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Wings Players Would Enjoy Playing Europe

From Dave Waddell at Can West,

Many of the Detroit Red Wings wouldn’t mind a little European holiday to start the season, but not all are convinced the NHL is a viable long-term product on the continent.

Certainly, with their heavy Euro content, the Wings would be a very popular draw to open the 2008-09 regular season in Europe, as Los Angeles and Anaheim did this season.

“I think it would be exciting for any team to go and play overseas, whether it’s London, Prague or Stockholm or wherever,” Wings captain Nick Lidstrom said.

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Line Of The Day

from the Montreal Gazette,

“I played with Stevie Yzerman my rookie season and I scored five goals in my first 12 games,” Dandenault said. “I was a scratch a lot of the time that year, but when I started the season I was with him. It was amazing. But I ended up the season with five goals because I went to the fourth line. I started the season with Yzerman and finished with Stu Grimson.”

more on Dandenault…

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Nick The Machine

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

The great ones make a hard game look ridiculously easy.

Gretzky. Orr. Mario. Howe. Beliveau. Lafleur.

You can add Nick Lidstrom to that pantheon.

Since Orr retired 31 years ago because his knees gave out, Lidstrom and Ray Bourque have been hockey’s pre-eminent defencemen. Paul Coffey, who had 1500 points, was close. So was Denis Potvin, a mean customer. Chris Chelios, Larry Robinson and Scott Niedermayer have a following as game-managers. But, Lidstrom, who’s remarkably only missed 22 of 1,201 total games (some forced to rest him for the playoffs) is, in his 16th NHL season, a machine.

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Line Of The Day

“We have to change the way we do business a little bit, come up with some new ideas and make things a little bit fresh.”

- Steve Yzerman, tonight on the FSD pregame show.

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Franzen Out With Sprained MCL

from Mlive,

Wings forward Johan Franzen is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a Grade 2 sprain to his right medial collateral ligament, general manager Ken Holland said Sunday. Holland said either Matt Ellis or Aaron Downey will replace Franzen in the lineup. No one will be re-called from Grand Rapids.

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Wings Believe They’re Heading East in 4 Years

From Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun via the Winnipeg Sun,

Almost 10 years after the Maple Leafs moved back to the Eastern Conference to rejoin the Original Sixers in Montreal, the Detroit Red Wings remained trapped in a Western time-zone warp.

But that is bound to change, says Wings vice-president Jim Devellano.

“There’s little doubt that Las Vegas is coming in (during expansion), it’s about four years from now,” Devellano told the Detroit News. “And I truly believe Gary Bettman will move us East at that changing.”

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How Much Longer For Lidstrom

from Evan Grossman of NHL.com,

Lidstrom won his fifth Norris Trophy last season as the NHL’s best defenseman, and he’s in the final season of his contract with the Red Wings. But if General Manager Ken Holland has his way, Lidstrom will be back for another decade in Hockeytown, perhaps long enough to equal Bobby Orr’s record of eight Norris Trophies.

“I hope about another 10 years,” Holland said when asked how long he hopes Lidstrom will play. “I think Nick, he’s 37, 38 years of age. Certainly the superstars, it appears to me, can play into their early 40s. Steve Yzerman was a real good player for us in his late 30s; unfortunately, injury caught up to him. Chris Chelios at the age of 45 is still going strong….”

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Wings Talk

A Slap in the face - A total disconnect.  Those words are being tossed around on the Detroit airwaves today regarding the lack of a sell-out at Joe Louis Arena last night.

I have been beating the drum for over a year now, warning anyone who would listen, the Wings were not doing enough for the great hockey fans of Detroit.  Now, what do they do?

No more spin and blaming the economy, sure that is part of it, but the Detroit Tigers drew over 3 million fans this season.

It is time the Wings look internally, start taking care of the fans, the fans who have been with them for years and right now feel embarrassed for themselves.

Other NHL teams open their practices, have pre-game, post-game parties, entertain the fans and make it a fun experience.  Other NHL teams give access to bloggers, who in turn promote the team and at time take shots at the team too. 

The Wings, they do nothing, and it has caught up with them.  Will they react?- At the point, I haven’t a clue.

See Abel to Yzerman for the print media reaction…

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Bertuzzi Hasn’t Put it Behind Him

From Bob Duff at Duffer’s Dabbles,

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Sheldon Kennedy looks at Todd Bertuzzi and sees himself in Bertuzzi’s eyes and facial expressions. Kennedy thought when he went public in 1996 with details of how he was sexually abused by Graham James, his junior hockey coach, it would set him free, but it took years of dealing with the issue and confronting how it had impacted his life before Kennedy could move beyond the pain.

Though’s he not spoken to Bertuzzi, the ex-Wing who comes to Joe Louis Arena Wednesday with the Anaheim Ducks, Kennedy believes that Bertuzzi is still battling his inner demons over the hit he put on Windsor’s Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche in a 2004 game, a sucker punch from behind that to date has shelved Moore’s NHL career.

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