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Two Sabres Trade Offers That Were Rejected

What did Buffalo GM Darcy Regier have brewing before he made the decision to trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota for prospects and high draft picks?  Continue reading "Two Sabres Trade Offers That Were Rejected"
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on the Winter Classic, the youth movement and ‘the week ahead’

Such a strange set of contrasts this morning. The Red Wings' 1-0 loss to St. Louis places them in a particularly difficult position in terms of needing to win almost each and every one of their 9 remaining games to climb from their current 42 points to the 54-to-56-point range that just about everybody agrees is the magic number where teams won't require "help"...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blues wrap-up: Wings choose the hard road

The St. Louis Blues headed to Nashville to play the Predators after defeating the Red Wings 1-0 on Sunday, and by the time the Wings resume playing on Thursday (against the Sharks), there is no doubt whatsoever that the Wings will be on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture looking in as three full days off "burn" Detroit's 2 games in hand on most teams...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Scott Clemmenssen Is A Candidate For Save Of The Night

Acrobatic toe-save by Clemmenssen as the Florida Panthers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1.  The Senators had a 41-17 advantage in shots for the game.  
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Week on Tap for the Blueshirts

With spring now in the air, it is certainly starting to look like playoff hockey around the NHL. This is especially the case for the New York Rangers. This past week, the Blueshirts were extremely impressive in picking up seven out of a possible eight points in wins over the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins (had a shootout loss to them as well) and the Carolina Hurricanes. ...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Evening Line

When asked Sunday what he felt about playing only 17:48 of Saturday’s win over Philadelphia, Dustin Byfuglien cracked: “I felt like I was sitting around a lot.” read more on Byfuglien from Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun.
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Montreal GM Making All The Right Moves

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Marc Bergevin is a genius. In case you had any doubts on that point, sportswriters working in both French and English hit upon the same lead after Michael Ryder’s star turn against Winnipeg last week. All Bergevin needs to put himself in the same category as Albert Einstein is a head of bushy hair and a drooping moustache. Who...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

South Korea’s Hockey Hope

from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star, It’s just not the nation you’d expect for a lanky forward who first drew the attention of NHL scouts on rinks in southern Ontario’s Mennonite country. Radunske, a blond 29-year-old, has become the first professional athlete without Korean lineage to become a citizen of South Korea. The country of 50 million will be host of...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Goalie This Season

It was still January when it became clear that Craig Anderson was the top goalie of the early season.  Anderson is posting some incredible numbers.  In fifteen games he has a .952 saves percentage and a 1.49 GAA.  The problem is he has a high ankle sprain and hasn't played a game since February 21st.  He is rumored to be returning very soon but there are goalies who have...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blues quick take: a joke all the way around

I would yell and scream at the Red Wings for engaging in awfully stupid lateral passing up the ass, shooting an unbelievable number of single, un-screened shots on Brian Elliott (who had a ridiculously easy night thanks to no butts in front, no screens and no rebound attempts from the Wings, never mind sustained pressure by the Wings) and essentially playing like they didn't...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Do You Want More Outdoor Games?

from Craig Custance of ESPN, NHL COO John Collins said the league is in high level discussions with the NHL's Board of Governors, interested teams and the NHLPA about expanding the U.S. outdoor game schedule beyond the Winter Classic as soon as next season. In 2011, the league hosted both the Winter Classic and Heritage Classic, but the Heritage has traditionally been between...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings Winter Classic presser reveals jersey for Alumni Games, main event

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs officially announced that the 2014 Winter Classic will take place in Ann Arbor, MI (at Michigan Stadium on January 1st, possibly the 1st Wings-Leafs game of the 13-14 season) with a doubleheader of Alumni Games preceding the main event on December 31st, and a Hockeytown Winter Festival preceding the main events (high school, NCAA GLI, OHL, AHL games...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings Winter Classic presser stream

If all goes well, the Detroit Red Wings and NHL's announcement regarding the 2014 Winter Classic should stream below the jump: Continue reading "Red Wings Winter Classic presser stream"
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

What Will The Flyers Do With Bryzgalov?

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Acquiring the 24-year-old Mason by sending Michael Leighton and a 2015 third-round pick to Columbus created a win-win situation, Holmgren hopes. Seeing that someone is waiting in the wings, Bryzgalov, 32, might be more focused for the stretch run and lead the Flyers to a playoff berth. If he does, the Flyers might decide...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Top 5 Plays From Last Night

Two different networks with the Top 5 and only one play in common. Which do you prefer?  First up is Sportsnet and below is the NHL Network's Top 5 plays of the night.     Continue reading "Video- Top 5 Plays From Last Night"
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Coming To Terms With A Couple Of Steel Firms

It's not submission.  We're not Blues fans, for god's sake.  It's short-term acceptance.   For a very brief period of time we've come to understand that this franchise's singular goal is to extend the playoff streak.  That's organizationally.  They're thinking of nothing else. They expect nothing other than just getting in. It's why Pittsburgh...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix Talk

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, League sources say a decision on the future of the Phoenix Coyotes is imminent. While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman leads with an iron fist, his leadership took a hit during the 113-day lockout and I'm told he's getting heat from owners to settle this mess. "In Canada, the fans have been very forgiving," said a league...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report- NHL Will Not Open The Season In Europe

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The October 2013 travelogue will feature spots such as Winnipeg, Buffalo and Newark rather than Prague, Stockholm and Helsinki. That is because the realigned NHL will premier next season without Premiere Games in Europe, Slap Shots has been told. The future of the Premiere Games — which opened five straight NHL seasons before being...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blues set-up and overnight report: it’d be a ‘great story’ if the Wings win today

The Red Wings' game against the St. Louis Blues today (12:30 PM EDT, NBC Sports/NHL Network Canada/97.1 FM, and today the Wings are partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the Joe today) makes for "good TV" and "easy storytelling") for those without a rooting interest, for several reasons: After today's Winter Classic presser, a pair of teams...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Wings’ Saturday evening email = Winter Classic announcement/presser at 10:30 AM Sunday

I've already received some Tweets and will certainly receive some emails regarding the mysterious email the Red Wings sent their fans on Saturday night, stating that they will make an "announcement" at 10:30 AM EDT today (and that the announcement will be streamed on DetroitRedWings.com and re-shown in snippets during today's matinee between the Wings and Blues...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Hostove Tonight

The Hotstove talk was a lot of Luongo talk and also some talk regarding the NHL and Sochi.  
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lundqvist Steals One in Carolina For the Blueshirts

It is always said in the NHL that to win hockey games, you need good goaltending. Tonight, New York Rangers' netminder Henrik Lundqvist went above and beyond for his club in making 48 saves to help his team to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. For the Blueshirts, the two points keeps them in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and two points behind the Ottawa...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Major Boarding Call On Erik Gudbranson For Hit On Martin Erat

Gudbranson received a five minute major for boarding, a ten and game misconduct. Erat was questionable for a return. First the Washington broadcast and below watch the Florida broadcast...     Continue reading "Video- Major Boarding Call On Erik Gudbranson For Hit On Martin Erat"
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on numerous topics and at the end, Cherry even had some praise for Pavel Datsyuk.  
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Trade Deadline Summary

The NHL trade deadline occurred this week and I have not yet had a chance to write about it.  As is my tradition (here is last year) I like to pick one team as having made the biggest long and short term gain and drop.  I define the trade deadline as all the deadline deals that lead up to trade deadline day as well as all the trades that occur on deadline day.  Here are my picks...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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