Wings Stage Late Rally, Fall in Shootout

When the Wings tied the game at four halfway through the third period, an ominous statistic unearthed itself. They had never come all the way back to win from a four goal deficit in the history of Joe Louis Arena. The Wings were denied their chance to make history when James Neal scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Penguins the victory.

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Shea Weber to the Red Wings, and other RFA Moves

On Saturday, I took a look at some of the potential free agents-to-be this coming summer. In a relatively thin UFA market, one of the players I discussed just signed a contract extension this morning. Craig Anderson, who I predicted would get a deal in the 4 year, $4M per season range. He re-upped with the Senators for (you guessed it) for years and $3.1875 a year. A little less than what I had predicted, but you can guarantee if he had hit the open market that number would be higher.

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Wings Can’t Solve Rinne

Well,  so much for that whole “what players do we make healthy scratches” issue. Tonight, the Red Wings played one man under the limit of 18 skaters, because Jiri Hudler (flu), Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), and Johan Franzen (undisclosed) were all unavailable. They could have gone with 7 defensemen to offset the loss up front, but Ruslan Salei is still in California with his family after the birth of he and his wife’s third child.

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Shea Weber to the Red Wings, and other Potential Offseason Moves

As I’ve said before, July 1st is one of my favorite days of the year. It marks the start of NHL free agency, and the annual mayhem that comes with it. In the past, July 1st way a day that would see multiple marquee players swap jerseys and allegiances to join the highest bidder. However with the salary cap that is now in place, teams have taken to signing their stars to long contracts before they ever get to test the waters of free agency. Despite this, there are still a good number of impact players set to make waves this summer, so with that said, here are my top 5, in no particular order, players who could be on the move this summer.

Today’s version will cover only unrestricted free agents, so tune in tomorrow for five RFA’s who could be changing addresses.

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Battle of the Two Seeds Goes in Detroit’s Favor

Two of the top four seeds in the NHL took the ice tonight in Detroit, Michigan. When the dust settled, the team from the West was victorious in a hard fought, tightly contested battle. It really was an incredible game from start to finish, so join me to break down all the excitement after the jump.

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Crucial 2 Points Won, $14k Raised for Charity

There was something a little sweeter about this one. When Pavel Datsyuk showed off a little bit of his classic dangle dangle, and then went snipe snipe for good measure, and the crowd roared in approval of the Red Wings first victory in March…there was something a little magical about it. Join me after the jump and I’ll explain a little of the magic to you…

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Roster Decisions on the Horizon – Forwards

The other day, I talked about how Ken Holland had some decisions to make regarding some of his prospects and their upcoming waiver eligibility. I determined that of the two defensemen who will be losing their waiver exempt status, Logan Pyett and Sergei Kolosov, that Pyett was the more likely of the two to be on the Wings opening day roster for 2011-2012. Now, let’s look at the forwards who are in the same boat.

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