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Red Wings flashback: A look at Gordie Howe | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The NHL is in a deep freeze thanks to a labor dispute, but at the Free Press, hockey is always on the hearth. So until there are Red Wings games on the horizon, they are spotlighting different players in Flashback Features.
Tomas Tatar scored the GWG in OT as the Griffins finished off their 3rd game in 3 nights.
This isn't strictly Red Wings-related, but this is a great look at Mr I and why he's the best owner in sports.
Around The Lockout
Here's a fantastically unfair idea. Give the players the option to take a smaller salary out of a guaranteed base if they don't like not being paid the full amount they signed for. It's like giving them to give back the money up-front without that pesky part about forcing future players to give them that money down the line!
Tim Panaccio is worried the NHL underestimated Don Fehr. How stupid would that be? I mean, how in hell do you underestimate Don Fehr?
Jack Johnson probably should have had somebody ghost-write these thoughts... and a web-developer build him a site where the background picture doesn't look like him trying not to poop himself.
This is a nice piece by an Islanders fan relieved by the resolution of his team's woes.
Megalodon's Grandpa is great.
"Busted Twigg" thinks the true representation of the NHLPA is the player who plays a median 86 games and makes a median $1.1M and somehow the rich veteran jerks fighting for contract rights for everybody are... I don't know... out of touch with that? It's a ridiculous position.
The only thing worse than a mouthy idiot is a mouthy idiot who lacks the conviction to back what he says.