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Video- A Tribute To Henrik Zetterberg

 

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Afternoon Line- Henrik Zetterberg

“I didn’t see myself last this long when I got drafted back in ‘99. I’ve been through all the good things, and some low things, during my career. Being in one organization for the whole time, being named the captain for this organization, I think that’s something special.

“It’s kind of surreal standing here and talking about that, that I’m done playing. I’ve played with some great teammates. Had some great teams throughout the years. In ’08, winning the Cup is probably the highlight.” 

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.  Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press has more.

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SI’s Farber profiles Mike Babcock

Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber tells quite the gritty tale as to how Mike Babcock went from working in a slaughterhouse to working for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I'll spare you the gore...

Theoretically, this is the perfect marriage. After last season Babcock was a free agent with a gilt-edged résumé—10 straight playoff appearances with Detroit, a Stanley Cup (in 2008 with the Red Wings), two losses in seven-game finals (’03 with Anaheim, ’09 with Detroit) and Olympic gold with Team Canada in ’10 and ’14. Toronto was seeking a credible coach. After turning down a five-year, $20 million extension from Detroit and an offer by potential-rich Buffalo that essentially mirrored the one from Toronto, he cashed the golden ticket—$50 million over eight years. Six-point-two-five average. First-line money, and more than double the salary of Joel Quenneville, whose Blackhawks have won three Cups in six years. Says Red Wings GM Ken Holland, “Babs won the lottery.”

Why Toronto? Consider a theory. You know how the NHL suspends a player for one game in the playoffs for an offense that would have cost him two during the year because of the postseason’s relative importance? Well, there’s also Stanley Cup math. One Cup in Toronto would be exponentially greater than two or three elsewhere (e.g., 1994 New York Rangers 54-year drought). So an ambitious coach in Toronto gets a two-for-one deal: Win a Cup, get a statue. “I couldn’t see leaving Detroit for someplace other than an Original Six team, but I wanted to try something new,” Babcock says. “The hockey market, let’s be honest, it’s been a coach’s graveyard. Why would I be naive enough to think I could be different? I guess I just am. [We have to] be patient. Get good things going. Not deviate from the plan. Set ourselves up for a 10-year run. It’s probably going to take us three years to get that run set up.” When Babcock was introduced on May 20 in a press conference televised across Canada, he memorably cautioned, “If you think there’s no pain coming ... there’s pain coming.”

But this comment from Henrik Zettererg is very telling for Wings fans...

Playing for Babcock takes a toll; this coach accepts only exact change. “It was time. I think Mike felt that, and [the players] felt that,” Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg says. “The way he locked on things. The criticism. Hockey was 24/7 for him, and he demanded that of his players.” Zetterberg volunteers that he never thought this in 2008, of course, when Babcock was coaching Detroit to the Cup. “He’ll straighten things out in Toronto, no doubt, because he’ll structure ’em up.”

And Farber continues...

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Matheson handicaps awards races, says Oilers should retire #94, Jets should trade Kane

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson kicked off his last regular-season slate of Hockey World columns with individual awards picks, and his pick for the Vezina Trophy is a surprising one:

Vezina Trophy (top goalie)

1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado.

2. Tuukka Rask, Boston

3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay

Had off-ice issues this year which weighed on him but very consistent work. Rask is best Finnish goalie right now, and they’ve got a full stable of good ones around the NHL. Bishop, nursing sore wrist as playoffs loom, is a six-foot-seven giant and a workhorse.

Matheson continues, making a plea to the Oilers to retire Ryan Smyth's number...

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Henrik Zetterberg’s Back Injury Just Too Painful To Continue Playing In The Olympics

from Martin Merk of IIHF.com,

Zetterberg played in Sweden’s first game against the Czech Republic but hasn’t practised since due to back problems. He missed yesterday’s practice and didn’t join his team either in today’s pre-game skate for the match against Switzerland.

Team doctor Bjorn Waldeback addressed the media and said Zetterberg has a herniated disc. During the pre-game skate it became known that he will not only miss today’s game against Switzerland but that he will be out for the remainder of the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi and will fly home.

“He is still suffering from his back injury and it is so painful for him that he can't be in it any more. It is Z who has taken this decision together with me,” Waldeback said. “I think it is the cumulative load. There was no specific thing that happened in the game. The issues came the morning after. These are nerve-related issues and they often come creeping in. It is not one specific injury.

"[The NHL doctors] totally agree with us. When you suffer from a herniated disc the way he does, you need to go home for a medical evaluation."

“I spoke with Z on the evening after (Wednesday's) game and he didn't show any signs of feeling the slightest pain,” Swedish head coach Par Marts said. “Of course it's nothing one wishes for, but we have to see the possibilities and look forward.”

a bit more on Team Sweden...

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Zetterberg Would Be A Good Choice To Lead Team Sweden

from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,

One possibility to take over the ‘C’ is Lidstrom’s former teammate on the Winged Wheel, center Henrik Zetterberg. He’s already pulled one team through the transition of life without Lidstrom and Zetterberg is encouraged by the raft of new talent available to the Tre Kronor.

“On our ‘D’ side it looks really good,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of young kids coming in. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is already a star in this league, we’ve got ‘Kronner’ (Wings mate Niklas Kronwall), Erik Karlsson, Jonas Brodin in Minnesota is doing a great job.…So a lot of guys can take that role and we’re going to see who does it in Sochi.”

While Zetterberg’s excellence on both sides of the puck will be a key part of Sweden’s attack up front, his experience will also help a national team in transition. Mainstays such as Peter Forsberg and Mattias Ohlund won’t be around, while Daniel Alfredsson will play in his last Games and be more of a secondary player. On the plus side, young stars Nicklas Backstrom and Loui Eriksson both saw duty in Vancouver.

“Everyone who has been a part of it before knows what to expect,” Zetterberg said. “I’ve been through the highs and lows of the Olympics, so nothing will be new. We will have a good team and we just have to do our best over the two weeks. If I get the captaincy, it will be a little different, but I’m not going to change the way I play.”

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Video- Zetterberg Forces A Game 7 With OT Goal Tonight

Game 7 will be in Anaheim on Sunday with a 10:00pm ET start.

Who do you like?

 

 

Make sure to visit The Malik Report for a recap of game 6.

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Evening Line

“I know for a fact Russians will probably stay, I can't blame them either. The Russian league treats players a different way. For them to play in their home country and not have these (labor) disputes every other year … and they honor the contracts over there. If you sign a deal, that's the deal you get.''

-Henrik Zetterberg who announced today he is headling to Switzerland to play during the lockout.  Much more from Zetterberg via Ansar Khan of Mlive.

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Media Reaction To The Weber Fine

I am not going to link back to the actual tweet or else I would be here all day.

I am actually surprised by the reaction…

Adam Proteau-

James Wisniewski’s suspension cost him $536,585.36. He should’ve smashed Zetterberg in the head 214.634144 times instead!

Habs Inside/Out-

$2,500 fine. For twice wantonly driving a man’s head into the glass w/ violent force. Playoff rules? What a sad joke

Helene Elliott-

Just when you think the NHL might be getting a clue, Weber gets fined but not suspended for atrocious shots to head of Zetterberg. Terrible.

Bruce Arthur-

Shea Weber fined $2,500 for turnbuckling Henrik Zetterburg’s head. Maybe woulda got suspended if he’d hit him with the ring bell, though.

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Video- Weber Two For Roughing

At the end of the game in case you missed it.

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The Zetterberg Of Old

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The dominant two-way player the team is accustomed to seeing has resurfaced the past two months.

Zetterberg has 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in the past 23 games, after picking up only 35 points (nine goals, 26 assists) in his first 53 games.

“He’s the best player on the ice right now, night in and night out,’’ teammate Niklas Kronwall said. “He’s making things happen every shift, whether that’s working hard offensively or defensively. Right now he’s playing unbelievable.

“That whole line has been great for us.’‘...

Skating is the big difference in Zetterberg’s improvement. The sore ankle that nearly forced him out of the lineup for a brief time a month ago no longer is an issue.

“We had that discussion (about sitting out), and then Pav went down, so that was out of the question,’’ Zetterberg said. “It’s a lot better than it was a few weeks ago, so hopefully it will keep going like this into the playoffs.’‘

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No Discipline For Zetterberg

Earlier this morning I asked Darren Dreger of TSN about any update on Henrik Zetterberg.

He just responded via Twitter,

@kuklaskorner. There will be no sup discipline. View is there was no intended shove.

If you missed the hit, you can watch it at The Malik Report.

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Shootout Goal Of The Night - Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings beats Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith.

Not sure how any goalie can stop a move like that without guessing.

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Video- Did Kesler Stick A Leg Out On Zetterberg?

No call on the play.

via Ansar Khan tweet,

Zetterberg said Kesler’s knee-on-knee check was “stupid play.’’ Kesler said, essentially, “what knee-on-knee check?’‘

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Looking on the Left

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We continue our preview of the top players at each position with a look at the left wing. In my auction league with bidding that is taking place all month, I am currently looking for a low-cost left wing option, of which there are plenty. But here are the options that you can reasonably pay top dollar for or feel comfortable drafting with an early-round pick.

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Afternoon Line, Part 2

“In the end, it’s all about winning.  That’s probably why I signed a 12-year deal here. I could have gone somewhere else where maybe I had a little more ice time, a little more spotlight. But this is where I want to be. I want to be here with a lot of good players.”

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.  Read much more on ‘Z’ from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo.

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Afternoon Line

“I think it’s best for our team, I think it’s best for me.  If I was 100 percent, I would love to go. But now, the situation with the injuries we have and the way it’s been going lately, I think it’s best for everyone.’’

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings talking about the NHL honoring the request that he not be selected for the ASG.  More on the Wings from Ansar Khan of Mlive.

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Morning Line

Ovechkin hasn’t won dick, his team has underachieved this year largely because he hasn’t shown up yet, and HBO is all over the guy. No slight to the outstanding Caps star, but enough.

-Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province in a article about Henrik Zetterberg being one of the top players in the league.

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Zetterberg Questionable For Tonight’s Game In Dallas

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg had his back tighten up during the morning skate today at the American Airlines Center, putting his status for the game against Dallas in question.

Zetterberg spent extra time getting treatment but said he had no idea if he’ll be ready to play.

“It’s a little stiff, seized up a litte bit out there,’’ Zetterberg said. “Did some treatment, go back to the hotel, see how it is tonight.’’

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Brian Rafalski is also a game time decision as he tries to recover from a “bump on his back”.

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‘Z’ Talks Winter Classic And Other Hockey Topics

Henrik Zetterberg participated in a tele-conference today.

Q. I just wanted to know in the lead?up to your Winter Classic was there ever a point when you were worried about the potential bad weather affecting your game?

        HENRIK ZETTERBERG: A little bit. I think we are always worried like it’s going to snow, or even rain; it would be a little tough to play that game.

        But for us, I would say that we had the perfect conditions. You know, it was a great atmosphere. It was a little cold for the fans maybe, but for us we kept ourselves warm and we had some heaters going on the bench. So we were fine.

        Q. What about growing up as a kid, did you ever play any route door hockey in some rain or bad weather like that?

        HENRIK ZETTERBERG: Yeah, you had a few. Most of our games were indoors, though. But I think my first few years, we had a few away games where we had to play outdoors. Sometimes it was real cold and it snowed, too. But that’s the way it was.

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Video- D To Z

Four Sharks chase Datsyuk, who finds Zetterberg for a goal last night.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/25/10 (Catching Up on the Weekend Edition!)

We’ve got some catching up to do as I intentionally stayed off the radar this weekend. (For the first time since the arrival of our second son, we had no visitors! Bliss!) Quick cheers for Friday and Saturday night’s action and then onto toasts and a few highlights from yesterday’s games:

Friday’s Three Cheers:
***Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa: Hat trick, 1,000th career point in 4-2 Senators’ win in Buffalo.
**Rene Bourque, Calgary: Hat trick, assist in 6-2 Flames’ win in Columbus.
*Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay: Hat trick, assist in 5-2 Lightning win in Atlanta.

Saturday’s Three Cheers:
***John Tavares, NYIslanders: First career hat trick in 4-3 loss at Florida.
**Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis: 31 saves in 1-0, overtime blanking of visiting Pittsburgh.
*Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit: Two goals, four points in a 5-4 squeaker over Anaheim at the Joe.

And, finally, on to Sunday’s honors:

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Tomorrow Is The Big Day For Zetterberg

from George Malik of Snapshots at Mlive,

Here come the Swedish paparazzi?  According to Aftonbladet’s Anna Lindback, Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg and Swedish TV personality/hostess Emma Andersson will marry on Friday in the southern Swedish resort town of Molle:

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Someone Want To Count The Crosschecks?

Crosby on Zetterberg tonight.

note 12:26am 3/23/10, I’ve replaced the video for one with better quality.

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Goal Of The Night

Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings with a last second goal in OT.

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Zetterberg With Slight Shoulder Separation

via Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Henrik Zetterberg for a minimum of two weeks. An NHL source told Sporting News that the MRI results revealed that the forward suffered a slight shoulder separation.

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Zetterberg Done For The Night

Henrik Zeterberg is done for the night with an upper body injury after taking a shoulder check from Mattias Öhlund of the Lightning.

added 9:00pm, Video of the hit…

 

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Z With Three

Free curly fries for everyone.

Henrik Zetterberg with the hat trick to top off a five point night and Wings fans are happy too.  Arby’s offers free curly fries if a Wing gets a hat trick.

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All Zetterberg - Swedish Style

from Per Bjurman of the Sports Bladet (transferred below)

Thus it is established that the best Swede in NHL named Henrik Zetterberg.

For so many crushing, of a total of 161, said that of “Zäta” on the question of which of our transatlantic stars being the highest class.

- Thank you for the award. But I myself would have put my voice on “Lidas,” (Lidstrom) says 28-year-old Medelpad no when Sportbladet talk to him before the Sweden-visit and a season in which he wants revenge.

No, Henrik Zetterberg did not sneeze at all about that 102 colleagues at home in the premier league voted for him in Sportbladet survey of the best NHL Swedes - and the nearest competitors and Nicklas Lidström Nicklas Bäckström did not come up in more than 17 votes each.

On the contrary.

- It will always be glad of such awards. Especially when other hockey players voted. It weighs a bit heavier than when journalists speak out.

- In addition, it’s fun to beat “Lidas” ...Humble

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‘Z’ Good News

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Quick update from Stockholm: The Red Wings spent nearly an hour on the ice this afternoon in an effort to stave off jet lag, and Henrik Zetterberg had good news on the state of his groin (“ljumsken” is Swedish for groin).

“This is the best I’ve felt since it happened, so that’s positive,” he said. “We’ll see how it reacts to this, and go from tomorrow.”

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added 3:03pm, Dan Rosen of NHL.com has much more on Zetterberg plus possible line combinations…

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“Z” OK

via Elliotte Friedman’s Twitter,

Wings on Zetterberg: “Good news, negative result on the MRI. Diagnosis is a mild muscle strain…day-to-day.” You can breathe again, Kukla.

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Zetterberg Dealing With Tweaked Groin

via Elliotte Friedman’s Twitter,

Zetterberg was supposed to be at NHL Media event but tweaked groin and needed further examination.

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13 & 40 Noticed

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The plays these guys make in tight are impressive, as are the plays they make defensively to turn it into offence. These guys were unbelievable to watch all night - they had five of the 12 shots that were blocked by the Red Wings, they’re terrific when they don’t have the puck, they’re magical to watch when they do, and it’s going to be terrific to see a Game 7 showdown between the best of the Penguins and the best of the Red Wings.

Really, offensively on the night, you noticed Datsyuk and Zetterberg a lot more than you did Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin but as I said, the supporting cast ruled the day, and Pittsburgh’s was a little better.

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Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Draper & Datsyuk In Pittsburgh

Q.      Can I ask you about home ice advantage in this series? The home team has obviously won all the games. Are match?ups that critical in this series, how big a part of the results that we’ve seen is that?

        NICKLAS LIDSTROM: I don’t think match-ups has been the big issue. I think the team that has had home ice advantage has played really well at home. They’ve gained a lot of momentum from the crowd or what not. So I think just that in itself has helped the home team playing on their home ice.

        I think match-ups in Games 3 and 4 wasn’t that big of an issue for us. Only a couple of times we didn’t have the match-up that we wanted when we started the shift. But otherwise we did a good job coming on and off the ice.

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Hossa, Lidstrom & Zetterberg Today

Q.      What about offense for like some of the guys, maybe a little bit yourself. I know Game 4 has been good for you. Tomas is struggling. How do you try to get your offense going so you don’t have to worry as much about their offense?

        MARIAN HOSSA: We have to step up, and you know, get it going offensively. Help this team score some goals and put them ?? instead of coming back, the last two games. So, you know, we have to be better offensively, and we have to step up.

Q. What did you think happened in that six-minute stretch when they got the three goals?

        MARIAN HOSSA: That was momentum changing. You know, they scored the shorthand goal, and that kind of gave them momentum, especially in their building. And they also got the jump. And after they got another one from our mistakes.

        But, you know, we are back to basically a 0-0 situation, and now, you know, it’s the best of three, and we have to make sure we play strong games at home.

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SCF Brings Out The Best Of Zetterberg

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,

For such a quiet player, Henrik Zetterberg sure seems to irritate the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In last year’s Stanley Cup final, Zetterberg drove Sidney Crosby into a screaming rage by the end of Game 4.

In this year’s final, it took Evgeni Malkin only a couple of games to drop his gloves and fight the Red Wings’ centre with 18 seconds left in Game 2.

Zetterberg was all smiles Monday when discussing the Penguins’ emotional eruptions.

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Follow Z & Crosby

from Dave Lozo and Bob Condor of NHL.com,

Babcock said fans can anticipate “a game within a game” from Zetterberg and Crosby.

“If you’re a hockey purist and you like superstars who bring it, that’s a nice matchup,” said Babcock.

In fact, you can follow that matchup as part of your game viewing (hey, it’s a two-screen world) by watching NBC’s Iso-Cam right here on NHL.com. The camera will follow Zetterberg every shift on the ice, many of which will pair the player Babcock calls “Z” and Crosby on faceoffs and no doubt a hit or three.

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Z & Mule Producing In The Playoffs

Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen have teamed up and produced in a big way for Detroit during the playoffs.

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Afternoon Line

E.J. Hradek on NHL Live asked Henrik Zetterberg if he has been watching the other playoff matchups.  Zetterberg basically responded the hotel in California did not have Versus, so it was difficult to watch.

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One Of The Best Hockey Players In The World

George Malik of SnapShots once again turns to the web for a story on Henrik Zetterberg,

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg spoke to Expressen’s Mattias Eriksson recently, discussing a wide range of topics in a February 24, Expressen (roughly translated):

“Would not like to switch lives with someone”

He is one of the world’s best hockey players and recently signed contract worth almost 600 million [Swedish Kronor].  Henrik Zetterberg says with complete certainty: “I would not like to switch places with anyone.”

This summer, Henrik Zetterberg NHL won the finals’ scoring title and was named the finals’ most valuable player.  He took a stride [forward to become one] of the world’s best hockey players and at the end of January he signed in one of the biggest contracts in NHL’s history.

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Holland Always Thinking Ahead

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Keeping everyone happy could get problematic for Holland down the road, but it is a challenge that every GM around the league faces. The primary goal will be to avoid expensive mistakes – the kinds of contracts that can’t be traded, almost the moment the ink dries on the document.

The quality that sets Holland apart from the rank-and-file NHL general manager is that he’s thinking a little faster and a little farther out than others in his peer group. At the moment, you cannot find one contract on his list that looks bad in hindsight – even the deals he awarded to his supplementary players, such as Kris Draper or Kirk Maltby.

“Players only get so many years to make their money,” said Holland. “You want to make sure they feel good about their contracts and they feel good when they walk into the locker room. What we’ve been able to do since I became the general manager in 1997 and started with Steve (Yzerman). There were other people in the league making more than Steve. Steve wanted to take less so he could be surrounded by teammates.

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Holland was also on the Fan590 about an hour ago, talking the Zetterberg contract and how he will deal with future signings.  Listen here...

added 8:06pm, from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

...by getting Zetterberg to sign on for the long haul without breaking the bank, Holland has once again positioned himself to keep the Red Wings in the hunt—today, tomorrow and beyond.

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‘Z’ Live

In case you don’t visit Abel to Yzerman while at KK, IwoCPO has embedded the video to the Henrik Zetterberg press conference scheduled for 2:00pm.

In the meantime, enjoy the ads for Olympia Entertainment!

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Zetterberg Signing Gives Wings Some Flexibility

from Elliotte Friedman of Blogs and Columns at CBC,

They’ve taken a critical step toward that goal. On Wednesday afternoon, the Wings will announce that Henrik Zetterberg signed a 12-year deal worth approximately $72 million US. That will put the annual cap hit at $6 million for the length of the deal, phenomenal for a player of Zetterberg’s ability.

(Sources say it is front-loaded in the model of the Vincent Lecavalier and Daniel Briere deals, but I don’t have the breakdown.)

What’s best for Wings fans is that it leaves some flexibility for Holland to deal with his remaining big guys — Marian Hossa, Johan Franzen, and Jiri Hudler. Detroit has 15 players on its current roster signed for $47 million in 2009-10, meaning Holland could have anywhere from $6-8 million to play with (assuming a cap of $53-$55 million).

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Zetterberg Leaves Game Late In The First Period

No update yet on Zetterberg who walked down the tunnel late in the first period during tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets.

He is not on the bench for the 2nd period.

update 8:54pm, Lower back spasms, will not return.

update 9:04pm, Wings have called a 2:00pm press conference for tomorrow,.  Speculation is Zetterberg contract extension.

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Morning Line

“I don’t think I’ve played good enough to be an All-Star.  I’m not mad or sad or anything. I just haven’t played good enough.”

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Morning Line

Henrik Zetterberg clearly has a secondary role right now. It’s an interesting dynamic to follow this season—a contract year for Z. It’s not that Zetterberg doesn’t get plenty of opportunity or that he’s not centering a scoring line. But Zetterberg is the No. 2 center behind Datsyuk. Would you rather have Hossa and Homer as your wings every night or a mix of Hudler, Samuelsson, Filppula or Cleary?

-Wings beat writer Bruce MacLeod at Red Wings Corner

added 9:13am,

“I’m a parent full-time now, I have to live my life too, because if I keep on living just for that, I’m going to go crazy. . . . You have to live your life. My life right now is not playing hockey.”

-Martin Brodeur, more from Marty at the NY Post.

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Zetterberg Contract Talk

Pierre LeBrun mentioned during the Hot Stove on HNIC tonight the Wings have had a few conversations with Zetterberg’s agent,  The numbers being tossed around are 8-10 years and $7-8M a year.

The two parties have not found that “sweet-spot” or else a deal would have been announced.

Al Strachan chimed in with this- If General Motors goes bankrupt, and it could very well happen, the Wings would not survive in Detroit.  The city would be a ghost town.

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Zetterberg Out Tonight

Henrik Zetterberg did not participate in the morning skate and is out for tonight’s game against the Canucks.

Darren Helm has been called up from Grand Rapids.

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Groin Issue For Zetterberg

Ken Holland just mentioned on NHL Live that Zetteberg has a tender groin and will be a game time decision tomorrow.

When asked about the condition of ‘Z’, Holland paused a moment and said groin.  Up to you to decide if that is the issue.

added 1:33pm, Babcock says groin too, more at the Detroit Free Press.

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The Rumor Talk

The boys on Hockey Hot Stove on HNIC with the following:

Pierre LeBrun states the starting point for signing Zetterberg will be $8.25 million per year.

Mike Milbury mentioned Marian Gaborik talks are at a standstill.  May be an ego thing with Gaborik, the Wild make him an offer, he turns them down.  LeBrun said he will be traded “soon”, Wild won’t wait for the March 3rd trade deadline.

Pierre also mentioned Satan on the wing in Pittsburgh is not going well, so keep an eye on the Penguins getting involved in the Gaborik trade talk.

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