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Another own goal, this time Jakub Kindl of the Detroit Red Wings with a backhand.
The goal was credited to Dave Bolland of the Blackhawks.
If you can believe it, I have more memories of Gordie Howe through the eye of a camera lens than on video.
This video of pictures brought back so many happy memories of my childhood idol Gordie Howe and I hope you enjoy it too.
Gordie Howe will always be 'Forever Young'.
By Eli Epstein, TiqIQ
For hockey fans, Original Six matchups are what the sport is built on. Even as it’s expanded to the far reaches of North America, hockey relies on these six teams to be the cornerstone of its history, intensity and vivacity.
In the Midwest, Blackhawks-Red Wings battles are some of the NHL’s most anticipated and hard-fought. So far this season, the matchup has belonged to the Hawks, who’ve bested the Wings twice, each time by a margin of only one goal. The games have been low-scoring, feverishly-paced and decided in the final minutes of the effort. Both Blackhawks victories have come in overtime, with the latter win coming in the shootout.
Multiple reports started flowing in about 5 minutes ago, all with the same message, DeKeyser will be a member of the Detroit Red Wings.
George Malik of The Malik Report at KK will be all over it. Follow him as this plays out.
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...
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