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Detroit Recalls Defenseman Dan Renouf

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Dan Renouf from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions.

Renouf, 22, was signed by the Red Wings as a free agent on March 10, 2016 and has spent his first professional season with the Griffins, logging 15 points (3-12-15), a plus-15 rating and 59 penalty minutes in 58 games. The Pickering, Ontario, native leads Grand Rapids in penalty minutes and is tied for third on the team and for seventh among AHL rookies in plus-minus. Renouf also appeared in six games with the Griffins in 2015-16 following the conclusion of his junior year at the University of Maine, picking up one assist and five penalty minutes.

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Wings/Wild Recap

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

I will admit these games are hard to watch, nothing to play for and at times motivation is very low.

It sure is a different feeling but I do think of fans from other cities who have gone through long spells of bad teams and it makes me appreciate what we once had and hopefully will have in the not to distant future.

Regarding the game today, that is your job.  Feel free to comment on the 3-2 OT win by the Wings who now travel to Raleigh to play Monday and Tuesday.

Below are the highlights with a bit of a different look.

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Video- Mike “Doc” Emrick Feature On Joe Louis Arena

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Darren Helm Skating In Pre-Game But No Line Rushes

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

George is ill again so it looks like you have me for the rest of the day.


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Video- Wings/Wild Game Day Preview

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Puck drops just after 12:30pm ET on NBC.


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Time Is A Wicked Drug

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I don't know what the weather's like in Michigan today. I could check, because Al Gore invented a device that would help.  But I'm too lazy, as you're aware.

I do know that it's going to be 83 and sunny here in Florida, so I'll be at the beach.

During the early afternoon, my mind will wander. 

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A Look At Nolan Patrick

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet,

It never really occurred to the kid teammates call “Paddy” that he might do anything but play hockey. He claims to come from “a normal hockey family,” but there’s nothing normal about one that has produced — so far — a pair of first-round NHL picks, in his dad, Steve, who played 250 career games, and uncle James, now an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars after a more than 20-year career in the league. A second uncle, Rich Chernomaz, played 51 games in the NHL. Patrick’s older sister, Madison, 21, just won a national collegiate bronze medal with her UBC Thunderbirds, and younger sister, Amy, 14, plays Bantam AA for the Titans in Winnipeg. And then there’s the contingent outside of hockey: Patrick’s mom, Carrie, played volleyball for Team Canada, and Grandpa Stephen played in the CFL. So, you get what Patrick means when he says, “I didn’t know anything different.”...

Patrick’s hockey career began a very flat two-and-a-half-hour drive from Brandon, first on the backyard rink Steve made every winter for his three kids, and then on his first team, the Heritage Victoria Hawks, where he played alongside Madison and other eight-year-olds when he was only six. “Even then you could tell he could keep up with everyone,” says Madison, a defenceman for the Thunderbirds. “And he knew where to be.”

That’s saying something for a six-year-old. The year before that, at his first NHL game — to see the Buffalo Sabres, because Uncle James was on the coaching staff — Patrick remembers being curious about plays and players, a first hint of the cerebral quality and playmaking ability that define his game today. “I always watched more closely than the other kids,” Patrick says. And he had sounding boards for all his questions in his dad and uncle, who, when it comes to hockey, taught him “just about everything I know,” he says. That includes how to train. Patrick’s dad turned the family garage into a heated indoor shooting area (there was no space for cars; in the winter, those stayed outside in the snow). It’s now a gym for the whole family, and there’s a shooting pad in the backyard. Patrick also worked out with his uncle every off-season starting at age 13.


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Hockey is for Everyone

Blog: KK Members Blog By Hockeyful

Support the Boycott!!!

Strengthen the Game.

The CP at TSN,

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships.

Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan.

Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League, and Annie Pankowski, a junior forward at the University of Wisconsin, said the email from USA Hockey was not an invitation but rather an inquiry about their availability.

"I responded to that email and I said I'm not willing," Pankowski said.


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Seth Jones Standing Out For Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

On Saturday, he pulled 24 minutes, 24 seconds of ice time as the Blue Jackets defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 at Nationwide Arena. On Thursday, he pulled 26:47 and scored a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Capitals in Washington.

It's not the ice time or the offensive aplomb or any other single facet of Jones' game that grabs attention. It is his burgeoning hossification. Jones is showing he has the ability and the desire to take control of games. That makes him a special defenseman, especially as the calendar turns from March to April.

"Our last two games, some guys just haven't played well and haven't been totally there," coach John Tortorella said. "I think it's probably the two best games I've seen (Jones) play. ...

"I cannot explain how many things he has done well, especially these past two games. It goes very unnoticed. He's also in charge of the kid next to him. But, man, the past two games, some of the things he has done ... it's really encouraging as we look forward to the real stuff."

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Video- Saturday Headlines And Coach’s Corner

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Saturday Headlines topics include the injury to Frederk Andersen, an injury update on Marc Methot, should Sidney Crosby been disciplined, the Rasmus Ristolainen hit, John Tavares contract situation and NCAA free agents.

Watch at Sportsnet.

Coach's Corner talked about a few recent hits, Mike Babcock on "the empty penalty box" on a major penalty to the Leafs, Sidney Crosby and a few more topics.


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