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Red Wings Defeat Sabres, Must Continue to Take Advantage of Schedule

The Red Wings moved into a tie for third place in the Atlantic Division with the Ottawa Senators following the team’s second home win in a row, this time against the Buffalo Sabres. After finishing a four-game road trip in which they won twice, they are now on a five-game homestand. Usually, October/November is a home-heavy time for Detroit, whereas …

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New York Rangers Looking To Start Setting Winnings Ways With Consistency

The New York Rangers have been one of the bigger disappointments this season. It looked like that trend was going to continue on Tuesday night when trailing the Golden Knights 4-2 going into the third period. However the Rangers stared to play a more sound game and rallied for four unanswered goals to skate away with a 6-4 victory. It …

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Detroit’s Young Stars Shine in 5-3 Win Over Arizona Coyotes

The trio of Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Andreas Athanasiou was the difference maker in Tuesday’s Halloween thriller. Athanasiou has only played three games, but he has picked up right where he left off last season. That line has lightning fast speed, power, and a lot of skill. If they continue to show impressive chemistry, this will be a dangerous …

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Montreal Canadiens Making Matters Worse With Every Loss

The Montreal Canadiens are the most disappointing team this season sitting with a 2-7-1 record now ten games in. They have the league’s worst offense (1.70 goals-per-game) and the second worst defense (3.70 goals-allowed-average) which clearly states the issues outright. Fans have all but given up on seeing the Habs turn this ship around despite with plenty of hockey still …

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Boston Bruins 2017-18 Season Showing Early Signs Of Playoff Bust

It’s still much too early into the season to be worrying about the playoffs. However it is never too early to be concerned with inconsistent play that can hinder giving teams good habits to form to create winning ways. In the case of the Boston Bruins and their 2-3-0 start through the first 5 games, there truthfully hasn’t been anything …

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As Athanasiou Sits, Martin Frk Takes Advantage in Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their season on Thursday night at the brand new Little Caesars Arena. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance for the milestone first game (quotes on my Twitter, link at the bottom). As RFA Andreas Athanasiou continues to sit out, forward Martin Frk, drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft (same draft …

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Hicketts, Sulak Impress for Red Wings Despite Back-to-Back Losses

Here’s a double dose of Red Wings recaps for you. On back-to-back nights the Red Wings played pre-season games at Little Caesars Arena. Thursday vs. Chicago On Thursday night, they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Thursday’s lineup was the weakest Detroit had iced all pre-season. The top line consisted of David Booth, Riley Sheahan, and Ben Street. Meanwhile, the …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 3 and Overall Assessments

After the highlights of Day 3, you will find all my individual player assessments. But first, here’s a little snippet of the Team Delvecchio practice.     Joe Hicketts has succeeded and defied the odds at every level of hockey that he’s played at. His intentions are clear this year: to play a game at the NHL level. The small-in-stature …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 2

A lot of content in this recap of the second day of Red Wings training camp. Included in the various practices was another scrimmage (and a shootout). You can see that shootout below, as well as an array of photos from the day’s events, interview videos, quotes, and my observations. #redwings #drwtc Day 2 pic.twitter.com/najmilWn2B — Kevin Sporka – HOHM …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 1 (9/15/17)

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their 2017 training camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and there were some new faces present. Newly acquired defenseman Trevor Daley (signed as a free agent in July), along with veteran NHL forward David Booth (of Shelby Township, Michigan) and P.A. Parenteau, all took part in the first day of the camp. Before we get …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Lane Zablocki: Q&A

I spoke with Lane Zablocki, selected in the 3rd round (#79) of this year’s NHL Draft, during Day 1 of Detroit’s prospect development camp. Born: Alberta, Canada Last Season: Regina Pats & Red Deer Rebels (WHL) Height/Weight: 6-0 / 185 lbs (eliteprospects.com) This interview took place on July 7, 2017. Describe your thoughts being drafted by Detroit. It’s unbelievable, getting …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Reilly Webb: Q&A

I spoke with Reilly Webb, selected in the 6th round (#164) of this year’s NHL Draft, following Day 1 of Detroit’s annual prospect development camp, held in Traverse City, Michigan. Born: Ontario, Canada Last Season: Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) Height/Weight: 6-3 / 198 lbs This interview took place on July 7, 2017. Describe your feelings getting drafted by Detroit? Yeah, I’m …

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