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Wings prospect Jared Coreau wears his ‘ink’ on his sleeve

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Traverse City Record-Eagle's Brendan Quealy spoke with Wings prospect Jared Coreau regarding his tattoos:

Jared Coreau got his skin inked for the first time when he was 18 years old. He got his most recent tattoo a little more than a week ago. The soon-to-be 25-year-old goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings has plenty of tattoos on his 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame — and he’s not afraid to show them off.

His most recent one, which is on his left forearm, is the nearest and dearest to his heart. Not only does it feature roses, the word “believe” and several other intricate designs, it also features a detailed image of his father’s eye.

“When I see my dad’s eye, I always think about him,” Coreau said. “He always taught me to work hard. It feels like someone is always watching over me. We’re very, very close. We have a very, very good father-son relationship.”

The Hindu god Ganesh is also in Coreau’s newest work of art. Ganesh is known as the “remover of obstacles,” and Coreau said that part of his tattoo serves as a reminder to stay centered.

“I went through a bit of a personal issue last season, and I just had to find myself and find my home base again,” Coreau said. “It’s just good to believe in something and be happy and be content with what you have.”

Continued, and put bluntly, Coreau's tattoos are pretty cool.

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Mr. Hockey is at home

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From Global Saskatoon's Jacqueline Wilson:

“Whenever he talked about wanting to go home, especially when things got really confusing for him I’d often ask him where is home and he’d look at me and say Saskatoon,” explained Cathy Howe, Gordie’s daughter.

And now Mr. Hockey will be home forever.

Gordie and his wife Colleen’s ashes were interred in the Howe statue outside of SaskTel Centre in a private family ceremony on Sunday.

Howe was born in Floral, Sask., but grew up and spent 16 years in Saskatoon before starting his record-breaking hockey career.

“It’s mind blowing. I always knew my dad was loved but when he passed I was stunned by the outpouring of love. It’s absolutely incredible,” said Murray Howe, Gordie Howe’s son.

Continued, and from the Saskatoon Blades' ceremony honoring Mr. Hockey:

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Red Wings TV ‘mic’s up’ Kirk Maltby

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Red Wings TV "mic'ed up" Kirk Maltby during the Red Wings' Celebrity and Alumni Game on Saturday night:

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Teams That May Have Interest In Jacob Trouba

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

Boston Bruins

As the team believed to be considering an offer sheet for Trouba, you can expect GM Don Sweeney to at least kick the tires.

Torey Krug would have to be part of a package that includes a draft pick or forward prospect, but the Bruins don't have much leeway when it comes to the salary cap either.

Detroit Red Wings

Could it be a happy homecoming for the Michigan product?

The Red Wings would certainly like to have Trouba on the right side along with Mike Green.

Would a package involving Danny DeKeyser make sense?

DeKeyser is a guy the Jets tried to sign as a college free agent and is under contract with an average annual value of $5 million for the next six seasons after signing an extension last summer.

more teams listed...

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TMR evening line: Tomas Tatar on Team Europe’s intangibles

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski spoke with Tomas Tatar, hero of Team Europe's 3-2 OT win over Sweden, regarding the team's identity:

“We’ve never been together as a group before, we’ve never seen all these faces in the same locker room before,” Tatar said. “But when we started playing, there was an energy there, and that’s what helped.”


Let's add TSN's Karen Shilton's report to the mix:

“Tomas stepping up with his spirit today…he created that whole OT goal,” [Team Europe coach Ralph] Krueger said. “When you see that fight on the wall and against those boys that were a lot bigger than him, that’s where it was all initiated and it ends up in the net. We just continually find ways to do that and that’s the beauty of this team.”

And NHLcom's Tom Gulitti's recap as well (NHL.com's Tim Campbell penned a Tatar profile, too):

"One of the best tournaments in the world, best players from the NHL in one spot and we have a chance to play in the final, which is great," Tatar said. "The story continues."

After Team Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made a left pad save on Tatar's initial shot the rebound caromed into the net off Tatar's left skate. It was Tatar's second goal of the game after he had no points in three preliminary-round games.

"I was hoping I'm going to get an opportunity to sway one game and I'm lucky it happened today," Tatar said.

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MSM takes from the third day of Red Wings training camp

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated 4x at 7:22 PM: Of MSM-related note from the third day of the Red Wings' training camp in Traverse City:

MLive's Ansar Khan penned an article regarding what Steve Ott hopes to provide the Red Wings:

On the ice, [coach Jeff] Blashill believes Ott's edginess will rub off on linemates Luke Glendening and Drew Miller.

"We're not going to be fun to play against," Ott said. "Millsie is an extremely smart player, always in the right position. Glendening, pure workhorse. I didn't really notice when I played against him how strong he really is. ... Strong in the faceoff dot, strong on the puck in winning one-on-one battles.

"I really think we have a complete line to be able to shut other lines down. We're going to bring a strong work ethic that hopefully pushes other guys to perform at a high level as well."

Said Glendening: "I think our role is going to change a little bit. If we can be that gritty, sandpaper, physical line for our team, bring some energy every night I think that'll be a huge asset."

Khan continues...

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Impressions from the third day of the Red Wings’ training camp ‘16

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings wrapped up the instructive part of training camp with an intense set of drills and an end-of-camp "skating test" which left Teams Howe and Yzerman absolutely spent at the end of their respective practices. Tomorrow, the "Red vs. White Game" will wrap up the Wings' time in Traverse City, with the team beginning an 8-game exhibition season on Tuesday at home against Pittsburgh.

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World Cup Of Hockey: SemiFinals

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

The semi-finals have just completed at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.  Look back at the round robin results here

Here are semi-final results:

Canada 5 Russia 3.  Canada was the more dominant team here.  They outshot the Russians 47-34.  Carey Price was the winning Canadian goal.  Sergei Bobrovsky was the losing goalie for Russia.  Sidney Crosby led the way for Canada with a goal and two assists.  Brad Marchand scored two goals.  Patrice Bergeron and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each contributed two assists.  Nikita Kucherov led the Russian offence with a goal and an assist.  Evgeni Kuznetsov also scored a goal and Artemi Panarin added a disputed goal late in the game to make the final score closer than it should have been.  Canada advances to the World Cup finals.

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Red Wings at the World Cup: Tomas Tatar delivers in Europe’s OT win over Sweden

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings' Europeans had a fine showing at the World Cup's semifinal game, with Tomas Tatar scoring the 2-1 and 3-2 OT goals for Team Europe as Europe defeated Sweden 3-2.

Tatar finished with 2 goals on 5 shots and a +1 in 15:17 played;

Thomas Vanek had an "almost" that squeaked through Henrik Lundqvist but went wide, 3 shots, a giveaway and a takeaway in 13:59 played;

And Frans Nielsen had a shot, 2 blocked shots, 2 takeaways and a 64% faceoff winning percentage in 20:11 played.

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Team Europe Defeats Team Sweden 3-2 In OT To Advance To The World Cup Final

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Team Europe will now face Team Canada in a best of three series which will run on Tuesday, Thursday and if needed, Saturday. The first two games start at 8:00pm ET and Saturday at 7:00pm.

Here is the OT goal from Tomas Tatar.



added 4:17pm, A closer look at the reviewed OT goal is below...

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