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Red Wings-Senators morning skate Tweets: Wings take an optional, and a wacky trade rumor

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated 6x at 12:05 PM: The Red Wings hope to keep their home-ice winning streak going when they host the Ottawa Senators this evening (7 PM EST on FSD/Sportsnet/TVA Sports/97.1 FM). The Wings hit the ice for the morning skate just before 10:30 AM, and MLive's Ansar Khan reports that it was an optional skate:

Optional morning skate for #RedWings. Six skaters including Green, who's still out with groin issue.

It's still good to see Green on the ice, via Fox 2 Sports:

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On the relationship between NHL players and lost teeth

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

From the AP's Larry Lage:

Hall of Famer Chris Pronger has great-looking choppers, though they're not the ones he was born with, and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien can pop a perfect-looking tooth in and out like he's a magician.

Despite player safety being scrutinized by the league more than ever and technological advances in equipment, hockey players are going to lose teeth. The only way to help players keep their teeth is to force them to attach full-cage masks to their helmets. And that, in the NHL at least, is not going to happen any time soon if ever.

If a player chooses to wear a mouth guard, he may help his chances of not having a concussion. His pearly whites, though, are still at risk from a puck, a stick, the ice or a check into the boards.

"I've pulled teeth out of mouth guards," Detroit Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer said. "They're not designed to keep the teeth in the mouth."

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  Tags: chris+pronger, detroit+red+wings, dustin+byfuglien, winnipeg+jets

A Q and A with Kris Draper

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From MLive's Brendan Savage, asking Kris Draper whether he still harbors ill will toward Claude Lemieux:

MLive: Are there still hard feelings?

Draper: No hard feelings, no. It was a long time ago and I think a lot of what we went through as a team together kind of defined a lot of us. It certainly defined the rivalry that we had. It made for, every time you walked in the rink and it was a Colorado-Detroit game, people were excited to do it. I think from '97 to 2002 it was the most heated and most hated rivalry in all of professional sports and it made for some unbelievable hockey. Very unpredictable. You didn't know what was going to happen. You knew something was going to happen. You didn't know when it was going to happen. The bottom line is you look at those teams and there are guys that continue to go into the Hall of Fame. It was unbelievable hockey at an elite level.

Savage continues...

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KK- Out Of The Office For A Few Hours

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I have a few appointments this morning and should return in about three hours.

Sorry for not being around and hopefully nothing major happens while I am gone.

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Welcome To “The Baddest Bowl In Hockey”

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from JC Reindl of the Detroit Free Press,

The Ilitch organization has yet to reveal the future name of the Red Wings' new Detroit arena.

But records show that the $627 million venue could officially be the "baddest" in all of hockey.

The Ilitches' Olympia Entertainment recently acquired two trademarks that could be applied to the arena that is under construction and scheduled to open by fall 2017: "The Baddest Bowl" and "The Baddest Bowl in Hockey," according to records with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Playoffs A Priority For The Florida Panthers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Simply making the playoffs may not be the goal for players inside the Panthers dressing room, but Peter Luukko doesn’t shy away from how important it would be for business at the end of a season where seemingly everything has fallen into place.

“It would be huge,” Luukko told Sportsnet during a 7-4 win over Buffalo. “I mean one of the issues as new ownership that we’ve had to deal with is the fact that the team was only in [the post-season] once in the last 15 years.

“So we had lost, as an organization, our relevancy.”

That has changed in a major way during a memorable 2015-16 season.

There is something special going on in South Florida, where Jaromir Jagr is closing in on two major NHL milestones and Roberto Luongo is sipping from the fountain of youth with a .928 save percentage. They have two burgeoning franchise cornerstones in Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov, and have signed an $86-million deal with Broward County in December that should quell any relocation talk for good.

read on

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How Is NHL.TV Doing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tech Dirt,

In addition to the surprise blackouts suddenly rearing their ugly heads, it appears that NHL.tv is having trouble working across certain devices for whatever reason. Chromebooks in particular appear to be affected, but other devices render the stream into a pixelated hell-scape. This is particularly problematic for a sport that relies so heavily on high-res viewing in order to follow the puck and the action in an arena where color differentiation is much more limited than with other sports.

But adding insult to injury is the all-caps threat clause the NHL slid into the update.

IF YOU CIRCUMVENT OR ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT ANY BLACKOUT RESTRICTION OR OTHER USE RESTRICTION: YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE TERMINATION AND A CHARGE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) FOR EARLY TERMINATION WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD; YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION; AND THE NHL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REPORT SUCH MISCONDUCT TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Lovely....

more

HFBoards on the topic, starting on the newest page...

A lot of action at NHL.TV twitter account.

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Video- Welcome To Boston Milan Lucic

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Boston Bruins played this tribute to Lucic last night.

The LA Kings defeated the Bruins 9-2.

 

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  Tags: milan+lucic

Videos- Participants Respond To Nazem Kadri’s Geasture

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

And here comes the throat-slash...

 

 

via Sportsnet,

Mark Giordano felt Nazem Kadri’s gesture wasn’t the smartest, Mike Babcock said his forward needs better control and Bob Hartley feels the NHL will make it known how they feel about such behaviour.

Watch below...

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  Tags: nazem+kadri

Videos- Chicago Goal Overturned, Is It The Right Call?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

What do you think, goal or not?

 

 

Joel Quenneville tells you how he feels, watch below and the video is autoplay...

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