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Wings officially have vacancy in asst coach spot

19 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

Bill Peters was hired by the Carolina Huricanes for their head coaching gig.

 

http://www.mlive.com...hire_detro.html

 

http://sports.yahoo....-211935719.html

 

Two things: I wonder how Peters will be steering the ship over in Carolina, and what kind of success he can earn over there.  Also, who do the Wings pick up to fill the vacancy at Babcock's side on the bench?  As the article mentions, Peters was primarily responsible for the defensive side of the game, working with defense and PK units.  Considering Babcock's obsession with defense first, and playing defensively responsible at all ends of the ice and at all times, I can't imagine the Wings would pick up just anybody to fill Peters' old role.  I'm not familiar with whom the top candidates may be, so hopefully someone with a little more knowledge of the coaching scene can chime in with their opinions.


How to be a hockey player

07 February 2014 - 07:12 PM



Never chirp another player's flow

A story about Chelios

04 November 2013 - 05:49 PM

http://sports.yahoo....-223053286.html

 

This was an excellent read and I had no idea that his path to the NHL was what it was.  On a particular note, the article made a point to talk about Cheli's commitment to staying in shape, mentioning how he would sometimes ride his bike to the Joe from his place in Bloomfield Hills, and the stuff about his cardio workouts in a sauna.  Everyone makes a big deal about Howe lasting until 52 (which is definitely a huge deal, don't get me wrong), but I wonder whether in today's NHL, whether lasting until 48 is an equally impressive feat.  The four year gap is a big one, especially when you're talking about those years around 50.  But at the same time, it takes serious commitment to succeed after 40, especially on defense, and we've all heard stories about how Cheli's workout regime would make other, younger NHLers keel over and vomit.  Anyway, its a good read.

 

extra credit: http://sports.yahoo....-233740518.html


Osgood to fill in Larry Murphy's job

09 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

I never would have taken him as a sports analyst. He did really seem to enjoy interviewing Dmac during the last Cup run, though...


http://m.freep.com/e...09090078&f=1234

Howard's new mask

30 August 2013 - 02:15 PM

http://kuklaskorner....irit-of-detroit

I really really love the concept, but i think the back plate clashes with the rest of the design.

Thoughts?