On the Beat: Wings lines and reaction from Dave Tippett

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Buffalo Sabres,Central Division,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Northeast Division,On the Beat,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 11, 2009 — No Comments

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:

Stanley Cup Final

  • Penguins fans are calling this “The Shift 2,” courtesy of Brooks Orpik.  The Penguins’ entire defense corps really is underrated.
  • Here are the lines from the Wings’ last practice of the season.  Datsyuk still with Zetterberg.

Everyone else

  • Mike Heika has Dave Tippett’s reaction to his dismissalI don’t think Tippett will be out of a job for long. 
  • Heika also provides us with Marc Crawford’s career coaching recordNot being saddled with Sakic and Forsberg down the middle sure makes life more difficult doesn’t it?
  • The Sabres are expected to put forward a statement regarding the Coyotes situation once a decision in court has been made.  They can’t be in favor of such a move, and who can blame them?  Obviously they will want a lot of money to allow for the move to happen.