2nd String Stories — hockey

Lucas Raymond Balls Drop Today

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Lucas Raymond Balls Drop Today

Today is the day. Today is the day that our Swedish Superstar nets his first career NHL goal. Today is the day, that Lucas Raymond announces himself to the hockey world. I gotta be honest, I’m not sure if this is just pathetic or if it means I’m as die hard as it gets, but seeing Raymond get his first is going to be on par with kissing the first girl I kissed. Butterflies, happiness, achievement, patience paying off… really the Mount Olympus of feelings. Imagine kissing a girl WHILE Raymond scores his first? I’d have to figure out a...

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The Bad Boys are Back in Detroit, But Now They Play Hockey

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The Bad Boys are Back in Detroit, But Now They Play Hockey

The days of pushing around the Detroit Red Wings are over. I had a blog, podcast, TikTok you name it, last week talking about how this season is the start of the renaissance for the Red Wings. Well, the boys must be big fans of the brand because they fulfilled my prophecy. Both games they've played against Tampa and then Saturday against Vancouver have been WWE Hell in a Cell cage matches. If you come to Detroit and don't have any interest in getting cracked in the face at least once, you might wanna tell coach you got the stomach...

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Hockeytown Becomes Hockeytown Again, Starting Now

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Hockeytown Becomes Hockeytown Again, Starting Now

This is the year, this is it. The Detroit Red Wings of old, the ones we grew up with knowing nothing but domincance, skill, class, and being of elite standing in one of the most presitigious professional sports leagues on the planet, those Detroit Red Wings start again, today. The days of losing and gaming for draft position, the days of LCA being this cool, new building that doesn't really get too full or get too loud, and hasn't really seen anything resembling tradition or history made inside of it... that shit is over too. And last but not least,...

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I Can't Wait For Zach Werenski to be a Red Wing

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I Can't Wait For Zach Werenski to be a Red Wing

Stevie should stop delaying the inevitable and bring Werenski to Detroit yesterday.

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Here's the Thing with Jeff Blashill

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Here's the Thing with Jeff Blashill

The Red Wings season has finally come to a merciful end and now, all there's left to do is to get into what happened over the past year and what to look forward to in the coming years. Amidst all that there is one question, or one topic of debate, that is lighting Red Wings fans on fire like anything else. That topic being: what does his holiness Steve Yzerman do with Jeff Blashill. Ole Jeff's contract is up and if you've ever searched the #LGRW hashtag you know pretty much everyone with thumbs and a smartphone isn't very keen...

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