Deryk Engelland Suspended Five Games

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Deryk Engelland has been suspended for five games for his illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader on Saturday night. The suspension has been part of a rather busy week for the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Four suspensions, including Engelland’s, have been doled out over theContinue reading “Deryk Engelland Suspended Five Games”

Bob Probert Dies

Former NHL enforcer Bob Probert has died. He was 45 years old. Family friend Rick Rogow said Probert passed away after collapsing with severe chest pains while spending time boating with his family in the Windsor area. He was rushed to the hospital around 2 pm EST Monday, but there was nothing they could do.Continue reading “Bob Probert Dies”

Lidstrom’s Future a Mystery – For Now

Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the greatest defenceman to ever play the game of hockey, isn’t offering any clues as to his future in the National Hockey League and/or with the Detroit Red Wings. Lidstrom, who’s now 40 years old but plays like a 20-year-old, is fresh off of the elimination of his team by theContinue reading “Lidstrom’s Future a Mystery – For Now”

Wings Stayin’ Alive…For Now

Johan Franzen led the way with a natural hat trick and a total of six points (including another goal) as his Red Wings trounced the San Jose Sharks by a final score of 7-1 on Thursday night. As brilliant as Franzen’s hat trick was – he scored the three goals in 3:26 minutes in theContinue reading “Wings Stayin’ Alive…For Now”

Sharks Smell Blood

With the San Jose Sharks up 2-0 in their playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, it’s safe to say that they smell blood in the water. The Sharks are brimming with a confidence seldom seen in San Jose during playoff time. Heading into the Joe Louis Arena for the third game in the series,Continue reading “Sharks Smell Blood”