And Salei Makes 24- I'm no Capologist (like Scotty Bowman was SUPPOSED to be), but I tried to breakdown the current signees now that we added Ruslan Salei - and tried to make it work with the Abdelkader signing. Check my work, check the CBA, do what you will and let me know what you think.
So the Red Wings have the NHLPA to thank for Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen's deals?- Now that the Arbitrator laid the smack down to Lou Lamierello and the Kovalchuk deal, a lot of other long term contracts (Hossa, Luongo, Savard) are being reviewed. Wyshnski over at Puck Daddy suggests that the NHLPA is to blame and George Malik of Snapshots let us know what HE thinks of that.
NHL Releases New Female Jerseys- Hockey blogger extraordinaire Monica McCallister is not too fond of the new jerseys that NHL.com just made available in their store - basically, the new female jerseys are full of glitter and studs (not hunky men, but the small button-like things made of metal). Monica doesn't only find the jerseys repulsive...but she's offended - and she isn't alone.
Shanahanigans from the Wings Alumni Charity Softball Game... - Kris from Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle attended the Detroit Red Wings alumni softball game recently and provides us a recapitulation of what went down at the charity event. Some good pics and a video too - and of course - she wore her Brendan Shanahan baseball jersey.
The Greatest Red Wings of MY Time - #9- The daily saga continues as Graham from The Hole in the Door counts down his favorite Red Wings of his lifetime. Today's installment features the man who is changing the game in terms of what "net-front presence" truly means. Tomas Holmstrom aka "The Demolition Man" has been giving us on and off-ice gems for many years now.