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Ted Lindsay Flashback

Joe Pelletier on the Legends of Hockey network,

No man on skates was ever too big or too tough for Ted Lindsay to challenge. At 5’8” and 160lbs he used his big stick and his fists to cut down some of the biggest meanest men in National Hockey League history.

He was known as Scarface or Terrible Ted. The scars on his rugged face represented his courage in his many on ice battles. How many scars he can’t tell you, because he lost count after 400 stitches.

continued…(*a look at Lindsay’s career and his role in forming the NHLPA)

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Is Zetterberg the Best?

From Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail,

But there could be an argument made that right now, as October draws to a close that the league’s best player could be one that wasn’t chosen until the 210th overall pick of the 1999 entry draft; who stands a modest 5-foot-11; who just turned 27 earlier this month and has quietly averaged more than a point-a-game in the two-plus seasons of the post-lockout NHL.

That would be the Detroit Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg who, after most of Canada went to sleep Sunday night, set up a goal by Tomas Holmstrom in what would eventually be a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. It was the Red Wings 12th game of the season and the 12th in which Zetterberg has picked up at least a point.

more…

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Linden vs Chelios

From Iain Macintyre at the Vancouver Sun,

Eleven years ago, when the Vancouver Canucks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime, Trevor Linden got into Chris Chelios’s face after the winning goal and the pair tussled.

Chelios threw the first punch and, after the players were separated, accused Linden of covering up and refusing to fight. And that was the high point of their relationship. It has devolved the last two years as Chelios leads his crusade for justice within a National Hockey League Players’ Association that Linden, as the union’s former president, led through a labour war that scuttled the 2004-05 season.

Sunday, Linden seemed ready for the fight.

“It’s easy to pile on,” Linden said before facing Chelios and the Detroit Red Wings Sunday night at GM Place. “I will say this: I’m extremely proud of the decisions the [NHLPA] executive committee made. I think we made, in very difficult times, good decisions for the players.”

continued…

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  Tags: chris+chelios, detroit+red+wings, nhlpa, trevor+linden, vancouver+canucks

Nix That

from Red Wings Corner,

Nicklas Lidstrom said that the report in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that he’s close to signing a two-year contract extension is false. Lidstrom said after Thursday’s practice that “Nothing’s happened. I haven’t even talked to Ken (Holland) yet.”

more on the Wings after practice today…

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Lidstrom Extension Talk

Behind the Jersey ran across a story from the AftonBladet stating Lidstrom is close to signing a 2 year extension with thw Wings…

Lock him up Kenny, but save some room for “Z”, a lot of room…

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Zetterberg Works On His Core

from the Vancouver Province,

So he spent a good portion of his summer working with Swedish elite League club Timra’s fitness trainer Thord Johansson and Andreas Ohgren, a personal trainer in Stockholm, to try to cure the back ailment.

The goal was to strengthen the muscles in his abdomen, but not the ones people usually work on.

“It started out really no more than breathing exercises and it progressed from there,” he was explaining Tuesday from Detroit.

read on

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George Does Detroit

Several days ago, I was invited to a press conference for the OneGoal hockey show, which will be taking place on November 9-11 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI.  OneGoal, the show’s sponsor, is a grass-roots hockey program with strong ties to the NHL, NHLPA, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, and several equipment manufacturers, and its goal is to increase participation in yout hockey programs.  OneGoal also sponsors the November trade show so that the profits made from said event, which will be open to the public for the first time, go back into promoting youth hockey.

As most of you know, the Detroit Red Wings’ PR staff (and the ever-present John Hahn) prefers not to acknowledge the existence of bloggers, so I headed down to Joe Louis Arena fully expecting to be welcomed at the security desk, have my credentials checked, and then be told to leave the building.  I figured, what the hey, I’m going to see the Queens of the Stone Age at 6, and if worse comes to worse, I’ll have five hours to kill in my favourite city on the planet.

Continue Reading »

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Grigorenko Says Good-Bye To Grand Rapids

from Red Wings Corner,

Igor Grigorenko didn’t want to be in Grand Rapids any more.

So Grigorenko, who has an out clause in his contract that allows him to return to Russia if he’s in the minors for more than three weeks, refused to remain in Grand Rapids any longer and has thus been recalled by the Red Wings. He’s in Detroit now, on the team’s active roster and will practice with the club Tuesday.

Red Wings management asked Grigorenko to remain in Grand Rapids beyond the three weeks, but he refused and would have returned to Russia instead.

In his three-week, five-game stay in Grand Rapids, Grigorenko tallied zero points and two penalty minutes.

When asked where Grigorenko fits in the lineup plans, coach Mike Babcock answered: “That’s a good question. Everything here’s on an at-earn basis. We’ll see if he has enough pace to fit in.”

more

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Dallas Drake Out With Fractured Cheekbone

via Red Wings Corner,

Dallas Drake has a fractured cheekbone—caused by the Kyle McLaren hit early in Thursday’s game in San Jose—and has flown home to Detroit. Drake will be examined by doctors Monday to determine his status. He won’t be with the team for Saturday’s game in Phoenix.

 

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Line Of The Day

How true Mike…

from John McGourty at NHL.com,

“Under the salary cap, you don’t have extra guys anymore,” Babcock said. “The ‘depth’ of the organization is health. Scotty Bowman always had an extra line sitting in the press box. Those days are gone. As soon as you’re not healthy, you’re depth is gone. That’s why minor-league development of prospects is more important than ever. When they get brought up, they have to be ready to play your system.”

read on for the rest of the story….

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