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Hossa, Lidstrom & Zetterberg Today

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Q.      What about offense for like some of the guys, maybe a little bit yourself. I know Game 4 has been good for you. Tomas is struggling. How do you try to get your offense going so you don’t have to worry as much about their offense?

        MARIAN HOSSA: We have to step up, and you know, get it going offensively. Help this team score some goals and put them ?? instead of coming back, the last two games. So, you know, we have to be better offensively, and we have to step up.

Q. What did you think happened in that six-minute stretch when they got the three goals?

        MARIAN HOSSA: That was momentum changing. You know, they scored the shorthand goal, and that kind of gave them momentum, especially in their building. And they also got the jump. And after they got another one from our mistakes.

        But, you know, we are back to basically a 0-0 situation, and now, you know, it’s the best of three, and we have to make sure we play strong games at home.

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Afternoon Line

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Crosby’s like a shark - he smells bloods, he tastes it out there, he’s like a predator, and now that he’s got that first goal of the series, all bets are off.

-Bob McKenzie of TSN.  More on Sidney from McKenzie…

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Detroit Coach Mike Babcock Today

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Q.      Two questions on Marian Hossa. How do you feel about where he’s at in terms of level of his play and what he’s doing? And secondly, is there something that you’ve seen that maybe explains why his point production is different last year during the playoffs than this year?

        COACH BABCOCK: Well, you know, I think for starters, him and Pav got off to a tough start in the playoffs and it didn’t go good. And then that guy named Pav isn’t here. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that. So that affects lots of things. It affects lots of people. And it’s been harder for him.

        Saying all that, though, here we are. We’re in the best of three with two games at home, and we’re pretty excited about our opportunity. So I think it’s always good to evaluate these things at the end and see how they actually went (smiling).

Q. Can you talk about Pavel’s availability for Game 5 and if you expect him to play?

        COACH BABCOCK: He’ll play.

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Just A Matter Of Time For Another NHL Team In Southern Ontario

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from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,

Gary Bettman swears up and down his league has no immediate plans to expand from its current 30 teams. But that has not stopped rich dreamers and schemers from pursuing a second team in Toronto.

And why not?

With each passing day it becomes more evident Toronto - or at least a location in Southern Ontario - will one day be home to an NHL team. It may be Hamilton; it may be Kitchener-Waterloo—but rest assured, it will happen sooner rather than later.

Southern Ontario is North America’s most fertile yet undeveloped location for a future NHL team - a much surer bet than Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas or anywhere else in Canada and the United States. To be fare, Quebec City and Winnipeg, in my view, easily trump any potential American location, too.

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Pittsburgh Coach Dan Bylsma Today

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Q.      Can you talk about the energy or level of freshness that your team has right now after playing four games in six nights?

        COACH BYLSMA: If Geno could have scored that goal at the end of the second, I would have liked to see them keep the roof on this place, because it was hopping in the second period, and that was a big part of our energy.

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Fixing The Ailing Wings

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

And the solution to what ails the Wings is not exactly rocket science either: Simplify, simplify, simplify.

“We have to continue to get the puck in deep,” continued Lidstrom. “We were trying to make that extra pass – or that sideways pass in the neutral zone – and they’re back-checking real hard, so we’re passing it right back into their players.”

On Friday, the obvious story line relating to the Wings revolved around the state of Pavel Datsyuk’s health – and the possibility that he’ll be back in time for Saturday’s game. Out since the Chicago series with a foot/ankle injury that is preventing him from making any hard, fast turns, Datsyuk’s return – at 100 per cent – would be the ideal tonic for what ails the Red Wings now.

more plus other NHL topics…

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Reviewing Game 4

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Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside recap game 4.

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Wings Need Datsyuk

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from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Memo to Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk: Take a shot in that broken foot and get your fanny on the Joe Louis Arena ice tomorrow night. Your team needs you.

Badly.

If one thing became clear last night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final, it’s that the Red Wings can’t match the Penguins’ high-end talent—OK, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby—without Datsyuk, their Hart Trophy candidate as NHL MVP.

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Forgetting About Step One

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

It seems everybody with a pulse these days has plans for another National Hockey League team in Toronto.

It is, for the record, getting a bit silly out there.

Today, a group of investors will announce plans to bid for an expansion franchise for Toronto for the 2012 hockey season. All that is nice, but it would have been much nicer had the group bothered to contact the NHL first.

That might have bought them some credibility. But in these Jim Balsillie make-some-noise times—and never mind the rules—why bother with credibility when public relations and chest-thumping rules the day.

You would think people would learn by now: If you want to play in the NHL, you have to play nice with the NHL. That isn’t so hard. That isn’t so complicated.

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Rumors At The SCF

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Despite all the denials coming out of the Sunshine State, the Tampa Bay Lightning is trying to deal C Vinny Lecavalier. A league source told Sun Media yesterday the Bolts have informed the NHL they intend to spend at the salary floor of approximately $40.5 million next season….

A proposal deal to send Lecavalier to the Kings for D Jack Johnson is still on the table. Sources say Johnson, who is coming off an entry-level contract, is seeking a four-year deal worth $5.5 million per season….

There is talk the Rangers might waive D Wade Redden at the start of next season and send him to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack to get his $6.5-million salary off the books

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