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Video- Dubinsky Receives A Match Penalty At The End Of The Game Last Night

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, There were scrums all over the ice, including one at the final buzzer that resulted in Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky being assessed a match penalty. Dubinsky is suspended until further notice from the league, according to NHL policy. At the end of the game, as dance partners began to pair up, Dubinsky came up from behind on Kings...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: watching the team struggle sucks, and keeping the faith ain’t easy

As Wings coach Mike Babcock might say, the Red Wings (20-16-and-7, 47 points, 18 Regulation-or-OT Wins, 5 games left) sit in 10th place in the Western Conference standings because the Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Thursday (Dallas is 22-18-and-3, has 20 ROW's and the same 47 points and 5 games remaining as the Wings, so they're in 9th place now, and the...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Red Wings have touched base with Datsyuk’s agent, but no other contracts are on front-burner

We'd heard this from the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, but it's great to have a Wings beat writer confirm it: According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Red Wings GM Ken Holland has indeed "touched base" with Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, and while the Wings can't formally re-sign Datsyuk (whose situation is "complicated" given that, after the...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Red Wings have touched base with Datsyuk’s agent, but no other contracts are on front-burner

We'd heard this from the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, but it's great to have a Wings beat writer confirm it: According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Red Wings GM Ken Holland has indeed "touched base" with Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, and while the Wings can't formally re-sign Datsyuk (whose situation is "complicated" given that, after the...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Khan: Red Wings have touched base with Datsyuk’s agent, but no other contracts are on front-burner

We'd heard this from the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, but it's great to have a Wings beat writer confirm it: According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Red Wings GM Ken Holland has indeed "touched base" with Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, and while the Wings can't formally re-sign Datsyuk (whose situation is "complicated" given that, after the...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Defenceman

A little over a week ago I picked Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators as the top defenceman so far this season.  He is a very talented defenceman who had come into form after a slow start and was moving up into the top scoring defencemen this season while maintaining his top defensive play in a tough situation.  Since that time Weber has gone -4 with no points scored.  When...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning strikes, Habs win

Montreal dug out what was a key 3-2 victory Thursday night, scoring late after blowing the lead earlier in the game. Carey Price made a number of difficult saves, Montreal's defence tighened up, and the kids, especially Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller, played a brilliant game. Does this mean Montreal has their mojo back? Who knows. What it does mean, however, is that the Habs...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking Care Of Business

That is exactly what the New York Rangers did tonight in their 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden. Coming into tonight's tilt, the Panthers were the worst team in the league. Tonight, the Rangers took advantage of that and pounded the Panthers with five goals and strong offensive efforts from several of their players. For starters, Mats Zuccarello...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Why A Shorter Season Would Work

from John Shannon of Sportsnet, Yes, 48 games might be too short, but maybe 82 games is too long. This might be a great opportunity for the powers that be to do something about it. For example, would it not be in everyone’s best interest to shorten the regular season to a reasonable number, like 72 or 76 games? And simultaneously, with the extra week at the end of the regular...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucic A Healthy Scratch?

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, If, as expected, Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic has not merely played his way down the lineup but out of it altogether, there could hardly be a more stark illustration of the concerns facing the team as it prepares for the postseason. Although coach Claude Julien would not confirm that Lucic will be a healthy scratch Friday night when...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- All The Sutter Brothers Talk

OK, I admit I changed the title which is really... via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, In My Own Words: Darryl Sutter will debut on FOX Sports West at 10:30 pm PT tonight, immediately following Kings Live and the post-game coverage of tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. You will see why I changed the title after watching this preview clip...   Video...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Hockey Championship – Thursday Preview!

By Justin LaLonde of Fantasy Feud, The first of 4 opportunities at FREE cash is taking place Saturday! Join the 1-day fantasy hockey league challenge to face Paul Kukla for your chance to be crowned the Kukla’s Korner Fantasy Champ. And let’s not forget the FREE CASH at stake. Here’s how it works: Enter Saturday’s FREE contest here. On top of the $50 in free prizes...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Not Being Laughed At This Year

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, It is only fitting that this wonky, lockout-shortened NHL season should come down to the final days with a couple of oddballs actually playing a game with playoff implications. Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders are in good shape to make the postseason. The Leafs can make it for the first time in nine years if...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: to make the playoffs, the Wings must win at least 3 of 5 remaining games

I haven't slept since a pre-game nap prior to the Red Wings' rather wretched 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames last night for reasons mostly not involving the game, but given that I came home from a 100-mile round trip of ferrying the mom to an appointment with 60+ "You've Received a Comment" notifications, I'm just going to guess that more than a few of you...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul named OHL’s defenseman of year; Wings nominate Eaves for Masterton

A Red Wings prospect and a current Wings player received and were nominated for significant awards, respectively, this afternoon: Soo Greyhounds defenseman and Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul, who's turning pro with the Grand Rapids Griffins, was named the OHL's defenseman of the year. From the Ontario Hockey League... The Ontario Hockey League today announced that...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Griffins selling playoff tix on Friday

Some irony here, from the Grand Rapids Griffins' PR department: GRIFFINS PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY All Home Playoff Games to Feature $2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first home game of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. The date and opponent for...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Activate Matt Greene

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from the injured reserve list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Greene, 29, has missed the last 42 games after suffering a mid-body injury Jan. 19 vs. Chicago.  The 6-3, 232 pound native of Grand Ledge, Mich. has played in one game this season (the Season Opener vs. the Blackhawks...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Repeat Champions in the KHL

A continent away, International championships are well on their way to being determined. Most notable is the conclusion of the KHL, who yesterday crowned Dynamo Moscow champions for the second year in a row.  Story (in English) and 14 minutes of video highlights (in Russian) found here.
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

On The Ice And Off, A Different Game

When Milan Lucic peeled away from Patrick Kaleta, passing up a golden opportunity to plaster the Sabres agitator to the sidewall early in the first period of last night’s 3-2 Buffalo shootout win over the Bruins, you knew even strictly from a hockey sense that this game was different. Unlike as prognosticated, TD Garden wasn’t a hornet’s nest or bear’s den.  The Sabres...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Penguins @ Bruins

By Eli Epstein of TiqIQ In what was most likely the most emotion-filled game of the 2012-2013 campaign, the Boston Bruins dominated the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night for two periods, but were unable to clinch a victory in the third, squandering a one goal lead and eventually losing in the shootout. For Boston, the loss was not a reason for dismay. After the tragic Boston Marathon...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Prepare For A Strong Finish

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, At this time of the hockey year, it goes without saying a team on the playoff bubble would approach every game with urgency. Except for the Rangers, whose 2012-13 has been pockmarked by inferior first periods and an absence of the 60-minute (or more) hard-hat mentality that is essential for success, making it so that very thing needed...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Not A Normal Hockey Night In Boston

from Shira Springer of the Boston Globe, Wednesday night’s game was the first Boston professional sports event since the marathon bombings. While some fans expressed hesitancy about attending, it was a loud, enthusiastic crowd primed for an emotional night. And they got that before the pick was dropped. A slideshow projected images of hope and tragedy from the marathon finish...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Getting Messy In Montreal

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, The Canadiens are a mess. A team that gave up 16 first-period goals in the first 40 games has been lit up for eight in the last three. The last time goaltenders were pulled in three consecutive starts was in October, 2001. Their names were José Theodore, Jeff Hackett and Mathieu Garon. Carey Price was supposed to have a night...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Videos- It Was A Night Of Strange And Weird Goals

Dave Steckel  with a pop-up goal...     Steve Begin with two strange goals and Johan Franzen scores on a backhand from center ice, all wrapped up in one video below... Continue reading "Videos- It Was A Night Of Strange And Weird Goals"
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Flames wrap-up and overnight report: desperate times

The Detroit Red Wings are in trouble, and the only people that can help the Wings are the players who don red and white jerseys every night. After dropping a 3-2 decision to the Calgary Flames--the Wings' third straight loss against Calgary--the 20-16-and-7 Wings (having played 43 games and possessing 18 Regulation-or-OT Wins) have 47 points and sit in 9th place in the Western...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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