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Video- Connor McDavid With The Move Of The Day

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Montreal fans know a good play when they see one.


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FYI: Wings-Bruins game on February 14th will start at 3:30 PM

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From the Red Wings:

The National Hockey League today announced that the Detroit Red Wings home game on Sun., Feb. 14 vs. the Boston Bruins, originally scheduled for 3:00 p.m., has been changed to a 3:30 p.m. start. The game will air on NBC and can be heard locally on 97.1 The Ticket.

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Red Wings-Islanders quick take: worth the wait

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings kicked off a 5-game home stand against the New York Islanders on Saturday, hoping to snap a 2-game winless streak against a team that's dominated the Wings at home...a Joe Louis Arena in which the Wings hadn't won in 5 games.

On Saturday afternoon, the Red Wings appreciated the gravity of their situation, scoring 5 straight goals en route to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Strange delay to the start of the 3rd period included, the Wings played a very strong 60-minute game in all 3 zones, they receives spectacular goaltending by Petr Mrazek, and they finally broke out offensively as Detroit won their first home game in 7 tries and nearly over 2 months.

Individually, Larkin and Tatar had a goal and an assist, Richards, Datsyuk and Nyquist had 2 assists, Jurco scored, Quincey and Green helped give the Wings offense from defense and the Wings even scored a power play goal--on a 5-on-3, no less. At the other end, Mrazek was sterling silver shiny, and the Wings' speedy offensive game (Athanasiou may be earning a full-time promotion here) was matched by attention to defensive detail and support for their goaltender.

All in all, this was a blueprint game for the balance of the Wings' 5-game home stand, if not a blueprint game for the balance of the season.

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Ice issue delays Wings-Islanders game

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings and Islanders had to wait some 40 minutes for the 3rd period to start (the score is currently 5-1 Detroit) because a bolt came out of a Marsh peg, gouging a nasty scrape along the ice surface:

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Trading Loui Eriksson

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

During Claude Julien’s time, the coach has never faced the possibility of a late-winter sprint with a diminished roster. The Bruins have always been active about addressing their would-be free agents before the trade deadline forced them into action.

There is no doubt that trading Eriksson will make the Bruins weaker. This is not the direction teams with playoffs dreams prefer to trend.

Eriksson is the one right wing who has earned Julien’s trust. The Bruins would have to find not just a second-line replacement, but another penalty killer and a net-front/goal-line presence on the No. 1 power-play unit. The latter will be especially difficult to find. No left-shot forward on the roster has Eriksson’s man-up skill set.

Under normal circumstances, Sweeney could command a first-round pick and prospect for Eriksson. Futures, however, do not serve Julien, not when he’s had Dougie Hamilton, Milan Lucic, and Johnny Boychuk moved from his toolbox within the last 16 months without varsity returns.

Even if the Bruins packaged one of their two 2016 first-rounders with Eriksson, the return would not net their preferred asset: a young top-four defenseman such as Matt Dumba, Jonas Brodin (currently out 3-6 weeks with a broken foot), or Sami Vatanen.

One outcome could be sending Eriksson out for a defenseman with term left on his contract, especially to a team looking to clear salary.

more plus numerous other NHL topics...

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Video- Wayne Simmonds Match Penalty Today

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

What do you think?



added 2:26pm, watch the Flyers broadcast point of view below and video is autoplay.

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Video- Hockey Day In Canada Feature On The Dynasty Years Of The New York Islanders

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet,

The New York Islanders changed so many things when they won four consecutive Stanley Cups. But that journey to their 80s dynasty also bonded together a special group of teammates, which helped lift them towards hockey’s pinnacle.

Dick Irvin with the feature...


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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit

Devolution is a process of decline. Something that has gone from great to good, good to bad.

When devolution occurs, things have gone in a negative direction. 

We're not here for a vocabulary lesson. We're here to watch the Detroit Red Wings win games. There have been many times this Season that the Wings should have gained ground on the competition but they did not take advantage.

Sadly, the Wings have gone from hanging in there, to currently battling it out for a wild card spot. 

The Wings, with the exception of a few players, have devolved into mediocrity, and it's not acceptable to the many Fans that pay the price to watch the Wings. The Coaching staff is on the hook as well.

Something's gotta give. How do you motivate millionaires? 

It's a live blog. Bitches!

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Red Wings-Islanders game-day updates: Boychuk in for Islanders, Wings sticking with Friday’s lines

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon:

1. Jeff Blashill and Jack Capuano gave pre-game updates ahead of today's matinee between the Red Wings and Islanders (2 PM EST on FSD/MSG Plus/97.1 FM):

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Waiting On Dustin Byfuglien

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Gary Lawless of TSN,

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and Byfuglien’s agent Ben Hankinson are working on reaching a contract extension which would keep the defenceman in Winnipeg for several years going forward.

Most guesses have the Jets and Hankinson discussing a five-year term with an annual average value north of $7-million. Talks have increased in regularity over the last few days and there now seems to be a sense of urgency to reach a conclusion. If a deal is going to be worked out, it could happen in the next week.

With the trade deadline set for Feb. 29, time is getting scarce. The Jets need an answer. And that answer will create a ripple effect across the NHL.

The Jets need to know where they stand. Cheveldayoff’s phone continues to ring and teams say his message right now is his focus is on signing Byfuglien and until there is clarity on that front, the future of Ladd can’t be discussed.

Byfuglien, and his decision to stay in Winnipeg or wait and go to free agency in July, is holding up a lot of people.

Cheveldayoff will be prepared for a number of scenarios....

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