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Adrain Dater of the Denver Post passed out some NHL awards last night...
Schadenfreude award: If the Avs fall to a lottery team again, maybe they will drag the Detroit Red Wings down with them.
Entering Saturday, the Wings remained outside of the top eight teams in the playoff race, looking ordinary more nights than not lately. Misery loves company, especially when it wears a winged wheel.
Definition of Schadenfreude per Dictionary.com- satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
Phil Bourque with the same move back in 1990 when he was with the Penguins.
Here's the move by Daugavins last night if you missed it.
The Detroit Red Wings vs. The Prisoners.
A great feature with Michael Farber of TSN, watch it just for the old time video and pictures.
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun at the National Post,
“Today,” said Dennis Hull, “a guy is 36 or 37 and they talk about the career winding down. Gordie played 15 more years after that. He was a once-in-a-lifetime guy. A beautiful skater, always in control of the puck, in position, tough, and what a wrist shot. He had it all.
“I played against him, of course, but one day in the summer, we were playing golf in Halifax. We were the first ones out, just after dawn, nice course, no practice balls, just get up and hit it. He shoots 68. And [former Major League manager] Lou Boudreau told me in Chicago he watched Gordie hit baseballs in Tiger Stadium and tried to sign him to a contract with the [Cleveland] Indians. “So I said: ‘Gordie, you’re the greatest hockey player of all time, you just shot 68 and you could have played major league baseball. It doesn’t seem fair.’ He said, ‘You should see me bowl.’”
read on for many more Howe stories...
I'll just say it: Ovechkin is 28. He makes 10 million...but over like 20 years (actually...gulp...13). He's one of the top 5 most talented players in hockey. Datsyuk would have dramatic effect on him. I'm gonna type this really fast so that you can forget it right after you read it but Kenny Holland should consider trading any one of our defensemen except for Nick Kronwall plus some picks and like a Tatar or a Nyquist and let the Caps keep some of that salary if it's even allowed in this CBA...for Ovechkin. There. I said it. Disregard. I literally feel filthy right now. Stupid. Idiotic idea. Fiscally suicidal. Do it Kenny. Kidding. Horrible suggestion. Seriously, though. Consider it. K. Thanks.
-IwoCPO, aka Bill Houlihan of Abel to Yzerman where you can read more.
I'd tell you that my socks were just knocked off but I don't wear any.
By Matthew Linsky, TiqIQ
Two of the hottest teams in the NHL will square off in LA on Wednesday. The average ticket for this game is $105.64, ten dollars more than the average Los Angeles Kings tickets price for a home game, $95.06. The Red Wings are one of the most prestigious franchises in the NHL, always drawing a big crowd, and expensive-ticket prices. According to TiqIQ, Detroit Red Wings tickets average a $137.08 road price on the secondary market, ranking them amongst the highest in the NHL. At only $36 the “get-in” price provides tremendous value, for what could be one of the best hockey games played in LA this season- you don’t want to miss it
from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator,
He still gets letters. Not every day, but often.
They come from autograph seekers all over the world asking for a piece of hockey history. Namely, his signature on a scrap of paper or on an old photo of him from his playing days. Something tangible that connects the game’s crackly radio era to today’s high definition world.
“I always say, ‘Never mind, send money,” Leo Reise quips.
He’s joking. Hamilton’s oldest surviving Stanley Cup champion always signs and mails them back. That’s just what you do. It’s part of the unwritten contract that comes with being a pro hockey player. Even 59 years after his last game.
He’s 90 now. Lives in the same immaculately kept house in Ancaster he and Geraldine bought when he retired from hockey in the mid-1950s. They’ll celebrate their 70th anniversary next month.
continue including a nice sit-down video with Reise and some pictures too...
Ian White may be talking with his stick rep right about now.
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