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#2584269 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by mvanpop on 23 March 2015 - 11:13 PM

After basically screwing over the team in the first place I don't think he has respect for Lamariello at all.

#2584268 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 23 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

Since he retired a Devil, dont the Devils reserve his rights until that contract is complete? I dont understand how this would work.

Lamariello let him go and relinquished his NHL rights to allow him to go to the KHL. He's no longer tied to the team. If he comes back for another team, that would make that a bad GM decision. It was classy at the time, though, so maybe Kovalchuck would feel some sort of debt to him or just a general respect. 

#2579724 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 March 2015 - 12:02 AM


#2572715 Corey Crawford, you're gonna be on the news for that

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

#2570847 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by number9 on 15 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

last year I started saying that Dekeyser was our best defensive defenseman. Now others have joined the bandwagon. a very nice story by the Hockey Writers.


of course I can't get the link to work......... Just go to www.thehockeywriters.com and then look up the story.......


TheHockeyWriters.com is literally fans writing blog posts for free. There is zero credible journalism going on. There's one guy who works for them that is credible, and this is not him.


I love how you framed your OP around how YOU said this, and now others agree. Classic lol

#2570513 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 February 2015 - 12:38 PM

Good Michigan boy and future captain, best signing in years.

#2570449 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by Ram on 13 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

I don't know, Quincey has been pretty good this year and D seems like he's in a bit of a sophmore slump.  

The defense as a unit has been surprisingly reliable this season. Kronners I think has declined but still gets the job done, Quincey has indeed bounced back, as horrible as that tastes coming out of my mouth. XO I hope stays up for good. Smith and Biggie have their blunders but their respective roles are filled well, IMO.


Danny is need of polishing but the future is bright with him, XO, and Marchenko.

#2570437 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 13 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

Love Danny D.  Just got my jersey not too long ago.

#2570938 Next Number to be retired

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 February 2015 - 12:49 PM

13 and 40 both. They're generational players.


While being great players neither are in that echelon of the others who had there numbers retired. They are like Shanny only Shanny has 3 cups. Just because they are the best players of this generation of Wings doesnt mean they are all time greats. 

#2565637 Slava Fetisov blames KGB for Soviet loss in 1980

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 22 January 2015 - 11:40 PM




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Finally, the mystery is solved. How could the Soviet Union lose to the overmatched USA team in the Miracle on Ice? And why did Viktor Tikhonov pull the great Vladislav Tretiak?


Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Slava Fetisov blames the KGB.


But it wasn't a spy thriller that played out at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. It was politics.


Fetisov — in the new documentary "Red Army," which is the subject of a feature in this week's Sports Illustrated — says then-CCCP coach Tikhonov was beholden to the KGB and favored Moscow Dynamo players such as goalie Vladimir Myshkin over Red Army players.


Dynamo represented the KGB. Fetisov and Tretiak played for CSKA Moscow, which represented the Red Army.


Of course, Tikhonov famously and inexplicably — until now — pulled Tretiak in favor of Myshkin after one period of the 4-3 loss.


"Three out of four goals was scored on a Dynamo player defensively," Fetisov says. "It's a KGB organization. Three goals out of four. I didn't allow one goal in this game."


If true, the move backfired on Tikhonov.


"Tikhonov tried to kill Red Army," Fetisov says. "If Tikhonov would have won Olympic gold in Lake Placid, I guarantee, no (bleeping) Russian Five would exist. Dynamo would have dominated from then on. The loss of the Olympics in '80 helped me to become who I am."


So Hockeytown thanks Tikhonov, too.


As far the loss, Fetisov says it was just one game in Russia's long and glorious dominance of the sport.


"For American people, selective memory, it's a national thing," he says. "I admit, I own one of the most famous
silver medals in sports history. Correct? Done?"


The film is currently scheduled to open in metro Detroit on Feb. 27 at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak.

#2562804 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 January 2015 - 04:00 AM

When he was with buffalo, that gum by save where he was sprawling around, and he rolled his upper body over with his pads still down.

But with the wings....
The smile on his face when he lifted the cup

#2562181 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 10 January 2015 - 12:29 AM


#2562048 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:55 PM

If this was my first day ever on LGW and saw that THIS was big news, I'd probably never come back.

Love you all

#2562040 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

I hope not one team claims him


If I were Buffalo I'd claim him, and the next time I played Boston I'd finally pay Lucic back for running over Ryan Miller. 


Then I'd waive him again. 

#2562029 McGratton on waivers

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2015 - 02:24 PM

Waived by the Flames??? He must be good!