr, in large part because we don’t believe their likes ever will be seen again. If we’ve had the best, every­thing else is just the...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s A New Day

After spending 15 of the last 17 hours in the emergency room of a local hospital dealing with a few issues caused by being a diabetic, I am vowing to begin a new day today. Enjoying a bit of the Memorial Day Weekend is one thing I will do today but first I wanted to thank George for his big-time help with the hockey section of KK. I know what he goes through to deliver all the...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 5 wrap-up: after awful effort, Wings insist they’ll nail Chicago

The Detroit Red Wings played a poor game in losing Game 5 of their second-round series to the Chicago Blackhawks by a 4-1 tally, and, as noted in the multimedia post, the Wings and their coach made no excuses for what was unacceptable play. The Wings have gotten worse in games 4 and 5 while the Blackhawks have gotten better, having registered 73 shots on Jimmy Howard, including...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings GM Ken Holland discusses Datsyuk’s future with CBC, ‘standing pat’ with St. James

Just as the Free Press's Helene St. James' excellent profile of Joakim Andersson nearly got lost in the shuffle of the Wings and Hawks' Game 4 stories, St. James got one helluva scoop prior to the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the form of an interview with Wings GM Ken Holland, regarding his decision to stand pat with the team's current roster...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooks: NHL’s ‘cap recapture’ mechanism for lifetime contracts lurks as a franchise-killing clause

The New York Post's Larry Brooks penned a superb recap of the Rangers' 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, wondering what the future holds for Henrik Lundqvist and Rick Nash's team, but his main Sunday column includes ponderings about the Flyers tossing an offer sheet at Ryan McDonaugh, others tossing money at RFA's-to-be Kevin Shattenkirk and Alex Pietrangelo...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Simmons’ Sunday column peppered with hockey talk

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons talks about Brian Burke's snub by Team USA, the inevitability of Mike Babcock being appointed Team Canada's coach for the 2014 Olympics, Jonathan Quick's second consecutive strong playoff performance and the Pittsburgh Penguins' "model" in a Sunday column jam-packed with observations about multiple sports, but it's...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins will end up paying a high(er) price for Jagr

The Dallas News's Mike Heika noted that the Boston Bruins' elimination of the New York Rangers on Saturday night significantly bolstered the return that the Dallas Stars will receive for Jaromir Jagr: When the Stars traded Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins April 2, there was a condition on the second round draft pick the Stars received. If the Bruins won two rounds in...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston will ‘land’ Iginla, but not in the way they’d hoped

As the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests, for one player, the Eastern Conference Final may be...A wee bit awkward...Given that he helped scuttle a trade to the team his Pittsbugh Penguins are facing: Jarome Iginla didn't want to join the Boston Bruins. Now, he's got to beat them. In a matchup the Pittsburgh Penguins winger probably would have rather avoided, he...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Red Wings’ ‘new’ captain is like the previous ones: an understated leader

I've got KK to myself tonight, and as such, while I've already posted a multimedia post in addition to a quick take on the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to Chicago, Hockey Night in Canada's Cassie Campbell posited a profile of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, and for Wings fans, it's wonderful, must-watch video in which a man who's had to live up to the legacies...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 5 multimedia post

The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 4-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, and due to bandwidth constraints, here's an abbreviated post encompassing the multimedia offerings from the game. Please be warned that some auto-play clips may lurk within, and I'd like to state the following: If the Red Wings don't hate the Blackhawks by now, especially given...
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May 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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