Grindliners

5 Reasons The Detroit Red Wings Are Still Good

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These aren’t the Detroit Red Wings of old. They aren’t covered with veterans anymore; they’re more sprinkled with them. This team is made up of young players who are grabbing a torch that hasn’t been passed yet. This Red Wings team is delivering in ways that the ‘old’ team didn’t [...]

March 31, 2014 Josh Pierce Detroit Red Wings, No Pucking Allowed 0

NHL Round Up News For 3/4

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As the trade deadline looms, I will be trying to keep this site updated with all of the information from around the league. Here’s the latest. Ducks Trade Dustin Penner To Capitals The Anahiem Ducks have deemed Dustin Penner to be replaceable and have traded him to the Washington Capitals [...]

March 4, 2014 Josh Pierce No Pucking Allowed 0

Underselling Alexander Ovechkin with Bogus Statistics

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In the wake of Alexander Ovechkin’s -5 night a few games ago, some particularly poor articles were written.  Some even dared to ask, is the league’s far and away leading goal scorer somehow (GASP!) making his team worse?   The answer should be an obvious and laughable, no.   That [...]

February 4, 2014 Pete Glacos Detroit Red Wings, One Liners 0

Player of the Week: Johan Franzen’s Replacement, Gustav Nyquist

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The title of this is a little tongue in cheek, but in many ways, what is Franzen’s loss this season has become Gustav Nyquist’s gain. Three years ago, on February 2nd, 2011, Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen did what very few players had ever done before.  He scored 5 [...]

February 3, 2014 Pete Glacos Detroit Red Wings, Player Of The Week 0

Hockey at the Olympics: Group C Predictions

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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are almost here (!), which to me is really only noteworthy because it includes the greatest single hockey tournament in the world.   Last week, I discussed my predictions for Groups A and B.  We’ve already evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of several contenders, like Russia, the [...]

February 2, 2014 Pete Glacos One Liners 0

Player of the Week: Andrej Sekera

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At this very moment, Andrej Sekera is two points out of the top 10 in defenseman scoring.  To say that he’s found his offensive stride this season is an understatement.  Regardless what happens between now and the playoffs, Sekera has already had his best offensive season to date.   And [...]

January 27, 2014 Pete Glacos Carolina Hurricanes, Player Of The Week 0

East Beware, the Red Wings are Still Good

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The arrogant self-assured statements are starting on message boards and forums already.  ”Oh, the Wings thought they’d have a cake walk coming to the East.”  That’s just one of many statements you can find on a post related to the Detroit Red Wings and their struggles of late.   It’s [...]

January 25, 2014 Pete Glacos Detroit Red Wings, One Liners 0

Player of the Week: Martin St. Louis

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Martin St. Louis was one of the surprise snubs when he was left off of Canada’s Olympic team, despite being the defending Art Ross Trophy winner.  Apparently, playing for Team Canada’s general manager Steve Yzerman hasn’t helped his cause any either.  It must make for some awkward conversations around Tampa [...]

January 18, 2014 Pete Glacos Player Of The Week, Tampa Bay Lightning 0

Datsyuk is Russia’s Captain, a Welcomed Choice for a Team Seeking an Identity

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Maybe it’s a hyperbole, but I feel like Russia naming Pavel Datsyuk as captain for the 2014 Winter Olympics is a sign that things might be changing in Russia.   It’s a surprise given the gallantry with Ovechkin being the first torch bearer for the Russians, but giving the C [...]

January 15, 2014 Pete Glacos One Liners 0

Hockey at the Olympics: Group B Predictions

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The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are almost here (!), which to me is really only noteworthy because it includes the greatest single hockey tournament in the world.   Last week, I discussed my predictions for Group A, which includes Slovakia, Russia, and the United States.  All three are strong teams, capable of [...]

January 14, 2014 Pete Glacos One Liners 0