Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jimmy nearly steals one for the Wings

SAN JOSE – It wasn’t the result everyone was looking for. The Red Wings came out, survived the first 10 minutes and scored the first goal of the game. After a lengthy layoff, fans had to be feeling pretty good … Continue reading

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Time to finally play!

Are you ready? Okay, that’s a pretty stupid question, but it has been a while right? The Red Wings have made their way to HP Pavilion, where Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal gets underway in a few hours. … Continue reading

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Kris Draper is happy to be #winning

SAN JOSE – Leave it to Jimmy Howard to describe the staying power of the ‘One Dollar Man.’ “Kris Draper is a competitor and he loves being out there, even for practice,” Howard said. “I think that’s one of the … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

One of the misconceptions of flying on the team plane is the assumption that those five-hour West Coast flights would go by faster. Yet there I was, struggling to entertain my ADD self with books, episodes of Seinfeld and movies … Continue reading

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Everyone has a favorite moment

Jimmy Howard remembers being on the edge of the living room table, counting down the final seconds with dad. The future NHL goaltender was just 10-years-old when the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. … Continue reading

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How about a little regional flavor?

You think this is happening in the Nashville-Anaheim series? I was on a team flight, sitting with Ken Kal, Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels not too long ago, as the three gentlemen discussed NHL realignment. As the fourth estate, I … Continue reading

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The “I’ll smile in June” first round wrap up!

There was a lot to like about the Red Wings four game sweep over Phoenix. – 13 different Red Wings scored, which is exactly the display of depth you need at this time of year. – Unlike last year’s Phoenix … Continue reading

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