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Videos- Wingspan: For Jamie (Daniels)

via the YouTube page of FoxSports Detroit,

"This is a story that needs to be told, so I did." -- Ken Daniels.

For more information Jamie's story, visit JamieDanielsFoundation.org

Parts 2, 3  and 4 are below.

 

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Cholowski and Rasmussen show promise for the Detroit Red Wings

In terms of results, the opening week of the 2018-19 NHL season was an unsuccessful one for the Detroit Red Wings, as they lost their first two matches to currently sit at the foot of the table in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.

But to take a look at the much bigger picture, the start of the season has not come without promise. Amidst trimming their roster in pre-season, prospects Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski were retained, with Coach Jeff Blashill eyeing the potential impact each man can make

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Brendan Shanahan’s Short Memory

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Brendan Shanahan hasn’t missed many high notes since assuming command of the moribund Maple Leafs in April 2014. He has been a progressive leader of the fabled franchise that hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967, the last year of the Original Six, selling both ownership and a demanding fan base on a meticulous rebuild plan that would demand patience. In many ways, the Rangers are copying his blueprint.

But boy, did Shanahan blow some sour notes this week when he suggested the recalcitrant, unsigned restricted free agent William Nylander and pending 2019 Group II’s Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner should be willing to take hometown discounts in order to accommodate Toronto’s cap crunch and thus remain Maple Leafs through this era of revival.

The club president did what players who move into management always do, ignoring their own, often inconvenient, histories. Indeed, Shanahan applied selective memory in harkening back to his Stanley Cup-winning days in Detroit while implying that the marquee Red Wings took less money in order to remain together as the foundation of the unit that captured the chalice in 1997, 1998 and 2002....

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Just wondering: Would Henrik Zetterberg’s back have forced him into the league’s twilight zone LTI retirement haven with three deeply discounted years remaining on his contract if the Red Wings weren’t a bottom-feeder? But no circumvention, nothing to see here, deputy Bill Daly says so.

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Afternoon Line- Henrik Zetterberg

“I didn’t see myself last this long when I got drafted back in ‘99. I’ve been through all the good things, and some low things, during my career. Being in one organization for the whole time, being named the captain for this organization, I think that’s something special.

“It’s kind of surreal standing here and talking about that, that I’m done playing. I’ve played with some great teammates. Had some great teams throughout the years. In ’08, winning the Cup is probably the highlight.” 

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.  Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press has more.

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Video- He Shoots And Dominik Hasek Makes The Save

Six minutes of saves by The Dominator.

 

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Afternoon Line- Pat Caputo

Ah, the Leafs still have issues on the blue line, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Toronto captures multiple Stanley Cup championships the next decade.

-Pat Caputo of the Oakland Press.  Caputo writes about the changes to the Wings and Leafs plus discusses the state of Detroit sports.

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Video- Chris Chelios On Hometown Hockey

via Sportsnet,

Chris Chelios talked about playing multiple musical instruments before discovering hockey, and then how he went from forward to defence.

 

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Hot Seat Coaches

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

An oddity of the 2017-18 NHL regular season is that not a single coach has been fired. Five coaches were fired in-season in 2016-17.

It may mean that several coaching changes will occur in the offseason.

Here are six vulnerable coaches:

Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings have a personnel problem, not a coaching problem. The Red Wings have a new arena and selling tickets isn’t as easy as it once was. Firing a coach is viewed as a team embracing a new direction. No one is sure what is going to happen with general manager Ken Holland, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

If Blashill is fired, it will be under the banner that the team’s younger players need to listen to a different voice.

Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks: Quenneville has won three Stanley Cups since 2010. How could you consider firing him? You could if you believe the organization has grown stale and a fresh approach is needed. It isn’t fair, but it is the way teams conduct business. Wouldn’t he be a good fit as Connor McDavid’s coach in Edmonton? It would guarantee improved team defense.

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Video- Can We Talk About This Goal In The Buffalo/Detroit Game Last Night?

Call on the ice stands, good goal.

 

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The Playoff Hopes For The Philadelphia Flyers Now Belong To Petr Mrazek

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

If Mrazek lights it up in the NHL’s goalie graveyard, the Flyers will have the opportunity to qualify and keep him. Or, they could work out a deal for less, much in the same way they did with  in 2013.

Most importantly, Mrazek has playoff experience. Elliott has a lot of work to do to recover from core muscle surgery. The oft-injured Neuvirth will be out “weeks,” according to Hextall. And Mrazek’s playoff numbers (.931 save percentage in 10 starts) are significantly better than Elliott's postseason numbers.

The Flyers made a small bet. It’s up to Mrazek to deliver the payoff – for his future, the Flyers, and even the Red Wings.

“He was the available guy that really intrigued us,” Hextall said. “We know how capable he is … He’s played extremely well over the last month. I think he’s had some really good times in his career where he’s been a very good goalie and he can be a difference maker.”

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