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Happy Birthday Alex Delvecchio

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As Delvecchio hits his 90th birthday, his impact resonates beyond the ice
Jim Devellano and Nick Libett share their memories of Red Wings legend

From Jonathan Mills @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com


DETROIT -- Chances are if you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, or an avid hockey fan, you're familiar with the name Alex Delvecchio. Over the past seven decades, his name has become synonymous with Hockeytown.

As the Red Wings prepare to celebrate Delvecchio's 90th birthday on Saturday night when the New York Islanders visit Little Caesars Arena, his impact continues to resonate.

For Red Wings senior vice president & alternate governor Jim Devellano, one of the people lucky enough to know the man, Delvecchio's commitment to the team and the city of Detroit is the first thing that should be talked about more.

"Alex was somehow able to never leave Detroit as a player, as a coach, as a general manager and he remains here in Detroit some 70 years later," Devellano said. "I know no other Red Wings player has ever done that. It's impossible."

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Pierre Dorion On The Ottawa Senators

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“Winning five of 21 games is not exactly where we wanted to be,” Dorion told reporters before facing the Colorado Avalanche Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre. “It’s not what we foresaw, especially after the way we finished last year.

“The biggest thing is we’ve got to get this team back to its winning ways. We have made a few drastic decisions but we feel this team is going to get back to playing the hockey it’s capable of playing.”

Dorion knows the finger is pointed in his direction for the club sitting in 32nd overall and he understands why.

“I’m not going to lie to anyone here. I’ve had a few sleepless nights. I haven’t enjoyed this stretch by our team but it’s not for a lack of effort,” Dorion said.  “The players are playing hard, but sometimes players don’t play up to their potential, and they know it to.

“The buck stops with me and I’m not afraid to say that. We didn’t anticipate this and we’re going to battle through it. Last year, we had a tough stretch, battled through it and finished strong.There’s still 60 games left, the work ethic is there, the will to win is there and we’re going to continue.”

Before camp got under way, Dorion declared the “the rebuild is over” and “it’s time to start winning.”

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Tuukka Rask Ready To Play

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from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

-“We have not hidden from that fact that if he indeed is healthy and wants to play,” Sweeney said, “he’s likely to be part of our group.”

The sides aren’t talking contracts yet, and Rask isn’t talking publicly. As he works out at Warrior Ice Arena — participating in goalie drills with Bruins assistant Bob Essensa, Swayman and Linus Ullmark — Rask has politely declined to chat.

“Tuukka is feeling better day by day,” his agent, Markus Lehto, wrote in an e-mail. “He will give more interviews once he is back in action.”

If he returns as the Rask of old, he would help. As of Wednesday, the Bruins had the fourth-worst save percentage (.908) at five on five, according to Natural Stat Trick. They rose six spots in the rankings (.915) after Swayman posted a 42-save shutout in Nashville....

Handing out a few quarter-mark superlatives:

Best rookie crop: Lucas Raymond, Moritz Seider, and Alex Nedeljkovic make the Red Wings a bit more watchable. Raymond had a freshman-best 10-12—22 in 24 games entering the weekend, ahead of Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras and Toronto’s Michael Bunting (each 6-11—17). Seider looks like Brandon Carlo with high-level offensive skills. Nedeljkovic, ditched by Carolina, has been a great fit in Motown.

more on Rask and the Bruins, plus many additional hockey topics...

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Video- All Types Of Goals From The Month Of November

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via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Power moves, toe-drags, between-the-legs and splitting-the-defense ... we had it all in a busy month of November!

25 1/2 minutes long, watch below.

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A Saturday Morning Skate

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I will add to this post if needed and also post any videos after the skate right here.

added 11:23am,

 

added 11:24am, Blashill after the skate is below.  added 11:30am, Nick Leddy is below too.

added 11:58am, The video of Blashill is from yesterday even though it is dated today.  Not sure if there is a video today, I will post if it appears.

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Video- Moritz Seider On Defending Some Of The NHL Players

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A brief appearance by Seider on the NHL Network.

 

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Video- Recap Of The NHL Games Played On Friday

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1 1/2 minutes to watch.

 

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It’s All About The Salary Cap

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from Damien Cox at the Toronto Star,

Hockey, or at least the National Hockey League, remains in a period of labour peace that began in 2013 and will last until at least 2026. The salary-cap system first instituted in 2005 has essentially survived intact, and the question of whether it’s working probably lies in the eye of the beholder.

Teams such as the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers undoubtedly yearn for the days when they could spend as much as they liked on players. Both would have a $120-million payroll today if they could. Or more.

Has it created a level playing field for one and all? Five seasons ago, the worst teams included Arizona, Colorado, Vancouver, Detroit, New Jersey and Buffalo. As of Thursday, only the Avalanche had managed to climb into the top half of the NHL in winning percentage, not exactly convincing evidence of an economic system that is truly helping the weak.

What we do know is that managing the cap has become arguably the most important task for any team, rivalling player acquisition, drafting and player development. It’s not the stuff of hockey poetry, but if you can’t play the cap game you can’t win in today’s NHL. Tampa Bay got away with salary-cap murder last season and it paid off in a Stanley Cup.

read on, which looks at the Minnesota Wild and the Toronto Maple Leafs...

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NHL Short Notes

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 Mark Scheifele recorded a hat trick as the Jets earned a first-of-its-kind win, while the Golden Knights also skated to a high-scoring victory.

Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev combined for a tandem shutout as the Rangers extended their lengthy home win streak.

* Saturday’s 10-game slate opens at 1 p.m. ET when the League-leading Panthers host the Blues at FLA Live Arena.

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