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The Daily: ESPN Documentary Has Red Wings-Avs Fans Buzzing



Darren McCarty, former Detroit Red Wings player
New ESPN documentary highlights the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry

The trailer for the upcoming ESPN E60 documentary “Unrivaled” about  the Detroit Red Wings-Colorado Avalanche rivalry has created a strong buzz in those two hockey communities.

ESPN pulled together the right athletes, video and storytellers to paint an entertaining picture about how this rivalry unfolded and evolved. For example, there’s Darren McCarty. Brendan Shanahan. Claude Lemieux. Kris Draper. Adam Foote. Even Vladimir Konstantinov. Therefore, the cast is strong.

As a result, fans are reacting enthusiastically to the impressive trailer. It also includes a clip of a recent Lemieux-McCarty meeting with fans in the audience.

Looks as if there will be plenty of candor. At one point, Draper comments that Lemieux seemed proud of what he did to him.”But in the end, karma is a bitch,” Draper adds.


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Offseason Happenings

Hockey Now’s Sam Carchidi believes it makes a lot of sense for free agent Claude Giroux to head to the Ottawa Senators this summer. Also, the Flyers interviewed St. Louis Blues coach assistant Jim Montgomery for their vacant head coaching job. Montgomery is a former Dallas Stars head coach.

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Boston: David Pastrnak scores a hat trick against Bruins teammate Jeremy Swayman. As a result, Czechia was able to win the bronze medal at World Championships.

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Colorado:  Firstly, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tyson Barrie says about good friend Nathan MacKinnon: “Nothing we can’t handle.”  Secondly, Barrie also had glowing praise for the Avalanche superstar.

Florida:  This offseason will be incredibly busy for Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito.

Montreal: Habs prospect Sean Farrell looked impressive for Team USA at the World Championships.