Monthly Archives: May 2009

Around the Rink – May 29th Edition

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings return to their second straight Stanley Cup Final in a rematch against last year’s opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The series will kick off tomorrow at Joe Louis Arena at … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – May 27th Edition

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings face off tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks with a chance to clinch the series at home and advance to their second straight Stanley Cup Final where the Pittsburgh Penguins … Continue reading

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SI: How the Red Wings’ Eurocentric Draft in ’89 Transformed Them into the Best Pro Sports Franchise in North America

By Michael Farber After a seven-hour drive from Chicago to the Twin Cities and an even longer wait inside the Met Center during the 1989 NHL entry draft, the 246th player chosen threaded his way to the Red Wings’ table. … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – May 25th Edition

Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings established a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals with an impressive 6-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon. With the captain Nicklas Lidstrom, star forward Pavel … Continue reading

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Hockey world discusses controversial hit in Game 3

After Game 3 in Chicago on Friday night, the talk of the hockey world was on Niklas Kronwall’s hit on Chicago forward Martin Havlat at 13:08 in the opening frame of the contest. Everyone from bloggers, media pundits, fans, players … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – May 22nd Edition

Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings may have a different lineup heading into Game 3. Head coach Mike Babcock plans to insert veteran forward Kirk Maltby into the lineup, likely replacing Justin Abdelkader. On Thursday, Pavel Datsyuk … Continue reading

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Around the Rink – May 20th Edition

Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images After 60 minutes of play, Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks was all tied up at two goals apiece. Overtime would decide the winner and a … Continue reading

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