Apologies, Larkin and Gostisbehere, Kane, Hanifin and Chicago
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Before going into the meat of this, I want to apologize for my post last night. I get very passionate about head injuries, some of you know that I’ve been on disability for 7 years due to a closed head injury. I let emotion get the best of me and strayed disappointingly far from how I try and cover this team and this sport. Regardless of my opinions, I was beyond unprofessional and feel uncertain about my ability to continue in this vein as health issues continue to mount. Apologies to NYR fans, Red Wings fans, the Hockeybuzz staff and all readers. I am truly sorry.
The video/Tweet above shows that Larkin is doubtful, Gostisbehere is questionable as Detroit will face Chicago. Though 1 and 1 in result, the past 2 games have seen Detroit out shot and physically outplayed sometimes drastically. The Wings need to find the balance to play tough without taking penalties as well as protect themselves and each other when things get a bit heated. There are several players who seem willing to jump in, with Seider seemingly always ready to answer the call.
will likely watch Detroit take on his legacy team tonight. Regardless of how Kane ends his career, his accomplishments in Chicago make him one of the very best American players ever drafted to many. It seems like yesterday he was celebrating the cup winning goal against Philadelphia as the puck disappeared for several years. Hossa finally got to raise the Stanley Cup, and it was amazing to see the kind of future that Chicago was going to have. 3 cups is a blessed run. I’m sure the fans will applaud Kane’s legacy, and rightfully so. Many teams wanted a chance to work with the winger, Detroit is very blessed to have that opportunity.
Finally, it looks like Noah Hanifin
is being rumored as a possible “sign and trade”. Several teams have interest in players who may be willing to leave and net a fairly handsome return. Hanifin is a player I like, but it all comes down to dollars and sense. Sense in terms of Seider’s upcoming raise as well as overall fit for the organization. There’s always the chance that Hanifin could stay in Calgary, but the back and forth seems tenuous and strained. We’ll see what happens by the draft, if not before depending on seeding and offers from other teams.
Enjoy tonight’s game everyone. Again, my apologies and sincere hope to find a better way forward for myself and the website as a whole.