Line combinations for the Good Guys...
Darren Helm - Pavel Datsyuk - Stephen Weiss
Justin Abdelkader - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Tatar - Riley Sheahan - Johan Franzen
Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Joakim Andersson
Jonathan Ericsson - Niklas Kronwall
Kyle Quincey - Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith - Xavier Ouellet
Starting goalie - Petr Mrazek
Backup goalie - Jimmy Howard
Line combinations for the Other guys...
Curtis Glencross - Sean Monahan - Joe Colborne
Johnny Gaudreau - Josh Jooris - Jiri "Happy" Hudler
Mason Raymond - Mikael Backlund - Paul Byron
Brandon Bollig - Matt Stajan - Lance Bouma
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Kris Russell - Dennis Wideman
Raphael Diaz - Deryk Engelland
Starting goalie - Karri Ramo
Backup goalie - Jonas Hiller
After a summer where it looked like the end was painfully near, Gordie Howe has rebounded in health and humor.
Son Mark Howe spent part of Saturday afternoon searching for someone to fix his iPad, specifically, to get FaceTime up and running, because this is the only way he can communicate with his dad when the two are apart. Mark is in Traverse City in his role as scout for the Detroit Red Wings, while Gordie is in Lubbock, Texas, being taken care of by his daughter, Cathy, and her husband, Bob. Gordie, 86, suffers from dementia, and was in such poor shape that in late August, he had outpatient surgery to help with spinal stenosis (an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal), which had rendered him in debilitating pain.
Read the rest of the story for more. It's heartbreaking to hear how bad things were for Gordie. Especially when his family didn't think he would be around for much longer.
New year, new look! Pre-order the new #NHLDucks home and road jersey today! bit.ly/JerseyPreorder
I say "new" home, because it's really just last year's 3rd getting a promotion. Imo, I like the fact that they are using the "Duck Foot" D as their primary crest, instead of the Ducks wordscript. But that's about all I like...