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The Daily: Marchand Trolls Detroit; Ex-Red Wing Finds Coaching Style



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What did Detroit ever do to Brad Marchand?

You might wonder that after reading popular ESPN writer Greg Wyshynski’s entertaining interview with the saucy Boston Bruins forward. It was published Wednesday.

Wyshynski asked Marchand directly whether NHL All-Star games should be awarded to cities where players want to go.

Interview Excerpt

Question: The last two All-Star Games were in Las Vegas and South Florida and were well-attended by players. Should the NHL just keep that event in locations where players want to spend their breaks?

Marchand: Listen, I was just kind of playing around. Everyone gets a little sensitive on social media. It’s a huge problem in society, but we won’t get into that. Seattle actually has beautiful views. Edmonton has phenomenal hunting, so I love Edmonton. And then Detroit is … you know, suspect.

The All-Star Game is trending in the wrong direction. Guys want to be in spots that are enjoyable to be in. They want to be in nice cities or warm cities. It’s a long season. The game itself is a small portion of that weekend. You want to be able to enjoy it a bit. When everyone else is going on trips and enjoying themselves during the break, you don’t want to be stuck in Edmonton when it’s minus-30 or in Detroit. You want to be able to enjoy it.

It was a joke a little bit, but it’s true. If you want the big superstars to go every year and want to be part of it, then you should put in places where they actually want to be and are going to enjoy it. But that’s not for me to decide. I’ll probably be out of the league by then anyway. So I’m not really too worried about it.

To get the full context, you have to read the article. It discusses why Marchand doesn’t mind shaking the tree a bit on social media.

The Red Wings and Bruins play twice this weekend.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Dominik Kubalik scored the game-winner for the Red Wings against his former Chicago Blackhawks team.

Robby Fabbri suffered a lower body injury Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings will know more about the injury today after he is reevaluated.

The Red Wings had to erase a two-goal deficit to down the Blackhawks and end a six-game losing streak.

Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (29-26-9) are on the road Saturday to face the Boston Bruins. This will be the Red Wings’ first game against Tyler Bertuzzi since he was traded to the NHL’s No. 1 team. Bertuzzi has played one game and had an assist playing on the Bruins’ third line with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Bruins forward prospect involved in a bloody AHL fight. Boston Bruins.

Colorado: The Avalanche have some concern over the Gabriel Landeskog’s long-term healthy Colorado Avalanche.

Florida: The Florida Panthers‘ playoff hopes really come down to Sergei Bobrovsky’s play in net.

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Montreal:  The Canadiens could have multiple options to trade defenseman Joel Edmundson during the offseason. Montreal Canadiens. 

New York: Stefen Rosner writes about former Red Wings player Lane Lambert finding his coaching style during the New York Islanders’ push to make the playoffs.

Philadelphia: Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier was a unanimous selection to Hockey East’s All-Rookie team. He’s had an impressive season at Boston College. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Was shuffling the defensive pairings key to the come-from-behind win against the Columbus Blue Jackets? Dave Molinari explores this question. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington: Conor Sheary signed a new deal to stay with the Capitals. But he talked about the anxiety he felt on NHL trade deadline day, calling it  “the longest 12 hours of my life.” Washington Capitals