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Holmstrom Out For Game 1

vai the AP,

“He’s out for Game 1 because he still has blood on his eye,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday. “The doctors want no blood on his eye before he plays.
“It’s a blow because he scored 30 goals this season, and he’s one of our key players. But we expect to get him back at some point in the series, and that’s good news for us and him.”

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Shark Attack Plan

from the Toronto Sun,

“He doesn’t like traffic, but, then again, what goalie does?“Thornton said yesterday. “Either way, we have a lot of big forwards and plan to use our size to our advantage.
“It’s unlikely you are going to score many pretty goals in the post-season.
“It’s going to be hack and whack. Most of the goals will come from within four feet of the net.
“The trouble is, Hasek has such an unorthodox style, you can’t really scout him.”

read on

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Straight Down The Middle - Impressive

RWBill, a KK member posted the audio of the Johan Franzen series clinching goal in a Wings forum today,
The audio call was from Calgary broadcaster Pete Maher, who was inducted into the HHOF Broadcast Wing last year.
You can tell why- listen to the call, a true professional all the way. 
Some play-by-play guys would have barely told you the puck was in the net, or be screaming about a penalty that should have been called or maybe and offsides. 
Pete did it right and I came away even more impressed!

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Kyle Who?

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

His helmet was off and his jersey was gone, but somehow you knew the young man sitting on the far side of the Detroit Red Wings’ dressing room had to be Kyle Quincey.
For one thing, he looked all of 21, which is to say unscarred and wide-eyed. Then there was the grin on his face that made him look like a jack-o’-lantern on Halloween.
“I had a smile on my face the whole game,” Quincey explained while trying to avoid the media horde that encircled his celebrated teammate, defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom. “It was unbelievable out there. Those fans, the whole atmosphere, it was amazing.”

continued

thanks to a KK reader for the tip…

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Holmstrom & Lebda Not Ready

via Red Wings Corner,

Coach Mike Babcock said after Tuesday’s practice that both Tomas Holmstrom and Brett Lebda will likely miss Thursday’s Game 1 against San Jose.

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Wings Have No Toughness

Bill Watters on Leafs Lunch- “The Sharks will handle the Wings with relative ease.”  He sees no toughness from the Wings.
Remember, Watters also picked the Flames to beat the Wings too.

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Sharks Know They Can Compete

from the San Francisco Chronicle,

More than a decade later, the skate is on the other foot as many expect San Jose’s physical advantage to prevail for a potential monster conference showdown against Anaheim in the third round.
“We just focus on the game we play, just like we did against Nashville,” coach Ron Wilson said.
The Sharks won three of four during the regular season against Detroit. However, the two teams were done playing each other by early January so the Wings didn’t see the Sharks with forward Bill Guerin or defenseman Craig Rivet, and San Jose didn’t see Detroit with forwards Todd Bertuzzi and Kyle Calder, all of whom changed addresses at the trade deadline.
“We know we can compete with Detroit and we know we stack up well against them,” McLaren said. “But on the other side, it’s been a while since we’ve played them.”

more

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Wings Tickets

I just did a quick search and would have been able to purchase a group of 12 tickets in Row 9 of the upper bowl for $108 each.
I do wonder if the Wings will be able to sell-out this round.

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Dallas Or San Jose

from Helene St. James at the Detroit Free Press,

Any team that wins the Stanley Cup always gets a few lucky breaks along the way; and if the Stars could upset the Canucks, that means the Sharks and Ducks get to beat up on each other in round two, leaving the winner bruised and battered for the Conference Finals. The Sharks and Ducks are widely considered the two best teams in the West, for while they won fewer games than the Wings, they played in a much tougher conference (division).

more and I think the Canucks will win tonight.  I better say that, I don’t want to add more stress for Alanah...

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Lidstrom Comes Up Big

from the Calgary Herald,

While Miikka Kiprusoff dragged his Calgary Flames around for six playoff games, a much more subtle, equally impressive show of domination was being exerted by Nicklas Lidstrom.
The Detroit Red Wings captain was matched against Calgary captain Jarome Iginla throughout this Western Conference quarter-final series.
Apart from the fact Lidstrom’s team won four times and Iginla’s side twice, there’s a small mountain of evidence that supports the quality of Lidstrom’s performance.

continued

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