Do you understand the NHL’s stance on Goalie Interference?

Maybe you could help me out, because I sure don’t. The outcome of today’s game mattered very little in the grand scheme of things. Win or lose, the Red Wings are still going to make the playoffs. Win or lose, the Leafs aren’t. One isolated incident, about halfway through the third period, may have made all the difference in the world on the Red Wings season.

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Furious Finish Falls Short

Despite a frantic end to the game that saw the Red Wings swarming the Canucks net, Roberto Luongo was able to slam the door shut on all but one Wings shot. The NHL’s leading scorer Daniel Sedin added two goals to bring his season total to 40, in a battle of the Western Conference’s top two teams.

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So, about that Troy Passingham business…

You can forget all about that. The Wings have decided to put Osgood back on long term injured reserve, so that they could recall Joey MacDonald from Grand Rapids. Sorry to get your hopes up about being involved in an NHL game, Troy. Thanks for everything. Interesting note though, with the Passingham signing, that makes … Read more

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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