NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring a goal in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Coyotes wrap-up and overnight report: a kettle bell ring-worthy win
Anything and everything about last night's game. George has it covered for you.
Wings Run Off Smith, Tolerate Labamba For Another 2 Periods " The Production Line - TP:60
Don't worry...they didn't run off Brendan Smith. He probably would've scored at least once last night.
Detroit Red Wings - NHL | Westland native Chris Connor fulfills dream of playing for Wings | The Detroit News
Local kid does what every single one of us has dreamed of...pulled on the Winged Wheel sweater and played for his favorite hockey team.
Red Wings score five goals in first period, defeat Coyotes, 5-2 | MLive.com
Datsyuk left the game due to soreness and it was only precautionary. Thank goodness. We can all exhale now.
Around the NHL
Video: Anisimov’s gun taunt angers Tampa; Downie leaves bench - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Not sure how I feel about this move from Anisimov. Kind of classless. Kind of funny. Tampa surely didn't like it and I don't really blame them all that much. Curious if Downie gets a call from Shanny.
Porter suspended four games for kneeing Booth | ProHockeyTalk
Speaking of deserved-suspensions...
Sabres' Leino suspended for one game - NHL.com - News
Our old friend Ville will be spending another night in Buffalo's Leino Lounge.
Sutton suspended indefinitely, pending hearing - NHL.com - News
Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton suspended indefinitely for charging Alex Ponikarovsky. This will be his second suspension of the season. The Copper & Blue thinks it'll land somewhere in the 8-10 games range. Are they experts though?
Breaking: Rogers/Bell to join up and purchase MLSE - Pension Plan Puppets
Ah, nothing to see here. Just a $1.4 billion purchase plan by two Canadian business giants for majority ownership of the league's most powerful and most-lucrative team.
Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3: Nashville pulls off a great, late escape - On the Forecheck
In case you missed it, the Blue Jackets found a new and exciting way to lose a game.
Albert Pujols, Ryan Suter & The Nashville Predators, a cautionary tale - On the Forecheck
Josh put this in a Fanshot yesterday, but it deserves full attention. Dirk Hoag with On The Forecheck with a great writeup on tempering Nashville fans expectations with Ryan Suter and what his salary demands may be (and how they may be too high). As somebody who's lived near the Royals for so long and has seen them consistently develop good young talent only to lose it to free agency, I've seen this happen with a lot of players and the locals are never happy about the harsh realities of economics in professional sports.
Discussion: What did you think of Artem Anisimov's celebration after his goal last night? Would you have felt any different if it was an overtime or shootout goal? If that happened against the Wings would you want someone to go kick his ass and would you have been okay if someone on Detroit did that during a game? Did Anisimov cross the line?
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Let's Go Red Wings.