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Sometimes we need a kick in the ass.
-Carl Hagelin of the Anaheim Ducks after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Hagelin had a goal and two assists in the win.
Hagelin's quote is via the AftonBladet (not translated).
Eric Stephens of the OC Register has more on Hagelin too.
Watch the game highlights below...
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
Hagelin didn’t play a shift in the final 20 minutes of action as the Ducks went on to a 4-1 loss. A $4 million-a-year winger who was already moved down to the fourth line Friday wasn’t deemed worthy of usage in a comeback attempt that never materialized.
The player that the Ducks got with great fanfare from the New York Rangers at the June draft saw a career-low five minutes and 31 seconds of total ice time.
“Yeah, of course it stings but it’s something I did to myself,” Hagelin said. “I think I was minus-2 at the time in the game. We needed a goal and I haven’t been productive. More important, I haven’t been good enough defensively. Too many minuses.
“That’s not the type of player I am. That’s not the player I’m trying to be. I just got to figure it out. Got to be strong on the puck. Harder on the puck. Harder to play against. Do what I can on the ice.”
The first few weeks of Hagelin’s time with the Ducks have been rough to say the least. The speedy winger was hurt in the preseason and hasn’t found his place with his new team. And the coaching staff has had difficulty finding the right spot for him or simply been unable to.
Braden Holtby's penalty shot stop on Carl Hagelin helped the Washington Capitals take a 2-1 victory and 3-games-to-1 series lead over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Caps vs. Bolts in the Eastern Conference Finals? That sounds loony, but it appears to be what we'll see next week at this time...
George here on the late shift. I'm getting ready to wake up a little bit early to watch Wings players take part in the World Championships, which begin on Friday. The European press tends to look at the NHL playoffs from a rather Machiavellian perspective--sometimes actively rooting against the teams whose players include important national team contributors--and as such, I had one thought as Evgeni Malkin's 1-0 goal slithered past a goaltender who's more or less been left to his devices in Henrik Lunqvist:
"[Team Sweden coach and GM] Par Marts must be watching this game thinking, 'I can get Henke to Minsk by Sunday!'"
The Penguins defeated Lundqvist's Rangers 4-2, taking a 3-games-to-none series lead, and while the Penguins lost Brooks Orpik's services, the Rangers' combination of struggling stars on offense and a sometimes-shaky defense reminds me of--dare I say it?--the Wings-Bruins series.
Carl Hagelin tries to turn Schenn into a soprano.
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Alfredsson has not returned to the game.
update 9:35pm, Alfredsson will not return.
Carl Hagelin is in a race for the puck in the Dallas offensive zone and Stars’ goaltender Richard Bachman decides to try to reach the puck before Hagelin does.
Hagelin gets to the puck first but also receives 2 minutes for charging.
Watch it play-out below…
from Bob Duff of Duffer’s Dabbles at the Windsor Star,
There’s speculation in NHL circles that Michigan senior co-captain Carl Hagelin, who notched a pair of goals Saturday as the Wolverines blanked the Michigan State Spartans 5-0 in the Big Chill outdoor NCAA hockey game at Michigan Stadium, could be headed for the Detroit Red Wings.
Currently the property of the New York Rangers, who selected the 5-11, 176-pound left-winger from Sodertalje, Sweden with the 168th pick of the 2007 National Hockey League entry draft, word around the NHL is that the Rangers won’t be signing Hagelin, who would then become a free agent Aug. 15, 2011. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Detroit sign him,” said one NHL scout at Saturday’s game.
continued with a few more hockey notes…