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Kovalev Done In Florida

from Alain Poupart at NHL.com, Veteran forward Alex Kovalev's status remains unknown. Kovalev still is property of the Florida Panthers, but he no longer figures in the team's plans and general manager Dale Tallon said Tuesday Kovalev was "still weighing his options." "It was just a mutual agreement that we wanted to go in a different direction...
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NBC confirms that Sunday’s Red Wings-Hawks game was 2nd-most viewed NBC game ever

Wowzers, from the NHL and NBC Sports: SUNDAY’S NHL COVERAGE SCORES RECORD RATINGS FOR NBC AND NBC SPORTS NETWORK Blackhawks-Red Wings Earns 1.6 Overnight, Best Ever for Single-Game Regular-Season Coverage on NBC, Excluding Winter Classics Canadiens-Bruins Draws 813,000 Viewers, Best Ever for Sunday Night Regular-Season Game on NBC Sports Network Boston & Chicago...
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Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks trade turkey with ESPN’s LeBrun

Well this is interesting. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun spoke to Red Wings GM Ken Holland, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman and Flyers gM Paul Holmgren about their take on the possibility of big trades going down at the deadline, as well as a slate of possible need for their respective teams. Holland told LeBrun that, at present, it doesn't appear that anyone wants to make a move... ...
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Kaleta Speaks Out About Suspension

From Paul Hamilton of WGR-550, A lot of people are calling me scumbags, a dirty hockey player, but I play hard, I play on the edge. It doesn’t define me as a person, it defines one play that could be controversial either way, so that’s the way it is. more
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Flames’ Brian McGrattan helped Jordin Tootoo find sobriety

And, via SI's Al Muir, file this story by the Calgary Sun's Eric Francis under, "Who knew?": Newly reacquired Calgary Flames forward Brian McGrattan battles alcoholism, and he helped former Nashville Predators teammate and now Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo get sober: Somewhere in the midst of his four years of sobriety, Brian McGrattan reached a point where...
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Predators Go The Waiver Wire Route

from John Glennon of the Tennessean, The Predators have made their second waiver claim in as many days, adding forward Zach Boychuk — a former first-round pick — on waivers from Pittsburgh. The move comes one day the Predators picked up forward Bobby Butler on waivers from New Jersey. Butler has 39 points in 108 NHL games. “The bottom line is that it’s just not...
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Approaching The Half-Way Point

from Monte Stewart of the CP at the Toronto Star, Here’s a look at some highlights and lowlights, and what to expect in the second half of the abbreviated campaign. Highlights Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks (19-0-3) have put together a record season-opening run after facing questions about their goaltending and character. Chicago has yet to lose...
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The Latest On Brad Richards

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, New York Rangers center Brad Richards returned to the ice Tuesday after skipping practice Monday due to soreness, but he did not skate for long and his status for the game Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden can unofficially be labeled as questionable. Richards did not address the media following the Rangers&...
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Hydrate Your Stache

I would like to introduce you to H2O Overdrive as a new, direct advertiser on Kukla's Korner. You have probably seen their ads in the past few days and now they are running a contest you may be interested in. by Greg Neil of H20 Overdrive, Do you have the kind of mustache that strikes envy in all who behold it? When it comes to Hockey, no mustache is more revered than that...
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Red Wings-Avalanche game-day updates: no changes for the Wings

Updated at 11:57 AM: The Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Colorado Avalanche tonight (7:30 PM, FSD/Altitude/97.1 FM, and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Joe) hoping to rebound from a 2-1 OT loss to Chicago on Sunday while scrambling for points in a tightly-packed Western Conference. While the Avs are perceived to be in a less playoff-ready "rebuilding...
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Weiss Done For The Year

#FlaPanthers GM Dale Tallon just announced that Weiss will have season ending wrist surgery. — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) March 5, 2013
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Finally….Datsyuk’s Found His Niche

Draper. Gilchrist. Dallas Drake and hell, how about Darryl LaPlante?  Checking forwards, or at least forwards we expected little offense out of, right? Now you can add Pavel Datsyuk to that list. Finally, after a decade, the Wings have finally figured out how to use this man.  It's been frustrating, hasn't it? We've watched him for years, constantly wondering..."...
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All Steven Stamkos

from Katie Strang of ESPN, One of the league's scoring leaders, Tampa Bay Lighting center Steven Stamkos has evolved since breaking into the league as a first-overall draft pick in 2008. Stamkos tells ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang about his maturation as a player, the advice he's received from teammate Martin St. Louis and which baseball team has his heart (sort...
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Blue Jackets Could Rebuild Quickly

from Damien Cox of The Spin, Now, the team with the best record among the non-playoff teams could win the lottery. For a team like Columbus, which also owns the first round selection of the New York Rangers from the Rick Nash trade, it means that if both the Kings and Rangers miss post-season play, the Jackets would have three shots at the first overall pick. Let's say...
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GDT - Game 23: Red Wings (10-8-4) host Avalanche (8-8-4) 7:30

At the moment, DET are 10th in the Conference, but only 1 point out of playoff position; that's the good news.  There are a couple bits of bad news.  To date the Wings have played 4 more games at the JLA than on the road - - that means a road heavy schedule to wind-up the season.  DET are not very good on the road 3-4-2.  The other bit of bad news - - right now there are...
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Rangers’ Searching for a Position in the Top Eight

The New York Rangers may have won two straight games but even with four points in their pocket, the team still finds themselves out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference. One team that is currently ahead of them by one point, the Philadelphia Flyers, come into Madison Square Garden tonight looking to steal two points for the Blueshirts and continue to climb the standings....
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Red Wings-Avalanche set-up and overnight report: low-octane Wings to tangle with banged-up Avs

The Detroit Red Wings will continue their stretch of 8 games played over the course of 14 nights by welcoming the Colorado Avalanche to the Joe tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD/Altitude/97.1 FM), and the on Breast Cancer Awareness night (click for the Wings' press release regarding tonight's in-rink activities and their request that fans wear pink to the game), the Wings may very...
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The Top Of The AHL Standings

The AHL season has been a very disjointed one.  When the NHL season began in January, many of the top players in the league left for the NHL.  That changed the fortunes of the top teams in the league.  When I last looked at standings in mid-December the lockout was still underway.  The Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate) was leading the lead.  They were in a race...
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Oilers add toughness to 4th line, can’t stop there

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t exactly hard to play against, and that certainly isn’t anything you haven’t heard before. While the Oilers have tried to improve team toughness through the trade for Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars, the team needs a power forward more. The addition of Mike Brown, acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs for a conditional 2014 draft...
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Blackhawks’ players will honor Marian Hossa’s 1,000th game by donning his jersey on Tuesday

This is a little...different...per ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers: The Chicago Blackhawks will honor forward Marian Hossa's milestone of playing in 1,000 NHL regular-season games by wearing commemorative jerseys during warmups and holding a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Hossa played in his 1,000th career regular-season game against the Detroit Red Wings...
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Pick Six: Soreness in the Southeast

Cam Ward and Jose Theodore owners haven’t exactly had it easy this season, even before the news that both goalies would be sidelined for much of what’s left of the fantasy hockey season. But when one door closes, another one opens – unless someone else beat you to the waiver wire for their possible replacements. Regardless, let’s find out how these replacements could shape...
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Malkin’s Highlight Goal vs. Lightning

Welcome back Geno...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening post: Wings ready to grind it out, Wings-Avs tidbits and power rankings stuff

A pair of Red Wings stories popped up after the practice post that simply shouldn't "wait" for the overnight report, because their content gives us an insight into the Wings' mentality heading into a very busy slate of games (7 over the next 14 days), starting with tomorrow night's tilt against Colorado. The Wings' players and coach told WXYZ's Brad...
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More Realignment Talk

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, If the latest proposal for NHL realignment is shot down again by the players, the deal-breaker will be the playoff format. “That’s the big thing, the evenness in making the playoffs,” New Jersey Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg said Monday. Hedberg, though, doesn’t like the word deal-breaker, adding he expects there will be...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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