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Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

07 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

Tomas Tatar after a slow start has been fantastic. Tatar's stats the past 18 games statline: 18GP 9G 8A 17PTS +6


He seems like a guy that can play with anyone, similar to Sheahan and make the line go. There was a quote from Babs a couple weeks ago about how hard he is on Tatar because he knows he can be a great player. I think playing with Datsyuk is a huge thing for him, he can play his style and not have to worry about huge defensive responsibility because Datsyuk is on his line. To me it seems like Pavs loves playing with him, and has rejuvenated Datsyuk's play.


I think he could be a 30-30 guy one day. So glad he plays for us and we didn't make any mistakes by letting him go.



Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

28 October 2014 - 06:05 PM

Detroit — Hockey legend Gordie Howe, 86, suffered a serious stroke Sunday in Texas, has lost some function on one side of his body and has difficulty speaking.


The all-time Red Wings great, whom millions across North America call "Mr. Hockey," is resting at his daughter's home in Lubbock, according to his son, Dr. Murray Howe.


"Basically, sometime in the early morning on Sunday he suffered a pretty bad stroke," said Howe, who heads the department of radiology at Toledo Hospital.


"The right side of his body is very, very weak. He's unable to stand without help. He's able to speak, but very, very difficult to speak.


"He knows who he is. He knows the people around him. But it is very difficult for him to get up and walk around. So he is pretty much confined to his bed right now. So we're just trying to keep him comfortable, and that's our goal."

Howe played 25 seasons with the Red Wings from 1946 to 1971, won four Stanley Cups, six Hart Trophies as most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as leading scorer in the NHL.


With Sid Abel and Ted Lindsay, and later Alex Delvecchio and Lindsay, Howe comprised "The Production Line," the most potent offensive scoring unit in the NHL from the late 1940s through the mid-1950s.

Howe is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, as is his son, Mark.


His late wife, Colleen, who did much to manage her husband and sons' hockey careers, and later ran for Congress in Macomb County, died in 2009.


Howe had suffered through a difficult summer, requiring spinal surgery. But Murray Howe said he had returned to fairly fit shape, walking as much as a mile per day, before the stroke.






Goals this year

21 May 2014 - 06:42 PM

Can't wait till next year and hopefully we are 100% healthy, I think we could challenge for the division if we stay healthy.








Cabbie Presents: 'The Magic Man' (Datsyuk)

12 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

Datsyuk is so humble.


Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

07 April 2014 - 03:07 PM


The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension. Yzerman had one year left on his current contract.


The Lightning are heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in Yzerman's four seasons. They made it all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final in 2011 before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

"Since the day Steve agreed to serve as our vice president and general manager, he has worked tirelessly to transform our hockey department and establish the groundwork for sustained success," Lightning chairman and governor Jeff Vinik said in making the announcement. "We are very pleased with Steve's job performance thus far, and I am fully confident Steve remains the right person to continue to lead us.


"Organizationally, we remain committed to playing at the highest levels each season -- regularly competing for the Stanley Cup -- and I am very pleased that Steve has elected to be our leader for the next several years."

With Yzerman as general manager, the Lightning are 144-114-32 in just under four full seasons.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue the process we started four years ago and would like to thank Jeff Vinik for entrusting me with the responsibility of leading the Tampa Bay Lightning," Yzerman said. "I'm very excited about what lies ahead for our organization and truly enjoy working with a fantastic group of people in Tampa Bay."





Great for Stevie!