February 13 2017 01:17PM
Removed from his days where he played for the Washington Capitals, Mike Green isn't the same player he once was. That doesn't mean that Green isn't a fantastic player in his own right. One of the best offensive defensemen for a period of time, flashes of it are still there.
The question remains, can he still be a number one defender in this league? Does he still have the skills to make it happen?
At his age it is a legitimate question that needs to be answered. How long can he perform at this level? Any team taking on his contract needs to have faith in his skill set.
The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market
February 13 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.
The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one.
February 12 2017 06:30PM
Gustav Nyquist will receive an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his high stick to the face of Jared Spurgeon. This allows for a suspension of six games or more.
Gustav Nyquist has been extended an in-person hearing by @NHLPlayerSafety -- allowing for a suspension of longer than six games.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 13, 2017
February 12 2017 05:24PM
After playing in an afternoon affair last night against the Blue Jackets, the Red Wings had to try and find their feet against the Minnesota Wild. Another day time game could spell doom for the team and it ended up going just about how it was planned.
How can you expect a team to play twice in less than 24 hours time. Heavy legs and a heavy heart is a damn tough mix.
February 12 2017 04:45PM
The Winged Wheel Podcast pays tribute to a Detroit legend as the hosts look back on the life and legacy of Mike Ilitch. Brad hosting the flu and Ryan sporting a hangover didn't stop the crew from covering Nyquist's recent stick indiscretions, another instalment of the Mike Milbury Minute, and the newest piece of sports history that happened. Tune in, enjoy, and embrace our pandering!