Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show.
On Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show, the first hour of the show was spent analyzing the week in trades leading up to the deadline. In this post we evaluate each of the trades that were completed in the week leading up to the deadline.
Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss
This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
The Detroit Red Wings last season were one game away from repeating as Stanley Cup Champions. The wounds from that loss are still fresh and should serve as motivation for this season. They would have been the first team to repeat since the Red Wings of 96/97 and 97/98. GM Ken Holland has been very busy all summer ensuring [...]
What team beat writers are saying this Labour Day afternoon.
From mlive.com: “The story’s over. He’s going to play in Russia,” Holland said. “We’re waiting on the terms (of the salary arbitration case) he has to (honor) if and when he returns to the NHL.” Read the story here. This story broke earlier on Sportsnet, with the opposite being reported. However, this now clarifies the [...]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Randy Carlyle is happy with his team’s moves this off-season, especially the addition of a couple scoring forwards, but his main focus will still be team defense come the fall. He should be happy. The team has one of the best top-six forward units in hockey, some [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Game 7 is the difference between never and forever, reaction to Marc Crawford hiring and Heatley would be perfect fit for Oilers
Stanley Cup Final Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4) Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart says it is “kind of surreal” to have your season success determined by just one game. Wings GM Ken Holland says that in this situation, you cannot let your mind wander off. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma really doesn’t remember [...]