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Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Only one Red Wings prospect has yet to play this evening. Joe Hicketts and the Victoria Royals will battle the Brandon Wheat Kings at 10:05 PM EDT, so:

In terms of the balance of today's game action, in Europe:

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Tomas Holmstrom visited the Red Wings’ practice on Tuesday, weighed in on the power play, for sure

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Tomas Holmstrom made an appearance at the Red Wings' practice today, but if you missed that little bit of news, DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose noted that Holmstrom is in fact keeping himself quite busy after moving back to Pitea, Sweden this past summer...

Enjoying his retirement, the 41-year-old Holmstrom remains close to the sport, helping coach his two sons’ youth teams while also lending his knowledge to Sweden’s national development program.

“I’m on the ice pretty much every day, coaching the boys and then doing some national team assignments, U15, U16 and helping out the elite team in Lulea. So I keep myself busy,” Holmstrom said. “It’s fun to work with driven kids who want to make it and take the next step. They want it, so it’s fun.”

He offered oodles of praise for the Wings' current lineup after explaining why he was in town, as Fox Sports Detroit's Dana Wakiji noted (she also posted a non-embeddable video interview with Holmstrom)...

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Evening Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose. -You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.

-Gordie Howe

Thoughts and prayers are with you Gordie.

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McCosky, Krupa: Red Wings legend Gordie Howe recovering from ‘serious stroke’

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Oh boy. This is scary news from the Detroit News's Chris McCosky and Gregg Krupa:

Hockey legend Gordie Howe, 86, suffered a serious stroke Sunday in Texas, has lost some function on one side of his body and has difficulty speaking.

The all-time Red Wings great, whom millions across North America call "Mr. Hockey," is resting at his daughter's home in Lubbock, according to his son, Dr. Murray Howe.

"Basically, sometime in the early morning on Sunday he suffered a pretty bad stroke," said Howe, who heads the department of radiology at Toledo Hospital. "The right side of his body is very, very weak. He's unable to stand without help. He's able to speak, but very, very difficult to speak. He knows who he is. He knows the people around him. But it is very difficult for him to get up and walk around. So he is pretty much confined to his bed right now. So we're just trying to keep him comfortable, and that's our goal."

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Update: From WDIV:

Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe suffered a serious stroke on Sunday, Local 4 has confirmed with his family.

Howe, 86, suffered the stroke on Sunday in Texas. He is resting at a hospital. His three sons -- Mark, Marty and Murray -- all are down in Texas with him.

Update #2: From Fox Sports Detroit's Dana Wakiji:

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Job #1 In Toronto, Get Everyone On The Same Page

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Naylor of TSN,

As Michael Farber so appropriately pointed out on this past Sunday's edition of TSN The Reporters with Dave Hodge, the Leafs have a parent company whose president and CEO is on his way out, which means that within a matter of days Leafs president Brendan Shanahan will be working for someone who didn't hire him.

Which kind fits the theme of this organization since Shanahan didn't hire general manager Dave Nonis, who didn't hire head coach Randy Carlyle, who didn't hire either of his assistant coaches, Steve Spott or Peter Horachek.

The front office also includes two apparent Shanahan hires in two former junior hockey general mangers in Kyle Dubas and Mark Hunter, the latter of which is already been viewed by outsiders as the GM in waiting.

So perhaps the question should be this: with an organization that's been constructed to look like some mad scientist's flying machine experiment, should it be any wonder the Leafs don't play like a well-oiled machine on the ice?

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Cody Hodgson A Key To The Future Of The Buffalo Sabres

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet,

The ultimate success of Buffalo’s complete reboot will largely be determined by the high-end picks the Sabres have either already made (Sam Reinhart, second overall last June) or are on target to make in the next year or two. That said, players like (Cody) Hodgson, Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno will be huge factors in determining just how fast Buffalo turns the corner, and how far it can go upon getting properly directed.

Hodgson has been a particular point of interest for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact he was part of an out-of-the-blue, one-for-one trade between Buffalo and the Vancouver Canucks that sent ruffian Zack Kassian the other way in February, 2012. While Kassian has developed into a rugged third-liner capable of chipping in offence with Vancouver, there remains no doubt that Buffalo made off with the more skilled player. Two years ago, during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign, Hodgson posted the rough equivalent of a 25-goal season on a team that was just starting to crumble. And while his production dropped last year, Hodgson still registered 20 goals on a last-overall squad that was the only outfit in the league that failed to average at least two tallies per game.

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All Colin Hanks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Botticello of FoxSports,

FOX Sports Live caught up with Hanks as he recently dropped the ceremonial first puck at Staples Center and cheered on his beloved defending Stanley Cup champs.

FSL:  Given your time there, you had plenty of exposure to it ... what is the main difference in the sports culture of Canada compared to the U.S.?

HANKS: Well the hockey coverage ... yeah there's a lot more of it. It's the first 15 minutes on "SportsCentre."  Coming from the U.S., it's kind of like walking into a "Twilight Zone," where everything is oddly familiar but yet strikingly different. So it was very nice for me to basically talk hockey with pretty much anyone I ran into. I enjoyed that.

Living in LA, there's only a select few (hockey fans), and it's more of like a secret club.  Everyone thinks Los Angeles is not a hockey town. And that is absolutely not true. It is just an underground hockey town. It's like Fight Club. We all break the first rule, though.

Kings fans in LA definitely know their stuff. Hockey fans in LA definitely know their stuff. You just have to find each other, and then it's like a secret bond that you have.

FSL: You've been a Kings fan since '87, and you know how things were before these two banners were up in the rafters. What has it been like to witness?  

HANKS: It's incredible really. You know, a huge first step was this building (Staples Center). Once the organization moved to Staples, you knew, OK, things are really going to be different....

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John Scott Was Just Doing His Job

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

“It’s one of those things where he jumped me in the first and didn’t give me a chance, so I was kind of just returning the favor,” Scott said. “I asked him to fight. The situations were eerily similar, so that’s what leaves me scratching my head.”

Of course, Jackman also strangely went after Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic earlier in the third period, and that was on Scott’s mind as well when he legally came off of the bench and made a beeline for Jackman in the neutral zone.

“We obviously got up 3-0, 4-0, and they took liberties with our guys,” Scott said. “That’s where I come in, man-to-man with their tough guy and we settle it. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, the way it’s always been done and it didn’t quite work out that way.

“[The referees] should have taken care of it earlier when he went after [Vlasic]. They should have kicked him out of the game, but if the refs don’t take care of it, that’s kind of my job. I’ve got to stick up and do my job.”

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If you missed the altercation, watch it below...

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Dallas Stars Owner Will Face Sentencing Next Month For Damaging Fish Habitat

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP at CBC,

The owner of the NHL's Dallas Stars will be sentenced next month for damaging a fish habitat during renovations to his vacation property in Kamloops, B.C.

Tom Gaglardi, who also owns the WHL's Kamloops Blazers, is scheduled to learn his fate on Dec. 12.

Gaglardi and his company, Northland Properties, were each convicted in August of two counts of harmful alteration of a fish habitat — 2,400 square metres of shoreline area on Kamloops Lake....

Crown lawyer Digby Kier told a sentencing hearing earlier this month that Gaglardi and his company should be ordered to pay a fine of $300,000, the maximum allowed under the law....

Defence lawyer Rob Bruneau has called for a fine in the range of $50,000 to $75,000, saying his client should not be penalized for being wealthy.

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Looking Up To Marian Hossa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Powere of ESPNChicago,

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was celebrating his own milestone after reaching 500 career points on Sunday, but he preferred to divert the attention to what teammate Marian Hossa was on the verge of accomplishing.

“I think a couple games or next game we’ll get an even better milestone when big Hoss reaches a 1,000,” Kane said on Sunday.

Kane’s statement was partially about Hossa being two points shy of 1,000 career points, but it was also about how much respect he possesses for Hossa. It’s a feeling that’s shared by most of the Blackhawks. While the numbers Hossa has put up throughout his 17-year career are impressive, it’s his work ethic in all zones and how he is as a teammate that has made him so revered in the locker room. 

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