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Gordie Howe with goal #545 to surpass Maurice "Rocket" Richard in goals scored.
Oh, and I was there.
See a brief video of the goal at the :15 second mark.
Brendan Shanahan reflects on his NHL career and going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
About once every six weeks I get an email form this person, who is blogger for a Canadian newspaper.
I have given him the opportunity to post in the KK members blog buy he never responds so today I will post what he emailed me...
Zetterberg’s stick swinging was pretty much the same deal as Kassian’s ….. except …. Zetterberg plays for the Wings, a team with one meaningful suspension of 1 game over the past 20 years or so ….. even though they have the biggest jumper / head targeter in the league with Kronwall, Shanahan’s old teammate ….. and the silly logic that if the player isn’t gravely injured, then no suspension is warranted …
This Monday, Mike Babcock said...
"And we don't score any goals - at least not that I've seen. So let's not give up 40 shots, let's give up 20 shots, let's continue to score no goals, but let's win 2-1. How's that? Everyone think that sounds like a plan?"
Last night via TSN boxscore of the Wings/Canucks game..
NEW YORK/TORONTO (Oct. 24, 2013) – The National Hockey League and HBO Sports are joining forces for a third season on the groundbreaking series ‘24/7’ featuring two NHL Original Six™ rivals, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, as they prepare to meet at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For the first time, Sportsnet will give Canadians exclusive access to the groundbreaking series, which will be available in 8.5 million households.
“HBO’s 24/7 has been a game-changer for us,” said John Collins, COO, NHL. “The wide-open access our clubs provide on and off the ice gives a real sense of what it takes to play in the NHL and just how special our players are. Our fans love it and there’s no question new fans have been attracted by watching the games and the personalities that come alive through the lens of HBO’s storytelling. Red Wings-Maple Leafs will provide no shortage of great stories and having Sportsnet as our first partner in Canada will make this year’s edition bigger than ever.”
In case you haven't heard, Ottawa plays in Detroit tomorrow night meaning the Sens face their former captain, Daniel Alfredsson.
I could have put up about six posts today regarding all the talk but decided to do this...
"We're just going there to play the Red Wings. That's all my focus is on is we're playing the Red Wings. That's a big enough task in my book.
"They have lots of good players. Daniel is one of them so our focus is on the Red Wings and how they play as a team, not one guy."
-Paul MacLean, head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
"At the end of the day he's just on another team. It's not like he's not our friend, but you've got to go out and play hard against him. For us we want to get the two points and that's the bottom line. It's no different than playing other friends on other teams."
-Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators
"It's been very different. He's been here as long as I've been here and longer than that as well. It's just something that you were used to and someone you were used to having around all the time. It's different, but it's going well. I'm still a happy guy and even though I miss him we're still talking every once in a while so it's all good."
-Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators
More from the CP at CBC.
I wonder if Alfredsson has put any money on the board for the game?
If Todd Bertuzzi scores, the shootout continues, but Niemi makes a great save to win the game 1-0.
via Sportsnet, Colorado broadcast point of view on the hit...
added 10:22pm, Same video, YouTube version below...
Now that the NHL is back and on time this season fans are looking at schedules and how teams are starting the season to figure out games they my want to attend. Of course this season fans are blessed with the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor and the Stadium Series to follow it.
How does one get their hands on a pair of Winter Classic tickets at this point in time? Kevin Miller has a pair he is looking to give away for as low as $1.00
... But there are warning signs. The core is an old one, with players like Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, and Johan Franzen all in their 30s. Adding Alfredsson doesn't make them any younger, obviously, so the potential for major drop-offs and/or injuries is significant.
-Sean McIndoe in his season preview at Grantland, where you can read more on all the NHL teams...
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