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A Different Look To The Battle Of Alberta

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, These are not your father’s Edmonton Oilers, this swashbuckling young team, and for proof, consider the father of Thursday night’s scoring hero, Sam Gagner. Gagner was 7 the year his dad, Dave, played for the Flames. Dave Gagner was Jarome Iginla’s first centre in Iginla’s rookie season and helped him find his way in the NHL...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Subban Fighting A Losing Battle

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, His stock is falling with each Canadiens win. Make no mistake about it — the Canadiens could be a better team with Subban filling one of the top four defence spots. But there’s no guarantee and Subban’s position becomes more difficult with each day he remains unsigned. In an interview with colleague Dave Stubbs, Subban...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

All Routes To Mankato Are Closed: There’s A Killer On The Road

"Little House" never scared me. Sure, when Mary went blind and that little skank Nellie started tricking on her 16th birthday? Disturbing.  But never scared, really.  It wasn't a scary show. It was family. It was Pa battling a few broken ribs to protect the clan from savage rats. It was Mr. Angel, wasted on corn whiskey but lovable. It was Albert with the lisp stoned...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Radon Thoughts regarding the state of the Wings

I've been out of the loop for a couple of days, first due to my illness flaring up on Monday night and then due to a familial issue, but it's been suggested that I offer my opinions on Wings-related issues a little more regularly, so here are a few "radon" thoughts... Now that Tomas Holmstrom's retired, I sure as hell hope that the Wings hire him to coach...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Top Goals And Saves Of The Week

First the goals of the week and the saves of the week can be watched below...   Continue reading "Video- Top Goals And Saves Of The Week"
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Wings fans boo Suter and Parise?

As noted in the game-day update post, we're going to hear a significant amount of chatter regarding Ryan Suter and Zach Parise playing at Joe Louis Arena after having spurned the Red Wings' offers to come to Detroit this past summer, and while I don't really hold a grudge against Parise, and am...Mildly annoyed...at Suter, I didn't think that Wings fans would boo...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Wild game-day updates in progress: Helm, Bertuzzi are back, White says he got ‘lucky’

The Red Wings and Wild face off tonight at 7:30 (on FSD Plus and 97.1 FM), and MLive's Ansar Khan is reporting that the Wings will get Darren Helm (back), Todd Bertuzzi (groin) and Jakub Kindl (groin) back from injuries, but Jonathan Ericsson (back), Jonas Gustavsson (groin), Jan Mursak (shoulder), Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) and Mikael Samuelsson (groin) remain sidelined. Here...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Looking For Defensive Help

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, (Willie) Mitchell is on the mend and hopefully should be back fairly soon, although it’s not entirely clear when. And even when he does return, you have to assume he’ll need time before he's his normal self.  And (Matt) Greene is out long term, leaving the Kings scouring the trade market looking for blue-line help. I believe Kings GM...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Lose Meszaros For At Least Four Weeks

via the Philadelphia Flyers website, Another game and another Flyer has been bitten with the injury bug. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the media on the status of defenseman Andrej Meszaros before departing for the team's trip to Florida. "Andrej Meszaros has a left shoulder injury. He's going to miss some time and right now we're hopeful...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s got in to Patrick Marleau?

Brad Stuart predicted this. Yesterday, David Pollak published some quotes from Brad Stuart about his career and about the Sharks, what he saw while he was here the first time, and what he saw playing against San Jose later.  One of those answers might explain this mind-boggling start from Team Teal: Pollak: "...wasn’t last year a step backward?" Stuart: ...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Kindl Hear The Wake-Up Call?

from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, Kindl will be paired on the second power play unit with Brendan Smith. For Kindl it may be his last chance to make this team has a regular. “That’s another good thing about injures, other people get opportunities,” Babcock said. “If you grab hold of it you get to play a long, long time. Everybody comes in has nobody and...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Do You Have An Issue With The Yakupov Goal?

from TSN, TSN analyst and three-time Stanley Cup-winning defenceman Aaron Wardalso had no issues with Yakupov's reaction. "There should be no one that has a problem with this," Ward said on the NHL on TSN on Thursday night. "It was genuine, in the moment, it was a big goal and the second of his career." But the visiting Kings didn't take kindly...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

When Does Panic Set In?

Craig Custance of ESPN answered some emails.. Do you think it is a stretch to judge teams making the playoffs based on the first three games? And when do you think in the season we will see who will make the playoffs based on the shortened schedule? This seems like a good time to point out that the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1995 during that 48-game season didn'...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

All Brendan Shanahan

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, The Hockey News: With the shortened season, there has been an early acclimation period for players, coaches and officials. How have you seen the start of the season playing out? Brendan Shanahan: From what I’m watching, your’e right, everybody has an adjustment period. Coaches feel it, players, officials. Even players who’ve...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Trouble At Home

from John Kreiser of NHL.com, The Anaheim Ducks become the 30th and last team to play its home opener when they take the ice Friday night at the Honda Center against Vancouver. They'll be hoping to avoid the problems that teams have had in winning their first home games this season. Home openers have been anything but a chance to celebrate for most teams. San Jose...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Opening Night Video

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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Top 5 Goals/Saves From Last Night

via Sportsnet,  
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Crosby Back To Normal

from Chris Johnston now of Sportsnet, What stands out most during a few days around the Penguins in the early stages of the 48-game season is how significantly Crosby's narrative has changed. No longer is he asked endlessly about the well-documented concussion and neck injuries that cost him most of the last two seasons. Even the frustration stemming from a lockout took...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Get Ready For Luongo To Toronto Talk, Again

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The conversation begins again. It has to. It has to because with any kind of goaltending the Maple Leafs don’t lose to the New York Islanders Thursday night. The conversation begins again, because there were boos instead of Lous at the Air Canada Centre. And the more there are boos, ask Ron Wilson about that, the more calls there...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

More Hard Work Needed In Washington

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, As the Capitals searched for answers following another ugly, disjointed defeat — 4-1 to the Canadiens on Thursday night — players consistently pointed to an attribute that they, and they alone, control: work ethic. It’s how they correct mistakes, how they prevent penalties and what should drive their games. “If I had to...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LA Kings/Edmonton Oilers Finish

If you went to bed early of missed the game, here is how the latst ninute or so of regulation played out plus OT. Edmonton thinks they have tied the game at 1 with about 66 ticks left on the clock....   Then Nail Yakupov did tie the game with 4.7 seconds left... Continue reading "LA Kings/Edmonton Oilers Finish"
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - Game 4:  Red Wings (1-2) host Wild (2-1)  7:30

Detroyet fans fear not, your Coach said:  "We're a team in flux right now. But, we're going to be better. We'll be just fine.''  Shockingly, the reasons for Babock's optimism escape me.   The Wings cannot score, 1.33 G/G (28) and cannot keep the puck out of their net 3.67 GA/G (26).  Special teams are a freaking disaster.  0-15 on the PP, which...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Season MVP

It's very early in the 2013 NHL season but it will be a fast season with more games crammed into fewer days in order to get in a season after the lockout.  I am going to take this early point to pick my first MVP of the season so far.  I select Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres who leads the NHL in scoring with eight points in three games (where a significant number of players...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Will Know Tomorrow On Extent Of Meszaros Injury

Early word on Meszaros injury is that it may be serious. He was clutching his left shoulder, where he's had previous surgeries. More tmrw. — Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) January 25, 2013
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Phaneuf Hit On Tavaras And Giveaway Turns Into A Goal

First the Islanders TV crew with the call, then Leafs broadcast is below. Phaneuf seemed more worried about who was after him the concentrating on the puck.   Continue reading "Phaneuf Hit On Tavaras And Giveaway Turns Into A Goal"
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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