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Videos- Talking Fathers/Mentors Trip After Today’s Practice

Nick Kronwall goes first, below is Dennis Cholowski and I will add to this post if more videos become available.

added 2:56pm, Jeff Blashill now below too.



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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Jonathan Ericsson remembers the first Fathers-Son trip the Red Wings had, and how much his father Sven enjoyed it.

“He was heading back to Sweden and before he even got home, he called me and said, ‘Just so you know, I’m available next year,’ ” Ericsson said, a big smile crossing his face. “He doesn’t want to miss these events.”

It’s become one of the more popular parts of the schedule, players bringing along a father, mentor, in-law, brother, maybe a former coach.

That person gets to spend several days getting to see life behind the scenes in the NHL. Flying on the team plane. Attending the meetings and team meals. Time in the locker room.

“They get to share, basically, a few days of our lives, not just how we compete on the ice but how we basically live our lives, how we go about our lives,” defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “How we travel, we get in some late nights, that’s something hard to understand by hearing.

“Now you get to live it and understand it.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/08/19 at 07:32 PM ET

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Wings created more scoring chances than Vegas in their 4-3 loss on Thursday, which snapped Detroit’s three-game winning streak.

Blashill was irritated by defensive breakdowns in the second period, when the Golden Knights scored three times. The Knights scored on a 2-on-1 break when Paul Stastny exited the penalty box and fed William Karlsson for their second goal. The next goal came seconds after Vegas won a faceoff in its own zone.

“I didn’t like the easy goals,” Blashill said. “Some nonsensical plays by us.”

more, topics include Blashill saying he thinks Larkin is still feeling his injury….

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/08/19 at 07:37 PM ET

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There is nothing worse than a player that lies about their health to the team. Sit him for a week to be sure he is healthy. Its for his own good.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/08/19 at 11:26 PM ET

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