Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Redwings



18
May
09

Staal Brothers Point Competition/Blackhawks and Redwings Pick To Score

Versus ShirtVersus Poster
Above is what the poster and shirt look like. If you cannot tell, the poster is Boston’s Blake Wheeler scoring on Chicago’s Nikolai Khabibulin. I think this was taken during the Bruin’s shootout win during the regular season this year. Either way, above Bulin it says “Sudden Death”, above Wheeler it says “Sudden Life”, and then underneath it says “378000 Seconds. Don’t Miss A Single One”. The shirt is super soft, has goalie mask with wings on the front, the Versus logo, and “2009” behind the logo. 

So, for the Staal Brothers Point Competition, here is what we have for submissions:

Sugar Sean

Eric-4 Jordan-2

Cammi Granato

Eric-6 Jordan-3

LPSnipa

Eric-4 Jordan-4

Freshness

Eric-6 Jordan-3

Loge69

Eric-6 Jordan-4

PatVerbeek

Eric-5 Jordan-3

Here is the competition for tomorrow, and I want a lot more submissions, other than the normies. You really have nothing to lose, and if anything you have a new shirt to workout or lounge in, so lets get some more action. Literally everyone and anyone can submit their vote.

For Game 2 of the Chicago Blackhawks/Detroit Redwings series, give me the player you think is going to score the first goal of the game. Also give me the minute and period you think the goal will be scored, I’ll use that as the tie-breaker. If people choose the same player, the person with the time closest to the goal, their pick will win. Please have your submission in before tomorrow night’s puck drop. Please put your submissions in the comment section. Again, duplicate submissions will be omitted along with the original. The winner will receive a shirt and poster.

18
May
09

Anaheim’s Bob Murray Knocks Chick Out After Losing Game 7

I always though people from California were really laid back and easy going. I guess, not. According to ESPN.com Anaheim’s General Manager, Bob Murray, flung a chair after the Ducks lost Game 7. The chair accidentally hit a woman that was sitting in the press box at the Joe. Murray denies the incident and says it was a complete accident. I don’t quite get how you can deny that it happens, but admit it was an accident. Either way, the woman is not going to seek charges. On a brighter note, it gave me a chance to show this video that I’ve been waiting for. I would have assumed all people in SoCal would have the demeaner of this surfer dude, apparently Murray is an outlier in Orange County.

Update: Yahoo’s Puck Daddy is reporting that the woman Murray hit with the chair was celebrating for the Red Wings. Thus prompting Murray to fire a chair at her….classy.

Associated Press

DETROIT — Detroit police say a woman was accidentally hit by a chair swung by Ducks general manager Bob Murray after Anaheim‘s loss to the Red Wings in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Sgt. Alan Quinn said on Saturday that the woman was struck while in the press box Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, and Murray apologized. Quinn says police took a report and the woman declined to seek charges.

The incident was first reported on Friday by WJBK-TV in Detroit.

The Ducks said Saturday that Murray denies throwing a chair. On Friday, he told the Los Angeles Times that it was a “complete accident.”

With the 4-3 win, the Wings advanced to play the Chicago Blackhawks in the conference finals that start Sunday in Detroit.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

Don’t forget to vote in the Staal Brother’s Point Competition, the competition will be closed at 7:30pm EST tonight. In another shot of good news, I found the video of the Sharks fan crying after San Jose was eliminated. Although, I cannot make much fun considering this was the condition of most of the Loge19 staff on Thursday night.

15
May
09

Boston Loses Game 7; 3-2 in OT

Not much to say about tonight. Boston took it on the chin with a 3-2 OT loss. Ironically Walker with the OT goal. I really don’t want to go over the game right now, nor do I care, I wish the B’s had played better. But from what I did see, Boston had 35 shots blocked or miss the net. Among the entire team, Boston had THIRTY FIVE SHOTS BLOCKED OR MISS THE NET. In a Game 7 that goes to OT, give me 5 shots that hit the net, and I’ll show you a game that ends in regulation. And for a team to get 36 shots on goal for the entire game, that’s terrible. Not to mention that Boston had 4 PP chances to Carolina’s 2. But, I’m not going to dwell on this, I need to go to bed and sleep it off.

Either way, rest assured a few things. For one, don’t tune away from Loge19.com, we’re going to continue covering the NHL playoffs. Although give us the weekend, I don’t think much will be posted. Second, I’m looking forward to another Bruins season in a few months. Third, lets go Blackhawks, I think they may do it.

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10
May
09

Hawks and Pens Go Ahead

So, I’ve had some salvation from Boston going down 3-1 in the Carolina series. Tonight, Chicago has pushed Vancouver to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 win tonight. If anything can cure a Bruins loss, it’s a Blackhawk win. If you were able to watch the game, you were in for a treat. There was a lot of back and forth, some rough stuff, and some great goals. Either way, Chicago put Vancouver in a tough spot. 

On the other side of the bracket Pittsburgh put Washington on the notification of elimination list. Pitt, up 3-2, beat Washington in OT on the night where Ovi was able to score 2-goals. Gino was able to beat Varlimov in OT to bring the series back to Pittsburgh, giving the Pens a chance to seal it at home.

At this point you may or may not know, Boston will play Carolina in a must win tomorrow night in Boston. Personally, I’m hoping it’s not the last time I see the Bruins this season. I have faith that the B’s will pull it out, based on one reason alone: the Bruins have nothing to lose at this point. Really, there is no pressure. If Boston loses, they were down 3-1 and the season is over. If they win, they still have a hill to climb. Therefore, the Bruins will go to the Gahden tomorrow, and play hockey, like it’s meant to be played, and like they have played it all season long. Care free and for the love of playing with your buddies. Nothing tops being on top of the league, and everyone has written the Bruins off, so why not go out tomorrow night and play the game as if it’s your last. I do not want to be cliche, but I want the B’s to go out and play loose, as if it’s November and it does not matter. As far as the NHL is concerned, Carolina needs to make travel plans to DC or Pitt, how about they have to make travel plans for one more night in Carolina.

OK, enough until tomorrow. I doubt we’ll have a B’s pregame, but there is one point I want to make in the Chicago/Vancouver series that is really incredible. It shows how the role of hockey has such an importance on an athlete’s lives. I’ll make that point on Sunday afternoon or Monday, I’m tired now and want to present this to the viewers on Monday, where we have most of our hits.

06
May
09

Hockey Players Are The Toughest Athletes

Anyone who wants to debate that hockey players are the toughest athletes in professional sports can jump in here. Watch this clip of Jamie Wisniewski take a shot to the chest (first 10 seconds of the clip) and then take an elbow from Tomas Holstrom (closer look at the elbow here). Wisniewski continued to play after he took the shot, but the elbow proved to be to much after a little while. Wisniewski doubled over and eventually was taken away on a stretcher, but that’s legitimate. Last week we featured another video, thanks to The Real Orr, that featured how tough hockey players are. I’m guessing the sequel will feature Wisniewski, and this clip.

As for Wisniewski’s condition, he was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion to his lung. It is not known when he will return, but I’ll assume we will see Wisniewski prior to the end of the 2009 season. Good Luck James. NHL.com has the entire story.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski left the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Wisniewski was hit in the chest with a shot taken by Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk during an extended shift in the Anaheim zone. The 25-year-old defenseman, who was a key Deadline Day acquisition by the Ducks, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange County.

Wisniewski was diagnosed with a lung contusion. A team spokesman said Wisniewski will remain at the hospital overnight as a precautionary measure and is doing well.

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03
May
09

Weekend Wrap Up – 2009 NHL Playoff

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The Loge has been called out a few times this weekend for a lack of posts, specifically about the Bruins. You know what? I’m not sorry. The Bruins had a Friday night game and things got a little loose in Loge 19…then Lucca…then Four Winds. As a result of a wicked hangover and a left wrist injury from giving 75 high-fives per Bruins goal I was unable to do a post. And today? Honestly, I have been too lazy. My suspicion is that a few other members of The Loge have had to put in some face time with their other halves. Either way, it has been a great weekend for hockey and  not a weekend for Loge-ing (yeah, its a verb too). Here is a recap/preview of the weekend and what is left of it….

First the games:

Friday

  • The Bruins took care of Carolina pretty handily on Friday night, winning 4-1. Game was awesome, if you wern’t there you should have been. Here are a few recaps for you:
  • The Bruins Blog
  • Puck Daddy
  • Detroit took down Anaheim 3-2 on a goal with 49.1 seconds left in the 3rd by Nicklas Lindstrom. From NHL.com
  • Nicklas Lidstrom –- a six-time Norris Trophy winner –- broke a 2-2 tie with 49.1 seconds remaining in regulation on Friday night to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinal at Joe Louis Arena. It looked like the game was destined to go to overtime until Dan Cleary fed Lidstrom in the slot and Lidstrom got off a shot that was stopped by Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller. But Lidstrom followed the shot and fired his own rebound between Hiller’s legs home for his second goal of the night.

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02
May
09

Brown Hits Hudler

 

Brown lays out Hudler. Suspension?

 

 

Both sides of the story compliments of NHL.com

“I didn’t see him coming,” Hudler said. “It happened really quick. I didn’t have the puck for at least two seconds. It was kind of late, but there’s nothing I can do right now. Obviously, it’s a hit on the head. I don’t want to be out of line, but I hope (the League) will get a look at it and do the right thing.”

Not surprisingly, Brown doesn’t feel he deserves a suspension.

“It’s the playoffs, I want to play,” he said. “I want to help the team. I don’t know if it’s necessary to get that suspension. It was just a clean hit. I wasn’t meaning to do any harm or anything. I was just playing physical. He got cut from his visor.”

Hudler was able to return for the start of the second period after receiving several stitches, but Brown was gone for the rest of the night and the Wings got a five-minute power play — much to the dismay of Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle.

“I’m sure they’re going to say it was dirty, but this is a game that’s played and physical contact is allowed,” Carlyle said. “We timed the hit. From the time he passed the puck until Mike Brown made contact with him, there wasn’t a second that went off the clock. It was at 8:36, and the clock did not move by the time he made contact. He didn’t hit him with his elbow, he hit him with his shoulder. Hudler was admiring his pass.

“They can talk all they want about a dirty hit. That’s not a dirty hit in hockey. You’re allowed to take the body in this game.”




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