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Stealing From George…Again

I've done a lot of really lazy things in my life. And I mean thousands of them.  Jimmy Buffett, and I'm too lazy to link to this song so I'll just paraphrase (it's an exact quote even though I'm paraphrasing, by the way), said, "Any manual labor I've done is purely by mistake."  That's a great line from a great song ("It's My Job"...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Simply Put Trades Are No Longer Easy To Make

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, ...making a trade these days is like negotiating an international trade agreement. As Detroit’s Holland suggests, there has to be a harmonic convergence of supply, demand, money, term, need and placement in the standings before a deal is considered and that’s sucked the life out of the market “It’s very hard because of the...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hard To Judge The Jets

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, The Jets are a difficult bunch to figure out. If they were superheroes they'd be The League of Inconsistent Gentlemen. Capable of great things for stretches and then dreadful such as they were Friday night in a 6-1 pasting at the hands of the once left-for-dead Washington Capitals. Feel free to judge the Jets but do so at...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks wrap-up: Wings make a statement as West’s playoff pack draws tight

This is what Justin Abdelkader accomplished in the Red Wings' 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night: Between Abdelkader's hat trick (the box score for your free Arby's curly fries can be found here), Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk's 3-point nights (including Datsyuk registering his 250th goal and 500th and 501st assists) and Jimmy Howard'...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Fox Sports Detroit fired Red Wings analyst Larry Murphy

Via RedWingsFeed, I'm stunned, absolutely stunned. Red Wings fans may have made fun of Larry Murphy for his dry delivery and space goggles, but Murphy's views and hockey expertise were greatly appreciated, and his frankness while offering analysis during Fox Sports Detroit's Red Wings broadcasts was very much so good to hear in good times and bad. According to MLive&...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Fox Sports Detroit fired Red Wings analyst Larry Murphy

Via RedWingsFeed, I'm stunned, absolutely stunned. Red Wings fans may have made fun of Larry Murphy for his dry delivery and space goggles, but Murphy's views and hockey expertise were greatly appreciated, and his frankness while offering analysis during Fox Sports Detroit's Red Wings broadcasts was very much so good to hear in good times and bad. According to MLive&...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks quick take: Abdelkader and the Wings roll over plucky Ducks

Those of you who deemed Justin Abdelkader "Log" after he scored two goals without using his stick against Vancouer, well..We need to figure out a new nickname for him. My theory (and I hate quoting myself, but even I think this is funny)? (1/2) Abby's facial hair was probably Datsyuk's idea. — George Malik (@georgemalik) March 23, 2013 ...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Shanahan explains why the NHL didn’t suspend Nash

The NHL's "Department of Player Safety" released a video explaining why New York Rangers forward Rick Nash was not suspended for a high hit on Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky:
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Edler Suspended 2 Games For Charging

Rob Blake with the explanation.  
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Frk!

Wings prospect Martin Frk with 5g, 3a tonight...     thanks to John Moore tweet for the pointer...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ducks Are Going To Use One Of Those Elmer Fudd Guns And Blast Us

We're about to Live Blog a shipwreck. Continue reading "The Ducks Are Going To Use One Of Those Elmer Fudd Guns And Blast Us"
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks game-day updates, part 2: Ducks ‘taking Wings seriously’; Helm’s sorely missed

Between me ferrying the mom to the tax man (good news on that front, we're getting $$ back) and getting back here, a second slate of game-day updates (not involving Ken Holland's stance on trades) hit the wires ahead of tonight's game between the Red Wings and Ducks (10 PM EDT, FSD/NHL Network U.S./NHL Network Canada/WXYT AM): We'll start with the Ducks' side...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

No NHL Hearing On Nash Hit Brings Reaction From The Hockey World

Talk like this has been going on all day...   Shanahan, an ex-Ranger, would be exposing himself to serious conflict of interest allegations if there is no Nash hearing/suspension. — Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) March 22, 2013   Rick Nash just punched a cop, because there are no rules — Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 22, 2013   If someone...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Reviewing The Alex Edler Hit On Mike Smith

from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,  “The law,” as Mr. Bumble so aptly put it in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “is a ass — a idiot.” In this case, we are not talking about 17th-century English law, the part that supposed that a man’s wife acted under his direction at all times. (“If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor,” Bumble lamented...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Holland On Making Trades At The Deadline

"From our perspective, how it affects the Detroit Red Wings - we need to win some games. I look at the trade deadline, and there are buyers and sellers, and those that stand pat. And those that stand pat are teams that are on the bubble. You don't want to throw a lot of assets at something that you're not sure if you're going to miss the playoffs. I'm talking...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

What Kind Of Hockey Excites You?

from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra, So, the question to ask a reporter that attends NHL games all season long – which teams WOULD you pay to see? After watching the Boston Bruins, one of the Eastern Conference elite, check and grind their way to a joyless 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night, I can tell you the Bruins would not be on my pay-to-see list...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ticket Preview: Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

By Eli Epstein of TiqIQ, The 2012-2013 shortened NHL campaign has been one of the most competitive seasons the Northeast division has experienced in the past decade. As of Friday, four teams (the Canadiens, Bruins, Senators and Maple Leafs, in that order) are separated by 10 points or less going into the dog days of the season. The Leafs and Bruins will square off on the front...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yes, It’s That Time Of Year

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Welcome to the second annual edition of NHLfaketrades.net, our imaginary website in which we helpfully conjure up trade possibilities for NHL general managers who need an assist to get the pieces moving in advance of the actual trading deadline, 12 days from now. A little background for all the newcomers here: Last year, we had...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks game-day updates: line-up tweaks for a team that’s ‘no bag of beans’

The Detroit Red Wings will begin a slate of "on the road and still on the road" games against Anaheim tonight (10 PM EDT, FSD/NHL Network U.S. and NHL Network Canada = Center Ice/GCL blackouts/WXYT AM), and the Ducks' morning skate produced predictable news... Just a hunch but it looks like Corey Perry might be in tonight for Ducks. Again, just a hunch. —...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

More Goalies Down at Crunch Time

It's proving to be a rough season for NHL goalies, and in the shortened season, having a goalie down is being felt a lot harder across the teams. The lucky teams, like St Louis, had a hot spare such as Jake Allen, who's continuing to carry them forward. Other teams are finding out, like Los Angeles, that their backup, Jonathan Bernier, is ready to take the mantle of the number...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Break out the plaid, it’s 90’s night in Grand Rapids!

My teenage years began in 1991, so I'm definitely a "90's kid," and the Grand Rapids Griffins' video crew channeled their VHS-formatted best in promoting a night in which the team will wear its original green-blue-and-gold jerseys as they tangle with the Lake Erie Monsters this evening at 7 PM: Griffins Hockey, '90s Style from griffinshockey on Vimeo.
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Staal Brothers Will Start Wearing A Visor

from Katie Strang of ESPNNewYork, Hurricanes captain Eric said his parents have been begging him to wear a visor for years; he plans to start on Tuesday. "I've had someone extremely close to me go through something that you never want to see anyone go through," he told reporters. Jordan said he and his brother discussed it together and decided to give it...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: Nyquist’s goal puck stolen as part of an ‘inside job’ and prospect talk

The Detroit Red Wings' "morning" skate ahead of tonight's match-up against the Anaheim Ducks (10 PM EDT, FSD/NHL Network U.S. and Canada/WXYT AM) will take place somewhere between 2:30 and 3 PM EDT, but there is a modicum of Red Wings-related news to tide us over until then (and I'm going to be taking the mom to the family's CPA to have her taxes done at...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Morrison: Sabres Should Move On From Miller

Sportsnet's Scott Morrison has joined the ranks of those in the national media who believe that it would be best for Ryan Miller to find a new home. "I think it's time for Ryan Miller, and I also think it's time for the Buffalo Sabres to move on from him." Continue reading "Morrison: Sabres Should Move On From Miller"
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues/Devils Trade

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a conditional fourth or fifth round draft pick in 2015 from New Jersey in exchange for forward Matt D’Agostini and a conditional seventh round draft pick in 2015.
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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