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Skating Before Hosting The Boston Bruins

via Ansar Khan tweets,

Newly acquired center Robby Fabbri will be wearing No. 14.

Jonathan Bernier in starter’s net for RedWings.

lines at skate:
Looks like Hirose (no goals, 5 assists in 18 games) is scratched tonight.

added 11:08am Should be Filppula, of course, between Athanasiou and Fabbri.

added 10:47am, Dana Wakiji tweet,


added 10:53am, Khan...

power play units:
1. Bertuzzi (net), Larkin (slot), Fabbri-Mantha (half walls), Cholowski (point).
2. Perlini (net front), Filppula (slot), Hronek-Athanasiou (half walls), Green (point).

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Hirose isn’t from a lack of compete level, he always seems to be hustling.

Posted by stateofmifan on 11/08/19 at 11:49 AM ET

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Rask expected to start for the Bruins.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/08/19 at 11:50 AM ET


Looks like Hirose (no goals, 5 assists in 18 games) is scratched tonight.

If Blashill ever found an effective way to motivate a young player, I’m pretty sure it would be by complete accident.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/08/19 at 12:16 PM ET

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...or Hirose could actually score. lol.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/08/19 at 12:25 PM ET



It’s good to know that I’m not the only one who finds your comments laughable.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/08/19 at 12:38 PM ET

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Assuming that’s Athanasiou-Filpulla- Fabbri
Should be an interesting line.


Sweet Jesus, might as well open the stat sheet right now and hang a -2 next to that pair. What else is blash gonna due, its like he’s got a bunch of great choice, aye…

Looks like Hirose (no goals, 5 assists in 18 games) is scratched tonight.

Might be time for Hirose to go down to GR to fine tune his game, bring up someone else like a Kuffner even if just to practice.  He needs to produce or he’s useless in this lineup, and after being a solid contributor early on, he’s been very pedestrian of late.  I completely understand he’s not a crash and bang guy, but he doesn’t play the body at all, like not in any way, he actually avoids contact where he should at least do so to impede his guys progress.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 11/08/19 at 12:58 PM ET

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I say the Wings win this one. 4-2

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/08/19 at 02:44 PM ET

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