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Wings/Flyers Recap

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Wings winning streak at 1 game.

Plus they competed the whole game but that 3rd period was a nail-biter.

In a shootout Detroit 5 Philadelphia 4

Goals, Detroit stats are below.

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Day 2 Of The GM Meetings

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from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

NHL general managers want to give the final authority on goaltender interference reviews initiated by the coach's challenge to the Situation Room in Toronto.

The on-ice officials have the final authority on these reviews, but they consult with members of the NHL Hockey Operations Department in the Situation Room before deciding to allow or overturn the goal.

The League hopes to an announcement on the potential change in the review process Wednesday, but it is still determining whether it needs approval from other organizations, including the NHL Players' Association, the NHL Officials Association and the Board of Governors, because it involves a change in playing conditions.

The hope is to implement the change immediately.

continued with offside and delay of game talk too...

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Ten Years After, 20 Years Gone

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Twenty years ago, this organization was preparing to defend the Cup. 19 years and ten months ago I was in a D.C. subway station about to get karate kicked in the throat by a Caps fan because I may or may not have been taunting him after the Wings won Game 3 of the SCF.

Ten years ago, this organization was about to make a nice little run to 11.  9 years and ten months ago I was at the Joe, in the upper levels, for Game 1 against the Pens.  It's there that Osrt and I met Jules.  You can read all about that here

Shorthanded and in barrels Charlie Frigging Buckets.  Does anyone need one worse than him?  Sprung loose by a pass from Stuart, I believe, and off he goes.  Turns the hyphenated French goalie into a pretzel and Game 1 is done like dinner.

Easily one of my favorite blog posts ever. I could have picked any sentence.  Read the whole post and remember what we used to be. 

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Reflections Of Howie Young

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from Richard Deitsch of The Athletic,

Chances are you’ve never heard of Howie Young, even if you are a diehard NHL fan. Young was a hard-checking and harder-partying defenseman whose crunching checks and seat-of-the-pants style helped lead the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup finals in 1961.Two seasons later he shattered the league mark for penalty minutes, with 273 in just 64 games. Sports Illustrated called him a “one-man riot squad” and put him on the cover of its Jan. 28, 1963 issue.

The smiling visage that graced SI's cover, however, belied a tortured soul.

Young was an alcoholic. He said he drank nearly every day for 12 years until he bottomed out at age 27. Indeed, he was hung over when he posed for SI’s photographer after a morning practice. “On the bench I would say, 'Please God, just get me through this game,'” Young once said. “Then it was, 'Hey, God, just get me through this period.' Finally, it was, 'God, just get me through this shift.'”

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Danny DeKeyser Is Feeling Good Now

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from Art Regner and Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

DeKeyser's season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. He injured his ankle in the third game of season at Dallas and it was originally thought to be a sprained ankle.

However, because it the healing process was going slowly, the ankle was reexamined and it turned out DeKeyser suffered a "small fracture in a bone" of his ankle causing him to miss 17 games from October 12 through November 17.

Once he returned it took a while to get back into game shape. Dekeyser was a minus player in nine of his first 10 games after he was back in the lineup. However; in his next 32 games, he was a minus player in only five games.

During this ten-game winless streak, he has been a minus player in six of the ten games, but DeKeyser is encouraged by his season considering how he played after he came back from his fractured ankle.

"I think the past couple of months I felt really good on the ice," DeKeyser said. "I feel like I've gotten my skating legs and had some good jump, some good energy out there. I just try to play as hard as I can, be good defensively, chip in a little bit offensively, stuff like that. I've felt good lately.

more plus other topics like Mrazek and Nielsen's bobblehead.

added 4:16pm, game day preview is below...

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Son Of Erik Karlsson And His Wife Melinda Passes Away

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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators issued the following statement regarding team captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda.

"The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son.

We ask that you respect the family's wishes for privacy during the grieving process."


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Tweets From The GM Meetings

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The Morning Skate

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via Dana Wakiji tweet,

RedWings in morning skate:
Frk-Glendening-Svechnikov (Booth working in)


She also states Howard in starters net.

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Video- Putting On The Equipment

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Yes, it is a slow morning.

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

In our latest Puck Personality Player Poll, we ask NHL stars like Tuukka Rask, Erik Karlsson and Roman Josi in what order do they put on their shin pads, pants and skates and the results are...interesting.


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NHL Short Notes

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Home Team in Caps

Columbus 5, BOSTON 4 (OT)

Nashville 4, BUFFALO 0

Florida 2, MONTREAL 0

Los Angeles 4, MINNESOTA 3 (OT)

ARIZONA 5, Calgary 2

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