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MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31:  Dylan Larkin #21 of Team United States celebrates his goal in a preliminary round game during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship against Team Canada at the Bell Centre on December 31, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Dylan Larkin Elects to Go Pro

The coveted 18-year old Waterford native has chosen to forgo his NCAA eligibility for the AHL. Expect announcement Dylan Larkin leaving @umichhockey for Detroit Red Wings and will be available for Grand Rapids series vs Utica. #TSN — Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) May 21, 2015 The announcement comes after a season that was one to remember for the 15th overall selection…


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Mike Babcock: Leafs Finally Attract A Big Free Agent

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Mike Babcock sweepstakes. Now what’s left to be seen is what that means for the organization going forward.


ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings looks on during the game against the Minnesota Wild on March 22, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

REPORT: Mike Babcock Signs With Toronto

Mike Babcock, the most coveted free agent coach this NHL off-season, had decided to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, after months of rumors about whether he would remain as coach of the Red Wings after his contract expired at the end of the season. After they were all but ruled out as a contender on Tuesday, the Darren Dreger (among many…


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Report: Todd McLellan to be announced as Oilers Head Coach

It didn’t take long for Todd McLellan to find work after leaving the San Jose Sharks. He took a short time out to lead Team Canada to the gold medal at the World Hockey Championships, and now McLellan has been hired by the Edmonton Oilers as their new head coach.  Sportsnet is reporting that the details are done, and the…


KELOWNA, CANADA - MAY 1: Dominic Turgeon #23 of Portland Winterhawks skates against the Kelowna Rockets on May 1, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Wings Sign Dominic Turgeon to Three-Year ELC

“We wanted him and he’s got good bloodlines (his father, Pierre, played in the NHL). He’s got great hockey sense. He played on a team where he kind of got moved back because of a lot of older and high-skilled guys who are moving on now. He’s going to inherit a little bit of a bigger role next year and…


DETROIT, MI - APRIL 27:  Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his second period goal with Pavel Datsyuk #13 and Niklas Kronwall #55 while playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Season Recap: Detroit Red Wings

“I thought our team played so hard. I felt terrible, as bad as I’ve felt as a Red Wings coach after the loss in Tampa and yesterday.” – Mike Babcock It’s been more than a week since the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, failing to get out of the first round for the third time…


TAMPA, FL - APRIL 29: Anton Stralman #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his empty-net goal with Victor Hedman #77 against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 29, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Red Wings VS Lightning

As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series. In the first installment, we take a look at the matchups in five categories: Offense, defense, goaltending, coaching and special teams. We also run down the players to look out for and give our final assessment on how the series will pan out….


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