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Recap Of Wings/Predators

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Wings lose 3-2

Anothe close loss for the Wings which at tis point of the season is not a bad thing.

Slow start, a bad bounce and that was the game.

Goals and Detroit team stats are below...

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Tuesday Evening Thoughts On Hockey

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from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- I had an interesting conversation with an agent last weekend.

Thinking about all of the players being discussed in trade rumours around the league, he asked, “How many untouchable players do you think there really are? I mean players who absolutely would not be traded?” I said 20.

His reply: “I don’t think there are that many.”

He might be right. That’s why I don’t think it’s impossible Erik Karlsson gets traded. Maybe no one wants to pay Ottawa’s price, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t discussed. Ottawa’s front office will consider every option, as it should.

- At times, the Red Wings have shown an inclination to move Gustav Nyquist or Tomas Tatar, but not both.

We’ll see where it goes, but while Nashville has shown interest in Tatar, there may be others who like Nyqvist better because he’s got one year remaining as opposed to Tatar’s two.

Nyquist controls more of his future at this time with a no-trade, while Tatar’s doesn’t kick in until July 1.

- Some of the scouts/reporters who were watching Los Angeles at Buffalo last weekend said they haven’t seen a general manager all year as upset as Jason Botterill was during that game.

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Time To Find Out If Seattle Fans Will Invest In The NHL

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from John McGrth of the Seattle New Tribune,

Are there enough hockey fans in the Puget Sound region to bring an NHL franchise to Seattle?

My guess is yes, but it’s just that, a guess. A season-ticket drive for the Seattle Wannabees, to be launched March 1, will reveal numbers providing a more sophisticated judgment.

The season-ticket drive is similar to a major food or beverage company testing a new brand. Do you like the taste? Do you like the taste to the point you will go to the store and buy the new brand?

Absent the kind of national television contracts that keep the three other major pro sports leagues swimming in money, box-office revenues are the lifeblood of the NHL. The league wants assurance that hockey fans will flock to a renovated KeyArena 41 times a season.

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Wait And Watch

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit

Today we dealt Petr Mrazek to the Flyers. It's been said he wanted oot, and, now he gets his wish. I wish him well.

The rumors are flying aboot other players being moved to teams that will actually have a shot of going deep into the playoffs, and, Holland has to make the moves in order to keep our future together.

After all the trade dust has settled, will we see Tick-Tock as being successful at his job? Who gets moved next?

Wait and watch.

Meanwhile we have a game to watch.

It's a Live Blog! Bitches!

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Olympic Quarter-Final Games Start Tonight

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Czech Republic vs. USA at 10:10pm ET tonight on CNBC

OAR vs. Norway at 2:40am Wednesday

Canada vs. Finland at 7:10am Wednesday

Sweden vs. Germany at 7:10am Wednesday

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

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The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss the chances of the Sens actually trading Erik Karlsson, why any deal for the captain has to be massive and might need to include Bobby Ryan's contract, the interest Rick Nash continues to receive, how the market is heating up again for Evander Kane, and much more.

 

watch at TSN...

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The San Jose Sharks Acquire Eric Fehr From The Toronto Maple Leafs

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired Forward Eric Fehr (FAIR) (@EricFehr) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round draft selection.

Fehr, 32, has recorded 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists), a plus-6 rating and 33 penalty minutes in 34 games this season with San Diego of the American Hockey League (AHL), leading the team in goals and ranking tied for fourth in points. He has added two penalty minutes in four NHL games with Toronto in 2017-18.

In 566 career NHL games with Washington, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Toronto, Fehr has compiled 202 points (103 goals, 99 assists), a plus-50 rating and 187 penalty minutes. He has posted 129 career points (67 goals, 62 assists) and 170 penalty minutes in 155 AHL games between San Diego and Hershey. 

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Afternoon Line- Taylor Hall

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Nashville Still Has Interest In Tomas Tatar

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What kind of return would you expect?

CapFriendly salary information on Tatar.

 

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Video- Your Game Day Preview

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via the Wings' YouTube Channel,

eaturing Ken Kal, Carley Johnston, Ken Holland, Danny DeKeyser, Jimmy Howard, Jared Coreau, and Jeff Blashill 

 

 

added 3:32pm, Detroit's projected lineup is below...

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