OT: Wings trade Mrazek to Flyers

OT: Wings trade Mrazek to Flyers

Submitted by redwhiteandMGOBLUE on February 19th, 2018 at 11:35 PM

Per multiple sources the wings have traded goal tender Petr Mrazek to the Flyers.




DET guaranteed no less than a 4th round for Mrazek. If PHI makes playoffs and Mrazek wins 5 games for PHI in reg season, 4th becomes a 3rd. If PHI advances to CF, and Mrazek wins six playoff games, the 3rd becomes a 2nd. If PHI re-signs him next season, DET gets PHI 3rd in 19.


So the minimum DET gets for Mrazek is a fourth-round pick, that could become a third- or a second-round pick, dependent on how Mrazek/Flyers perform. The additional pick, a third-rounder, is conditional only on Mrazek re-signing in PHI.

Jon Merrill selected by Vegas Golden Knights in NHL expansion draft

Jon Merrill selected by Vegas Golden Knights in NHL expansion draft

Submitted by CalJr3000 on June 21st, 2017 at 9:15 PM

Wolverine alum Jon Merrill is heading to the @GoldenKnights! #ProBluepic.twitter.com/3brZCx3V3P

— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) June 22, 2017

Former Michigan D Jon Merrill (2010-11 through 2012-13) was selected by Las Vegas from New Jersey in tonight's NHL expansion draft.  Merrill was New Jersey's second-rounder (#38 overall) in 2010.  Vegas could keep him or decide to flip him at some point as they build their roster from scratch.

Stanley Cup champ Carl Hagelin played through broken fibula

Stanley Cup champ Carl Hagelin played through broken fibula

Submitted by CalJr3000 on June 15th, 2017 at 2:34 PM

As anyone who's reading this knows, everybody's favorite Swedish Michigan Hockey alum Carl Hagelin won a second consecutive Stanley Cup with this year's Penguins (and scored the game 6 empty-netter to seal the deal).  That was after missing a number of playoff games with a "lower body injury", as well as being considered a "healthy" scratch in games 1 and 2 of the finals.  He was then added to the lineup for game 3 in place of the injured Nick Bonino and lasted the rest of the series.

What wasn't common knowledge until now was the nature of that LBI:

Hagelin: "I broke my fibula against Winnipeg on the road and it didn't really heal... I'm not getting surgery." pic.twitter.com/PnGTyxmUpq

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 15, 2017

That happened on March 8, a couple months before the playoffs even began, meaning Hagelin played through a pretty tough injury.  I realize hockey players are often known for gutting out the playoffs with injuries like this, but since Carl's one of our guys, I think he deserves some recognition for overcoming this break and contributing to a second straight title.  Congrats to yet another Wolverine with his name on the Cup!

OT: NHL defenseman crosschecks ref in the back

OT: NHL defenseman crosschecks ref in the back

Submitted by MikeCohodes on January 28th, 2016 at 10:45 AM

In case you haven't seen it yet, last night in the Calgary vs Nashville game, Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman gets up woozy from a crushing hit into the boards and starts making his way towards the bench. Along the way he runs into a linesman skating backwards, and proceeds to drill him right in the back of the head and shoulders. 

Wideman claims it was unintentional and states he has apologized to the linesman in question, no word yet on possible suspension by the NHL. It did not draw a penalty in the game.

Video can be found at the following LINK but I'm having trouble embedding for the board, sorry.

Michigan Hockey Alums With a Strong Start

Michigan Hockey Alums With a Strong Start

Submitted by ProfMurdoc on October 25th, 2015 at 5:11 AM

Checking the leaderboard at NHL.com after the first handful of games, one finds a (not too meaningful) cool thing: multiple familiar names.


Pacioretty accounts for a lot of the pop, in the top 4 for goals, points, and +/- , but Cammalleri, and Larkin both put in good showings. As does Al Montoya for both his save % and GAA. 


Go Blue.

OT: Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees announced today (4pm EST)

OT: Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees announced today (4pm EST)

Submitted by The Geek on June 29th, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Nicklas Lidstrom, who won seven Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Red Wings, is a virtual lock in his first year of eligibility.

The Red Wings' blue liner was a Calder Trophy-finalist in his rookie season, and went on to score 264 goals and added 878 assists for 1,142 points in his career.

Only five defensemen recorded more: Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Al MacInnis, Phil Housley and Larry Murphy. All but Housley are already in the Hall, and the American blue-line leader should receive strong consideration again.

Other candidates with a good chance include Lidstrom's ex-teammate Sergei Fedorov and nemesis Chris Pronger.

More info HERE



Pacioretty's and Pateryn's Habs advance

Pacioretty's and Pateryn's Habs advance

Submitted by CalJr3000 on April 26th, 2015 at 9:08 PM

A couple more Wolverine hockey alumni will be heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and both had a hand in tonight's Montreal win over Ottawa.  The Canadiens won the series four games to two behind outstanding Carey Price goaltending, but tonight Pateryn assisted on Brendan Gallagher's first-period goal, the game-winner, and Pacioretty sealed the deal with an empty-netter from deep in his own end with 0.03 to go.

Wolverines whose teams remain in the playoffs as of this post include:
-Andrew Cogliano (Ducks)
-Luke Glendening (Red Wings)
-Carl Hagelin (Rangers)
-Matt Hunwick (Rangers)

LET'S GO RED WINGS, plus the Habs and Rangers otherwise, and to a lesser extent, the Ducks.