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 Ozzie! Ozzie! 28 October 2010

Joey MacDonald has been called up from Grand Rapids due to an injury to Jimmy Howard.  Hearing on Twitter that it’s back spams.
No word yet on the specifics, including the extent of how long Howard will be out.  Rafalski was put on short term IR and Draper on LTIR.  Injured …

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 game preview 21 October 2010

Not much time for a game preview today.  But hey, Red Wings hockey is back after an abnormally long time off.  I didn’t see the Wings’ last game in Phoenix, but they got the W, albeit in overtime.  Let’s improve upon that and get back to playing Red Wings hockey.
The …

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 game recap 15 October 2010

photo: Elsa/ Getty Images via Yahoo!
In a word: unacceptable.  I have nothing good to say about this game.
Goals were as follows:
Detroit: Niklas Kronwall (Bertuzzi, Hudler)
Dallas: Brad Richards (pp; Niskanen, Ribeiro); Loui Eriksson (Richards, Neal); Brenden Morrow (Ribeiro); James Neal (Richards, Daley)
– The forecheck showed up occasionally, but it wasn’t …

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 game preview 14 October 2010

photo: AP via Yahoo!
Oh hai.  Coincidentally the minute the hockey season started work picked up and I’ve been absolutely slammed during the day, leaving little to no time for previews and recaps.  Thus, I’m getting this out rather earlier than I’d want.
Nothing official out yet, but I can only assume …

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 Uncategorized 12 October 2010

photo: David Guralnick/ Detroit News
Being a Red Wing really is an honor.  When I was traded here, I didn’t know why I was coming, what I was going to be doing, or how long it was going to be for.  The journey it has been for me in Detroit, from …

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 TP:60 12 October 2010

It’s a new week and that means a new episode of TP:60.  Recently retired Tyler from the Triple Deke and JJ from Kansas (and Winging it in Motown) join Hollis, Petrella and Discher to talk about the start of the season.
Check it out.

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 game preview 9 October 2010

photo: Peter J. Preston/Flickr
Here are the lineups for both teams, from Khan (since there’s nothing on the D pairings, I just swapped in Kindl for Ericsson, but who knows how that’ll actually pan out come game time):



Pisani-Pirri-Kane (apparently Sharp is hurt)







What I’m looking forward to:
The Wings were riled up last …

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 game recap 8 October 2010

photo: AP
Now that’s what you call starting with a bang.  A big bang, punctuated loudly with 4 goals, a shutout, and a Gordie Howe hat trick.
Goals were as follows:
Detroit: Johan Franzen (Filppula, Bertuzzi), Mike Modano (Cleary, Stuart), Pavel Datsyuk (Zetterberg, Rafalski), Dan(ny) Cleary (Datsyuk)
Anaheim: none
Jonathan Ericsson Watch: 1 Game.
+ Wings …

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 game preview 8 October 2010

photo: Jeff Powers/Flickr
This is what we’ve been waiting for all summer.  The drop of the puck in regular season.  Red Wings opening night.
Here are the lines, courtesy of Khan:
I can’t find an official lineup for the Ducks anywhere, but looking at their roster the most important thing will be managing …

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 Jonathan Ericsson Watch 6 October 2010

Update, 9:01pm MT: I was thinking when I posted this about setting up some sort of actual pool, with a real winner and everything, and Matt’s link today reminded me of that.  So, put in your bets in the comments below.  Whoever’s the closest will win a yet-to-be-determined but still …

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