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It’s The New Red Wings

from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,

For five Detroit Red Wings, Tuesday was a night they won’t forget.

Defencemen Danny DeKeyser, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl, as well as forwards Joakim Andersson and Damien Brunner, made their Stanley Cup debuts at the Honda Center in Game 1 of the Wings’ Western Conference quarter-final series against the Anaheim Ducks.

Backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson and defenceman Brian Lashoff, a healthy scratch for Game 1, wait in the wings, so to speak, to make their Stanley Cup debuts.

It’s the largest quotient of newbies sent out by the Wings since they opened the 1990-91 playoffs at St. Louis, which, incidentally, was the first season of Detroit’s current 22-season run of consecutive playoff appearances.

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Red Winger's avatar

It’s the largest quotient of newbies sent out by the Wings since they opened the 1990-91 playoffs at St. Louis

Holy Perspective, Batman!

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/30/13 at 07:21 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

the circle of life ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/30/13 at 07:28 PM ET

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For five Detroit Red Wings, Tuesday was a night they won’t forget.

Defencemen Danny DeKeyser, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl, as well as forwards Joakim Andersson and Damien Brunner, made their Stanley Cup debuts at the Honda Center in Game 1 of the Wings’ Western Conference quarter-final series against the Anaheim Ducks.

It is good to see someone fixed this as he totally wrote in the past tense about something that hasn’t happened yet.

-Grammar Police

Posted by neffernin on 04/30/13 at 07:41 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Is he writing from the future?

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/30/13 at 08:03 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

I’m so confused. I thought he put in past tense once by mistake, but then i realized the whole thing was like that. I thought it was supposed to be like a faux retrospective piece. Maybe it is?

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 04/30/13 at 08:22 PM ET

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Nyquist?

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/30/13 at 08:22 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Assuming it’s a piece for tomorrow’s paper.  But why post it early if it’s writtin like that?  Mitch, your thoughts?

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/30/13 at 08:26 PM ET

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Is that true? Kindl played his first games in 2010-11, but hasn’t played in the postseason yet?  If that’s true, wow, and congratulations to him.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 04/30/13 at 10:05 PM ET

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Kindl has been maybe the biggest surprise of the last five years for me.  That guy was total garbage at the start of the year and by the end he’s… a legit freaking player.  That rarely happens with guys that low on the totem pole.

I’d pretty much written him off for any real NHL potential as a significant asset.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 04/30/13 at 10:23 PM ET

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