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video- Leo Komarov Hit On Johnny Gaudreau

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No penalty on the play and Gaudreau is back after going to the room.


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Ottawa Signs Zack Smith To A Four-Year Contract Extension

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Jared Coreau On His Opportunity In Detroit

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

"There were definitely some doubts," Coreau said. "But one thing my mother always told me -- I think it's very true -- it's not how many times we succeed. It's how many times we fail and get up and keep moving forward. So that was a year of some mistakes and some failures. I did my best to learn from them."...

"With the magnitude of the opportunity, it's fairly easy [to keep a narrow focus]," Coreau said. "This is the level that everyone works to get to."

Nicholas J, Cotsonika of NHL.com has much more.

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Hypothetical Detroit trade scenarios and you. This is where we discuss and get down and dirty!

Blog: KK Members Blog By NIVO

     Hey folks, I've been having a ton of scenarios on trades race through my head lately. One of those involves a hypothetical from our own chief(IwoCPO). He mentioned a possible Mrazek($4 mil/yr through 2018) trade bait scenario. So for the hell of it I explored that a bit reading some things here and there. Lets see who needs a goaltender. I keep being led back to 2 teams which are Buffalo and Winnipeg. Usually teams hate trading inside their own division because it can sometimes over inflate prices.

     Lets start with Buffalo. Mrazek to Buffalo you say? Why? Well, their goaltending is not exactly stellar and they would like to climb out of the basement. They also have to room for the expense Mrazek would carry. Would we want anything back in return? Picks? D man(men)? Food for thought. Robin Lehner is 11-12-0-5 and has a decent SV% .921 and GAA% at 2.52. Anders Nilsson is comparable to Lehner. So what would we take back if we even want anyone? How about a D man, lets see what we have. Ristolainen is their top D man. So i guess the answer is no hehe. We cant afford him and they wont get rid of him. Signed for the long haul.

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NHL Coaches On The Game Today

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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

...as part of TSN's annual Mid-Season NHL Coaches' poll, we asked the head coaches this basic question:

What bugs you about the game these days?

Oh, my, the answers.

The runaway winner was the schedule. Eight of the 24 respondents ticked that box as the one that ticks them off the most. This rolls the five-day bye, World Cup compression, CBA-mandated days off and plain, old 82 games into one big ball of hate.

If we were to provide one response that typified the others, it would be this one: "My (expletive deleted) schedule bugs the (expletive deleted) out of me," the coach said.

Beyond that, coaches tended to spread their vitriol around.

The next most unpopular answer was refereeing.

"It's a big problem and it's getting worse," one coach said.


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Drew Miller To Grand Rapids, Dylan Larkin On 7 Day IR

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned left wing Drew Miller to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and placed center Dylan Larkin on seven-day injured reserve.

Miller, 32, has recorded 106 points (56-50-106) in 483 games with the Red Wings since joining the team during the 2009-10 campaign. The 6-foot-2, 180-lb., forward has totaled 121 points (62-59-121) and 132 penalty minutes in 550 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Miller has also tallied 13 points (6-7-13) in 60 Stanley Cup playoff games, and helped the Anaheim Ducks to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007, skating in three games as a first-year pro. Miller has logged 34 games with the Red Wings this season, recording six points (5-1-6) and 14 penalty minutes.

Originally drafted by Anaheim in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Miller skated in 163 American Hockey League games from 2005-09 for the Portland Pirates and Iowa Chops, notching 110 points (55-55-110) and 73 penalty minutes. Born in Dover, N.J., but raised in East Lansing, Mich., Miller spent three seasons with the Michigan State Spartans from 2003-06 and recorded 86 points (39-47-86) in 125 games. He was named the CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward and won the CCHA Humanitarian Award in 2006. He also skated for the Braehead Clan in the United Kingdom’s top professional league in 2012-13, totaling 30 points (15-15-30) in 25 games.

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Afternoon Line- Kevin Paul Dupont

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Matt Duchene Would Be A Nice Fit In Ottawa

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from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

--- it makes sense for general manager Pierre Dorion to take a hard look at trading for Duchene before the March 1 trade deadline.

The 26-year-old centre/left winger is heading into his peak hockey years with two more seasons remaining on his current contract. Duchene will make $6 million next season and $6.5 million in 2018-19, with a salary-cap hit of $6 million. He has topped 20 goals and 55 points in his past three seasons and is on target to hit the 25 and 50 marks this time around.

Of course, securing Duchene won’t be easy. The Colorado Avalanche would likely want a piece of the Senators current blue line and a healthy piece of their future. And even a bit more. Prospects Thomas Chabot and Colin White, fresh from their world junior tournament success, will certainly enter into the discussions.

The situation is complicated by the fact the Senators are without second-round draft picks in the next two years, having dealt those away to Toronto and the New York Rangers. There are also Las Vegas expansion draft considerations: bringing in an additional player would mean exposing another player off the current roster.

Now, let’s look at the glass-is-three-quarters full side of the equation.


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Wings Have Been Underachieving Due To Injuries According To Steve Ott

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

“This All-Star break can’t come quick enough,” Ott said of the weekend ahead. “Try to collect some points in the last couple games here and maybe take a little bit of break, reset everybody here and, hopefully, come back a strong, healthy team.

“I don’t care what team you are in the league, if you lose some of guys that we lost in here, it would really damper a team. That’s kind of the story of this season. The underachieving part is, obviously, due to injury, I think, more than anything. Now you’re seeing a team that continues to get healthier and a team that continues to rise up.”

George Sipple has more from Ott at the Detroit Free Press.

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Tomas Jurco On Returning To The Lineup On Tuesday

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from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press,

“Working hard to stay in good shape,” Jurco said today. “I feel good. I’m excited for tomorrow. I hope I’m going to be playing some decent minutes and hope it is going to go my way.”...

“All I’m waiting (on) is one lucky bounce,” Jurco said. “Hopefully, it’s going to turn around. That’s what I need.”

Jurco acknowledged he has been frustrated by the lack of playing time. When he has played, he averages 10:23 of ice time.

“That’s part of the game,” he said. “I have to take it. I can’t do anything about it. Just work hard and, hopefully, if I play some decent minutes tomorrow, I can do something.”

more, Blashill on Jurco...

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