Detroit Red Wings
Hoist one for the fallen.
Elimination game #2. The Hawks squirmed out a bit from under the Wings' boot, but the Wings can still eliminate them with a win at the Joe, which will be rockin'. Don't really want to go back to Chicago for game 7, so they need to bring more energy. And stay out of the damn box!
TV: 8 PM ET, CBC, NCBS
Let's Go Red Wings!
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Would be a whole lot easier to get up had they won, right?
Tomorrow's Friday Fun will be in color. Might be fun.
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Quick Wings update today about the upcoming training camp. The MOU was signed yesterday so camp will begin today at Compuware Arena until Wednesday. Practices will open today at Noon and 1:00 and Monday at the same times. Tuesday practice will start at 9:30 with the Red-White game at 6pm.
Helm, Eaves and Datsyuk are out. Mike Knuble has been given a tryout. Filppula is skating again after an MCL sprain in Finland, Carlo Colaiacovo expects to be ready after a shoulder injury. Nyquist and Tatar are staying in Grand Rapids, while Brendan Smith has been recalled.
There's the link. I gotta say, I'm starting come around on that signing. He's that hard-nosed guy nobody wants to play against, but you love on your own team. Hopefully, the veteran presence of Hank and Pav can keep him from taking too many bad penalties. And imagine a line of him, Miller, and Abdelkader. That would be an absolute bitch to play against. Until someone took a penalty I guess. But for those moments, it would be glorious!
"Retiring today allows me to walk away with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me"
It'll be weird without number five. I'm all for it going up in the rafters next season, hopefully right away like Yzerman's 19.