It looks like the roster is pretty much how we will start the season. There’s a couple of waives to be sorted out, but all in all, I think we’re there, and if I’m honest, I’m quite impressed.
Ken Holland was able to tie up the key players that were Free Agents, and then add a [...]
Sorry for the lack of blogs. I’ve been recovering from surgery to my jaw. I figured that my medical work was nothing compared to what Kris Draper had to endure after ‘that’ Claude Lemieux hit, and since he went on playing hockey, I should suck it up and be like Kris (and I don’t mean [...]
OK, so Detroit have done precisely naff all in the free agency.
Holland said before the Free Agency opened, that he wanted an enforcer in the organisation. Suddenly, Derek Boogaard is available from Minnesota, and what do the Wings do? Hesitate.
Now, I realise that Boogaard has not registered a point in a game for years, and [...]
Nik Lidstrom has finally put his signature on a 1-year deal to play next year with the Detroit Red Wings. Relief? You bet!
This is not just the end of contract negotiations with Lidstrom, but it also means that Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, Eaves, Miller, Helm and Abdelkader can start their negotiations. All were being held up depending [...]
So we’re out. But you know what? I’m neither surprised, nor upset. I think, with the season we had of running hot and cold, then to make it to round 2 is pretty good going. At some points it looked like we weren’t going to make the post-season at all!
The season started badly. Back to [...]
Did that 7 game series first round knock the stuffing out of us? Did the short turnaround between game 7 and game 1 of the new series leave us fatigued? Did the effort of hauling through against the Coyotes leave us too drained to motivate against the Sharks? Did you leave the oven on?
I am heavily sleep deprived
I am sick of the taste of Red Bull
I am very grouchy
I am really starting to hate my Playoff Beard, which gets thicker, faster, every year I get older
I am happy to declare a new-found respect for the Phoenix Coyotes
I am agreeing with the nomination of Bryzgalov for Vezina
I am mistaken [...]
Everyone hates the Red Wings. It’s not a secret, it’s not hidden, and if anything, it brings the majority of the NHL together in a common enemy. Everyone else, at some point, somewhere, has a problem with the Wings.
But d’you know what? We’re ok with that. It’s fine that everyone likes to see us lose, [...]
One part of me thinks that living in a hockey market like Phoenix, is a little sad sometimes, but at least there is hockey at all. I grew up in Edmonton and enjoyed the Oiler’s as a youngster in the 80’s, so maybe I was spoiled. The other part of me is happy that I [...]
The season first. Bad start, shaky middle, and solid end.
After losing 15 of the first 25 games (.400), it looked like Detroit were going to be in the middle of the pack, and fighting hard for points even this early in the season. The injuries piled up high, and fast, with multiple AHL call-ups pulling [...]