Shaved Ice – April 9

Happy Tuesday, everybody.

Helene St. James of the Free Press points out that the demands of the shortened NHL season have the Red Wings’ playoff hopes in serious jeopardy. Are you prepared to see Hockeytown’s 21-year playoff streak come to an end? Sure hope it doesn’t.

Ryan Kesler played in his first game since breaking his foot, and didn’t do too much – just scored the game-winning goal. The Livonia native is our Michi-gamer of the night.

Have you seen our coverage of the Winter Classic announcement?

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs debuted the jerseys they will wear during both the Alumni Showdown at Comerica Park and the NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. (Jen Hefner/MiHockey)

 

We caught up with Dan DeKeyser on Sunday – click here to see what the former Western Michigan Bronco had to say about his whirlwind first weekend as a pro hockey player.

Four Michigan natives have been selected to represent the U.S. in the Under-18 Worlds in Sochi, Russia that starts in 10 days. Maybe we should say five, since J.T. Compher grew up in Ill. and will be joining the Wolverines next fall.

If today’s moving by a little slow for you, and you need a pick-me-up, here’s 22 minutes of Datsyuk highlights. You’re welcome.

USA vs. Canada tonight in the Women’s World Championships. No Michigan natives on the women’s team, but hey, it’s America. Go get ‘em, girls.

NHLers playing in the Olympics next year is starting to get political – Canada’s Prime Minister is urging Gary Bettman to let his players go overseas.

Rick Nash shows the Leafs how to properly drive to the net.

Here’s a playoff primer from NHL.com in case you haven’t been following along very closely.

Our photo gallery from Sunday’s Red Wings vs. Blues game.

We’ll see you around at some point.