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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.
“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.
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…
James Wisniewski’s suspension cost him $536,585.36. He should’ve smashed Zetterberg in the head 214.634144 times instead!
$2,500 fine. For twice wantonly driving a man’s head into the glass w/ violent force. Playoff rules? What a sad joke
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.
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.
At the end of the game in case you missed it.
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.’‘
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.
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.
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?’‘
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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“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.
“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.
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.
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.’’
Brian Rafalski is also a game time decision as he tries to recover from a “bump on his back”.
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.
Four Sharks chase Datsyuk, who finds Zetterberg for a goal last night.
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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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:
Crosby on Zetterberg tonight.
note 12:26am 3/23/10, I’ve replaced the video for one with better quality.
Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings with a last second goal in OT.
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.
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…
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.
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
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.”
added 3:03pm, Dan Rosen of NHL.com has much more on Zetterberg plus possible line combinations…
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.
via Elliotte Friedman’s Twitter,
Zetterberg was supposed to be at NHL Media event but tweaked groin and needed further examination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen have teamed up and produced in a big way for Detroit during the playoffs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
“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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I really enjoy it here, and it’s become a home for me. I can’t really see a better place to play hockey, so hopefully we can figure something out that can work for both of us.”
-Henrik Zetterberg who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2009. More on ‘Z’ from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star via the National Post,
After using the international stage of the playoffs to make a strong case for the title of the game’s best two-way player, Zetterberg feels he still has much more to accomplish.
“Ultimately what you want is to have as few as games as you can when you’re not so good,” said Zetterberg, who led the playoffs in scoring with 13 goals and 27 points in 22 games. “You want your lowest level as high as possible. If you have that, you know you will play good.
“I always want to play good.”
Henrik Zetterberg has his day with the Cup.
Henrik Zetterberg will be 28 years old come late October and Ken Holland recently mentioned he hopes to begin contract negotiations with his agent when training camp rolls around.
Holland stresses Zetterberg is a priority signing for the Wings and hopes Henrik will take a little less money to remain a Wing before he achieves UFA status on July 1, 2009.
The magic salary number seems to be $7.45 million a year for the Wings, that is the amount Nick Lidstrom makes and the Wings want him to remain the highest paid player on the team.
Will Zetterberg buy into the Wings system or better yet, what would you want your GM to offer Zetterberg to come play for your team? With salary numbers like $10 million for Sundin, $9 million for Hossa and $8.5 million for Gaborik kicking around, is Zetterberg worth that much to your team, or maybe even a little more?
from Ansar Kahn of Mlive,
Don’t expect Henrik Zetterberg to sign a long-term extension on July 1 like San Jose’s Joe Thornton did last year. Zetterberg has one year remaining on a contract that averages $2.65 million a season, but Holland doesn’t anticipate a quick signing. He said he has had only preliminary talks with Zetterberg’s agent and that no figures have been exchanged yet. His new deal is expected to be in the $7 million-a-year range.
“Over the course of the summer and as we get into camp I’d like to ramp things up,” Holland said. “Free agency is getting more difficult. They got more and more options. It’s going to take a long time.”
much more on the Wings including Drake may retire and Stuart’ shoulder is ok…
Conn Smythe Trophy winner Henrik Zetterberg has added another honour to his 2007-08 collection, as the Detroit Red Wings forward has been named the first TSN NHL Player of the Year. The honour goes to the most outstanding player of the full season (regular season and playoffs) and was voted on by a 30-member panel consisting of current NHL players, coaches and GMs, the NHLPA executive director and the NHL on TSN broadcast team.
TSN will donate $5,000 (Cdn.) to Zetterberg’s charity of choice in recognition of this honour.