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It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches t…

It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches these days

thehockeynews.com Updated 50 minutes ago
The coaching business in the NHL is about to get crazier thanks to the pending free agency of Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock, who almost assuredly will set a new record for a coach’s salary whether he stays in Detroit or moves on to a new place of em…
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  • Wings cap comeback vs. Pens with OT win

    Wings cap comeback vs. Pens with OT win

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Justin Abdelkader's goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
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  • Jimmy Howard wearing pink goalie mask for Hockey Fights Cancer …

    Jimmy Howard wearing pink goalie mask for Hockey Fights Cancer (Photo)

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    The Detroit Red Wings are holding Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Thursday night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins roll into town. That mean’s lavender dashboards around the rink at the Joe, as well as goalie Jimmy Howard busting out his pink goalie mask for ch…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Sabres’ Chris Stewart drawing major interest

    Rumor Roundup: Sabres’ Chris Stewart drawing major interest

    thehockeynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Buffalo Sabres right wing Chris Stewart frequently popped up in the rumor mill this week as a possible trade candidate. Stewart, who turns 27 on October 30, is earning $4.2 million this season (with a cap hit of $4.15 million) and becomes eligible for u…
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  • Pavel Datsyuk work of art ruined by NHL goalie interference rul…

    Pavel Datsyuk work of art ruined by NHL goalie interference rules (Video)

    yahoo.com NHL.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)
    Pavel Datsyuk returned to the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Tuesday night and did what Pavel Datsyuk does, which is score a ridiculous goal: Blazing speed into the Montreal Canadiens zone, a dangle to the middle, a spinning backhand perfectly placed past …
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  • Maple Leafs' Kozun out six weeks with ankle sprain

    Maple Leafs' Kozun out six weeks with ankle sprain

    NHL.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brandon Kozun will miss a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain, coach Randy Carlyle said Monday according to TSN. Kozun was injured going into the boards in a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. He ...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Red Wings still searching for missing blueline p…

    Rumor Roundup: Red Wings still searching for missing blueline piece

    thehockeynews.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    The Detroit Red Wings are linked to Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the rumor mill, but he’s not the only blueliner they could be pursuing. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the Florida Panthers want to move blueliner Brian Campbell and the Red …
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  • Zetterberg scores late in OT as Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 1-0 …

    Zetterberg scores late in OT as Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 1-0 to sweep home-and home

    NHL.com Oct 18 (6 days ago)
    DETROIT - Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and a sweep of the teams' home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Myers, Staal could be moved for the right price

    Rumor Roundup: Myers, Staal could be moved for the right price

    thehockeynews.com Oct 18 (6 days ago)
    The respective trade statuses of Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers remain hot topics in the NHL rumor mill. In today’s salary cap era, it’s unusual to see two such notable players mentioned this early in th…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Zetterberg's big night; goalies draw blanks

    NHL Three Stars: Zetterberg's big night; goalies draw blanks

    No. 1 Star: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings captain had a 4-point night, assisting on all of Detroit’s goals in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had the primary assist on the Red Wings’ first three goals, two from Johan Fran…
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  • Top 5 early season surprises

    Top 5 early season surprises

    thehockeynews.com Oct 17 (6 days ago)
    The year has just begun, but already we’ve seen more than our fair share of surprises. Here’s your top-five before we enter the second Saturday of the season: 5. Gustav Nyquist continues to shoot out the lights After the summer of Advanced Statistics, i…
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  • A fond farewell to Joe Louis Arena

    A fond farewell to Joe Louis Arena

    thehockeynews.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)
    Say it ain’t so, Joe. Like many, I was saddened to learn the city of Detroit will raze Joe Louis Arena and give the land to a creditor as part of a settlement in the city’s bankruptcy case. Not that the old Joe wasn’t getting long in the tooth. In one o…
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  • Mike Babcock has turned down at least one firm offer to stay wi…

    Mike Babcock has turned down at least one firm offer to stay with Wings – source

    thehockeynews.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)
    Well played, Mr. Babcock. Well played. Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, the undisputed prize catch among potential unrestricted free agents after this season, came into the Center of the Hockey Universe™ and managed to get out of the morning skate …
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  • Wings GM won't rush Alfredsson's decision

    Wings GM won't rush Alfredsson's decision

    ESPN.com Oct 16
    As Daniel Alfredsson ponders whether to retire, Red Wings GM Ken Holland says he will not rush him for an answer.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Eric Staal in Toronto’s sights?

    Rumor Roundup: Eric Staal in Toronto’s sights?

    In their quest to land a true first-line center, the Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly cast their eyes south to Carolina and Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Maple Leafs held discussions with the Hurricanes during the summ…
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  • Wings' arena to be demolished in settlement

    Wings' arena to be demolished in settlement

    ESPN.com Oct 16
    The city of Detroit, with financial help from the state, plans to demolish the home of the Detroit Red Wings and give the land to a creditor for development as part of a major settlement in the city's bankruptcy case, lawyers said Thursday.
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  • THN Analytics: Slow start? Firing the coach might not be the fi…

    THN Analytics: Slow start? Firing the coach might not be the fix

    By Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN As the fervor dies down from the fever pitch of opening games, NHL teams and their fanbases shift into the time-honored ritual of agonizing over early-season results. A few coaches begin to feel the walls close in, a…
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  • NHL Capsules: DETROIT - David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored in…

    NHL Capsules: DETROIT - David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored in…

    NHL.com Oct 16
    DETROIT - David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Wednesday night. The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard made three key saves ...
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  • Video - Red Wings Rally, Stun Penguins In OT 01:08

    Red Wings Rally, Stun Penguins In OT

    Oct 23
    The Red Wings scored two goals late in the third period to force overtime and Justin Abdelkader played the hero, scoring the game-winner in overtime.
  • Video - Canadiens Fight Past Red Wings 00:52

    Canadiens Fight Past Red Wings

    Oct 21
    David Desharnais' overtime goal helped the Canadiens beat the Red Wings 2-1.
  • Video - Red Wings Crush Maple Leafs 00:50

    Red Wings Crush Maple Leafs

    Oct 17
    Johan Franzen scored twice in the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
  • Video - Getzlaf Lifts Ducks Past Red Wings 01:16

    Getzlaf Lifts Ducks Past Red Wings

    Oct 11
    Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals, including the game winner, in the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

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