Domi Fights Fan, Faces Suspension

I’ll just laugh if I try to type it so here’s the link to all the news about Tie Domi’s scuffle with a Flyers fan. He faces suspension by the league for it but I say he should get a reward, especially since most of the players in the league had to be cheering him on when they saw it. Speaking of seeing it, you can download the video clip for yourself and let us know what you think in the Fan Forum.

Oh yeah, and in site news… I added fourteen more highlight clips from the past month or so, all courtesy of ESPN.com. Go ahead and take a look at them.

Wings All But Clinch Central with win over Blues

Big win over St. Louis, very big win. We’ve got the number two seed in the West virtually clinched and as of right now we’d play San Jose in the first round, leaving St. Louis to play Edmonton. The Free Press has the recap of the game and also some talk of Lidstrom getting the Norris finally.

Lindros manages to stay in the news by not competing in the World Hockey Championships, I can’t wait till the drama with him is over.

Roenick Has His Say

“Right now, I’ve got to be the messiah and fix world hunger and erase the national deficit. I don’t know if I can do all that, but everybody’s looking for me to do it so I might as well give it a shot. George W. Bush called me this morning and asked me how we can lower taxes. He wanted to know if I could come help put an end to the Middle East crisis, too.” – Coyotes superstar forward Jeremy Roenick.

Shutouts, Olympics, Etc.

I’m just gonna do a quick run-down of what happened over the weekend while I was gone… Of course, there was the 6-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday. From what I saw, it looks like everyone played a pretty strong game, which is very good to see with the playoffs six games away. No Red Wings were named to the roster for the 2002 US Olympic team, but Steve Yzerman will again be a member of the Canadian Olympic team. Stevie still got ripped off though, he would have been the captain if Mario wasn’t making his extremely marketable comeback.

Good News All Over

This is in no particular order… Chris Chelios is expected back for the playoffs, which is always a good thing. After just managing to keep even with the Wild in the first two periods, the Wings managed to score twice in the third to win, 4-2. ESPN.com has the recap. Also good news, the San Jose SHarks have dropped into seventh in the Western Conference, meaning that if the playoffs started today the Wings would play them, not the Edmonton Oilers.

On the Olympic front, Nicklas Lidstrom was one of ten players selected for Sweden’s team in the 2002 Games. Russia managed to confuse everyone in the hockey world by naming goalie Nikolai Khabibulan to their team but not forward Sergei Fedorov. Khabibulan hasn’t played in nearly two seasons due to a holdout.

Homer’s Hat Trick Leads Wings Past Sharks

Tomas Holmstrom‘s first career hat trick led Detroit past San Jose in the Shark Tank tonight. The Freep has the recap. Jiri Fischer has played really well since coming back from the minors. I’m willing to see that we’ll see a lot of him in the playoffs while Murphy and Duchesne sit out. Never know though, Bowman loves his veterans.

For any heartless souls who didn’t already know Monday (that’d be today) is Vladimir Konstantinov‘s thirty-fourth birthday. The Freep has an update on his condition and his healing process.

As for the Avs game, anyone who blames Osgood is a moron, you can’t expect your goalie to stop that many odd-man rushes. He held strong and kept the Wings in there and we nearly came back. Of course, Gary Thorne sounded like the happiest man alive when Bourque threw in the empty-netter. I hate national coverage.

Kozzie Plays the Hero as Wings Tie ‘Nucks

Wow. One point five seconds left and Slava Kozlov slams one home to tie the game, that’s excitement. Too bad nothing came out of overtime. The Freep has a recap of the game. We gain a point on the Blues with their loss to Philly. Everybody needs to look at the standings and be scared. Time to decide if we should drop back or move up ’cause the second seed isn’t safe.

Deadline Past, Eric Stays in Philly

An hour after the deadline, the trades are still being reported. Here are all of todays deals that can be found:

To Capitals:
Dean Melanson
To Flyers:
Matt Herr

To Sabres:
Donald Audette
To Thrashers:
Kamil Piros, Fourth Round Pick

To Blues:
Cory Stillman
To Flames:
Craig Conroy, Seventh Round Pick in 2001

To Sabres:
Steve Heinze
To Blue Jackets:
Third Round Pick in 2001

To Senators:
Curtis Leschyshyn
To Wild:
Third Round Pick, future considerations

To Panthers:
Kevyn Adams
To Blue Jackets:
Ray Whitney

To Maple Leafs:
Aki Berg
To Kings:
Adam Mair, Second Round Pick

To Blues:
Keith Tkachuk
To Coyotes:
Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy, Jeff Taffe, First Round Pick in 2001

To Capitals:
Trevor Linden, Dainius Zubrus, Second Round Pick in 2001
To Canadiens:
Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis, First Round Pick in 2001

To Coyotes:
Todd Simpson
To Flames:
Second Round Pick in 2001

To Penguins:
Frantisek Kucera
To Blue Jackets:
Sixth Round Pick in 2001

To Stars:
Grant Ledyard
To Lightning:
Seventh Round Pick in 2001

To Capitals:
Jason Marshall
To Ducks:
Alexei Tezikov, Fourth Round Pick in 2001

To Flyers:
Dean McAmmond
To Blackhawks:
Third Round Pick in 2001

To Oilers:
Sven Butenschon
To Penguins:
Dan LaCouture

To Senators:
Craig Millar
To Lightning:
John Emmons

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Lindros a Wing? I Pray Not

First off, if this site still has any big fans, I’d like to apologize for not updating a lot recently, but I’m not gonna make a big deal about it so on with the news… Eric Lindros has added three teams to his list of aceptable destinations: Detroit, Washington and St. Louis. Thankfully, Ken Holland doesn’t seem interested. Neither are the Capitals, but the Blues are chomping at the bit for him or the Coyotes’ Keith Tkachuk. The Wings win out if Tkachuk goes elsewhere and Lindros goes to St. Louis because Eric the Red (or would it be Blue?) will go down before the end of the season. Nonetheless, the rumor out of Toronto is that Lindros would go to Detroit for Saturday’s hero of the day Brendan Shanahan, who would waive his no trade clause because he doesn’t like Scotty Bowman. They’re over-reacting in Toronto, everyone hates Bowman but he makes people win so the players tolerate it. Holland isn’t stupid.

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