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    Bob Probert passes away at 45

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    Bob Probert passes away at 45

    Some thoughts on my blog: Hockeytown Happenings - There Will Never Be Another Bob Probert He really represented a type of player that doesn't exist anymore, and never will again. It's incredibly sad.
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    Modano done in Dallas

    Some thoughts on Modano as a Wing: Hockeytown Happenings - I Like Mike (As A Red Wing)
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    Wings' Schedule

    Thoughts on my blog: Hockeytown Happenings - 106 Days and Counting...
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    WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

    Morning after thoughts on my blog: Hockeytown Happenings - Searching for Answers An excerpt:
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    WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

    Thoughts on my blog: Game 3 Quick Thoughts This sucks a lot, you guys. I'm feeling pretty empty right now.
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    WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

    I know it's cliche, but I'm sticking with the old saying that you don't start to panic until you've lost a game at home. I think it works especially well for this series. If the Wings are able to come home, play well and even up the series, all the pressure is back on San Jose and we know how well they deal with playoff pressure. I'm still strangely optimistic about this whole thing.
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    WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

    Here's what I posted over on my blog, Hockeytown Happenings. Let’s just address the elephant in the room and get it out of the way. The officiating in this game was piss poor. It goes beyond that, really. It was embarrassing. I was embarrassed as a hockey fan to see the way in which this game was called tonight. It wasn’t just bad calls against the Wings. The goaltender interference penalty on Heatley was atrocious. It’s the kind of call the Wings have had go against them for years and it doesn’t look any better when it goes against the other team. The two calls against Bertuzzi tonight were abysmal. I don’t think the referees think twice about making those calls if the name BERTUZZI isn’t sewn across the back of the jersey. It’s uncalled for, it’s embarrassing and the NHL needs to do something about it. That leads me to my next point. Brad Watson and Kevin Pollock need to be fired. If any of us do that poor of a job at our professions, we get terminated. It’s not like it’s the first time with these guys. The simple fact is that officiating should be not be this large of a deciding factor in a National Hockey League playoff game. This needs to be a pressing issue and you just don’t get the sense that the league cares at all. There won’t be disciplinary action. Gary Bettman isn’t going to say anything. Until there is a precedent set for this kind of shoddy officiating to be done away with, it’s going to keep happening. It’s disgusting. Taking all of that into consideration, the Wings need to blame themselves for losing this game. For as many terrible calls as there were, there were plenty that were legitimate and were taken at very inopportune times. For instance, the too-many-men-on-the-ice call with just over a minute to go. Or Dan Cleary’s slashing penalty. Or Valtteri Filppula’s tripping call. All real penalties. The penalty kill can only do so much. Jimmy Howard can only do so much. The Wings were too sloppy for much of Game 2 and it cost them. Can somebody explain how the Red Wings are suddenly incapable of winning a face-off? I mean, how does that happen? They were so consistently dominant in the circle during the regular season and now, nine games into the playoffs, they can’t win one to save their lives. They’re not just losing them, they’re losing them at the worst possible times. It’s such a seemingly small part of the game, but it continues to burn them. They need to re-discover some of their fundamentals. Joe Pavelski is playing out of his mind. He’s doing everything right. The Versus guys joked that he could have been selling popcorn at the game, too, and that’s really what it felt like. It kind of felt like the performance Johan Franzen routinely turns in this time of year. Speaking of The Mule, where are you? In a game I really expected the Wings to win, they take a step back. It will be in vogue for many Wings fans to cite the officiating as the reason the Wings lost this game, but it’s obviously more than that. A few bad calls do not a playoff loss make. I’m pissed off about it, too. Something needs to happen. But taking the stance that it cost the Wings the game is too easy. A 2-0 hole is certainly not inescapable, but the Wings are going to need to be a hell of a lot better and smarter when they get back to The Joe.
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    WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 1

    Game 5 Quick Thoughts! Hockeytown Happenings - Game 5 Quick Thoughts
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    WCQF Game 4 GDT: Coyotes 0 at Red Wings 3

    My thoughts: Hockeytown Happenings: Game 4 Recap
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    WCQF Game 3 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

    Game 3 quick thoughts: Hockeytown Happenings - Game 3 Quick Thoughts
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    WCQF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Coyotes 4

    Game 2 thoughts: Hockeytown Happenings: Game 2 Recap
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    WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 3

    My Game One thoughts: Hockeytown Happenings - Game One Recap
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    2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

    I posted some of these on my blog. Some fantastic work being done here. If anybody has an issue with me using their creation, just let me know and I'll take it down. Hockeytown Happenings
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    2010 NHL Playoffs

    I'll be discussing the playoffs and the Wings specifically on my blog if anybody wants to follow along. Hockeytown Happenings Gah. So pumped the playoffs are here.
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    4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

    Doesn't seem to be working for me. Thanks, though.
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    4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

    I'm in class tonight, unfortunately. I tried using the link in Drumm's profile but it wouldn't work for me?
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    4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

    I'm an idiot and don't know how to work the Internet. Can anybody hook me up with a stream?
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    My Day at Red Wings Practice

    I thought some of you might enjoy this: My Day at Red Wings Pratice
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    My Day at Red Wings Practice

    Thanks, guys. It was really funny to listen to Babs talk about Eaves. He was very adamant about the incident being a lesson for young kids. I enjoy his ability to turn a small event into a monumental instance of the power of perseverance. Something I didn't write about that I found kind of interesting is that Bertuzzi is tattooed almost from head to toe. He's inked up like I didn't imagine.
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    3/24 GDT: Blues 2 at Red Wings 4

    Anybody want to hook me up with a stream?
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    3/3 GDT: Canucks 6 at Red Wings 3

    Link me!
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    Hockeytown Happenings - New Red Wings blog

    Hey guys- As a part of my Sports Writing class at Michigan State, I had to create a sports blog and an aligned Twitter account to maintain for the rest of the semester. My blog is Red Wings-themed and I'd really appreciate some support and readership. Here are the links: Blog - Twitter - If you have some free time, read the blog! I'd love any comments and suggestions. If you have Twitter, add me! I'd love to follow all of you guys, too. Go Wings.
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    Hockeytown Happenings - New Red Wings blog

    Bump because I am a *****.
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    Hockeytown Happenings - New Red Wings blog

    Thanks very much, everybody! I really appreciate the readership and advice.