Red Wings Update
Today’s Red Wings Rap mostly has articles on Sergei. This article says the Wings must not let Fedorov go to another team and this article says the last deal between Sergei and the team (in ’98, when he held out for most of the season) was a good one. According to the Wings notebook, the Hurricanes won’t pursue Fedorov, unlike last time. Also according to the Wings notebook, Jason Williams is very likely to be on the main roster next year while Luc is not likely to be on the team. John Niyo says small spenders prove victories can’t be bought and in another piece calls Anaheim the smartest trade deadline dealer this year. Modano and some other guys are complaining about officiating and heroin addict arms. Poor babies, I didn’t know the Stanley Cup Playoffs were supposed to be tough.
The Stars did what has been impossible so far in these playoffs, beat the Ducks. They won 2-1 in Anaheim to hand the Ducks their first loss in their 7th playoff game. The Stars were carried by two goals from Jere Lehtinen, who according to head coach Dave Tippett, is probably the best defensive forward in the league (HA! You wish, Mr Tippett!). I did not watch any of the game but apparently it was an ugly win by the Stars. Maybe the breaks are beginning to stop for the Ducks, I don’t know. The Ducks have won 6 playoff games by one goal and finally lost by one goal themselves. I personally still think they’ll win, unless this loss breaks them apart. Next game: Wednesday @ 10 in Anaheim.
Well, the Lightning proved me wrong last night when they beat the Devils 4-3. The Lightning gave up a 3-0 lead but went ahead again in the third when Dave Andreychuck (the guy who passed Luc on the all time scoring list) scored. He scored when the Devils were unable to complete a line change that left 4 forwards and a defenseman on the ice. The next game is Wednesday in Tampa Bay @ 7.
Vancouver @ Minnesota, 8 EST, series tied 1-1
Ottawa @ Philadelphia, 7 EST, series tied 1-1