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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings Fans Need to Root for Prospect Kaden Fulcher - The Hockey Writers

What I learned the most from the 2018 Memorial Cup is that there are things in life that are bigger than hockey. We’re all working towards something and more often than not, we need other people to help get us where we want to go. I probably wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for someone like him and it had nothing to do with his hockey. It was the fact that he chose to talk and be kind to me the entire time. That’s why I’m rooting for Fulcher and hoping he becomes someone special on the ice.

There’s no reason NOT to root for him, but I like this story.

Around the NHL

Blues didn’t overcome Binnington’s struggles in first-round vs. Canucks - NHL.com

Jordan Binnington wasn’t close to the goalie he was for the Blues in the playoffs last season, when he was 16-10 with a 2.46 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He was 0-3 and allowed 13 goals on 65 shots (.800 save percentage) in three starts in the series.

There’s more listed than just the goaliek but it’s interesting seeing the main dot com call out a player by name like that. I don’t like Binnington though so good.