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Hockeytown, No Limits
In which the Red Wings trade for a goalie… " The Production Line
Michael Petrella at TPL has a good talk with Broad Street Hockey's Travis Hughes about the possibility of the Wings acquiring a more solid backup goalie.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall among NHL leaders in blocked shots | MLive.com
For those counting, that's 51 more shots blocked than Jonathan Ericsson has.
Wings try to improve road record | Windsor Star
Detroit is usually a very strong road team, but they've struggled away from the Joe this season. They'll look to improve on that tonight in Pittsburgh.
Sheldon Kennedy’s fight continues | The Malik Report
George Malik has a writeup on Sheldon Kennedy, a former Red Wings forward who now advocates for victims of sexual abuse and is believed to be a victim of Graham James'. There are few acts more despicable and inhuman as the kind of stuff James is guilty of doing to the young humans placed trustingly under his care. There is no punishment I can imagine that's fitting enough for a monster who would betray that.
Around the NHL
Crosby out again with concussion-like symptoms - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
We've all heard by now that Sidney Crosby won't play tonight's game in Pittsburgh. Nobody's sure what his status is going to be, as he and the Penguins organization are trying to be as cautious as necessary.
Gary Bettman: The Less of All Evils? " BloggedShots
I present this without comment, but will let you know that there's an argument made here that Gary Bettman is the best commissioner among the four major sports.
Andy Sutton might have a point about suspension appeals | ProHockeyTalk
Let's get this out of the way to start things off: Any Sutton deserved to be suspended and the way he talks about the pace of the game and how split/second adjustments have defined the edge he's played on is patently ridiculous coming from a guy who leaped into another man's head a few days ago. Still, the fact that Gary Bettman is the ultimate decision-maker in suspension appeals is something that should change. Personally, I'd like to see Sutton appeal his suspension and have ten more games tacked onto it because the big idiot felt it a necessary waste of everyone's time to ask for a second look at a dirty act.
Lightning's St. Louis recovering from scary injury near eye | TSN
Marty St. Louis is on the road to recovery after taking a shot in the eye in practice the day he would have reached 500 consecutive games played.
Kings fire Terry Murray; ex-Flyers coach Stevens interim boss - Puck Daddy
This move was overdue. The Kings had completely tuned out Murray and they were absolutely faltering under him. Whichever guy they get to replace him on the long-term is going to have a lot of work in front of him.
Fear the FAQ 2011-12 - Fear The Fin
There is significantly more in this post than you will ever want to know about the Sharks and/or all of the random esoterica at their SB Nation blog, Fear The Fin, but I still found myself reading through the whole thing.
2011-12 Minnesota Wild Compared to Past Teams: Which is a Better Comparison? - Hockey Wilderness
Wild fans have been ranting and wailing against the people who (rightfully) say that their success isn't sustainable this season. Instead of looking at better predictors of team play, they've chosen here to compare Minnesota to the teams who just so happened to be leading the league as of December 12th each year.
Let's Go Red Wings.