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Afternoon news: On the ‘Bye Week,’ trade talk and expansion draft talk

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon:

1. In "coming soon" news, concrete version: DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji spoke with the Red Wings regarding their attempts to come out of the "Bye Week" up to speed with the rest of the NHL:

The Red Wings managed to take advantage of the Washington Capitals last week when the Capitals were coming off their bye.

Now it's the Wings' turn. Following Tuesday night's game, the Wings won't play again until next Tuesday in Vancouver.

They will have just Monday's practice before that contest. Teams have gone 4-12-4 in their first game after their bye.

"I don't think there's any magic plan," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "We're going to have to come up with the right approach, have the right type of practice. What's our pre-game skate going to look like on that Tuesday? You can't make up for five days with a pre-game skate and a practice, so we got to be careful there. The No. 1 thing is we're going to have to have lots of energy in Vancouver. I bet you lots of those games (teams coming out of break) are close. The one we won against Washington, them coming out of the break, was a shootout game. So we got to make sure we find a way to win a hockey game."

Wakiji continues...

2. In "coming soon" news, theoretical version: ESPN's Craig Custance penned an Insider-only entry discussing 20 trade deadline targets, and 3 of his targets are Red Wings players:

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Sad news as Mrs. Lindsay passes away

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Very sad news:

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Svechnikov impressing in Grand Rapids

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner spoke with Evgeny Svechnikov regarding his superb rookie season with the Grand Rapids Griffins:

Svechnikov, the Red Wings' No. 1 pick (19th overall), enters Friday's home game against Milwaukee on a 12-game point streak, the fourth longest in franchise history. He picked up an assist in last Friday's game to give him 14 points (5-9-14) since the streak began Jan. 20.

He already holds the longest consecutive points streak by a Griffins rookie.

Svechnikov is ninth among rookie goal scorers in the AHL with 15, to go with 16 assists. His 31 points are sixth on the team.

"It has been good as far as giving me confidence," Svechnikov said of the points streak. "I want the puck, I want to shoot and it gives me confidence that I can score."

Veteran Drew Miller, who skated with Svechnikov in training camp with the Red Wings, likes what he has seen from the prospect.

"So far in the time I've been here he's shown a lot of skill and I think he's going to be a real good player," Miller said. "He's definitely got NHL skills."

Wallner continues...

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Your Official NHL Paint

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to make PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the U.S. and Canada. Financial details and terms were not disclosed.

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Expect More Rental Defensemen To Be Moved

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Capitals GM Brian McLellan told reporters he believes blueline rentals like Hainsey and Michael Stone - who checked in at No. 5 on TSN’s Trade Bait board when he was moved on Monday - will all move before the deadline because teams don’t want to commit longer term with an expansion draft looming.

“With the ability to protect three defenceman in the expansion draft,” McLellan said, “it might restrict people from adding a guy at this point that you might have to protect and you might lose him come expansion draft time.”

Eight rental defencemen remain on TSN’s Trade Bait board of players potentially on the move, including Nos. 31-35:

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Morning news: On Smith’s availability, Doug Brown’s coaching philosophy, prospects & Tweets of note

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of Red Wings-related note on a relatively quiet Thursday morning:

1. ESPN/TSN's Pierre LeBrun penned a list of "Defensemen in demand," and Brendan Smith made his list:

Brendan Smith, Detroit Red Wings

Smith could really beef up a team's third pairing and even move up to a No. 4 role in a pinch. If the Blues do move Shattenkirk but are clearly still in the playoff race, will GM Doug Armstrong try to add a defenceman to help fill the roster hole? I think the Blues should look at Smith, a midround pick, who has a $2.75 million cap hit, if indeed Shattenkirk is moved.

[Edit/update: LeBrun added this to an ESPN article:

The Detroit Red Wings are not shopping defenseman Mike Green and have no plans to deal him. But given where they are in the grand scheme of things, they also can't afford not to listen if a team calls with a serious offer. The 31-year-old, right-handed puck mover has another year on his deal next season, at $6 million, and he's been good for Detroit this season. I would think that the price to get him would have to supersede whatever St. Louis gets for pending UFA Kevin Shattenkirk -- if only because Green (who has a full no-trade clause) is signed past this season. The Red Wings plan on having Green back next season, but the point here is this: they owe it to themselves to at least listen over the next week.

/end edit]

2. Former Red Wing Doug Brown spoke with ESPN's Craig Custance about his experiences as an amateur hockey coach, and his comments are really intriguing:

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Red Wings’ ‘Joe Moments’ challenge underway; team hits 1 million Twitter followers

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From the Red Wings:

RED WINGS ANNOUNCE “JOE MOMENT BRACKET CHALLENGE,” PRESENTED BY FOX SPORTS DETROIT
... Team Surpasses 1 Million Twitter Followers and Launches “The Vault” …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced details surrounding the “Joe Moment Bracket Challenge,” presented by FOX Sports Detroit. Red Wings fans will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite moment at Joe Louis Arena in a bracket-style format featuring 32 of the top moments in Red Wings history at The Joe.

For the rest of the regular season, memorable moments will go head-to-head in the bracket challenge, giving fans an opportunity to relive the top moments in Joe Louis Arena history. Fans can then cast a vote for their favorite memory, with the moment receiving the most votes advancing to the next round. Additionally, a custom hashtag has been created for each moment to allow fans to share their vote via social media.

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Video- NHL Action From Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Two minutes long.

 

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Knee Surgery For Trevor Daley

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley underwent successful knee surgery, it was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Daley underwent an arthroscopic surgery to his left knee, with the surgery performed by Penguins head physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas. He will be sidelined six weeks.

Daley was injured during the first period of Pittsburgh's 3-1 win in Carolina on Tuesday night.

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Carolina Trades Ron Hainsey To Pittsburgh

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 10:22am,

 

 

added 10:27am, Carolina press release is below...

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