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Some of the Anaheim Ducks players and Bruce Boudreau talk about facing the Wings.
Paul here again while George continues to battle an illness.
Nothing to report from practice although I am sure there will be the customary "what do you think about tomorrow's game" questions.
If anything major pops up, I will post but for now, check out the battle scars Nyquist received from the high-stick in the Dallas game.
Jim Nill, the new GM in Dallas, discusses his philosophy on building a team, with a few Red Wings references.
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Odds to win the 2013 NHL Western Conference
Chicago Blackhawks 7/4
Anaheim Ducks 11/2
Vancouver Canucks 13/2
St. Louis Blues 7/1
Los Angeles Kings 15/2
San Jose Sharks 8/1
Minnesota Wild 10/1
Detroit Red Wings 14/1
from Doug Harrison of CBC,
The Red Wings are expected to promote Ryan Martin, the current assistant GM of hockey administration for the Red Wings, to take over for Nill, a married father of two daughters and one son.
“I’m looking for somebody like Jim Nill,” said Holland when asked what his search for Nill’s successor would involve. “It’s experiences, work ethic, knowledge and gut instincts. It’s having a plan.
read on for more on Jim Nill leaving the organization with more quotes from Holland...
from Bill Roose of DetrotRedWings.com,
Brendan Smith has no Stanley Cup playoff experience. The same goes for defensive partners Jakub Kindl andDanny DeKeyser.
Though their lack of postseason participation certainly sends a red flag to some, their inexperience isn’t much of a concern for the Red Wings on the eve of Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Anaheim Ducks.
“We’ve really improved drastically in that area, probably the most improved part of our team,” coach Mike Babcock said. “With Howie playing the way he and the D able to get the puck going, we’re spending a lot less time in our zone. That allows you to be much better up front.”
Tuesday, April 30 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim FSD, FSPLUS, NBCSN, TSN
Thursday, May 2 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim FSD, NBCSN, TSN
Saturday, May 4 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit FSD, NBCSN, TSN
Monday, May 6 8 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit FSD, CNBC, TSN
*Wednesday, May 8 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim FSD, FSPLUS, TSN
*Friday, May 10 TBD Anaheim at Detroit FSD, TSN
*Sunday, May 12 TBD Detroit at Anaheim FSD, TSN
SERIES F TIME (ET) #2 Anaheim vs. #7 Detroit Networks
Tuesday, April 30 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim NBC Sports Network, TSN
Thursday, May 2 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim NBC Sports Network, TSN
Saturday, May 4 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit NBC Sports Network, TSN
Monday, May 6 8 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit CNBC, TSN
*Wednesday, May 8 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim TSN
*Friday, May 10 TBD Anaheim at Detroit TSN
*Sunday, May 12 TBD Detroit at Anaheim TSN
Ansar Khan of Mlive reports the Wings will go with the same lineup for game one against Anaheim.
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has some veterans with extensive playoff experience at his disposal as the team prepares to face Anaheim in the first round.
But, there is no need to tinker with a winning lineup, so Babcock is not planning on any changes for Game 1.
“The guys who got us here are getting into Game 1,'' Babcock said Sunday, before the team traveling to Anaheim. “I’ve told the others to get themselves ready and to support the team.''
continue including Helm is on the trip.
The CBC will air Mr. Hockey: the Gordie Howe Story on Sunday, May 28th at 8 PM EDT (it will air a week later, on Sunday, May 4th, on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.), and the CBC posted an "extended look" at the film. It looks like it's gonna be good:
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