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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.
Lineups:
Nothing official out yet, but I can only assume …

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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:
Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Miller-Helm-Eaves
Lidstrom-Ericsson
Stuart-Rafalski
Kronwall-Salei
Howard
Osgood
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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 summer speculation 12 August 2010

As I’m sure most of you were also doing last night, I watched the NHL Network air the ABC/ESPN broadcast of the 2002 Stanley Cup Game 5 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.  Gary Thorne and Bill Clement kept reiterating the star power, and the to-be Hall of Fame players.  That …

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 Uncategorized 6 August 2010

Mike Modano has signed.  Darren Helm signed an extension.  I’m assuming Abdelkader will sign on any day now, and if Kenny can work his magic, maybe even another defenseman (Willie Mitchell?).
It’s suddenly August, and things are picking up steam a bit.  I’ve signed up for a half marathon on October …

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