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5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

thehockeynews.com Updated 26 minutes ago
A hot goalie can take his team deep into the playoffs, but a cold one can also go pretty far with a strong enough team in front of him. A goaltender has won the Conn Smythe Trophy six out of the last 20 years, but we’ve also seen some pretty mediocre pe…
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  • Astros turn 5-4-3 triple play in win against Tigers

    Astros turn 5-4-3 triple play in win against Tigers

    yahoo.com nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    The Houston Astros entered play on Saturday with the third highest winning percentage in MLB. Third! Needless to say, they've been the biggest and/or most pleasant surprise in the entire league, and they've done it by doing everything well. That include…
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  • Iglesias day to day with left knee contusion

    Iglesias day to day with left knee contusion

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against Houston in the fifth inning with a contusion to his left knee and is day to day, according to the club.
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  • Detroit's dynamic double-play duo at it again

    Detroit's dynamic double-play duo at it again

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Tigers middle infielders Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias have made a habit of combining for spectacular double plays. On Saturday afternoon against the Astros, the duo dazzled again.
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  • Roundup: Home Run Lifts Tigers; Bryce Harper Stays Hot

    Roundup: Home Run Lifts Tigers; Bryce Harper Stays Hot

    nytimes.com May 22 (yesterday)
    J.D. Martinez’s three-run shot supported Alfredo Simon’s strong pitching over seven innings as Detroit knocked off visiting Houston, 6-2.
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  • Bowman not surprised Babcock left Red Wings

    Bowman not surprised Babcock left Red Wings

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Former Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman said Friday he can see why Mike Babcock is now coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I wasn't surprised Mike left Detroit," Bowman told the Edmonton Journal. "The offers were high in Buffalo (and Toront...
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  • Trying next step, Verlander to throw sim game

    Trying next step, Verlander to throw sim game

    MLB.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Six weeks after Justin Verlander threw a simulated game and fell short of his goal, he's scheduled to throw another one. He'll face a group of Tigers hitters Tuesday afternoon in Oakland, where Detroit faces the A's next week, as he tries the next step …
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  • Mike Babcock returns to Joe Louis Arena, bids emotional farewel…

    Mike Babcock returns to Joe Louis Arena, bids emotional farewell to team and city

    NHL.com May 22 (2 days ago)
    DETROIT - A day after being introduced as the new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was back in Detroit, speaking with reporters in the Red Wings' dressing room. In what was something of a farewell address to the organization and...
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  • Detroit top prospect Dylan Larkin leaves NCAA, signs NHL deal

    Detroit top prospect Dylan Larkin leaves NCAA, signs NHL deal

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com May 22 (2 days ago)
    It’s been an eventful few weeks for Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin. First, he suited up for 10 games for the United States at the World Championship in Czech Republic, helping the team capture a silver medal at the tournament. Then he decided t…
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  • Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov calls for ban on yo…

    Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov calls for ban on young Russians playing in NHL

    NHL.com May 22 (2 days ago)
    MOSCOW - Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL. Fetisov, who is now a senator in Russia, tells Russia's R-Sp...
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  • Tucker finds perfect time for first homer

    Tucker finds perfect time for first homer

    MLB.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    The Astros have had a habit of hitting home runs this season, and Thursday afternoon's 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park was no different. Preston Tucker forced extras with the first home run of his Major League career, going deep off c…
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  • McCann Hits Leadoff HR in 11th, Sends Tigers Over Astros

    McCann Hits Leadoff HR in 11th, Sends Tigers Over Astros

    nytimes.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday.
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  • Someone on the Tigers thinks manager Brad Ausmus is 'dreamy'

    Someone on the Tigers thinks manager Brad Ausmus is 'dreamy'

    yahoo.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is a fine looking gentleman. No one denies this. During most games, the announcers will often mention that he looks like he could still play. During a recent Sunday Night Baseball telecast, Curt Schilling even talked a…
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  • Someone on the Tigers thinks manager Brad Ausmus is 'dreamy'

    Someone on the Tigers thinks manager Brad Ausmus is 'dreamy'

    yahoo.com May 21 (3 days ago)
    Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is a fine looking gentleman. No one denies this. During most games, the announcers will often mention that he looks like he could still play. During a recent Sunday Night Baseball telecast, Curt Schilling even talked a…
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  • Video - Bush looking forward to 'fresh start' with 49ers 01:48

    Bush looking forward to 'fresh start' with 49ers

    May 21
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses running back Reggie Bush's desire to contribute in San Francisco, which was evident when he fielded punts during OTAs -- something he hasn't done in a game since 2011.
  • Video - Lions' backup receivers ready to compete for jobs 01:40

    Lions' backup receivers ready to compete for jobs

    May 16
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein says the addition of Lance Moore and Greg Salas means there will be plenty of competition to back up Detroit's pair of Pro Bowl wide receivers.
  • Video - Dolphins cleared of Suh-related tampering 03:08

    Dolphins cleared of Suh-related tampering

    May 13
    Jarrett Bell discusses why the NFL cleared the Miami Dolphins of tampering in their pursuit of free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
  • Video - Lions sign WR Lance Moore 02:03

    Lions sign WR Lance Moore

    May 12
    Ryan Clark discusses how wide receiver Lance Moore, who just signed a one-year deal with Detroit, will be able to contribute to the Lions' offense.

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