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GDT - Game #57: Red Wings at Ducks (10:00)

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Jeff OKWingnut

Apparently this years edition of the Detroit Red Wings is indeed man enough answer the bell.  Amazing game last night against the #1 team in the league, especially after DET dug themselves into a two goal deficit in the first ten minutes.  All of which prompted Babcock to ponder aloud:  “Our structure was way better. If you can do it against good teams why can’t you do it every night? That’s what we’ve got to talk about. Hopefully we’re on the path to getting better.”

On the glass half-empty side of last nights game, Kronwall sits tonight:  “He got slew-footed early in the game,” Babcock said. “He left the game (in the third period) and that’s not a good sign. He won’t play (tonight against Anaheim).”  Big E(rror) may get out of the doghouse early. 

Huge game tonight for ANA (6-4 in last ten), who sit in 11th place, 5 points from 8th. ANA are coming off a 3-0 at FLA Monday.  Hopefully, DET can keep the train rolling.

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Duchene In the Calder Race

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Krieger of the Denver Post,

When I asked Duchene if he was paying attention to the Calder race, he grinned.

“Lately I kind of know exactly what’s going on because people are reminding me so much,” he said. “A lot of people are talking to me about it, whether it’s media or somebody back home or whatever. It’s something I can’t really get away from.”

A high-class problem to have. Duchene made this trouble for himself by scoring 14 goals since Thanksgiving to move ahead of the Islanders’ John Tavares in scoring, 37 points to 33. They are tied for the rookie lead in goals with 17.

Tavares was the first pick in the draft and the player to whom Duchene is most often compared. Their seasons so far have had opposite trajectories. Tavares started out fast, but has only two goals since Dec. 10.

Perhaps more of a threat at the moment is Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers, who leads all rookies in assists (24) and is playing a key role on a division leader. People who are 6-feet-8 and also can skate are pretty rare, so Myers has that going for him.

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Not Impressed With The Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via T.J. Simers of the LA Times,

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Kings game. Years. I remember asking to speak to the team’s GM before a game only to have the team’s PR guy say, “Can’t you see I’m eating?”

Later, Tim Leiweke, the big Anschutz honcho, would ask that I go to a game, agreeing if he had Beckham sitting next to me. But apparently hockey does nothing for Beckham either….

There were so many empty seats, and as hot as the Kings have been, the place felt flat. I’ve heard more cheering at Clippers games, and sometimes fans were even cheering for them.

Maybe it was just one of those nights, L.A. having only so many hockey fans and with something else to do—understandably they couldn’t find anyone to take their tickets.

The first period ended with no score, and while Dwyre loves writing about nothing happening, it would have been also way past his bedtime, so in his honor, I went home.

I have no idea who won, but that’s all right.

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Flames Called Into The Office

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

One by one they trooped down the hall Tuesday, past the FAN 960 broadcast area, up the stairwell and into the Calgary Flames’ executive offices for a chat. Regehr, Jarome Iginla, Daymond Langkow, the old deck hands on a ship run aground on the rocks. To be chastised like the naughty little boys they’ve been lately.

“What do you think? Not a visit you look forward to,’’ sighed Regehr. “He’s not a happy man. And he has every right to be unhappy. The way we’ve played for a while . . . it’s just not nearly good enough. In pro sports, if you don’t win, there are going to be consequences.

“The message? Pretty clear: Get going.”

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Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“I don’t know what to say. It’s not like guys don’t want to score on this team. Guys want to put the puck in the net. Maybe we have to sacrifice a chicken or a rooster or something like that to try and change our luck.’’

-Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins after losing to the Capitals last night.  More on the Bruins from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe.

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Luongo Is Better Than This

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jason Botchford of The White Towel at the Vancouver Province,

If it was a joke, it probably wasn’t funny.

Asked about the game-winning goal Tomas Plekanec scored 9:14 into the third, Luongo was both flippant and inaccurate.

“Unfortunately, on the last one, I stopped the first four (shots),” Luongo said. “I got a piece of the fifth one. But not enough.”

That’s not, however, what happened and Luongo knows it. Granted his defence didn’t have a good night, but it is still down two top-four starters.  And on the play in question, Luongo took himself out of the play and made just one save, not four.

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Kronwall Tweaks A Lower-Body Part

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Ansar Khan of the Mlive,

Niklas Kronwall tweaked his left knee in the first period and did not play in the third period. He will not play Wednesday at Anaheim, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said.

Babcock also said the injury has nothing to do with Kronwall’s knee, saying the defenseman hurt his ankle while getting slew footed.

Others, however, said Kronwall hurt his knee. It’s the same knee he injured Nov. 21 on a knee-on-knee check from Montreal’s Georges Laraque and hurt again in a collision with Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal on Sunday.

added 11:11am, Video added of Kronwall really losing an edge on his skate last night.  Watch below…

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Jokinen Must Adjust Quickly

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

While his new linemates Marian Gaborik and Vinny Prospal both suggested that it would naturally take time to develop chemistry with Olli Jokinen, the Rangers’ new Finnish center implied that he didn’t get much of it from the Flames.

“Everyone says, ‘Give it time, give it time,’ but I got 75 games in Calgary, if that’s a lot,” Jokinen said before last night’s 2-1 loss to the Kings.

Jokinen was acquired last March by the Flames from Phoenix before being sent to the Rangers late Monday night with Brandon Prust for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik.

“We don’t have time to wait,” he said. “There are six games until the Olympic break. We have to start getting used to each other tonight [last night]. It has to start tonight [last night] so I can show my teammates and management they made a good move.”

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Playoffs Or Bust For Sutter

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Playoffs are a must this year. Nothing less will do.

The Flames organization has given (Darryl) Sutter all the flexibility he needed – money and operating independence – to put his team in place.

In the past 48 hours, he’s busily shuffled the deck chairs on the Titanic. If things don’t turn around by the end of the season, you’d have to think he’s going down with the ship.

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Hit Of The Night- Cal Clutterbuck On Brad Richards

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 10:49pm, Another hit from Clutterbuck from Travis Yost at PeteProse.

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