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 game preview 1 April 2010

Before I get any further, I’m just really glad I didn’t have to watch the end of that Edmonton game.  GameCenter Live crapped out on me, and as I saw the tweets that Edmonton had tied it up, I was actually more relieved that I wasn’t watching.  I don’t think …

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 game recap 29 December 2009

That was one of those games that proves that low scoring, tight games are no less entertaining than high scoring barn burners.  That feeling of “this is fun to watch” was quickly washed out when Lebda lost Modin, who scored in OT.  In a strange way, I feel less upset …

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 game preview 28 December 2009

This is going to be quick, as I don’t have a lot of time this afternoon.  Steve Mason will be starting for the BJs, and Howard’s in for Detroit.

Jimmy Howard
(career stats vs Columbus)
Steve Mason
(career stats vs Detroit

GP
3
6

W
2
3

L
0
3

GAA
1.21
3.43

Leino will be sitting in the press box tonight, because Babcock isn’t happy with …

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 game recap 27 December 2009

Very glad that I was wrong when I said this was exactly the type of game the Wings like to lose.
Goals were as follows:
Detroit: Todd Bertuzzi (pp; Datsyuk, Lidstrom); Todd Bertuzzi (Rafalski, Lidstrom)
Columbus: Antoine Vermette (Voracek)
Pluses
+ I know that Bertuzzi knew Petrella was in the building when he scored that …

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 game recap 12 November 2009

On this Veterans Day/Remembrance Day, a moment to thank all those who’ve served.
Edited to add goals, which I initially forgot.  Which makes me realize there were fewer points all around gathered by the Red Wings, as a lot of goals were scored off of turnovers from CBJ, which means a …

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 Uncategorized 16 September 2009

The Red Wings played their first pre-season game tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.  I didn’t get a chance to watch, or listen, but the final score was DET 3, PHI 1.  Goals by Draper, Jamie Tardif, and Jeremy Williams.  James van Riemsdyk scored the lone goal for the Flyers.
With pre-season …

Post Thumbnail of And the big signings of the off season are...
 Uncategorized 6 August 2009

…Patrick Eaves and Jason Williams.
I actually really like the Eaves signing. I was unsure what to think until I heard the terms of the deal: 1 year, $500,000. He’s a right-hand shot, which makes up for Samuelsson’s departure. A former first-round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators, …

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 game recap 23 April 2009

Well, that was a barnburner.
Detroit scored, then Columbus scored. Then Detroit scored a couple, and then Columbus scored a couple. That was pretty much the story for the first two periods.
The Red Wings looked a little loose, lax on the defense, at least compared to the previous two …

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 game recap 16 April 2009

To all the Osgood naysayers: he knows how to win when it matters.
The MSM and the bloggers all targeted Detroit’s goaltending as their big weakness, and rightfully after the showing Osgood gave during the regular season. But the one thing about Osgood is that he’s always been able to …

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