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The Chatter Before Game 7, LA/San Jose

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,  Game 7. It explains itself. No matter how many you’ve played, it’s special unto itself. “If you don’t get butterflies, there’s something wrong with you,” said Los Angeles Kings veteran Justin Williams, who is 3-0 in Game 7s in his career with seven points (3-4). “But at the same time, control the butterflies, be calm...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Live Stream- Patrick Roy Press Conference

Roy meets the Denver media. Watch the live stream below... Continue reading "Live Stream- Patrick Roy Press Conference"
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL releases statistical preview of Game 7 of Red Wings-Blackhawks series

From the NHL's PR department: BLACKHAWKS, RED WINGS MEET IN GAME 7 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1965 NEW YORK (May 28, 2013) -- For the first time in nearly half a century and just the third time in their 87-year rivalry, the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will contest a Game 7 when the clubsdecide their Western Conference Semifinal Wednesday night in Chicago (8 p...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks off-day news: It’s a stats-and-media-appearance day

At this point, it appears that neither the Red Wings nor the Blackhawks will practice today--the Wings and Hawks will be playing their third game over the course of five nights on Wednesday evening (8 PM EDT; NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, post-game on Fox Sports Detroit, and between the fact that there ain't much more that coaches can pound into their players' brains, there's simply...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Discussing The Outdoor Games

from Kristi Dosh of ESPN, Next season, Chicago will try out Soldier Field as a venue, and Los Angeles and New York, who Horan says have been interested in hosting for a while, will each get the opportunity to host an outdoor game. What will it mean for the Winter Classic? Dr. R. Todd Jewel, the chair of the economics department at the University of North Texas, says there...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks fined $10,000 subsequent to Jamal Mayers’ fine for shooting pucks at Jimmy Howard, Wings

Yesterday, Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers was fined for tossing pucks at Jimmy Howard and several Red Wings players during warm-ups prior to Game 5. Today, TSN's Darren Dreger reports that the team was fined as well: In addition to J. Mayers fine for pregame mischief prior to game 5, Chicago Blackhawks also fined $10,000. #TSN — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 tailings, part 2: on standards of officiating and early-morning recaps

Amongst the Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 tailings that didn't make the recap, multimedia post or overnight-ish report: here's a lovely tidbit regarding the NHL's version of fair scheduling... Hearing that if Wings win G7, then West Final would go Friday-Sunday in California. If Hawks win, it would be Saturday-Sunday in Chicago. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandatory Visors?

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, It has long been thought that when visors were eventually mandated in the NHL the rule would only apply to new players entering the league. But might everyone be forced to wear one starting next season? The NHL Players’ Association is currently polling its membership on that very question and will take the results to next week’s...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Penalty Shot Call

I have no issue with the awarding of a penalty shot on this play from last night. What I do have an issue with is if that is penalty shot worthy, then the NHL must make that call on a consistent basis and they haven't, so controversy arises because of it.  
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The odds are in Oilers’ Prospect David Musil’s favour

For nearly every team in the WHL, the season ended just a game or two too soon. For the Edmonton Oil Kings, last year’s WHL champs, this especially rang true. The Oil Kings knew what it takes to get to the Memorial Cup, they had finished out their season there last year. And for many of the players on the roster, these were their final games of their junior careers.  Continue...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Something New For This Kings Team, A Game 7

from Helene Elliott of the La Times, Brown and the Kings took a tremendous leap last season, as they built 3-0 series leads in all four rounds and lost only four games. They've already lost five games this spring. Injuries and ineffectiveness have led them to use more players in 12 playoff games than they did in 20 a year ago. In addition, this group hasn't played...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s Lundqvist Really Trying To Say?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Henrik Lundqvist chose his words very carefully yesterday when the subject of a potential contract extension this summer was raised at yesterday’s breakup day, so I sure won’t put any words in his mouth. But know this: The words did not come out of the Rangers’ franchise player’s mouth that would have put owner Jim Dolan, general...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Hawks Game 6 tailings: on travel, Abdelkader/Howard on Team USA, Andersson and Game 7

Attempting to jam as much as possible into the Red Wings-Blackhawks recaps and multimedia posts yields some strange decisions for a very tired blogger who's been working since the game ended and finds himself with "tailings" and notebooks written just before the game to sort out at 4 in the frickin' morning. I don't need the Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Potash...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 wrap-up: Wings’ ‘don’t panic’ button adjacent to ‘self-destruct’

The stats aren't pretty. The Red Wings have surrendered 3 of the 20 3rd-period goals they've given up this post-season and have now lost 3 straight games to the Chicago Blackhawks, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Chicago on Monday night (and I worked my butt off to post oodles of multimedia for your viewing pleasure), ensuring a melee at the "Madhouse on Madison"...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 multimedia post

Here are the multimedia offerings pertaining to the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of their second-round series. NHL.com's highlights are narrated by the CBC... ESPN posted a 3:47 clip in which Barry Melrose breaks the game down, NBC Sports posted a 1:46 highlight clip, Fox Sports posted a 1:05 highlight clip, the CBC posted a 2...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Memorial Cup Recap

The Memorial Cup was completed yesterday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Four teams participate.  The Western Hockey League champion Portland Winter Hawks, Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Halifax Mooseheads and the host Saskatoon Blades.  Saskatoon was a first round playoff loser in the WHL and as a result might be overmatched...
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Memorial Cup Recap

The Memorial Cup was completed yesterday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Four teams participate.  The Western Hockey League champion Portland Winter Hawks, Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Halifax Mooseheads and the host Saskatoon Blades.  Saskatoon was a first round playoff loser in the WHL and as a result might be overmatched...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 6 quick take: self-inflicted wounds

The Detroit Red Wings 4-3 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks yields a Game 7 on Wednesday in Chicago, it yields the Red Wings having given control of this series back to the Blackhawks thanks to three successively poorly-played games, and it makes me wonder whether the hockey gods want the Wings or the Hawks to win this one. Depending on your point of view, Johan Franzen either...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

You must be Joakim…What a knuckler by Red Wings fowrard Joakim Andersson!

What an amazing goal...Joakim Andersson gave the Wings a 2-1 lead from the "Pavel Datsyuk spot," knuckling a hard shot past Corey Crawford:
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Cherry praises Jimmy Howard, discusses Memorial Day on Coach’s Corner

I've never seen Don Cherry so excited about Jimmy Howard's attention to stick tape detail...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Roll The Dice…One More Time

South Detroit doesn't exist.  Many richards have told us that many times.  Something about geography and bottled water. I don't know the precise equation, having dropped out of Northern before I could attain my prestigious associate's degree in advanced Pharmacy. Physically, it's a myth. Continue reading "Roll The Dice…One More Time"
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Richards Never Felt Normal This Season

from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, The 33-year-old veteran, who has seven years remaining on a nine-year $60 million deal inked in July 2011, will be a prime candidate for a compliance buyout this summer. Richards said he has long been aware that scenario exists. “That’s been written since probably a week into the season,” Richards said of the buyout talk. “That’s...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Blackhawks pre-game 6 videos: recapping the series thus far and Babs’ presser

Ahead of tonight's Game 6 between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, with a post-game show on FSD, and the game-day post is jam-packed with comments from both teams' players and coaches), the Wings' website posted a pair of game-day videos, first chronicling the team's battles against the Blackhawks thus far... And...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings are witnessing Brendan Smith slowly mature thanks to Kyle Quincey’s mentoring

As noted in the game-day update thread, Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith didn't make the brightest comments about the liberties the Blackhawks have been taking while speaking to MLive's Ansar Khan after today's morning skate, but Smith has slowly but surely settled down in terms of his on-ice demeanor, playing more consistently and making fewer mistakes while skating...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Continue To Roll Despite Lack Of Superstar

from Pat Pickens of Slap Shot, For a league that has built its recent growth with superstar players, the N.H.L. has an interesting conundrum on its hands in the Boston Bruins. After all, the Bruins are an Original Six team from hockey-mad Massachusetts. Their storied past is filled with names like Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Eddie Shore and Ray Bourque. Boston houses one...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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