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How Are They Still Alive?

When the playoffs began I made my predictions.  While I was expecting to be surprised in a lot of the series and to have a reasonable number of my predictions proven wrong, there are certain things I was pretty certain about.  I looked at the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders series and saw a mismatch.  Pittsburgh is the team I think is most likely to win the Stanley...
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May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Zetterberg Forces A Game 7 With OT Goal Tonight

Game 7 will be in Anaheim on Sunday with a 10:00pm ET start. Who do you like?     Make sure to visit The Malik Report for a recap of game 6.
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks Game 6 quick take: Wings out-score their mistakes

The Detroit Red Wings nearly did themselves in against the Ducks, thanks to some awful play by Valtteri Filppula, on uncalled trip by Corey Perry and some terrible mistakes by the Quincey-Smith pairing... But Jimmy Howard was masterful, Henrik Zetterberg was clutch, the Wings got butts in front of Jonas Hiller, and 1:09 into OT, the Red Wings defeated the Ducks 4-3--despite blowing...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Mike Ribeiro Wins It In Overtime For The Washington Capitals

Capitals now up 3-2 on the New York Rangers with game 6 in New York on Sunday at 4:30pm ET.  
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Howard channels his inner Datsyuk

The Red Wings' goaltender hasn't been perfect, but he's been close, and this save on Teemu Selanne was remarkable (2 views follow): Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk doing Datsyukian things

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk put the Wings up 1-0 on Anaheim with this gloriously gorgeous goal:
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Wings Have Turned The Minutes To Hours

And I have no idea where the love of god has gone.  No, that's not pessimism talking. That's not me saying that adorable cherub, that drooling, babbling bundle of baby fat and joy, our precious 8lb baby Jesus has forsaken us and punished us for our many, many sins.  Baby Jesus has not decreed the end of our (shortened) season. I'm talking about Stress.  I'm talking...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

4 Games On The NHL Schedule Tonight, 3 Of The Matchups Could End Tonight

Boston (up 3-1), Anaheim (3-2) and Los Angeles (3-2) can end their series tonight with a win. Nail biting time for some fans.  
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

John Gibson at the 2013 IIHF WC’s

A continent away, Europe's season ending championship is taking place, with teams sourced by the 17th through 30th best teams from the NHL.  One player who is not from an NHL team is gathering some attention, this entry from the NYT Slap Shot Blog  discusses John Gibson at the 2013 IIHF World Championships. It is rare for the United States to use a teenage goalie...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Make Changes At The Top

from the Colorado Avalanche, The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that Josh Kroenke has been named President and Joe Sakic has been named Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations. Pierre Lacroix will remain with the organization as an advisor. “Beginning today, I will be assuming the responsibilities as Avalanche team President,” said Kroenke. “Having...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Are you satisfied with the progress made by this year’s Red Wings team?

I asked this question on Twitter, and ahead of what may be the last Red Wings game fans like you and me witness until training camp and the exhibition season get underway in September... If the Wings' playoff push ends tonight, and "the kids" don't quite deliver against the Ducks, will you be satisfied with the progress made by a Red Wings team enduring a transitional...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Marc Staal Talked With The Media Today

You have to fee bad for Marc Staal who was able to play in game 3 but mised game 4 and won't play tonight.  
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Talk Before The Puck Drops Tonight

Coach Mike Babcock isn't overly concerned about having a lot of young guys in the lineup as the Wings face elimination, just because the Wings have changed so much this season overall. The biggest emphasis, he said after the morning skate, is to start well. Babcock relayed a discussion he had with young defenseman Brendan Smith during Wednesday's game in Anaheim. ...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Booby Orr Suspended In Air

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, The moment was immortalized precisely 43 years ago today. Flashback to May 10, 1970, Boston Garden: The Boston Bruins are leading the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup final three games to nothing and looking for the sweep. The game is knotted at three and the teams are heading into overtime. A mere 40 seconds into the extra frame, defenceman...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

At The Morning Skate

Here are lines they're skating with: 40-13-8, 93-51-11, 14-63-24, 44-25-37; and on D; 55-52, 27-2, 28-4 — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) May 10, 2013 So it looks like no Eaves or Lashoff, Colaiacovo skating in his place. added 10:48am, Numerous reports say Howard left practice early but Holland says he will play tonight.
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hart Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (May 10, 2013) – Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and center John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2012-13 Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” the National Hockey League announced today Continue reading "...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giving Credit To The NBC Sports Group For Their Hockey Coverage

from Micael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, “I’ve worked for them all, NBC, ABC, Fox, ESPN, CBC … and I loved them all,” said Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson, a Hall of Fame broadcaster. “The one thing they have in common is people who love hockey and want to convey that passion. Sam Flood and the NBC guys, they’ve taken full ownership....
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Time For A Coaching Change In Vancouver

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, When Mike Gillis said all those good things about Alain Vigneault at his Thursday press conference, there is absolutely no question he meant every one of them, and when the coach is fired, it won’t mean there’s been any change to those feelings — it just means it’s time for a change. In fact, it’s long, long overdue...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Time For Rick Nash To Start Scoring

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers beat Washington twice at the Garden because they did get step-up performances from so many support players. They are a threat in this series because they have been the far more disciplined team, earning twice as many power plays as the Capitals (16-8) since the 6:26 mark of the second period of Game 1. But eventually, a...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Babcock Make Changes On The Defense?

Do you really think the Wings will change their defense tonight or is this just Drew Sharp being Drew Sharp? Coach Mike Babcock is contemplating lineup changes for Game 6, perhaps opting for a little more veteran experience on the blue line. There have been more than a few occasions in this series where their green defensemen — Brendan Smith, Brian Lashoff and Jakub Kindl...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Now What Minnesota?

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Now big questions have to addressed this offseason... One, obviously has to do with Yeo. GM Chuck Fletcher is safe, I believe. If Yeo isn’t safe, it would come from the GM, not the owner. And with Lindy Ruff and maybe even Dave Tippett dangling, this will be a lasting topic unless Fletcher publicly puts it to bed. But Fletcher...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

It Will Only Get Better For Montreal

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, “It doesn’t matter where you place in the regular season,” Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov was saying, rubbing a lightly bearded jaw that’s likely to soon lose a battle with a razor. “When you don’t get through the first round, everybody’s disappointed. It’s not easy, but at the same time, we have a good young...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Latest On The NHL Participating In The Sochi Olympics

from Szymon Szemberg of IIHF.com, When an Olympic ice hockey event is planned, there are many stakeholders involved. So at Friday’s meeting in downtown Stockholm there were representatives from the IOC, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, the National Olympic Committees, IIHF, IIHF Member National Associations, the NHL, and the NHL Players’ Association. IIHF President René...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Sidney Lemieux

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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - WCQF Game 6: Red Wings (2-3) host Ducks (3-2) 8:00

The teams have alternated wins throughout the series, and DET are hoping that trend continues tonight. Sparty will be back in the lineup tonight, no word yet on who gets the short-stick - - though I'm sure opinions will vary on just who that should be. The "D" pairs, not named Kronwall and E-52, have got to be better.  Said Uncle Mike:  “Our best (defense) pair...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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