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Khan: Red Wings’ medical staff shuts Nicklas Lidstrom down for the weekend + injury updates from KH

No surprise here: MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings’ trainers and medical staff have chosen to keep Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom off the ice Friday and Saturday, and after a “travel day” on Sunday, the Wings will reconvene for a morning skate prior to Monday’s home game against Washington, and that’s where and when Lidstrom will give a slightly rested bone...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Havlat Returns After Missing Almost Three Months

via David Pollak of the Mercury News, The Sharks have activated forward Marty Havlat for Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Havlat has been on injured reserve since undergoing surgery to repair a partly torn hamstring tendon on Dec. 21 and the Sharks have been counting on his return for their stretch run and the post-season that may follow. “He’s excited,...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red WIngs off-day news: Reflecting on the Wings’ struggles, charitable news and talking Wings-Preds

The Red Wings are flying to San Jose this afternoon, choosing not to practice after their back-to-back losses against Los Angeles on Tuesday and the Ducks last night, respectively. The Free Press’s Helene St. James filed the following addendum to her stories about the Wings’ losses with an eye toward what will be a must-win game against a San Jose Sharks team that’s fighting...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Other Side Of Brent Sutter

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald, When Matt Stajan deposited the puck into a yawning net on a couldn’t-be-better 2-on-1 pass from Blake Comeau 4: 20 into overtime Tuesday, taciturn tactician Brent Sutter showed everyone a new, surprising, utterly engaging side of the head coach of the big team in this town. He hugged Lowry. High-fived anyone available. Hollered in delight...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Caps’  Nicklas Backstrom Increases On-Ice Workouts

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider, For the third consecutive day, Backstrom skated in full equipment, stickhandling and firing wrist shots prior to practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. This time, though, there was a notable difference: He was joined by strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish and took medium-effort laps of the rink. Nemish timed Backstrom’s recovery...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Stars struck by Jets 5-2

Sometimes life gets in the way of staying on top of all things Jets for this little corner of the Internet, and the past week has been a perfect example of that. My five year-old daughter had strep last week, which threw my work/writing/life schedule into a state of disarray – hence the fact that I never got around to writing about the Winnipeg Jets’ dismal road trip out west...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Enquiring minds want to know: WTH, Sharks?

“Everyone wants to know” what is up with the San Jose Sharks.  They signed a new player! Oh, people don’t mean the Stalberg signing?  Okay then. “Everyone wants to know” might be putting it too strongly, but anyone who’s anyone has noticed that the Sharks are playing way way WAY below expectations. The players reassure us that they are engaging in the recommended...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

An E-mail Interview with Hockey Trivia Expert, Hockey Lifer & Hockey Personality Liam Maguire

In hockey, we have people called hockey lifers. These particular people seem to be involved in all aspects of the game and just live for the great game of hockey. I recently conducted an e-mail interview with a hockey lifer and this particular person carved out his own niche as a hockey trivia expert. This gentleman is Liam Maguire. Liam is a hockey author, web site editor, a minor...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings unofficially reveal finalists for ‘Bud Light Faceoff’ between rec team, Wings alums

Here’s something to cheer you up given the lovely result of Wednesday night’s Wings-Ducks game: last month, the Red Wings encouraged local recreational hockey teams to submit YouTube videos explaining why their team should have the privilege of facing off against a team of Red Wings Alumni, and while the Wings haven’t revealed how one might vote for the five finalists, RedWingsFeed’s...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s Been Ten Years Since Young Blue Jackets Fan Was Struck By Puck

from Ian Campbell of 660 News, It’s been 10 years since the NHL’s first fan death forever changed the way the game is played. On March 16th, 2002, a slap shot from Columbus Blue Jacket Espen Knutsen was deflected by Calgary Flame Derek Morris with the puck hitting 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil in the head. According to an exclusive story in The Calgary Sun, Cecil was able to...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

As Spring Approaches, The Luongo Questions Pop-Up Again

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, The coach said it and the general manager confirmed it. In their minds, there’s no doubt that Roberto Luongo is the starting goaltender. The only problem with the proclamation is when doubt starts to cloud the picture as the playoffs approach. In a solid season where the Vancouver Canucks stopper had just three regulation losses in January...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Which Chicago Goalie Should Start The Playoffs?

from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, With 11 games left, though, the Hawks still don’t know whether they’ll go with Corey Crawford or Ray Emery for the rest of the season and the playoffs. “We’ve always been confident in both goalies,” Quenneville said. “That’s where we’re at.” It’s not unheard of for teams to rely on two goalies in the playoffs. The...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

One to Remember?

This is what many hockey folks are wondering when it comes to tonight’s tilt between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. For starters, it is both a divisional- and conference- battle. The Blueshirts currently hold a six point lead over the Penguins as the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. On the other side, the Penguins...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks wrap-up and overnight report: ihr habt sich wirklich beschißt!

Gustav Nyquist might be the luckiest person who left the Red Wings’ locker room after Detroit dropped a wretched 4-0 decision to the Anaheim Ducks. Nyquist’s Red Wings teammates will have to sit and stew in their own juices during a much-needed off-day as the team chose to remain in LA after both Wednesday night’s defeat and Tuesday night’s 5-2 loss to the Kings. They...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Albom: Red Wings alumnus Shawn Burr needs an assist in battle with cancer

The Detroit Free Press’s Mitch Albom offers a passionate plea for fans who will attend this Saturday’s game between the Red Wings Alumni Association and the Shawn Burr Foundation in Fraser to take part in a painless little procedure which might help the aforementioned Burr beat another bout of myeloid lymphoma: Drop the gloves. Shawn Burr is back for another round against cancer...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Message Received

Oilers shut-out Blue Jackets 3-0 After Tom Renney’s very public address discussing the attitude and effort shown by some members of the Edmonton Oilers, the team managed to win the battle for the basement. Renney has and will be criticised for airing the team’s dirty laundry in a very Pat Quinn like post came press conference Monday night following the loss to the San Jose Sharks...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Ducks quick take: the low point of the season, right here, right now

In the words of Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, “I know this music.” And the music Mr. Zorg speaks of in The Fifth Element best represents the Red Wings’ 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, representing the Wings’ fifth loss in seven March games: It’s the sound of senseless, useless and ultimately futile combat in the film, and for the Red Wings, who have gone 3-8...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pick Six: Thursday March 15/Friday March 16

Star players returning from injury should provide an added boost to playoff-bound fantasy teams. We all know of one particular notable player who will be returning on Thursday, but there are more names that you need to be aware of, especially if you’ve been stashing players on IR. To accommodate those players, picks for both Thursday and Friday are included. With the Wednesday...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Time Is Right To Move Kessel

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Well, with the club having fallen into a deep crevice that already threatens to affect next year, as new coach Randy Carlyle is already finding his record stained by this troop of players, Burke has now fallen upon decision time for his signature player. Fish or cut bait time. And cutting bait makes the most sense. For starters, Kessel isn...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

How To Win A Game

Paul here for IwoCPO. How this sound, instead of playing down 0-2, how about the Wings get a lead for a change? Power play you say, I’d be happy with one pp goal and no shorties tonight. Initiate some hitting, don’t wait to be hit.  Wings may be surprised to get a few turnovers from those hits. Stop the cross-ice passes in the offensive zone, sure they look goo when they...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Did You Catch It?

Watch Erik Cole after he scored the goal tonight.
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

The NHL Playoffs Go National

from Tanzina Vega of the New York Times, Turning the Stanley Cup playoffs into a must-watch television event lasting for weeks in the spring is no easy feat. Many Americans did not grow up with the game, few know who the players are and watching 10 weeks of playoffs is a big time commitment. But the National Hockey League’s plan to get more viewers is, in fact, to show more games...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom remains hobbled by bone bruise

As noted in the game-day update thread (expect one more update prior to the game there), Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom had a bad day in terms of his attempt to recover from a bone bruise in his left ankle, and to put things bluntly regarding the captain’s issue, I’m going to repeat something I said on Twitter: Bone bruises are quite literally the concussions of the orthopedic...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Make Some Noise Vancouver

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, When the game started, they made more noise than the Canucks’ faithful — and this did not escape the notice of at least one of the Canucks’ players. “I love the Jets and their fan-base,” Kevin Bieksa said before last night’s meeting with the Phoenix Coyotes. “To see them come in here and out-cheer our fans is great from their...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- EA Sports Recreates #50 For Stamkos

In case you want to compare the video to the real thing, watch the goal below… Continue reading "Video- EA Sports Recreates #50 For Stamkos"
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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