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Quick Recap- Wings/Ducks

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

On a scale from 1-10, the first two periods gets a 2.

The third was much better.

The Ducks looked bad, real bad.

Final score Detroit 3 Anaheim 1.

Goals and stats below.

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Make It Two

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit

19 fans are expecting a TRAP, and at the same time, hoping for the Wings team that played in Minnesota to show up tonight and make it two W's in a row.

It's a Live Blog!

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

With the Sergei Bobrovsky saga ongoing, there is word now that Bobrovsky would be willing to waive his no trade clause to facilitate a trade; As well, it looks like Derick Brassard could be traded out of Pittsburgh; And the Leafs are looking to add on the blueline, but what would they be willing to pay? All that and more in this edition of Insider Trading.

Watch at TSN.

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Afternoon Line- Andrew Cogliano

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Cogliano was traded yesterday from Anaheim to Dallas.

 

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Top 50 Prospects Affiliated With An NHL Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Craig Button of TSN,

New York Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov barely edges out fellow Russian winger Grigori Denisenko of the Florida Panthers to lead the way in the 2019 edition of TSN Hockey’s annual list of the Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects.

Only players considered to have not achieved full-time NHL status are included in the rankings.

Kravtsov, 19, is a highly skilled winger who is an offensive threat with his combination of speed, power, shot and finish. He’s expanding his game by playing centre this season for Traktor Chelyabinsk in the KHL. Kravtsov’s skill set, along with this adaptability, allows him to impact the game in multiple ways. His style of play is similar to that of the recently retired Rick Nash.

Denisenko, 18, is a dynamic offensive player who has a tremendous level of confidence in his play. Skating for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL this season, Denisenko can shoot as well as make a play and has qualities that are reminiscent of Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov.

continued with the list included...

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Notes Before The Wings Meet The Ducks Tonight

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Danny DeKeyser will be back in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday against Anaheim.

Who, eventually, sits, or maybe gets sent back to Grand Rapids — that would be Filip Hronek, in that likely scenario — remains to be seen.

The Wings bought a bit of time on the entire issue when forward Michael Rasmussen was put on the short-term injured list.

But with DeKeyser — returning after missing six weeks because of a wrist injury — Dennis Cholowski, Jonathan Ericsson, Mike Green, Hronek, Nick Jensen and Niklas Kronwall all available (Trevor Daley (foot) is still a few weeks away), there’s a glut of defensemen.

Coach Jeff Blashill wouldn’t speculate as to whether he’d dress six or seven defensemen against the Ducks.

 

continued

Below, watch DeKeyser and Blashill after today's skate and notes from the Anaheim side.

added 5:17pm, Detroit's projected linuep is below.

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Video- Hits Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

 2 1/2 loing and Sportsnet style.

 

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The Slumping Toronto Maple Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Micael Traikos of the National Post,

The Leafs are still one of the best in the league. But they’re not playing like it. Not with Gardiner losing puck battles, the power play seemingly getting worse by the day, and William Nylander looking like he left his hands back in Sweden when he signed that massive contract.

For the first time this season — and really, for the first time since Mike Babcock took over as head coach — the on-ice product is falling short of what’s on paper.

It’s one thing to beat up on non-playoff teams, such as New Jersey and Vancouver, as Toronto has done recently. But when you lose 4-0 to the Predators, then drop the season series to the Bruins at home, followed by a loss to the slumping Avalanche, then it’s natural for the fans to wonder if this team is good enough to take that next step.

Right now, this team doesn’t look like a contender. It looks like a team that needs significant changes to its back end and a swift kick in the butt from its head coach.

more including the booing of Jake Gardiner last night...

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An Optional Morning Skate For The Wings

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Ansar Khan tweet,

Jimmy Howard in starter’s net during optional morning skate

As the norm, I will update if needed.

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Goalie- A Film On Terry Sawchuk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP at Sportsnet,

A biopic tracing the brutal life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk is hitting the big screen in March.

"Goalie" stars Mark O’Brien as the Winnipeg-born hockey great, whose run through the ’50s and ’60s established him as one of the winningest goaltenders in the National Hockey League’s history.

Kevin Pollak of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" plays general manager Jack Adams while O’Brien’s real-life wife Georgina Reilly of "Murdoch Mysteries" plays Sawchuk’s wife, Pat. The movie was shot in Sudbury, Ont.

Producers say the film follows Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970. That includes his 103 shutouts, the 400 stitches to his face, and tragic death at age 40 in 1970....

"Goalie" is set to open March 1 in Toronto and Vancouver, before hitting other cities in the spring.

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