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Diving Talk Heats Up In The LA/SJ Series

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scoffed at the notion, put forth by Sharks forward TJ Galiardi, that goalie Jonathan Quick engages in “a little embellishment.” Doughty stood up for his goalie Quick, a spirited defense, and then said the San Jose player is a noted diver. He took issue with the comments and said they went beyond the...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Dub: Dear Hockey Gods, this is London calling

By now, you’ve seen and heard about the hit heard around the major junior hockey world last night and the resulting punishment rendered this morning. To recap: Saskatoon Blades’ Dalton Thrower left his feet to level Portland Winterhawks’ forward and Saskatoon native Taylor Leier with a clearly targeted head hit that was not called at all by the referee. Who, by the way,...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Scratch his back with a hacksaw:  Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange remains an iconic hockey voice

From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: Honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2001, Lange is an icon in the Steel City, following in the big footprints of Bob Prince, who was the voice of the Pirates for 28 years, and Myron Cope, the colour commentator on Steelers’ radio broadcasts for 25 years. Lange is so ingrained as the city’s...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 4 game-day updates: Wings understand gravity of their situation

As Paul's already noted, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks exchanged the usual "all is well" sentiments as they prepared to face off in Game 4 of their second-round series tonight (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, with a post-game show to air on FSD), and coach Babcock was in fine form during his game-day presser... The NHL Network also filed a game...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Dalton Thrower Suspended For The Remaining Games Of The Memorial Cup

#CHL announces #NHL Hockey Ops decision to suspend D. Thrower (SAS) for balance of #MCMemorialCup for check to head injuring T. Leier (POR) — CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) May 23, 2013  
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago And Detroit Ready For Game 4

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, Toews was indeed smiling, and most of the Hawks seemed to be in a rather good mood after an unusually focused morning skate at Joe Louis Arena. If the pressure's mounting, they weren't showing it. "Our group's been fine. We're definitely disappointed, we haven't been in this position all year. We've...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Classic Babcock This Morning

(1/3) Babcock: "When you put on our sweater, there's an obligation to Mr. Howe and Mr. Lindsay and the people that came before you..." — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) May 23, 2013   (2/3) Babcock (cont.): "... to compete like a Red Wing. I don't think there's an obligation to win like a Red Wing, I think..." — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Richards A Healthy Scratch Tonight

Brad Richards says he is not playing tonight. He said Tortorella called him this morning to tell him. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 23, 2013
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Sharks vs. Kings

By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ, It was close late in Game 3, but in the end, Antti Niemi got it done for the San Jose Sharks. The veteran goalkeeper stopped 22 of 23 stops en route to a clutch victory for the Sharks, their second in a row. It was also the second straight game where Niemi was near unbeatable. In games three and four he allowed only two goals combined, and give his...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

You’re The GM - How Much Do You Pay Bobrovsky?

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, It has been about a month since the Blue Jackets’ season ended and two months since contract talks between the club and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky started, but the sides are no closer to reaching a deal. “We’ve talked. We’ve exchanged ideas,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said this week. “But we haven’t made...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings Loaded With Homegrown Talent

from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, There is something vaguely unfair about the Detroit Red Wings. The lineup they iced for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series against Chicago on Monday had 15 players who were either their own draft picks or who were Red Wings property before anyone else got them. That's 15 out of 20, and if forward Darren Helm and...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Takes A Backseat In NYC

from Dan Shaughnessy, Hockeytown, this is not. The New York state of mind is not focused on the neutral zone trap. It’s hard to be a Rangers fan in the city. Spike Lee and Whoopi Goldberg don’t splice Rangers footage into their films. Sure, the Rangers have fans and sellouts and Original Six tradition, and they even won a Stanley Cup back in 1994. But I have been...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Need Some Edge To Their Game

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers have been shorthanded just 21 times in 10 playoff games, and just 17 times since the 7:00 mark of the second period of Game 1 in Washington. Twice in the last five matches — Game 6 against the Caps and Game 3 against the Bruins — they went entire games without being down a man. That goes beyond discipline. That goes...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - WCSF Game 4: Red Wings (2-1) host Hawks (1-2) 8:00

So I hear there is a big game at The Joe tonight.  The Wings can put a stranglehold on this series, and you just know that the 'Hawks will be under serious pressure for this game. LGRW Continue reading "GDT - WCSF Game 4: Red Wings (2-1) host Hawks (1-2) 8:00"
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 4 set-up: Wings must calmly rebuff Hawks’ best efforts

The Detroit Red Wings face off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, and FSD will air a post-game show; tonight is also the "Fill a Boot" night fundraiser to help the family of Dearborn firefighter Brian Wohlke) knowing that "things will move pretty fast" from here on out. Starting with Game 4 this evening, this series will switch...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner From Wednesday Night

Ron MacLean pointed out Crosby cheating in the faceoff circle, Don Cherry discussed the first period of the Pens/Sens game, defensemen getting their stick in the way of a shot and the 4th-liners in the playoffs. Cherry then went on to talk about Milan Lucic and Joe Thornton and MacLean talked a little about the refs in the playoffs. Cherry then talked about the dismissal of Vigneault...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- What Is Alfredsson Trying To Say?

Alfie when asked if they can come back. "Probably not. They have too much depth." #Sens — Erin Nicks (@erinnicks) May 23, 2013 The last question asked on this interview is the one the twitter world has been talking about the last hour.     Make sure to follow the recent timeline of Erin Nicks' twitter for discussion and clarification.
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul MacLean keeps it brief after Senators’ loss to Pittsburgh

The Ottawa Senators had a rough night in their own barn, dropping a 7-3 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins, who now lead the teams' second-round series 3 games to 1, and Yahoo Sports' Sean Leahy reports that Senators coach Paul MacLean held a short press conference. Short doesn't begin to describe it, but its description would probably read longer than what MacLean had...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Holland, Babcock and the Red Wings’ players discuss ‘rebuilding on the fly’

Over the course of the both the Red Wings-Ducks and Red Wings-Blackhawks series, Ken Holland and Mike Babcock's roles on Detroit's "rebuilding on the fly" season (which, as the Oakland Press's Pat Caputo noted this afternoon, does not involve tanking to be bad enough for long enough to stockpile high draft picks like the Blackhawks did), and with the Grand Rapids...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening multimedia: spotlighting Patrick Eaves and previewing Game 4

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association named Patrick Eaves their nominee for the Masterton Trophy, which recognizes perseverance and dedication to hockey, because Eaves successfully recovered from a concussion that consumed 13 months of his professional career. I don't think that anyone, including the Red Wings, imagined that Eaves would have become so invaluable to the...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Evening Line

I am proud of many of the things we accomplished as a group these past seven seasons in Vancouver and only wish we were able to win the Canucks first Stanley Cup. I am a career coach and it is what I love to do. I hope to coach again in this League and will always have good memories of my time and the fans in Vancouver. -Alain Vigneault.  Read more from a release he sent out...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Still Hungry For A Repeat Performance

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, They're finding out that repeating is awfully tough. "The physical part is obviously huge, but just the highs and lows that you go through, you got to be ready for that in your head," said Kopitar. "Last year we had lot more highs than we had lows. This time it's a little bit different. Mentally, it's challenging. You...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Only One Game On The NHL Playoff Schedule Tonight

The Pittsburgh Penguins are visiting the Ottawa Senators in game 4 of this series.  The Penguins lead 2-1 and the Senators need a win in order to avoid an elimination game in Pittsburgh  on Friday. The puck drops around 7:37pm ET and can be watched on NBCSN, CBC and RDS. Feel free to comment below on the game or anything related to the 2013 NHL Playoffs.
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustav Nyquist Joined NHL Live Today

Listen/watch five minutes with 'Gus'.  
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Top 10 Pavel Datsyuk Goals, TSN Style

Sorry a little late with this, but had to shutdown due to storms in the area.  All good now. So, which one is your favorite and/or did TSN miss any goals?  
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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