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Marchand was OK, which is good news.
The Detroit Red Wings' prospects were very busy over the past 30-some hours, but I was a little less productive, so here's a catchy-uppy post:
The Grand Rapids Griffins dropped a 4-3 OT loss to the Toronto Marlies on Saturday night, experiencing something of a let-down after engaging in an 8-1 romp over the Rochester Americans on Friday. Let's go with the most recent game first, as recapped by the Grand Rapids Griffins' PR department:
The Detroit Red Wings skated into Boston having played 2 games in 3 nights and having overcome some missteps to win a tight 2-1 decision over Buffalo and having rallied for a 3-2 OT decision over Carolina...
While the Beasts of the East beat the Bolts on Thursday and were able to rest and wait for the Wings. As such, and especially given that the Wings were able to "get away" with sloppy play and a middling power play during their first two games, the result was predictable in the form of a 4-1 loss--and as such, we'll have to see whether the Wings can present a better effort in their Columbus Day matinee in Boston nine days from now.
Well shucks, I wish I'd seen this earlier. According to the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Chris Chelios will be feted for his time as a...Canuck...This evening:
The Moose Jaw Warriors will honour the Moose Jaw Canucks before Saturday night’s game against the Vancouver Giants.
Past members of the Canucks will be introduced before the game including
Chris Chelios who will be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 11 following his 26-season National Hockey League career.
The Warriors will be wearing Hockey Hall of Fame jerseys to honour Chelios during the pre-game warm-ups and then will wear throwback Canucks jerseys during the game.
Then the jerseys will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Moose Jaw Humane Society and the Salvation Army.
My apologies for my 16-hour absence. Dealing with difficult news + dealing with depression and anxiety can yield physical symptoms, and sometimes your body says, "Dude, you're dealing with some heavy shit and so am I, so we're shutting down" (my reply was of course, "*#$%@&, I just want to do my *#$%@& job!"). It sucks but it's part of the deal.
Please let me know whether you want me to offer some sort of quickie Wings-Canes recap or whether you want me to catch up on the Bruins' "morning skate" news.
Given that the Griffins opened their 2013-2014 campaign with an 8-1 drubbing of the Rochester Americans, and given that
they're tied 3-3 with lost 4-3 in OT to the Toronto Marlies, there will be a prospect catch-up post--and given that Mattias Janmark scored 2 goals in AIK Stockholm's 6-2 loss to Lulea yesterday and another goal in AIK's 5-2 win over Leskands IF today, there's news from elsewhere to catch up on as well.
A few of the Boston Bruins, includeing Coach Julien, talked Wings after their morning skate today.
Howard will start tonight in case anyone is asking.
The Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 OT win to the Carolina Hurricanes was initially case of a team making too many mistakes and playing just "too cute" to get the job done on bad ice with bad bounces and...Scatterbrained efforts by the Wings' secondary and tertiary scorers not named Alfredsson, Andersson or Miller.
I'd argue that Jimmy Howard was partially at fault for both goals against--despite the fact that Brendan Smith and Kyle Quincey illustrated exactly how defensemen should NOT approach a 3-on-2, with Smith taking himself out of the play and Quincey waving at the puck that Radek Dvorak shoveled over Howard, Howard should NOT have committed to the poke check that allowed Dvorak to flick the puck over his shoulder...
Amongst your pre-game reading and watching ahead of tonight's Red Wings-Hurricanes game, the Wings posted a video game-day preview...
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