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Red Wings part ways with Jake Paterson, qualify all other RFAs

Today is typically a mundane day for the various teams across the National Hockey League. The 31 franchises are required to send qualifying offers to restricted free agents that they’d like to continue holding the rights to, and in 90% of cases, they do. Today, however, the Detroit Red Wings walked away from a goaltender…

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Shootout success masking the degree of Red Wings’ struggles

Last night, the Detroit Red Wings played an up and down game against the 29th-place Arizona Coyotes, that eventually led to a shootout on road ice. Once again, the squad from Motor City came out ahead in the skills competition, winning it 1-0 and the game 5-4 thanks to a first round goal from Gustav…

CGD: For all the golden marbles (Canada/USA)

Embed from Getty Images Welp, this is it. Rebounding quite nicely off of a disappointing 2016 tournament, and doing well to pull themselves out of a tough spot against the Swedes last night, the Canadians will take on the United States of America in an epic grudge match at the Bell Centre, to decide the…

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Leafs, Red Wings announce Centennial Classic Alumni Rosters

While the focus of every NHL outdoor game tends to be the main event, perhaps the most underrated festivities involved are the alumni games. Your favourite players from your childhood team suit up for a game that’s taken not too seriously but still involves some competition, giving your memory a glimpse back at the good…

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WCOH Final 2: Canada vs. Europe

This time, there’s something on the line. Tonight, Team Canada will have a chance to put Team Europe behind them and get a chance to win their second consecutive World Cup of Hockey. Granted, it’s been twelve years since the last one and only two players have returned for this tournament, but run with me…

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For the love of hockey, here’s hoping Team Europe makes it interesting

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS Tomorrow marks the beginning of a best-of-three series to decide which of Team Canada or Team Europe will take the 2016 Wolrd Cup of Hockey’s trophy home to their country or continent. As it stands, the Canadians are the overwhelming favourites, having not lost a meaningful best-on-best game since…

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WCOH Postgame: Russia beats North America in thriller

Photo Credit: Dan Hamlton/USA TODAY SPORTS We wanted fast paced, high energy hockey, and boy, did we ever get it. This was a game that not only lived up to expectation¬†but pulled up the rest of the games surrounding it to really drive home the World Cup of Hockey’s entertainment value, if not its oft-debated…

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Red Wings among preferred teams for Russian star Alexander Radulov

Embed from Getty Images While many have begun to debate whether it’s time for the Detroit Red Wings to initiate a rebuild, it looks like the team has an option in their wheelhouse should they decide to attempt to keep chugging along. Former Nashville Predators forward Alexander Radulov appears to be set on returning to…

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Kids continue to roll as Griffins improve to 2-0 in series

Photo Credit: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Admirals (via Grand Rapids Griffins/Flickr) The Grand Rapids Griffins find themselves just one game away from the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs after picking up their second win in as many nights against the Milwaukee Admirals. Once again, they received a lot of help from their younger friends.

If there’s a Swedish Mafia, they’re not doing a good job

Embed from Getty Images If you were thumbing through your Twitter timelines yesterday afternoon, there’s no doubt that you stumbled upon Jeff Moss’ “scoop” regarding the dysfunction in the Detroit Red Wings organization. Specifically, his claim that Henrik Zetterberg is a cruel and evil dictator, who has been overruling Jeff Blashill on player personnel decisions…

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Grand Rapids Griffins win Game 1 over Milwaukee

Photo Credit: Grand Rapids Griffins (GriffinsHockey/Flickr) Last night, hockey fans around the world were enthralled by Philadelphia’s win over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series. Despite being outshot 44-11, the Flyers managed to pick up a 2-0 win and stave off elimination for one more night, proving that victories…