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Griffins player finds himself in wrong Grand Rapids - WoodTV

Video from Berggren following up on the best story of the week.

Why Detroit Red Wings chose Danny DeKeyser and Marc Staal as alternate captains - Freep

“One of the things we’ve talked about is emotional control and making sure that we don’t let the emotions get the best of us and cloud our judgment,” Blashill said. “That goes with officials as well. I thought we were much better at it last season than the season before.

“Dylan has done a really good job over the last couple years of developing relationships with referees, which is really important. Marc and Danny are both pretty calm customers. They don’t get too overexcited, so if they are overexcited, they’re probably on to something.”

Confirmed: It’s because the refs call more shit on you when kids yap at them for screwing up their jobs.

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Landeskog to have NHL Player Safety hearing for actions in Avalanche game - NHL

The incident occurred at 16:23 of the third period in the Avalanche’s 4-2 win at Ball Arena in Denver on Wednesday. Landeskog received a minor penalty for boarding at 16:26. Dach remained in the game. Landeskog and Blackhawks forward Tyler Johnson each received a roughing penalty for an altercation after the hit.

The Blackhawks were already being crushed. There was no need to do it on an individual basis.