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NHL GMs Not What They Once Were

from John Shannon of Sportsnet, There was a time when this group of leaders set the tone for the league.  They were involved in the business of the game as well as the rules.  They were the like the Cardinals in the Catholic Church, or the Knights of the Round Table.  They were the mandarins of the game, anticipating trends, influencing change or more importantly, keeping...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kypreos: 6 Teams Would Love To Have Miller For Stretch Run

He didn't name names, but Nick Kypreos said today that, despite what is considered to be a weak goaltending market, there would be plenty of interest in Ryan Miller if the Sabres wanted to move him. Continue reading "Kypreos: 6 Teams Would Love To Have Miller For Stretch Run"
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Are We Witnessing A Meltdown In Buffalo?

Doug MacLean, Nick Kypreos and Daren Millard of Sportsnet think so...  
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings Monday mishmash

The Red Wings are holding a charity event this evening at Joe Louis Arena... Toast of Hockeytown at the Joe at 6pm. I prepared a basket with my favorite things for a silent auction! @detroitredwings — Pavel Datsyuk (@Datsyuk13) March 18, 2013 So the Windsor Star's Bob Duff reported that the team is practicing off-site,but things haven't started as of 1:43...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Do Or Die Week For The Capitals

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, With 20 games left to play after Sunday’s 5-3 win against Buffalo, the Capitals have 25 points. They trail eighth-place Carolina by six and Southeast Division leading Winnipeg by seven heading into a pivotal week on the road. Washington travels to face Eastern Conference leading Pittsburgh on Tuesday, faces their immediate foe...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Shooting Practice

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, It’s morning. Time to shoot some pucks. Out walk Clarke MacArthur and John-Michael Liles, to a $100,000 contraption that will let them do just that. Gone are the days of shooting pucks and denting the garage. Or putting up the fake goalie in the net with the five holes clearly marked. In this day and age of high tech and every...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres vs. Devils Scheduling Change

There has been a minor scheduling change involving the Sabres. Continue reading "Sabres vs. Devils Scheduling Change"
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Ripe For Some Tweaking

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Sources around the NHL tell ESPN.com that GM Doug Wilson has listened on several of his players. And he’s never been shy to act, one of the league’s more active traders over the past decade. Boyle, 36, could possibly be on the move either before April 3 or this summer as part of that roster tweaking. He’s a name I’ve heard from other teams...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (March 18, 2013) – St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart, Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Disappointing Rangers

from Dave Lozo of NHL.com, Before the puck dropped on the 2012-13 season, it wasn't hard to find prognosticators willing to say the New York Rangers were going to win the Stanley Cup. On this web site alone, six experts picked the Rangers to reach their first Cup Final since 1994 with three of them choosing the Rangers to win it all. It wasn't tough to see why the...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings demote Gustav Nyquist to make room for Darren Helm

Good sign or bad sign? With Darren Helm on horizon, #RedWings return Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 18, 2013 The Grand Rapids Griffins are confirming (as are the Red Wings)... NYQUIST REJOINS GRIFFINS The Detroit Red Wings have reassigned right wing Gustav Nyquist to the Grand Rapids Griffins. A native of Halmstad...
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Ryan Suter’s Game Is Back

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune, Game 11 was Feb. 9 against his old Nashville Predators. Suter assisted on both goals, including Devin Setoguchi’s overtime winner, and ever since, not only has Suter taken off, so has the Wild. The Wild is 11-5-1 since, and leads the Northwest Division heading into Monday night’s clash with the Canucks. In those 17 games, Suter...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Standing By For Helm?

Looks like it... Wings have reassigned Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 18, 2013
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres’ On The Edge

from Mike Harrinngton of the Buffalo News, “I’m pissed off. I want to play,” Kaleta said. “And especially after watching some things, sitting there watching the game, I want to play. They don’t need me right now, I guess. I’ve been pissed off watching for the past couple weeks. No matter if you’re a fan, a player, you guys know what’s going on. “You should...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart Raises His Compete Level

from Dan O'Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “You just have to worry about competing for your teammates and really bearing down. When you do those little things, that’s when you get that room in the offensive zone to make that move. I think that’s one of the best things that has hit home in my career for me.” Stewart has realized the means can justify the...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Something Doesn’t Add Up

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, It doesn’t compute that Marian Gaborik can’t thrive playing under Tortorella’s defense-oriented, hard-on-the-puck philosophy; not when the winger scored 40 or more goals in two of his first three seasons playing for this coach. But it also does not compute that Tortorella would have shifted Gaborik, who had spent his entire career...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Hockey Talk

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - With rookie Jake Allen bailing the St. Louis Blues out of their goalie woes, they’re the only team carrying three netminders, with Jaro Halak backing up and last year’s top dog Brian Elliott (nine shutouts) in the press box. They don’t want to put Elliot on waivers, figuring he’d get picked up, but maybe not off his...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: Wings discuss progress made over Western swing, return to ‘health’

The Detroit Red Wings sit in fifth place in the Western Conference standings as the team will practice today at Joe Louis Arena, ahead of tonight's Toast of Hockeytown, thanks to a back-to-back wins over Edmonton and Vancouver, assuaging their crappy performance against Calgary last Wednesday. The packed nature of the Western Conference standings probably means that the 14...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL’ers may not like wearing ‘shields,’ but insurance companies may give them no choice

27% of NHL players don't wear visors, and the NHLPA insists that players have the final say when it comes to donning "shields." According to the Globe and Mail's David Shoalts, players may not have a choice sooner than later, and the push for mandatory visor use isn't just coming from coaches, GM's and the NHL any more: Lalita Mohabir is a senior personal...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ken Holland discusses the Red Wings’ plans in a Wings-centric Hockey World

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson dedicated the bulk of his "Hockey World" column and blog entries to the Red Wings this week, engaging in a fascinating interview with Wings GM Ken Holland about the possibility that Detroit might not make the playoffs for the 22nd straight season, and they talk about the Wings' unrestricted free agents-to-be, too. Matheson believes...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Evening Line With Video Evidence

“I made a mistake. I went to change, I should have backchecked, but didn’t see the second guy was coming there.” “Even if it was a 1-on-1, I should go back, it doesn’t matter if I was tired. I should have gone back and pressured him from behind.” -Sergei Kostitsyn of the Nashville Predators, via Josh Cooper of The Tennessean.  
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Have Seen This Fish Before

Looks familiar, doesn't it? As another spring is (barely) inching closer by the day, the Penguins are on yet another roll, winners of nine straight.  The Pens' first line of Kunitz/Crosby/Dupuis are playing out of their minds.  Even their defense, which was much maligned not very long ago, is playing much, much better. And all this recently without Evgeni Malkin. ...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Placing Some Blame on Tortorella

With the New York Rangers on a three game losing streak, many Blueshirts' fans are clamoring to have team head coach John Tortorella fired. While it is typical for fans to overreact and make impulse decisions, it is a somewhat understandable feeling. After making it to the Eastern Conference Finals last season and getting Rick Nash during the off-season, many fans thought that...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Message Delivered By Todd McLellan

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, At his postgame media availability, Todd McLellan was as visibly livid as he has been all season. Less than 24 hours later, the Sharks’ head coach was still peeved after re-watching the 5-2 loss to the Kings on Saturday night on video. “Still upset. It was the game we saw. Sometimes, you’re wrong and have a feeling on the bench, but when...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings Sunday evening news: due praise for the team, Datsyuk, Emmerton and Jensen

The Red Wings received Sunday off after wrapping up their three-games-in-four nights trip through Western Canada with an overtime win over Edmonton and a big win over Vancouver, and the team will get some time to rest their bumps and bruises as they won't play again until they host the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Before spending all night flying back to Detroit, MLive'...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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