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U.S. National Team Development Program to honor military on March 3rd

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From USA Hockey:

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System to Hold "Welcome Home Celebration" at USA Hockey Arena

Awareness event held at USA Hockey Arena during NTDP game is free for Service Members and Veterans

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - The Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System will hold its annual "Welcome Home Celebration" event at USA Hockey Arena on Friday, March 3. The event is for active military members, Veterans and their families and is part of USA Hockey's Stars and Stripes Weekend.

All service members and Veterans who RSVP by Friday, Feb. 24, will receive free tickets to the U.S. National Under-18 Team's game against the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League.

The event is held annually to promote awareness of the VA Healthcare information and community resources that are available to Veterans and their families. More than 20 VA resources and services will be represented at the event.

"VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Transition & Care Management program is excited to be hosting our annual welcome home event with USA hockey," said transition and care management program manager Deb Hinson. "We are looking forward to a fun filled evening celebrating our recently returning combat Veterans, military service members, Veterans of all eras, and their unsung heroes who have supported them along the way, their families & friends. We wanted to focus our attention this year not only to celebrate our Veterans but to also celebrate their families who support them daily in countless ways."

The free game tickets, parking, food and beverages being offered to military families are courtesy of local community sponsors.

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Khan speaks with Steve Yzerman about lifting the Cup in 1997

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

MLive's Ansar Khan spoke with Steve Yzerman as a part of a series of articles discussing "Joe Louis Arena Memories," and this one is a doozy:

"To finally win it in '97 after what we went through in getting close made it pretty special and even more special with this team.""It was pretty exciting each year that we went," Yzerman said recently. "We had pretty good teams getting into the early '90s and really good teams in '93, '94 and '95 and '96, as we were close, made the yearning and desire to win stronger.

The Red Wings eliminated St. Louis, Anaheim and Colorado on the way to the finals during Yzerman's 14th season.

"The first game or two of each series, we all looked around and said, 'We could beat this team, we think we're a better team than our opponent,' " Yzerman said. "Going into Colorado in the semifinals, we lost Game 1. We played a great game, but there was a sense by a lot of people outside our locker room of, 'Here we go again, they're not going to get over Colorado.'

"We felt we played great, we're just going to keep doing our thing here, and we were able to win that series. Going into the final against the Flyers, the perception was the bigger, stronger Flyers were just going to be too much for us to handle and by the end of Game 1 we felt we could compete with these guys and just keep doing what we're doing and we'd come out on top."

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Articles from practice: Green getting healthy; Howard slowly progressing

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings took an optional practice ahead of tomorrow's game against the New York Islanders, and Mike Green declared himself good to go after battling a stomach flu, as the Free Press's George Sipple noted:

“I feel great,” Green said. “Ready to go for tomorrow. We came out strong in both games. I thought I might have to work my way in the lineup. Hopefully, I get the call tomorrow.”

After Tuesday, the Red Wings will be on a bye for the rest of the week.

“We’re really playing good hockey here,” Green said. “Hopefully, we can continue that after the break here. ... Right now, we’re playing good and need to continue.”

Green said one thing he noticed while watching the past two games was the Wings' forecheck.

“It’s caused some chaos and confusion in the other team’s zone," Green said. "We’ve gotten a lot of chances. If we continue, we’ll be good.”

Jimmy Howard has experienced a setback in his attempts to recover from a knee injury, as DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji reported...

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The Evgeni Malkin Hit On Blake Wheeler

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

For what it’s worth, and it’s not much, I didn't like the Malkin hit on Wheeler. I like to think I like hitting in hockey as much as anyone, but Malkin's hit struck me as unnecessary. The puck was gone. Outside of fulfilling the time-worn “finish your check” mantra or protecting the sky-is-falling chorus of “there's going to be no hitting in the game,” I'm not sure what purpose Malkin's hit served, especially weighed against the contact to Wheeler's head.

But I have also come to realize everyone's threshold for this type of hit is different, and if the GMs on opposite sides of the debate haven't figured it out yet, I don't like our chances for resolving it here today.

I get that Jets fans are angry, and I wouldn't want to be dismissive of them, though let's be honest: How many of them would be outraged if it had been Wheeler who hit Malkin in that fashion?

much more and also discussed the Trouba hit on Stone...

Watch the Malkin hit below...

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Los Angeles Kings Will Oversee Operations Of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

BERLIN / LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will now oversee all operations of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey, it was announced today at a news conference at Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Eisbaren Berlin of the German Ice Hockey League and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League are owned and operated by AEG Sports, a division of the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The LA Kings will now begin leading all hockey operations and administrative matters, directing the day-to-day leadership of Managing Director Peter John Lee. Lee will report directly to LA Kings President, Business Operations and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.

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Stars Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2017) – Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 19.

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Practice Tweets: Wings ‘taking an optional’ after winning weekend

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings chose to "take an optional" as the Wings are in the middle of a stretch of 3 games played over the course of 3 nights, as noted by DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji...

#RedWings Howard and Coreau taking turns in one net. Mrazek just working off-ice today.

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A Feature On Scott And Rob Niedermayer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Hometown Hockey,

Scott and Rob Niedermayer did everything together growing up as kids in Cranbrook and since the brothers were just 16 months apart in age, they could also be teammates on several hockey teams.  When Scott and Rob went their separate ways to pursue hockey careers at the age of 16, they never thought they’d have the opportunity to play on the same team again. Not only did they end up playing together again, but they won championships together, including the Stanley Cup.

Watch the five minute video feature at Hometown Hockey...

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Too Young For An Agent?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

There is a boy playing minor hockey in Toronto you haven’t heard about yet but probably will before too long. Then again, he could be out of hockey in three years or become a marginal player in junior or college hockey. We have chosen to not publish his name. But he’s very, very good. He’s attending an elite hockey academy in Toronto and is thriving a year above his age bracket for one of the top Triple-A organizations in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He’s big and he’s skilled and he has lots of promise.

He’s also just 12 years old. And his family has been getting calls from player agents. The same agents who represent multimillionaires playing in the NHL have been contacting the parents of a 12-year-old kid. And he’s not the only one. Players, particularly in Canada’s biggest city, have become accustomed to being contacted by agents during their bantam years, (ages 13 and 14) and some of them already have representatives.

“He’s the one people think is ‘The Next One,’” said Anton Thun, a longtime player agent of M-Five Sports, of the player in question.

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Video- Game Highlights From Sunday’s NHL Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Take two minutes out of your day to watch.

 

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