At the tender age of 42, forward Teemu Selanne is leading the Anaheim Ducks in scoring. Which doesn’t go unnoticed by many Red Wings who are much younger than Selanne. “Hats off to him,” said defenseman Niklas Kronwall, 32, who has had to try and stop Selanne many times over the years. “It’s amazing what … Continue Reading →
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Jimmy Howard had a fine start today for the United States in a World Championship exhibition game in Sweden. Howard stopped 31 shots as the USA defeated Sweden 3-2. The tournament begins Thursday. Howard played nearly two periods before being replaced by Dallas Stars goalie Richard Bachman. Justin Abdelkader centered the third line for the … Continue Reading →
If you didn’t put the Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks into the “rivalry” category before, you can definitely do so now. These teams do not like each other. With each passing game you can sense more bitterness. And Niklas Kronwall’s hit on Ryan Kesler, plus Jimmy Howard not being happy with Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen allegedly … Continue Reading →
Niklas Kronwall never did return in the first period after being pushed into the boards shoulder/head first by St. Louis forward Chris Stewart. Kronwall got up and skated to the bench but looked a bit woozy and may have hurt his shoulder.
Stewart will almost certainly be hearing from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. How can Stewart not?